Thyroid

7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

…patients are asking their doctors to check their thyroid hormones, which means awareness of thyroid issues has gained some momentum. This is good news since up to 10 percent of Americans—tens of millions of people—are affected by thyroid problems. The bad news is that half of them are…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…natural thyroid hormone. Most conventional doctors use the synthetic thyroid hormone Synthroid to treat low thyroid function. I never prescribe Synthroid to my patients with low thyroid function for one simple reason: Synthroid contains only T4, and T4 is not the only hormone produced by the thyroid

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Success Stories From Health & Healing Subscribers

…scoffed at the idea that low thyroid, which she had read about in Health & Healing, might be a factor. Convinced that her thyroid was at the root of her symptoms, Marlene found a new doctor. He took her off her cholesterol drug and started her on low-dose natural thyroid, niacin, antioxidants,…

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Help for Hair Loss

…place. Thinning hair is a hallmark symptom of hypothyroidism, so I suggest you start by having your thyroid hormones checked and, if levels are low, request a prescription for natural (Armour) thyroid. Other bioidentical hormones may also be beneficial. Natural estrogen and progesterone help balance…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…there’s an easy fix: Biotin supplementation (300 mcg per day) has been shown to increase nail thickness. Extreme nail brittleness may denote thyroid disease and should be evaluated by a doctor. * A burning sensation over your tongue, lips, or entire mouth (called burning mouth syndrome), may…

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Simple Steps for Boosting Metabolism

…three times daily, before meals. * Check Your Thyroid: If you are following a healthy diet and exercise plan, using the metabolism boosters mentioned above, and still not losing weight, you may need to take a look at your thyroid function. If you exhibit other symptoms of…

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Natural Treatments for COPD

…The suggested dose of SSKI is 3–6 drops in water 2–3 times a day. Be aware that continuous use of SSKI requires periodic monitoring of thyroid hormones. Mucolytics are even more promising when it comes to treating COPD. In fact, research suggests that they should be a first-line therapy.…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…improves symptoms. * Measure hormone levels. Women of pre- and postmenopausal age are low not only in estrogen and progesterone but oftentimes in thyroid and adrenal hormones. Addressing hormonal deficiencies has profound effects on a wide range of symptoms. * Re-energize patients with coenzyme Q10…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

…normal. Judy lost 70 pounds over two years by following a sensible diet, walking four miles a day, and getting her thyroid problems under control by supplementing with natural thyroid. She reports improvements in joint pain, hair loss, mood, and digestion. Ryan, 22, lost 60 pounds in 2½ years…

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Treatments for Depression

…are powerful stress busters. At the clinic, we look for and treat underlying conditions that may be linked with depression, such as imbalances in thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones; heavy metal toxicity; food allergies; insomnia and sleep apnea; and nutritional deficiencies. Pain and other health…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…nutritional deficiencies, inadequate exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver, or pancreas. Although some of these factors are beyond your control, there are measures you can take to promote…

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