Low Thyroid

Simple Thyroid Testing You Can Do at Home

…weight gain. And now I’d like to tell about thyroid testing to determine if you have low thyroid function. The gold standard for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is the thyrotropin test, highly sensitive thyroid testing that measures blood levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This pituitary hormone…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…body composition, especially when taken in conjunction with exercise and a low-carbohydrate diet. However, there’s no compelling evidence that coconut oil will help you lose weight. As for its ability to improve thyroid function, protect against osteoporosis and cancer, dissolve kidney stones, relieve…

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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, and…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

…the foods I wanted. Within six months, my blood sugar was in the low hundreds, and I had hormones. I feel better than I have in many years. I am still working with my doctor to balance my hormones, weight loss is slow but with my thyroid getting encouraged, I continue to lose weight. Thank you!” If…

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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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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

Low thyroid function (hypothyroidismh or underactive thyroid) is surprisingly common, affecting about one in eight women from 35 to 65 years of age, and one in five women older than 65. Not many people spend time thinking about their thyroid gland, but if you have unexplained weight gain or fatigue,…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…meat are also okay. Brittle nails may also be caused by low levels of biotin. Fortunately, 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…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…for fibromyalgia dramatically 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…

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Treatments for Depression

…millions of people have “static” in these electrical impulses that can lead to anxiety, depression, and a whole host of problems. That’s where low-dose Dilantin comes in. Its effects on the nervous system can be likened to fine-tuning a radio. If you’re getting static—you can hear the music…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…released by the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 9 million adults in the United States have osteoporosis and more than 48 million have low bone mass. While some loss of bone density is normal with aging, there are also factors that threaten bone health, speeding mineral loss from the bones…

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