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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Simple Thyroid Testing You Can Do at Home

…and secretion of thyroid hormones. When thyroid function is low, levels of TSH are abnormally high. Ask your doctor for this thyroid function test if you are experiencing the symptoms of low thyroid we went over last week. Thyroid Testing at Home Blood tests for thyroid aren’t the only…

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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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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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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…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 symptoms of peptic ulcers, colitis, gallbladder disease, and…

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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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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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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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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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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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Commonly Overlooked Causes of Chronic Exhaustion

…Chronic Fatigue? * Low thyroid function: Your metabolic rate is controlled by thyroid hormones, the most important being triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Suboptimal levels of thyroid hormones are extremely common, particularly among older women. Blood test and thyroid replacement drug…

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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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