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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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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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

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 undiagnosed. Why does this matter? Because if your thyroid

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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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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 garlic…

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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 challenges…

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Simple Steps for Boosting Metabolism

…extract, one to 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 hypothyroidism—fatigue…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…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 over your tongue, lips, or entire mouth (called burning mouth syndrome), may be…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…include 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 strong…

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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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5 Easy, Effective Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

…and allows your metabolism to stay engaged. * 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 hypothyroidism—fatigue…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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

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Natural Treatments for COPD

…this day. 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. In…

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