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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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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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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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 by cutting…

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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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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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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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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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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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