Thyroid Health

Hypothyroid Symptoms

Hypothyroidism is the medical term for a sluggish thyroid. It can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including: Severe fatigue, loss of energy Weight gain, difficulty losing weight Depression and depressed mood Joint and muscle pain, headaches Dry skin, brittle nails Brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss Irregular periods, PMS symptoms Breast milk formation […]

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Alternative Hypothyroidism Treatment

Traditional medicine is great for treating serious disease, but often these practitioners aren’t looking at the whole picture.  Alternative practitioners, like those of us in functional medicine, try to resolve the underlying causes of poor health rather than simply treating symptoms. In our experience, alternative hypothyroidism treatment can often reverse suboptimal thyroid function well before […]

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thyroid questions

Thyroid and Hypothyroidism: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have unanswered thyroid questions? Let’s cover some frequently asked questions I hear in my clinic about thyroid and hypothyroidism. Common Thyroid Questions Here are some answers to common concerns about problems related to your thyroid, including hypothyroidism. If my thyroid was enlarged, could I feel it? Where is my thyroid? The thyroid is […]

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natural thyroid solutions

Natural Thyroid Solutions – Hypothyroidism Treatment

Isn’t it frustrating how often the first course of action suggested to treat troublesome symptoms is prescription medication? Sometimes, conventional health care practitioners present it as the only option. But that’s simply not the case, especially when addressing thyroid imbalances. Most recent studies show how plants, herbs and minerals can help strengthen our thyroid health. Additionally, the […]

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goitrogenic foods and thyroid health

Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Health – How to Eat Without Worrying About Thyroid Health

Have you heard that if you have hypothyroidism you should avoid soy, broccoli, peanuts, strawberries, or other vegetables you love? If so, you aren’t alone. My patients with hypothyroidism often ask questions about stories they have heard in the news or read online about the effects of certain foods on their thyroid health. The message […]

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iodine deficiency and thyroid health in women

Iodine Deficiency and Thyroid Health in Women

Everyone has heard of iodine, but what if we were asked to define iodine’s role in human health? We might either think of it as merely an added ingredient to table salt (though many people don’t know exactly why), or as the bright orange tincture used by our parents to disinfect our childhood cuts and […]

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