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Health (and Thyroid) Benefits of Pumpkins – They’re More Than Jack-O-Lanterns

Health Benefits and Thyroid Benefits of Pumpkins

October is the time of year where it starts cooling down and we begin looking forward to hearty, home-cooked meals to warm us up. Fortunately, this time of year is also marked with a bounty of tasty treats to satisfy …

What your Endocrinologist Doesn’t Know

Many thyroid patients today report being dissatisfied with their care. They also feel that very often their concerns are dismissed or chalked up things like non-compliance, depression, or not getting enough exercise. A few exact quotes from doctors to hypothyroid …

Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroidism: Is it Hypothyroidism or Hormone Imbalance?

Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroidism

Women suffer from hypothyroid disease at a rate of almost ten times that of men. Though reasons remain unclear, the close link between estrogen and the thyroid is considered a factor. Some doctors suggest many hypothyroid cases are actually the …

Exercising with Thyroid Disease: Breaking the Exercise Barrier

For many thyroid patients, regularly exercising is one of the most challenging and frustrating habits to establish or develop. Unfortunately, without a healthy exercise routine, or regularly being active, one’s metabolism, thyroid, and overall health suffers significantly. The benefits associated …

Thyroid Disease and Gluten: Is There a Connection?

Thyroid disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Popular culture often presents gluten sensitivity and intolerance as a humorous topic. Although there are people who unnecessarily promote their gluten free lifestyle as a source of pride and status, there are many who do actually suffer from gluten sensitivity …

Clearing the Air About Thyroid-Related Brain Fog

Thyroid Disease and Brain Fog

Thinking clearly and effectively allows one to live their lives efficiently and happily. However, if one is constantly plagued by distractions, moodiness, fatigue, and feeling mentally scattered, life becomes a frustrating challenge. In the modern world, it is becoming increasingly …

How to Take Your Thyroid Medication Properly

How to Take Your Thyroid Medication Properly

No matter the formulation, thyroid hormone replacement medications are usually administered through a daily oral pill. Unfortunately, many may not be getting the most out of their medication due to poor practices regarding how their medications are taken. Part of …

The Endless Search: Finding the Right Thyroid Doctor

How to Find a Thyroid Doctor

Locating an effective and knowledgeable physician can seem like an unending quest. It can be particularly difficult for those looking for a doctor that is well acquainted with the thyroid. Many practitioners have a severe lack of understanding regarding thyroid …

Is Your Thyroid the Cause of Your Anxiety?

Anxiety and depression are two conditions that appear to be running rampant in our fast-paced modern world. These debilitating disorders can have long-lasting impact on one’s life both mentally and physically. Often, the two disorders are dismissed and not respected …

Why Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

Treating a thyroid condition usually involves prescribing a thyroid hormone replacement drug. The most common of these is levothyroxine, the generic version of synthetic thyroxine (T4). Unfortunately, most patients require more than simply increased T4 levels to achieve optimal thyroid …