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The Important Role of Iodine in Treating Hypothyroidism

Thyroid disease, particularly hypothyroidism, is an increasingly common problem in the United States. It is estimated that nearly 4.6 percent of Americans (about five out of every hundred) have some degree of hypothyroidism. This is accompanied by an expectation that …

Can Hypothyroidism Cause Water Retention and Edema?

Water is an essential part of healthy bodily function. In fact, up to 70 percent of the human body is composed of water. It is found in bones, blood, organs, muscles, and many other cells and tissues throughout. However, even …

Is There a Connection Between Headaches and Thyroid Dysfunction?

Recurrent pain of any sort can be a hindrance to everyday life and well-being. However, headaches and migraines tend to be particularly disruptive. The occurrence of head pain is exceptionally common with nearly 90 percent of the population have occasional …

What Are Optimal Thyroid Levels?

There is a serious misconception in the medical community regarding thyroid testing and treatment practices. Many medical professionals including endocrinologists incorrectly believe that the standard thyroid testing protocol provides an accurate view of thyroid function. In reality, the current practice …

Can Thyroid Dysfunction Cause Depression and Anxiety?

Mental health is a growing concern in the United States. Reports state that annually an estimated 19 million adults in America suffer from depression and over 300 million worldwide. Some argue that the increasing number of societal stressors are to …

Is Coffee Harming Your Thyroid?

Coffee has become exceptionally prolific throughout the United States. For many, the addictive and energizing beverage is an essential part of their morning routine. Most regard this habit as harmless. However, thyroid patients who drink coffee may be inadvertently harming …

Is Your Diet Sabotaging Your Thyroid and Metabolism?

Diet is one of the most influential factors of individual wellness. Unfortunately, dieting can sometimes feel like a pointless and frustrating practice. Many individuals who employ aggressive, overly-restrictive diets experience a quick shedding of pounds only to soon return to …

50 Motivational Quotes for Thyroid Patients

As is the case with most chronic illnesses, thyroid disease has long-lasting and potentially indefinite implications regarding overall wellness. Daily challenges such as managing of symptoms, optimizing treatment, and enacting new lifestyle habits makes thyroid disease particularly draining. Worse still, …

How Your Feet Can Give You Clues to Your Thyroid Health

Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition that effects nearly 12 percent of Americans at some point during their lifetime. Despite its prevalence, it is estimated that upwards of 60 percent of those with hypothyroidism are not aware of their condition. Although …

Can Following a Thyroid Diet Help Heal Hashimoto’s?

The immune system plays an essential role in our overall wellness and influences virtually every system in the body. As such, immune disorders, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, have the potential of causing widespread bodily dysfunction. Conventional treatment of Hashimoto’s typically …