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Thyroid Disease and MTHFR: How a Gene Mutation Can Affect Thyroid Function

Genes are bundles of information that are passed down through parents to their offspring. Numerous attributes such as eye and hair color, height, and skin tone are determined by our genes. Recent research suggests that genes may even influence the …

How Mold Can Trigger Hashimoto’s

The body’s immune system is a highly integrated and influential regulator of wellness. As such, disruption of the immune system can result in widespread dysfunction and the development of serious health issues. One of particular note is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. There …

How Zinc Deficiency Affects Hashimoto’s

The thyroid is a small but highly influential organ effecting many bodily processes. As such, dysregulation of the thyroid can cause a notable decline in wellness. One of the most common sources of thyroid disruption is an autoimmune condition called …

What I Wish People Understood About Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is one of the most influential organs in our entire body. Unsurprisingly, dysfunction and diseases of the thyroid, specifically hypothyroidism, can cause serious disruption while also triggering a notable decline in overall wellness. Unfortunately, despite its significant effect …

Is Exposure to Mercury the Cause of Your Hashimoto’s?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disorder that can have a significant effect on overall wellness. The development of Hashimoto’s is influenced by many factors. Recently, it was discovered that exposure to mercury also may be a significant contributor. Unfortunately, …

Is there a Connection Between Histamine and Hashimoto’s?

At first glance, the immune system and thyroid disease may not seem to have much in common. However, research suggests that an important element of immune activity, histamine, and a thyroid condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis may be related. What is …

Thyroid Awareness Month: What is it and Why is it Important?

The thyroid gland is a critical part of a person’s overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, many people – including doctors – are still greatly misinformed about proper testing, diagnosis, and treatment of thyroid disease. January, also deemed Thyroid Awareness Month, …

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Thyroid Patients + Tips on Keeping Them

Originally Posted December 2017Updated December 2019 New Year’s provides many opportunities for betterment and reinvention, and health is often a central component of our New Year’s resolutions. For those of us with a thyroid condition, striving for better health may …

How Weather Changes Affect Your Thyroid + 5 Cold Weather Tips

The lower temperatures felt in the winter months can be a source of contention among people. Some look forward to the opportunity to bundle up while others loathe the coming chill. Regardless of your feelings on the matter, a dip …

Tips for Taking Care of Yourself (and Your Thyroid) During the Holidays

Originally Posted December 2018Updated December 2019 Many responsibilities such as work events, social gatherings, time with the family, travel, and shopping make demands on our time as we move through the holidays. Unfortunately, many people neglect or overlook the most …