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Life Without a Thyroid

Thyroidectomy - No Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is an important element or one’s overall health. Hormones produced by the thyroid influence nearly every cell in the body. Therefore, this gland impacts one’s metabolism, stress response, brain function, and more. Because the thyroid is responsible …

Hypothyroidism: Men Can Have It, Too!

Hypothyroidism in men

The discussion on thyroid conditions frequently revolves around their impact on women. This is likely because women are roughly five to eight times more likely than men to develop a thyroid condition. However, there is a significant portion of the …

6 Nutrient Deficiencies Common in Thyroid Patients

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Thyroid Patients

Those familiar with thyroid problems are well-acquainted with the complex nature of the associated conditions. Hypothyroidism, one of the most common thyroid conditions in the U.S., is usually treated in a standard fashion. This includes testing various hormone levels and …

Uncovering Selenium Deficiency and Thyroid Health

Selenium Deficiency and Thyroid Health

A renewed interest in selenium has been spurred by the realization that sub-optimal levels, though not considered deficient, can negatively impact health. Perhaps even more compelling are the protective effects found when nutritional levels are slightly higher than recommended. These …

Summer Fun (and Vitamin D) for Your Thyroid

Although, for many of us, summer may no longer mark the end of school and three blissful months of freedom, it does provide a universal benefit. During the summer months, we experience more daylight hours, which provides one greater opportunity …

3 Ways Thyroid Disease Affects Women’s Health

Thyroid disease and women's health

The month of May contains Women’s Health Week, which gives us the opportunity to examine the influence of a frequently overlooked component of women’s health; the thyroid. This small gland located in the neck has an impressive level of influence …

What Can Over Exercising do to Your Thyroid?

Thyroid disease and Over Exercising

It’s widely understood that exercise is an important, if not critical, part of staying healthy. Less understood is that even if one appears to be in good physical health, over exercise or regularly overexerting one’s body causes more harm than …

What is the Adrenal – Thyroid Connection?

Thyroid malfunctions are known to be incredibly challenging to resolve. There are multiple aspects of the dysfunction that contribute to diagnosis and treatment difficulties. Poor testing methods, inadequate action, lack of knowledge, and the nature of the condition itself cause …

Thyroid Disease and Infertility Awareness

The end of April marks Infertility Awareness Week. Because many complex factors are involved in reproduction it takes a great deal of effort to properly diagnose and work through any obstructing conditions. One of the more common instigators of infertility …

Thyroid Health – Understanding Reverse T3

The thyroid is a critical element in one’s overall health. This is because the hormones secreted by the small butterfly-shaped gland interact with every cell in the body and influence their function. A malfunctioning thyroid can lead one to experience …