Five Top Thyroid Supplements Should You Take Them or Not?

Thyroid supplements are generally taken by those who think they have sluggish thyroids, they are gaining weight for no reason or they have self-diagnosed themselves with hypothyroidism. Here we will discuss the most common thyroid supplements and what they are designed to do and why a patient should not take these supplements without a doctor’s or certified nutritionist’s recommendation. Iodine …

Diabetes and the Magnesium Miracle

Low magnesium levels are commonly found in people with diabetes, but little attention is focused on it. Magnesium is an essential mineral necessary for the processing of glucose and glucose communication between cells. It’s status is often overlooked due to a lack of clear cut guidelines on exactly how much magnesium (Mg) is needed for optimal health and a lack …

Therapeutic Applications of Citicoline in Alzheimer Disease

Citicoline is a nucleotide found naturally in every cell in the body and increases a brain chemical called phosphatidylcholine. Citicoline was originally developed in Japan as a pharmaceutical to treat stroke and is used as a prescription medicine in Europe for circulation problems involving the brain and, in the U.S., it is sold as a dietary supplement. Phospholipids such as …

What is Post-Partum Thyroiditis?

Post-partum thyroiditis (PPT) is a condition that affects 10-22%  of women and is often attributed to the “post-partum” blues. It is caused by an inflammation of the thyroid gland that happens shortly after birth of the baby.  It is often not caught by medical professionals and the woman may sink into post-partum depression. The diagnosis is confirmed by the presence …

The Top 6 Immune System Hacks to Prevent Cognitive Decline

The cause of Alzheimer’s has evaded the medical world for decades, but new research suggests we may be on the path to uncovering the source of this devastating disease.  Over the last few years, evidence has been pointing to infections caused by bacteria and virus as the trigger of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline.  These tiny bugs are linking chronic disease …

Why Being Lean Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

A growing number of research studies are pointing to the risks of the “skinny fat”– people who, appearance wise, are at the right body weight but whose organs carry too much visceral fat. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are independent risk measurements performed due to the inverse relationship between waist measurements and cardiac risk regardless of overall BMI. …

Missed or Irregular Menses-8 Reasons Why You May be a Target

Missed or absent periods describe the occurrence when, after a woman has established a regular pattern of menstruation, it stops for 3 months or longer. An absent period can also occur when a woman has not started menstruation by age 16. Irregular periods occur at intervals longer than 38 days or if the duration varies from month to month. Amenorrhea …

Catch the Early Signs of Cognitive Decline and What to Do About it

Mild Cognitive Decline (MCI) is often brushed off as normal signs of aging. MCI is usually not severe enough to trigger a person to look for treatment because it typically doesn’t overtly impact everyday life.  However, MCI should not be overlooked because it can be the beginning of a disease progression that can lead to more severe forms of cognitive …

Thyroid Dysfunction: Focus on Goiter

Simply put, goiter is an enlargement of your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing essential hormones such as T3 and T4, which are important for: Goiters may be simple, endemic, or sporadic. They may also occur with small lumps called nodules, which may be firm or filled with fluid – often harmless, but sometimes malignant. To compensate …

Symptoms Associated with Diabetes & How to Deal with Them

In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the US population has aged and become more overweight. Now, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and of those, 7.1 million are undiagnosed. To add to these alarming statistics are the estimated 33.9% of US adults who had prediabetes in 2015, a …