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 …

Thyroid Issues? Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables contain a variety of chemicals classified as glucosinolates as well as sulforaphane, a phytochemical metabolite thought to be responsible for all the wonderful benefits attributed to the cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables include the following: A recent large cohort study of over 88,000 participants showed a clear relationship between increased intake of cruciferous vegetables and a decrease in deaths …

The Low-Carb, Low-Thyroid Connection

By the time my thyroid patients come to me, they’ve usually already jumped on the low-carb bandwagon. I have no problem with this; low-carb diets can be a helpful way to lose weight and reduce thyroid-related complications like obesity and cardiovascular disease. If you’re unfamiliar with the low-carb diet, it seeks to get rid of carbs and put protein and …

Is Your Thyroid Making You a Debbie Downer?

I’m not usually one to get caught up in celebrity gossip, but the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a headline about a celeb who has been battling a serious thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders? Autoimmunity? I’m in. Long story short, this woman developed hyperthyroidism after having a baby. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid disorder, which is also known as …

The 6 Powerful Ways to Fix Your Thyroid by Healing Your Gut

If you suffer from low thyroid, chances are you have gut damage. While conventional doctors overlook this contribution to the thyroid, the research is clear that over 90% of low thyroid sufferers have the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s. This ignored aspect of the disease is one major reason why so many people cannot fully recover. Healing digestion from the ground up …

Four Causes of Thyroid Damage You Might’ve Missed

Receiving a diagnosis and understanding that you have a thyroid problem is one thing, but knowing the root cause of your thyroid condition is another. The only way to reverse your condition is to address the causes first. Enter functional medicine. Utilizing the functional medicine approach to disease treatment will help you uncover what’s really keeping you from becoming healthy. …

Your Thyroid Could Be the Cause of Your Erectile Dysfunction

Do you suffer from thyroid dysfunction as well as erectile dysfunction? There may be more to the story than an unfortunate coincidence. The causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) can come from numerous factors; however, recent studies are finding that your thyroid issues could be affecting your ability to perform. In an article written by Karen Barrow at NBC 7 San …