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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Thyroid Treatment – 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 …