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 …

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 …

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 …

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 overcome your condition is to address the causes first. Enter functional medicine. Utilizing the functional medicine …

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 …