If You Have This Bug You Want To Get Rid Of It

Helicobacter Pylori or short H pylori is one of the most common worldwide human infections. It can be found in your stomach, digestive tract, oral cavities and dental plucks and is considered as a pathogenic infection that is classified as group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Besides causing many digestive disorders Helicobacter pylori is known to be one of environmental triggers of autoimmunity and leading causes of both … [Read more...]

How To Use Vitamin B12 For More Energy When You Are Hypothyroid

Many hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's patients have a hard time to restore their health and energy levels even when they are taking thyroid medication. The truth is that most patients also have other imbalances that come together with thyroid problems and can affect their energy. If you feel constantly tired it may be the result of a vitamin B12 deficiency that is so common in thyroid patients. [Tweet "#Thyroid Tip: How To Use Vitamin B12 For More Energy When Your Are … [Read more...]

10 Good Reasons To Use This Spice For Your Thyroid

Conventional medicine relies heavily on thyroid medication alone to treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease. However, recent research studies confirm that an active component of turmeric called curcuminoids or curcumin can be used to counteract damaging effects of thyroid disease. Curcumin acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent but most importantly it has many thyroid specific benefits for people with Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, goiter and those who undergo radioactive … [Read more...]

5 Anti-Thyroid Side Effects Of Antibiotics You Need To Know

Drugs are not always the answer, especially when it comes to a compromised immune system in people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. Antibiotics have been used for decades as a medication that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. This class of drugs is among the most frequently prescribed medications today. They are useful in the treatment of infections, pneumonia, allergies and skin problems. Thousands of children, adults and animals are being treated with antibiotics every year and … [Read more...]

How To Become Thyroid Symptom-Free

An ultimate goal of any hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's treatment is to become thyroid symptom-free and live a happier healthier life despite thyroid disease. However, I often see that both patients and doctors focus more on the patient's lab test results hoping that optimizing TSH, T4, T3 and other labs will bring desired outcome. In fact, many spend years to find a better brand of thyroid medication, optimize their dose and bring their lab results into the "normal ranges". While this … [Read more...]

Seeking New Plasma Donors With Severe Allergies, Thyroid And Autoimmune Disease

PlasmaLab International is currently seeking new donors who are highly allergic or have an autoimmune disease including Hashimoto’s to participate in their Plasma Donor Programs supporting medical research projects worldwide. Your blood is made up of cellular and liquid portions. The liquid portion is plasma and may be up to 55% of the blood. PlasmaLab International collects plasma which contains disease associated antibodies from people with specific allergic and autoimmune … [Read more...]

A Better Way To Treat Selenium Deficiency In Thyroid Patients

In recent years selenium got more attention as a hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s treatment option because of its involvement in the thyroid hormone pathway and protective role against autoimmune thyroid disease. In fact, selenium concentration is higher in the thyroid gland than in any other organ in the body making it an important factor in thyroid hormone production and metabolism. Many research studies demonstrated benefits of selenium for thyroid health and showed that it can help … [Read more...]

How Thyroid Antibodies Can Give A False Sense Of Hashimoto’s Remission

High thyroid antibodies are commonly used to make a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But are elevated thyroid antibodies a reliable indicator of autoimmune Hashimoto's disease? Recent studies show that in fact, you can have Hashimoto’s disease and test negative for thyroid antibodies. [Tweet "You can have #hashimotos and test negative for #thyroid antibodies"] This finding has two major implications: First, there is an increased risk to miss the … [Read more...]

The High Price Of Olympic Medals: Can Overtraining Cause Hypothyroidism?

The benefits of exercising have been well known, however there is a fine line between training and overtraining. Have you ever wondered how much exercising is too much or what are the consequences of pushing your body beyond the breaking point? Many fitness gurus and health experts may often argue that the human body can never have too much exercise, but the reality is that our bodies too have a limit and crossing it can produce gruesome results. [Tweet "The High Price Of #Olympic Medals: … [Read more...]

Hashimoto’s And Lupus Connection Explained

According to estimates, about 6% of patients with lupus also have hypothyroidism and 1% hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto's disease is the most common form of hypothyroidism in patients with lupus. This finding doesn't come as a surprise because both conditions are autoimmune diseases with a common etiology. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that can target almost any part of the body, especially the joints, lungs, heart, skin, blood, kidneys and brain. [Tweet "#Autoimmune #Hashimotos and … [Read more...]

Don’t Take These Drugs Without Knowing How They May Affect Your Thyroid

Several commonly used drugs can affect thyroid function and interact with thyroid medication. In fact, they are commonly encountered in medical practice because levothyroxine is widely prescribed as are many other of the interacting drugs. If you are taking any type of thyroid medication you must be aware of these interactions and prevent any side effects from occurring. 4 Ways How Drug Interactions Can Affect Your Thyroid 1. Some drugs can trigger a thyroid disease Antibiotics are … [Read more...]

Why Your Thyroid Makes You Lose Your Keys, Your Mind And Your Brain

If you have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's you have likely already experienced in many different ways how they affect your brain and cognitive function. Are you frequently losing everyday items like your keys or gloves or just cannot remember where you put your cell phone or an umbrella? Then you know what I mean... but losing your brain is so scary... [Tweet "Why your #thyroid makes you lose your keys, your mind and your brain"] Poor memory, depression, brain fog, fatigue, low … [Read more...]

How Much Thyroid Damage Can Fluoride Actually Do?

You probably already know how important it is for your thyroid that you drink clean water every day. In many areas in the North America and other parts of the world the water that comes out of your tap is contaminated with harmful heavy metals, fluoride, xenoestrogens, petroleum chemicals, and even traces of prescription drugs that are in the water supply. Unfortunately, buying bottled water can get expensive, but also creates an enormous amount of waste that fills our landfills … [Read more...]

Don’t Cut This Sugar Out Of Your Thyroid Diet

I am not a big supporter of cutting out all sugar from your diet when you are hypothyroid or have Hashimoto’s. Why? It’s simple, your thyroid and body need the right amount and type of sugar to properly function and to heal. One of the proven ways to support your thyroid is to make sure that you use nutrient-dense foods as your main source of energy. While many diets and weight loss programs tell you that sugar makes you gain weight or that the body does not need carbohydrates to be healthy, … [Read more...]

How Your Thyroid Can Send You To The ER

While most people enjoy summer and warm temperatures some of you might find it impossible to feel comfortable in the hot weather. Unfortunately, rising summer temperatures also mean an increase in the number of emergency room visits. Certain health conditions are likely to cause you more symptoms on hotter days and it might be to do with your body’s ability to adapt to the heat and your hormones. Have you ever had heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety or even a panic … [Read more...]