3 Thyroid Related Causes Of Low Back Pain You Need To Know

The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be quite varied from person to person; some may even seem unrelated to thyroid problems and therefore dismissed as irrelevant. However, if a connection to the thyroid is overlooked, any treatment with medication can be ineffective. Many thyroid patients do not realize that the persistent low back pain may be related to hypothyroidism. Often, it becomes chronic because the source of the pain has not been correctly identified. To know how to deal with low … [Read more...]

Should You Quit Sugar If You Are Hypothyroid?

You love it. You crave it. You can’t live without it. A meal feels incomplete without it. It keeps you going. You keep a secret stash of it in your drawer. You feel jittery and moody without it. Sugar. What if you learned that your best friend is the most deceptive, brutal and uncompromising foe? What if you discovered that it kills you? Slowly. What if you made the connection that it is the underlying reason for many of your medical problems? What if you are addicted to … [Read more...]

How Estrogen Dominance Can Ruin Your Thyroid Health

In the medical world high estrogen levels refer to the estrogen dominance which is a condition where the amount of estrogen is not balanced by a sufficient amount of progesterone. Estrogen is a "female" hormone that occurs naturally in both men and women. There are three major types of estrogen: estradiol, estrone and estriol that are produced in the proportion 15/15/70 by the woman’s body. All three hormones are necessary for optimal health, however high levels of estrogen can cause many … [Read more...]

How To Get Back Your Thyroid Health (And Much More)

Exclusive Interview with Magdalena Wszelaki, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Founder of the Thyroid Diet Coach, where she answers YOUR questions. Part 2 Today it is all about thyroid health and hair loss, hormones, fertility, menopause, contraception, associated health conditions, and how to find a doctor that will actually help you to recover from Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism. Magdalena shares a lot of practical tips and gives an exclusive discount to the Outsmart Disease … [Read more...]

Does Autoimmune Disease Put Your Fertility And Pregnancy At Risk?

There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases that can affect almost every organ and tissue in the human body. The nerves, muscles, endocrine glands, gastrointestinal tract and connective tissue can be damaged or destroyed as a result of the autoimmune attack. About 75% of autoimmune conditions affect women most frequently during the childbearing years and can interfere with their fertility and ability to have children. Research studies show that fertility is reduced even before clinical … [Read more...]

A Little-Known Factor That Contributes To Weight Gain

Water retention is an accumulation of excess fluid in the body tissues and is one of little-known factors that contributes to weight gain. What many people don't know is that fluid retention is a common symptom of low thyroid function. In hypothyroid patients fluids have a tendency to accumulate in the feet, ankles, hands, wrist, fingers, face and abdomen and it can be severe. The typical manifestations and signs are puffy eyes and face, swollen hands and legs as well as weight gain due to the … [Read more...]

The Thyroid Adrenal Pancreas Connection

A guest post by Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, D.C., D.A.B.C.I. A Functional Medicine Practitioner and Author of the book The Thyroid Alternative: Renew Your Thyroid Naturally The Thyroid-Adrenal-Pancreas Axis In addition to gastrointestinal and blood sugar disorders, adrenal gland dysfunction is the most commonly seen imbalance in today's society. Adrenal gland imbalances are also one of the major factors that cause thyroid hormone imbalance. Stress from work, relationships, electronics, poor diet … [Read more...]

Thyroid Disease And Other Causes Of Insomnia In Women

Sleep disturbance or insomnia is a common disorder when women have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or both. After headaches and colds it ranks third as the most common complaint in the doctor's office. One out of 8 people seeks professional assistance for chronic insomnia at least once in their life time. Between 49% and 69% of people reported to have occasional sleep disturbances. Insomnia occur more frequently in women than men. Insomnia is closely connected to thyroid disorders, … [Read more...]

Thyroid And Liver Detoxification Connection

This is a guest post by Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, D.C., D.A.B.C.I. A Functional Medicine Practitioner and Author of the book The Thyroid Alternative: Renew Your Thyroid Naturally The Liver and Detoxification The liver is an extremely complex organ that is involved in multiple immune and metabolic processes. If the liver is not detoxifying optimally, it will be virtually impossible to have success with treatment of any disease including low thyroid and  hormone imbalances. Unfortunately, many … [Read more...]

How to Recover from Fibromyalgia by Overcoming Hidden Thyroid Hormone Resistance

This post is dedicated to a well-known expert in the field of thyroidology and fibromyalgia Dr. John C. Lowe who suddenly died on January 9, 2012 due to complications following a head injury Dr. John C. Lowe was a leading expert on the natural treatments for thyroid disease. He was first to introduce a simple but very effective treatment for fibromyalgia by using T3 thyroid hormone. Dr. Lowe got interested in the thyroid disease about 25 years ago when he was researching and using a … [Read more...]

4 Keys To Successful Weight Loss With Hypothyroidism

Many women who have hypothyroidism gain weight and have difficulties to shred these stubborn pounds despite taking thyroid medication, diet modifications and regular exercise. The main reason why hypothyroid patients cannot lose weight is due to uncorrected or undertreated hormonal imbalances. At hypothyroidism, metabolism slows down all body functions. Many patients who take thyroid medication and have normal lab test results still can experience hypothyroid symptoms including difficulties … [Read more...]

Does hypothyroidism cause hair loss in women?

As many as two thirds of women can experience hair loss during their life time. According to American Academy of Dermatology, about 40% of women have noticeable hair loss when they reach the age of forty. For many, thinning and loss of hair is not only a cosmetic issue that makes them feel unattractive and uncomfortable but is an emotionally stressful situation that can even cause depression. Despite of widespread concerns among women about their hair problems, most doctors don’t take it … [Read more...]

Menopause or thyroid?

Menopause is the transition from reproductive to non-reproductive phase which refers to the natural part of the aging and is a normal life stage of every woman. However, there is a large individual variation and each woman experiences menopause in a different way. One woman may go smoothly through these hormonal changes, while another can suffer with many debilitating symptoms until she receives proper treatment. Stages of menopause Perimenopause is a transitional period from a normal to … [Read more...]

Hormonal Imbalances In Young Women And How To Fix It

More and more women experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances years ahead of menopause in their mid-thirties. The common health issues are fatigue, night sweats, insomnia, painful periods, low libido, migraine, infertility, mood swings and weight gain. Most of these complaints are in fact, estrogen dominance symptoms when the action of estrogen is not compensated by sufficient amounts of progesterone. Both hormones estrogen and progesterone are necessary for optimal health. Estrogen is a … [Read more...]

PCOS in women with Hashimoto’s disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Stein-Leventhal syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder that affects 6 to 12% of women of reproductive age. The clinical manifestation of PCOS varies from mild menstrual abnormalities to severe disturbances in reproductive function and metabolism. Women with PCOS have altered metabolism of estrogen and androgenic hormones such as testosterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS). The vast majority of women with PCOS have severe … [Read more...]

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