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...]

Six Surprising Facts About High Thyroid Antibodies

Conventional medicine commonly ignores thyroid antibodies and most doctors don’t check for them routinely even if a thyroid disease is suspected.  However, high thyroid antibodies are a valuable indicator for autoimmune thyroid conditions and help to make a proper diagnosis of both Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease. The main reason why the test for thyroid antibodies is not ordered as often as it should be lies in the treatment approach to hypothyroidism.  According to conventional medicine, … [Read more...]

5 Crucial Mistakes ALL Women With Thyroid Problems Make

Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Hugh White Are you sure that your thyroid problem is properly diagnosed and treated? Unfortunately, the reality is that most people struggle to get diagnosed, are not adequately treated and continue to have multiple hypothyroid symptoms having normal lab test results. There are 5 most crucial mistakes patients and their doctors make when dealing with thyroid disease. You CAN avoid them by learning … [Read more...]

Are You Depressed? Here Is Why It Could Be Your Thyroid

Depression is the most common condition seen in general medical practice. About 10% of people experience depression over a lifetime. Studies show that up to 50% of patients with depression have a physical disorder that is either a direct cause of their depression or a major contributing factor. Successful treatment of the underlying medical condition can bring relief of depression most of the time. Despite this fact, if the medical history does not reveal any obvious cause of depression … [Read more...]

Why Thyroid Patients Should Care About Candida Overgrowth?

Candida is a natural organism that can be found in everyone's gastrointestinal tract. It becomes a problem when it overgrows and progresses to a systemic yeast infection that is also known as candidiasis and affects many organs at the same time. When candida cells excessively multiply it can cause a chronic or recurrent yeast infection. Candida Albicans is responsible for the majority of Candida infections. Symptoms of candida infection in women can be silent or evident and vary from person … [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. [Tweet "#Thyroid related #insomnia occurs more frequently in women than men"] Insomnia is closely … [Read more...]

9 Natural Ways to Improve Sleep and Get Back to Sleeping Like a Baby

Guest Post by Karen Brimeyer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner Are you surprised to learn that there are 84 classifications of sleep disorders? I sure am. In fact, there are over 42 million people suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. But you might be even more surprised to find that the majority of those people are also unknowingly suffering from Leaky Gut. If you want to learn how to improve sleep, read on. You may think that your lack of sleep is no big deal … [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...]

Are you at risk for thyroid eye disease?

Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder and is also known as thyroid associated ophthalmopathy, Grave’s ophtalmopathy or orbitopathy. It is the most common condition that affects the soft tissue and muscles around the eye orbits and generally occurs together with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). Risk factors Thyroid disease. Between 25 and 50% of patients with Grave’s disease in addition to hyperthyroidism also have thyroid eye disease. However, 10% of patients … [Read more...]

Corn Gluten Causes Damage in Patients With Celiac Disease

A Guest Post by Dr. Peter Osborn, D.C., D.A.C.B.N and an Author of the book Truth About Gluten: Why over 90% of gluten-free diets fail A 2005 Study published in the journal Gut identified that corn gluten caused  an inflammatory reaction in patients with celiac disease. There have been a  number of research studies pointing out the detrimental effect that corn gluten  plays in those with gluten intolerance. Corn is a grain. Corn has gluten. Many believe that corn gluten does not  induce … [Read more...]

Are you in pain? What low thyroid, fibromyalgia and trigger points have in common

According to pain clinics, most common everyday aches and pains are caused by small contraction knots in the muscle tissue called myofascial trigger points. Pain is often misdiagnosed because the referred pain from the trigger points mimics the symptoms of many common diseases and conditions including hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia. Trigger points are known to cause: Dizziness, imbalance, nausea, headaches, migraines Neck and jaw pain Low back pain, scoliosis Tennis elbow and … [Read more...]

Embarrassed Or in Denial? 5 Signs of Dysbiosis

Guets Post by Karen Brimayer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner You try to eat healthy but are still struggling with dysbiosis? Do you still get the feeling that something is still not quite right? Are you tired of dealing with the embarrassing sounds and smells? Do you feel like you're always tired no matter what you eat? I feel your pain because I have suffered from dysbiosis before myself and so have just about all of my clients. Sure, no one wants to talk about … [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...]

Leaky Gut and Your Chronic Health Symptoms and Conditions – Back to the Basics

Guest Post by Karen Brimeyer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner One thing is for sure, everyone wants to be healthy. But there are millions of people suffering from Leaky Gut and the vast majority doesn't even know it. So what can you do for your gut health? First of all, let's get one thing straight. Poor health, diseases, conditions, and symptoms (you name it) occur because of one fundamental rule is broken. The body has fallen out of balance. So it only makes … [Read more...]

Autoimmune Disease – 3 Secret Blood Tests

This is a guest post from Dr. Brady Hurst, Clinic Director at True Health Labs Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system attacks healthy tissue. These diseases are quickly becoming a major global health problem. The top 10 that are most common in the United States are: Hashimoto's Disease (Hypothyroidism) Graves' Disease (Hyperthyroidism) Rheumatoid Arthritis (Joints) Lupus (Multiple tissues) Sjogren's Syndrome (Eyes, Skin, and Mouth) Celiac Disease (Gut) Psoriasis (Skin … [Read more...]