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...]

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...]

4 Hypothyroid Symptoms – One Solution And Why 99% Of Doctors Treat It Wrong

Did you know that insomnia, food cravings, fatigue and inability to stick long-term with low carb no sugar diets are the most common effects of hypothyroidism? I am not surprised because I struggled with all of them too until I discovered that all these four major hypothyroid symptoms can be resolved by correcting one underlying problem. The number one root cause of all these symptoms is much deeper than you may think and 99% of doctors and practitioners focus on the wrong thing when they … [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...]

Why Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss In Women?

One of the most common complaints I hear from women with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's is hair loss. Thinning hair, bald patches and hair loss can be devastating because they not only affect how we look but also how we feel. 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, hair problems are not only a cosmetic issue that makes … [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...]

3 Facts About Thyroid Cancer All Women Need To Know

Thyroid cancer in women is a difficult subject to talk about because cancer is very emotional. It is a battle of your body and spirit that triggers mixed emotions of fear, denial and despair. A diagnosis always comes unexpectedly, however it doesn't mean that thyroid cancer has suddenly developed. It means that you were living with it for some time without even knowing you have it and now your whole world has changed. All patients who get a diagnosis of thyroid cancer are shocked and there … [Read more...]

5 Special Lab Tests For Hypothyroidism

This is a guest post from Dr. Brady Hurst, Clinic Director at True Health Labs Today’s medical standards give little hope for people with hypothyroidism. For those of you with thyroid issues who have gone through the healthcare system, your experience may have gone something like this: Feelings of chronic fatigue and weight gain. The healthcare “expert” tests only for TSH (hormone released from your pituitary gland to tell your thyroid to work harder) and maybe T4 (the primary … [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...]

Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal Thyroid Story

I don't really talk about this very often, because it's pretty painful for me to revisit this time and think about it today... ...but about 11 years ago right after my second sinus surgery I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease. Finally, there was an explanation to my weight gain, fatigue and lack of energy. [Tweet "Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal #Thyroid Story"] While this was just the beginning of my healing journey, at the same time I found … [Read more...]

8 Out-Of-The-Box Tips How Not Forget To Take Your Thyroid Medication

Most people with hypothyroidism have to take a prescription medication to replace missing thyroid hormones. It is usually taken in the morning up to one hour before breakfast. However, the problem is that memory issues are one of the hypothyroid symptoms and some patients often just forget to take their meds. It gets even more complicated if you have to take more than one drug at a different time of the day. For example, Synthroid in the morning and Cytomel divided in 2-3 doses throughout the … [Read more...]

Guess What? Supplement Resistant Anemia Is Curable

According to one recent study: 43% of people with hypothyroidism have it. 39% of people with subclinical hypothyroidism have it. Other studies found out that up to 73.2% of people with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease have it. In fact, anemia is often a first sign that a person has a low thyroid function. So what are the chances that you as a thyroid patient may have it too? Pretty high… And yet most people are unaware that anemia affects their energy, memory, … [Read more...]

This Is Making Thyroid Patients Sicker Every Single Day

...and you are one of them if you have Hashimoto's, Graves any other autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia or digestive issues. If you follow my blog for some time you know that I am not a big proponent of Paleo diet and Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. The reason is simple... While it may be helpful to some people Autoimmune Paleo Protocol didn't work for me Here is why: ▪ I failed to heal my intestine because a restrictive diet alone wasn't enough for me to repair the … [Read more...]