Marina Gutner, PhD Blog Posts

How To Stop Gut Bacteria From Messing Up Your Thyroid Health

  Your thyroid health depends on your gut or gastrointestinal health. So many people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease struggle with symptoms that are directly related to what is happening in their digestive tract such as intestinal inflammation, leaky gut syndrome, infections, parasites, acid reflux, impaired digestion and constipation. One of the strategies to improve your thyroid and gastrointestinal problems at the same time is to cultivate good gut bacteria or your … [Read more...]

How To Repair Thyroid Induced Hair, Nails And Skin Damage

Any women with thyroid disease knows how devastating thyroid related damage to her skin, nails and hair can be... Hair loss, thinning hair and even baldness and alopecia, dry dull looking skin, premature aging and brittle nails are just some of hypothyroid and Hashimoto's symptoms that can become severe and affect your appearance and confidence. The problem is that even with thyroid treatment and medication these symptoms may improve only partially. So, what should you do? The reason why … [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...]

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...]

How To Exercise With Hypothyroidism When You Are Stacked At Home

Free Report: 3 Most Common Myths About Thyroid And Exercise Debunked Written by Dr. Tom Brimeyer is a Functional medicine practitioner and Thyroid Expert,  who recovered from hypothyroidism and helped thousands of people permanently overcome hypothyroidism. He is an Author of Hypothyroidism Revolution and Hypothyroidism Exercise Revolution programs Introduction This free report reveals 3 most common fitness myths that prevent people who have hypothyroidism from getting in a better physical … [Read more...]

5 Most Powerful Immune-Supporting Ingredients To Use

Many people who have autoimmune and/or thyroid disease contacted me and asked what is the best way to support their immune system right now and increase their resilience to viruses, bacteria and infections. I would like to share with you an important message I got from Dr. Roberson, MD medical doctor at BioTrust that you will find especially helpful if you’re thinking about using Vitamin C to support your immune system during these uncertain times. In a word, DON’T. (At least not by itself...) … [Read more...]

#1 Food To Stock Up On During Quarantine (in stock, ships to your door)

Thousands of events have been canceled; schools, restaurants, bars, and clubs have been closed; and transit systems are at a standstill. Borders have been closed down. And that doesn't even touch the state of grocery stores nationwide... shelves are empty, lines are out the doors with hours of waiting just to get INTO the store, and the little they do have is being rationed. Meat and quality protein sources? Almost non-existent. What Are Alternative Protein Sources? When a … [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...]

Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal Thyroid Story Of Recovery

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 in 2003 which is about 17 years ago now, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease right after my second sinus surgery . Finally, there was an explanation to my weight gain, fatigue, lack of energy and slow recovery after the surgery. [Tweet "Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal #Thyroid Story of Recovery"] While this was … [Read more...]

A Different Approach To Thyroid Cancer

Today I would like to focus your attention on thyroid cancer because it is one aspect of thyroid disease that is often forgotten and patients have a difficult time to find a reliable source of information. For a long time thyroid cancer was in the category of health conditions about which little or nothing was written and many people were suffering more from the lack of support and information about it than from the actual disease itself. Thyroid cancer is an abnormal growth of thyroid … [Read more...]

How To Optimize Your Hypothyroidism Treatment For Weight Loss

Many people with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease struggle with weight gain and have difficulties in losing weight. They know from experience that no matter how hard you exercise and how clean you eat, getting a bikini body becomes impossible when your thyroid is off. But what exactly happens to your body that makes you gain weight? How Hypothyroidism Can Ruin Your Metabolism And Cause Weight Gain 1.Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism. When your hypothyroidism … [Read more...]

Are You At High 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). Evaluate Risk Factors For Thyroid Eye Disease Thyroid disease. Between 25 and 50% of patients with Grave’s disease in addition to hyperthyroidism also have thyroid eye … [Read more...]