Marina Gutner, PhD Blog Posts

#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 nation-wide … [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...]

Get Paid To Share Your Experience With Thyroid And Autoimmune Disease

Would you like your voice to be heard? I would like to let you know about this new and exciting opportunity to help thyroid and autoimmune disease research offered by a health research company. ​Patients (14 and +) and Caregivers (family, friends) from ANY COUNTRY and of ANY DISEASE, disability, disorder, syndrome or condition including including thyroid disease, Hashimoto's and Graves' disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes and autoimmune conditions are invited to voice their … [Read more...]

How To Recover From Hypothyroidism By Restoring Your Thyroid Hormone Pathway

Have you ever wondered why so many people who become hypothyroid never fully recover? This happens to so many people despite trying different types and brands of thyroid medication, supplements, diets, natural remedies and making lifestyle changes… The problem with most thyroid treatments is that they don’t take into consideration how efficiently thyroid hormones are used by your body. In best case they just focus on supplying thyroid hormones in a synthetic or natural form but don’t pay any … [Read more...]

Does Borderline Hypothyroidism Require Treatment?

Subclinical hypothyroidism, also called mild thyroid failure or borderline hypothyroidism is diagnosed when thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference range but TSH is mildly elevated. While this condition affects between 4% and 10% of the population it is more common in women than men and its prevalence increases with age. Between 7% and 26% of the elderly have borderline hypothyroidism. Studies show that thyroid antibodies can be detected in 80% of patients with borderline … [Read more...]

The Best Protection Against Gluten-Induced Intestinal Damage You Can Get

Health trends come and go but “gluten-free” is NOT one of them because gluten can cause serious health issues. Research tells us that gluten is a growing problem because there is a direct connection between gluten and disease. Many people are living with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, wheat allergy and autoimmune diseases including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis when gluten becomes one of the major triggers of inflammation, symptoms and flare-ups. The rates of autoimmunity have been skyrocketing … [Read more...]

What Cholesterol Levels Can Tell About Your Thyroid

A guest article written by Tom Brimeyer, 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 The topic of high cholesterol levels and the thyroid is one that has been near and dear to my heart for more than a decade now. I have a family history of high cholesterol levels and heart disease and when … [Read more...]

FREE Way To Improve Low Thyroid By Boosting Protein Absorption 10-Fold

Many people with thyroid disease don't realize that their body is basically starving for protein. As a result, they experience fatigue and many other symptoms. However, it is not about how much protein you are eating but how much you are able to digest and absorb. What if you aren’t absorbing all – or even half – of the protein you’re eating? Many people with thyroid disease don't realize that their body is basically starving for protein. It is not about how much protein you are eating … [Read more...]