Thyroid hormone has receptors in every tissue of the body. This is how crucial this hormone is to our physiology. Women are more prone to developing thyroid problems and this is especially true after pregnancy. Learn what you can do to promote long-term thyroid health. Avoid the discomfort of fatigue, unexplained weight gain, dry skin and a long list of other symptoms associated with hypothyroidsim. In most cases the underlying cause is autoimmunity.
Women, Mental Health and Thyroid In one study of depression where medication didn’t help, fifty percent of patients improved once their thyroid was treated. The root cause of anxiety, panic, PMS, sexual dysfunction and chronic fatigue can involve impaired thyroid...read more
Step one: Gluten is associated with autoimmune disorders because of a protein called zonulin. Molecules that shouldn't to enter the bloodstream get through because of zonulin. This triggers an immune response that can never fully resolve. Remove gluten. I offer the...read more
The key nutrients for thyroid health are iodine and selenium. It is best to get both of these nutrients from food sources. Many people have removed iodized salt from their diet and there are very few other sources that are part of the Standard North American Diet....read more
An anti-inflammatory diet is important for anyone concerned with thyroid health. This is because 85% thyroid disease is autoimmune. Inflammation plays a role in the destruction of the thyroid gland in cases of autoimmunity. In low T3 syndrome we know that chronic...read more
Thyroid disease is very common and affects significantly more women than men. In conventional medicine, a diagnosis is made based on a high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). If the body isn’t producing enough thyroid hormone then the idea is TSH will be higher in an...read more
When you skip a meal or eat inconsistently in other ways your body has to compensate. Several hormones are involved including insulin, cortisol and thyroid. Cortisol has an important anti-inflammatory function. Insulin is involved and works hard to stabilize the...read more