Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
When you think about your skin and hair, you likely think about what products to use in order to keep them looking healthy, or what type of haircut you’ll get the next time you head to the salon. But the fact of the matter is that our skin and... Read more
Although a challenging life event, such as the death of a loved one or financial hardship, can trigger depressive episodes, the causes of depression are complex and overlapping. There are two main categories of risks that can contribute to depression... Read more
One of the things Cyndi (AQUAGIRL08) has learned during her journey toward better health is moderation in all things. She's dealt with several medical conditions that have forced her to learn to live with pain. A positive attitude, learning new e... Read more
If you've never really had a severe problem with your complexion (making your friends green with envy), then consider yourself pretty lucky. Soap and water have always done the trick for you, so you’re probably well past the age of needing... Read more
I'm finding the advertisements at the top of the pages increasingly annoying because they prevent use of the drop down menus. I try to navigate using the menu but the ad stays on top blocking the viewing or selecting of menu choices. Is there anyth... Read more
I have been told before that my thyroid levels are normal. However, I have also been told by many that the TSH test is not accurate enough and that I need to have my free T3 ad T4 levels evaluated. I have nearly every symptom of hypothyroidism and wi... Read more
Just trying to figure out what a meal plan would look like?
My practitioner suggested that I eat as soon as I get up. She also suggested that I eat small portions throughout the day. She said I should move towards 9 cups of veggies w/ some of... Read more
I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism after undergoing the TSH test. My doctor told me it was mild (or borderline as she put it) and I was put on 50mcg of medication. I am not overweight but I do gain weight VERY easily and the reason I am not... Read more
I'm taking a round of oral steroids because of a severe back injury flare up. The steroids are working, and things are going well. However, a side effect of these steroids is "dry mouth". I'm ALWAYS thirsty. I have been drinking gallons of water... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
Through alternative medicine such as acupuncture I have learned that some foods that may be healthy for some people are not healthy for others. For example, currently I should not eat any cold or raw vegetables or salads since I have a spleen/chi de... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team. The name says it ALL. ALL are welcome! We are here to ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Cause isn't life better with a little BBQ SPICE?... Read more
In 2001, Kim Rhyne gained 20 pounds in six weeks. Normally an energetic women’s ministry leader in Cleveland, she was suddenly so exhausted that she could barely drag herself out of bed. “I wasn’t eating a lot more or doing anythin... Read more
If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan, you are likely familiar with co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet’s recent surgery to remove her thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, Brooke’s history with thyroid issues is not unique; an estimated 27 million A... Read more
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