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
Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else) a... Read more
Money influences countless factors in our lives, from the kind of peanut butter we buy at the grocery store to the neighborhood we live in to the friends we make. But did you know that money (and especially debt) can actually affect your health? Acco... 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 have a question. For regular diet, fat allowance is 30%. For someone with hypothyroidism, Carbohydrate allowance is reduced to 50% and protein allowance is increased to 30%.
The question is 'what is the harm in keeping fat allow... Read more
I've got a lousy working thyroid and I'm taking meds for it. I work out, bike ride and eat well, but no weight comes off. Anyone else with this problem who has lost the extra weight of a bad thyroid??? Tips most welcome!!! Thanks!!... Read more
Hypothyroidism is generally treated with synthetic thyroid hormone — and soy has long been thought to interfere with the body's ability to absorb the medication. Until the medical community can assure me (I have hypothyroidism) it's safe for me to co... Read more
Of course, you shouldn't over-do salt, but when you use salt, make sure it's IODIZED. Iodine is necessary for your thyroid to make it's main hormone, thyroxine. Without enough iodine in your diet, you can develop hypothyroidism.... 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
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
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