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
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
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... 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
Have any of you had to take prednisone? And if so have you had to taper off it and did you have any ill effects in doing so? I have autoimmune disorders and was up to 20mg per day and have been following a tapering off schedule. I am now down to 5... Read more
I am going to be calling my doctor tomorrow to set an appointment to find out if I have vertigo or if there is another issue. It is annoying because it is really messing me up with my strength training. You'd think that it would cause problems for my... 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
Could be symptoms of magnesium deficiency. One very common symptom of magnesium deficiency is chocolate cravings. Other symptoms include migraine attacks, panic attacks, stress, anxiety and depression. Ask your doc to test you as many Americans are l... 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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