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
Mixed-breed dogs make up more than 50% of all the dogs in the United States, so technically "mutts" are the most popular dog in America. A survey of these mixed-breed pets in 2010, which included 36,000 DNA tests, revealed the most po... 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
When I was in my early 40's I was "old" and by that I mean I acted old, I dressed old and I felt old, that about 10 years ago. In the fall of 2006 I started what would be my most successful weight loss journey of my life and during that time I went f... Read more
Hi, everyone! I am new to the board and joined because of frustration. In 2011 I went from 182 to 152 pounds. I was so proud of myself. I never felt better and I was able to manage my weight, skip most desserts, eat low calorie and exercise regul... Read more
I am a regular salad eater. I eat salad 1-2 times a day! I always make sure it is leafy greens, a rainbow of veggies and a protein. I'm careful with adding a lot of toppings that are calorie packed and I make sure I don't use a lot of dressing - s... Read more
I have been a member of Spark People for quite a long time and have been maintaining my weight up until January of this year by tracking calories and staying in a particular calorie range. That has worked for me for approx. 3 years. In June of 2013... Read more
It is important to stick with a productive exercise plan. It is imperative to increase that plan. As your body changes it is going to plateau, which means you are going to have to work harder. Burn more calories by increasing the time you spend ex... 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
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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