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 the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... 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
I have just recently been diagnose with underactive thyroid and ready to make some lifestyle changes and am seeking support from others that have set the some of the same goals that I have for myself... 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
I am new to Spark People and believe it is a site worthy of its name. So far everything I have read seems to be the place for me. I am no spring chicken (70 to be exact) and still work and have recently been told I have a thyroid problem and starte... 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
Hi, I am new to Spark. I finally got tired of being 179IB, been on a 1200 calorie healthy eating diet for about 2 weeks now. I log all my food with Fitness tracker and I lost 4Ib in the first week but now struggling to loose more weight.
I do hav... Read more
If your body does not produce sufficient amounts of the thyroid hormone T4, symptoms of AN underactive thyroid result. Symptoms INCLUDE fatigue, FEELING BLUE, weight gain, hair loss, feeling cold often, constipation, brittle or splitting nails, memor... 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
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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