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Iodine and the Hashimoto’s Controversy

Most people who hear of someone suffering from thyroid symptoms will think of iodine as the first magical solution. Iodine is an essential nutrient needed for thyroid-hormone synthesis, so it’s understandable that these inferences would be drawn. There are people in the United States that suffer from iodine deficiency because of poor nutrition, and some might […]

Thyroid Imbalances and What You Need To Do About It

Did you know that there are almost 30 million people (mostly women) that have an diagnosed thyroid disorder? Synthroid or levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid medication) is the 4th best selling drug on the market, yet with more thyroid medication being prescribed the problem doesn’t seem to be getting better.  Here’s why! Many people have the following […]

Leaky Gut and the Autoimmune Disease Connection

Leaky gut or (gastrointestinal permeability) is a phenomenon that occurs within the intestinal tract where the epithelium tissue (tight junctions) open slightly allowing undigested food particles and potential bacteria (endotoxin) to make its way into the bloodstream. These compounds are typically only found in the gut so our immune system becomes on high alert when […]

5 Natural Solutions to Address Anxiety and Depression

There are millions of people out there today that suffer from anxiety and depression. The main solutions available from conventional medicine are dangerous medications with common side effects (including potential increased risk of suicide) and our proven by research to not be as effective in the long term. Why would you want to be on a medication long term […]

The High Cholesterol and Hypothyroid Connection

Without enough thyroid hormone many of our bodily functions begin to slow down (weakened metabolism) and our body temperature tends to drop. Thyroid hormone is essential to health and is needed to help breakdown the building blocks of our hormones (cholesterol) into our active hormone constituents such as estrogen, cortisol, progesterone and testosterone. If there […]

Thyroid Function and Hair Loss

Below are only a few symptoms of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism): Thinning hair (most common) Fatigue Weight gain Constipation Depression Thinning hair or hair loss is a hallmark sign for low thyroid function. The hair follicle requires thyroid hormone to produce hair. As thyroid function begins to lower due to stress or an autoimmune condition, […]