By far the most common thing I hear about when treating hypothyroid patients is that they are struggling to lose weight. And next question will be what type of diet is right for them, and what can they do to accelerate weight loss? Losing weight with low thyroid function is a challenge for many. Let me be straight with you. Regardless of whether you have hypothyroidism or not, losing weight is rarely easy. Yes, it can be even harder if you have a slow metabolism from untreated or undertreated … [Read more...] about Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss
Can You Heal Hashimoto’s?
Several times a week I get patients who come in expressing to me that their endocrinologist told them Hashimoto's is not treatable and “doesn’t really matter” in terms of their overall treatment plan. Sometimes it is not even tested for a diagnosis. The most common question I get is whether Hashimoto's thyroiditis can be treated and healed. The short answer is YES! But as you read on, you’ll begin to understand that what works for one person, may not for the next, and so a one size fits all … [Read more...] about Can You Heal Hashimoto’s?
Confused About Hormone Replacement?
Are Hormones Good or Bad? When I first graduated from medical school back in the early 2000’s, I have to admit was thoroughly confused by whether hormone replacement therapy was good or bad, and I wasn't sure if I should recommend it. I also did not understand the differences between synthetic and bioidentical hormones. I thought they were basically all the same. Most people, even practitioners, are confused by hormone replacement therapy and don’t have a good understanding of the … [Read more...] about Confused About Hormone Replacement?
Are You Being Treated for Hypothyroidism and Still Don’t Feel Well? You Are Not Alone!
The most common complaint I get on a daily basis from my new thyroid patients is this: “I’ve been treated for my hypothyroidism and have been on my meds for years but I still don’t feel good”. Patients will tell me, sometimes through tears, that despite years of treatment they still feel tired, cold, have aches and pains, have hair falling out and continue to gain weight. What is happening here? Why are so many Hypothyroid patients still suffering and feeling unwell despite … [Read more...] about Are You Being Treated for Hypothyroidism and Still Don’t Feel Well? You Are Not Alone!
DHEA For Leaner Body and Longevity
DHEA: For a Leaner Body and Longevity DHEA (dehyroepiandrosterone) is produced by the adrenal glands and is the most abundant steroid hormone in the body. It acts as a precursor to producing other steroid hormones (steroid just means it came from a sterol such as cholesterol) such as progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. At one time it was thought that DHEA’s function was just as a “mother hormone” on the pathway to producing other hormones, without any other specific actions of its own. … [Read more...] about DHEA For Leaner Body and Longevity
Top 5 Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is so unique in its manifestation with each person, so I always cringe when I try to give any kind of generalized recommendations about this disease! That said, there are certain foundational supplements that I will usually put every patient on who has been newly diagnosed Hashimoto’s, and that’s how I picked my Top 5 to write about today. Keep in mind it’s always best to test your levels first and seek the guidance of your practitioner to determine proper dosing, and to … [Read more...] about Top 5 Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Dr Maturo on 3TV talking about Thyroid disease and Hypothyroidism
Check out Dr Maturo's appearance on Good Morning Arizona 3TV this morning, talking about thyroid disease with celeb Gena Lee Nolin!! Click on the link below to watch the video. Posted by Maturo Medical Weight and Wellness on Thursday, 12 November 2015 … [Read more...] about Dr Maturo on 3TV talking about Thyroid disease and Hypothyroidism
In Search of a Common Cause Between Hashimoto’s, Hives, and IBS
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (also known as Hashimoto’s disease) is a disorder that involves the immune system attacking the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones control metabolism and consequently affect breathing, body temperature, weight, cholesterol levels, menstrual cycle, muscle strength, hair and skin, brain development, and heart and nervous system functions. Appreciating the significance in regulation of these actions, and considering that the thyroid gland is only about two inches long and … [Read more...] about In Search of a Common Cause Between Hashimoto’s, Hives, and IBS