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!
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
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
Hashimoto’s disease is one of a group of diseases known as autoimmune disorders. An autoimmune disorder occurs when, instead of protecting itself, the body’s immune system actually starts to attack the body’s own organs. In the case of Hashimoto’s the body attacks the thyroid gland. This causes white blood cells to accumulate inside the thyroid gland and eventually they begin to prevent the thyroid from producing hormones that are essential for proper bodily functions. For this reason, dealing … [Read more...] about Hashimoto’s Disease
There were times in the past where hormonal imbalances were more difficult to diagnose and treat. A visit to the doctor’s office for weight concerns was likely to leave a person with feelings of guilt for over-eating or for under-activity. In fact, the most frequent advice received, to “Eat Less, and Move More,” left a patient wondering where to find the energy to move more, when the food being eaten didn’t seem to deliver the hoped for energy to work with! Often, getting a medical … [Read more...] about Is a Hormonal Imbalance Tipping the Scale: How Thyroid Treatment May Help