Thyroid

Your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your throat, impacts nearly every body process. Metabolism, moods, and even aging are all affected by your thyroid. Keeping your thyroid hormones in balance is crucial for your body because there is no part of you that functions optimally when you have thyroid issues. Too much thyroid hormone results in hyperthyroidism and is characterized by insomnia, heart palpitations, and irritability, among other things. Hypothyroidism, or too little thyroid hormone, has symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and weight gain. Both conditions are autoimmune in nature, a result of your immune system attacking your own thyroid. 

What Your Thyroid Lab Results Really Mean

What Your Thyroid Lab Results Really Mean

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is ‘what are the most important thyroid labs to check in . . . Read more

What is an MTHFR Mutation? And What to Do About It

What is an MTHFR Mutation? And What to Do About It

Each of us has a unique genetic makeup, which is the ‘code’ that makes you, well, you. Included in those . . . Read more

10 Tips to Reverse Thyroid Hair Loss

10 Tips to Reverse Thyroid Hair Loss

There I was, standing in front of my bathroom mirror brushing my hair, when I noticed chunks of it coming . . . Read more

Why Am I So Irritable and Moody?!

Why Am I So Irritable and Moody?!

I want to tell you about a patient whose story of irritability and mood swings might sound familiar to you. . . . Read more

5 Causes of Graves’ Disease and 5 Solutions for It

5 Causes of Graves’ Disease and 5 Solutions for It

It is estimated that between 3 and 10 million people are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid. The most . . . Read more

Should You Try a Keto Diet if You Have Hypothyroidism?

Should You Try a Keto Diet if You Have Hypothyroidism?

The ketogenic (or “keto”) diet is a low-carb diet emphasizing high-fat intake and largely limiting carbohydrates. Historically, the keto diet . . . Read more

How to Test for MTHFR Mutations and What to Do if You Have Them

How to Test for MTHFR Mutations and What to Do if You Have Them

In my Part I of MTHFR mutations, I discussed what they are, why they matter, and how they’re connected to . . . Read more

3 Reasons Your Doctor Missed Your Hashimoto’s Diagnosis

3 Reasons Your Doctor Missed Your Hashimoto’s Diagnosis

As I explain in my book, The Thyroid Connection, we are in the midst of a thyroid epidemic, with around . . . Read more

11 Signs You Have Hashimoto’s and How to Overcome It

11 Signs You Have Hashimoto’s and How to Overcome It

Are you tired all the time even after getting a full night’s sleep? Do you find yourself forgetting where your . . . Read more

The Adrenal-Thyroid Connection

The Adrenal-Thyroid Connection

I’m going to be honest here: Stress is a given in our lives. I know I can’t avoid it and, . . . Read more

Should You Try a Keto Diet if You Have Hashimoto’s?

Should You Try a Keto Diet if You Have Hashimoto’s?

Ketogenic (or “keto”) diets are all the rage right now. Along with helping you lose weight and increase energy levels, . . . Read more

Which Thyroid Medication is Best?

Which Thyroid Medication is Best?

  There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to supplemental thyroid hormone and I don’t believe that . . . Read more

Which Thyroid Medication is Best for Hashimoto’s

Which Thyroid Medication is Best for Hashimoto’s

Which type of thyroid medication is best for Hashimoto’s? This is something I am asked all the time by my . . . Read more

10 Signs You Have A Thyroid Problem And 10 Solutions For It

10 Signs You Have A Thyroid Problem And 10 Solutions For It

It’s estimated that as many as 27 million Americans have a thyroid problem such as Hashimoto’s or Graves’, and half . . . Read more

10 Solutions for Hashimoto’s Fatigue

10 Solutions for Hashimoto’s Fatigue

Oftentimes, exhaustion is simply the result of our fast-paced schedules, and after a little rest or time off, we feel . . . Read more

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