Tag: thyroid

Advice for Men With Underactive Thyroid

When it comes to hypothyroidism—an underactive thyroid—we usually think of women. Women, after all, are at least eight times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. This explains why so much of the information, advocacy, websites, and research are focused on thyroid problems in women versus men. But that doesn’t mean that men can’t…


This Is Your Endocrine System

Hormones may not seem like a big deal, until they dramatically change. Think about puberty, menopause, pregnancy, or some other moment in life marked by physical, mental, and/or emotional upheaval. Your body’s endocrine system is the infrastructure responsible for manifesting these life-altering hormonal shifts. However, most of the time, this system is geared toward more…


The Deficiency Millions Are Suddenly Frightened Of

Fear about potential nuclear fallout has resulted in Europeans stocking up on iodine. As reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP), March 8, 2022:1 “European countries have seen stocks of iodine fly off the shelves due to fears it may be needed to counter the risks of thyroid cancer if Russia’s invasion of Ukraine causes a nuclear…


Could It Be Hypothyroidism? Top 10 Symptoms

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common diseases worldwide and has a direct impact on quality of life. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones. This can result in heart disease, infertility, and poor brain development in children. What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front…


7 Reasons Your Thyroid Medication Isn’t Working

While there is no “magic pill” for thyroid disease, some factors may influence the effectiveness of your thyroid medication. When you are first diagnosed with a thyroid condition, a prescription for medication becomes much like a prescription for hope. There is hope that you and your body will once again work together as partners, that…


Beyond Diet: Ways to Heal Autoimmune and Improve Thyroid Health

People commonly fixate on diet, supplements, and medication when it comes to managing a chronic health condition such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or other autoimmune disease. But these approaches fall short if you don’t also address the impact of the mind on health, or “psychoneuroimmunology.” Autoimmunity is a disorder in which the immune system attacks and…


Hypothyroidism – How to Heal the Thyroid

If you have a thyroid disorder and you continue to smoke and/or drink coffee, kale smoothies, you are likely to make an underperforming thyroid much worse.