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Thyroid by Dr. Paul V. Doctor of ChiropractyFacebook Posted Tue 13 May 2008 5:32pm 11 Comments Although controversial, many believe that hypothyroidism is underdiagnosed and that many people who have had blood tests indicating normal thyroid function may actually suffer from hypothyroidism. Broda Barnes, MD, was perhaps the first to come to the conclusion that many people suffering from chronic illness had underfunctioning thyroi ... Read on »
Individuals with ‘normal’ thyroid function may still have symptoms of low thyroid function by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 3:40pm The thyroid gland is the ‘master regulator’ of the body’s metabolism. Should its function falter (hypothyroidism) it can give rise to a wide range of symptoms including dry skin, dry hair, fatigue, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, cold extremities and low mood or depression. Standard blood tests for thyroid function include thyroid stimulating ... Read on »
My Thyroid Tests Results Are So ‘Exceptionally Normal’ That They Are ‘Fairly Uncommon’ by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 08 Jan 2010 1:24pm I wonder how many people actually know where their thyroid glands are I’ve heard it over and over again over the years from so many well-meaning people, especially women, who have struggled to get their weight under control: ” I just can’t seem to lose any weight at all, so it must be my thyroid.” The frustration of doing everything ri ... Read on »
Treating The Thyroid and Adrenal Glands In Lyme Disease by Connie S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 12:17pm If you're new to the world of Lyme disease and the labyrinths of research that it takes a sufferer into, then you may not know that balancing the endocrine system is important. If not, you will soon learn that fixing endocrine problems is vital for healing, and that giving a little TLC to the thyroid and adrenal glands, in particular, is most impo ... Read on »
A 7-step Plan to Boost Your Low Thyroid and Metabolism by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Sep 2008 11:57pm 3 Comments Last week, I told you about low thyroid function and how it affects more than 30 million women and 15 million men. So why are we seeing such an epidemic of thyroid problems? Well, chronic thyroid problems can be caused by many factors. These include environmental toxins such as pesticides, which act as hormone or endocrine disruptors and in ... Read on »
Are conventional thyroid function tests as reliable as we’re led to believe? by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 9:26am This morning, I saw this piece of news on the BBC website which reports on the accusation some doctors (endocrinologists) have leveled that some doctors are misdiagnosing and mistreating thyroid disease. The main gripe appears to be the fact that some doctors are willing to entertain the diagnosis of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism), even when ... Read on »
Why Women Should Watch Their Level of Thyroid Function? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 1:13pm 4 Comments Thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. Its function is to control how quickly the body burns energy, how sensitive the body should be to other hormones, and makes proteins. In April 2008, researchers form Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine those women ... Read on »
Testing the Additivity Assumption: Chemical Mixtures and Thyroid Function by Environmental Health Posted Mon 31 Oct 2005 9:00pm Testing the Additivity Assumption: Chemical Mixtures and Thyroid Function Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Suffering from a Low Thyroid? Naturally Restore Thyroid Function and Improve your Energy & Wellbeing by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm 3 Comments For years, I've been plagued by a low thyroid disorder. I've also had chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue syndrome and the two are linked to they thyroid. The glands in our bodies all work in a symbiotic unison and when one is off balance, most likely the others will be as well. I found balancing a good diet and supplementation I was able ... Read on »