Gut Health & Your Second Brain

Gut Health Second Brain

Gut Health – Second Brain Gut Health and the Second Brain.  Have you heard about this?  Sounds like something from a science fiction movie! The truth is, there has been some discussion recently about the health of the gut.  According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, one of the most well-respected hospitals and medical schools in the…

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Fatigue & Hashimotos: Should You Avoid Exercise?

Fatigue Disturbed Energy Field

  Have you ever wondered HOW are you supposed to exercise when you’re so fatigued that you almost can’t get out of bed? The truth is that resting too much is a contributing factor to fatigue. We were made to move but when it comes to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, fatigue is often more than a small struggle. The…

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Can Chronic Stress Trigger Thyroid Autoimmunity?

Chronic Stress & Autoimmune Thyroid Disease I’m so excited to share today’s guest post written by Dr. Eric Osansky of Natural Endocrine Solutions. There are many different root causes and factors which can lead to the development of an autoimmune thyroid disease. Some of these include food allergens, infections, and environmental toxins.  What you may…

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Hair Loss Natural Remedies for Women with Hashimoto’s

Hair Loss and Woman's Hairbrush

Hair loss afflicts everyone. As a matter of fact, all of us normally lose up to 100 hairs every day. About the same amount usually grows back again – or so we hope.  Actual hair loss occurs when hair fails to replace itself or when an excessive amount falls out. Women often lose hair during…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) What You Can Do

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Report with Stethoscope

True to many people’s experience, the bowel can be extremely sensitive to stress.  In the condition which is known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), stressors disrupt the digestive tract’s rhythmic contractions, which is why this syndrome has also been called, descriptively, spastic colon.  Because of these irregular contractions, food and waste do not move through the…

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Biotin and False Results for Thyroid Labs

Biotin Vitamin B7 Article Image

Biotin and False Thyroid Test Results Biotin (vitamin B7) is a water-soluble vitamin well known for its benefits for healthy skin, nails, hair growth, energy production, and metabolism.  It wasn’t until recently, however, when researchers reported concerns with lab test interference issues prompting the FDA to release warnings and safety alerts on its use.  The…

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Watercress

Watercress in a stainless steel colander

Therapeutic Benefits of Watercress With its rich resources of vitamins C and A and vital minerals, such as potassium and calcium, it’s no wonder that watercress (Nasturtium officinale) has long been appreciated for its nutritional content.  Originally believed to cure disorders of the brain, the herb was prescribed by Greek physicians as early as the…

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Heavy Metal Toxicity

Sources of Heavy Metals

Heavy Metal Toxicity If you struggle with weight loss resistance, hair loss, or Candida overgrowth you may have assumed it was due to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Although it is true that these issues are common in cases of autoimmunity and/or low thyroid, the thyroid gland is the sentinel organ of the body and these symptoms (and…

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Winter Blues and Thyroid Health Lifestyle Tips to Feel Your Best

Woman on Couch with the flu Blowing Her Nose

Winter Blues and Thyroid Health:  Lifestyle Tips to Help Feel Your Best Have you ever wondered how the winter blues and thyroid health are connected?  Well, for many of us, a case of the winter blues e.g. seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can exacerbate (worsen) our symptoms related to Hashimoto’s.  The lack of sunlight, shorter days and colder temperatures…

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Your Annual Physical: 5 Critical Tests You Must Request

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5 Critical Tests to Request at Your Annual Physical Approximately 45 million Americans get a routine annual physical every year.  The basic visit includes your physician or a nurse listening to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope, checking your blood pressure, perhaps checking your ears and mouth (say ahhh!), a few tubes of blood,…

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