Cracked Lips & Vitamin Deficiency

As part of the largest organ of our body, the skin on our lips is also one of the most sensitive. This skin is formed the same way as the rest of our body’s skin, except that its outer, multilevel cell layer is very thin and not as well protected by a tough outer layer…

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Aromatherapy for Thyroid & Adrenal Support

Photo Credit: Vibrant Blue Oils

Various essential oils extracted from fruits and plants are popular for their healthful properties.  Many have been used for centuries to soothe the nerves and maintain general health and overall well-being. When choosing an essential oil it is important to know what you’re getting.  Although it’s not the only brand I enjoy using, when it…

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Benefits of Nettle Tea

Nettle, also known as Urtica dioica, gives a sting to those who brush against its dark green leaves, but the irritating toxin produced by the nettle plant is actually responsible for its healing effects.  In fact, people suffering from arthritis, gout, or other rheumatic ailments can rub stinging springs of nettle directly on aching joints.  The…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroid Fatigue

Hashimoto's Thyroid Fatigue

    Here’s one myth I need to dispel: Despite what the public-at-large may believe, people with Hashimoto’s aren’t faking their fatigue. Hashimoto’s thyroid fatigue is real, and it is debilitating. Hashimoto’s Thyroid Fatigue If you have Hashimoto’s (or any other autoimmune condition) you have probably experienced chronic fatigue and the frustration and embarrassment that…

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Thyroid Basics 101

Thyroid Labs

Many integrative and naturopathic doctors believe thyroid disease should be viewed as a public health emergency.  Research studies show that at least 40 to 80 percent of the population has a thyroid disorder, such as thyroid cancer, subclinical hypothyroidism, or autoimmune thyroid disease, e.g. Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease.  I have Hashimoto’s which is worrisome to…

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Hidden Sources of Gluten + Can You Feel What Your Antibodies are Doing?

Gluten (Latin word for “glue”) is the substance that gives bread its airy and spongy texture and dough its sticky texture. Gluten is an inflammatory protein found in many grains such as wheat, semolina, spelt, kamut, rye, and barley. But gluten was not always a part of our food supply.  You can read more about it…

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February Go Red for Women: Hashimoto’s is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

Go Red for Women Heart Disease Month

Heart disease is responsible for 1/3 of female deaths each year.  More women die from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined and heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Do you have Hashimoto’s disease? Are you over the age of 50? Do you have a cholesterol…

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Hashimoto’s Health & Healing: Are You Stuck?

Have you ever wondered why some women with Hashimoto’s seem to make progress along the path to healing and thriving again and you don’t?  I have personally experienced many challenges since being diagnosed with three autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto’s, pernicious anemia and celiac disease) and know how hard it is to feel better and heal the gut, adrenals, prevent hair loss, improve…

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Holiday Savings on Nutraceuticals

  It’s very exciting around here right now…Holistic Thyroid Care now includes 3,000 members!  To celebrate YOU we wanted to do something special that would support you in your health journey and save you money. Last week we submitted a request to Designs for Health asking permission to offer our members and followers a 40% discount on their entire line…

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Rose Breathing: De-Stress & Show Compassion for Yourself

I often notice when working with client’s who’ve been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease that they don’t have compassion for themselves.  Instead, deep down they sometimes feel guilty, embarrassed or ashamed for having been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or Graves’ especially when they’re doing all the right supplements, meds, foods, seeing the right doctors, doing all…

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