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Adrenal Fatigue, Cortisol, and Your Health

If you’ve been following my recent blog posts, you’ve been reading a lot about hypothyroidism. But did you know that oftentimes, people with hypothyroidism and other thyroid-related issues are actually suffering from adrenal fatigue? Read on to find out more. How the Adrenal Glands WorkThe adrenals are small glands situated one on top of each kidney. [...]

6 Unsuspecting Causes of Hypothyroidism

Broccoli, inflammation, IBD, oh my! Each of those factors may be a contributor to low thyroid function, commonly known as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition that causes the thyroid gland to produce an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. This deficiency consequently leads to issues such as obesity, goiter, and joint and cardiovascular issues, as well as infertility. Approximately [...]

How to Integrate Iodine into Your Diet for a Happy, Healthy Thyroid

We’re all somewhat aware of the importance of incorporating iodine-rich foods in our diet; it helps ensure we have a properly functioning thyroid – right? Absolutely. But are you aware of the repercussions that come along with inadequate iodine intake and the adverse effects that raw cruciferous vegetables pose? These unfavorable outcomes are even more of a threat [...]

Hypothyroidism vs Hashimoto’s: Understanding the Difference

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s are two of the most common thyroid disorders. They both impact the thyroid, and they share many of the symptoms. This combination makes it hard to distinguish between the two. Most people diagnosed with hypothyroidism are, in fact suffering from Hashimoto’s. Although related to hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a different thyroid condition [...]

Hypothyroidism from a Functional Medicine Perspective

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease are common yet under diagnosed conditions. When the thyroid gland produces insufficient thyroid hormones, your metabolism slows down, and this can upset the normal chemical balance of your entire body.While there are usually no symptoms in the early stages of hypothyroidism, various symptoms—including unexplained and gradual fatigue, weight gain, muscle cramps, [...]

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