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How Thyroid Hormone Therapy Can Reduce Hypothyroidism

If you’re suffering from hypothyroidism fatigue, thyroid hormone therapy can provide a natural hormone balancing solution. What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located at the front of the neck. It consists of two lobes located on both sides of the windpipe (trachea). A normal thyroid gland is not usually …

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My doctor says my thyroid is “normal.” I don’t’ feel “normal.” Could my doctor be wrong?

Yes. He or she could be wrong – and probably is. Memory Loss? Low Energy? Cold hands, cold feet? Weight gain? Taking Synthroid? Levoxyl? Other Synthetic thyroid?  All symptoms of low thyroid. Patients frequently tell us that they think they have a thyroid issue but their family doctor or endocrinologist said their thyroid was normal. They are told this even though they tell their doctors …

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The Truth About Hormones – Part II

This is part two of the truth about hormones. We examine some of the common myths and half-truths about hormones and breast cancer, prostate cancer, testosterone, bioidentical hormones for men and women. Some common myths and truths about hormones. Myth: Testosterone causes prostate cancer. Truth: No study in the past 50 years has demonstrated that treating …

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The Truth About Hormones – Part I

The purpose of this article is to present some basic truths about hormones and explain why hormones are critical to our health. It is hoped that all readers will open their minds to the possibility that they might need hormones and to seek the truth (science) about hormones and the incredible benefits they can provide.  …

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How Thyroid Problems Cause Insulin Resistance

The plot thickens. How simple it once was for endocrinologists to identify a few organs, like the thyroid, measure their hormones, and then prescribe hormone replacement when seemingly lacking in them. While this method may have been easier, it was often not very helpful in solving the obvious thyroid problems that many experience. In 1994 …

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Lack of Iodine Linked to Poor Thyroid Function and Weight Gain

Many people suffer from sluggish thyroid performance even though lab tests do not show hypothyroid or subclinical hypothyroid. The failure of doctors to appreciate the importance of optimal thyroid function means that metabolic problems are being ignored even though a constellation of symptoms is obvious.  A new study evaluates thyroid hormone levels within the normal range and …

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7 Signs of Iodine Deficiency

Iodine deficiency is a serious problem in the developing world but many Europeans and North Americans are also deficient. Iodine consumption has decreased by about 50% in the United States since the early part of the 20th century. If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, you may want to have your thyroid tested …

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