Thyroid

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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Hormone Myths versus Medical Evidence by Dr. Ron Rothenberg

There are many myths surrounding hormone replacement therapies, from the notion that thyroid hormone is dangerous for the heart, to the widespread belief that growth hormone replacement therapy (GHRT) increase the risk of cancer.  The aim of this article is to review the current medical literature surrounding these myths and to demonstrate the safety and …

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