Dr. Westin Childs
16 foods that are naturally high with iodine

16 Foods Naturally High in Iodine – Boost your Thyroid with Foods

Yes, You Need IodineIodine is actually fairly controversial as far as minerals go.  On one hand, you have a group of people who will tell you that iodine is dangerous and should never be used for your thyroid, and on the other, you have a group of people who want you to consume incredibly high amounts …

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hashimoto's vs graves' disease: the main differences

Hashimoto’s vs Graves’ Disease: Differences & Similarities

Hashimoto’s and Graves’ Disease: What’s the Difference?Let me start off by saying that both Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are completely different disease states.  Despite there being a big difference in these two disease states there is a surprising amount of overlap between them as well.  Which is why many patients probably get confused.  Perhaps the most simple …

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selenomethionine - the best form of selenium?

Selenomethionine – The Best Type of Selenium?

Selenium vs Selenomethionine: What’s the Difference? Selenium is an essential (read required) nutrient that your body MUST have.  It’s part of several very important pathways that we will talk about in a second.  But what you need to know here is that if you don’t have enough selenium in your body then you will suffer symptoms ranging from …

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how to use glucomannan for weight loss

How to use Glucomannan For Weight Loss (+ Which one is best)

What is Glucomannan?Glucomannan may just be one of the best unknown weight loss therapies around (1).  It’s just not that popular despite the fact that it can help with a number of health conditions including cholesterol management (2), weight loss, appetite control, blood sugar control, and more.  But what is it? Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fiber. But it’s really …

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what is graves' disease? everything you need to know if you have hyperthyroidism

What is Graves’ Disease? What Every Hyperthyroid Patient Should Know

What is Graves’ Disease?Graves’ disease is a serious medical condition that will most likely be with you for the rest of your life.  And because it impacts your thyroid gland, the consequences of this disease will have a lasting impact on you and your health.  This article will help you to better understand your condition, how to …

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is hyperthyroidism treatable? See all available treatment options

Is Hyperthyroidism Treatable or Reversible? See All Treatment Options

Yes, Hyperthyroidism is TreatableLet’s get this out of the way: Hyperthyroidism is a treatable condition.  But there is a difference between treating a condition and calling it a day and thriving with whatever treatment you are taking.  And it is the difference here that you really need to pay close attention to.  If you use the standard therapies for …

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the connection between hashimoto's and hives

The Connection Between Hashimoto’s and Hives & How to Stop it

Hives are Common Among Patients with Hashimoto’sThere is a big connection between hives and Hashimoto’s disease.  But what does this actually mean for your body or for your thyroid?  Is it a sign that something else is wrong in your body? And if so, how do you manage it? Today we are going to explore the connection between …

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naturethroid and wp thyroid recall august 2020

THYROID NEWS: WP Thyroid & Nature-Throid Recall for Subpotency (ALL Lots)

NP Thyroid and Nature-Throid Voluntary as of August 25th, 2020Some more bad news for thyroid patients.  RLC labs have issued a voluntary recall for ALL unexpired lots of both Nature-throid and WP thyroid as of August 25th, 2020 due to subpotency.  This announcement can be found on RLC labs official website here as well as on the …

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signs and symptoms of selenium toxicity

Signs and Symptoms of Selenium Toxicity – Are you Taking Too Much?

Serious Selenium Toxicity is Rare but Minor Excess Is More Common Than you ThinkSelenium is one of the most important micronutrients in your body when it comes to your thyroid.  Selenium also plays an important role in regulating enzymes that help protect your cells from free radicals.  These enzymes are known as selenium-dependent enzymes (1) and they are …

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why the quarantine 15 is a big problem for thyroid patients

Quarantine 15 is a Big Problem for Thyroid Patients (+ How to Stop it)

People are Gaining Weight at an Alarming RateAnd alarming is kind of an understatement.  I’ve heard all sorts of reports including:50% of women report gaining weight during quarantine91% of people are staying home more than before COVID-19At least 22% of people (1) report gaining 5-10 pounds59% of people blame their weight gain on a lack of exercise21% …

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