Category: Thyroid | Dr. Westin Childs: Thyroid Supplements & Thyroid Resources
alpha lipoic acid and thyroid health Is it safe

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Thyroid Health: Is it Safe to Use?

It may come as a surprise to thyroid patients, but there are plenty of over-the-counter supplements that have the potential to cause problems with your thyroid.  Even though some supplements may be beneficial for certain conditions doesn’t mean they will play well with your thyroid condition.  The supplement we are going to talk about today …

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thyroid hormone resistance syndromes: how common are they

Thyroid Hormone Resistance: What is it & How to Diagnose it

Thyroid hormone resistance gets a lot of attention from thyroid patients for one very important reason:  Because it has the potential to explain why so many thyroid patients continue to feel poorly despite taking thyroid medication and despite having thyroid lab tests in the normal range.  While this is true, the assertion that thyroid hormone resistance …

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Do you have to take thyroid medication for life

Do You Have to Take Thyroid Medication For Life Once You Start?

If you were to ask your doctor how long you need to take thyroid medication the answer you would probably get is forever.  That’s a pretty scary thought for many thyroid patients and it causes them a lot of hesitancy in even starting the medication in the first place.  After all, wouldn’t you think twice …

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how endocrine disrupting chemicals negatively impact your thyroid

How Endocrine Disruptors Negatively Impact Your Thyroid

Tiny little almost invisible compounds that you come into contact with on a daily basis have the potential to wreak havoc on your thyroid.  If you’re a thyroid patient then it sounds like something out of a nightmare, but in this case, it’s reality.  These compounds are known as endocrine disrupters (1) or endocrine disrupting compounds and …

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