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the high cholesterol low thyroid connection

The Connection Between Hypothyroidism and High Cholesterol (It’s More Common Than you Think)

Do you have high cholesterol? Are you blaming your diet? Not so fast… Low thyroid is a COMMON cause of high cholesterol and it may explain your cholesterol issues.  Before you run and jump on a statin or another cholesterol medication make sure that you rule out your thyroid as the primary CAUSE of your …

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signs and symptoms of inflammation in Hashimoto's

6 Signs & Symptoms of Inflammation in Hashimoto’s

Inflammation Damages your Thyroid You should really think about Hashimoto’s disease as a disease of inflammation.  I know that it’s an autoimmune disease but what is an autoimmune disease if not a problem with your immune system? And because the immune system controls and regulates the inflammatory system, these systems are really one and the …

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thyroid function and coronavirus infection risk

Thyroid and Coronavirus Infection Risk: What you Need to Know

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Are Thyroid Patients at Higher Risk of Infection?  There’s no doubt that by now you’ve been inundated with information regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19.  Today we aren’t going to focus on the things you’ve heard 1000x by now but instead, we are going to talk about the virus and its effects on thyroid patients specifically.  …

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Cold Intolerance and Hypothyroidism: Why You Are So Cold

Cold Intolerance and your Thyroid One of the most common symptoms of low thyroid function is cold intolerance.  And there are literally millions of patients who suffer from cold intolerance.  It may not be the most ‘sexy’ symptom to complain about if you have low thyroid function, I would save that for something like ha​​ir …

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how zinc boost thyroid function

How Zinc Boosts Thyroid Function

All Thyroid Patients Need Zinc This a bold statement but one that I think you will come to agree with as you read this article.  Zinc, in my opinion, is one of the single most important nutrients for thyroid function.  And, unfortunately, there is a large group of people who are simply not getting enough …

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5 signs of end stage hashimoto's

5 Signs of End Stage Hashimoto’s (& What it means)

As someone who has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, you should be very aware of a late-stage complication of that disease known as End Stage Hashimoto’s.  End-stage Hashimoto’s refers to the later stages of this disease in which there are complete atrophy and damage to the thyroid gland.  For all intents and purposes, you can consider end-stage Hashimoto’s …

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Synthroid isn't working

Synthroid: 5 Reasons it isn’t working for you

Synthroid Can Work (But not always) Look.  Many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon and make statements like Synthroid or levothyroxine simply don’t work.  But is that actually true? Not entirely. In fact, Synthroid CAN work for a lot of people.  But it is true that there are other options that may be …

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Biotin and thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over-the-counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what …

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RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

RAI Exposure Increases Cancer Risk in Other Organs/Tissues

There are about 4.5 million people in the United States (and more in the world) with hyperthyroidism.  *This number is calculated by taking the population of the US and multiplying it by the prevalence of hyperthyroidism which is 1.2%. A large majority of these people have undergone RAI to treat their hyperthyroidism.  A new study (1) …

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When should you worry about thyroid nodules

When Should You Worry About Thyroid Nodules? Look For These Signs

Is your thyroid nodule actually thyroid cancer in disguise? This is the question that most people ask themselves and it’s the question we are going to explore today.  The good news is that most nodules are NOT cancerous and there are certain signs and symptoms, if present, that do increase the chance that your nodule …

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