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Joyce Hollman

9 secret signs of thyroid trouble

When your thyroid is functioning properly, your health blossoms. When it isn’t, the effects on your health can be more widespread than you’d ever imagine. Here is a list of 9 lesser-known signs of thyroid trouble you need to be aware of.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

7 warning signs of a thyroid problem

That butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your throat, known as the thyroid, may be small, but it packs quite a punch when it comes to your health. According to the American Thyroid Association, up to 60 percent of Americans with thyroid issues don’t know it’s causing their problems. Watch for these common signs…

Dr. Michael Cutler

20+ medications that affect your thyroid

Thyroid hormone balancing is confusing for mainstream doctors including endocrinologists (but they may not admit it). That’s because they use only lab tests. The problem with that is there are many medications that affect your thyroid hormone and confound the interpretation of standard thyroid tests…

Jenny Smiechowski

The popular thyroid treatment that increases cancer risk

Many years ago, I started having mysterious symptoms no doctor could pin down — fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and just a general “off” feeling. It’s been a long journey trying to get a diagnosis since then, but I remember the first diagnosis I almost received — hyperthyroidism…

Joyce Hollman

Are you suffering from the ‘menopause mimic’ or the real deal?

Menopausal symptoms are hard to deal with. Some can lead to permanent damage. And, as if that weren’t enough, there’s another condition that middle-aged women are prone to that has many of the same symptoms and possible outcomes. So, how do you tell the difference?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The thyroid connection to chronic fatigue

There’s tired… and then there’s the kind of fatigue that makes you feel like just getting out of bed is an impossible task. Luckily, there’s hope. Researchers have discovered a connection between low levels of thyroid hormones and chronic fatigue syndrome that could make all the difference.


Joyce Hollman

10 hypertension risks you may not know about

About one in every three American adults suffers with hypertension. You probably know the big things that can bring on hypertension, including family history, salt, anger, stress, smoking, being overweight. But there are a few sneaky ones you need to know about…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Two things causing your low thyroid levels and what to do about them

Thyroid disorders have become an epidemic, yet doctors seem to write them off with a prescription — and ignore the underlying cause behind the diagnosis. So, what is actually destroying your thyroid function? Were you just unlucky in the genetic lottery? Or, is it something more…

Dr. Michael Cutler

Getting out of the box to treat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

When it comes the Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, treatment varies depending on whether you go to a mainstream doctor who practices conventional medicine, versus the functional treatment you might receive from an integrative physician. Here’s what you can expect…

Dr. Michael Cutler

What doctors can’t agree on about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis is a very common condition of low thyroid hormone function. Treatment by a mainstream physician will be very different than by a functional (integrative) medicine physician. And you deserve to know about both… 

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Anxiety or just this hard-to-diagnose gland condition?

It accounts for more than 40 percent of all cases of depression and 30 percent of all cases of anxiety. Those are some big numbers! And, unfortunately, it’s super easy for doctors to misdiagnosis it as ‘menopausal symptoms’ or depression or anxiety alone…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

Not a milk-drinker? Your thyroid could be in trouble

I stopped drinking milk for a period of time about five years ago. Like a lot of people, I jumped on the “dairy is no good for you” bandwagon. Fortunately, for me, it was a short ride… because those non-dairy alternatives rob your thyroid of something it urgently needs…