Thyroid Tune-Up

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 7 years ago. Having an underactive thyroid can cause fatigue, weight gain, and sleep problems. However, some people have hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, which can cause weight loss and sleep problems. The thyroid is a little gland that plays a big role in your body, and keeping it running properly with some key nutrients will make a big difference.

Some research has shown that as many as 59% of Americans have a thyroid condition of some kind. Hypothyroidism is the most common, and it usually crops up in women, people older than 60, and those with a family history of thyroid problems. The most common cause is iodine deficiency, however, autoimmune diseases, radiation treatments, and certain medications play a larger role in the US.

Symptoms are varied and the list is long, but they can include fatigue, forgetfulness, depression, dry hair and skin, weight gain, intolerance to cold, and constipation. Continue reading “Thyroid Tune-Up”

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Hyperthyroidism: The Other Thyroid Condition

Hypothyroid condition, or an underactive thyroid, is one of the most prevalent conditions in the U.S. There are many natural treatments as well as prescriptions that help people with this condition. On the other side of the coin, there is overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. This autoimmune disease can also have serious effects, such as weight loss, nervousness, and visual impairment, as well as affecting the cardiovascular system. Dr. Todd Ferguson talks about the disease and what herbs can be used to help treat this condition. Keep in mind that you should always talk to your primary care practitioner about your condition. If you have questions about the herbs Dr. Ferguson refers to, contact us, for an individualized and personalized consultation.

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February 2023