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Alison Bell
Thyroid: 10 Things I Wish My Endocrinologist Would Have Told Me

Thyroid: 10 Things I Wish My Endocrinologist Would Have Told Me

Written by Dr Izabella Wentz When I was first diagnosed I consulted with a variety of specialists, I felt that I still didn’t get a good understanding of what’s really going on in Hashimoto’s. Here are a few things that would have been helpful to know at the beginning of my journey… Ten Things I Wish My Doctor Would Have Told Me… You are not going crazy! The anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, and emotional numbness you are feeling could be related to your thyroid. Thyroid antibodies are a marker that lets us know that the immune system is destroying thyroid tissue,...

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Are You Running on Empty?

Are You Running on Empty?

Are you tired all the time? Do you wake from sleep unrefreshed and have difficulty getting out of bed? Do you crave salty and sweet snacks? Do you rely on stimulants such as coffee, chocolate and energy drinks to get you through the day? Are you noticing you have a decreased ability to handle the everyday stressors of life? If yes, then maybe you're suffering from adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are a pair of pyramid-shaped endocrine organs that rest atop of your kidneys. They are about the size of walnuts but have a very big effect on our physiology,...

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Alison Bell
Unsolved Mystery of a Leaky Gut

Unsolved Mystery of a Leaky Gut

Written by Norbert Sporns  The gut is the gateway to health. If your gut is healthy, chances are that you're in good health. However, there's a condition called leaky gut that can lead to a host of health problems. "Leaky gut syndrome" is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. But it's something of a medical mystery. From an MD’s standpoint, it’s a very gray area,” says gastroenterologist Donald Kirby, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. “Physicians don’t know enough about the gut, which is our biggest...

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Alison Bell
How to Keep Your Thyroid Happy

How to Keep Your Thyroid Happy

Written by Dr Kellyann Petrucci As a naturopathic physician, I love helping sick people get healthy. But you know what I love even more? Helping healthy people stay healthy! That’s why I want to talk today about protecting one of the most important glands in your body: your thyroid gland. Your thyroid plays a crucial role in the function of virtually every organ in your body—so when it’s sick, every cell in your body feels the pain. To paraphrase an old saying, “When your thyroid ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Your head-to-toe misery can include weight gain, fatigue, depression, hair loss,...

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