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The Secret Epidemic of Hypothyroidism

Most of us don't ever think about our thyroid. This gland is located in the neck and produces hormones that regulate energy metabolism, control protein synthesis, and adjust the body's sensitivity to …

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Low Thyroid? How to Conduct a Basal Temperature Test

The Basal Temperature Test is not to be used as a replacement for a proper medical assessment.  Instead it can help you determine whether you may have a thyroid imbalance and a low functioning thyroid…

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Is an Underactive Thyroid Making You Overweight?

Because the thyroid gland is involved in so many functions in the body, an under-functioning thyroid gland can result in many possible symptoms. The following list includes many of the most common sym…

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What Can Blood Tell You About Your Health? (Infographic)

While you may think of a blood test as nothing more than an annoying annual formality, there's a lot more that you can learn from your blood, as long as you know the right questions to ask it. This…

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Pesticides Linked to More Disease

There is growing evidence linking pesticide exposure to thyroid disease.  In a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers followed 16,500 women on farms who were exposed …

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Combat Hair Loss Naturally

Looking in the mirror became a difficult experience for Janet.  It seemed like every day her forehead receded further and her already thinning hair became thinner.  Feeling like everyone might be crit…

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How Thyroid Medications Can Harm Your Thyroid

Many people with thyroid disease have trouble getting well. The majority of hypothyroid disease is actually an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto thyroiditis. As an autoimmune disease, Hashimoto th…

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Little Gland, Big Trouble

By Elizabeth Larsen, Experience Life Lack of energy was never a concern for Heidi Raschke. As an undergraduate student, Raschke easily juggled a full course load with a part-time job and an inter…

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