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There are few things in today’s world that get more heated discussions over a dinner table than politics, religion and food choices. We become strong and uncompromising advocates for the things that have worked for us (or we think that did) and hearing another person’s point of view is often not welcome. In truth, most of us like to surround ourselves... Read more>
Written by Sarah Downing, Butterflies & Phoenixes The week it was published in 2010, this article ranked number three out of several hundred articles on thyroid disease featured on Google News. This article was written shortly after my diagnosis. I’m pleased to say that my health has progressed a lot since that time (I am less tired, I am on the... Read more>
Over the years I've compiled a list of symptoms of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's with which women often struggle. One important thing to remember is that once you suspect that thyroid could be the problem (based on these symptoms), you shouldn't let the physician tell you otherwise without getting a full thyroid blood panel done first! The common symptoms of hypothyroidism... Read more>
Sensitive to smells and coffee? High LDL and triglycerides? It can be your liver. The liver is the largest organ of the body. Do you know where is it found? Put your right hand over the end of your right rib cage, just below the diaphragm – your hand is now over your liver. Your liver performs about 500 vital functions,... Read more>
It is Shanghai, October 2008 and the doctor says “there is nothing we can do for your underactive thyroid problems.” "Is there a thyroid diet I can follow?" I ask based on my previous experience of acne and migraines disappearing after dropping gluten and eggs. "No, diet has nothing to do with Hashimoto's", she says. My TPO antibodies are through-the-roof,... Read more>
Resistant starch foods (RS foods) contain a type of carbohydrate that our digestive enzymes cannot break down in the stomach or small intestine. They therefore reach the colon intact, “resisting” digestion. This explains why we do not see spikes in either blood glucose or insulin after eating food rich in RS and why we do not obtain significant calories from resistant... Read more>