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Is there any way to regulate my thyroid without medication if I have hypothyroidism?

Is there any way to regulate my thyroid without medication if I have hypothyroidism?

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 It depends on your individual situation and the severity of your hypothyroidism. The majority of people with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune condition that causes destruction of the thyroid gland over time. As this destruction progresses, the thyroid gland becomes less and less able to produce enough hormones to meet metabolic needs. This is reflected in an increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The thyroid gland produces two...

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Time for a spring refresh? Get your hair, skin and nails warm weather ready with these quick tips.

Time for a spring refresh? Get your hair, skin and nails warm weather ready with these quick tips.

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After a long winter stuck indoors, many of us can’t wait to shed our coats, hats, gloves and boots for shorts and sandals. But a quick look at the condition of our hair, skin and nails is often enough to send many of us back indoors. Dry winter air can wreak havoc on the condition of our skin, nails and hair making them dull, dry and lifeless. With the following tips you can be ready for your spring debut and not break the bank along the way. 1. Consume some omega-3...

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Vitamins and Supplements for Women

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How long does it take for vitamins and supplements for women to start working or be effective? It really depends on what supplement you are taking, the dosage, and your system (how your body processes the supplement). With certain supplements, such as multivitamins or fish oil, you may not necessarily feel any different, however taking these products helps correct deficiencies, ensures that your nutritional needs are met and may help to protect against certain chronic...

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It’s Worth The Time To Read The Label

It’s Worth The Time To Read The Label

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Most people never read a label.  Does it surprise me? No, not really.  We live in a society of complacency.  It’s easier to throw a product in a shopping cart than take the time to read the label, because after all, a prerequisite to reading a label would involve actually having some prior knowledge of what we’re reading — and who has time for that?!!   BIG MISTAKE!  The more I learn about what goes into the foods we put in our bodies, and the products we...

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What do you do when you can’t get past your GP to a specialist?

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So I had my visit to my GP last week… it’s taken me a week to cool down enough to blog about it with somewhat less emotionally… A new doctor was there subbing for my usual one who is on mat leave. So I thought, “great! a new guy! maybe I’ll get somewhere”. I riffled off my perimenopausal symptoms and he immediately agreed that I was bang on the money in determining that I indeed am in perimenopause. Great. At least some acknowledgment....

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