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American Diabetes Association Finally Supports Low-Carb Diets

Although the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is behind the ball compared to the rest of us, they have  finally included lower carbohydrate diets among their recommendations for diabetics. In the world of functional medicine, we have known low carb diets... by seoteam | Aug 19, 2019 Read More
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Floss Your Teeth Daily to Lower Your Risk of Stroke

Most of us are familiar with the advice to prevent a stroke: Exercise, eat plenty of vegetables, and lower stress. But did you know flossing and brushing daily should be added to that list? A recent study found a link... by seoteam | Aug 15, 2019 Read More
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Tips for Lowering Body Toxins and Safeguarding Immunity

Even if you shop for only organic foods, filter your drinking water, clean your home with natural cleaners, and only use non-toxic body products, the sad truth is you are still exposed to many toxins simply for being part of... by seoteam | Aug 14, 2019 Read More
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Volunteering Helps Relieve Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety have become more common than ever, with millions of Americans search for ways to feel and function better. While many routes can help, particularly functional medicine protocols that reduce chronic inflammation, you still must tend to the... by seoteam | Jul 26, 2019 Read More
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Could Your Gallbladder Be Causing Your Gut Problems?

People tend to ignore their gallbladder unless debilitated by gallstones and needing surgery. But did you know your gallbladder could be causing your chronic gut problems and inflammation, even if you don’t have gallbladder symptoms? As it turns out, gallbladder... by seoteam | Jul 19, 2019 Read More
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Nine Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

For some people weight loss is easy: Cut out sodas and sweets and exercise regularly. Others can do all that and more and yet weight loss never happens while weight gain seems to happen just from looking at food. Both... by seoteam | Jul 17, 2019 Read More
Gut Problems Could Have Many Root Causes

Gut Problems Could Have Many Root Causes

In functional medicine, we have long known that overall health is related to gut health. For decades both practitioners and researchers didn’t fully understand why, although it was known much immune activity happens in the gut that can cause inflammation.... by seoteam | Jul 9, 2019 Read More
Laziness is a Health Red Flag, Not a Character Flaw

Laziness is a Health Red Flag, Not a Character Flaw

If you struggle with lack of motivation and low energy, you may beat yourself up and call yourself lazy. But science demonstrates laziness and lack of motivation are often red flags pointing to chronic inflammation. When you’re healthy you are... by seoteam | Jun 28, 2019 Read More
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What Type of Brain Inflammation Do You Suffer From?

If you suffer from autoimmune Hashimoto’s low thyroid, you may also suffer from some degree of brain inflammation. Symptoms of brain inflammation brain fog, fatigue, poor motivation, and depression. Sometimes brain inflammation can be debilitating if it is advanced enough.... by seoteam | Jun 20, 2019 Read More
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New Research Links PPIs to Earlier Death, Disease

If you have heartburn or acid reflux, you just take some pills, right? Turns out using protein-pump inhibitors (PPIs) for these conditions is linked an earlier death, according to a new study. This is a shame because these disorders are... by seoteam | Jun 18, 2019 Read More
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New Lab Test May Emerge for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome — more appropriately identified as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) — is an extremely frustrating chronic health disorder. Most physicians either don’t believe it exists or that it’s a psychiatric problem. Even though ME/CFS debilitates many of... by seoteam | Jun 7, 2019 Read More
Depression is Often Caused by Inflammation

Depression is Often Caused by Inflammation

Depression affects more than 16 million people, making it one of the most common and fastest growing mental disorders. Use of antidepressant has skyrocketed by 65 percent in the last 15 years, with as many as one in eight Americans... by seoteam | May 25, 2019 Read More
Exercise and Hashimoto's Low Thyroid A Balancing Act

Exercise and Hashimoto’s low thyroid: A balancing act

Although symptoms from autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s low thyroid can vary depending on the tissue being attacked. Nevertheless, people with different autoimmune diseases struggle with bouts of fatigue, energy “crashes,” brain fog, inflammation, and pain. These symptoms can sabotage... by seoteam | May 20, 2019 Read More

Streaming Films About Chronic Health Problems

One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with a chronic autoimmune disorder such as Hashimoto’s low thyroid is how isolating it feels. Autoimmune disorders are “invisible” illnesses —you may look healthy and normal when in fact you’re suffering from... by seoteam | May 15, 2019 Read More

Toxins in Hair Relaxants Harm Black Women’s Health

Many black women use chemicals to relax and straighten their hair for reasons that range from societal expectations to ease of care. But our society’s disapproval of black women’s natural hair is costly to women — these products are loaded... by seoteam | May 9, 2019 Read More
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Autoimmune diseases; Hashimoto’s becoming epidemic

Sadly, most doctors don’t know how to manage autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s low thyroid — a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Yet, researchers say autoimmune diseases have become an epidemic, affecting more Americans than... by seoteam | May 2, 2019 Read More
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Why pregnancy can raise the risk of hypothyroidism

Many women develop low thyroid symptoms either during pregnancy or right after pregnancy. The majority of these women have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. The vast majority of hypothyroidism cases... by seoteam | Apr 26, 2019 Read More
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Weight loss harder for young people than in the past

Staying slim is much harder these days than it was for our grandparents when they were young. We are heavier than young people in the ‘80s were by about 10 percent, despite eating the same foods and getting the same... by seoteam | Apr 19, 2019 Read More
Strategies for Optimal Stomach Acid

Strategies for Optimal Stomach Acid and Good Gut Function

Doctors typically treat symptoms of acid reflux, gas, bloating and heartburn with antacids, histamine type 2 receptor agonists (H2 blockers), Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), or even surgery. They also do not use a lab test for stomach acid levels, even though testing... by seoteam | Apr 12, 2019 Read More
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Statins raise diabetes; how functional medicine can help

If you’re doctor has told you you need a statin to lower your cholesterol, did you know statins can raise your risk of type 2 diabetes? A 2019 study of close to 9,000 subjects in their mid-60s showed that statins raised... by seoteam | Apr 5, 2019 Read More
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Gut Bacteria Linked to Anorexia and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia causes its victims to not experience hunger and satiety in the same way “normal” eaters do. New research demonstrates that the composition of gut bacteria, or the gut microbiome, is linked to anorexia and eating... by seoteam | Mar 8, 2019 Read More
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New Research Links Processed Foods to Shorter Life

New research shows eating processed foods on a regular basis raises the risk of an earlier death. We already know in functional medicine that a processed foods diet typically leads to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, autoimmune... by seoteam | Mar 1, 2019 Read More
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How to Support Your Brain’s “Happiness” Chemical

SSRI antidepressants are a popular medication for depression. Yet one should stop to ask why they are feeling depressed in the first place. Many studies have shown the links between chronic inflammation, bad gut health, gut bacteria, and poor brain... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 22, 2019 Read More
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Test for Gluten Intolerance if You Have Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid

Many studies demonstrate a link between gluten intolerance and Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that damages the thyroid gland, causing low thyroid instinct. This is because gluten has a similar molecular structure to thyroid tissue — gluten intolerance triggers the immune... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 8, 2019 Read More

Is Chronic Stress Harming You? Take an Adrenal Salivary Test to Find Out!

Many people are stressed out these days. This can negatively affect the health of our bodies and brains, leading to chronic disease and accelerated brain degeneration. If you’re worried about the effects of stress, an adrenal salivary test can be... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 1, 2019 Read More
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Viruses Trigger Celiac Disease and Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid

Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s low thyroid are a modern epidemic. Hashimoto’s is a disorder in which your body’s immune system, which normally helps defend you from pathogens, mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland, causing hypothyroidism. Current research tells us multiple... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 28, 2019 Read More
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The Right Co-Factors are Necessary for Healthy Vitamin D Levels when You Have Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid

Sufficient vitamin D levels require both a healthy diet and an adequate supply of sunlight, however modern life has made acquiring both difficult. About half the world’s population and three-quarters of the US population is deficient in vitamin D, even... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 18, 2019 Read More

Your gut bacteria play a big role in heart disease

Bad gut bacteria put you at more risk for hardening your arteries (atherosclerosis) than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease in the United States. The root cause of heart disease and most... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 10, 2019 Read More

Support your regulatory T cells to manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid

When it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s low thyroid, quenching inflammation and immune attacks on the thyroid is key. One of the most best strategies is to boost your regulatory T cells (T reg cells). These are immune cells that help... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 4, 2019 Read More

Trauma can be passed down genetically for four generations; the impact on Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Traumas that happened to your recent ancestors could be affecting your health today —new research shows "epigenetic memory" can be passed down to as many as four generations. Epigenetics is the study of factors that can switch genes on and... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 23, 2018 Read More

Berberine shown as effective as metformin for high blood sugar

In functional medicine imbalanced blood sugar is a very common root cause. Luckily, it is is also one of the easiest things to fix. An important strategy in balancing blood sugar is a botanical called berberine. The US faces an... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 17, 2018 Read More
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Lifting Weights Is One of the Best Things You Can Do When You’re Over 60

When we think of exercise for seniors it's easy to fall into chair yoga, aqua aerobics, or walking. While all those are excellent for improving health and brain function, one of the most important forms of exercise is not just... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 10, 2018 Read More
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Research Links Breast Implants to Autoimmune Disease and Immune Cancer

New rules that allow patients to report health complaints related their breast implants has resulted in an explosion of reported problems. This after decades of assurance from breast implant makers that they are safe. More than 10 million women worldwide... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 10, 2018 Read More
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NSAID Use Can Raise Heart Attack Risk by 50 Percent

If you suffer from pain or inflammation it's commonplace to use ibuprofen, aspirin, or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, just because they're easy to access doesn't mean they're safe. Past studies have shown NSAIDs increase the risk of heart... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 20, 2018 Read More
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Eating an Organic Diet Can Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Some people think organic foods are a marketing fad designed to rob your wallet while others are concerned about the pesticides and insecticides used in conventional farming. Is there really a reason to go organic? New evidence suggests yes, an... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 20, 2018 Read More

Are your low thyroid symptoms caused by Hashimoto’s?

Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and suffer from weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, depression, and other symptoms? You may have been prescribed thyroid medication, but how do you know if Hashimoto’s low thyroid is causing your hypothyroidism? Hashimoto’s is... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 5, 2018 Read More

Avoid this antibiotic if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

We often trust doctors when they prescribe an antibiotic, however, a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones shows it can have some alarming side effects and should only be taken as a last resort. If you are working to manage Hashimoto's... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 5, 2018 Read More

Think twice before you Roundup some more oats if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

When you're managing Hashimoto's low thyroid it's important to avoid toxins as much as possible as they have the potential to trigger thyroid inflammation. One new thing to be aware of is oats. Even if you eat all organic, many... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 19, 2018 Read More

Six happiness habits to help you manage your Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Hashismoto's hypothyroidism requires a comprehensive approach to manage inflammation and tame or prevent thyroid flares. However, one important but overlooked inflammation buster is your general happiness, well-being, and attitude. Studies shows happiness and positivity are correlated with better health, which means... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 19, 2018 Read More

Is coconut oil bad? Know your good fats from bad fats

Fats are controversial and coconut oil has been getting a bad rap. Thankfully recent studies show which fats to embrace and which to avoid. Knowing fats To know which fats are good for you you need to understand good HDL... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 5, 2018 Read More

Support healthy stomach acid levels for good digestion

Symptoms like bloating, heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion may signal high stomach acid and get you a prescription for antacids, histamine type 2 receptor agonists (H2 blockers), Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), or even surgery. However for many people they fail... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 5, 2018 Read More

Household cleaners, obesity, and Hashimoto’s

A recent study shows household multi-surface disinfectant cleaners do more than kill germs. These toxic products also kill your healthy gut bacteria and even promote obesity in children. When you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid it’s important to focus on supporting... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 21, 2018 Read More

A morning thyroid test provides the best results

If you regularly check your TSH levels to monitor your thyroid health, it’s recommended to always do it in the morning. Otherwise your results may show a false normal even though you still have low thyroid. As with all the... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 21, 2018 Read More

Why antacids may make your acid reflux worse

If you have been prescribed antacids to lower your stomach acid for heart burn or acid reflux, the actual problem may be that your stomach acid is already too low. Also called hypochlorhydria, low stomach acid is a common problem... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 21, 2018 Read More

If you have been prescribed antacids to lower your stomach acid for heart burn or acid reflux, the actual problem may be that your stomach acid is already too low. Also called hypochlorhydria, low stomach acid is a common problem... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 21, 2018 Read More

10 Reasons Your Low Thyroid May Not Be Getting Better

If you have low thyroid chances are it's due to an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. For some, managing autoimmune Hashimoto’s is as easy as... by Dr. Josh Redd | Aug 31, 2018 Read More

Living at high altitudes can raise the risk of suicide

New research shows that living at higher altitudes is linked to a higher risk for depression and suicide. While researchers continue to look into the reasons why, a variety of factors clearly come into play. Living at higher altitudes has... by Dr. Josh Redd | Aug 31, 2018 Read More

Adrenal fatigue is real when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

If you struggle with Hashimoto’s low thyroid, chronic exhaustion, insomnia, poor immunity, and low blood sugar symptoms, you may have poor function of the adrenal glands, or adrenal fatigue. These glands sit atop the kidneys and secrete stress hormones. However,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Aug 31, 2018 Read More

Carbs, not fats, are culprits in heart disease

If you avoid fats out of fear of heart disease, you may be surprised to learn that carbohydrates, not fats, are the culprits in heart disease. Carbs raise inflammation, thus raising the risk of heart disease. It also fans the... by Dr. Josh Redd | Aug 31, 2018 Read More

Time your meals with your body clock for better thyroid health

While what we eat is important, research increasingly suggests when we eat also matters. Eating in sync with your body’s many clocks could help you better manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid. The digestive system's "clock" While you may have heard of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Aug 13, 2018 Read More

Do you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid and feel more depressed in summer?

You have likely heard of SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, when the longer days of winter cause depression. But some people feel more depressed in summer, which is called summer SAD, or reverse SAD. While it's unclear what causes it,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Aug 13, 2018 Read More

Food sensititivies on AIP diet? Might be oral tolerance

If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, you may know about with restricted diets such as the autoimmune protocol (AIP), GAPs, or FODMAPs. These diets can lower inflammation, determine food sensitivities, and address root causes of chronic symptoms. However, some people... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 24, 2018 Read More

Excess salt can damage your good gut bacteria

We've long known a high-salt diet is connected with high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. However, a recent study shows excess salt also damages healthy gut bacteria. This increases the inflammation that also contributes to high blood... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 12, 2018 Read More

Vitamin D vital to managing Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Our bodies are supposed to make vitamin D from sunlight, but modern living has made it difficult to get enough these days. The consequence is a global 50 percent deficiency in vitamin D, even where it's sunny. This contributes to... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 12, 2018 Read More

Diet soda increases risk of dementia and stroke; avoid if you have Hashimoto’s

If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid you’re supposed to drink diet soda because it’s better for watching your weight, right? Wrong — people who drink diet soda every day are three times more likely to develop dementia or have a... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 30, 2018 Read More

Is your low thyroid caused by Hashimoto’s disease?

Do you have low thyroid symptoms and are they caused by Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland, is responsible for 90 percent of hypothyroid cases. However, the average doctor does not test for it... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 22, 2018 Read More

Hashimoto’s low thyroid care includes brain care

When addressing Hashimoto’s low thyroid, it's important to include caring for your brain health and function. Hashimoto’s low thyroid can profoundly affect the brain and you may need to include brain  support in addition to autoimmune thyroid care. Every cell needs... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 18, 2018 Read More

Is work stress and “social pollution” hindering your Hashimoto’s low thyroid healing?

We know pollution from industrial life is harmful to health.  But studies show “social pollution” is proving to also be very harmful. Social pollution refers to too many work hours, lack of job security, out-of-control health care costs, chronic exhaustion,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 8, 2018 Read More

Improving your master antioxidant glutathione status to tame Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Antioxidant-rich supplements and foods will help you tame inflammation, buffer the damage from toxins, and help improve your symptoms of Hashimoto’s low thyroid, but the most vital antioxidant is the one we make on our own: Glutathione. Well known antioxidant... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 1, 2018 Read More

Cholesterol, good fats, bad fats, and Hashimoto’s low thyroid

It's time to let go of the belief that fat raises cholesterol. Research is clear it is fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates that cause unhealthy cholesterol and inflammation. Too much sugars and processed carbs lower good cholesterol, raise triglycerides, and... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 25, 2018 Read More

New study shows eggs are not a cholesterol risk; notes for Hashimoto’s low thyroid

We have long been warned the cholesterol in eggs raises heart disease risk, however new research shows that is actually not the case in people with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes as long as you are eating a healthy diet.... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 17, 2018 Read More

NSAIDs — know the dangers and alternatives when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Chronic pain is very common — almost 50 million Americans suffer from it. Conventional medicine tells us to take NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), however, research increasingly shows NSAIDs come with many risks. It's better instead to look for root causes... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 17, 2018 Read More

Chronic viruses linked to autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects more than 90 percent of people in the US by age 20, with at least a quarter of those developing mononucleosis, or "mono." Recent studies show it can also trigger autoimmune diseases such as multiple... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 4, 2018 Read More

Address gut bacteria for joint pain and Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease affects more than 31 million people and is the number one cause of disability. Treatment has always been aimed at pain relief but not the underlying cause. With Hashimoto’s low thyroid affecting an estimated 25... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 4, 2018 Read More

Actresses Discuss Their Health Problems Related To Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid

When you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, you may feel like you’re the only one. After all, a majority of autoimmune disorders, such as Hashimoto’s, show no symptoms. Although men can be diagnosed with Hashimoto’s low thyroid, it’s usually women who... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 23, 2018 Read More

Chemical Sensitivities Can Exacerbate Your Immune System and Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid Levels

Have you noticed that heavy perfumes, fragrances, gas smells, new car smells, car exhaust and other chemicals are making you gag, kicking your immune system into gear? Are you suffering from constant fatigue and headaches? If so, then you may... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 23, 2018 Read More

Hashimoto’s mom? Antacids, antibiotics and childhood allergy risks

Dealing the underlying causes of your child’s acid reflux or frequent illnesses instead of masking them with pharmaceutical drugs could save you both bigger headaches later — a new study shows antacid and antibiotic use in infancy and early childhood... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 4, 2018 Read More

Try new veggies and fruits for Hashimotos’s low thyroid and better gut bacteria

One of the most solid ways to improve your mood, health, brain function, and Hashimoto’s low thyroid management is to eat an ample and diverse amount of produce. Why? Because it will create an ample and diverse array of gut... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 4, 2018 Read More

Got Hashimoto’s? Avoid standard cleaning products

If you use conventional cleaning products you may as well smoke.  A recent study shows lung damage over 20 years caused by standard cleaning products equals that of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The chemicals used in cleaning products damage the... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 21, 2018 Read More

Use exercise to reverse aging of your heart if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Aging causes muscles to stiffen, including the heart muscles. But there is something you can do — a new study showed middle aged adults who began a moderate- to high-intensity exercise program developed the heart flexibility of someone 15 to... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 21, 2018 Read More

Leaky gut of Hashimoto’s low thyroid also raises heart disease risk

Many people think of  heart disease risk in terms of cholesterol, smoking, and blood pressure. But your heart health is also highly dependent on your gut health. Digestive problems, multiple food sensitivities, and chronic pain and inflammation, are signs your... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 10, 2018 Read More

The connection between Hashimoto’s and increased heart risk

Sometimes autoimmune disease can attack the heart tissue and cause heart disease. These people  may not have the usual risks of high cholesterol or high blood pressure. However, people with Hashimoto's low thyroid should pay attention as having one autoimmune... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 10, 2018 Read More

Look for food quality, not calories, with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Although we Americans seem to love a diet,  a recent 12-month study found simply following a whole foods diet void of sugars and processed foods resulted in weight loss and improved health for the subjects. This is important if you... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 28, 2018 Read More

The addictive qualities of gluten and dairy with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Scientists have demonstrated what many patients with Hashimoto’s low thyroid have discovered: Gluten, dairy, and processed carbohydrates trigger the brain to have an addictive response. Foods that are high in processed carbs and fat are the most addictive, and the... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 21, 2018 Read More

Boost your SIgA — nature’s vaccine — to better manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid

As many people struggle with the flu, talk of the flu vaccine is popular. But did you know you can  improve your immunity against not only the flu, but also other viruses, bacterial infections, yeasts, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, and... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 9, 2018 Read More

Rise in Hashimoto’s low thyroid linked to leaky gut

Hashimoto’s low thyroid, a disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland, is one of the most common autoimmune diseases today and affects mostly women. It used to be autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s low thyroid were... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 9, 2018 Read More

Functional blood test ranges are more useful with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Did a doctor tell you your tests were normal and you were perfectly normal when you had low thyroid symptoms? Unfortunately, this is a very common scenario for many patients, the majority of them women. Doctors tell them their thyroid... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 30, 2018 Read More

The Instant Pot can help you with your functional medicine protocol

Functional medicine empowers you to take charge of your Hashimoto's low thyroid health journey. However, eating healthy can take up more time and attention than some people are used to. Thanks to a relatively new kitchen appliance called the Instant... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 15, 2018 Read More

Spore probiotics give extra boost to good gut bacteria for Hashimoto’s low thyroid

We have learned much recently about how important it is to cultivate good gut bacteria, or "gut  microbiome" in order to better manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid. Spore-based probiotic supplements have been shown to especially boost your good bacteria. “Spore” comes... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 15, 2018 Read More

Don’t believe the sugar industry’s lies if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

An investigation published in 2018 shows the sugar industry was successful in shifting the blame for heart disease to dietary fat using skewed and incomplete science; all along they knew the real culprit was sugar. This corporate deception went on to... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 5, 2018 Read More

Exercise makes good gut bacteria when you have Hashimoto’s

Science has taught us how important good gut bacteria are to healthy immunity, brain function, mood, digestive health, and, management of autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s low thyroid. Science has also taught us the best way to improve your good... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 5, 2018 Read More

Avoid canola oil if you have Hashimoto’s — it worsens memory

We’ve long been told canola oil is healthy. After all, Whole Foods proudly displays it as an ingredient in all their prepared foods. But scientists have revealed a darker truth: Canola oil worsens memory and promotes amyloid plaque, a primary marker of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 14, 2017 Read More

Improve your Hashimoto’s low thyroid protocol success with a food diary

Want to improve your success in taming Hashimoto's hypothyroidism with the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet? Research shows a food diary can help you stick to the diet. Weight loss studies shows those who kept a food diary lost 30 to 50... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 14, 2017 Read More

Balancing Hashimoto’s low thyroid with raising children

The majority of people with Hashimoto’s low thyroid are women, which means many moms are struggling to balance the demands of motherhood with their autoimmune thyroid condition. This can make mothers feel disappointed or inferior if they are not able... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 6, 2017 Read More

Cannibinoid receptors and Hashimoto’s — no cannabis required

Research of medical marijuana has taught us about our own endocannabinoid system (ECS) — cell receptors that play a vital role in inflammation, appetite, pain, mood, memory, and even cancer prevention. Cannabinoid receptors respond to compounds in cannabis, or marijuana,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 27, 2017 Read More

Counting carbs? Look at carb density instead with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Are counting carbs to lower inflammation, lose weight, or manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid? If so, researchers say to look at carbohydrate density instead. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are in each 100 grams of food. Low carb density foods... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 21, 2017 Read More

Acid blocking drugs and stomach cancer; what you need to know with Hashimoto’s

Several factors are responsible for stomach cancer, however a recent study has shown that regular use of proton pump inhibitors, commonly referred to as PPIs, for acid reflux increases the risk of stomach cancer. The study shows that PPI users... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 13, 2017 Read More

Anemia Is A Common Roadblock to Treating Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid

For those people suffering from Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid, there is usually one course of action—an anti-inflammatory treatment plan.  This involves consuming gut healing foods and removing foods that destabilize the immune system.  However, there’s one oft-overlooked factor that causes major... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 12, 2017 Read More

Are you a “sedentary athlete” with autoimmune Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

Working out every day while managing Hashimoto’s low thyroid is a great way to support your immune system (as long as you're not over training). However, recent studies show if you're sitting the rest of the time, you are still subject... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 1, 2017 Read More

Stress, PMS and menopause, and Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Navigating female hormones is no walk in the park sometimes — between the cycling up and down each month with PMS and then throughout a woman's lifetime from puberty, through childbirth, and then through menopause, symptoms can range from mildly... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 9, 2017 Read More

Study proves an anti-inflammatory diet tames Hashimoto’s low thyroid

A 2016 study showed what we have long known in functional medicine — a diet that is low in carbohydrates and inflammatory tames Hashimoto's low thyroid. The study showed it lowered thyroid antibodies, the marker for autoimmune  Hashimoto’s. Autoimmune Hashimoto’s low... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 29, 2017 Read More

Why you should avoid handling store receipts when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

A recent study shows handling store receipts causes BPA to stay in the body much longer than if it's ingested. The thermal paper used in store receipts these days is high in BPA, an environmental toxin. BPA (bisphenol-A) is the main... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 19, 2017 Read More

Plenty of sunlight needed for better sleep when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

We know that  exposure to computer, tablet, and TV screens at night sabotages sleep. They emit a blue light that mimics sunlight, thus inhibiting the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. However, sunlight is nevertheless necessary for sleep, as long... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 8, 2017 Read More

Healthier alternatives to NSAIDs when you have Hashimoto’s

It's common for doctors to prescribe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for mild to moderate pain. But this doesn't mean they're safe. Taken long term, especially if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, NSAIDS can raise the risks of numerous health... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

Bust the blood sugar highs when you have Hashimoto’s

The path to chronic disease — from obesity to Hashimoto’s low thyroid — is cobbled with sugar and refined carbohydrates. It’s a slippery slope that leads directly to insulin resistance syndrome, given the right conditions, mainly being inactive and overweight.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

How to feed your healthy gut bacteria when you have Hashimoto’s

While fermented foods and probiotic supplements can give you fabulous gut health benefits, if you aren’t also feeding those intestinal bacteria what they want, you might as well be pouring your money down the drain.  Why? To thrive and multiply,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

Traveling? Prevent Hashimoto’s flares while on the go

Feeling well with Hashimoto’s low thyroid can require extra care with diet, stress levels, exertion, and sleep, but that doesn’t mean travel isn’t an option. Many people with Hashimoto’s low thyroid travel flare-free, using some extra prep time before hand... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

Artificial sweeteners increase health risks with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Using artificial sweeteners to avoid weight gain raises the risk of future health problems, according to a new study. If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, it’s important to avoid artificial and toxic chemicals as much as possible. The study found... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 28, 2017 Read More

Low thyroid and low blood pressure — health risks and management

People have good reason to worry about high blood pressure as it puts you at risk for a number of diseases. However, low blood pressure also has health risks and problems — it can impair brain function and increase your mortality risk.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 21, 2017 Read More

Exercise upper airway muscles to combat snoring when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

People snore when the throat and palate tissues and muscles become too lax  when you're  sleeping and vibrate. Studies show simply exercising these muscles can restore enough tone to significantly reduce snoring. If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid you may... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 17, 2017 Read More

Exercise, not dieting, new health care direction for Hashimoto’s low thyroid

If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, then you likely know what it is to struggle with weight gain and dieting. Do you hate going to the doctor because you know they will tell you to lose weight? Or maybe you... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 6, 2017 Read More

Why female Hashimoto’s low thyroid patients opt for functional medicine

Functional medicine draws primarily women. Why? Chronic health symptoms affect more women than men and the treatment of women in the standard health care model often ranges from disappointing to dehumanizing. We hear this over and over from our patients... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 29, 2017 Read More

Avoid feminine products loaded with toxins if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Every day millions of women and girls deliver high amounts of toxins into their bloodstream thanks to chemically laden tampons and sanitary pads. These products contain high amounts of industrial contaminants that enter the body through a highly permeable tissue... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 15, 2017 Read More

Do you know what’s in your supplements when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

When you’re managing autoimmune Hashimoto’s low thyroid, you’ll see recommendations for supplements to tame inflammation, support adrenal health, and repair the gut. It’s important to know about supplement quality. The U.S. enjoys liberal production of and access to nutritional supplements. We... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 9, 2017 Read More

The best exercise for aging with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Aging with Hashimoto’s means looking after your mitochondria — the energy factories in your cells. Mitochondria function diminishes as we age, however, new research shows regular bursts of high intensity exercise improve mitochondrial function. Regular exercise is a magic bullet when it comes to staying physically and... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 9, 2017 Read More

Hashimoto’s and fatty liver — the culprit is not dietary fat

  If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and struggle with excess weight or high blood sugar, your blood tests show may also show fatty liver (high liver enzymes). Although fatty liver has no overt symptoms, a liver filled with fat hinders... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 24, 2017 Read More

Nitric oxide for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

When it comes to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, taming inflammation is the name of the game. This can be difficult because the body creates vicious cycles where inflammation keeps feeding more inflammation. This makes halting the progression of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism difficult…but not impossible.... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 4, 2017 Read More

Intermittent fasting when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

  Fasting has long been a normal event for humans, due either to religious reasons or lack of food. Today, people fast for health reasons using a form of fasting called intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly due to... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 29, 2017 Read More

Gluten-free for Hashimoto’s and eating rice-based substitutes? Beware arsenic

If you’re addressing your Hashimoto’s low thyroid through diet and lifestyle in addition to medication, it's likely you're gluten-free and consuming rice-based substitutes. If you are eating them regularly, you may be consuming unsafe levels of arsenic. A 2017 study showed those who follow a... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 14, 2017 Read More

Got Hashimoto’s low thyroid and hemorrhoids? Here’s what to know

Hemorrhoids are an embarrassing subject but they can make you miserable. Although the issue tends to run in families, there are steps you can take to relieve and prevent hemorrhoids. When you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, addressing root causes of hemorrhoids... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 12, 2017 Read More

How to buffer the damage of everyday toxins when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Sadly,  eating organic food and using non-toxic household and body products is not enough to keep us toxin-free when working to manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid. While those measures certainly are necessary, the truth is we are overwhelmed with unprecedented levels of toxins... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 12, 2017 Read More

Do you feel worse on the AIP diet for your Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

Although the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet is well known for reducing symptoms of Hashimoto’s low thyroid, some people are discouraged to find it makes them feel worse when they begin it. Why? The sudden change in foods can upset your body chemistry and expose health problems.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 24, 2017 Read More

Are you coping with Hashimoto’s low thyroid and daylight saving aftermath? You’re not alone

If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid and are still feeling tired from daylight saving  you’re not alone. Changing the time throws a kink in the biological clock, leaving many people feeling tired for a few weeks. That one hour sleep change can cause insomnia... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 24, 2017 Read More

Gluten is the first thing to go with Hashimoto’s low thyroid diagnosis

Low thyroid function has received a lot of attention online since the publication of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by Datis Kharrazian in 2009. While many considerations should be managed with hypothyroidism, the first and one of the most important is a gluten-free diet.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 12, 2017 Read More

Is excess iron hindering your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism protocol?

If you have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism and hemochromatosis, it's important to know that excess iron is very inflammatory. Consistently high iron levels can be due to a genetic condition called hemochromatosis, in which the body absorbs too much iron. Hemochromatosis is relatively... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 5, 2017 Read More

Five ways eating more vegetables improve well-being when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

New research shows eating more fresh fruits and vegetables can improve your well-being in as little as two weeks. Previous studies show eating ample vegetables influences the health of the brain, immune system, and gut — all of which affect your mood. When you have Hashimoto’s... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 22, 2017 Read More

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and enzymes may help patients with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Do you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid and also deal with acid reflux, indigestion, constipation, or feeling like there’s a brick in your stomach after you eat? Or are you on a restricted diet to manage your Hashimoto's hypothyroidism but find you're still reacting to an... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 22, 2017 Read More

Chronic stress, PMS, and Hashimoto’s low thyroid — what you need to know

If you have Hashimoto's low thyroid and your monthly period is a miserable journey of depression, anxiety, irritability, pain, and more, you may need to look at the effect stress is having on your hormones. The misery of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 3, 2017 Read More

Why functional medicine lab testing is key with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Lab testing is fundamental when you have Hashimoto's low thyroid and use using functional medicine to manage it. Lab testing shows you the cause of symptoms, if you are headed toward other diseases, track how well you're doing on your protocol, and help you... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 25, 2017 Read More

Why you should care about leaky gut when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Leaky gut is what it sounds like — the contents of the small intestine leak through the intestinal wall into the sterile environment of the bloodstream. This triggers inflammation that can not only flare your Hashimoto’s low thyroid, but also cause other... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 19, 2017 Read More

Three ways to use the placebo effect when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

The placebo effect is a target of scorn but research shows it has become more effective in recent years, particularly in the United States, where some drugs in clinical trials barely outmatch placebos. This is actually good news for people with... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 11, 2017 Read More

Ditch the diet sodas if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Diet soda is commonly consumed because people think it's better for them, and the soda industry spends millions of dollars to keep this belief alive. Research, however, shows a different story — diet sodas can make you fat and are dangerous for your... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 6, 2017 Read More

New year anti-inflammatory detox diet for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and are you ready for a health reboot this new year? The autoimmune diet calms Hashimoto's inflammation, stimulates recovery, repairs leaky gut, and boosts well being. Remove foods that trigger Hashimoto’s flares Many foods can trigger Hashimoto's... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 28, 2016 Read More

Is chronic stress worsening your Hashimoto’s low thyroid? Use an adrenal stress test

You’ve probably heard stress is bad for you. And you've probably also heard stress can make your Hashimoto’s low thyroid worse. But how do you know if your stress is normal or high enough to cause thyroid problems? The adrenal... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 23, 2016 Read More

High TSH? Why functional medicine is important for Hashimoto’s low thyroid function

Do you have high TSH and have you noticed the term “functional medicine” popping up more? Functional medicine is different from regular medicine in that it looks for root causes instead of just addressing symptoms. This is important to know ... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 15, 2016 Read More

Are you always hungry, sleepy after meals, and have Hashimoto’s?

Do you have Hashimoto’s and find you are always hungry and sleepy after meals? If so, you may suffer from insulin resistance, a disorder of high blood sugar that raises your risk for diabetes. Although you may need to give... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 9, 2016 Read More

Undiagnosed gluten sensitivity and Hashimoto’s raises risk of needing gallbladder surgery

Gallbladder surgery is one of the most common surgeries today and considered almost commonplace. But did you know you actually really need your gallbladder? And that going gluten-free can considerably lower the risk of needing gallbladder surgery? This is especially... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 30, 2016 Read More

What you need to know if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and breast implants

Do you have breast implants and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? Or are you thinking of getting breast implants?  If so, take note that both silicone and saline can make you sick and may raise the risk of autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 24, 2016 Read More

Prevent Hashimoto’s flares this post-election Thanksgiving

Are you dreading Thanksgiving with your family this year due to a political divide? If you have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism,  this year's Thanksgiving may feel like a battle zone if you have family members on opposite ends of the political spectrum.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 16, 2016 Read More

Election recovery tips when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Has getting through one of the most acrimonious elections in U.S. history been hard on your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism condition? Fortunately, functional medicine offers some tips to help you rebound from the stress and improve your autoimmune thyroid condition. The election... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 9, 2016 Read More

Are you not able to lose weight? Look for underlying causes

Have you tried every diet under the sun but still can't lose weight? Are you growing increasingly frustrated and hopeless. Low-calorie diets have long been popular, but the rising obesity epidemic shows they clearly don't work at keeping the weight... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 9, 2016 Read More

New immune trigger discovered in wheat; gluten is not the only one

You probably know someone who is gluten-free and avoiding wheat and wheat-like grains for better health. Gluten-free products have exploded on grocery store shelves. But new research shows gluten may not be the only source in wheat triggering an immune... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 29, 2016 Read More

Your bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea could be SIBO

If you have gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation — or all of the above — then you may have SIBO. SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a condition in which bacteria from the large intestine move into the small intestine... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 29, 2016 Read More

Are you too acidic? Improve alkalinity for better health

The average American diet, which is high in junk foods and low in vegetables, makes your body overly acidic. Body pH is important, you must maintain an optimal pH for proper cellular function. If you are too acidic, you are... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 13, 2016 Read More

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano misguided about her Hashimoto’s low thyroid diagnosis

Zoe Saldano of Star Trek fame recently revealed in an interview that she has Hashimoto’s low thyroid, an autoimmune thyroid disease. But she’s a little misguided about how Hashimoto’s works. In an interview she said, “Your body doesn’t have the... by dev | Oct 12, 2016 Read More

BPA may trigger autoimmune damage to nerves

  Did you know handling store receipts for just a few seconds can increase your risk of a degenerative neurological disorder? A recent study linked BPA (bisphenol-A), the toxin in plastics and store receipts, with autoimmune destruction of the lining... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 7, 2016 Read More

Newer research shows cell phone cancer risk legitimate

People used to think worrying about cell phone safety was conspiracy theory or quack science. That's not the case anymore based on new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP now advises caregivers limit children's cell phone... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 28, 2016 Read More

Natural antihistamines can bring relief for allergies

  Do you dread allergy season and suffer from itchy skin, red eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches? Or instead do you react to certain foods with hives, headaches, nasal congestion, skin problems, a racing heart, or... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 27, 2016 Read More

Being “hangry” ages you too fast

Do get “hangry” when you go too long without eating. Hanger—hunger plus anger—is that nuclear combination of low blood sugar and hyper irritability that turns a nice person into an ferocious monster. People make jokes about being hangry, but it... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

Sunglasses at night if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

Have you noticed how bright the newer streetlights are these days? Although they save energy and are great for visibility, these new LED streetlights disrupt the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle. Our bodies are finely tuned to cycles of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

Fast 13 hours to reduce disease risk

Want an easy way to lower your risk of cancer and chronic disease? Eat an early dinner and see if you can comfortably go 13 hours until you eat breakfast. Research shows extended fasting during the night may improve a... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

What to know about sugar with Hashimoto’s

  What to know about sugar when you have Hashimoto’s For optimal health, women should consume less than 25 grams, or 6 teaspoons, a day of added sugar. Men should consume no more than 9. Yet the average rate of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

Research Indicates B12 Deficiency Common in Thyroid Conditions.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the production of red blood cells, nerves, and DNA... by redriver | Aug 16, 2016 Read More

Food Sensitivities.

You've probably heard of gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free diets and products, but these are only a few of the many foods that can produce undesirable symptoms in. by redriver | Aug 16, 2016 Read More
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Thyroid Medication Not Helping Your Symptoms?

You’ve heard it all before: “just exercise more,” “this is part of getting older,” and “it’s all in your head, it’ll pass soon. by redriver | Aug 16, 2016 Read More
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