The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones essential for normal growth and development as well as regulating metabolism. Because of its complex role in the body, there are many reasons why a thyroid gland malfunctions. In some cases, thyroid dysfunction may require more than a “one medication fits all” approach. Check out the thyroid resources below to learn more about thyroid health, including information on hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and various compounded thyroid treatment options.
Mild to moderate hypothyroidism may contribute to the lowering of “normal” body temperature, but “normal” does not necessarily mean optimal.
Many people are questioning the effectiveness of levothyroxine in treating hypothyroidism. Continue reading to learn about alternative therapies.
BRAIN HEALTH AND HORMONES
Correcting thyroid imbalance gradually improves neurotransmission, often leading to clearer thinking and better memory.
CATCHING UP WITH DR. BROWNSTEIN
Dr. Brownstein believes that autoimmune thyroid disease is becoming epidemic, and routinely tests each new patient for antibodies associated with these diseases.
EUGENE HERTOGHE AND THYROID DYSFUNCTION
Over 100 years ago, Dr. Eugene Hertoghe applied his skills as a medical detective, becoming widely respected for his expertise in thyroid dysfunction.
BOOK REVIEW – HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS
Izabella Wentz’s book is well-referenced resource for people looking to improve their ability to recover their health from the devastation of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
HORMONES AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Thyroid hormones affect every cell in the body, including the parts of the body that regulate emotions.
HORMONES AND THE AGING VOICE
The voice is extremely sensitive to fluctuations in hormone levels, including thyroid hormones. What is going on with hormones to affect the voice?
HOW IS THE THYROID GLAND LIKE A CAR?
Several reasons may cause a car to stop running. In the case of thyroid function, there is also a wide variety of reasons why a thyroid gland may not be working.
HOW STRESS AFFECTS THYROID FUNCTION
Without making sure the adrenals are functioning properly, a vicious cycle of stress and fatigue may continue, even with traditional thyroid supplementation.
BOOK REVIEW – HYPOTHYROIDISM, HEALTH & HAPPINESS
A great deal of difficulty in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism lies with the reliance on testing over listening to the patient’s description of their symptoms.
IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THYROID DYSFUNCTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS?
Some medications used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression are associated with thyroid function abnormalities.
BOOK REVIEW – LIVING WELL WITH GRAVES’ DISEASE AND HYPERTHYROIDISM
Having too much thyroid hormone isn’t simply malfunctioning glands. Autoimmunity is more likely the underlying cause.
MEDICATIONS AND THYROID FUNCTION
Many medications may have side effects on thyroid function, such as nerve inflammation, but T3 seems to put the brakes on damage and promotes nerve healing.
MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION AND HYPOTHYROIDISM
Mitochondria produce energy within cells. Hypothyroidism compromises energy production. Could this connection be a clue to improving thryoid production?
NICOTINE’S EFFECTS ON THYROID FUNCTION
Nicotine may have a detrimental effect on thyroid function. Nicotine-induced altered thyroid function may be connected to cognitive impairment.
BOOK REVIEW – STOP THE THYROID MADNESS II
Many practitioners have changed their approach to recognizing thyroid dysfunction and assisting their patients to truly turn their health around.
BOOK REVIEW- WHY DO I STILL HAVE THYROID SYMPTOMS?
Many people with low thyroid function suffer from autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
THE WOMEN’S GUIDE TO THYROID HEALTH
In this PDF, The Women’s Guide to Thyroid Health is a comprehensive questionnaire that will help you assess your current thyroid health.
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