Thyroid Resources

Women’s International Pharmacy is dedicated to the education of our customers and practitioners. This page highlights the many educational resources we offer regarding thyroid health, including information on hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and various compounded thyroid treatment options.

Connections – Hypothyroidism: is 98.6° Really Normal?

Some medical professionals believe that an increased prevalence of mild to moderate hypothyroidism may be contributing to the lowering of our “normal” body temperature. In other words, “normal” does not necessarily mean optimal.

Nicotine’s Effects on Thyroid Function

Investigate the growing body of data that suggests that nicotine may have a detrimental effect on thyroid function. Research also points to a possible connection between nicotine-induced altered thyroid function and cognitive impairment.

Compounded Thyroid Medication Options

Learn how compounded thyroid medication is an option for people with low thyroid function who have sensitivities to additives in manufactured thyroid medications.

Book Review – Stop the Thyroid Madness II edited by Janie A. Bowthorpe

Although we live in a time when there are many more challenges to our health, we also have a wealth of information available to us, such as this book edited by Janie Bowthorpe. This enables us to take an active role in partnering with our health care practitioners to solve health care problems.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Hypothyroidism

Mitochondria are biological structures that produce energy within cells. Energy production is compromised in people with hypothyroidism. Could this connection be a clue in how to better treat under-active thyroid production?

Book Review – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by Datis Kharrazian

Citing the observations of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Dr. Daris Kharrazian points out that the majority of people with low thyroid function suffer from autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Discover more by reading our review of his book.

Medications and Thyroid Function

Many medications can have side effects on thyroid function, such as nerve inflammation. T3 seems to stop damage and actually promote healing of the nerve. T3 seems to put the brakes on damage to the nerve sheath and actually promotes healing of the nerve. Continue reading to learn about this alternative.

Book Review – Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis by Izabella Wentz

This book is well-referenced resource for people looking to improve their ability to recover their health from the devastation of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Book Review – Living Well with Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism by Mary J. Shomon

Shomon’s book points out having too much thyroid hormone isn’t simply malfunctioning glands. Autoimmunity is more likely the underlying cause. Read this review to investigate further!

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. What is the connection, and how might this help in treating mental illness?

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. This article discusses why his findings were significant and remain relevant today.

Beyond Levothyroxine: Treatment Possibilities for Hypothyroidism

Many people—including some practitioners—are now questioning the effectiveness of levothyroxine in treating hypothyroidism. Continue reading to learn about alternative therapies.

Book Review – Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness by Steven F. Hotze

A great deal of difficulty in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism lies with the reliance on testing. Dr. Hotze asks, if we are only going to rely on testing, what is the purpose of seeing the patient? We can save a lot of time and expense if the tests are always going to trump the patient’s signs and symptoms.

How Stress Affects Thyroid Function

As difficult as it may be to decipher the symptoms of improper thyroid function, stress may also be part of the problem. Without making sure the adrenals are functioning properly, a vicious cycle continues, even with traditional thyroid supplementation.

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