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Archive for Prevention

How Clean and Green is Your Home
by admin

In light of the recent release of radioactive material from the unfortunately damaged nuclear reactors in Japan, I wanted to highlight that though we may not be able to control or avoid exposure to the radioactive materials (see the recent post on iodine recommendations for prevention), there are many ways we can avoid everyday exposure to potentially toxic chemicals, in your home.

Low Dose Iodine Prevents Deficiency and Reduces Radiation Uptake
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Iodine deficiency is common, and having it predisposes us to greater radioactive iodine uptake.  If our thyroid is hungry for iodine, it will bind more readily to any type of iodine when exposed to it.  If the only iodine around is radioactive iodine, it will absorb more when in a deficient state. Although the levels…
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Iodine Protects Thyroid From Radiation
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Oral iodine can protect the thyroid gland from radioactive iodine. The thyroid gland absorbs stable or radioactive iodine, and cannot determine the difference between the two. Taking oral iodine saturates the thyroid gland with healthy iodine, so it cannot absorb any more -either stable or radioactive- for the next 24 hours. Unfortunately, taking iodine cannot…
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Menopause Symptoms
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Hot flashes and night sweats are only two of the many symptoms of menopause. Many women are able to pass through menopause with ease, but intense menopausal symptoms are becoming more and more common, and are a sign of hormonal imbalance.  This can be treated! Often the thyroid and adrenal hormones are involved as well,…
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Dietary Recommendations for Hormone Balancing
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Keeping Estrogen in Check Healthy hormone balancing really starts at home. We can effect the hormone health of each member of our family by the choices we make at the market…from the home cleaning products we purchase and use to the food we consume.  It has been widely published that young girls are entering puberty…
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Fruit and Veggie Cleanse
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Eat your way to good health with this 5-7 day detox diet Reduce allergies and inflammation, lose weight and feel better with this cleansing diet. This diet detoxifies the liver, colon and the whole body. The more you eat the more you cleanse!   It is a total of 7 days, with 5 days of just fruits…
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