Is Your Thyroid Working Properly? Thyroid Hormone Testing TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the medical gold standard for testing thyroid function. TSH is the hormone released by the brain talking to the thyroid, telling it to make more hormones. It is not measuring thyroid hormone itself. You are typically considered hypothyroid only when your TSH […]
Try this great osteoporosis self assessment tool! Use this simple calculation and assess your risk of osteoporosis. Age-Weight (kg) = chance of osteoporosis If you score 0 or less your risk is less than 5% If you score 0-20 your risk is approx. 15-20% If you score 20 or more your risk is approx. 50-60% […]
If you are eating a good diet, exercise regularly, and still can’t loose weight chances are you have a hormone imbalance. Most overweight patients I see do not actually eat a huge amount of food. They usually have two situations; one is lack of exercise and the other is a hormone imbalance. Many of them […]
Natural Treatment for Stress and Anxiety Today’s lifestyle can be quite hectic. Deadlines, working moms, high debt loads and internal pressure are just a few things new to our culture. Even if you take the time for yoga, meditation, and exercise, your body may be feeling the effects of stress. Stress affects everyone differently; for some […]
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.
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 […]