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Understanding the Thyroid and Tips for Improving Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits just below the voice box. The thyroid’s responsibility is to extract iodine from the foods we eat and convert it to thyroid hormones. It does this by combining iodine and the amino...

What Is Cushing’s Syndrome (Hypercortisolism): Symptoms and Treatment

What is Cushing’s syndrome? Cushing’s syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, describes distinct symptoms exhibited in individuals who suffer prolonged exposure to the hormone cortisol. The condition is very rare, as it only affects 10 to 15 per 1 million people...

Hashimoto’s Disease: When the Thyroid Sleeps on the Job

Hashimoto’s disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is named after Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto, a Japanese physician and scientist. In the early 20th century, Dr. Hashimoto discovered a new form of thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. That new form of thyroiditis...

How to Recover from Adrenal Fatigue with Amino Acid Adrenal Support

If you have adrenal fatigue, then you know what a profound impact the condition can have on your quality of life. Not only do adrenal fatigue patients suffer frequent exhaustion, but they also endure anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, and bouts...

Graves’ Disease: Symptoms and Treatment for an Overactive Thyroid

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself. The body’s immune system is designed to produce antibodies to protect the body from foreign invaders including germs, bacteria, and viruses. In an autoimmune condition, the immune system...

Hyperthyroidism: When the Thyroid Goes into Overdrive

“Any history of thyroid problems?” has become a common question in the doctor’s office when one is feeling a bit off. More awareness is being raised around this small gland and its incredible influence on the body. Thyroid disease is...

Understanding Hypothyroidism Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Hypothyroidism is proof that size doesn’t matter. The small thyroid gland can cause big health problems when it isn’t working correctly. The thyroid gland affects every system in the body, and thyroid hormones are needed for the body to stay...