Tag Archives: hypothyroidism

Thyroid tests misleading

September 10, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  One of the most common problems in medicine today is the testing for hypothyroidism. Blood tests often indicate you are OK when you are not. Blood tests measure the amount of thyroid hormones, TSH, circulating in our blood. Typically the tests indicate normal values. But it is not the amount […]

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Fibromyalgia: The elusive hypometabolic disease

September 6, 2012

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by Dr. Cristina Romero-Bosch —  This controversial condition was first recognized by the American Medical Association as recently as 1987. It is defined by the presence of disperse body pain and tenderness with often debilitating fatigue and depression. Fibromyalgia is currently a condition that is ineffectively treated and, at times, even ignored. Despite being present […]

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The connection between pain and hormones

September 4, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  If you have been trying to rid your body of pain and so far nothing has worked, the problem may be that you are low thyroid, or hypothyroid. The vast majority of people with chronic pain are low thyroid. Increasingly today, people are hypothyroid because the cells in their body […]

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Fibromyalgia recovery made simple

September 2, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  A lot is now known about the origin of fibromyalgia symptoms, but it was not always so. We now know enough that we can affect a healing recovery in most patients, once they understand the importance of their overall health and how it affects the healing of the central nervous system […]

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Environmental toxins impede thyroid function

August 14, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Almost all of us have perchlorate in our bodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is a by-product derived from the manufacture of rocket and jet fuel, car air bags and fireworks. It is virtually everywhere as it leaks into much of the nation’s drinking water supply. Perchlorate […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s troublesome thyroid

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Oprah Winfrey’s metabolism has been up and down — and up again. Adventures with the bathroom scale and swings in energy eventually got her focused on her thyroid. In her magazine, she wrote: “My body was turning on me. First [it was] hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left […]

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An inexpensive fix for infertility

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  The thyroid gland was once nicknamed the third ovary. The various hormone-producing tissues do not work properly when the body is low on thyroid because the thyroid is the master gland. This piece of forgotten information can save many women a lot of trouble. Too little thyroid and tadpoles cannot […]

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Natural Thyroid Care

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The thyroid gland is not large, but it functions as the “spark plugs” of the body, giving a person plenty of energy for every bodily activity. Thyroid problems are among the most prevalent health disorders. Hypothyroidism. The most common thyroid condition is called hypothyroidism, or a low-functioning thyroid. Symptoms often […]

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