1 supplement in Hashimoto’s & Graves’ to reduce thyroid antibodies. Updated 2017

On the search to feel more energetic, more upbeat and regulate weight with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease?  Have you heard about the mineral selenium?  It is one of the most extensively researched, science based, natural treatments for reducing the autoimmune attack on the thyroid!

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The Selenium Story: Continue reading “1 supplement in Hashimoto’s & Graves’ to reduce thyroid antibodies. Updated 2017”

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Hashimoto’s or Graves & still tired, sick & depressed?

Vitamin D levels are often low in Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism as well as Graves hyperthyroidism.  

Unfortunately low ‘sunshine vitamin’ levels mean possibly a higher risk for a whole host of problems including:

  • depression
  • osteoporosis
  • inability to resist colds and ‘flus.

So simple fix right? Spend more time lolling about in the sun!  Continue reading “Hashimoto’s or Graves & still tired, sick & depressed?”

Getting enough sunshine may help you avoid a thyroid disease.

Our bodies need sunshine!

Our current obsession with shielding ourselves from all sun exposure may be dangerous* if you have a family history of any autoimmune disease.

From the sun (and also from some foods) our body gets Vitamin D which is actually a precursor to a powerful hormone in our body.  Sunshine becomes in our bodies:

  • major regulator of calcium
  • regulator of cell growth and differentiation
  • regulator of our immune function. 
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Continue reading “Getting enough sunshine may help you avoid a thyroid disease.”

The Goldilocks Hormone Keeping Your Heart Beating

Heart cells can only use a biologically active thyroid hormone (T3) that is not commonly tested nor prescribed in Australia.  If you do not have the correct amount of T3 getting into your heart an alarming array of signs and symptoms can develop with fatal outcomes.

Drs’ Klein and Danzi in the American Heart Association publication, Circulation* claim:

 

“low T3 is a strong predictor of all cause and cardiovascular mortality” and that T3 is a stronger predictor than age, poorly regulated fats or malfunctioning heart muscle.

 

Too much T3 in hyperthyroidism and Graves can be just as fatal as too little in hypothyroidism and Hashimotos.

Does the discussion leave you confused? Let’s do a quick thyroid recap: Continue reading “The Goldilocks Hormone Keeping Your Heart Beating”

What to do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling*. The science behind regaining your lost libido.

What can you do when that lovin’ feeling is gone, gone, gone?*  And where does it go?  Are there any facts supporting the claims that aphrodisiacs can bring your sexy back**?

Lost libido can be an early warning sign or further proof that something is not quite right with your health, your diet or your lifestyle.  Not feeling the urge should not be ignored. It might in fact be an important clue in detecting what is happening and hidden in your body.

Continue reading “What to do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling*. The science behind regaining your lost libido.”