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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! The Selenium Story: The selenium and thyroid story are closely … Continue reading 1 supplement in Hashimoto’s & Graves’ to reduce thyroid antibodies. Updated 2017

Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is the most common autoimmune disorder in the world affecting more than 10% of females and 2% of males causing hypothyroidism with fatigue, weight gain / difficulty losing weight, infertility, constipation, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, swelling and more. A study was completed on women in … Continue reading Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Keeping on track with my 2016 goals gets hard when I'm time poor!  What I need is a quick and healthy meal to help me stay alert, calm and full throughout my busy afternoon while lovin' my liver. Challenge accepted! Carrot & Beetroot Salad (with thanks to Everyday Cookbook) Recipe: 1 carrot 2 beetroot (raw) ½ green apple ¼ … Continue reading Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Infertility, miscarriage & thyroid

I wish more than anything in the world that I had found a thyroid-literate naturopath & doctor before I suffered through so many miscarriages & spent thousands of dollars on IVF. It's one of the reasons why I went back to school for 4 years of full time study to become a naturopath myself & … Continue reading Infertility, miscarriage & thyroid

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7 years advanced notice of thyroid disorder with simple tests

So you've been told your thyroid is normal but you are still exhausted, forgetful & gaining weight? Did you know your immune system could be causing these symptoms 7 years before they show up on your 'thyroid test' (TSH test)? Antibodies from the immune system have been found attacking the thyroid up to 7 years … Continue reading 7 years advanced notice of thyroid disorder with simple tests

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

Fighting Fatigue, Boosting Energy

Feeling fatigued is a wide-spread problems for about 20% of our population who possess so little energy their exhaustion interferes with their ability to enjoy a normal life (9). Are there evidence-based solutions that boost your energy that don’t leave you crashing and worse-off? The simplest, natural treatment for fatigue is rest and sleep. Sadly … Continue reading Fighting Fatigue, Boosting Energy

Tired, teary & sluggish?

Feeling tired, teary & sluggish?  Can't lose fat or gain muscle?  You might have one of the most common chronic disorders - hypothyroidism.  A whopping 5% of the total population have hypothyroidism and as you age your risk increases.  In your 50's and 60's 10% of the population have hypothyroidism.  Plus it's more common in women than men (2, 3).  … Continue reading Tired, teary & sluggish?