As a follow up to our webinar with Thyroid Pharmacist Izabella Wentz, PharmD, she addresses questions about thyroid function and Hashimoto's Disease. Here are your questions answered. I have a patient who has your book. She has multiple gut issues, and I've tried to get her to eliminate wheat, gluten and dairy for years. She refuses. She wants to take antabine or the naltrexone you recommend but…

Tags: Thyroid Health, Hashimoto's, Iodine, Mineral Imbalances

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Treating Patients With Hashimoto's Disease: Your Questions Answered

As January's Thyroid Awareness Month winds down, now is the time to practice all we've learned about the care and feeding of our master of metabolism. In Part I of our last blog post, we zeroed in on the enemies of a healthy thyroid. In Part II, we will help you fend them off to protect the health of your thyroid gland with the following key action steps. Reverse Estrogen Dominance - An imbalance…

Tags: Thyroid Health, Heavy Metals, Estrogen Dominance, Xenoestrogens, Iodine, Selenium

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Protect Against Thyroid Imbalance

Environmental pollutants are in the air we breathe, water we drink and bathe in, and food we eat. In excess, they can have profound negative effects on the basic mechanisms of body chemistry and affect the synthesis and actions of hormones essential for maintaining our health. The thyroid, which is primarily responsible for regulating metabolism, is profoundly affected by natural and environmental…

Tags: Elements Testing, Selenium, Iodine, Thyroid Health, Mineral Imbalances

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Environmental Elements and Your Thyroid Health

The average person who can't lose weight - despite eating right and exercising - is generally frustrated and frankly stumped. For many, diet and exercise have always proven effective, and yet now - for some reason - they don't. Sometimes just a little. Sometimes not at all. Those who dig deeper often find that weight problems could be due to a sluggish thyroid. Feeling an inkling of hope, many ask…

Tags: Thyroid Health, Elements Testing, Estrogen Dominance, Iodine, Selenium, Arsenic, Mercury, Xenoestrogens

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Defeat the Enemies of Healthy Thyroid Function

The thyroid gland, while small in size, is one of the most significant endocrine glands. It's also key to how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins and it controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease and affects as many as 30 million Americans.…

Tags: Elements Testing, Thyroid Health, Iodine, Selenium, Bromine, Mercury, Mineral Imbalances

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How 5 Elements Can Affect Your Thyroid Hormones

Theodore Zava, a research associate at ZRT Laboratory, was recently published in the Townsend Letter for his work with iodine testing. The Townsend Letter article summarizes a study done with ten volunteers from ZRT Laboratory, five men and five women with no history of iodine supplementation. The goal in this study was to analyze urine iodine excretion kinetics before and after a 50 mg…

Tags: Iodine, Elements Testing, Thyroid Health, Research, Mineral Imbalances

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Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormone (T3 & T4) and important for normal thyroid functioning. It also functions as an antioxidant, an anti-infective agent, and is protective in certain cystic conditions like fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian cysts. Higher levels of iodine intake have been shown to be protective against benign breast changes such as fibrocystic breast disease.…

Tags: Iodine, Thyroid Health, Dried Urine Testing, Mineral Imbalances

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How to Get Enough Iodine through Your Diet

While working or exercising, do you sweat for an extended period of time? Are you constantly exposed to a hot or humid environment? Do you take pre or post workout supplements and/or a multivitamin to replenish key nutrients lost during exercise? Are you aware that excessive perspiration has been linked to iodine deficiency? Thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), are…

Tags: Iodine, Thyroid Health, Patient Education, Mineral Imbalances

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Excessive Sweating, Athletic Performance & Iodine Deficiency

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