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Thyroid Disorders

Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health?

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her popular blog or visiting her on Facebook. Carbohydrates, and the role they play in a healthy diet, are one of the most hotly contested nutritional debates in the world, both in conventional and ancestral health circles. One one side, you’ve got folks who say that carbohydrates are… Read More

RHR: Do Raw Vegetables Hurt Your Thyroid Health?

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A goitrogen is a substance that suppresses the function of the thyroid gland by inhibiting iodine uptake, and these things are called goitrogens because they tend to cause goiter, which is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Some foods have been shown to be goitrogenic when they’re eaten in excess or if the person’s background intake of iodine is low. These are things like cassava, which is otherwise known as yuca, that’s how I usually… Read More

Important Update on Selenium Supplementation

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A while back I wrote an article on the role of selenium in autoimmune thyroid disease. I summarized several studies which found that selenium supplementation reduced inflammation and damage to thyroid tissue, lowered thyroid antibody levels in the blood, and improved the conversion of T4 to T3. However, I also sounded a note of caution when it comes to selenium supplementation: “These preliminary studies show the positive effects of selenium supplementation on inflammatory activity in… Read More

RHR: Late-night Sugar Cravings, Thyroid Testing, and Gut Pathogens

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We have another Q&A episode at long last, where we get through more questions we’ve received.  We do read all of your questions, so keep sending them, and we aspire to get to them all someday. In this episode, we cover: 3:30 How to deal with late-night sugar cravings 12:52 What Chris (and Steve) ate for breakfast 14:15 Troubleshooting Thyroid labs 27:40 Testing for gut pathogens Full Text Transcript: Steve Wright:  Hey, everyone.  Welcome to… Read More

RHR: Solutions for Snoring, Overactive Bladder, and Balancing Goitrogens in Your Diet

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Another Q&A episode. Enjoy! In this episode, we cover: 1:57 What did Chris eat for breakfast? 4:00 The latest private practice update 12:40 How to balance goitrogens in your diet 22:18 What to do about an overactive bladder (especially at night) 26:36 Solutions for snoring 40:16 Are microwaves safe? 44:05 Are some probiotics bad for you? Links We Discuss Additional Reading: Whole Health Source Series on Malocclusion WAPF Article: “Is it Mental or is it… Read More

RHR: Treating SIBO, Cold Thermogenesis, and When to Take Probiotics

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In this episode, we answer more reader questions on SIBO, probiotics, Hashimoto’s, and Cold Thermogenesis. In this episode, we cover: 4:12 It’s back – what Chris ate for breakfast 7:50 The most effective treatment for SIBO 18:42 Does Cold Thermogenesis really work? 22:05 What to do when the autoimmune paleo protocol doesn’t work 33:42 Why is my antibody count going up on natural thyroid hormone? 36:40 Proper carb consumption for Hashimoto’s patients 47:10 What does… Read More