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Thyroid disorders are one of the most under-recognized health issues today. Learn what you need to know to recover from thyroid disease here.

Here’s What You Should Know about Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Health
Goitrogenic foods can be a problem for people with thyroid issues. Check out this infographic for information on which foods are goitrogenic, how you can limit their effects, and who should be extra-concerned about goitrogens.
Those with thyroid problems should steer clear of goitrogenic foods, like this broccoli.
Can Chronic Stress Cause Hypothyroid Symptoms?
Are you one of the 20 million Americans with thyroid disease? You may be missing a piece of the thyroid puzzle—chronic stress. Learn about the stress–thyroid connection and get tips on reducing stress.
This woman worrying over her bills may be experiencing chronic stress, which can cause hypothyroidism symptoms.
Iodine for Hypothyroidism: Crucial Nutrient or Harmful Toxin?
Note: This article was originally published in July 2010 and was updated in May 2018 to include the latest research. My original discussion of the research on iodine and selenium still stands, but I have...
RHR: Why Your “Normal” Thyroid Lab Results May Not Be Normal
When lab results for thyroid function come back as “normal,” it’s easy to assume that everything is functioning well. However, there are several different reasons these results can be misleading.
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The Dark Side of Green Smoothies
The green smoothie fad has taken the world by storm, but these drinks have a dark side that people aren’t aware of. Learn about why these beverages may not be conducive to optimal health.
High Cholesterol? CVD Risk? It Might Be Your Thyroid
Do you have high cholesterol? Are you concerned about your heart health? Get your thyroid tested. Thyroid hormones play a major role in lipid metabolism and are one of the major causes of high cholesterol.
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