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Thyroid Disorders

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

7 Common Hypothyroidism Causes
Understanding the cause of your hypothyroidism is the first step to effectively treating the problem. Find out more about seven common causes, and get effective strategies for dealing with them.
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Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms, What Causes It, and How to Treat It
What is hyperthyroidism? Find out what causes it, how it is treated in conventional medicine, and how a Functional Medicine approach can improve symptoms and potentially reverse the disease’s course.
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The Link between Hypothyroidism and Infertility
Women with undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease are at risk for a number of serious conditions, including infertility. Find out why hypothyroidism and infertility are linked, and get advice on how to correct the issue.
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A New Study on Hashimoto’s Disease, Diet, and Lifestyle
A new study from Angie Alt and Dr. Rob Abbott shows promising results for the autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet as a way to treat Hashimoto’s disease. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk...
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The Root Cause of Thyroid Disorders, with Izabella Wentz
Hashimoto’s is the most common cause of thyroid disorders in the nation—and it can cause disruptive symptoms well before a conventional doctor would make a diagnosis or offer treatment. And that’s where the functional approach...
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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.
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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.
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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 originally published in July 2010, was updated in 2018 to include recent research. The original iodine/selenium discussion still stands.
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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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Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
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