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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.

RHR: 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...
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
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 originally published in July 2010, was updated in 2018 to include recent research. The original iodine/selenium discussion still stands.
iodine and hypothyroidism
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.
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
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.
Are green smoothies healthy
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.
Thyroid and cholesterol
Your Gut Microbes and Your Thyroid: What’s the Connection?
Many factors influence thyroid function and research suggests that gut health may be a key player. Learn how healing your gut can improve your thyroid.
thyroid gut connection
RHR: Subclinical Hypothyroidism—What You Need to Know
In this podcast Dr. Amy Nett and I will discuss the thyroid physiology behind subclinical hypothyroidism and its clinical consequences.
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
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