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20 Years Ago My Nightmare Began – Thyroid Cancer

It’s hard to believe that 20 years of my life have passed by since I was rolled into the operating room to have 1/2 of my thyroid removed “just to be sure”.  It was March 1, 2000 when I allowed the medical community to convince me that I would be better off without my thyroid gland because they couldn’t make a diagnosis and the test results showed that there were abnormal follicular cells. I had […]

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Testing Your Thyroid Levels Effectively

I’ve had a lot of questions about thyroid testing lately.   So I decided it was time for a blog post to address these questions.  If your doctor orders a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test only and proclaims you fine, you need to consider the continuation of your relationship.  TSH is a pituitary hormone.  It measures how much hormone is being sent out to “stimulate” your thyroid into making more thyroid hormones.  This hormone tells you […]

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Selenium or Not?

Selenium is an important part of the iodine supplementing protocol.  It is needed by the thyroid gland to convert iodine to iodide and create thyroid hormones.  It is instrumental in assisting in the detox process of the body.  Just to name a few things as there are much more! Should I start “loading up” on selenium before I start taking iodine?  Probably not a good idea.   The iodine doctors I have watched through my own […]

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Where do I start? How much do I take?

One of the most common questions I get are “Where do I start?” and “How much do I take?” I know it may feel overwhelming but its a difficult answer to give because everyone’s story is different.  Their health conditions and history are different and the reasons they are looking into taking iodine again….different.  There is no one size fits all as drug manufacturers would have you believe for their products.  I think we all […]

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