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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Hypothyroidism, Hashimotos & Iodine

It has been known for many years that a lack of iodine can create a goiter.  What is a goiter you ask?  A goiter is the swelling of the thyroid gland in an attempt to capture more iodine from the blood stream in a deficient state.  Goiter is more common in 3rd world countries where overall nutrition  is lacking.  We saw it in the United States prior to the addition of iodized salt into the American […]

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