Tuesday 11 October 2011

Thyroid, Cholesterol and Statins

Half of us have thyroid problems-most without realizing it. And thyroid problems can cause high cholesterol levels. Few doctors know this however.

Besides, it's easy to prescribe a statin drug, but harder than blue blazes to figure out thyroid problems. So guess what you're getting, Bunky!

Well, now there's an oops.

Not treating thyroid problems causes big problems. Low thyroid levels-even a little bit low-when left untreated or undertreated double your risk of heart disease-along with a couple hundred other never-wished-for diseases.

It's not the cholesterol; it's the thyroid. Adding to the mess, statin drugs make thyroid problems worse.

When you don't eat enough saturated fat, your liver leaps into action to create the cholesterol your brain and endocrine glands need so much. Now, that's not as good as saturated fat in the diet, but it's something. But the whole point of statin drugs is to march in and prevent the liver from creating any cholesterol.

Saturday 8 October 2011

Top 4 Signs That You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

It is approximated that 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, and don't even know about it. Here I want to discuss the top 4 signs that you might have a thyroid problem.


Feeling tired or exhausted throughout the day or when you first wake up. Feeling like 8 to 10 hours of sleep is just not enough, or not being able to get through the day without a nap are all good indicators that you might have a thyroid problem.

Many people do feel exhausted due to work or just a heavy load throughout the day, but this might not be caused by over exerting yourself, this might be a thyroid problem. If you feel tired and miserable on a day to day basis and are questioning yourself why? Then it would be a good idea to take a further look into the problem. I am not going to say you have a thyroid problem, but this is good sign that your thyroid functionality could be at fault.

Weight Changes

Many people wonder why they never lose weight when they get on a diet, or start an exercise routine. Weight loss and weight gain are both affected by abnormal thyroid functionality. If you have joined a diet program or exercise routine and have not noticed any changes in your weight or body fat percentage, this could be an indicator of either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The Hypothyroid Diet

What is The Hypothyroid Diet, how is it different, and will it work for you?

The Hypothyroid Diet is a simple step-by-step program designed to help jumpstart your thyroid so you can lose weight, beat fatigue, and feel normal again. This diet is not a low calorie diet, and you don't have to keep track of every calorie you put into your mouth. It's not a low fat diet, and it's not a high protein diet, and there's no counting of points or weighing of foods. The Hypothyroid Diet helps you detoxify your body from harmful substances that may be blocking thyroid hormone production. It shows you what foods you need to eat, so you can feed your thyroid the nutrients it needs in order to thrive. It helps you eliminate food allergies/sensitivities and it will show you how to stabilize your blood sugar. Within The Hypothyroid Diet is a system, and I call this system the DES system, which stands for Detoxification, Elimination, and Stabilization.

Here's how it works...

Every day, harmful chemicals get into your body that you're unaware of. These chemicals look just like the minerals your thyroid needs to make thyroid hormone. However, if you are low on the minerals your body needs to produce thyroid hormone, which most Americans are, your body will try to use these harmful chemicals instead, because they look just like the minerals it needs. The result is your body will be unable to make thyroid hormone. This program will help you identify and eliminate the nasty chemicals your body doesn't need, and it will show you which minerals you do need to make thyroid hormone.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Eliminate Hypothyroid Symptoms in Three Simple Steps

In this article, I'm going to share with you the three hidden pillars to overcoming hypothyroid symptoms.

I accidentally discovered these three hidden pillars when I was looking for a natural solution to my wife's hypothyroidism.

These hidden pillars are used by doctors who treat life-threatening illnesses including cancer.

My discovery occurred after my wife had her thyroid removed.

Her thyroid was removed due to cancer.

You see, conventional medicine had failed her. I HAD to find a solution.

So, I went to seminars, I spoke with specialists, I researched and read any material I could get my hands on that dealt with hypothyroidism.

I studied how some doctors were curing patients from chronic disease and even cancer.

And I started to see a common theme...

I noticed most doctors had a clinic where people would stay for a period of time during treatment.

And then I read this statement, "95% of all disease occurs because of the environment and diet." And this is from a reputable source.

Think about that for a moment...

This means cancer, and yes, even hypothyroidism can be prevented and possibly cured with the right environment and diet.

So, if you're going to get over hypothyroid symptoms, you must control your environment and diet.

One of the myths that I would like to address is that one pill is going to cure your hypothyroidism.

It's just too difficult for one pill to overcome ALL the possible causes of hypothyroidism.

Let's look at one cause, the environment.

Whether you know it or not, your environment is dumping nasty chemicals into your body every day through the air, water, and food. And you need to get these nasty chemicals out of your body.

You can do this through a process called detoxification. This is the first hidden pillar to eliminating hypothyroid symptoms.


The best way to get the chemicals out is to not let them in at all.

So, filter the air you breathe, the water you drink - and shower in. You need to do this because there are hormone disruptors in the water and air.

Monday 5 September 2011

Hypothyroidism and Weight

As you probably already know, the most common symptom of hypothyroidism is weight gain.

So, if your thyroid is running at half speed, how can you lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Well, aside from the obvious recommendations of diet and exercise, you need to get the right treatment. And getting the right treatment is not an easy task.

First of all, before you can get the right treatment you need the right physician.

How do you find THE best doctor?

By asking the right questions...

1. What test(s) do you run to determine hypothyroidism?
If the doctor just runs a TSH test, move on and keep looking for a doctor.

2. Do you use a pathological or functional reference range to compare test results?
Make sure the doctor uses a functional reference guide.

3. How often will you test my thyroid if I need medication?
If the doctor doesn't initially run a monthly thyroid panel, move on.

4. What are my treatment options if I have hypothyroidism?
Some people will respond better to some medications than others, so ask about medication options. If there is only one type of medication they use - look for another doctor.

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Signs of Thyroid Cancer

The signs of thyroid cancer are similar to the signs of other forms of cancer...SILENT...

- Unless you're listening.

What do I mean?

Well, you have to be very in-tune with your body, otherwise you'll miss what your body is trying to tell you.

You see, your body is communicating with you every minute of the day. The problem is, you're not paying attention.

There are very subtle signs of thyroid cancer. They may even mimic an under-active thyroid.

These signs are the same signs you would get if you neglected your body for a few weeks with late nights, drinking, and fast food.

The Subtle Signs of Thyroid Cancer

In February of 2010, my wife was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. However, she and her doctors didn't know she had cancer until her thyroid was removed.

Months leading up to this point, she had subtle signs that something wasn't quite right.

She started to gain a few pounds and she was tired ALL the time.

I mean, she would get up after sleeping 9 or 10 hours and feel like she was hit by a truck - exhausted.

Now, here was the problem; she was working, we had two kids; our daughter Brook just turned 4 and Dean was still a baby, 1.5 years old.

On top of that, we were living with her parents, because we just sold our home and had to be out quick!

It was very hard for my wife to distinguish whether she had a health problem or it was the lifestyle of stress from work, living with her parents, and looking for a new home.

Plus, when you have two little people running around, you know you're not sleeping.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Knowing the Symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease

If you are a person who has been having problems losing weight, even though you've been very loyal to your diet and exercise plan; or if you are someone who finds themselves tired when they have had plenty of rest and no other obvious reason for it; or someone who is also having a problem with their hair getting thinner and thinner, you may have a thyroid dysfunction, and it could be caused from Hashimoto's disease. Now just because you have a few symptoms, there isn't a reason to panic as you need to go to a doctor and have yourself tested to find out if this really is the case. Tell the doctor of your symptoms and what you suspect, and he'll be able to test you and find out for sure.

The symptoms of Hashimoto's disease is the follows: Myxedematous psychosis, weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to both heat and cold temperatures, paresthesia, fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, cramps, memory loss, infertility and hair loss.