Your Top Thyroid Questions Answered: Q&A with Dr. Lisa Hunt of Holtorf Medical Group
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I had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Hunt, D.O., an integrative physician at Holtorf Medical Group (www.holtorfmed.com) in El Segundo, CA a short while ago. I polled my audience and your top thyroid-related questions are answered here by Dr. Hunt. Dr. Hunt is a board-certified integrative physician and has extensive experience in thyroid health, hormone replacement, immune dysfunction and chronic conditions. ______ ​ by Denise Roguz Co-Founder | Operator of ThyroidChange ​Updated 12/15/2021 ​ A lot of people don't spend much time thinking about whether their thyroid gland is functio ..read more
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Diagnosed With a Thyroid Condition? 10 Steps to Get You Started
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Pursuing proper treatment and an overall healthy lifestyle that includes eating well and exercising can help you manage a thyroid condition. But what else can you do to live well with and thrive with your condition? The information can be overwhelming and Annabel Bateman, thyroid health advocate and author, has created this guide to walk you through essential lifestyle tips once you have been diagnosed. What You'll Learn: ​Where to start if you've been recently diagnosed with a thyroid condition ​ Support and encouragement from a fellow thyroid patient and thyroid health advocate Practical ..read more
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11 Tips On How To Take Your Thyroid Medication Properly
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Are you taking your thyroid medication correctly? Did you know that how and when you take your thyroid medication can affect your ability to absorb the necessary thyroid hormone properly? In the article below, I investigate the factors that contribute to correctly (or incorrectly) taking thyroid replacement hormone and on how thyroid patients can get the most out of their thyroid medication.  What You'll Learn: ​ Current types of thyroid replacement medication Why it's important to follow recommendations on taking thyroid medication properly  11 recommendations on how ..read more
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Q&A: An Integrative Approach to Thyroid Disease Diagnosis and Treatment with Dr. Tiffany Mullen
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Tune in and listen to Denise Roguz of ThyroidChange interview integrative practitioner and hormone expert, Dr. Tiffany Mullen, DO, FABFM, ABOIM, and Co-Founder of integrative telemedicine  company, Vytal Health (www.vytalhealth.com). You will learn why integrative medicine is essential for many thyroid patients and how it make a difference for you. The audience's pressing thyroid questions are answered by Dr. Mullen at the end of the talk. What would you like to know? ______ ​ ​by Denise Roguz Co-Founder of ThyroidChange ​Updated 7/21/2021  ​ About My Guest ..read more
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How It Took Over 20 Years to Diagnose My Thyroid Condition
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Do you know someone who was diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety, or a mood disorder?  Read about one patient's journey struggling with various mental disorders only to discover 20+ years later that it was a thyroid condition all along. If you know someone with a similar case, have them look into getting a full thyroid panel along with a doctor who understands optimal ranges. ______ ​ ​by Ashley Guffey Thyroid Patient ​Updated 3/22/2021  ​ Hyperthyroidism: A Mirror Image of Childhood Mental Illness Sadly, my story is not uncommon for children raised in the 90s and early 200 ..read more
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Smoked Salmon Omelette with Raisins and Pine Nuts for Thyroid Health
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This quick, simple, and tasty omelette recipe is the perfect gluten-free solution when you have ingredients in your fridge and you are not sure what to come up with!  Annabel Bateman, thyroid patient health advocate and cookbook author at What Annabel Cooks, created this delicious thyroid healthy recipe.  ​______ ​ ​by Denise Roguz ThyroidChange Co-Founder     ​Updated 1/20/2021  ​ Ingredients: 4 eggs (2 per omelette) 2 large handfuls finely shredded kale or other leafy greens 1 Tbsp butter 1 small red onion 1 piece hot smoked salmon ​2 Tbsp pine nuts ..read more
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3 Reasons Why Patients Don't Feel Well On T4-Only Medication
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Aside from not being on the correct dose, what are the reasons why you may not be feeling well on T4-only medication (e.g. Synthroid, levothyroxine)? Thyroid medication options and dosing are as varied as the individual patient. Many patients and practitioners report that T4-only medication doesn't always resolve patient symptoms. There are reasons for this. ThyroidChange contributing writer, Kent Holtorf, MD, discusses three important reasons why in the following article.  ​ What You'll Learn: Why are hypothyroid patients still suffering? What is T4 (thyroxine) hormone ..read more
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​How Can I Qualify for Social Security Disability With A Thyroid Disorder?
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We all know how troubling a thyroid condition can be and if you have a thyroid disorder that is severe enough to render you disabled, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.   Consider your condition and if you have debilitating fatigue, pain, heart issues, brain fog, mental impairments, or a combination of the many associated symptoms and you find yourself unable to work, please read on... by Mark Steele and Denise Roguz ​--------------------------------------------------------- Mark Steel is a ThyroidChange Guest Writer and author with the Disability Ben ..read more
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My 10 Most Surprising Thyroid Symptoms
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Symptoms of thyroid disease can reveal themselves in many different ways. Discussing the many presentations of thyroid disease can help individuals recognize when they should have their thyroid hormone levels checked. Thyroid patient advocate, writer, and author, Rachel Hill discusses the ten most surprising thyroid symptoms that she faced as a result of the condition. If you identify with these symptoms, you should request a full thyroid panel run by a medical professional. ​ ​by Rachel Hill ThyroidChange Contributor and Founder of The Invisible Hypothyroidism ​ ​Adequate thyroid ..read more
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4 Steps To Building A Lifelong Thyroid Doctor-Patient Partnership
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Building an effective support network is important in life especially when you have a chronic condition such as thyroid hormone imbalance or autoimmune thyroid disease. Dr. Brittany Henderson of the Charleston Thyroid Center offers four steps to help patients develop a lifelong thyroid doctor-patient relationship with a medical professional who fits their personal needs.  by Brittany Henderson, MD ThyroidChange Guest Writer Have you ever walked out of a doctor’s visit feeling like it didn’t go so well? Was it painfully awkward and not at all productive? Did you feel like you were speaki ..read more
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