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Worried the symptoms you are experiencing are the result of an underlying thyroid disorder?

May is international thyroid awareness month which is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the thyroid…and WHY healing a thyroid imbalance is so important for our health and happiness.

Hypothyroidism: Health and Happiness

If you are sick and tired of being unwell you may want to take a closer look at your thyroid.

You see, the small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located at the base of the neck may be small, but it produces hormones that play a powerful role in maintaining our physical and emotional well-being.

In fact, the thyroid is a key player within the endocrine system, a complex system of glands that release hormones to fine tune a range of vital activities within the body.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism occurs when there is low production, or reduced activity of life-sustaining thyroid hormones.

According to the American Thyroid Association an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, women are five to eight times more likely than men to suffer thyroid problems, and up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.

Furthermore, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This is a complex autoimmune thyroid disease that occurs when the immune system produces antibodies that specifically attack the thyroid gland.

The Two Early Warning Signs Of Hypothyroidism

Did you know it’s widely accepted the two main warning signs of thyroid dysfunction are FATIGUE and FEELING COLD all the time?

Given the central role of thyroid hormones on overall health, hypothyroidism also causes a host of other symptoms that may be mild to severe.

Further symptoms to look for include; stubborn weight gain, muscle weakness, brain fog, muddled thinking, low blood pressure, slow pulse rate, decreased libido, dry skin and hair, poor immunity, lowered fertility, ongoing constipation, and significant hair loss from all over the scalp.

For many individuals, irritability, anxiety, and feelings of depression are also associated with a hypothyroid condition.

If You Suspect Hypothyroidism It’s Time To Seek Help

Unfortunately, when the thyroid is not working properly the effects can be life changing.

Be aware that hypothyroidism is a serious endocrine disorder that often causes a steady decline in health, and can easily lead to chronic health problems.

For this reason, if you or someone you know suspects they are experiencing problems with an underactive thyroid it’s vital to get the help you need.

What You Need To Know About Diagnosing A Thyroid Problem

One of the biggest issues with hypothyroidism is that it’s underdiagnosed. It could be that doctors don’t investigate properly, or it’s just that the symptoms of hypothyroidism are so vague.

It’s all too common for doctors to blame thyroid problems on pregnancy, and hormonal shifts associated with pregnancy or menopause/andropause, or simply the consequence of getting older.

Sure, these are aggravating factors BUT they are not the root cause so don’t get fobbed off.

The best place to start in getting straightforward answers to your concerns is to seek out a thyroid-literate doctor. A doctor who understands thyroid problems is more likely to take the time to discuss your medical history, and your individual symptoms.

From there they will ideally run a complete thyroid panel to check how your thyroid gland is functioning, and request a thyroid ultrasound to obtain a proper physical inspection of your thyroid to check for any abnormalities within the gland.

If you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism your doctor will prescribe a thyroid medication. Ideally they will discuss the most effective options to ensure your thyroid hormone levels return to the optimal range.

Typically, conventional doctors are less willing to prescribe Armour, single T3, or a levothyroxine (LT4) plus liothyronine (synthetic T3) combination which are all gaining popularity. The reason is, the major endocrine societies recommend single LT4 as first line treatment for hypothyroidism.

Some individuals don’t do well on oral LT4 thyroid medication, especially when this supplemental T4 is not readily converted to free triiodothyronine (T3).

If symptoms persist a personalized treatment approach may be required. That is, one that considers individual issues such as nutritional deficiencies, co-existing endocrine disorders, drug interactions, and specific genetic and environmental influences on thyroid function.

A Naturopathic Perspective To Healing A Thyroid Imbalance

From a Naturopathic perspective an effective treatment plan must be multifaceted. It’s a top priority to incorporate diet, nutritional and lifestyle changes.

The reason?

The body is a complex, integrated system so a thyroid problem should not be viewed in isolation. The thyroid is part of an incredible, interconnected system that requires healing. And as you would expect, being fully aware of this is the key to recovering the health and vitality you deserve!

Resources: International Thyroid Awareness Month

International Thyroid Awareness Month (ITAW) is an established global campaign that helps create greater awareness and understanding of thyroid problems. This campaign is endorsed by the American Thyroid Association (ATA), the European Thyroid Association (ETA), and the Chinese Society of Endocrinology (CSE). For more information visit the ITAW website: www.thyroidaware.com.

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Back in the 1970’s a prescription for levothyroxine, the thyroid hormone preparation that supplies a synthetic form of thyroxine (T4), became the standard of care for hypothyroidism.

At the core of this treatment approach is the belief that hypothyroidism is easily treated with a daily dose of levothyroxine (LT4).

Despite advances in our understanding of thyroid physiology conventional hypothyroidism treatment guidelines remain the same. Levothyroxine is prescribed at doses required to bring thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) back down within the normal reference range.

Future Standard of Care For Hypothyroidism

If you have spent time researching hypothyroidism there’s a high chance you will know there is a great deal of frustration among the online thyroid community with the standard of care.

Many people are dissatisfied as they remain unwell, and feel they are not getting the help they desperately need. It suggests those with hypothyroidism feel both under-diagnosed and poorly treated.

Do you relate?

The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for everyone. This is supported by emerging research that provides news insights.

Researchers propose that a personalized treatment approach may be required. That is, one that takes into account individual issues such as nutritional deficiencies, co-existing endocrine disorders, and hard wired genetic variations that are associated with reduced activation of T4 to triiodothyronine (T3).

Getting An Accurate Diagnosis Is The First Step To Transforming Thyroid Health

The two major warning signs of thyroid dysfunction are fatigue, and feeling cold all the time. Other symptoms include significant hair loss from all over the scalp, stubborn weight gain, low blood pressure, brain fog, and other indicators that point towards slow metabolism.

If you are ticking off most of these symptoms it’s time to seek the help you need. But first, here’s some things you need to know before you set off to see a doctor.

  • It’s all too common for doctors to blame thyroid problems on pregnancy, hormone changes associated with menopause, or simply the consequence of getting older. Sure these factors aggravate hypothyroidism BUT they are not the root cause so don’t get fobbed off. It’s very important to discuss your concerns with a thyroid-literate doctor.
  • To ensure you get a reliable diagnosis a doctor who understands thyroid problems will take a full medical history, discuss the clinical signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, check for a family history of thyroid disease, and perform a physical examination of your neck.
  • While it may seem obvious it’s very important you get a complete thyroid panel done as part of the initial screening. You see, comprehensive testing is critical to a complete clinical evaluation. It eliminates guesswork, and provides invaluable insights into what’s really going on with your thyroid. Proper testing could even uncover the root cause of thyroid dysfunction.

> > You can learn more about testing here: The Top 5 Thyroid Tests? Discover The Best Tests To Discuss With Your Doctor

> > You may also want to do a home test called basal temperature testing. I explain how to do this simple, non-invasive test here: What Can Basal Temperature Testing Tell You About Your Thyroid Health?

Been Told Thyroid is NORMAL?

Some doctors don’t do enough investigation so thyroid problems are easily missed. Don’t accept everything is ‘NORMAL’ without viewing test results for yourself. It’s your right as a patient to receive copies of any medical tests that are performed. What’s more, I urge you to get a copy so you can make sure proper testing was done AND your results are in the optimal range.

In Summary

In the medical system standard treatment for hypothyroidism is a daily dose of levothyroxine (LT4). However, there is long standing debate regarding the effectiveness of this medication as it works for some, but leaves many with persistent complaints. When standard treatment is ineffective it is wise to thoroughly investigate the origin of thyroid dysfunction.

From a natural health perspective to achieve optimal health it’s also vital to modify diet, nutritional and lifestyle habits. The reason? The body is a complex system so a thyroid problem should not be viewed in isolation. The thyroid is part of an integrated whole-body system that requires healing.

Please note: This information should not be used as a substitute for treatment, or advice from your qualified healthcare practitioner. Consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning any new nutritional product, diet, exercise, or health program. This is especially important if you have a diagnosed medical condition, or are taking prescription medication.

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Liontiris MI, Mazokopakis EE. A concise review of Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) and the importance of iodine, selenium, vitamin D and gluten on the autoimmunity and dietary management of HT patients.Points that need more investigation. Hell J Nucl Med. 2017 Jan-Apr;20(1):51-56.

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My NEW blog post titled ‘A Naturopath’s Guide to Finding the Best Thyroid Supplements’ has been published on the Thyroid Nation blog. This US based blog is dedicated to creating greater thyroid health awareness.

Expert-Approved Tips To Finding the Best Thyroid Supplements

As a Naturopath I believe taking supplements is one of the easiest things you can do to naturally support healthy thyroid function. You may even discover the right supplements make a noticeable difference to how you feel, even put an end to the frustrating symptoms of hypothyroidism.

But the problem is knowing what is right for you.

How about you…do you ever feel overwhelmed, even confused about finding the best thyroid supplements?

You’re not alone..the dietary supplement market is daunting as there is so much to choose from. So before you try something new I have a few quick go-to tips to consider.

> > Discover my expert-approved tips over on the Thyroid Nation blog: A Naturopath’s Guide to Finding the Best Thyroid Supplements.

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The thyroid is often to blame for extreme fatigue…and for good reason it’s the #1 warning sign you are experiencing thyroid dysfunction.

And as you might expect living in a state of constant exhaustion is anything but normal. So if you suspect your struggling with thyroid fatigue it’s vital to discuss your concerns with a thyroid-literate doctor.

Been Told ‘Thyroid Tests are NORMAL’?

Unfortunately all too often individuals don’t get the help they need when they are experiencing thyroid troubles.

If you are battling extreme fatigue, you feel cold all the time, your hair is falling out by the handful, you can’t lose weight, you have a constant brain fog, or other weird symptoms linked to slow metabolism it’s vital to seek a skilled doctor who will take your concerns seriously.

Don’t get fobbed off…thyroid dysfunction puts your health at serious risk.

It’s all too common for doctors to blame thyroid problems on pregnancy, hormonal changes associated with menopause, or simply the consequence of getting older.

> > Like to learn more? Top 5 Reasons Why Thyroid Health Is Important To Your Well-Being.

How Doctors Test For Hypothyroidism

To get a reliable diagnosis your doctor will take a full medical history, discuss your symptoms, and request testing along with a physical examination of your neck.

Typically most doctors use the single thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test, or TSH plus free thyroxine (FT4), to check thyroid function.

You need more than this and let me explain WHY.

Comprehensive thyroid testing eliminates any guesswork as it makes it far easier to see exactly what is going on with your thyroid hormones. For this reason, these are the tests I normally recommend to evaluate thyroid function:

+ Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
+ Free Thyroxine (FT4).
+ Free Triiodothyronine (FT3).
+ Reverse T3 (RT3).
+ Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb).
+ Anti-thyroperoxidase (TPO) antibodies.

Yes, you should get a copy of your test results!

To get the information you need it’s your right as a patient to ask for a copy of your test results. Don’t accept everything is ‘normal’ without viewing the results for yourself. You want to make sure comprehensive testing was done AND your results are in the optimal range.

Thyroid Fatigue Solutions

As a Naturopath I know it takes more than a one-size-fits-all treatment approach to restore optimal thyroid health.

It requires an effective treatment solution that includes eating a nutritious diet, supplementing with thyroid specific nutrients, switching to a thyroid supporting lifestyle, and making use of the most useful medical intervention such as thyroid hormone replacement.

FIVE Tips To Help You Get Started

Here’s five useful tips to help beat hypothyroidism naturally.

+ Make REAL food your medicine.

+ Take nutritional supplements that support optimal thyroid function.

+ Manage your stress levels to help maintain an optimistic mindset.

+ Avoid toxic environmental chemicals.

+ Keep your body moving with regular physical activity.

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As a Naturopath I know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to effectively treating hypothyroidism naturally. It requires a holistic approach that also incorporates appropriate medical intervention such as thyroid hormone replacement.

What Is Hypothyroidism?

HYPOTHYROIDISM refers to low production, or reduced activity of the thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid, the small butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck.

And that’s problematic as the thyroid hormones have a BIG impact on both your physical and emotional well-being.

Let me explain more…

The thyroid hormones play a vital role in supporting your complex hormonal system. Once released into the bloodstream they fire up all organs and body systems.

It’s WHY a thyroid disorder can cause a wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms.

And as you can imagine, when left untreated an underactive thyroid can result in a steady decline in health. It’s so important therefore not to ignore the symptoms.

The 10 Hypothyroid Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

With this in mind, these are the top 10 symptoms you need to know about. If you have most of these symptoms it’s more than likely you are experiencing hypothyroidism.

+ Unrelenting fatigue.

+ Consistently low body temperature and sensitivity to cold weather.

+ Dry skin and hair.

+ Significant hair loss all over the scalp.

+ Difficulty losing weight despite no changes to diet.

+ Brain fog, and poor concentration.

+ Feelings of depression, or anxiety.

+ Ongoing constipation.

+ Low blood pressure, and slow pulse rate.

> > You can learn more here: Hypothyroid Symptoms Checklist {Including Lesser Known Symptoms}

What To Do If you Suspect Your Thyroid is Low

The thyroid is one of the most influential glands in the body so if you suspect you’re suffering with thyroid dysfunction it’s vital to get comprehensive testing.

In fact, a thyroid problem is easily missed if you don’t get comprehensive testing. Here’s two things I would like you to know about testing;

  1. Comprehensive testing eliminates guesswork, and provides invaluable insights into what’s really going on with your thyroid. It may even identify the root cause of thyroid dysfunction.
  2. It’s important to know most doctors think the single thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test is adequate to assess thyroid function. But the truth is, it simply doesn’t provide enough information. When you have concerns you need more than TSH tested, especially if your doctor only ran the TSH test and said ‘everything’s NORMAL’!

> > Learn more here: What You Need to Know If You’ve Been Told Your Thyroid Is ‘NORMAL’

If you think you have a thyroid problem trust your instinct. I strongly recommend you get comprehensive testing as this will provide deeper insights into overall thyroid function.

What’s Included In A Complete Thyroid Panel

Unfortunately, the stand alone TSH test does not tell the whole story. This is the list of tests that are included in a complete thyroid panel (and what I often recommend you discuss with your doctor);

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Free T4 (FT4)
  • Free T3 (FT3)
  • Reverse T3 (RT3)
  • T3/RT3 ratio
  • Thyroid antibodies: thyroid peroxidase Abs (TPO Ab) and antithyroglobulin Abs (ATG Ab).

> > You can learn more about comprehensive testing here: The Top 5 Thyroid Tests? Discover The Best Tests To Discuss With Your Doctor

You don’t need to continue suffering with the symptoms of an underactive thyroid. Once you have your test results I highly recommend you find a skilled healthcare practitioner who will take the time to listen to you…who will consider your results along with your medical history, and most importantly how you feel. From there you can plan an effective treatment strategy.

Here’s FIVE Steps to Treating Hypothyroidism Naturally

True! Getting your thyroid health back on track is no easy task. However, these five tips will help you get started with treating hypothyroidism naturally.

+ Make REAL food your medicine.

+ Take nutritional supplements that support optimal thyroid function.

+ Manage your stress levels to help maintain an optimistic mindset.

+ Avoid toxic environmental chemicals.

+ Keep your body moving with regular physical activity.

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Where ever you are on your hypothyroid journey, my thyroid-focused posts are designed to inspire, educate, and ultimately help you heal your thyroid…naturally. Discover the top trending thyroid blog posts for 2018.

Discover The Top Trending Thyroid Blog Posts

Let’s take a look at the posts that got the most attention last year.

#1. The Symptoms of High Reverse T3 You Need To Know About

Reverse T3 is a thyroid hormone that slows metabolism, leaving you feeling flat and fatigued. If you suspect high reverse T3 I list the symptoms you need to know about here on this blog post.

> > Learn more! The Symptoms of High Reverse T3 You Need To Know About

#2. The MTHFR Gene and Why It Matters To Thyroid Health

MTHFR = methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. The MTHFR enzyme sparks activity within your cells making it essential to your overall health and well-being. There’s increasing awareness that a faulty MTHFR gene can impact thyroid health.

> > Learn more! The MTHFR Gene and Why It Matters To Thyroid Health

#3. What You Need To Know About Copper-FREE Thyroid Supplements

Did you know taking a copper supplement is often unnecessary, even downright risky?

It’s risky as the body finds it difficult to process, and excrete excess copper. This is a common problem, especially for women as estrogen increases copper retention.

> > Learn more! What You Need To Know About Copper-FREE Thyroid Supplements

#4. Top Five Tips To Help You Find The Best Thyroid Supplement {A Naturopath Explains}

The best thyroid supplements are specially designed to support optimal thyroid function. Ideally a thyroid supplement supplies a comprehensive range of thyroid-supporting nutrients, and at the right levels.

> > Learn more! Top Five Tips To Help You Find The Best Thyroid Supplement {A Naturopath Explains}

#5. Does Green Tea Affect The Thyroid? {My Research Even Surprised Me!}

Have you stopped for a moment to think if green tea could be affecting your thyroid? Could drinking green tea even be harmful to proper thyroid function?

> > Learn more! Does Green Tea Affect The Thyroid? {My Research Even Surprised Me!}

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These days it’s more common to see copper-FREE thyroid supplements.

The reasons WHY?

We Get More Than Enough Copper From Drinking Water and Dietary Sources

It’s rare to be low in copper. So taking a copper supplement is often unnecessary, even downright risky. That’s because the body finds it difficult to process, and excrete excess copper which can lead to a copper overload.

Copper overload is a serious threat to the central nervous system. For instance, a clear-cut link has been established between excess copper and Alzheimer’s disease.

Studies reveal free copper levels are significantly elevated in the brain of those diagnosed with this serious neurological disorder. In fact, the higher the free copper, the worse the cognition scores in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Body Strives to Maintain an Optimal Zinc-Copper Balance

Copper blocks zinc as these two minerals are natural antagonists. So when copper goes up, zinc goes down. And that’s NOT what you want when you have hypothyroidism…zinc is one mineral you need working properly.

Zinc teams up with selenium to aid activation of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3). This an important process for maintaining an optimal metabolic rate.

In fact, due to the central role of zinc I list this mineral as one of the top 5 essential nutrients to maximize thyroid health.

Faulty Genes Can Predispose You to Copper Overload

If you have been diagnosed with a pyrrole disorder a copper supplement is definitely not recommend. This genetic disorder is managed in part by avoiding copper, and restoring healthy levels of vitamin B6, and zinc.

Additionally, individuals with Wilson’s disease, or other genetic copper metabolism disorders are warned against taking nutritional supplements containing copper. Wilson’s disease is a genetic disorder that prevents the body from properly clearing copper. Over time, copper toxicity causes organ damage, most notably damage to the liver.

What You Need to Know About Copper-Free Thyroid Supplements

Copper is both essential…and toxic.

Copper does indeed provide health benefits, but the problem is copper easily builds up in the body which can have detrimental effects. High blood levels of copper are toxic, especially to the liver and central nervous system.

If you are struggling with hypothyroidism there is even more reason to choose copper-free thyroid supplements.

Read labels to make sure you’re not taking copper…it’s one ingredient you don’t want to see listed on the side panel of your vitamin and mineral supplements.

Too much copper has side effects – it’s a threat to your overall health, and excess copper easily disrupts the finely tuned zinc-copper ratio.

Like to know more about taking specific nutrients beneficial for thyroid health?

> > Click here to discover 5 tips to help you find the best thyroid supplement:  Top Five Tips To Help You Find The Best Thyroid Supplement {A Naturopath Explains}

Did you know I formulated ThyroSynergy® to help those struggling with low thyroid health. Yes! ThyroSynergy® is a copper-FREE thyroid supplement. Discover more today!

NOTE: The most effective way to lower excess copper is to supplement with zinc as this helps re-establish an optimal copper-zinc ratio. This is a straightforward strategy once you understand zinc can help lower copper. However, if you have a copper overload this issue should be treated with caution. So much so I recommend you seek the advice of a functional medicine practitioner who has experience in treating copper overload.

References

Brewer GJ. Alzheimer’s disease causation by copper toxicity and treatment with zinc. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2014;6:92. Link

Brewer GJ. Copper-2 Hypothesis for Causation of the Current Alzheimer’s Disease Epidemic Together with Dietary Changes That Enhance the Epidemic. Chem Res Toxicol. 2017 Mar 20;30(3):763-768. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00373. Epub 2017 Mar 3.

Frederickson CJ, Suh SW, Silva D, Frederickson CJ, Thompson RB. Importance of zinc in the central nervous system: the zinc-containing neuron. J Nutr. 2000 May;130(5S Suppl):1471S-83S. Review. Link

Institute of Medicine (US) Panel on Micronutrients. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001. 7, Copper. Link

Main, E. Is There Too Much Copper In Your Multivitamin? Rodale News. Link

Paddock, C. Copper in diet linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Medical News Today. 20 August 2013. Link

Rink L, Gabriel P. Zinc and the immune system. Proc Nutr Soc. 2000 Nov;59(4):541-52. Review.

NutraIngredients. Copper levels in Supplements Should Be Reduced. 7 July 2005. William Reed Business Media Ltd. Link

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Folate supplements have evolved…and methyl folate is the best folate to take.

It’s the active, natural form of folate that the human body uses.

Folate plays a key role in DNA synthesis and repair. Folate along with other B vitamins also helps keep red blood cells strong to prevent a certain form of anaemia, and supports proper cardiovascular and nervous system function

The MTHFR Gene and Why It Matters To Thyroid Health

For those diagnosed with the MTHFR genetic variant it’s clear the active methyl form of folate is even more important.

MTHFR = methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.

Methyl folate bypasses the MTHFR block associated with a faulty MTHFR gene to ensure this nutrient is delivered immediately to the body.

Did you know there’s increasing awareness that a faulty MTHFR gene can impact thyroid health?

Like To Learn More?

Here are the most popular posts looking at folate supplements, faulty MTHFR and thyroid health.

+ The MTHFR Gene and Why It Matters To Thyroid Health

The MTHFR gene and WHY it matters to thyroid health:  The MTHFR Gene and Why It Matters To Thyroid Health

+ How To Choose The Best Form of Folate {A Naturopath Explains}

Learn more about choosing the best folate supplements here: How To Choose The Best Form of Folate {A Naturopath Explains}

+ Discover Why Folate Is Important For Your Health And Vitality

Why folate is an essential nutrient to support a wide range of biological processes: Discover Why Folate Is Important For Your Health And Vitality

+ Top Five Tips To Help You Find The Best Thyroid Supplement {A Naturopath Explains}

Here are my top five tips to help you find the best thyroid supplement: Top Five Tips To Help You Find The Best Thyroid Supplement {A Naturopath Explains}

ThyroSynergy® supplies Quatrefolic®, a new generation methyl folate.*

Quatrefolic® methyl folate offers improved bioavailability to ensure higher uptake.* Each capsules supplies 200 mcg DFE: Dietary Folate Equivalent.

ThyroSynergy® provides 10 thyroid-supporting nutrients to help you get back to feeling well.*

> Click here to learn more about supporting your thyroid naturally.

Is Taking Too Much Methyl Folate A Problem?

Methyl folate may sound like the perfect solution, but it’s important to carefully consider how much is safe to take.

Generally speaking it’s NOT necessary to take a large amount to be effective. In fact, it’s generally considered that taking 400 mcg DFE per day is adequate. Keep in mind too that your healthcare practitioner may make different recommendations based on individual needs.

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Fifth generation wireless technology, or 5G is engineered to increase speed and efficiency of wireless communication.

But the truth is, this technological innovation has both advantages, and disadvantages.

A new report raises serious concerns about the potential biological damage this next generation frequency radiation may have on health.

The reason?

The 5G network communicates through millimeter waves (MMWs), rather than microwaves.

According to Dr Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, Berkeley, MMWs could pose a very real danger.

Dr. Moskowitz warns that ‘the deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species’.

Is The Roll Out of 5G A Massive Health Experiment?

Facts Dr Moskowitz would like us to consider:

+ Because MMWs are weaker than microwaves, they are predominantly absorbed by the skin, meaning their distribution is quite focused there.

+ Since skin contains capillaries and nerve endings, the MMW bio-effects may be transmitted through molecular mechanisms by the skin or through the nervous system.

+ 5G will use high-band frequencies, or millimeter waves, that may affect the eyes, the testes, the skin, the peripheral nervous system, and sweat glands.

+ Millimeter waves can also make some pathogens resistant to antibiotics.

Dr Moskowitz is not alone in apprehensions.

The International Society of Doctors for the Environment, its subsidiaries in 27 countries and more than 200 doctors and scientists are all calling for a stop to be put to the roll out of 5G. This is ‘due to concern that 5G radio frequency radiation will have adverse health effects,’ Dr Moskowitz says.

So far, their warnings have gone unheeded.

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) and Your Health

Concerns about the potential harmful effects of mobile phone radiation have dogged the telcos since the first brick-sized phones hit the market back in the 80s.

Now we are seeing renewed concerns regarding 5G technology.

Even so, the rollout of the new 5G network is going full steam ahead. This is despite grass root community protests, and legitimate concerns that 5G may be a massive health experiment.

Are you noticing many more mobile phone towers in your area?

5G may be faster, but this high-frequency signal is weaker. It’s why smaller wireless transmitters are being installed close to where we live and work.

Are you concerned about the harmful effects of EMF exposure, or are suffering with electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS)? If so, I suggest you do research on testing, then mitigating the negative effects of EMFs in your environment.

We can’t avoid harmful EMFs completely as we are surrounded by them, unless you are living off-grid in a remote wilderness. The key message from leading EMF experts…’test and mitigate’.

Story source:  The roll out of 5G wireless service is ‘a massive health experiment,’ public health expert warns as cell companies install 800,000 towers across the US. Story published 30 May 2018 on Daily Mail Online.

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Belyaev I, Dean A, Eger H, et al. EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses. Rev Environ Health. 2016 Sep 1;31(3):363-97

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Struggling with mood swings, poor concentration, memory loss, sleep difficulties, anxiety, even depression?

It could be your thyroid…

According to the British Thyroid Foundation hypothyroidism triggers changes in your emotional and psychological state, as well as physical symptoms.

You see, the thyroid produces hormones which once released into the bloodstream fire up all organs and body systems, including the brain.

It’s WHY hypothyroidism takes a serious toll on your mood, and emotional well-being.

How Thyroid Hormones Affect Your Mood

Here’s what you need to know about the ways your thyroid affects your mood.

HYPERthyroidism and Mood

An overactive thyroid is most often associated with anxiety. The nervous system is over stimulated and is therefore associated with a racing heart racing, trembling, irritability, mood swings, and restless sleep.

HYPOthyroidism and Mood

An underactive thyroid is often associated with severe fatigue, irritability, and low mood. Low thyroid hormone activity is also associated with memory lapses, poor concentration, and slow mental processing.

Don’t Ignore The Link Between Hypothyroidism and Depression

The relationship between thyroid function and depression has long been recognized. In fact, research shows the incidence of depression is much higher in those diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

It’s the reason why thyroid experts call on routine thyroid screening for patients presenting with depression.

The two main warning signs of depression include feeling sad most of the time, and loss of interest in activities that once gave pleasure, or a sense of purpose.

For some individuals, thyroid disease can lead to serious depression, and debilitating psychiatric disorders.

If you are concerned your thyroid is impacting on your mood you should discuss this with your doctor, or ask to be referred to an Endocrinologist who specialises in dealing with thyroid disorders.

As you can imagine, you should get your thyroid thoroughly checked. If a thyroid disorder is detected your doctor or endocrinologist may also consider thyroid hormone replacement a necessary adjunct to antidepressant therapy.

A Holistic Approach To Treating Hypothyroidism

Fortunately, transforming your thyroid health can be the key to improving your emotional well-being.

Nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, and yoga are just some of the effective options for people struggling with mood issues.

But keep in mind…your wellness goals are unique to you so always check with your healthcare practitioner before starting a new treatment protocol.

Is Life An Emotional Roller Coaster? Your Thyroid Health Affects Mood

The thyroid hormones are widely distributed in the emotional areas of the brain as these hormones are vital to mood regulation. It’s WHY some individuals feel as though their life is out of control; they feel apathetic, stressed out, and are experiencing mild to severe mood swings.

> > Read more here: Is Life An Emotional Roller Coaster? Your Thyroid Health Affects Mood

The Important Link Between Hypothyroidism and Depression

With stress levels at an all-time high depression is a growing issue. The link between hypothyroidism and depression has long been recognized. In fact, studies show the incidence of depression is far higher in those diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

> > Read more here: The Important Link Between Hypothyroidism and Depression

References

The British Thyroid Association. Psychological Symptoms and Thyroid Disorders. Revised 2015. Link

Hage MP, Azar ST. The Link between Thyroid Function and Depression. Journal of Thyroid Research. 2012: 590648. Link

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