How to Perform the Iodine Patch Test

Iodine is one of the building blocks the thyroid uses to produce the hormones necessary for proper metabolic function. As you might guess, without enough iodine, you can experience a number of problems, such as hypothyroidism. One of the most popular ways to test for iodine deficiency is the iodine patch test. The Iodine Patch Test theoretically measures … Continue reading How to Perform the Iodine Patch Test

Iodine and Radiation – How it Works

Iodine is often used to protect the thyroid from the effects of radiation[1] – as we were clearly reminded during the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in 2011. While iodine protects against radiation poisoning of the thyroid, its radioactive state has also proven a useful emergency medical tool. It is also worth noting that we believe that nascent iodine is the most effective form … Continue reading Iodine and Radiation – How it Works

4 Natural Approaches to PCOS

I’ve been talking a lot about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and I even discussed 7 signs of PCOS in a recent post. Many of you are probably wondering if there are ways to approach PCOS using natural methods. While there are more natural approaches to PCOS than I’ve listed here, here are a few of the most important. … Continue reading 4 Natural Approaches to PCOS

What Is Adrenal Fatigue? – Causes and Symptoms

Life moves fast and a lack of energy is a complaint for many. Fatigue or tiredness has become an increasingly common symptom, and there is a theory floating around that has taken on this issue. Adrenal Fatigue was a term coined by James M. Wilson, and it proposes that chronic mental, physical, or emotional stress … Continue reading What Is Adrenal Fatigue? – Causes and Symptoms

Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism in Dogs

There are many diseases that are prevalent among both humans and animals. Although humans and animals do have anatomical differences, some disorders affect each in similar ways. Endocrine disorders affect many people and hypothyroidism in dogs, characterized by low thyroid function, is becoming more common. Indications like reduced energy, vitality, and growth are common indicators something may … Continue reading Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism in Dogs

The Role of Vitamin B-12 in Thyroid Health

Your personal wellness and the efficiency at which your body operates is a direct result of the quality and completeness of the nutrients you consume. Complete nutrition promotes complete wellness, nutritional deficiencies result in wellness deficiencies. Energy levels and metabolism are some of the most noticeable status indicators of wellness. To encourage both to be … Continue reading The Role of Vitamin B-12 in Thyroid Health

Thyroid Supplements: How to Pick the Best One

In the United States, an estimated 20 million people suffer from some type of thyroid imbalance.[1] If you’re one of them, finding the right nutritional supplements to support your thyroid can be a challenge. The problem isn’t a lack of products—quite the opposite. If you search for thyroid supplements, you’ll be inundated with dozens of companies … Continue reading Thyroid Supplements: How to Pick the Best One

Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

Turmeric is one of the most potent spices, and when it comes to health benefits, nothing can match it. Not only is turmeric one of the most impressive free radical scavengers, it’s also been shown to support brain health, protect cell integrity, and even encourage a balanced mood. New research is showing that turmeric may … Continue reading Can Turmeric Support Thyroid Health?

The Weight Loss Benefits of Kelp

Kelp Supports A Healthy Metabolism Kelp is a form of seaweed found in shallow ocean waters and forms thick colonies that could almost be described as an “underwater forest.” If you’ve ever gone for a morning run on the beach, you may have seen it washed ashore, often attracting flies. For most people, this scene … Continue reading The Weight Loss Benefits of Kelp

The Best Thyroid Diet for Maintaining Healthy Thyroid Levels

Maintaining healthy hormone levels can be a challenge but it is possible. Following a diet that supports the thyroid is a good place to start. It should provide certain nutrients, like iodine and selenium, that naturally support normal thyroid health. Additionally, it’s important to be mindful of other types of food that can actually interfere … Continue reading The Best Thyroid Diet for Maintaining Healthy Thyroid Levels