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12 Natural Treatments for Hyperthyroidism

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Hyperthyroidism symptoms can include unexplained weight loss, heart palpitations, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia, and excessive sweating. This is a condition most commonly caused by antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone in what is called Grave’s disease. In this article we’ll explore conventional treatments along with 12 natural treatments for hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism affects a little more …

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15 Science Backed Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

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The health benefits of turmeric are extensive. Turmeric and its active compound, curcumin, have many science-backed health benefits, such as reduction of PMS symptoms, possible suppression of endometriosis tissue growth, potential prevention of Alzheimer’s (women are at the highest risk for this), and has shown benefits for those suffering from mood symptoms like depression. Turmeric is a root that is …

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How Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Cause Hormone Imbalance

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Did you know the average woman is exposed to hundreds of chemicals every single day? And that’s only within her own home. Our makeup products, personal care products, and the cleaners that we use on our clothes and our countertops can all contain harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals that cause hormone imbalances in the body. In fact, some sources have reported …

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Is Progesterone Cream the Answer for Hormone Imbalance?

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Progesterone cream is sold over the counter and widely available. But is it really the best treatment for symptoms of hormone imbalance? And what should you look out for if you use it? Before you dive into what natural progesterone cream is and who benefits from added progesterone I’d like to help you understand what your natural progesterone is and what …

Mirena Side Effects and Other IUD Concerns

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Mirena side effects can seriously disrupt your mood, your hormones, and your life. But all women don’t have the same experience, in fact, some find this is the most reliable method with the least amount of side effects. In this article I am going to share with you what you should know before you place that IUD and what you …

7 Thyroid Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About

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Thyroid gland problems can range from weight gain to hair loss to depression, but these 7 thyroid symptoms are less recognized and often missed by many doctors. Related product: Thyroid Support 7 Thyroid Symptoms Most People Don’t Know About #1. You may not taste or smell things the same if you’re hypothyroid.  Too little thyroid hormone can cause alterations to …

Hypothyroidism & Iron Deficiency + 4 Steps to Boost Iron

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Hypothyroidism and iron deficiency have more in common than you might think. From fatigue to hair loss, these two conditions can not only make you feel miserable. They are also intimately tied when it comes to your health. Here’s what you need to know about hypothyroidism and how to raise iron levels. What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is a condition in …

The Birth Control And Thyroid Connection

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The birth control and thyroid connection is real! And many women have written to me questioning if the birth control pill could be sabotaging their thyroid health. The common story I hear from these women and the women in my practice is that most of their problems started when they committed to that daily pill consumption. This has been a question on …

The Anxiety Hormone Connection

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Could hormone imbalance and anxiety be linked? Hormones and anxiety can got hand in hand. Hormone imbalances like low progesterone or low thyroid can cause so many women struggle with anxiety, despite the medications or meditations they are offered. So much emphasis is put on stress and anxiety that people nearly roll their eyes now when we talk about it. …