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Childhood Obesity connected to Under Active Thyroid

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________   If you are a parent of an overweight child this is may be emotionally difficult to read. This post has been written to provide educational information that you may already know or may not be aware of. The purpose is to provide educational information regarding what may occur if changes are not made and habits continue. If you are struggling and are concerned about your child's weight and don’t know how to make the first change, I am here to help and will support and guide you without judgement. Your child's health is important to me as well as...

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Sluggish Metabolism

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    Sluggish Metabolism When your metabolism slows down you begin to feel a bit sluggish and getting up and moving around is harder than it used to be. Then the fatigue kicks in, weight starts to build up, and you may even get puffiness under the chin, brain fog or maybe some gut issues as well.  These are all signs of a sluggish metabolism and it is coming from your thyroid. Don’t tell me, let me guess, you’ve had your thyroid checked out and everything is fine, but you don’t feel fine or you're on medication and still don't...

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Sleep deprivation

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Insomnia and sleep deprivation Going for 2 weeks of sleeping less than 6 hours per night will have the same effects as going 24 hours without sleep. Sleep is essential!!!! It is just as important as oxygen, food, and water. There are many signs that can indicate you may be sleep deprived:  Always hungry  weight gain  acting without thinking (impulsive)  constant yawning  dozing off while inactive (eg watching tv)  feeling groggy when waking in the morning  feeling groggy all day  poor concentration  mood changes  over-reacting to situations  crying without reason or for weird reasons  short term memory loss  difficulty making decisions  tripping over more frequently (sometimes over nothing)  frequent colds  blurred vision  skin breakouts  think you’ve fallen...

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation Are you ready to transform your health and achieve the success you've been longing for? I'm here to guide you through the journey and help you reach your goals. Hi, I'm Melissa Callaghan, a Bachelor qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist specialising in reducing metabolic inflammation that leads to heart disease and diabetes as well as improving gut health, mental health, and balancing hormones. At my clinic, Pinnacle Naturopathy, we have helped numerous patients overcome their health challenges and regain control of their lives. Today, I want to share with you...

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Depression and underactive thyroid

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 Depression and Underactive Thyroid   Usually when we think of depression we think of the brain.  We are now starting to understand about the connections between depression and gut health, however, there are other parts of the body that can be involved in the process of depression too. The thyroid gland Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, meaning that the production of hormones is underactive. This is a condition that a very large number of people have and I see a lot of patients with hypothyroidism as well as hashimotos which is the autoimmune underactive...

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