Health Articles — Thyroid

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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Emotions and Stress effect your WHOLE body

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🌿💚 Overwhelmed by Emotional Stress? Discover the Hidden Impact on Your Health 💚🌿 Are you struggling to manage your anger, control your temper, or find yourself easily provoked or upset? Do you experience compulsive or obsessive behaviours, chronic worrying, sleep disturbances, and fluctuations in weight? These emotional symptoms can have a profound effect on your well-being and indicate difficulties in coping with emotional stress. But here's the thing, emotional stress affects us all, regardless of age or background. It's become normalised in our fast-paced lives, silently wreaking havoc on our emotions and often disconnecting us from the signs our bodies...

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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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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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Acidity leads to disease

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Acidity leads to disease Acidic food and Alkalising food have a huge impact on your body. Both can do damage when taken to the extreme.  This is why it is essential for your body to maintain a balance.  It does this by being a BUFFER.  A diet that is high in acidic foods can lead to many chronic health conditions that affect the entire body. (Details to follow) What is a buffer I hear you say? If you are a mother with kids you might feel like a buffer between them when one is being not so nice...

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