Health Articles — Thyroid

Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain

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    Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain There are 100 trillion bacteria in our microbiome with 1000 different species and thousands upon thousands of different strains.   The number of bacteria in our body even outweighs the number of cells we have.  The gut bacteria line your entire digestive tract and can easily live there in harmony with viruses, parasites, fungi and yeast.  What do they do?  The answer to this is both positive and negative. The positive side of things is that they support your immune system, they affect your metabolism, and even your mood (gut-brain axis)....

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Hormones out of balance!!!

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  Hormones out of balance!!! Can you relate to these signs? Fatigue, headaches or migraines, thyroid dysfunction, mood changes, irritability, anxiety or depression, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, fibroids, endometriosis, low libido, hot flashes. Your progesterone may be getting stolen!!! These signs can also be triggered by other conditions such as hypothyroidism, low iron, low vitamin d, cortisol imbalance, are a few examples however we can't rule out progesterone. As a Naturopath it is my job to find the root cause of your signs and symptoms and when you present to me with many of the above signs...

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Subclinical Hypothyroidism - Blood test results are good but symptoms are still there!!!

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Subclinical Hypothyroidism As a Naturopath I feel that it a very important for everyone to have an understanding of what all of the thyroid hormones are doing not just TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Further testing may be required to gain an understanding of this, if these tests haven't already been done in the past.  Often is the case that testing has been done for thyroid and you have been told everything is normal, this usually means that what has been tested is within the "reference range".  There is a big difference between reference range and optimal range.  Quite often only...

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5 Reasons why I always feel sick

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Metabolic Syndrome - High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Central Adiposity

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Come on over and join my Facebook Group where I talk about how toxins effect your whole body and how they are keeping you sick.   Would love everyone to come along and join the group.   Here is the link to join:    Metabolic Syndrome When the word 'syndrome' is used, it is discussing a collection of conditions that are connected. Metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome x is a collection of risk factors that increase your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  This syndrome dates back to 1966 but became widely recognised in 1988 when Gerald Reaven...

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