Get acquainted with your thyroid! Here are some past Be Well articles to help you get started.
A noted cardiologist, health activist, and author of “The Pioppi Diet” and the forthcoming “The Bitter Pill,” Dr. Malhotra’s next-gen thinking on fixing healthcare for the sake of patients, not profits, is shaking up the medical establishment and giving patients, not medical stakeholders, the power to truly take back control of their health.
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Here’s what you need to know about the modifiable factors that can make your thyroid underperform and how to correct them.
In the female dominated world of yoga, I’m actually seeing more men attending my yoga classes. Although the classes I teach are more of a power yoga style, they’re still coming week after week and I love it. It shows me that the old association of yoga being touchy feely, only for women and for hippies is finally making its breakthrough. Men are understanding the importance of adding yoga and stretch to their fitness routine and those who are consistent are seeing results.
Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease can be overwhelming. While you may have many questions about treatment and how to manage you condition, a few myths can complicate the full picture. Let’s dispel a few myths about managing your autoimmune disorder.
Primary Hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid gland, may cause a wide variety of symptoms and can affect all bodily functions. Hypothyroidism used to be a laboratory diagnosis. A high TSH blood test signified that one had an underactive thyroid and was placed on synthetic T4 (aka Synthroid). Clinical diagnosis was reserved for people with advanced or severe hypothyroid disease, and even then, if labs were not “abnormal” physicians might have hesitated to treat. Functional medicine physicians are changing this practice by identifying the signs, symptoms, and cause of hypothyroidism early on and starting appropriate treatment.
Usually when we talk about toxins in personal products, we focus on women. After all, they typically use more personal care products on a daily basis. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in one study that exposure to phthalates (a plastic chemical linked to hormone disruption) was widespread, but higher in women than men. The researchers stated that women had more phthalates used in “soaps, body washes, shampoos, cosmetics, and similar personal care products.” According to the University of Illinois, the average woman in the United States uses 12 products a day. But women aren’t the only ones. The average man uses six.