Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Yersinia Enterocolitica Infection

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Yersinia Enterocolitica Infection

Yersinia enterocolitica is one of the most common infections I see in my patients who have Hashimoto’s disease. Let us explore some basic information about Yersinia so you can understand it better and how it relates to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

 

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Stacey Robbins Interview

Stacey Robbins Interview

In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show I interview Stacey Robbins!  This was a very unique interview because we didn’t focus on biochemistry, but rather how Hashimoto’s can affect your life and your relationships.

Stacey Robbins (Certified Health Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor RYT200)
is an award-winning Author, Speaker, and Integrated Wellness Coach.

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Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview

Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview

In this podcast episode I interview Dana Trentini, the founder of the well-known Hypothyroid Mom blog.  I really enjoyed our talk, in particular discussing thyroid issues with someone who is so passionate about thyroid health.

Dana Trentini created the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom. Dana launched her blog on October 1st, 2012, in memory of the unborn baby she lost due to hypothyroidism. She set out on a mission to learn all she could about hypothyroidism and to share her discoveries with people around the globe. Dana has since been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic.

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Are GMOs Bad For Your Health?

Are GMOs Bad For Your Health?

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are one of the most contentious topics in the world today.  We should however, consider the following questions:  What do we really know about them? Are these concerns justified?  People are so passionate about this issue that some misguided individuals have actually rioted and vandalized crops in Oregon, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.  This mob behavior is similar to the burning of women at the stake for committing imaginary crimes like witchcraft.

Unfortunately, public opinion oftentimes has absolutely nothing to do with scientific fact.  A Gallup poll showed that 48% of respondents actually believe that foods produced using biotechnology pose a serious health hazard, compared to 36% who think that they do not.

GMO labeling is a hot issue.  Currently, laws are being passed around the country requiring labels on all GMOs with Vermont being the first state to enact such a law. Read more

Simple Supplements for Hypothyroidism

Simple Supplements for Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland, like any gland in your body, requires a number of basic nutrients to function properly. Every day your thyroid gland produces a certain amount of thyroid hormone that requires specific building blocks. If any of those building blocks are missing, your thyroid may not make enough thyroid hormone and you may suffer from common symptoms of hypothyroidism such as: Read more

How to Cure Insomnia

How to Cure Insomnia

Rejuvenating sleep is an extremely important and fundamental part of feeling great and healthy. Unfortunately, too many of us are plagued with insomnia and miss out on sleep’s wonderful healing properties. This article will explain what you can do (and what you should avoid) to naturally cure insomnia at home.

In order to get good sleep you should avoid the following stimulants:

  • Caffeine
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Teas that contain caffeine
  • Yerba Mate
  • Guarana
  • Alcohol

It is very important to stabilize your blood sugar from the time you eat dinner until you go to bed. Make sure you eat a balanced meal of protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates and fat. Bed-time snacks are OK but they must be balanced and not contain sugar or processed carbohydrates. Read more

Daily Routine for Better Health

Daily Routine for Better Health

Restoring your health requires a consistent series of small changes that add up over time.  You can view a healthy body as a brick house with each brick representing all the choices we make on a regular basis.

Daily routines are extremely effective for building a healthy body because they establish structure and reduce stress and anxiety about our health.

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Action Plan – The Best Thyroid Diet

Action Plan – The Best Thyroid Diet

What is the Best Thyroid Diet?

If you have a thyroid problem, the way you should eat is very similar to that of an individual who does not have a thyroid issue. Organic foods contain fewer amounts of chemicals and pesticides which, as you know from the thyroid-disrupting chemical chapter article, can have a negative effect on the thyroid gland. The main goals of a thyroid diet are those which remove any stress from the thyroid gland itself and any systems that may be affecting the thyroid gland. Read more

The Thyroid and Thyroid Hormones

The Thyroid and Thyroid Hormones

The thyroid is a small gland that lies in the neck about the level of the Adam’s apple and weighs approximately one ounce.  It produces thyroid hormone and calcitonin.  The parathyroid glands are very small and lie on the outside portion of the thyroid gland and secrete parathyroid hormone.  Thyroid hormone ignites your metabolism so you can burn fat and produce energy.  We will be focusing on thyroid hormone.

The thyroid gland is stimulated to make thyroid hormone by thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) which is produced in the pituitary gland located in the brain.  The pituitary is controlled by the hypothalamus in the brain which monitors the amount of circulating thyroid hormone.  Iodine must enter the thyroid gland through a transport system that is repaired with the intake of vitamin C.  There is usually about 20-30 mg of iodine in the body and 75 percent of it is stored in the thyroid.  In addition to iodine, iron, tyrosine, selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, copper, and vitamins B2, B3, and B6 are required for thyroid hormone production. Read more

The Gut Thyroid Connection

The Gut Thyroid Connection

The gut-thyroid connection is one of the most important and overlooked aspects of healthy thyroid function.  Did you know that many diseases can be traced to a breakdown in the gastrointestinal tract? 70 percent of your immune system resides in this area – your gut, and the GI tract has many important functions for your health including digestion, nutrient absorption, elimination, detoxification, hormone metabolism and energy production. 99% of the neurotransmitters in your body are actually created in the intestine (part of your GI tract), and every brain chemical known as a neurotransmitter is found there.  This means the GI tract, or gut, plays a very important role in achieving optimal thyroid health. Read more