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
What’s the connection between your hormones and your thyroid? Learn more about the Hormone-Thyroid connection.
Testosterone is made in the testes and adrenal glands in a male, and in a woman, the ovaries and adrenal glands. Testosterone is very important for metabolism. It has been shown that low thyroid states result in low testosterone levels. When the thyroid gland returns to optimal function in individuals with challenged thyroids, their testosterone levels also return to normal. Testosterone replacement can help many conditions including thyroid and autoimmune diseases but simply giving these patients testosterone without correcting the reason why their testosterone is low in the first place does a great disservice to these patients in the long run. Read more
I typically approach any book written on the treatment of a health-related condition with skepticism. I have to admit that after reading Dr. Nikolas Hedberg’s The Thyroid Alternative, I was pleasantly surprised and actually optimistic that I had in my hands a credible, research-based book that could address serious health concerns faced not only by me but by family members and friends as well. Perhaps the most important thing to realize with this book is that it gives you concrete answers to questions you may have had about your health. If you’ve wondered about prolonged symptoms of fatigue, malaise or a slow metabolism and were simply dismissed by your physician when your concerns were raised, this book is definitely for you. Read more