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Maintaining a Healthy Thyroid Diet - Include These Foods

Maintaining a Healthy Thyroid Diet - Include These Foods

These were my guiding principles when all else (meaning: western medicine) failed to help my thyroid drama; first Graves' and later Hashimoto's Disease. After many years of trying different things, I'm finally putting the pieces together and calling it the "Thyroid Diet". Th......[Read More]
Hypothyroidism - What is It?

Hypothyroidism - What is It?

The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in human body. Thyroid gland manufactures hormones for the body, these hormones control the metabolism of the body. Thyroid gland is also important when growing up, the hormones created by this gland help in proper growth of the body and is espec......[Read More]
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path......[Read More]
Hashimoto's - The First and Most Important Step in Hashimoto's Treatment

Hashimoto's - The First and Most Important Step in Hashimoto's Treatment

A person suffering from Hashimotos is often frustrated, confused and desperate. Their physician doesn't seem to have the answers and the medication they've been prescribed hasn't really made much difference. But here is some encouraging news. There is a lot of really good medical rese......[Read More]
Reishi Benefits

Reishi Benefits

Reishi mushrooms have long been known as an extremely healthy natural foods that can offer a health-conscious person many health benefits. In fact, they are an integral part of Oriental cuisine and medicine. The Japanese government recognizes the benefits of Reishi for cancer.......[Read More]
The Truth About Kelp - Can Kelp Really Regulate Your Thyroid Function?

The Truth About Kelp - Can Kelp Really Regulate Your Thyroid Function?

With the recent fad of herbal medications, kelp is but one of many herbal alternatives thrown into the spotlight. Many claim that it has the amazing ability to keep your weight within desirable and healthy limits. For those who are underweight, kelp tablets are said to help you gain a few more pound......[Read More]
Why Do I Still Have Low Thyroid Symptoms When I Take a Thyroid Medication?

Why Do I Still Have Low Thyroid Symptoms When I Take a Thyroid Medication?

The medical model for treating anyone with a low hormone level is to give that person a replacement hormone to take. Hypothyroid is no different. Low thyroid? You take thyroid hormone replacement. Learn why this may not be enough to help you.......[Read More]
Breast Cancer Lymph Node Removal

Breast Cancer Lymph Node Removal

Patients with advanced cases of breast cancer may have cancer cells present in the lymph nodes. It is very important to determine whether cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, as the nodes act as a filtering system for the body. If cancer cells are in the lymph nodes, then there is an increased risk......[Read More]
Lupus Resources

Lupus Resources

If you are newly diagnosed lupus patient, perhaps you can relate to some of these feelings – relief that there's finally an answer to all the questions you've had about your health, fear that your life will change irrevocably, maybe even a desire to disengage from family and friends when f......[Read More]
Using Herbs for Hypothyroidism Recovery

Using Herbs for Hypothyroidism Recovery

If you have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism you are probably aware that the conventional method of tackling Hypothyroidism is done with a synthetic version of the Thyroid hormone Thyroxine (T4). This works great for some but others are left suffering from symptoms even though blood test results m......[Read More]
Symptoms of Sheehan's Syndrome

Symptoms of Sheehan's Syndrome

Women who sustained a major blood loss while giving birth may develop symptoms of Sheehan's syndrome. This rare medical condition, referred to sometimes as postpartum hypopituitarism, affects the pituitary gland. When the pituitary gland suffers from tissue death, it cannot produce the correct amoun......[Read More]
Lupus Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Lupus Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis

There's a joke on the TV show "House, M.D.," that every mysterious illness must be lupus (but never is). It is a testament to how tricky systemic lupus erythematosus can be to diagnosis and treat. But there are telltale signs and symptoms -- and definitive criteria for diagnosis -- th......[Read More]
Scientists Make Discoveries in the Biology of Lupus

Scientists Make Discoveries in the Biology of Lupus

Researchers think they may have discovered the mechanism that drives the body’s attack on its own cells and tissues in the autoimmune disease lupus.......[Read More]
How to Prevent IOM

How to Prevent IOM

Idiopathic Orbital Myositis is a rare but serious disorder. The word "idiopathic" in the name of this condition reveals that the cause is unknown. Despite that, studied cases reveal some common threads such as infection, weakened immune system and inflammation. That lends some insight into possible ......[Read More]
How to Reduce WBC Count

How to Reduce WBC Count

White blood cells (WBC) are found in your blood and lymphatic system, and function to fight off viral or bacterial infections in the body. A high WBC indicates that there is something happening in your body that it is trying to fight off. A high WBC count could be attributed to anemia, rheumatoid ar......[Read More]
Hypothyroidism Natural Treatment - Fact or Fiction?

Hypothyroidism Natural Treatment - Fact or Fiction?

With the commercials bombarding us left and right to take a pill for this and take a pill for that, does anyone stop to think about that perhaps there might be a safer alternative? There are many medical ailments in which there are safer alternatives, natural alternatives. One particular medical con......[Read More]
Genetic Counseling for Lupus

Genetic Counseling for Lupus

Genetic counseling may be something you are considering if a family member has lupus. Considering that women with lupus have a 10 percent chance of having a daughter with lupus, a 2 percent chance of having a son with lupus, and a 50 percent chance that her children with have a positive ANA, there m......[Read More]
Diet for Thyroid Problems - Foods That Can Help and Foods to Avoid

Diet for Thyroid Problems - Foods That Can Help and Foods to Avoid

Having thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism or hypothyroidism can often affect your life as thyroid problems can lead to poor body functions. In fact, thyroid problems can also lead to an increase in your cholesterol to dangerous levels no matter what exercises or diet you go for.......[Read More]
Heredity

Heredity

Heredity definition as it relates to lupus......[Read More]
3 Steps To Staging of Thyroid Cancer

3 Steps To Staging of Thyroid Cancer

Cancer staging is used to determine the treatment and prognosis of the disease. There are several factors that are taken into consideration to determine what stage the thyroid cancer is at.......[Read More]