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Are Your Supplements Helping Or Hurting You?

Before Heather was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and we began to learn and understand nutrition at an entirely different level, we, like so many others, would purchase our supplements at Costco, Walmart, GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe (Amazon wasn’t as prevalent in 2008 as it is today, otherwise we would have likely purchased from there as well).  Why? Because they were …

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Is Too Much Fruit Bad?

For years the authorities have told us that we should be consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables.  While eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is better than one consisting of processed, refined and fast foods, as fruits are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, there are a number of potential health hazards associated with too much fruit …

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9 Things You Don’t Realize May Be Causing Your Thyroid Disease

An estimated 27 million Americans alone have thyroid disease.  An additional 13 million are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and those numbers are on the rise.  Chances are, one out of five people you know have some sort of thyroid disease, are you one of them? The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland sitting just above the trachea in the throat.  Three …

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Is Your Liver Causing your Hypothyroidism?

Everywhere I turn, I run into a woman who has a thyroid issue. Are you that woman?  Are you the one who goes to your medical doctor who runs a thyroid panel and says you’re either “within range” with her numbers, or you’re hypothyroid.  The doctor then proceeds to prescribe you Synthroid or another synthetic thyroid medication. Heck, you may …

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Is Your Doctor or Practitioner Still Missing Something?

I guarantee that in most cases, the answer to the question above is a resounding “YES!” If you feel like awful, and your doctor tells you that your test results are “normal,” and/or suggests you will feel better by taking these medications, then he/she is likely missing something. A perfect example is if you go to your doctor with hypothyroid symptoms, …

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It’s Never as Simple as Going Paleo or Gluten-Free

We see so many women who are being held back from experiencing more thyroid healing naturally, because their minds are still seeing the journey all wrong. Restoring thyroid wellness and metabolic function will never be as simple as “going paleo or gluten-free.” It will never be as simple as making a few nutrition changes here and there. That is just …

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Into the Propaganda of Alkaline Water

For several years now, many in the health field have been pushing the idea of alkalinity into millions of homes. Absolutely, there are many benefits to keeping your body somewhat alkaline, like increased energy, decreased risk of disease, improved bone and tissue health, killing candida (yeast), improved digestion and better mental acuity. And the chances are, your body is more …

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The Truth About Gluten

Having grown up in an Italian family in North Jersey, nothing could compare to the smell and taste of the fresh Italian bread baking in Mom’s oven. (Well, maybe the sauce to dip it in, but that’s a different story). I remember many Sunday mornings taking a short drive with my father to the bagel store to pick up a …