Hyperthyroid Did you know that autoimmune disorders cause most types of thyroid gland dysfunction? Grave’s disease is one cause of an overactive thyroid gland. In this short video, I explain the symptoms of high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism).
Hypothyroid Diet In this post, I explain what a ketogenic diet is and how it can be helpful for hypothyroid people. A ketogenic diet is a high fat-low carb (HFLC) diet that helps to repair insulin sensitivity. My initial experiences with this diet have been positive but I will explain the transition more fully in […]
By: Zana Carver, PhD UPDATED 4/14/2018 Thyroid and Energy People who struggle with their thyroid health also struggle with their energy levels. The everyday tasks that others take for granted seem like moving mountains to someone who has low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroid) https://www.thyroidcode.org/thyroid-introduction-2/ but there are some tips to help level the […]
Did you know that 60-90% of thyroid dysfunction is caused by autoimmune disorders? It’s also notable that autoimmune disorders are in many cases treatable. With dietary changes, supplements, and removing environmental stresses a person can help their thyroid gland to function better. It’s much better if you can heal your thyroid and not have to […]
Hypothyroid When a person has low thyroid hormones they can feel tired, run down, cold, and have difficulty remembering, concentrating, or problem-solving. They can have high cholesterol, a slow heart rate, have low or high blood pressure, digestive issues, dry skin, hair loss, and menstrual problems. An autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is often the cause […]
By: Zana Carver, PhD Updated 4/29/2018 Background Hello, I’m a survivor of thyroid cancer that was found in 2005. Initially, I had a goiter that had grown over a 2-year period and required surgery. It was a surprise that the pathologist found papillary carcinoma in my thyroid gland when it was removed, because the goiter […]
What You Need to Know About Common Thyroid Laboratory Tests By: Zana Carver, PhD Updated 3/2/2018 Not Seeing the Whole Picture When my youngest son was awarded a “student of the month” certificate and sticker, I proudly displayed that sticker in the window of my vehicle. After some time a few of the […]
What Your Thyroid Gland Does and Why You Should Care By: Zana Carver, PhD Updated 2/23/2018 Thyroid Function The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine (communication) system that sends out hormones to affect different organs within the body. The thyroid gland is the largest purely endocrine organ in the body and its major […]
your thyroid story I want to get to know you and read your thyroid story! Did you have thyroid symptoms for a long time before being diagnosed? Were you misdiagnosed, or feel miserable on thyroid hormone replacement? Are you in a better place health-wise at this point, or are you still trying to […]
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