Q&A with Dr. Dodd, ND. Part 1

Listen to Dr. Dodd answering questions on topics including: Possible causes of hypothyroidism Arthritis, menopause and low thyroid function Iodine supplementation, good or bad? Thyroid antibodies The endocrine system and the role of other glands in hypothyroidism Natural and homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Disease And much more! Click Here to listen Dr. Richard Dodd, BSc., ND.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Metabolism

Q: Are there any herbs used in Ayurveda that can help to boost metabolism? If so, how could I use them? A: First of all, I’d like to say that exercising is the best way to speed up body metabolism. There are many options; choose a type you like and be consistent. Regarding herbs, herbal tea made with bay leaves, tulsi, coriander leaves and mint leaves, when consumed frequently, help to increase metabolism. Add two teaspoons of raw honey and … Read More →

Margarine No Trans Fat?

Q: What do you think about the new margarines that say NO trans fat and have added omega 3? Are they OK or what would be best to use? A: I don’t promote using any kind of margarine, because it is not in it’s natural form. Margarine is a processed food. I would recommend cold pressed sesame oil, ghee (clarified butter), organic cold pressed coconut oil. These fats are recognized by the body and used as good fat. Sunita Mohan … Read More →

Vitamin C, Iron and TSH Levels

Question; I have read that vitamin c if taken as an extra, depletes iron in the body. Is it true? And does vitamin c reduce TSH level? Answer; That is a commonly held view. My suggestion would be to get your vitamin C from fruit, raw vegetables and fresh juices in order to take in vitamin C in balanced amounts that don't interfere with other nutrients. I don't know if vitamin C supplements reduce TSH levels. Naturally occurring vitamin C … Read More →

Eye Lids Swollen!

Question; I have hypothyroidism so I read as much as I can to better myself. Recently, and it happens for no apparent reason, I woke up with one and sometimes both of my eyes lids swollen! It's not nice, and sometimes I have to cancel work. I am an after school teacher and It's not fair to my students or me. Do you have any ideas on how I can offset this or even bring the swelling down? The last … Read More →

Can’t Lose Weight with the Atkins Diet…

On the Atkins Diet… Question; What do you think about the Atkins diet and why some people, like me, don't lose weight with this diet? Answer; I advocate a plant-based whole foods diet in order to create a healthy clean system that naturally finds it's best weight. Too much protein can actually stress the liver and other organs and slow down metabolism. There are many components to a successful weight loss program and food is only one. For example, detoxification, … Read More →

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