Coconut Oil and Weight Loss – Is It True?

I have just come across some more research into the benefits and workings of coconut oil. You see coconut oil contains a unique fatty acid that happens to stimulate our metabolism, provides an energy source AND promotes weight loss. I’m sure we are all aware that hypothyroidism is an auto immune system disease and as such is one of the reasons treating it with products supplies by Mr Pharma can be ineffective to as many as 80% of patients. A … Read More →

Live Q&A Call with Dr. Dodd, ND.

This call took place on February 5, 2010. Listen to Dr. Dodd answering questions on topics including: Causes of low thyroid function Heavy metals and hypothyroidism Supplements that support thyroid function Pregnancy and hypothyroidism Accupuncture for hormonal balance And much more! Click Here to listen. Dr. Richard Dodd, BSc., ND.

Eat in a Calm, Relaxed State

Parasympathetic Nervous System and Digestion All the digestive systems functions from secretion of saliva and pancreatic juice to absorption through intestinal walls, to the work of the liver and the kidneys, are governed by the parasympathetic nervous system. The other branch of the nervous system is the sympathetic nervous system, which governs the stress response (also known as fight or flight). When the sympathetic nervous system is on, the parasympathetic shuts off. In other words, you cannot be stressed and … Read More →

Plant-Based Protein Foods

Question; According to my research people with hypothyroidism need protein. I'm trying to become vegetarian but I'm afraid that I won't be able to get all the protein I need. What are the best plant-based protein foods? How much should I have daily? Answer; Every living being needs to ingest some protein and the range varies from 8 to 20 % of total calories. No worries, there is much usable protein in plant-based foods. Here are some of the best … Read More →

Hypothyroidism and Hair Loss

Hypothyroidism and hair loss go hand in hand. Yes, unfortunately when you develop this medical condition hair loss is one of its chief symptoms. Hair cells are some of the fastest growing cells in the body, and when they begin to slow down or stop growing, it is a good indication the body is in trouble. Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss Thyroid disease is a large contributor to hair loss with its numbers rapidly growing—almost 0.5% of the U.S. population … Read More →

About Thyroid Tests and Accuracy

  The Test for Hypothyroidism If you have any symptoms of a sluggish or overactive thyroid, there are number of thyroid tests that your doctor may order to help diagnose your condition. Thyroid tests include blood tests that determine whether your body is producing sufficient levels of thyroid hormones. For example, the level of TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone can be measured through a blood test. If you have a high level of TSH, your body may not be producing … Read More →

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