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 Weight Gain

Hypothyroidism and weight gain go hand in hand because when thyroid function is low, metabolism slows down as well. While not all people with hypothyroidism gain weight, it is very often one of the symptoms of this condition. Thyroid hormones not only play a significant role in metabolism, which in turn affects weight, but insufficient thyroid function can result in fluid retention, further contributing to weight gain. Another reason why hypothyroidism and weight gain are connected is that this condition … Read More →

Six thyroid blockers

Today I woke up inspired to cook so I’ve decided to make scallops for lunch. I luv sea food, as you may know it, and these mollusks are among my favorite. They are so easy to make and tasty, and did ya know that they have key nutrients that help promote cardiovascular health and protect against colon cancer? Scallops are rich in vitamin B12. They also have magnesium, selenium and lots of protein… all nutrients that keep your thyroid happy … Read More →

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