By: Terry Graedon August 3, 2017 4 Comments
    How Do Phthalates Affect Hormones?

    A few weeks ago researchers reported that many packaged mac and cheese products contained detectable levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals called phthalates. These compounds are generally used …

    By: Joe Graedon June 20, 2016 14 Comments
    Why Should You Order Your Own Blood Tests?

    Do you know what your vitamin levels are? What about Vitamin B12 in particular? How about thyroid status? Why not order your own blood tests so you can have data on TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), …

    By: Terry Graedon May 13, 2013 3 Comments
    Misdiagnosis of Hyperactive Thyroid

    Q. I was misdiagnosed for five years and it nearly cost me my life. I was eventually told I had Parkinson's disease and referred to a neurologist. During the neurological exam, I was asked if I had ev…

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2013 39 Comments
    How Does Coffee Affect Thyroid Medicine?

    Q. I was alarmed to hear about the interaction of coffee and levothyroxine. I take this medication daily "upon rising" as my doctor instructed me. I usually have a cup of coffee after 30 or 45 minutes…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2009 53 Comments
    Kelp Supplement Corrected Thyroid Problem But Be…

    Thyroid dysfunction is common, so common, in fact, that Synthroid is the most prescribed drug in the country. That is a synthetic thyroid hormone, levothyroxine. But while many people take Synthroid o…