By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2018 16 Comments
    Iodine for Scans Triggers Hyperthyroidism

    Americans undergo an enormous number of scans each year. It is estimated that over 80 million CT scans are performed annually. That doesn’t include other scans such as coronary angiography, arthrogr…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2018 26 Comments
    Do You Want a Natural Thyroid Treatment?

    Thyroid problems are far more common than you might guess. Pharmacists dispense approximately 120 million prescriptions each year for levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid). People wh…

    By: Joe Graedon November 23, 2017 5 Comments
    Why Lower Your Blood Pressure If It Was Measured…

    New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology mean that about half of all Americans will be classified as hypertensive. Prior to this decree, the CDC stated…

    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 40 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 59 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…