By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2016 0 Comments
    Will Flame Retardants Harm the Thyroid?

    Americans have heard quite a lot about bisphenol A or BPA, an ingredient found in many plastic containers as well as cash register receipts. It is an endocrine disruptor, mimicking the actions of the …

    By: Joe Graedon April 23, 2015 0 Comments
    Drinking Chamomile Tea May Protect the Thyroid f…

    A small Greek study offers the intriguing possibility that chamomile tea may be protective against thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer rates are much lower in Greece, where many people follow a Mediterrane…

    By: Joe Graedon November 13, 2014 6 Comments
    Natural Approaches or Pharmaceuticals for What A…

    Q. For my entire life I have relied primarily upon vitamins, herbs and a variety of dietary supplements to stay healthy. I have avoided most drugs, except aspirin. Now my doctor is telling me that I r…

    By: Terry Graedon September 22, 2013 11 Comments
    Sea Salt Instead of Iodized Salt Led to Thyroid …

    Q. I have spent the last several years slightly overweight and in a mental fog, with no energy.  Last year I looked in the mirror and realized the outer third of my eyebrows were gone. I seldom felt …

    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: Joe Graedon December 10, 2012 4 Comments
    Did Cabbage Damage Thyroid?

    Q. About six months ago, I started eating large amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables, unaware that this affects thyroid levels. Yesterday, I went for an annual physical with blood work, and the docto…

    By: Terry Graedon April 2, 2012 14 Comments
    Treating Thyroid Problem Thoughtfully

    Q. At 40, my health, weight and energy were all normal. Then I began to feel tired all the time and suffered with constipation, very dry skin and puffy eyes. My elderly family doctor ran a blood test …

    By: Terry Graedon December 19, 2011 12 Comments
    Overcoming Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid

    Q. Before I was put on levothyroxine for underactive thyroid I was irritated by even the smallest things. I felt so tired and depressed that I was always crying. I couldn't sleep or lose any weight an…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2010 10 Comments
    Thyroid Problem Complicates Treatment

    Q. My doctor recently told me that my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high and that this means I have hypothyroidism. She wants me to have more blood work done to measure my T3 and T4 levels. I h…

    By: Terry Graedon September 14, 2009 14 Comments
    Low Thyroid Hormone Leads to Fatigue

    Q. I am bone-tired all of the time. I also have really dry skin, dry brittle hair and nails that break easily. (Even my toenails are brittle). I take vitamins and fish oil every day as well as red yea…

    By: Terry Graedon August 9, 2009 50 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…

    By: Joe Graedon September 10, 2008 7 Comments
    Will Natural Thyroid Hormone Help?

    Q. I have an underactive thyroid and take Synthroid. After three years I do not feel any better. I asked my doctor if I could try an alternative to Synthroid like Armour Thyroid. She told me she prefe…

    By: Joe Graedon July 9, 2008 16 Comments
    Could It Be Your Thyroid?

    Q. I have taken thyroid medication for decades. In addition I take amitriptyline, calcium, multivitamins, Prempro and aspirin. My eyebrows have become so sparse that I need to use an eyebrow pencil to…

    By: Joe Graedon December 19, 2007 0 Comments
    Looking Out For Low Thyroid

    Q. I have just begun treatment for hypothyroidism and for the first time in over 20 years I feel like I'm emerging from a fog. I was diagnosed with depression and attention deficit disorder for years.…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2007 4 Comments
    Armour Thyroid Helps Some Patients

    Q. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I was taking Synthroid for an underactive thyroid, but I just didn't feel well. I found a doctor who prescribed Armour Thyroid instea…