Low cholesterol caution for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism: Why you need cholesterol

We frequently hear about the dangers of high cholesterol, but keeping cholesterol as low as many doctors recommend may be doing your body more harm than good, especially if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Although conventional medicine has demonized cholesterol and many healthy foods as a consequence, too little cholesterol can be harmful in a variety […]

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How to motivate yourself to exercise for better thyroid health

Exercise is the golden bullet when it comes to helping manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and other health maladies, such as lowering your risk of heart disease, bone loss, dementia, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity. Yet many Americans just can’t seem to make the time or find the motivation. People with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism struggle with added […]

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Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is the mechanism behind type 1 diabetes. If so, this changes the diet for diabetes to manage the autoimmune condition. It is estimated that 20 percent of people […]

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Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism—20 percent of diabetics are “type 1.5”

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes?Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is the mechanism behind type 1 diabetes. As Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune thyroid disease that may lead to other autoimmune […]

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When your blood is drawn could affect TSH level and hypothyroidism diagnosis

If you check your thyroid levels in the afternoon with a blood draw, results may come back normal even though you’re hypothyroid, according to a new study. Checking your TSH in the morning can give you more accurate results. Like other hormones in the body, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) follows a daily rhythm and is not consistent […]

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