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Symptoms

Is It Your Thyroid, Or Lyme Disease?

Diagnosed with hypothyroidism? If you don’t seem to be responding to traditional hormone replacement medicine, you may want to see if your symptoms match up with Lyme disease.

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Nutrition

The Royal Supplement for Hypothyroidism: Royal Maca

This cruciferous root vegetable turned powder and capsule supplement may be the answers to so many of your hypothyroid-related problems. It boosts energy, libido, and fertility, among other perks.

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Complications

Are Thyroid Disease and Arthritis Connected?

Did thyroid disease cause your psoriatic arthritis, or was it the other way around. Learn about the links between thyroid disease and inflammatory joint issues.

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Treatment

The Evolution of Thyroid Treatment

Thyroid diagnosis and treatment has come a long way in the last five years — in both the traditional and naturopathic fields.

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Complications

Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes, and many people with diabetes don't even know they have it. Learn how you can protect yourself.

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Lifestyle

Beauty and the Beast — Also Known As, Your Thyroid

Your thyroid problem could be the culprit for that dry skin, hair loss, puffiness, and problematic nails. Here are some thyroid beauty tips, product recommendations, and approaches for specific hair, skin, and nail challenges.

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Symptoms

Is Your Thyroid Making Your Hair Fall Out?

People with an autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease are at higher risk of the autoimmune forms of alopecia – which is the medical term for hair loss. The good news is — there are ways to prevent and treat this ...

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Living With

The Best and Most Popular Thyroid Books

Sixteen of the best books about living with (and dealing with) thyroid disease, for those who are newly diagnosed, pregnant, have Hashimoto’s disease, and so many more.

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Risk Factors

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Are you one of the millions of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Learn about the common signs and symptoms you should watch for.

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Symptoms

Parathyroid Problems: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroids are the pea-sized glands located on your thyroid gland that produce additional hormones to help regulate your body’s calcium. So what do you do when they start acting up?