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Thyroid-friendly smoothies.
Nutrition

Smoothies That Can Help — or Harm — Your Thyroid

Smoothies are all the rage these days, and for good reason — they’re healthy, nutritious, and are typically pretty delicious. However, they can also be packed with certain veggies and supplements that could actually harm your thyroid, so watch out.

Early menopausal woman is unable to concentrate at work.
Risk Factors

Menopause Before 45 Increases Your Risk of Diabetes

Did you go through menopause before the age of 45? Researchers think that you might be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Diagnosis

Could Your Type 2 Diabetes Be Misdiagnosed?

If you've been diagnosed of type 2 diabetes, read this. Many people are being diagnosed with the wrong type of diabetes.

Woman shopping for supplements.
Living With

Thyroid-Friendly Vitamins and Supplements

Learn about the vitamins and supplements — including vitamin D and selenium — that are good for your thyroid.

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Metabolism

Metabolism-Boosting Tips for Thyroid Patients

If you feel like your metabolism is slower, even after thyroid treatment, you are very likely right. Here’s how you can boost and increase a slow metabolism.

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Nutrition

Thyroid Patients: Is the Paleo Diet for You?

If you’re struggling to lose weight as a thyroid patient, the Paleo diet can help reduce inflammatory symptoms.

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Nutrition

Which Foods Are Good for Thyroid Patients?

Explore foods good for people with thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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Lifestyle

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.

Happy woman celebrating weight loss on scale.
Weight

How to Lose Weight: From Thyroid Patients Themselves

You’ve read about all of the fad diets, and maybe even gotten suggestions from your doctor. But hearing what works from those who are living the same hypothyroid life as you can be invaluable. These are the diets that worked for them.

Fasting for a cholesterol blood test.
Tests

Is Fasting Before Blood Tests Dangerous?

If you have type 2 diabetes, fasting before a blood test can put you at risk of dangerously low blood sugar. Follow these tips to protect yourself.