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Type 1 Diabetes

How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

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Low-Dose Naltrexone for Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

This innovative treatment is said to be able to treat the underlying autoimmune disease causing your Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease.

Maggie Hadleigh-West
Living With

Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West Is Sick to Death of Thyroid Disease

An interview with Maggie Hadleigh-West about her struggle to get diagnosed and properly treated with Hashimoto’s disease.

Woman at work experiencing neck pain.
Muscle

Can Thyroid Conditions Cause Chronic Pain?

As many as 80 percent of thyroid patients experience muscle pain. These are the medical and natural approaches you can try for pain management.

Prebiotic-containing foods inside a medicine capsule.
Nutrition

Can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help Diabetes?

You probably already know how eating carbohydrates affects type 2 diabetes, but how much do you know about prebiotics, probiotics, and your gut bacteria health?

Doctor making patient feel better about handling flare up.
Symptoms

10 Red Flags of a Hypothyroidism Flare

Are you tired and sad? Are you reaching for the moisturizer and a sweater … but you can't remember where you left them? You might be having a flare-up of your hypothyroidism.

Doug Plaut.
Profile

Let’s Just Call Him ‘Unbreakable Doug Plaut’

Doug Plaut appears on the Emmy-nominated hit Netflix show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” but it’s his story of overcoming thyroid cancer at a young age that makes him unbreakable.

Woman frustrated with complications of her polycystic ovary syndrome.
Complications

Is it PCOS, or Hypothyroidism — Or Both?

One of the most common signs of PCOS — ovarian cysts — are also frequently seen in women with hypothyroidism. If you have ovarian cysts and your doctor suspects that you have PCOS, make sure that he or she evaluates your thyroid before diagnosing you with or treating you for PCOS.

Peaches in oatmeal.
Nutrition

The Most Bizarre Diabetes Cures and Remedies

People have been promoting all sorts of "cures" for diabetes since ancient times. Take a look at some of the most bizarre diabetes remedies of all time.

Fatigue setting in at office.
Diagnosis

Is it Hypothyroidism, or Something Else?

The best way to know if you have hypothyroidism, or any thyroid condition, is to get bloodwork done. But if you have a hunch that you have hypothyroidism, check out these symptoms, diagnosis details, and treatment options.