EWG has just released a list of documents that confirm knowledge about the risks of PFA’s to health–this link will connect you with a long list of reports. PFA’s have been associated with cancer, endocrine disruption, immune system dysfunction, and liver compromise. Items that contain PFA’s include non-stick cookware, water-resistant […]
Chemical exposure in the United States is increasing our health care costs AND reducing our IQ’s. This article further discusses PBDE’s (polybrominated diphenyl ethers–flame retardants). PBDE’s are in just about everything and are known endocrine-disruptors. One mechanism is that the bromide molecule blocks iodine from our receptors. This in turn […]
This is an interesting article revealing a link between low thyroid function (specifically both low TSH AND low free T4) and increased risk for gestational diabetes. Most doctors run only TSH to monitor thyroid function. I always recommend screening TSH with free T4 AND free T3 for more complete thyroid […]
I sure wish it were different, but so many so-called “safe” products are actually potent endocrine disruptors. What that means is that these products adversely effect our thyroid and sex hormones. They can cause such problems as hypothyroid symptoms, weight gain, and infertility, among many others. PLEASE read the attached […]
While we tend to think of menopause as the time for hormone imbalance (and it IS as the ovaries retire), there are other hormone imbalances that can adversely impact our overall health and mood. Excessive fatigue may be due to thyroid or adrenal imbalances. Excessive hair growth or loss may […]
This UC-Berkeley study reveals that BPA reduces thyroid hormone in pregnant mothers and increases thyroid hormone activity in infant boys. This study is likely just scratching the surface on the implications of BPA on hormones.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a firm believer that we must eliminate gluten from our diets in order to sustain and/or return to a healthy state. Many ask “why” and the answer is long. The bottom line is that wheat has become so altered (many call it […]
Hair loss can be quite distressing for patients. Causes of hair loss typically include hormone imbalances–from sex hormones (testosterone, DHT, thyroid), nutrient imbalances, stress, or infection. While treatments such as Rogaine can help with testosterone/DHT imbalances, they do not address other causes AND, even if effective, hair loss will return […]
Please read this wonderful summary of research results regarding potential dangers of gluten in your diet! Click here.
There has been much attention given to supplements the past few weeks. This research on thyroid supplementation is just another reason to ensure that you are working through a healthcare professional. They found varying levels of actual thyroid hormones in supplements which can be dangerous