Thyroid

  1. Is THIS secret condition leaving you EXHAUSTED?

    Is THIS secret condition leaving you EXHAUSTED?

    Doctors CAN’T explain it. And some of them WON’T acknowledge it.

    Yours may even try to tell you that chronic fatigue syndrome isn’t real.

    It’s enough to make you want to smack him… if only you had the energy!

    But while he’s pretending that CFS is a made-up disorder, new research reveals a way to treat it.

    It’s not what he’s been using. In what’s often the ultimate insult on top of injury, many mainstream docs give antidepressants to women with chronic fatigue syndrome.

    It’s a sure sign that they think the problem is all in your head.

    Turns out, that’s off the mark by about 8 inches.

    It could be an issue just below your head, in the thyroid gland sitting inside your neck, as the new study finds a link between chronic fatigue and low levels of all-important thyroid hormones.

    But here’s the catch: Your doctor won’t notice it because he’s running the wrong test!

    Even if he’s “with it” enough to check in on your thyroid function, he’ll almost certainly only test for levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).

    That’s the hormone cranked out by your pituitary gland when your levels of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 drop. Just as the name suggests, it’s supposed to “stimulate” the thyroid into picking up the pace and making more.

    When TSH levels are normal, most mainstream docs assume T3 and T4 are in order, too.

    But that’s not the case with chronic fatigue. The study finds that patients can have perfectly normal TSH levels… while being desperately low in T3 and T4.

    That means that any doc who looks only at TSH will miss the problem entirely!

    The researchers are hoping that this will lead to new treatments for chronic fatigue. No doubt, some docs will start offering synthetic thyroid hormones.

    But that’s not the answer here.

    A natural herbal therapy called ashwagandha can improve levels of TSH and boost production of both T3 and T4 naturally.

    It can also do something even more important.

    While there may certainly be a thyroid component to chronic fatigue, many cases are a sign of problems in another gland.

    Chronic fatigue is often caused by overworked and stressed-out adrenal glands – a.k.a. adrenal fatigue – and that’s where ashwagandha really shines. This powerful natural remedy is proven to boost sagging adrenal function, restore energy, and renew your vitality.

    If often works wonders on its own, but for adrenal support I find it’s even more powerful when combined with other natural stress-busters such as Rhodiola rosea.

  2. Thyroid cancer riskier than thought

    Cancer surgery risks exposed in new study

    There's a potentially deadly form of cancer that's on the rise, especially among older folks... and there's a good chance you've never even given it a thought!

    Thyroid cancer can be a frightening diagnosis, which is why patients often rush into the most aggressive treatment possible.

    In a moment, I'm going to take the fear out of the equation and sort out fact from fiction so you don't panic into a bad decision.

    But first, a new study shows the toll of aggressive over-treatment. Because while completely removing the thyroid often does "cure" the cancer, it can leave something worse behind.

    The new study finds a shocking number of patients live with debilitating side effects that linger long after treatment.

    Docs have long claimed these problems and complications are rare, hitting just 1 percent of thyroid cancer patients.

    But the new study exposes that as another mainstream lie.

    Overall, 12 percent of patients battle complications from thyroid surgery a FULL YEAR after that operation.

    Among older patients, who are more likely to have this cancer and get treated for it, the numbers are even worse.

    In the month after surgery, 10 percent of older patients develop immediate problems such as infection, clots, and swelling.

    Think that's bad? That's just the beginning.

    By the one-year mark, one in five -- 20 percent! -- are living with serious long-term complications.

    Some suffer from vocal cord problems, including paralysis of the vocal cords.

    Others battle hypoparathyroidism or hypocalcemia, thyroid-related conditions that lead to dangerously low levels of calcium in the blood

    And let's face it: For the other 80 percent, life's no picnic, even if the surgery goes off without a hitch.

    Once the thyroid is removed, you'll have to take drugs for the rest of your life to reproduce the hormones your body can no longer make. You'll also have to visit a doctor -- often -- to have those hormone levels checked.

    Obviously, if you have thyroid cancer, you can't ignore it -- and I'm not saying you should.

    But as much as you want that cancer gone, don't rush into surgery to remove the entire thyroid.

    Many thyroid cancers are actually locked inside a "capsule" of fibrous tissue.

    While it certainly looks like cancer deep inside that capsule, it's trapped there -- and because it's contained, minor surgery can often remove just the capsule while preserving most of the thyroid itself.

    These cases don't even need radiation, and studies show the recurrence rate of this much less invasive procedure is less than 1 percent.

    If you're diagnosed with this cancer, don't rush into the most aggressive treatment available -- even if it might be tempting. Get a careful analysis and see if this option could be right for you.

    If you're in the San Diego area, I can help. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  3. Thyroid cancer linked to furniture chemicals

    The TOXIC chemical hiding in your living room Is your SOFA giving you cancer? I know that sounds crazy. Downright ridiculous, really. It's just a piece of furniture -- and, I hope, a pretty comfy one at that. But don't get too comfortable... because there might something hiding in your loveseat that you're going to absolutely hate. New research finds...
  4. Thyroid cancer doesn’t always need treatment

    Thyroid 'cancer' ISN’T always cancer Watch out! Docs have been pushing a new "thyroid awareness" scam -- and it's one that could mess up your body's hormone production for the rest of your life. Reports across the media are warning Americans to look for the early-warning signs of thyroid cancer. The "experts" are even urging folks to drink a glass...
  5. Migraines linked to hypothyroidism

    Migraines can increase your risk of hypothyroidism by more than 40 percent – so if you have these headaches, it’s time to get them under control.
  6. Thyroid treatments botched by mainstream

    Thyroid patients are often given the wrong treatment, especially if they have low levels of the hormones but not low enough to be considered hypothyroidism.
  7. Thyroid cancer badly over-treated

    New numbers show that up to 80 percent of all thyroid cancer cases in women should not have been treated.
  8. Thyroid cancer may not need aggressive surgery

    Thyroid cancer is often over-treated with aggressive surgery to remove the whole thing, but some of these tumors are no longer considered cancer and don’t need surgery.
  9. Thyroid dysfunction linked to diabetes

    Thyroid problems are among the most common undiagnosed conditions in the nation, and new research finds that it can increase your risk of diabetes by 13 percent.
  10. Armour thyroid hormones cut from Medicare

    Armour, a natural thyroid hormone that many people depend on, has been cut from Medicare. Here’s how to fight to get it back.
  11. Thyroid damage caused by fluoride in the water

    Thyroid destroying toxin dumped into your drinking water Reach a certain age, and it hits you like an oncoming train. You're drained of energy... flabby around the middle... and sadder than a country song about a girl who left you and took your dog. Complain to a mainstream doc, and he'll say you're just getting older. But I know the REAL reason, and it's got nothing to do with your age. It's your thyroid -- the "master gland" in charge of energy, metabolism and your overall wellbeing. And right now, it's coming under constant attack from a toxic metal in your own home. Most American communities deliberately pollute their water with fluoride, and you don't have to be a card-carrying conspiracy theorist to believe it's wrecking your body from the inside. Continue reading →
  12. Metformin linked to thyroid dysfunction

    Risky diabetes drug does a number on your thyroid You don't have to be a diabetic to get a prescription for the diabetes drug metformin. These days, docs are passing out this bad-news drug like candy on Halloween. Pre-diabetic? Docs claim it can prevent full-blown diabetes (it can't). Heart disease? Some docs say it can protect your ticker (it won't). Continue reading →
  13. [Video] Boost thyroid function with this breakthrough supplement

    You won't hear about this in the mainstream media. But your thyroid is UNDER ATTACK. New research is revealing man-made chemicals that wreak havoc on the delicate balance of your endocrine system -- especially your thyroid. It's tough to swallow, but these chemicals can actually keep you feeling fat and sluggish -- even if you're doing everything else right to boost thyroid function... Continue reading →

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