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Why Salt is Not Enough- Clearing the Iodine Confusion

There’s mass confusion and paranoia about iodine, and that’s what prompted me to write today’s article. It actually dawned on me last night (while talking to a person with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) that iodine is used all over your body. She thought it was just used by your thyroid and read someone’s blog about it, and […]

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How Weird Folk Remedies Can Help You

I pour through studies and research constantly to bring you the latest news, hot off the press either before it’s published, or soon after.  Take a look at the following natural “folk” remedies which improve health and well being.

 First up, help for alcoholism. Alcoholism and withdrawal. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is an herb that can […]

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Dizziness and POTS may respond to Choline

My first article on POTS was one of the most well-trafficked articles on my entire website. POTS is the acronym for “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome” which (among other things) can make you feel very dizzy and lightheaded when you first stand up. This occurs due to a dramatic drop in blood pressure and a significant […]

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Get Pylori Out!

You may have an infection, but unfortunately you could be dismissed if you don’t have the classic signs. There are many conditions tied to H. pylori and doctors only pick it up if you are symptomatic, meaning you have heartburn, stomach pain or ulcers. A lot of you suffer with disturbing problems such as diarrhea, […]

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How to Relieve Joint Pain Without Ibuprofen

Many people have aches and pains that require ibuprofen and no one would begrudge you for taking this pill for an acute migraine or severe pre-menstrual cramps. I’ve been asked if I believe in ibuprofen and I do, but only for occasional use. I’ve even recommended a 200mg tablet of ibuprofen be taken along with […]

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3 Foods to Avoid if You Snore

My husband Sam told me that I was snoring a little last night! Since that is highly unusual for me, I started to wonder what provoked it. Was it the smokey haze all over Colorado, or was it allergies? Could it be some supplement I took or a food that I ate? My mind was […]

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How Chile Relieves Diabetic Neuropathy and Nerve Pain

It is very ironic that something so HOT as chile could provide such amazing pain relief to millions of people. Sometimes you see it spelled as chili or chilli but no matter what culture you live in the same thought comes to mind: HOT! Chile gets it’s heat from an alkaloid compound called “capsaicin” which […]

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Protect Yourself from Acetaminophen Liver Damage

Known generically as “acetaminophen” or “paracetamol,” this is one of the leading pain relievers in the entire world. It’s probably in every medicine cabinet (including mine), right next to my ibuprofen. Most people know ibuprofen can hurt the gut, whereas acetaminophen impacts the liver. Today I want to focus on protecting you if you like […]

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I’m Answering Your Questions on Diabetes and GlucoScript

After yesterday’s article entitled, “Symptoms of Diabetes Mimic Thyroid Disease,”  I received hundreds of good questions on both topics, thyroid and diabetes. And a few other questions including whether or not I personally have diabetes. (I don’t).  I received over 280 questions, so I can’t answer all of them, but I will do my best.  […]

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The Signs of Diabetes Mimic Thyroid Disease

Today’s article is about the thyroid and diabetes connection, and I will also cover risk factors, kidney disease and Hashimoto’s, gluten and much more. I have chosen to cover these topics because thyroid illness is a leading cause for diabetes, and I’m afraid that no one has told you this yet. You know now! If […]

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