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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid eventually leading to low thyroid function.  It is also the most overlooked thyroid condition because it is rarely tested for due to the perception that there is no treatment. Your thyroid is a small, but incredibly important gland located at the base of your neck.…

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Triglycerides

What are triglycerides? A triglyceride is an energy storage molecule and biochemical name for fat.  When food is digested it is broken down and converted to energy, which is either used by the body or stored.  If there is more energy than the body needs, some of the remaining energy is converted into triglycerides for storage.…

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So many diets to choose from!

This is always one of the more difficult questions for me to answer because there are so many variables to consider when choosing which dietary approach is right for an individual.  I don’t believe one diet is always better than all the others. I do believe a person needs to find a diet that is right for…

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Weight Management

Excess body fat and distribution affects millions of people and may be due in part to underlying metabolic disorders such as dysglycemia (insulin resistance), adrenal dysfunction, and/or low thyroid hormone. The percentage of the population said to be obese has increased with each decade for the last 50 years or more. Women and lower socioeconomic…

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