health

/Tag: health

Thyroid Nodules: Should We be Concerned?

Thyroid nodules are extremely common, although most people who develop them will be unaware of their presence. For some however, thyroid nodules can be a sign of a serious health issue. What are thyroid nodules, and when should we be concerned about them enough to seek treatment? Thyroid nodules are hard lumps which occur on the thyroid gland, behind the Adams apple and can contain fluid. They are often discovered during a medical exam, or when noticeable symptoms occur, like pain, discomfort in the throat, swelling, or difficulty swallowing or breathing. Although most thyroid nodules are benign growths, others can affect thyroid hormone production (Thyroxine), or even develop into cancer. For this reason, it is important to take any changes in the thyroid seriously and seek treatment if necessary. What are the symptoms of thyroid nodules? One of the most common symptoms of thyroid nodules, is a slight swelling of the neck. This can also be

By |2020-07-08T09:18:41-05:00July 8th, 2020|Health, Hormones, Thyroid|Comments Off on Thyroid Nodules: Should We be Concerned?

Is Keto Good for Your Thyroid?

In recent years the number of health advocates promoting low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets have exploded, offering simple ways to lose weight, reduce inflammation, and control blood sugar. But are low carb and keto diets good for people who have a thyroid condition like Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s? The short answer is no, but let’s look at why this is. For a long time, we were told that carbs were good and to avoid saturated fat as this lead to disease. But as saturated fat consumption went down and chronic disease rates skyrocketed, it became clear that the science on this was wrong and consumption of the right fats was actually good for you, and perhaps the over consumption of carbs, especially sugar was more of an issue. While there is a large degree of truth in this, the current trend of cutting almost all carbs from the diet is presenting a new set of problems. Drastically

By |2019-11-14T12:32:58-06:00September 2nd, 2019|Health, Hormones, Nutrition|9 Comments

Why B-Vitamins Are So Important

You may have heard of both B6 and B12, but did you know that there are 8 B-Vitamins in total? vitamin B is most commonly used to help increase energy, although it plays a significant role in the body's metabolic and brain function. Taking B-Vitamins regularly can drastically improve your overall health by ensuring your body is working properly at all times. Types of Vitamin B With eight main types of vitamin B, it is important to know the difference when choosing a B complex or vitamin regimen that is right for you. The following includes all of the B-Vitamins used to help improve the health of various areas of the body: B1 (Thiamin) B2 (Riboflavin) B3 (Niacin) B5 (Pantothenic Acid) B6 (Pyridoxine) B7 (Biotin) B9 (Folate) B12 (Methylcobalamin) Signs and Symptoms of a Vitamin B Deficiency If you are experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, it may be time to talk to

By |2019-11-14T12:33:09-06:00August 3rd, 2019|Health, Nutrition|3 Comments