Being overweight or obese can generate health problems such as metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, heart disease, and hormonal imbalances which perpetuate further weight gain. [...]
Melatonin is a compound formed in the pineal gland that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The release follows a circadian pattern, meaning there is a [...]
Did you know that thyroid hormone excess may have a direct effect on the brain chemicals that regulate sexual interest? Hyperthyroidism can cause a hypomanic [...]
The association between thyroid imbalance and depression has been recognized for many years. But how much is the thyroid contributing to your depression? Interestingly, subclinical or [...]
Oxidative stress is the inability of the body to repair the damage caused by extensive free radicals. These Free radicals can cause toxic effects including damage [...]
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder suffered by genetically predisposed individuals. Upon exposure to gluten, a protein found in wheat, the bodies of these individuals [...]
Iron is crucial for optimal thyroid gland function and optimal thyroid hormone production. This explains that iron deficiency, in addition to causing anemia, can also [...]
Binge eating disorder or BED is a syndrome characterized by repeated occurrences of binge eating. It involves consumption of a large quantity of food and [...]
Doctors continue to debate whether subclinical hypothyroidism should be treated or not. Yet, treatment has been shown to have many benefits.
Subclinical hypothyroidism, that I call low-grade hypothyroidism, effects a large percentage of the world population and is much more common in women than men and [...]
Vitamin D supplementation has tremendous anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits, but not a preventive effect on cancer or heart disease.
Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to have several benefits, including promoting bone health and bone strength, improving immune system functions, and reducing systemic inflammation [...]