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    Your Sweet Tooth Can Lead To More Than A Toothache – Thyroid Disease

    A recent issue of Internal Medicine News (June 15th, 2015) highlighted how researchers are discouraging their patients withHashimoto’s thyroiditis from using artificial sweeteners. WHAT IS HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS? Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is typically a condition where the thyroid is underactive and essentially “sluggish.” This means it is not producing enough thyroid hormones for the body’s cells. When this happens it […]

  • Common thyroid mistakes: treat the patient… not the labs

    After reading an article titled “Understanding Thyroid Problems” by Susan Carlton in the August issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, I felt compelled to sit down immediately and comment on it. This article was seriously misleading. Carlton discusses the different forms of hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto’s an autoimmune hypothyroid disease in which the body produces antibodies that […]

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    Thyroid Conditions-The Connection to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    This past week I have had 2 patients with undiagnosed thyroid disease. Both of these patients had multiple symptoms consistent with a low thyroid and had been to several different physicians. One of these patients suffered fromfibromyalgia. Patients and colleagues alike often ask me about the connection between fibromyalgia and thyroid disease. I tell them […]