November 2011

Thyroid tests

The Terrible Thyroid Scandal

by Leisa on November 3, 2011

One of my pet subjects is anything and everything to do with thyroid health – having suffered from an underactive thyroid myself – I know how incredibly debilitating it can be to live with a thyroid that isn’t functioning well, and I have enormous empathy for anyone who has a problem in this area. Some
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IntestinalBacteria

Gut Instinct

by Leisa on November 1, 2011

I really enjoyed this article – it confirmed something I already knew, and that was that dysbiosis, or imbalances in gut bacteria, can cause problems with mood, such as depression. Knowing that many of our brain chemicals are produced in out digestive tract, it makes sense that  a disruption of the good bacteria can influence
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