Thyroid

Christiane Northrup

These ‘Safe’ Drugs Are Not Safe

by Leisa on May 18, 2016

I just read a great article by acclaimed Women’s Health Expert, Christiane Northrup entitled “Why I Won’t Take These ‘Safe’ Drugs.” The four drugs she mentions in the article are four that I am also very against, and it was excellent to read her simple, but thorough explanations of why they are so dangerous. She
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Healthy food in heart and cholesterol diet concept on vintage bo

There was an article written recently by Dr Aseem Malhotra, arguing that the  “benefits of statins have been exaggerated and their side effects downplayed” in the rush by the medical profession to prescribe these nasty medications to millions of people who don’t actually need them. Actually, I would argue that no one actually needs a
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How You Can Reduce Stress Today!

by Leisa on November 26, 2015

In this modern world that we live in, we are faced with stress on a day to day basis. This stress can be mental, emotional, physical or environmental and whether we are aware of the stress placed on our body or not, it still takes a dramatic toll on our overall health and wellbeing. Our
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Is Your Doctor Destroying Your Thyroid Gland?

by Leisa on October 27, 2015

It is a story I hear nearly every single week when consulting with my naturopathic patients. “I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but the doctor tells me there is nothing they can do.” And that is true, the medical profession don’t have an answer for autoimmune thyroid conditions. As I wrote in my previous
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Chronic Fatigue – 5 Things You Should Know

by Leisa on October 21, 2015

I was happily surprised to read this great article on the Mamamia website by Kate Easton, detailing her experience of chronic fatigue. And it gave me shivers. More than once I’ve written about how hard it can be dealing with conditions of fatigue. In a recent blog post “Thryoid Sufferers and Frenemies” I spoke about
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Emotions Stored As Fat?

by Leisa on June 22, 2015

The world of mind-body medicine is a fascinating one, and is an area that I’ve studied and explored in depth over the past thirty years. My journey into this world started in my teens and I worked with some incredible healers very early on that opened my mind to the power our emotions have to
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Thyroid Sufferers & Frenemies

by Leisa on June 21, 2015

Thyroid sufferers are some of the bravest people I know. Often struggling through life without a proper diagnosis, the fatigue, weight gain, and depression that are the cornerstone symptoms of a thyroid disorder, are a constant in their lives. These people know that something is wrong, but have been unable to find the help they
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Heap Of Sugar

Secret Sugar

by Leisa on June 15, 2015

Last night on Sixty Minutes they covered a story about the amount of hidden sugar found in common foods that people consume every single day. I think it’s fantastic that this type of investigation is being publicised on mainstream television, as it is obvious from the copious quantities of processed foods on the supermarket shelf,
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Hashimoto's

I see a lot of patients who have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – an autoimmune disease where they are producing antibodies to parts of their thyroid gland that make thyroid hormone. It is much more common than people might think, and can lead to total destruction of the the thyroid gland if not diagnosed and treated properly.
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Has Your Fatigue Been Misdiagnosed?

by Leisa on May 27, 2015

Last week I saw a patient who had been misdiagnosed by their former naturopath, and had been given the completely wrong treatment program. When it comes to issues of fatigue, there are very few naturopaths who have studied these issues in depth. Adrenal fatigue is barely mentioned during the course of study during a naturopathic
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