Thyroid

Tomato

At the Metagenics Congress two weeks ago, one of the important points they focused on was inflammation, leaky gut, allergies and auto-immune conditions, and their connection with certain foods  in the diet. Naturopath’s have been aware for a long time, the links between auto-immune diseases, and the incidence of “leaky gut”. Even though the medical
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I’m Writing a Book!

by Leisa on May 27, 2010

Oh boy!  Now that I’ve announced it officially, I have no choice but to follow through and finish it! For most of my entire life (and that includes childhood) I’ve wanted to be a writer.  As a little kid, I wrote great epic horse novels, full of childish dreams and featuring my favourite animals on
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Shiitake Mushrooms

What I love to do in my own life, and what I love to teach, is how to continue to improve the nutritional value of everything you put in your mouth.  We eat three or more times a day, and it is just as easy to choose something nutritious, as it is to choose something
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sarah

Thyroid Doctors Under Attack

by Leisa on April 28, 2010

This is another article about what is happening with the medical system in Britain, but it is certainly reflected here in Australia.  This article came through from Mary Shomon from thyroid.about.com and very similar situations have happened here in Australia. It astounds me how much power the Australian Medical Association has, and how much they
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Study Links Heart Disease to Ovary Cysts

by Leisa on April 12, 2010

From Ninemsn:  “An Australian study has identified a previously unsuspected cause of heart disease in women, the hormonal disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The condition affects about ten per cent of women of reproductive age and it is a leading cause of infertility. Adelaide-based researchers have warned that young women with PCOS may show signs
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Sherrie Hewson

Another Victim of Thyroid Malpractice

by Leisa on April 4, 2010

Browsing through some news sites I found this interesting article about an actress in the UK who suffered from a debilitating thyroid condition: Dailymail.co.uk Sherrie Hewson speaks about living with a thyroid condition and the debilitating fatigue she still suffers from. In my mind if someone is still very fatigued (she puts it down to
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Jeff Mason

More Thyroid Misinformation…

by Leisa on November 8, 2009

Mary Shomon – thyroid.about.com: Jeff Mason, who runs a health care system in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, exemplifies the typical uninformed attitude about thyroid disease and the connection to weight loss, in his guest article at the Green Bay Press Gazette, titled “Pay For Nature – Not Nurture” Mason asserts that “The reality is
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Pregnancy and Thyroxine

by Leisa on November 4, 2009

I have witnessed first-hand many, many patients who do not do well on T4 replacement therapy (Thyroxine, Oroxine) medication.  In the body, T4 needs to be converted to its active form of T3 before it can perform its actions at a cellular level.  For this to happen we need to have good adrenal function, a
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Was This Gastric Band Really Needed?

by Leisa on August 17, 2009

Gaynor Curtis, 49, has struggled with her weight all her life. In January 2005, she underwent a gastric band operation. She lost over seven stone, but suffered complications and nearly died on two separate occasions. Yet Gaynor has no regrets. Here, the receptionist, who lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Tony, 54, an engineer,
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Raw-Diet

Taking the Time for Real Rest

by Leisa on July 2, 2009

One of the points that Dr. Fred Bisci emphasised during his lectures in Australia, was the importance of rest when it comes to healing.  He talked about how during water fasting, one should lay down with closed eyes as much as possible, to conserve energy and retain that energy within for healing purposes. In my recent
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