Monthly Archives: October 2014

Depression and Anxiety- Is It Your Thyroid?

Research has found a link between hypothyroidism and depression. For instance, there’s some evidence that people with depression tend to have higher rates of hypothyroidism than the general population (such as this study). A 2004 study found that 38 percent of older patients with hypothyroidism also reported symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, hypothyroidism often goes undiagnosed. […]

Tests to Understand Depression and Anxiety in Thyroid Disease-Organic Acid Testing

Using The Organic Acid Test To Understand Some of The Potential Mechanisms behind Depression, Brain Fog and Anxiety in people who suffer with Thyroid disease. Everyday in practice I have the opportunity to work with patients who are affected by depression and anxiety and it is a rare circumstance that I don’t find subclinical thyroid disorder […]

Sautéed Kale

Print Sautéed Kale     Ingredients 2 bunches kale, stems removed and leaves cut into ¼ inch strips 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp cooking fat or olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Heat a large skillet over a medium heat and cook the garlic […]

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Print Paleo Cranberry Sauce Ingredients 1 – 10 oz package cranberries, fresh or frozen 2/3 cup water frozen pineapple or orange juice concentrate, to taste (pineapple juice will be a bit sweeter than orange juice) Instructions Empty package of cranberries into sauce pan. Add water. Bring to boil over medium heat. (If berries are frozen, this […]

The Complications of Hypothyroidism

You may have heard of hypothyroidism before but never understood what it actually means. Hypothyroidism is caused by the thyroid gland’s inability to make a sufficient amount of thyroxine, which is a hormone that helps maintain the body’s functions (metabolism) to work at the correct pace. Symptoms of hypothyroidism typically include fatigue, weight gain, achiness, […]

Should You Avoid Gluten If You Have Hashimotos Thyroid

With the recent headlines by health journals everywhere, you might be fooled into thinking that gluten sensitivity doesn’t exist. Don’t believe them! Over the last 10 years of working with patients who have Non Celiac gluten Sensitivity. These stories, calling gluten free diets ‘the new fad’, are taking their information from a recent study that […]