Over Active Thyroid

Q&A: How to Put an End to Low Energy in the Afternoon

…tired all day. It seems like few doctors truly understand the close connection between the thyroid and the adrenals. Cortisol, one of the primary hormones released by the adrenals, controls thyroid hormone activation at the cellular level. Higher levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) make the body more…

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You've (Hopefully) Got Some Gall

…recently in France, however, researchers clearly demonstrated that bile acids also regulate the metabolism of fat by stimulating the production of active thyroid hormone within fat cells. When animals were given bile acids, their metabolism in brown fat tissue increased. The intake of the bile acids also…

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What You Really Need to Know About Eating Soy

…Soy contains several isoflavones, which are active plant chemicals. Those in soy—phytoestrogens—are some of the best-known and most-researched chemicals because they are so similar to human estrogen. Unfortunately, the studies on soy tend to be all over the map because of the varying types of soy…

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Inflammation in the Body: Its Causes and Effects

…our ability to recover from practically any health problem depends on the state and burden we place on our aging and overworked immune systems. Over and over we hear about the need to boost our immune system through diet, supplements, and exercise. What we rarely hear about, however, are steps we can…

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Estrogen Dominance and Obesity: A Clear Connection

…Cancer Prev 07 Feb;16(1):17–25) Xenoestrogens (estrogen-like compounds) are typically fat soluble and not easily broken down. They tend to accumulate over time and are stored by the body in fat cells. This subjects the body to a never-ending toxic assault and inflammatory process that alters the intercellular…

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