Thryoid Health: Favorite Links
This is a great site for general health and nutrition information. Membership is free, and a bulletin board and email newsletter are available. I haven't spent much time on the "beauty" half of this site, but the suggestions for transitioning to a diet high in raw fruits and veges is balanced and very inspirational.
The Enzyme Essentials website has a lot of information on the power of enzymes to improve digestion and health.
Chet's site played a big part in my own journey to wellness. He publishes a great library of articles on health and nutrition. Chet also offers a free weekly newsletter. A great place to learn and explore nutrition's role in good health.
My favorite health "secret" is juicing, and the best prices and selection I've found if you need a juicer is Juiceandgrain.com.
This site offers a unique Christian perspective on foods for health. Rev. Malkmus has been dedicated to spreading the gospel of natural healing since he was cured of colon cancer at the age of 40. The site features a good library of articles, but I do have one caution. Malkmus' motto is "You don't have to be sick," which I think promises a bit too much. A raw food diet can be amazing in its healing effects, but it isn't a "magic bullet" for everything.
Dr. Andrew Weil
Dr. Weil offers one of the most honest and balanced sites on the net, integrating alternative and traditional medicine. Check out the archives of his "question of the day" or search by topics for his unique perspective.
A Naturopath Suggests How to Treat Thyroid Problems
This excellent article was originally published in the Twin Cities Wellness newspaper. In it, Mark Dargan Smith, N.D., Ph.D., a naturopath from New Mexico, discusses diagnosing and treating thyroid problems, including suggestions for glandulars, vitamins, etc. He also explains how to take your basal temperature, warns against microwave radiation and mentions thyroid massage therapy.
Can thyroid replacement hormones cause side effects?
It's the standard line: "My doctor says there are no side effects from taking levothyroxine." But is this true? The standard disclosure statement for a popular brand of levothyroxine sodium makes it clear that side effects are possible, even though (hopefully) rare. So it may not be your imagination...
Check out the excellent information at druginfonet.com for the disclosure statement included in prescriptions for levothyroxin.