Flab-atoge: How Belly Fat Can Destroy Your Thyroid

So you’ve been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, and you thought you had your symptoms under control, but every time you step on the scale, you’re not impressed with the ever-increasing numbers. Stubborn weight is one of the most frustrating symptoms of an underactive thyroid; however, new findings suggest that excess body fat may be triggering your thyroid disorder, not …

Ch-Ch-Changes: 3 Dietary Makeover Tips to Help You Combat Diabetes

Diet, diet, diet. If diabetics had a dollar for every time they heard that word, they’d probably have quite the impressive piggy bank. It’s true; your diet is really important when it comes to managing your disease. The problem with “eat healthy,” however, is that it’s not specific enough. Insulin + carbs= a match made in heaven; less fat is …

These 3 Heavy Metals May Be Destroying Your Thyroid

These days, we are constantly exposed to toxins that can be detrimental to our overall well-being. Harmful molecules can seep into our bodies by way of food, water, air, and products we use on our bodies and in our homes. Some of the most dangerous, however, are heavy metals that keep your thyroid from effectively producing hormones. If you’re suffering …

Three Reasons a Home Garden Can Combat Diabetes

We’ve all heard it before: You are what you eat. However, the healthy, natural food that our grandparents ate is not the same today. Now we consume foods with added sugars, harmful fats, unnatural antibiotics, and toxic pesticides. Sure, it’s easy to ignore if it tastes good, but these foods can cause some serious damage to our bodies if we …

The 3 Diet Changes Every Type 2 Diabetic Should Be Making

We all know that nutrition plays a vital role in your overall health. For those struggling with type 2 diabetes, the food that is ingested will directly affect how you feel and function more dramatically than those without diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, then you have, more than likely, experienced what a poor food choice can do to …

These 5 Causes May Be the Reasons For Your Thyroid Issues

It’s more than likely you already know you have a thyroid issue, but knowing is just the first step to improving your condition. In order to repair your autoimmune thyroid disorder, you must identify and treat the underlying factors causing your disease. In functional medicine, the approach to treating any disease finding the why. Why is your body experiencing imbalance? …

Depression or Hashimoto’s Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid, causing low-thyroid function. The condition for an under-producing thyroid is called hypothyroidism. The symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease can mimic that of depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, Hashimoto’s does not display obvious symptoms, except for maybe some swelling in the front of the neck. Hashimoto’s …

Georgia Study Shows Drastic Rise in Diabetes-Related ER Visits

Georgia’s cases of diabetes are reaching epidemic status. One might ask, “What is causing this trend?” It is partly due to the state’s relatively high number of residents in the overweight to obese range which is a huge risk factor for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Currently, more than 1 million Georgians have diabetes, and up to 400,000 Georgians …