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How to Protect Ourselves Against Thyroid Imbalance?

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As January's Thyroid Awareness Month winds down, now is the time to practice all we've learned about the care and feeding of our master of metabolism. In Part I of our last blog post, we zeroed in on the enemies of a healthy thyroid. In Part II, we will help you fend them off to protect the health of your thyroid gland with the following key action steps. Reverse Estrogen Dominance - An imbalance of high estrogen / low progesterone can suppress activation of thyroid hormones that drive metabolism. Your best defense: If testing detects a problem, consider supplementing with natural (bioidentical) progesterone to re-balance estrogens...

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How Defeat the Enemies of Healthy Thyroid Function?

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The average person who can't lose weight - despite eating right and exercising - is generally frustrated and frankly stumped. For many, diet and exercise have always proven effective, and yet now - for some reason - they don't. Sometimes just a little. Sometimes not at all. Those who dig deeper often find that weight problems could be due to a sluggish thyroid. Feeling an inkling of hope, many ask their doctors to run a test, and lo' and behold the results often come back normal. How can that be? These results tend to stun - especially when weight gain continues...

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The Fertility Screening Tool You May Not Aware of

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Infertility is a heart breaking condition that affects millions of people around the world or approximately 8-12% of couples. When a couple has been trying over a year (under the age of 35) or over 6 months (over the age of 35) screening for hormonal causes is one of the first recommended steps. This is because sometimes simple adjustments to thyroid and/or progesterone can result in fertility. Fertility testing screens for numerous problems found in those with infertility. ZRT’s Fertility Profile looks at all the sex hormones and includes the recommended panel of tests by Resolve™, the national infertility association: Estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone –...

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It Might Be Hormone Imbalance That Contributes to Weight Gain

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Despite your best efforts to eat right, exercise, and take your vitamins every morning, If you cannot figure out why you are gaining weight or can no longer shed pounds easily like you used to – you might be walking around with a hormone imbalance that has you hardwired to put on pounds. Even when we think we’re being healthy, hormonal triggers to unwanted weight gain are too often neglected or overlooked. Testing can help you find the answer. But in the meantime, let’s boil this down to the collective wisdom on eight big culprits behind unwanted weight gain. 1. You have an...

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The Role of Melatonin in Sleep

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Melatonin is a ubiquitous little hormone that comes in an indolamine package similar to serotonin, its precursor. Thanks to its unique structure, it can travel easily through the blood stream and readily crosses the blood-brain and placental barriers. It is synthesized and used all over the body to perform a number of indispensable roles. It’s the main reason our bodies know what time it is and what it’s supposed to be doing at any given moment. It signals the transcription of genes that regulate the cell cycle, neutralize free radicals, and decrease inflammation. Its claim to fame, however, is its role in promoting sleep. Melatonin's Daily...

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