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Over the past year or so I have written a number of articles about thyroid, many of which are feature length articles. This is a considerable amount of extremely useful information. Below is a handy index so you can quickly look up articles of interest to you. To see the full article, click on the headline.

Another Thyroid Risk: Did Your Mom Smoke While Pregnant? - Saturday, January 17, 2009

A new thyroid study shows that a mother who smokes during pregnancy not only has an adverse influence on her own thyroid hormone status during pregnancy, but also passes abnormalities in thyroid hormone function on to her baby. This latter finding should serve as a heads up to women or men who had smoking mothers - as it is quite likely that this causes later-life risk for thyroid problems - especially those induced by stress.

Leptin, Thyroid, and Weight Loss - Thursday, January 15, 2009

It is very common that individuals who are overweight have a majority of the symptoms associated with a hypothyroid-like condition. This is especially true for those who have a history of yo-yo dieting or have difficulty losing weight by cutting back on calories and trying to exercise more.

Oprah's Thyroid Problem Explained - Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oprah is creating a lot of buzz after gaining forty pounds and simultaneously claiming she solved her thyroid problem. Her statements sent internet bloggers into a frenzy. How did she get off her thyroid medication? Did she really solve her thyroid problem? Isn't this just a temporary break from a sinister and permanent thyroid illness? If her thyroid is in such great shape why did she pile on forty pounds?

Thyroid and Kidney Problems Overlap - Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A considerable body of science now links thyroid problems and kidney problems in a chicken and egg manner. In order to maintain good health it is vital to nip both thyroid problems and kidney problems in the early phases - as the more progressive the issues the more difficult they are to correct.

Common Pollution Disturbs Thyroid Health - Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monsanto is one of the most disgusting corporate citizens to ever inhabit planet earth. They knowingly poisoned the world with PBCs for profit; and then went through numerous corporate reorganizations to shed legal liability. Now they are in the Frankenfood seed business; and along with their partner, Cargill, are destroying the biodiversity of crops around the globe while splicing multiple toxins into the DNA of food - tampering with the very essence of our food supply.

Obesity Punches Thyroid Gland in the Nose - Saturday, December 06, 2008

Many believe that a sluggish thyroid has led to obesity. A new study in children shows the opposite - that obesity inflames the thyroid leading to potentially life-long thyroid problems if the weight is not lost.

Digestive Alert - Thyroid, Celiac, & Candida - Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A new study shows that digestive distress can trigger a chain of events leading directly to thyroid damage. It has been observed that individuals with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) also have thyroid problems. In the new research scientists tracked down the link by establishing that auto-immune antibodies against transglutaminase (a Celiac problem) latch on to thyroid tissue and rev up thyroid autoantibodies (TPO - antithyroperoxidase antibodies), leading to thyroid tissue damage.

Sluggish Thyroid, Triglycerides, CRP, & Blood Pressure - Thursday, November 27, 2008

A number of new studies have been making it clear that elevated triglycerides (excess fat blobs in your circulation) and elevated CRP (an inflammatory compound made by your liver) are key indicators of eventual heart disease. I would also like to point out that these markers are clearly linked to sluggish thyroid as well. In fact, men at risk for heart disease under age 50 have a constellation of symptoms that includes sluggish thyroid, high triglycerides, and elevated CRP.

Sluggish Thyroid and Congestive Heart Failure - Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A new study shows that a poorly functioning thyroid is a contributing factor to worsening cardiovascular health. The most surprising finding in the study is that the thyroid did not have to be clinically out-of-whack for this problem to occur. A slightly off thyroid, one doctors don't think of treating, was adequate to make heart health significantly worse.

Low Vitamin D Contributes to Thyroid Problems - Saturday, November 08, 2008

Researchers at UCLA tried to show that low vitamin D would make an autoimmune thyroid problem worse. Their experiment was based on the idea that vitamin D has a dampening effect on an excessive and inappropriate immune response in many areas of your body, so they figured this was likely to apply to the thyroid as well. This turned out not to be the case, but what they did find was rather surprising.

Thyroid Problems Increase the Risk for Glaucoma - Saturday, October 18, 2008

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, a gradual deterioration of the optic nerve that often "sneaks up" on a person. A new study says that patients who have glaucoma also have a 38% higher rate of thyroid problems.

The Thyroid Jolt Time of Year - Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Those of us living in the Northern states have gotten our first dose of thyroid shock. Unseasonably cold temperatures have many people feeling that winter is coming too soon - a subconscious perception that is sure to throw many into thyroid distress.

Coordination, Thyroid, and Obesity - Friday, August 15, 2008

Early impairment of nerve-related function is a clear risk for developing later-life obesity, so concludes new research published in the British Journal of Medicine. This finding is significant because it shows that early developmental problems with nerves have a wide-ranging impact on health - and obesity is one clear consequence. The researchers felt such changes could be caused by social (stress) or environmental factors (exposure to toxins like cigarette smoke).

Thyroid and Cholesterol - Thursday, August 14, 2008

It is well established in the scientific literature that subclinical hypothyroid as well as frank hypothyroid are associated with increased levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and lipoprotein(a).

Sluggish Thyroid Disturbs Heart Function - Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Several studies now point out that sluggish thyroid function (subclinical hypothyroid) is associated with early adverse changes in the electrical function of the heart. One study shows that these changes disturb the "fitness" of the heart known as heart rate variability. The newest study shows that sluggish thyroid has a marked change in autonomic electrical regulation of the heart, setting the stage for irregular heart beats and increased risk for sudden death due to poor heart function.

Sluggish Thyroid Increases Blood Pressure - Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The impact of thyroid function on arterial stiffness and consequent elevation in blood pressure is a new finding helping to explain yet another adverse consequence of poor thyroid function on cardiovascular health. Researchers showed that correcting sluggish thyroid function (subclinical hypothyroid) enabled a return of better blood pressure function.

Sluggish Thyroid in Women Increases Heart Disease - Monday, August 11, 2008

Women who have sluggish thyroid function, meaning that they are not hypothyroid by lab test but have many of the symptoms of poorly functioning thyroid and their thyroid scores are close to lower limits of "normal," have 57% increased risk for developing heart disease. This relationship does not exist after age 65, which is also an interesting point.

Thyroid Problems Double Women's Alzheimer Risk - Sunday, August 10, 2008

This study used healthy men and women who did not have clinical thyroid problems at the start of the study. Thyroid scores were analyzed based on their trend, meaning it flagged individuals with functional thyroid problems. The study tracked 1864 men and women an average of 12.7 years. It found that women, but not men, who were in the sluggish thyroid category had more than double the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

Thyroid Function Closely Associated with Mood - Saturday, August 09, 2008

New imaging technology is enabling researchers to understand the relationship of thyroid function and just how well your brain works. It has long been known that poor thyroid function is associated with depression. The new research shows that it is optimal thyroid function that must be maintained in order to have a sustainable positive mood and proper cognitive function. This research shows that common thyroid tests oftentimes do not detect the adverse beginnings of thyroid-related changes in mood and mental function.

Sluggish Thyroid Associated with Breast Cancer Risk - Friday, August 08, 2008

It has long been observed that sluggish thyroid problems are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas hyper thyroid proneness is associated with lower risk. Previous research has thought this may be due to iodine or selenium deficiency, though a clear link has never been established.

Sluggish Thyroid Associated with Increased Mortality - Friday, June 13, 2008

The importance of keeping your thyroid system in tip-top working condition cannot be underestimated. A variety of recent studies have concluded that a struggling thyroid system is associated with an increased risk of death, especially when there is a concurrent health problem or when there is cardiovascular issues. This makes sense, since thyroid is like the drummer in a band, setting the pace for energy production for all other systems in your body. When not working efficiently, less energy is available. Problems in other areas will be magnified (since energy is needed for anything to work properly).

Ghrelin Elevated by Sluggish Thyroid Function - Monday, May 12, 2008

When you eat less food, especially on a diet, there comes a time when weight loss slows down. At this time you will start getting an increase in hunger that is coming from a hormone signal in your stomach called ghrelin. New research shows that ghrelin levels go up (meaning increased hunger) as thyroid function is impaired and becomes sluggish.

Low Thyroid Linked to Fatal Heart Disease in Women - Thursday, May 01, 2008

A stunning thyroid study has just been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. It showed that women whose TSH scores were in the high end of the normal range were at a 69% increased risk for cardiovascular death.

Thyroid Hormone, Leptin, and Coordination - Thursday, May 01, 2008

Impaired coordination may be a first sign of sluggish thyroid function. Are you bumping into things too often? If so, you may have sluggish thyroid due to faulty leptin function.

Body Temperature and Thyroid Problems - Saturday, November 03, 2007

When your thyroid hormone is working properly inside cells you will make 65% energy and 35% heat as you burn calories for fuel. Thyroid hormone is governing your basal metabolic rate, orchestrating the idling speed at which all cells make energy and thus heat. A classic symptom of poor thyroid function is being too cold. And conversely, a classic symptom of hyperthyroidism is being too hot (making too much heat). However, many people with slow thyroid are too hot, a seeming paradox that I will explain shortly.

What is Thyroid-Related Fatigue? - Friday, November 02, 2007

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Oprah Raises Awareness on Thyroid Issue; Controversy and Confusion Follow - Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oprah has done an immense favor to millions of American women by helping them understand that a malfunctioning thyroid gland may indeed be part of their weight and health problems. After writing openly about her thyroid problem in the October 2007 Oprah Magazine, she then went into the nature of thyroid problems on her TV show.

Get Health Tips from the Expert - Monday, October 01, 2007

Byron J. Richards, Founder/Director of Wellness Resources, Inc., is a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has been a charter professional member of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) since 1991. His professional experience with nutrition, thyroid, and weight issues dates back to 1985 when he began working as the nutritionist for one of our nation's leading thyroid doctors...

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Biography: Byron J. Richards, Founder/Director of Wellness Resources, Inc., is a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a world renowned natural health expert. Richards is the first to explain the relevance of leptin and its link to solving obesity.

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A Healthy Lymph System is Vital for Flu Fighting Immunity
A Path Back From Addiction & Mental Health Problems
Abnormal Brain Structure in Schizophrenia
ADHD Linked to Early Life Instability & Sleep Problems
Alpha GPC for Focus, Memory, and Cognitive Ability
An Emerging Fiber Breakthrough for Weight Management
Another Thyroid Risk: Did Your Mom Smoke While Pregnant?
Antidepressants Strongly Linked to Heart Disease
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Berries for Brain Protection
Big Brother Will Be Watching Your Weight
Big Pharma & Friends Poised for Massive Profits from Health Care Reform
Blood Pressure Therapy Called Into Question
Bone Drugs Cause Serious Atrial Fibrillation
Bone Drugs Proven to Cause Poor Bone Quality in Humans
Bone Health Can Help Prevent Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Brave Oxford Researchers Say Tamiflu is Not for Kids
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Can Vitamin D Help Prevent H1N1 Swine Flu from Spreading?
Candida Problems Evolving
Citizens Win Huge Supreme Court Victory over Big Pharma and the FDA
Coenzyme Q10, Statins, and Heart Health
Cold Weather Mood Shock: Avoid the Winter Blues
Common Phthalate Exposure Linked to ADHD
Common Traits of the Long Lived
Curcumin: Linking Leptin, Obesity, Joint Problems, and Inflammation
Desperate Big Pharma Push to Double Statin Sales
DHA Protects Circulation from Dietary Abuse
DHA vs. Diabetes Drugs – Did You Balance Your PPAR Gamma Today?
DHA, Krill Oil & Green-Lipped Mussel – Which is Best?
DHEA Helps Older Women Build Spinal Bone Density
Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss
Exercise Tips for Fighting the Swine Flu
Fisetin for Neuro-Protection
Fish Oil in the Battle Against Depression & Cognitive Decline
Fish Oil Supplements Reduce Invasive Breast Cancer Risk by 32%
Flawed SELECT Study Attacks Vitamin E
Folic Acid and Vitamin D Help Allergies and Asthma
Friendly Flora Inhibits Bilirubin-Induced Digestive Damage
Friendly Flora Supplements Essential During Pregnancy & Nursing
Gamma Tocotrienol in the War on Cancer
Glial Cell Function Vital for Learning
Glutamine Helps Stomach Ulcers
Grape Seed Extract Restores Insulin Sensitivity
Guar Gum: The Fiber with a Swagger
Hayflick Comments on Aging
Health Costs Relating to Obesity Skyrocket
Health Scandal of the Decade – Monsanto’s GMO Perversion of Food
High Intake of EPA/DHA Reduces Risks for Cardiovascular Disease
High-Fat Diet May Adversely Alter Your Brain Structure
How Bad Fat Programs Future Generations to Be Obese
How Hostile Bacteria Take Up Unwanted Residence
How Imbalanced Digestive Bacteria Cause Obesity & Heart Disease
How PCBs Damage the Developing Brain
How the FDA, Big Pharma, and Doctors Cause Injury for Profit
hyroid Problems, Alzheimer’s, and Cognitive Decline
Immunometabolism: The New Frontier
Introducing the Wellness Resources Daily Prenatal Multi Vitamin
Is Itching a Risk Factor for Cancer?
Is Obama Bailing Out Big Pharma’s Bursting Bubble?
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Jump Start Your Weight Loss in 2009
Laughable Type II Diabetes Research Shines Light on Medical Ineptitude
Leptin Now Directly Linked to the Pleasure of Food & Human Behavior
Low Iron Can Cause Chronic Pain
Low Vitamin C Impairs Early Brain Development
Low Vitamin D Contributes to Thyroid Problems
Mainstream Sounding Alarms on Alternative Thyroid Treatments
Major Blood Pressure Discovery Offers Immediate Solutions
Mass-Produced Meat and Chicken Contaminated with MRSA Superbug
Massive Brain Drugging of Children Now Underway
Maximizing DHA Intake Supports Weight Loss
McCain’s Anti-Supplement Bill Appears Dead – For Now
Michael Jackson is Not Alone
Monsanto’s Toxic and Mutated World – Is Sugar Safe to Eat?
More Proof that Statins Damage Muscles in Many People Taking Them
MRSA Threatens World Health
Natural Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss
New Insights on Addiction, Mood, Memory, and Cognitive Ability
New Science Questions Theory of Antidepressant Drugs
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Niacinamide Turns Out To Be a Potent Candida-Killing Nutrient
Noni as a Natural Immune Booster
Obama Tries to Sneak Major Health Care Reform into the Stimulus Bill
Obesity and the Path to Heart Disease
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Olive Leaf Extract Offsets Stress of High Calorie Intake
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Prevent Serious Mental Health Problems
Omega 3 Oils Slow Aging by Preserving Telomeres
Oprah’s Crazy Talk – Bioidentical Hormones – Helpful or Harmful? (Part 1)
Oprah’s Thyroid Problem Explained
Oprah’s Weight Is National News – Again
Oprah’s “Crazy Talk" – Bioidentical Hormones – Helpful or Harmful? (Part 2)
Overweight People Need Extra Antioxidants for Exercise
Pantethine – Boost Your Brain, Cardio Health, Metabolism, and Detoxification
Paula Deen's Deception for Profit
Poor Response to Exercise in Young Type 2 Diabetics
Potassium Offsets Salt-Induced Cardiovascular Distress
Pregnancy Cautions: Caffeine, Stress, & Depression.
Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Severe Swine Flu
Prostate Cancer & the Androgen Receptor – A Clearer Picture of the Problem
Prostate Cancer and Zinc – Can Zinc Be Overdone?
Quality Fish Oil
Quercetin as an Anti-Cancer Nutrient
Quercetin Reduces Pain, Anxiety, and Depression
Quercetin: A Rising Star for Nerves, Immunity, and Metabolism
Scientists Document How Coumadin Increases Disease Risk
Sirtuin1 During Calorie Restriction – Application for Weight Management
Six Months of Smoking is Adequate for Significant Brain Damage
Snacking is Damaging Health; Mrs. Obama is Off Target
Startling Evidence of Brain Decay at Age 39
Statin Use Speeds Onset of Coronary Adverse Event Hospitalizations
Statins Impair Immune System Function
Steep Escalation in Minority Obesity and Breast Cancer
Steve Jobs’ Wasting-Away Health Problem
Surprisingly High Cancer Risk from CT Scans
Swine Flu Tip – Don’t Be Your Own Petri Dish
Talk About Pulling The Plug On Grandma
Tamiflu Causes Delirium and Suicide in Children
Tamoxifen Shockingly Found to Cause Aggressive Breast Cancer
Teen Sleep Problems Lead to Depression & Drug Abuse
The Addictive Nature of Compulsive Eating
The Amazing New World of HDL Cholesterol
The Colorful History of Colloidal Silver & Other Silver Compounds
The Effects of Green Tea on Weight Management
The Facts on Magnesium Stearate
The Failure Empire: Bob Greene Rakes It In, Oprah Fails
The FDA’s Peramivir H1N1 Swine Flu Experiment
The Highly Pathogenic E. Coli Genie is Out of the Bottle – Can You Withstand an Attack?
The Narrow Scope of Flu Vaccine Usefulness
The New Flu Vaccine Hype is Over-Rated
The New Role of Glucosamine in Human Health
The Poorly Developing ADHD Brain
The Swine Flu – Are Pigs to Blame?
The Top 10 Health Breakthroughs of 2008
Theanine – A Nutrient for Relaxation
Thyroid, Adrenals, & Immunity – A Clear Path to Surviving Swine Flu
Thyroid-Disrupting Triclosan Jumps Into the Frying Pan
Tips for Cardiovascular Health
Tocotrienols: Twenty Years of Dazzling Cardiovascular and Cancer Research
Top Thyroid Stories of the Past Year
Using Nutrition to Help Perceive and Combat Swine Flu
Utilizing Quality Calcium for Health
Vitamin D is Needed to Fight and Prevent the Flu
Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient
Vitamin E Protects Lungs from Damage
Vitamin K Reduces the Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Vitamin K2: Bones, Cardiovascular Health, Blood Sugar Control & Cancer Prevention
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What is the Leptin Diet?
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