Hashimoto's is an inflammatory condition

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Inflammation is worsened when magnesium levels are low. Magnesium is part of The Iodine Protocol for a reason.   If you are running an RBC Magnesium Test, your level should hover around 6.3. Magnesium helps the conversion of T4 to T3. Magnesium increases T4 production. Without adequate T4, you won't...

Menopausal Women - CardioVascular Risk Reduced 50% With Hormone Therapy

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

The American Heart Association published a study on menopause and cardiovascular risk changes. The study showed that during menopause, bad cholesterol drastically increases; however, in women who begin hormone therapy early in menopause, that would be the peri-menopausal stage, there is a cardiovascular benefit to being on hormone therapy. The...

Is this you? 24 Common Signs and Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Inflammation of the thyroid gland Goiter and Nodules Feelings of weakness Feeling cold all the time Slow mental faculties Unexplainable weight gain Hypothermia Hair Loss Depression and anxiety Constipation Muscle pain Fatigue Early Signs of Iodine Deficiency Include: Weight Gain Fatigue Low Energy Hair Loss/Thinning Dry Skin Cold Intolerance Reduced...

Eight ways that magnesium rescues hormones.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Magnesium is part of the iodine protocol. It is also fantastic for hormone health and here's why:   Regulates cortisol. It calms your nervous system and prevents excessive cortisol. Your stress hormonal system—also called your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis—is your central hormonal system. When it functions well, then your other hormones...

Hormone therapy significantly lowers high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, insulin sensitivity and systemic inflammation.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

The American Heart Association published a study Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Early Prevention.  The study showed that during menopause, bad cholesterol drastically increases; however, in women who begin hormone therapy early in menopause - that would be the peri-menopausal stage - there is a cardiovascular benefit to being on hormone therapy. The study cited a 50% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Eating For Thyroid Health. High refined carbs and sugar will impede healing.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Low carb, remove grains, dairy free, no sugar....that's what it takes and you can make big changes in how your body functions. Get your energy from complex carbs, not refined carbs. Eat healthy fats which brings on fat burning pathways.