The 7 Vitamins and Minerals you need for thyroid health.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

A healthy thyroid helps regulate your metabolism, energy levels, and overall well-being.  Fuel your thyroid for optimal conversion!  Vitamin B:  Super important for thyroid health. They improve memory, cognitive function, elevate mood and strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C:  Reduces thyroid antibodies. Protects the thyroid from oxidative damage. Helps to improve...

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...

Has Menopause Got You Feeling Like A Hot Mess? Here's The Solution...

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Tackle hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, hair loss and other symptoms of ALL phases of menopause, plus fill nutritional voids. Prescription Hormones Are Not For Everyone. Some Women Feel Worse On Them, Others Don't Want The Expense Or Constant Trips To The Lab To Check Levels While On Prescription...

Iodine may be the missing key to weight loss

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Iodine and a healthy metabolism When it comes to weight loss, many people see success when they stick to a strict diet and exercise regime. However, for some people, excess weight is incredibly hard to get rid of and unexpected weight gain is a frustrating problem. When this is the...

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...

How to lose weight during menopause.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

If you're in menopause, there are 5 things you need to know about weight management. Our metabolism slows down with aging and is definitely a factor. Our lifestyle also changes in midlife which contributes to weight issues. Hormone changes you are experiencing in menopause definitely affects your body composition. We...

Fibroids: Alternative Therapies To Avoid Surgery

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Recently on The Today Show, they ran a story about an NBC journalist with life long fibroids who had been to many doctors only to be dismissed by them. A familiar story for many of us. She ended up in the ER, then found a doctor who ultimately removed her...

Iodine is an essential element for your health.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Getting enough iodine is important. Without iodine, the thyroid gland is not able to produce thyroid hormone.Thyroid hormones affect various parts of the body. It is essential to your metabolism. Your metabolism affects your body's temperature, your heartbeat, your motility and how well you burn calories. If you don't have enough thyroid hormone all of your body processes slow down. That means your body makes less energy, and your metabolism becomes sluggish.