Candida, Thrush and the Thyroid

Candida, Thrush and the Thyroid

Thrush is a condition caused by the fungus Candida albicans. It occurs because the immune system — especially cellular immunity and nutrition— is depressed. Therefore, one would expect the infection to remain as long as immunity is suppressed. It can occur on any mucus membrane in the body including the mouth, digestive tract and genital […]

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Check your own Thyroid by Temperature

Check your own Thyroid by Temperature

Dr. Broda Barnes’s Temperature Testing Protocol You will need a mercury thermometer (digital thermometers can be used but aren’t as accurate). This needs to be done first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. Leave the thermometer on your bedside, so as soon as your alarm goes off you can reach for it […]

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Thyroid Cancer in Australians

Thyroid Cancer in Australians

Although the rising incidences of Cancer are well recorded, information on thyroid cancer is not often in the papers. In 2012, thyroid cancer was estimated to account for 2,100 disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in Australians. Of these, 1,200 were years lost due to premature death and 880 were years of healthy life lost due […]

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Support when diagnosed with Cancer

How do we get support? People often feel overwhelmed, scared, anxious and upset after a diagnosis of cancer. These are all normal feelings. Having practical and emotional support during and after diagnosis and treatment of any type of cancer is very important. Support may be available from family and friends, health professionals or special support […]

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Angiogenesis and the Thyroid

Angiogenesis and the Thyroid

It is well established that solid tumor and nodular growth is dependent upon angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is a critical step in the development of all known cancers, and its inhibition may help in the avoidance and suppression of tumor growth, progression, and metastases (cells spreading). Antiangiogenic therapy represents a new […]

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Natural Thyroid Hormone – The Big Difference

Natural Thyroid Hormone –  The Big Difference

A natural, bio-identical hormone is generally made from a plant product (such as soy or wild yams) or of porcine origin that has the same structure as the hormones produced in the body. Examples of natural, bio-identical hormones include Desiccated Thyroid, Natural Progesterone, Natural Testosterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Natural Estrogens and Melatonin. Because natural, bio-identical hormones […]

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Thyroid Nutrients Overview

Thyroid Nutrients Overview

Good Foods + Nutrients = a Healthy Thyroid Like all systems in the body the thyroid too needs certain nutrients and foods to function properly. Thyroid hormones are made from Tyrosine (a protein) and iodine (a halide mineral). T4 (4 iodine molecules) converts to T3 (3 iodine molecules) the active thyroid hormone, with the minerals […]

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