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On Monday, we looked at what to do if you have thyroid autoimmunity (aka Hashimoto’s or Graves’), high iodine intake can make your condition worse. But what do you do if you have Hashimoto’s and are pregnant? A recent study provides an answer for mothers that will ensure their child’s brain develops optimally.
On Wednesday’s podcast release, we spoke with Dr. Dean Howell, who specializes in correcting structural problems in the head. If you have chronic eye, ear, nose, throat, or neck issues, this information is for you. If you have had teeth pulled or braces there is some interesting information for you as well!
Dr. Ruscio’s Weekly Tip
In Monday’s video we discussed the importance of adequate iodine status in pregnant women in relation to the child’s brain development. The results consistently found that iodine status was more important than either taking thyroid hormone or having higher levels of thyroid hormone. In this week’s tip we talk about what to do if you’re a pregnant woman with thyroid disease?
Great news for those with thyroid autoimmunity: a small preliminary study has shown that magnesium, selenium, and coenzyme Q10, taken together, can prevent and even reverse the structural damage that is often seen in the thyroid gland with thyroid autoimmunity.
A recent study in China did not find deworming increased physical fitness/capacity. Background: it is believed that worms infections can drain your energy.
A recent review of practice guidelines did not indicate using combination T4/T3 as routine treatment for hypothyroidism.
If you have overt hypothyroidism, you may have an increased chance of anemia.
Laugh a Little!
Join a local intramural sports league. This is a great way to get exercise, make new friends, and socialize.
Dr. Ruscio’s Quotable
Wake up and tell yourself ‘today is my day’!