One Blood Test That Can Save Your Life

One Blood Test That Can Save Your Life

I remember the day in early 2012 when I was watching The Doctor Oz Show episode The Best New Test To Predict Heart Disease. Dr. Oz caught my attention when he said, “What if I told you one simple test could predict your risk for a heart attack. It’s called CRP, C-reactive protein.”

The C-reactive protein (CRP) test measures inflammation in the body. Inflammation contributes to almost every modern disease. A light bulb went off in my head when I recalled that a CRP test had been done for me a year before. I was in the habit of saving my blood work and I remember seeing CRP but I wasn’t aware of its significance in my life until that TV show.

Dr. Oz explained that there are three CRP Risk Levels:

Less than 1.0 MG/L = Lowest Risk

1.0 – 3.0 MG/L = Average

Over 3.0 MG/L = Highest Risk

A warning bell shot off through my body and I ran to my file where I save my lab results. There it was…my CRP level was 5.1 MG/L (the highest risk).

This was the day that I set out on a mission to reduce my inflammation. I’m convinced this has saved my life.

I’m happy to have Dr. Mark Hyman here today writing about this important blood test. Dr. Hyman is currently medical editor at the Huffington Post and on the Medical Advisory Board at The Doctor Oz Show.  [Read more...]

Autoimmune Diseases Brew In Your Body FOR YEARS Before Diagnosis

Autoimmune Diseases Brew In Your Body For Years Before Diagnosis

It is said that 90% of people with hypothyroidism have the thyroid autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Sadly thyroid antibodies are often not tested so many of my readers are not even aware they have an autoimmune disease.

Do you know that when you have one autoimmune condition you are statistically at risk to develop others and that research reveals antibodies can brew in your body for YEARS before you receive your diagnosis?

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Hypothyroid Testing: What You Need To Know and Ask For

Hypothyroid Testing: What You Need To Know and Ask For

6 hypothyroid tests can unlock the mystery of your thyroid health.

A Yale-trained physician shares how she tests for hypothyroidism.

Sadly I hear from many readers that their doctors REFUSE to do these tests.

The reality for hypothyroid sufferers –  you must be an advocate for yourself.
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Learn The Facts About Thyroid Disorders

Learn The Facts About Thyroid Disorders

It’s important to be a well-informed patient.

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18 Things Thyroid Patients Can Do To Beat Insomnia

18 Things Thyroid Patients Can Do To Beat Insomnia

Followers on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page often ask about insomnia.

There are obviously many hypothyroid people struggling to sleep at night. [Read more...]

Are You Living Life with Thyroid Brain Fog?

Are you living life with thyroid brain fog?

Could brain fog be a warning sign your thyroid is NOT optimally treated?

It’s critical you find out.

Poorly managed hypothyroidism can have a powerful effect on your brain.
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How to use Essential Oils for an Underactive Thyroid

How to use Essential Oils for an Underactive Thyroid

Recently a post on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page gave rise to comments about how to use essential oils for thyroid health. So I asked my followers if this would be a topic they would be interested in reading about at Hypothyroid Mom. I was shocked at the number of

 YES…ABSOLUTEY…OF COURSE…..YEAH…YEP…HECK YA…

messages that I received. I’m a real newbie when it comes to essential oils, so I turned to Essential Oils blogger Rebecca Schiffhauer for details.

I’m interested in hearing from you.

Do you use EOs? If so, how have they helped you?
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