Hypothyroidism Broke My Brain

Hypothyroidism Broke My Brain I had always been an A student earning top marks, appearing on the Dean’s list multiple years in a row, receiving several large sum scholarships, graduating with High Distinction (equivalent to to magna cum laude) from the University of Toronto, completing dual Master’s degrees from Columbia University, then landing a plum position at one of the largest financial services firms on Wall Street in New York City and receiving offers to sit on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations. This is not to toot my own horn but to set a backdrop for my story and to help explain why The Broken Brain docuseries GIVEAWAY (at the end of this article) is so important to me. [Read more…]

Is Your Thyroid KILLING You? Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's & Thyroid Disease

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 deadliest diseases in the country that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Mortality data show that death rates have declined for most major diseases, while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have continued to rise.[1. Alzheimer’s Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. 2012 March;8:131-168] Growing evidence links thyroid dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease. [Read more…]