Is mold making you fat, depressed, forgetful and tired?

Is mold making you fat, depressed, forgetful and tired?

Hurricane Sandy, October 2012.

I was living in a condo directly on the Hudson River. When the hurricane passed, I was relieved to be safe from harm, or so I thought, until the severe fatigue, massive hair loss, weight gain, and rapid visible aging began. My body suddenly shifted into perimenopause with abnormal cycles. What was it?

Black mold. A black mold infestation discovered in the heating/air conditioning unit under my window that faced the river.

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My Neck (thyroid), Head (brain, hair, sinuses), Chest (breasts, heart) & Infected Tooth

Infected Tooth & Thyroid

Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, is a board-certified cardiologist and attorney. He was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2016. According to Dr. Levy, all root canal-treated teeth are infected and toxic. In this article published in JOM ion November 1, 2016, Oral Pathogens: A Common Cause of Chronic Disease, he wrote:

And while no part of the body can completely avoid the regular delivery of these toxic pay-loads, they are especially prone to go via the lymphatics into the chest, neck and head. The venous drainage ends up impacting especially severely the coronary and carotid arteries.

And I stopped.

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Real people share their worst (downright awful) hypothyroidism symptoms

Real people share their worst (downright awful) hypothyroidism symptoms

It is one thing to read articles about hypothyroidism symptoms online but quite another to hear the symptoms straight from real people. These are real people, like you and me, struggling with a collection of symptoms so hard to pinpoint that they baffle doctors in every country of the world. While we don’t know one another personally, the truth is that we are connected, just the same, in a particularly powerful way. We are living in the trenches together fighting a battle against this thing called hypothyroidism.

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Mona Lisa: Classic Signs of Hypothyroidism in the World’s Most Famous Painting

Mona Lisa: Classic Signs of Hypothyroidism In The World’s Most Famous Painting

Five centuries after Leonardo da Vinci created the Mona Lisa, people flock to the Louvre Museum in Paris just to catch a glimpse of her. Behind bulletproof glass, this woman’s portrait is so alluring that it has millions of visitors every year. It is believed that the subject of the portrait was Lisa Gherardini, wife of a wealthy silk merchant in Florence Italy named Francesco del Giocondo, hence the Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda.

Her mysterious smile is the common explanation given for her allure, but is there more to the story? [Read more…]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Hypothyroidism?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Hypothyroidism?

With a Hypothyroid Mom following of over 1.2 million people, I hear stories all the time. Common threads emerge and particular symptoms show up in story after story. One thing is absolutely clear. Every woman with PCOS should have her thyroid health fully evaluated. I haven’t forgotten all the adolescent girls that present with what look like PCOS symptoms. I created Hypothyroid Mom for adults but I know that there are many parents visiting my site with teen girls struggling with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. I know because I was one of those teens. [Read more…]

First recorded accounts of the clinical features of adult hypothyroidism, 1873

First recorded account of clinical features of adult hypothyroidism 1873

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Queen Victoria’s court physician Sir William Withey Gull is credited as the first person to record the clinical features of hypothyroidism in adults in his 1873 seminal paper.[1] [Read more…]