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Hypothyroidism

Vegan Diet May Help Protect Against Hypothyroidism

Posted December 10, 2013

It has been previously thought that vegans have a greater risk of developing hypothyroidism due to a low intake of the mineral iodine. However, a new study from researchers at Loma Linda University suggests that a plant-based diet may actually be protective.

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Best foods to eat to kick-start a sluggish thyroid

Posted July 31, 2012

If you feel sluggish, tired or depressed often with some difficulty losing weight no matter what you try, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, or simply a sluggish thyroid. It’s estimated that at least five percent of the population suffers from hypothyroidism.

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Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism

Posted July 24, 2012

Thyroid is a large bi-lobed endocrine gland of craniate vertebrates that arises as a median ventral outgrowth of the Pharynx, and lies in the anterior base of the neck or anterior ventral part of the thorax, and is often accompanied by lateral accessory glands. Sometimes it is fused with the main mass, and produces the hormones, thyroxin and triodothyronine. It is also called the thyroid gland.

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Zinc Makes You Smile Literally

Posted April 30, 2012

Zinc is a talented mineral. Its critical in the production of the collagen that keeps skin healthy and speeds wound healing. It cools low-grade chronic inflammation, a problem in many chronic diseases. It boosts the strength of the immune system. Now researchers have found it may even help relieve depression.

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Probiotics May Improve Immunity in Smokers

Posted April 30, 2012

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study involving 72 healthy Italian blue-collar male smokers, supplementation with the probiotic, Lactobacillus casei Shirota (LcS) for a period of 3 weeks was found to be associated with significant increases in natural killer activity, which was paralleled by an increase in CD16+ cells.

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Probiotics Shown to Boost Immune Function by as Much as 66%

Posted April 30, 2012

You probably already know that ingesting probiotics, or friendly bacteria, is an effective way to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. Now, research published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows just how effective probiotics can be at increasing immune function.

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Is Echinacea Effective at Preventing or Treating Colds?

Posted April 30, 2012

Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, has gained popularity in recent years as a nutritional supplement that proponents believe is helpful in staving off the common cold and shortening its duration. But given the variation between dosages and formulationssuch herbs are not regulated as medical drugs by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and so makers have little incentive to standardizeits hard to get definitive answers as to Echinacea’s effectiveness.

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Vitamin D may be key to avoiding illnesses this flu season

Posted April 30, 2012

Flu season is just about upon the U.S., and this means that many people will soon start coming down with infections. However, a vitamin D test may help individuals prepare for the season and understand if they need to do more to boost their immune system.

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10 Natural, Inexpensive Ways to Ease a Cold or Flu

Posted April 30, 2012

Its cold and flu season again. And its not only the holidays that make it a very expensive season! Americans spend $3.5 billion yearly on doctors visits and nonprescription treatments for their one billion yearly colds, many caused by viruses such as the rhinovirus.The rhinovirus charges even harder than its namesake African beast, and the flu virus is even worse costing Americans about $10 billion yearly, while sending 240,000 folks to the hospital and killing another 36,000.

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Multiple Sclerosis Attacks Suppressed By Glucosamine-Like Supplement

Posted April 30, 2012

A glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis, according to a UC Irvine study. UCI’s Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves.

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