Peruvian Botanicals: The Secret to a Nice Healthy Weight

I’m the first to admit that although I eat a mostly organic diet, avoid bread, and haven’t eaten four-legged animals in more than 40 years, I am not a poster child for healthy eating. I love ice cream, carrot cake, macaroni and cheese, and rich lemon tarts from our local French bakery. (And don’t get me started on pizza!) I’m usually successful at pulling back from these delicious foods, but not always! They are, after all, some of life’s most delightful pleasures!

Peruvian Botanicals: The Secret to a Healthy Weight

I’m the first to admit that although I eat a mostly organic diet, avoid bread, and haven’t eaten four-legged animals in more than 40 years, I am not a poster child for healthy eating. I love ice cream, carrot cake, macaroni and cheese, and rich lemon tarts from our local French bakery. (And don’t get me started on pizza!) I’m usually successful at pulling back from these delicious foods, but not always! They are, after all, some of life’s most delightful pleasures!

The Best Botanicals for Unresolved Thyroid Issues: Part 2

One of my goals during Thyroid Awareness Month is to help my fellow thyroid patients explore their options for better health and relief of symptoms. That’s why I’m thrilled to share more about Peruvian botanicals.

As a thyroid patient advocate, I’ve gotten questions like these every day for 25 years. Everyone seems to want natural solutions to their health challenges, and the 20+ million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease are no exception.

The Best Botanicals for Unresolved Thyroid Issues: Part 1

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and to help spread awareness, I have an important message for my fellow thyroid patients. If you had surgery to remove your thyroid gland, radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for hyperthyroidism, or Hashimoto’s disease or hypothyroidism with a poorly functioning or atrophied thyroid, you aren’t producing enough – or any — thyroid hormone! And we need thyroid hormone to survive! And despite the ads, books, and marketing pitches, no natural supplement, vitamin, mineral, or food can replace the thyroid hormone your cells, tissues, organs, and glands need to function.

As a thyroid patient advocate, I’ve gotten questions like these every day for 25 years. Everyone seems to want natural solutions to their health challenges, and the 20+ million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease are no exception.

How to Have Happy, Healthy Holidays

It’s winter and the holidays are approaching. That means the kids are bringing all sorts of colds and viruses home with them from school. It’s so busy at work that even when your coworkers clearly should stay home sick, they often come in anyway. Everyone’s piling into planes, trains, buses, and cars for holiday travel. Shopping, holiday parties, and family get-togethers put us all together – in close proximity.