Treating the Cause of Fibromyalgia, Not the Symptoms

Treating the Cause of Fibromyalgia, Not the Symptoms

Along with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia is another possible culprit for the cause of fatigue that does not seem to have a clear cause.  The word fibromyalgia means muscle pain, which is a symptom of an underlying cause.  However, conventional doctors...
Hypothyroidism, Fertility, and Postpartum Depression

Hypothyroidism, Fertility, and Postpartum Depression

When you think of “women’s health” and “hormones,” you probably think of estrogen and progesterone, the main female sex hormones, which affect everything from puberty to pregnancy to menopause as well as mood, energy level, and more. They’re not the only hormones that...
Hormones and Women’s Health after Childbirth and Menopause

Hormones and Women’s Health after Childbirth and Menopause

Today we’re going to about women’s health and hormones after childbirth and menopause. This is obviously a big topic, and we can’t tackle it all here, but we can start today by talking about two of the most important and influential hormones in a woman’s body:...
Can Treating Hypothyroidism Treat Your Depression, Too?

Can Treating Hypothyroidism Treat Your Depression, Too?

The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolic rate and helps the body convert food into the energy it needs. Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, can cause a host of undesirable symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain, inability to lose weight, cold intolerance, and...
Anxiety and Hypothyroidism: What You Need to Know

Anxiety and Hypothyroidism: What You Need to Know

I want to point out a connection that I don’t think people talk much about: anxiety and hypothyroidism. It’s counterintuitive, because hypothyroidism, in which thyroid function is low, is all about a slow down of metabolism and leads to fatigue, slow heartbeat,...