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Mary Shomon

Updated Articles and Resources

By Mary Shomon

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Melatonin, Your Thyroid, and Hormones Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Researchers suggest that melatonin is more than a sleep supplement, but can help with menopause, adrenal and thyroid hormone balance.
    • The Link Between MTHFR Gene Mutations and Disease, Including Thyroid Health Created: Monday, November 25, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      MTHFR Gene Mutations and Polymorphisms Explored, Including the Link to Thyroid Health, with Dr. Ben Lynch, expert on methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, and founder of MTHFR.net
    • The Paleo Diet - A Thyroid Warning Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      While many aspects of Paleo may benefit thyroid patients, one aspect of the diet -- eliminating salt -- may trigger unexpected thyroid problems.
    • Virus Epidemic Affecting U.S. Pigs, Natural Desiccated Thyroid Prices Rise Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A viral epidemic is affecting the pig supply in the U.S. and causing prices of pork to rise. At the same time, the cost of some thyroid drugs made from pigs is also experiencing dramatic price increases.
    • 10 Things to Know About Thyroid Disease, Foods and Drinks Created: Saturday, February 02, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      For people with thyroid disease -- whether hypothyroid (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid), Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease, or other conditions, there are some important things to know about foods and drinks, and their interaction with your health and medications. Here are ten things to know about thyroid conditions and your diet, food and beverages.
    • Understanding Thyroiditis Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The term thyroiditis refers generally to any disorder that involves inflammation of the thyroid. The following articles explore a variety of different forms of thyroiditis.
    • What are Goitrogens and How Do they Affect the Thyroid? Created: Monday, December 29, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Goitrogens and Thyroid Drugs, Mary Shomon's Thyroid Drug Database, featuring Thyroid Drugs & Manufacturers, and Information on Drugs Including Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Armour, Cytomel, T3 and ...
    • Breaking News: Estrogen, Menopause and Thyroid, with Richard & Karilee Shames Created: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Richard and Karilee Shames talk about the menopause connection to thyroid disease, from Mary Shomon, Thyroid Guide, patient advocate and author of a number of books and guides on thyroid disease an...
    • Hair Loss Solutions For Thyroid Patients Created: Thursday, May 15, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Hair loss is a common side effect of thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other thyroid conditions. Find out more about how thyroid patients can combat hair loss, from patient advocate Mary Shomon.
    • Coping With Fatigue, Stress, and Adrenal Burnout Created: Monday, November 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Jan Nicholson, EdD is an integrative clinical psychologist in Virginia who brings innovative mind-body approaches to her therapeutic work. I had an opportunity to interview her regarding her insightful mind-body recommendations on fatigue, stress and adrenal burnout that some thyroid patients experience, even after treatment.
    • The Dark Side of Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Etc. -- Thyroid Disease Created: Monday, January 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The Dark Side of Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Etc. -- Thyroid Disease
    • Fireworks and Your Thyroid: The Controversy Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      A look at the environmental and thyroid impact of fireworks, which contain a thyroid-damaging chemical called perchlorate.
    • Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist Created: Sunday, December 21, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist, to help you obtain proper diagnosis and treatment." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The latest diet craze is Dr. Sanford Siegal's Cookie Diet. Find out the pros and cons of this drastic diet, and whether it might actually be your weight loss miracle." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
    • What is a Normal TSH? Created: Thursday, April 13, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Understanding the thyroid stimulating hormone -- TSH -- test, and what a normal result means, and how it's used to diagnose and manage hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
    • Levothyroxine / L-Thyroxine Created: Monday, December 29, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Levothyroxine L-Thyroxine -- Mary Shomon's Thyroid Drug Database, featuring Thyroid Drugs & Manufacturers, and Information on Drugs Including Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Armour, Cytomel, T3 and O...
    • Seven Thyroid Diet Secrets Created: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When you're hyperthyroid, should you automatically lose weight? Can a thyroid patient lose weight without exercising? Is there something your doctor is doing that may actually be causing you to gai...
    • The Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism: Erika Schwartz, MD Created: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Leading hormone expert and thyroid practitioner Dr. Erika Schwartz shares her thoughts about optimal hypothyroidism treatment, and how to ensure the best treatment for the underactive thyroid condi...
    • Constipation: The Thyroid Symptom No One Wants to Talk About Created: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Constipation is a problem that can be particularly troublesome for people with thyroid condition, in particular, hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism slows down many of the body...
    • Agent Orange Increases Risk of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Created: Monday, April 26, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Veterans who have been exposed to Agent Orange are reportedly three times more likely to develop the autoimmune thyroid disease known as Graves' disease
    • Thyroid Problems in Pets: A Q&A With Veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman Created: Sunday, June 09, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Thyroid Problems in Pets: A Q&A With Veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman on Canine Hypothyroidism and Feline Hyperthyroidism
    • Thyroid Organizations Take On Generic Levothyroxine Created: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A consortium of three organizations involved in thyroid treatment -- the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), American Thyroid Association (ATA) and The Endocrine Society -- ar...
    • Soy and the Thyroid Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The issue of whether soy foods and supplements are harmful or dangerous to thyroid health is controversial. Here is a look at the controversy over soy, phytoestrogens, and isoflavone-rich foods and...
    • Clinical Trial to Compare Natural Desiccated Thyroid to Levothyroxine Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The National Institutes of Health has announced a new clinical trial to compare natural desiccated thyroid treatment to levothyroxine in relief of symptoms in hypothyroid patients."
    • The Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism: John Lowe, DC Created: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Leading thyroid practitioner Dr. John Lowe shares his thoughts about optimal hypothyroidism treatment, and how to ensure the best treatment for the underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroi...
    • Italian Study Says Thyroid Drug May Increase the Risk for Lung Cancer...Does It? Created: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Italian Study Says Levothyroxine May Increase the Risk for Lung Cancer.
    • TSH Significantly Drops in Afternoon, TSH Tests May Miss Diagnosis Created: Monday, August 06, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      TSH Significantly Drops in Afternoon, TSH Tests May Miss Diagnosis
    • Outpatient Laser Surgery Is Newest Treatment for Benign Thyroid Nodules Created: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Outpatient laser surgery may soon become a common treatment for benign thyroid nodules, which affect millions of women around the world. At the April 2006
    • Thyroid Drug Price Watch: How Much Are You Paying For Your Thyroid Medications? Created: Thursday, March 26, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Periodically, it's useful to take a look at the costs of thyroid medications. For thyroid hormone replacement drugs (medication that is given for hypothyroidism), you'll see a comparison of the costs for a typical one month supply of 30 pills, for a variety of medications, including generic levothyroxine and brand names like Synthroid, and desiccated thyroid drug Armour Thyroid -- all at equivalent dosages. I've also included Cytomel, the brand name liothyronine drug, and antithyroid drugs that are used to treat hyperthyroidism.
    • Long Term Weight Loss for Thyroid Patients: Hormonal Factors That Affect Diets Created: Monday, October 12, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      People with thyroid conditions or hypothyroidism can find it difficult or nearly impossible to lose weight, due to a number of factors, including leptin resistance, elevated reverse T3, insulin res...
    • Information About Thyroid Cancer Created: Monday, September 22, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Thyroid Cancer, Information about thyroid carcinoma, including follicular, papillary, medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancer risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
    • Editorial: Endocrinologists Misrepresenting Natural Thyroid Drugs Created: Monday, October 01, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A look at how the endocrinology world continues to present misinformation about natural thyroid drugs, and misrepresent the value of natural desiccated thyroid drugs for hypothyroidism treatment."<...

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