Candida albicans (intestinal yeast) is a fungal organism that’s a normal and expected presence in our digestive environment. But problems arise—sometimes serious problems—when there’s an overpopulation of pathogenic yeast and it becomes opportunistic.
I’ve traveled this complicated path of undiagnosed autoimmune hypothyroidism and depression that was, perhaps, misdiagnosed. And as I look back over the last 20 years through a different lens, I see that I identify with all of these underlying issues that led to the overly simplistic diagnosis of “depression.”
If you’re experiencing weight gain, sleep disturbance, brain fog, anxiety, exhaustion, forgetfulness, relationship issues, loss of libido, or lack of motivation, would it surprise you to know that these symptoms are present in both depression and hypothyroidism?
Conventionally, cholesterol is often discussed in terms of being “high.” But is it possible for cholesterol levels to be too low? The short answer is yes and it has big implications for our hormones.
Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance are major risk factors for two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.– heart disease and diabetes. What does this have to do with the thyroid? A lot.
Although low blood sugar can cause short-term concerns for many of us, consistently high blood sugar poses serious, long-term risks, especially for those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or those with a history of extreme stress.