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Hypothyroidism and Heartburn: The Gluten Connection

Call it acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD, but having stomach acid splash back up into your esophagus is painful and distressing. Although researchers cite various causes, one that many doctors overlook is gluten, the protein found in wheat, spelt, rye, barley, and...

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Can Pregnancy Trigger Hypothyroidism?

Dr. Steven Roach, DC, Charlotte Thyroid Doctor Comments: Many of my patients can trace the start of their hypothyroidism to pregnancy. The question is WHY does pregancy trigger hypothyroidism? During pregnancy your body goes through natural immune shifts. When you...

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Trans-Fats and Your Thyroid

A patient asked me today if it was OK to eat trans-fats or hydrogenated oils or was that all "bogus science?" It’s true what they say ... you are what you eat! The types of fats you eat become the structural basis for your cells, especially your brain and nervous...

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Why Am I Sleepy After I Eat?

Dr. Steven Roach DC, Founder of the Carolinas Thyroid Institute Comments: A question that often comes up in new patient consultations is: “Why am I so sleepy after eating?” or they may say, “I practically fall asleep in my plate after every meal why am I getting so...

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