Thyroid Tune-up: Update

I am re-posting a classic Wheat Belly Blog post from a few years ago. Despite all our discussions about thyroid issues, there continues to be an enormous gap: undiagnosed hypothyroidism, gross mismanagement sufficient to impair weight loss and increase cardiovascular risk, and ignorance among healthcare providers. This Thyroid Tune-up is therefore an updated version of the previous post. Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood run poorly because nobody bothers to tune-up their autos. I show you how to tune your car and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great. But 20% of cars still run poorly because their transmissions are bad. In other words, tuning the engine works when that’s the only problem with the car; if something else is wrong, then you car will not run properly. So it goes with eliminating wheat and grains from the diet. It works right out of the box for the majority of people: substantial weight loss and shrinking waist size; reduced blood sugar and blood pressure; relief from arthritis, leg edema, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, etc. But some people complain that, despite saying goodbye to all things wheat, they still have problems. Obviously, as big a problem as modern wheat and other grains are, there are other causes for health conditions. There are infections, injuries, sensitivities to other foods, inherited conditions, etc. While wheat and grain exposure are causes for an incredible amount of human suffering, it is not the...
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Discussion Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder with an intense fear of being overweight (i.e. distorted body image), and self-starvation and excessive weight loss. It is more common in women (1.2%) than men (0.2%) but can be seen in both genders. Risk factors include high-intelligence, perfectionism/inflexibility, anxiety, activities where thinner body types are expected (e.g. dancer, diver, gymnast, long-distance runner, volleyball player, etc.) Other eating disorders include bulimia nervosa (i.e. cycles of binge eating and then purging), binge eating disorder (i.e. purging), orthorexia (i.e. obsessions with healthful ...
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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of the simultaneous hypertonic saline solution and IV furosemide (HSS+Fx) for patients with fluid overload compared with IV furosemide alone (Fx). DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PsycINFO, Scopus, and WOS) were searched from inception to March 2020. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials on the use of HSS+Fx in adult patients with fluid overload versus Fx were included. DATA EXTRACTION: Data were collected on all-cause mortality, hospital length of stay, heart failure–related rea...
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VITAMIN B12 deficiencies are far more common than many may think and as such may be attributed to a few health issues you may be suffering. Your face can indicate some vital clues to spot.
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ConclusionsWe urgently need data on the effect of COVID-19 vaccination, in terms of maternal and fetal outcomes and vaccine related symptoms in high risk women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is important to run campaigns to promote vaccination, in particular in pregnant women at high risk to have severe COVID infection as those diabetics and/or obese.
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ConclusionsPNDM is a heterogenous disease with variable genotypes and clinical phenotypes among Egyptian patients.EIF2AK3, INS,ABCC8, and KCNJ11 mutations were the commonest causes of PNDM in the study cohort. All patients with KATP channel mutations were effectively treated with glyburide, reflecting the fact that genetic testing for patients with NDM is not only important for diagnosis but also for treatment plan and prognosis.
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This study confirmed that the PSI could be a quantitative index of vascular aging and has potential for use in inferring arterial stiffness with an advantage over the rAIx. A Profile of Michael Greve and the Segment of the Longevity Industry that He Supports Would that the popular media produced more popular science articles about the longevity industry like this one. It is not just a profile of someone trying to make a difference in the world by advancing the state of medici...
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VITAMIN B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can cause a wide range of symptoms, according to the NHS. Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, due to a lack of vitamin B12.
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It is estimated that up to 70 percent of people could have a vitamin D deficiency.
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Mrs. R is an 89-year-old resident with a history of schizophrenia, insulin-dependent diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, vascular dementia, and iron deficiency anemia (underlying cause unknown). She had a hip fracture two years ago and has had a right total hip replacement. She moved into the nursing home after an acute hospital admission for increased confusion and delusional ideation with distorted body image. She believes that her feet and legs are absent and that she cannot walk.
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