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  1. Margaret Snowman
    January 29, 2011

    I wonder what Dr. Lowe thinks about dental x-rays as possible contributing factor to our epidemic of hypothyroidism.

    MS

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  2. Judy
    January 29, 2011

    I wonder about mercury dental fillings, EMFs (cell phones/towers, wireless, etc.), estrogen dominance, gluten intolerance, nutritional deficiencies, chemicals, toxicity (overloaded with toxins), fungus/mold, fluoride, chlorine, genetics, not enough sleep, adrenal dysfunction, viruses/throat infections, and stress as contributing causes of hypothyroidism.

    Unfortunately, all of these things are now common. It seems we have the “perfect storm” that has created a ton of thyroid problems. I wonder whether in many people, it’s not just one thing but multiple factors that caused them to become hypothyroid.

    I am amazed at the body’s resilience and ability to maintain balance and health. So I think it can handle tremendous adversity before it finally starts to break down, and maybe it’s not just one thing that causes a person’s thyroid to become sick, but many things.

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    • Bette
      January 29, 2011

      All those things are problems–and more. But there’s a lot we can do to keep them out of our lives. In fact, I talk a lot about that. If we get rid of the bad and ramp up on the nutrition we need, our bodies are marvelous self-healing machines. I am amazed every time I look back at where I was compared to where I am now.

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  3. Julianne
    April 9, 2011

    I have been taking Nature Throid 1 grain 2 times a day for 3 years. I have very little body hair and would like to know if that symptom of hypothyroidism ever resolves. Am I missing something in the nutrition that I get? I cannot seem to get to the bottom of this even though I have read and read and have an integrative doctor. Also my left ring finger nail and the same corresponding toenail on my left foot seem to be getting smaller in height and width.

    I would be delighted to hear your response.

    Julianne

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    • Bette
      August 12, 2011

      That’s your body speaking to you, Julianne. Do you take thyroid away from meals? You lose a lot of what it has to offer if it has to compete with food. You need selenium to use thyroid hormone, too–whether natural or via prescription. Plus, a strong program of the B vitamins usually does good things for hair. And so it goes.

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