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Jar of kombucha.
Nutrition

Kombucha: Power Drink for Blood Sugar and Diabetes

Have you noticed that supermarkets these days are overrun with a wide choice of kombucha? What is it and can it help you manage type 2 diabetes?

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Men's Health

The 10 Most-Famous Men With Thyroid Disease

It's often thought as a "women's issue" but men get thyroid disease, too. From politicians and rock stars to athletes and TV stars, these are the 10 most famous men with thyroid disease.

Dairy products on rustic table.
Nutrition

Can Eating Dairy Reduce Your Diabetes Risk?

Learn how certain dairy products — like milk, cheese, and yogurt — can affect your appetite, weight, and metabolism when you have diabetes.

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Symptoms

Little-Known Symptoms of Diabetes

Don't miss these little-known symptoms of diabetes that you shouldn't overlook.

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Symptoms

10 Red Flags of a Hyperthyroidism Flare

Are you wired, anxious, or feeling panicky? Is it hard to sleep? Are you running to the bathroom frequently? You might be having a flare-up of hyperthyroidism, and should get your levels checked ASAP.

Thyroid-friendly smoothies.
Nutrition

Smoothies That Can Help — or Harm — Your Thyroid

Smoothies are all the rage these days, and for good reason — they’re healthy, nutritious, and are typically pretty delicious. However, they can also be packed with certain veggies and supplements that could actually harm your thyroid, so watch out.

Woman shopping for supplements.
Living With

Thyroid-Friendly Vitamins and Supplements

Learn about the vitamins and supplements — including vitamin D and selenium — that are good for your thyroid.

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Metabolism

Metabolism-Boosting Tips for Thyroid Patients

If you feel like your metabolism is slower, even after thyroid treatment, you are very likely right. Here’s how you can boost and increase a slow metabolism.

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Nutrition

Thyroid Patients: Is the Paleo Diet for You?

If you’re struggling to lose weight as a thyroid patient, the Paleo diet can help reduce inflammatory symptoms.

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Nutrition

Which Foods Are Good for Thyroid Patients?

Explore foods good for people with thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.