Accessibility View Close toolbar

3712 Lockport St Ste B

Bismarck, ND 58503 US

701-223-8873

Open mobile navigation

Your Healthy Thyroid

HealthTip of the Week…

Your Healthy Thyroid:
There are two main lifestyle approaches to having a healthy thyroid. If you have a good diet, you are almost certainly getting your needed amount of iodine. Reducing excess sugar and your intake of high saturated fats also helps as these foods put stress on the thyroid.
Increasing physical activity. Staying active helps prevent you from becoming overweight. Being overweight also creates additional stress on the thyroid.

America's #4 Most Popular Drug
The #4 most popular prescribed drug in 2009 according to Forbes Magazine (May, 2010):
Levothyroxine sodium (thyroid disorders)-Over 65 million prescriptions.  The most common brand name for this drug is synthroid.
We present this information for you if you find that you MUST take medication.  Now you can be aware of the do's and don'ts:
Stop using synthroid and get emergency help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:  hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
• headache;
• sleep problems (insomnia);
• nervous or irritable feeling;
• fever, hot flashes, sweating;
• changes in your menstrual periods;
• appetite changes, weight changes;
Less serious side effects may include mild hair loss.  This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
According to synthroid's own website: Thyroid hormones, including synthroid should not be used either alone or in combination with other drugs to treat obesity or weight loss.  In patients with normal thyroid levels, doses of synthroid within the typical range used for hormone replacement are not effective for weight loss.  Larger doses may result in serious or even life-threatening effects, especially when used in combination with certain other drugs used to reduce appetite.

The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…
Preliminary studies have found an association between multiple chemical sensitivities and hypothyroidism. One study found a correlation between high blood levels of lead, a toxic heavy metal, and low thyroid hormone levels in people working in a brass foundry.  Many of these people also complained of depression, fatigue, constipation, and poor memory (symptoms of hypothyroidism). Iodine deficiency and excessive iodine intake can both lead to hypothyroidism.

 


Make an Appointment Today!

Sign-up using the form or call us at 701-223-8873.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Dakota Family Chiropractic

Monday:

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Tuesday:

12:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Thursday:

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

  • "I had become very frustrated with the way I was feeling. My headaches made me very tired and I would frequently have to nap after work or school instead of doing things I enjoyed. Occasionally, I would miss work because the pain was so severe."
    Bismarck, ND

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Smart Shoulders

    Our shoulder joints have the greatest range of motion of any of the musculoskeletal joints in our bodies. The shoulder joint is really two joints, the glenohumeral joint between the arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula) and the acromioclavicular joint between the acromion (a bony projection off the scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint and the acromioclavicular joint is a gliding joint. ...

    Read More
  • A Book and Its Cover

    A book cover may not necessarily tell the whole story and may not accurately portray the nature of the contents within. Publishing companies pay high salaries to their marketing staff to create cover copy that will entice prospective buyers to make a purchase. But many times the book itself does not ...

    Read More
  • When Your Spine Is In Line

    Good spinal alignment means good biomechanical health. Essentially, your spine is the biomechanical center of your body. Your legs are connected to your spine via two large and strong pelvic bones. Your arms are connected to your spine via your shoulder blades, ribs, and numerous strong muscles and ligaments. ...

    Read More
  • An Apple a Day . . .

    What is so good about an apple? Is it the color, ranging from ruby red to pale pink? Is it the crunch? The sweetness? Or is it, instead, a combination of all of these qualities, plus the natural goodness derived from the apple's secret ingredients — phytonutrients? If this were a multiple choice quiz, the answer would be "all of the above". Importantly, in addition to possessing numerous appealing physical qualities, apples contain an abundance of health-promoting biochemicals known as phytonutrients.1,2 These specific organic molecules are derived not only from apples but many other fresh fruits and vegetables, and help power the immune system, protect against cancer, maintain healthy eyes, and assist cells in clearing out metabolic waste products such as free radicals. ...

    Read More
  • Standing Tall

    Young peoples' bones stop growing by approximately age 20, somewhat earlier in women and somewhat later in men. Long bone growth, that is, in the arm, forearm, thigh, and leg, ceases later and smaller bone growth, that is, in the hands, feet, and spine, ceases earlier. In essence, you're as tall as you're ...

    Read More
  • Spring Forth!

    Spring is arriving. The days are getting longer, the air is fresher, and the sunlight is brighter. Flowers and bushes are beginning to bloom. Tree sap is running and there are new baby animals in the world. In short, the world is being renewed and, if we choose to, we too can actively participate in ...

    Read More
  • Chiropractic Care for the Young and the Young at Heart

    Children and adults are the same but different. Most kids want to play all the time, but they also are required to go to school. Most adults would prefer to play all the time – relax, go to the gym, read a book, watch TV, or get together with friends – but most adults need to go to work at least ...

    Read More
  • Care of Concussions

    Concussions are becoming increasingly common, especially among school-age athletes. It has been estimated that there are up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year. Concussions are problematic as, by definition, a concussive injury involves some degree of trauma to the ...

    Read More
  • Ice Capades

    In the depths of winter, adults, as well as children, exert themselves to engage in enjoyable outdoor activities that will keep them warm and provide both excitement and entertainment. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, ice hockey, figure skating, and speed skating all have their enthusiasts. Many ...

    Read More
  • Being a Change Agent

    Being a Change Agent For most of us, change happens slowly, if at all. But as the recent holiday season fades into the distance, many of us wish to be increasingly proactive this year and take real action on the numerous New Year's resolutions that we made in regard to our health and well-being. Back ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for more articles