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Intermittent Fasting and Hypothyroid

Limiting your eating window often results in lower calorie intake. While this may be helpful for weight loss, calorie restriction has a significant impact on your thyroid.

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PCOS and Thyroid

While researchers aren’t quite sure how these two conditions are related, it is clear that there is a bidirectional relationship. For example, women with PCOS are three times more likely to also suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroid disease than the general population. At the same time, polycystic appearing ovaries can be a clinical sign of hypothyroidism. This is why your doctor should rule out hypothyroidism before diagnosing PCOS. PCOS and thyroid conditions also share common characteristics, like period irregularities, increased insulin resistance, and dysregulation of the immune system.

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Why am I waking up at 3am?

Insomnia (including trouble falling asleep, waking up throughout the night, or early morning awakening) is a symptom of an underlying imbalance.

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Autoimmune Disease After Pregnancy

Researchers aren’t 100 percent certain why women experience more autoimmune disease in postpartum. However, there are many complex hormonal and immune-related shifts that occur during pregnancy.

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Magnesium Citrate vs. Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium citrate is most helpful for people suffering from constipation, while the glycinate form is more useful for conditions like anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress, and inflammatory conditions.

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Conversion of t4 to t3 thyroid hormone

Your body must convert T4 into T3 (the active form) in order to use it. If the conversion of T4 to T3 is poor, then you may experience some of the common hypothyroid symptoms like fatigue, depression, sensitivity to cold temperatures, difficulty concentrating, and more.

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How is MRT different from other food sensitivity tests?

There are a lot of food sensitivity tests on the market. But ultimately, the MRT panel is the best option for testing food sensitivities for a few reasons. First of all, MRT captures ALL types of food sensitivity reactions (type III and IV) by indirectly measuring the release of inflammatory chemicals called mediators. It’s the release of mediators that cause symptoms of food sensitivities.

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5 Common Women's Health Problems That Can be Treated with Functional Medicine and Nutrition

Here at Root, we treat a variety of women’s health conditions with functional medicine and nutrition. Here is a list of 5 conditions we commonly work with: Hashimoto's thyroid, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irregular periods, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine

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Why we should take stress seriously and 5 tips to manage it

Studies show that high social stress puts us more at risk for chronic disease mortality than smoking. And recently, JAMA published a study showing that life stressors increase our risk of developing autoimmune disease.