Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and…

The most powerful antioxidant

Question It seems every day there is a new antioxidant for sale that claims to be the best. Which one truly is the best? Answer The one you don’t hear much about—glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s most important antioxidant. But it’s not effective taken orally. What is glutathione? Glutathione is a molecule that performs many…

Why is everyone going gluten-free?

Question It seems every week I see a new gluten-free food at the grocery store and that another friend has gone gluten-free. Why? Answer A gluten-free diet has been attacked as a trendy food fad, and it’s easy to understand why. Gluten-free food is the fastest growing segment of the natural foods market. Going gluten-free…