It’s Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor

An international panel of doctors has decided that a type of tumor that was classified as a cancer is not a cancer at all.

As a result, they have officially downgraded the condition, and thousands of patients will be spared removal of their thyroid, treatment with radioactive iodine and regular checkups for the rest of their lives, all to protect against a tumor that was never a threat.

Source: It’s Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor

News worth passing onto anyone you know who is currently dealing with thyroid issues.

How Much Radiation Does the Human Body Emit?

How much of a dose of radiation do you get by snuggling up against your significant other for a year? Unless they’re glowing green, it’s a small dose, but it’s not nothing. We’ll tell you how much radiation you, and the people around you, emit.

Source: How Much Radiation Does the Human Body Emit?

Remember:

Lots of everyday stuff is radioactive:

  • bricks
  • kitty litter
  • granite

Use a “Reverse Diet” to Raise Your Metabolism After Aggressive Dieting

Starvation mode is a myth. There is no such thing as eating too little to lose weight.

No one has ever needed to eat more calories to lose weight.

Metabolism does decline when a person diets, but you do not go into any such “starvation mode” if you haven’t lost significant amounts of weight.

Source: The Facts on “Starvation Mode” and Reverse Dieting

It’s a rather long and in depth article.  Lots to digest 😉

Checked Your Thyroid?

It’s so easy to blame your thyroid for those extra 10 or 15 pounds. An underactive thyroid, referred to medically as hypothyroidism, can lead to unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, brittle nails, dry skin, joint and muscle pain, depression, memory loss and a puffy face.

Hypothyroidism is a condition that’s common in women, especially those over the age of 60. But it can strike young adults too.

Source: Gained a Few? How to Know If Your Thyroid is to Blame

Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism and endemic goiter worldwide.  Which is why Iodine was added to table salt (originally by the Swiss, adopted worldwide).