We have all been there – a stressful day at work, a bad breakup or a frustrating argument with a friend. All of a sudden it seems we want to indulge in all the foods we try our best to avoid – ice cream, chocolate, pizza. The craving for sugar and fats seems to be one of the many responses to elevated levels of cortisol in our body.
Fatigue, weight gain, constipation, depression, menstrual irregularities, dry skin. Do these symptoms feel familiar to you? They are all signs of hypothyroidism, or a low functioning thyroid gland. An estimated 1 in 10 Canadians are expected to have a thyroid condition, but the diagnosis is often missed - as many as 50% of those people remain undiagnosed! Fortunately, Naturopathic Doctors are really knowledgeable about how to diagnose and treat thyroid conditions to get you feeling better.