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Low Thyroid and High Insulin

Insulin can reduce metabolic rate due to insulin’s antagonistic effect upon the stimulatory, or thermogenic action of thyroid and adrenal hormones. Patients with adult onset diabetes have the typical triad of hyperinsulinism, parathyroid dominance and hypothyroidism. 41 more words


Resetting goals

Had a gigantic quarrel with the significant other the other day, there’s still no conclusion about what’s going to happen but how we deal with these instances is we chuck it at the back of our heads and then move on. 276 more words

"It Could Be Worse, You Could Have Ebola!" and Other Crazy Things I've Heard Since Being Diagnosed with Cancer."

When I was diagnosed with the Big C back in October of 2014, I was in shock.  I truly could not process that I had cancer, an interloper in my body.   624 more words


Effects of Mindful Movement on Neuroendocrine Regulation

Effects of Mindful Movement on Neuroendocrine Regulation: Part 7

Presented for Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Extension School: PSYC E-1037.

Notes by Sang H. Kim, Ph.D. 514 more words

Mind-body Connection

Update on my food + my new found energy and passion for working out!

The last time I posted was when I thought I may have a thyroid issue (underactive thyroid) and when I was terrified of getting diagnosed with diabetes because of the way I was eating. 878 more words


Tip 209: cryptorchidism 2

Testicular descent usually occurs in 5th – 7th month of gestation, though can continue in the first few months of postnatal life.

~20% of undescended testes are impalpable, either due to being intra-abdominal or in the inguinal canal. 41 more words


Tip 62: hypoglycaemia 2

Risk factors for hypoglycemia include:

  1. Poor glucose production (small for dates, preterm, fluid restricted infants, maternal beta blockers, inborn errors of metabolism)
  2. Increased glucose demand (hypothermia, sepsis, severe rhesus disease, HIE)
  3. 37 more words