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July 2000 Issue

Underactive Thyroid Problems Best Left to Medical Treatment

Q. Iíve been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid gland. Are there natural or diet remedies to boost it? A. Donít count on any, unless youíre malnourished or iodine deficient, says Alan Gaby, M.D., professor of therapeutic nutrition at Bastyr University in Washington State. You might do more harm than good. Whatís most important is that your condition be treated and monitored by a physician to prevent long-term consequences, which include high cholesterol and

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