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Monday, January 3, 2011

Hormones Could Be to Blame for Post-Holiday Torpor

Good morning and happy 2011! Finally, life gets back into a normal routine (whatever that is!)

Good article to share with you this morning, from the HuffingtonPost.com. Dr. Katz always has good information to share. Today he talks about both Vitamin D (which is really not a vitamin but a prohormone) and thyroid function. Problems with low Vitamin D and/or thyroid function may be contributing to your post holiday blues, and it's important to get both checked out (by a doctor who knows what he/she is doing in regards to thyroid, not all do!). Two points to take special note of: the explanation of how hormones affect nutrients, and the discussion of how a "normal" level of thyroid (which is a widely broad range depending on who you listen to) may not (and likely isn't) the optimal level for you personally. Run off a copy of the article and take it with you to your next medical appointment if you suspect your levels may be off ---- ask your doctor to discuss it with you!

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