I have been researching the many healthy ways that people can lose weight and keep it off. I have culminated this research as well my clinical experience into a new book called "Your Drug Free Guide to Healthy Weight Loss".

Thyroid Dysfunction, What is It?

The thyroid is one of the largest organs of our hormone system. It is a gland situated along the middle of the external throat.

What does it do?

The thyroid controls our metabolic rate, the rate at which we convert energy into food, our body temperature, stimulates protein synthesis, increases the use of glucose for energy
assists the liver in releasing cholesterol into bile for excretion.
It also affects our mood, memory and cognitive function.

Some of the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are:

* Weight gain
* Cold and chilly feeling
* Dry Hair and nails
* Water retention
* Heavy menstrual cycles
* Depression
* Fatigue and difficulty being motivated

Risk factors for developing thyroid dysfunction are:

* being low in several key nutrients such as iodine, selenium, zinc
* having too high estrogen
* having endometriosis
* use of certain medications
If you suffer from any of the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction contact the clinic to have a to rule out this disorder. There are a few tests that can be done to determine a sluggish thyroid. If you have a low thyroid there are many dietary and natural supplements that effectively improve this condition. Best of all it will help you lose excess weight.

Author's Bio: 

Heather Caruso is a best selling author of the book, "Your Drug Free Guide to Digestive Health" and homeopath in private practice for the past decade plus in Guelph Ontario. She has written another book called "Your Drug Free Guide to Healthy Weight Loss" which helps people to not diet, but to eat to stay healthy and uncovers barriers to weight loss and how to beat them with natural remedies. www.carusohomeopathy.com