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How many times have you mentioned to your physician that you should not be as tired as you are? Unfortunately, we cannot compare how we feel to others and after awhile, you start to wonder if this is just a normal feeling. Never assume that your body is fine because you are told that it is. Only you know how you feel and being tired is not a normal feeling.

Over 20% of women over the age of 60 have sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Perhaps you have had your thyroid gland tested in previous years and everything appeared to be fine so you cross it off your list. Not so fast! The thyroid gland can change and regular testing should be done. Do any of these symptoms apply to you?

Numbness or tingling in my hands & fingers

Feelings of sadness

Forgetfulness

Feeling restless or anxious

Ringing of the ears (tinnitus)

Sensitivity to light

Thinning eyebrows, loss of hair

Feeling colder that others around you

Many common products in our environment can trigger a low thyroid gland. While we may think that treating inflammation, infection, food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, blood sugar levels or digestion problems is bringing our bodies back to normal, the underlying cause could be your thyroid. Many of these issues happen due to insufficient vitamins, glucose intolerance, poor rest and eating processed foods. However, if your thyroid is out of whack, it will take the help of your doctor to get it back in balance. Ask your physician to keep a close eye on your thyroid. It could prevent a lot of problems that have been occurring.

Kathy Garton
Kathy Garton

Over the past 50 years, I have been lucky enough to witness powerful changes in technology, nutrition, culture, and life in general, some good and some bad. Only from experience can you see the big picture of an evolving world. After getting past the excitement of frozen meals, furnishings made of plastic and the Internet, the reality began to set in. More illnesses, especially respiratory, cardiovascular and uncontrollable weight gain were becoming the normal conditions of society. Rewind 50 years and the answers are apparent.

Hi. I am Kathy and this site was created to share ideas and educate others on how to live a healthier, more meaningful life. I grew up on a farm where we raised our own food and animals for consumption. We never had air conditioning or a microwave oven and I felt as though we were living in the dark ages. What I would give to go back to that time.

I have been a professional writer for over 20 years and have always being drawn to the natural aspects of life. I also worked for a petroleum company for 15 years and discovered many facts about how this product impacts our world. Through years of research, it has become crystal clear that we are making our lives less enjoyable by taking shortcuts through unnatural, manmade means. There can be a happy balance and by learning where we went wrong, the best of both worlds is possible.

After years in corporate America, I moved to a 3-acre mini-farm where I continue my research and writing along with my kitties, Lizzie, Shadow and BK and bulldog, Bux.

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