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Balancing stress, cholesterol and thyroid

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High cholesterol is one of the many common co- symptoms that occurs with hypothyroidism. Elevated cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis or “clogged arteries”, putting a person at risk for coronary artery disease, stroke and heart attack. Statin drugs are commonly prescribed to reduce cholesterol levels, but they come with risk for other side effects, such as muscle pain, liver damage, or neurological effects. So it makes sense to consider alternative, natural approaches to help maintain normal cholesterol levels.

A recent small study was conducted in India, where hypothyroidism is quite prevalent, to determine if a consistent yoga program could help address

Guggul is an herb that supports thyroid health

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Guggul Myrrh is an herb that benefits the thyroid and the body in many ways.  Its scientific name is Commiphora myrrha and is the same plant which produces the myrrh mentioned in the bible. Resin from the Guggul plant has been used medicinally since at least 600 BCE.  That’s over 2600 years of accumulated clinical experience!

It has been used in a variety of medical traditions to treat obesity, arthritis and muscular disorders, heart conditions, tumors, liver disorders and thyroid disorders, among others. Modern studies have indicated that certain components of guggul resin—the