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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Don’t Neglect the Thyroid

Our thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck, produces hormones that control the speed of metabolism. Thyroid disorders can slow down or speed up metabolism by disrupting the production of thyroid hormones. Several local authorities weigh in with their advice.

“The thyroid produces hormones that the body needs to use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles and other organs functioning properly. As with a car engine, a glitch can hinder performance or disable the car completely.”

Dr. John Roland, M.D., can be reached at 972-658-0928 or

 “What is your face telling you about the most important gland in the body; the thyroid? Common patterns that may represent concerns may be the outside rim of the eyebrows thinning; hair loss or dry brittle texture; or creases in the neckline. If you see the signs, it’s time to optimize your thyroid.”

Leanne Hutcherson, a board certified naturopathic doctor, may be reached at 972-540-0726 or

“Are you experiencing fatigue, unwanted weight gain or feel like you can’t think clearly? You could have a low functioning thyroid. This can go undiagnosed for years. Consider having a complete thyroid evaluation.”

Susan Harris, MSN, RN, CNM, FNP-C, may be reached at 972-304-6400 or

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