Author Archives: Lynda Buitrago

Got Food Sensitivities? Eat ALL the Veggies for a Happier Gut


by Lynda Buitrago, Holistic Health & Thyroid Specialist Leaky gut and other health factors will cause people to react differently to the same foods. One of the important factors in food sensitivities is the health and diversity of your gut flora. I recently attended a fantastic seminar about food allergies and sensitivities, and the most […]

Your Hypothyroidism May Actually Be Adrenal Insufficiency

thyroid disorders

Millions of people in the United States take levothyroxine, a synthetic form of T4, the inactive thyroid hormone. In fact, levothyroxine is the #4 most prescribed medication in the U.S. The liver, gut, and other tissues into a form that the body’s cells can use must convert T4 into a usable, or “active,” form. This […]

Thyroid Hormone Meds Get An “F”


70% (yes, seventy percent) of all people taking thyroid hormone replacement medication continue to suffer from thyroid symptoms! I think you’ll agree that 30% success rate earns an “F.” If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid problem and you’re taking Synthroid or other replacement thyroid hormone but you don’t feel much better and/or you continually […]

Thyroid Health And Stomach Acid


For good thyroid health, it’s important to have sufficient acid in your stomach. With all the TV commercials for antacids, it seems like excess stomach acid is a big problem for Americans. The opposite is actually true: acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder) is usually caused by too little hydrochloric acid being produced […]

4 Reasons To Not Take Synthroid Or Armour Thyroid


Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a modern epidemic, especially among women. Most conventional medical doctors do insufficient testing, don’t ask enough questions about the patient, and are far too quick to prescribe synthetic thyroid hormone before they understand what is happening with a person’s biochemistry. Qualified functional wellness practitioners, such as myself, will discover […]

“Thyroid Symptoms?” Your Thyroid Probably Isn’t The Problem


“Thyroid symptoms?” Your thyroid probably isn’t the problem. Hypothyroidism – low thyroid function – is the most common thyroid dysfunction in the U.S. About 40% of us, mostly women, are diagnosed with it and this number is growing every year. Millions more people go undiagnosed. Typical diagnosis doesn’t even test thyroid health directly, and standard […]

Visceral Fat: Are You “Skinny-fat?”


Visceral Fat: deep, hidden fat with deep health consequences Can’t pinch an inch of belly fat? You may be a normal, healthy weight, but you could still have excess fat hiding deep inside you, surrounding your vital organs. Visceral fat can’t be seen, and even skinny people aren’t immune from accumulating too much of it. […]

What’s In Your EVOO?


In recent years, we’ve heard much about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Olive oil consists mainly of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), healthy fats that may help lower your risk of heart disease, lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and even help control blood sugar and insulin levels. [1] These healthy MUFAs […]