By Dr. Carrie Demers, director of the Himalayan Institute Total Health center.
Hypothyroidism is medical speak for a low functioning thyroid, the tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. This rather common condition affects around 10 percent of women over 40; and unfortunately, once you reach menopause, you’ve nearly doubled your chance of such a diagnose. Depending on the severity of the problem, your doctor will probably prescribe a daily thyroid hormone replacement pill. However before you resign to a