Hypothyroidism – low thyroid function is much more common than you may think.

Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism – essentially, how fast and efficiently your body burns its fuel; and if you have low thyroid function, you may experience any or all of the following symptoms: fatigue lethargy weight gain constipation dry skin thinning at the outer edges of your eyebrows (Queen Anne’s Sign) depression or mental fogginess hair

Got the Winter Blahs?

So it’s the middle of winter (or April in Seattle), you’ve got the winter blahs, and it feels like the sun will never shine again. Besides buying a straightjacket or a ticket to Mexico, what else can be done to preserve (or recapture) your sanity? Therapeutic light boxes are available for purchase online (check out