Beating the Odds of Hyperthyroidism – Jane Montoya


I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism during a difficult time in my life and with limited means to research the condition it just made it all the harder for me to come to terms with. My weight when diagnosed was 110lbs and when I was finally treated one year later with a radioactive capsule it rose to 145lbs- added to which I began losing my hair which left me feeling devastated and depressed. In addition to this I had Graves’s disease and endured three eye surgeries to normalize the appearance of my eyes to the point where my eyeballs no longer look so protruded. The vanity I admit to … [Read more...]



Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions affecting mostly people over the age of 55. It doesn't only affect that specific age group, but also a percentage of young adults. It's not just a simple disease but a group of conditions that may cause damage not only to your bones but also to other organs in the body. Different forms of arthritis manifest different symptoms. Common symptoms of arthritis include: persistent joint pain; tenderness in a joint which is aggravated by movement; inflammation indicated by joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and/or warmth; pain and stiffness in … [Read more...]

May 2012 Letter from the Editor

family health

Wow!  The school year is already winding down, summer is around the corner, and we’re honoring several important causes this month!  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Mental Health Month, and Arthritis Month.  Do one of these focuses resonate more with you? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, I encourage you to keep a comprehensive wide-lens view of health.  If we sit on the couch all day watching TV, eating fast food, scarcely exercising, having little family involvement/ communication, our mental health will no doubt be affected.  Feeling … [Read more...]

Coach Broser’s Did You Know?

health question

-That Echinacea is an herb not only proven to help fight off colds, but can also decrease levels of anxiety by 25% or more. -Marinating meats in lemon juice before cooking can reduce production of "advanced glycation end products," which are compounds that age the body. -That drinking 8 oz per day of apple juice has been proven to decrease symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease. -That CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) has been shown to help lower heart attack risk and be protective against cancer. -That the best diet for controlling blood sugar is a high protein, low-glycemic … [Read more...]