Neuroscience, Psychology, Diabetes, Cannabis
Laura is a freelance medical writer from Toronto who creates articles, blog posts, fact sheets, and website content for health-related organizations across North America. She has experience working with a wide range of clients, from health charities to businesses to media outlets. She has experience writing about cancer, diabetes, ALS, cannabis, personality psychology, and COVID-19, among many other topics. Laura enjoys reading scientific journal articles, and finding creative ways to distil the ideas for a general audience.
Laura has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from University of Toronto, St. George Campus. She minored in Bioethics and Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health. She graduated with high distinction in 2016. Her education provided her with a strong background in human biology and improved her writing. While at UofT, she was involved in the Buddhism and Psychology Students Union and the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Students’ Association.
If you have a thyroid condition, you may have heard that there is a link between the thyroid and stress. It turns out that thyroid hormones are connected to the body’s stress system (the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis), and stress hormones like cortisol.
If you are experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism, like tiredness, weight gain and depression, you may be wondering if you could have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Certain people are at an increased risk for iodine deficiency, although iodine deficiencies are uncommon in North America. Pregnant women, vegans, and those who avoid iodized salt may be at increased risk of iodine deficiency.
If you have a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism, and you are pregnant or considering having children, you may be wondering how hypothyroidism affects pregnancy.
If you experience an itchy, tight throat after eating certain raw fruits, nuts, or vegetables, you might assume you have a food allergy. However, it’s possible that you are actually allergic to pollen-like compounds in the food.
If you have noticed your nose tends to run when you eat, you may be wondering what is causing it. If you figure out the cause, you can take action to improve your symptoms. There are many things that can cause a runny nose after eating, ranging from eating spicy food, to a food allergy, to seasonal allergies, to irritation.
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