Why Don’t I Have Any Energy? All about your mitochondria

Why don't I have any energy? All about your mitochondria

The mitochondrion (plural mitochondria) is the rod-shaped organelle (it looks like a sausage) found in the cytoplasm of cells. You may recall hearing about mitochondria in high school biology class but you’ve probably never thought about them since.

Now what does that have to do with why you are so darn tired all the time? [Read more…]

The Secret Poison That Drives Hashimoto’s

The Secret Poison That Drives Hashimoto's

Hashimoto’s.

It’s the number one cause of hypothyroidism, yet few of my Hypothyroid Mom readers have heard of it.

Hashimoto’s.

It’s more than a thyroid condition. It’s an autoimmune condition, yet thyroid medication is often the only treatment offered.

Hashimoto’s.

It’s a sadly common health condition that can come with all sorts of symptoms that doctors may mistakenly attribute to mental health issues.

Hashimoto’s.

It’s not all in your head. If you aren’t feeling well, it’s because thyroid hormone replacement medication doesn’t address the autoimmune component.

Hashimoto’s.

It’s possible to determine the root cause. It’s possible to reduce thyroid antibodies. It’s possible to feel well. [Read more…]

Married to Hashimoto’s: Husband of the Year! (Not So Much)

Married to Hashimoto's: Husband of the Year! (not so much)

A husband shares the story of how he got married to hashimoto’s. It’s honest and it’s raw. [Read more…]

8 Natural Remedies for Hypothyroid Relief

8 Natural Remedies for Hypothyroid Relief

I gave the owner of the essential oils and herbal salves company Camp Wander my article 300+ Hypothyroidism Symptoms…Yes REALLY to read and this is what I asked:

I want relief from some of the common hypothyroid symptoms. Which essential oils do you recommend?

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Thyroflex Test: When you are being treated for hypothyroidism but still feel awful

Thyroflex Test: When you are being treated for hypothyroidism but still feel awful

When I was a little girl, I would squeal with delight as I ran through the park picking up every dandelion I could find and making a wish. The other day I saw a dandelion and had a flash of myself as a child. I smiled as I blew and made a wish. This time my wish was that every hypothyroid person following Hypothyroid Mom finds wellness. I don’t mean just feeling “alright”. I mean feeling INCREDIBLE. There is hope to feel incredible with hypothyroidism. I know because hope happened to me.

My very own thyroid doctor, Dr. Hugh Melnick, is offering an incredibly generous prize to celebrate Hypothyroid Mom’s fifth anniversary. I’m feeling fantastic today thanks to him and now 5 giveaway winners (one winner for each of Hypothyroid Mom’s 5 years!) will receive a free consultation with him (worth $350 each) that will change their lives. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this article. Dr. Melnick’s office is located in New York City. If you live nearby, you will have the chance to win a free in-person thyroid consultation in his Upper East Side office including the Thyroflex thyroid test. If you don’t live near New York City (let me just say that it would be well worth a trip to New York City to see Hugh for an in-person consultation with the Thyroflex test), still enter the giveaway because Dr. Melnick has helped so many thyroid patients around the world via phone or Skype consultations as well.

Hugh has hypothyroidism. Yes, men get hypothyroidism too. He knows what it’s like to be hypothyroid because he lives it himself. [Read more…]