Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter to My Family

Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter To My Family.

When a Hypothyroid Mom reader contacted me with this letter that she wrote to her family (and she asked me to share but keep it anonymous), I thought wow she hit the nail on the head. She expressed the frustration we feel living with an invisible illness so perfectly. We may look “normal” on the outside but struggle in ways no one understands, not even our loved ones.

(Within 10 minutes of posting this article on the Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page, the traffic to this article was so high we CRASHED the Hypothyroid Mom website. This is a dedicated server designed to handle huge traffic and we managed to crash it in 10 minutes. Thankfully the hosting company has my site back up and running. Seriously if we ever doubted what WARRIORS we are, today we proved it.) [Read more…]

Depression? Anxiety? ADD? Learning Disability? Brain Fog? Heart Disease? You Could Be Missing This Fat

Depression? Anxiety? ADD? Learning Disability? Brain Fog? Heart Disease? You Could Be Missing This Fat

Do you have these symptoms?

Does your child?

The missing fat you need to survive.
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Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Hypothyroid Mom (you’ll want to keep for yourself)

Perfect Holiday Gifts for a Hypothyroid Mom (you'll want to keep for yourself)

I’m that person who spends 10 hours searching for what to buy for each person on my holiday gift list. I love buying the perfect gift that makes that special person smile knowing that I picked it just for them. There are so many incredible gifts that I’ve found that are perfect for a Hypothyroid Mom. I’ve actually kept a few for myself. [Read more…]

zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

The day this national leading expert agreed to be interviewed by phone, I had goose bumps on my arms.

I love how Dr. Fasano made it so easy to understand what can be very complex topics. I was so inspired by our interview that I created images too.

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Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral

Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral

Discovering that I was severely deficient in magnesium turned out to be life-changing for me. For years I struggled with chronic constipation, nervousness, anxiety, headaches, persistent eyelid twitches, blurry vision at times, recurring bladder infections, kidney stones, frequent urination, sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises, tension in the upper back, shoulders, and neck, physical and mental fatigue, PMS, menstrual cramps, and the peculiar feeling that I couldn’t take a deep breath accompanied with frequent sighing. Then came the first time I was shaving my legs in the shower and I couldn’t feel my legs. The numbness and tingling scared me and I rushed to the doctor who had no answer for my questions.

It was thanks to a great new doctor who tested my RBC (red blood cell) magnesium that I discovered my serious magnesium deficiency and all the symptoms made sense. If your doctor won’t test your magnesium, order your own lab testing. Supplementing with magnesium glycinate every night before bed has completely eliminated these symptoms and has helped me have better sleep on top of it all.
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