16 Natural Remedies for Headaches (could be your hormones)

16 Natural Remedies for Headaches (could be your hormones)

Chronic headaches. Yup. They are red flags my body frantically waves around whenever my thyroid medication dosage is off. When I was first diagnosed I had no clue those headaches were a sign of my hypothyroidism but once my doctor would adjust my thyroid meds and got my Free T3 back to the top quarter of the normal range where I feel my best VOILA my headaches were gone. Just like magic, right? No, actually there are many studies linking headaches and migraines to our hormones (not just our thyroid hormones, but also our sex hormones and the hormones produced by our adrenal glands) but I wonder how many doctors and their struggling patients know this.[1-8]
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What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

I know. I know. Losing weight with hypothyroidism can feel impossible. You’re trying your best to make changes to your diet in the hopes of losing some of the stubborn weight and you figure artificial sweeteners with fewer calories are a good option. But are they? [Read more…]

Tired all the time? It could be your Mitochondria.

Tired all the time? It could be your Mitochondria.

Do you remember your high school biology class when you learned about the structure of the animal cell? Do you recall the sausage-looking organelles in the cytoplasm called the mitochondria (singular mitochondrion)? They are responsible for the conversion of food to usable energy in the form of ATP. The mitochondria are called the “powerhouses of the cell”.

(Can you tell I was once a high school science teacher? I worked for several years after college as a high school science, math, and French teacher in Toronto Canada before moving to New York City for my graduate studies. I loved taking what were very boring subjects and transforming them into fascinating classes for my students. Taking complex material and making it easy to understand is actually what I try my best to do at Hypothyroid Mom. My hope is that I make the science of thyroid disease easy for everyone to understand.)

Are you tired? It could be your mitochondria.

I bet you had no idea that your high school biology class would actually become something very useful to you! It could explain why you are so darn tired all the time.
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CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

When I launched Hypothyroid Mom in October 2012, my dream was to reach 250 followers. Little did I know that 4 years later, this blog would have over ONE MILLION followers, yes I said one million. I will never forget the people who first followed my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page when I only had 40 or so followers. Whenever I see their profile pictures pop up when they comment on a post on my page, I smile. All these years later and they are still here. How blessed I feel. Karen is one of those early followers and I’m so proud to have her writing here today. [Read more…]

Why Caring for Your Liver is Key to Healing from Hashimoto’s

Why Caring for Your Liver is Key to Healing from Hashimoto's

Let me guess. Your doctor has never mentioned your liver. Right?
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