5 Things I Learned During My Battle with Hashimoto’s Disease

5 Things I Learning During My Battle with Hashimoto's Disease

When Carrie Vitt was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, she was put on an elimination diet to cleanse her system that removed gluten and grains. Failing to find recipes that followed her strict diet guidelines and still were delicious, she began experimenting in her own kitchen. Through organic, unprocessed, grain-free foods Carrie has reversed Hashimoto’s, chronic migraines, IBS and eczema.

Carrie’s book The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day releases today November 18, 2014. [Read more…]

10 Root Causes of Fibromyalgia (#3 is Thyroid)

10 Root Causes of Fibromyalgia (#3 is Thyroid)

You can’t imagine how many readers reach out to me about chronic pain and fibromyalgia. If your doctor dismisses thyroid as a possible culprit for your pain, bring them this article by world-renowned leader in Functional Medicine Dr. Amy Myers.

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10 Things that Stopped My Thyroid Hair Loss

10 Things that Stopped My Thyroid Hair Loss

Dear Thyroid,

You will NOT take my hair.

Sincerely,

Me [Read more…]

Winners of the Hypothyroid Mom 2nd Anniversary GIVEAWAYS

Winners of the Hypothyroid Mom 2nd Anniversary GIVEAWAYS

THE WINNERS ARE… [Read more…]

One Blood Test That Can Save Your Life

One Blood Test That Can Save Your Life

I remember the day in early 2012 when I was watching The Doctor Oz Show episode The Best New Test To Predict Heart Disease. Dr. Oz caught my attention when he said, “What if I told you one simple test could predict your risk for a heart attack. It’s called CRP, C-reactive protein.”

The C-reactive protein (CRP) test measures inflammation in the body. Inflammation contributes to almost every modern disease. A light bulb went off in my head when I recalled that a CRP test had been done for me a year before. I was in the habit of saving my blood work and I remember seeing CRP but I wasn’t aware of its significance in my life until that TV show.

Dr. Oz explained that there are three CRP Risk Levels:

Less than 1.0 MG/L = Lowest Risk

1.0 – 3.0 MG/L = Average

Over 3.0 MG/L = Highest Risk

A warning bell shot off through my body and I ran to my file where I save my lab results. There it was…my CRP level was 5.1 MG/L (the highest risk).

This was the day that I set out on a mission to reduce my inflammation. I’m convinced this has saved my life.

Dr. Mark Hyman is currently medical editor at the Huffington Post and on the Medical Advisory Board at The Doctor Oz Show. I’m happy to have him here at Hypothyroid Mom to give us more information about this important blood test. [Read more…]