Living with a chronic illness that no one sees

Living with a chronic illness that no one sees

When Pastor Trisha Peach was a kid, she always thought that if you had a medical problem, you just had to make it to a doctor – just survive long enough to get to a hospital and then you would be fine. The doctors would have all the answers. They would be like the heroes on TV, capes and all. She discovered that she was wrong.
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86-year-old man’s congestive heart failure resolved with thyroid treatment

86-year-old man's congestive heart failure resolved with thyroid treatment

When a holistic caregiver named Janet contacted me about this incredible story of an 86-year-old man who healed his congestive heart failure with natural desiccated thyroid, I knew it was a story I had to share.

Janet shares specific supplements that worked for this gentleman. Please always consult with your healthcare practitioner before trying supplements included at Hypothyroid Mom especially if you are under medical care for a serious health condition. What works for one person may not for another.
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22 Best Paleo Recipes on the Web

22 Best Paleo Recipes on the Web

I’ve heard from so many fans on the Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page raving about Paleo changing their lives. I’m not a great cook so the idea of making these dietary changes was honestly very unsettling. What I’ve discovered very clearly since starting Hypothyroid Mom is that there isn’t one thing right for every person. We’re all so individual. Just the same I figured it would be worth a try.

I didn’t plan in advance what foods I would eat in place of my favorite foods. I started buying and eating packaged foods in the gluten-free aisle and I really didn’t feel good. I’m not a very good cook to be honest so I had no idea what recipes to try and how to make use of all the fresh foods available in the grocery store. I was stressed by the withdrawal symptoms and the lack of food to eat. My first attempt I just couldn’t do it.

I decided to try it again but this time I was prepared and I’ve taken it slowly. I’ve found fabulous Paleo websites including Paleo Magazine filled with delicious recipes and that has made all the difference.

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The Very Beginning of Being Sick to Death!

Sick to Death! Kickstarter

I remember vividly the day I met award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West. We were shooting my interview for her upcoming thyroid documentary Sick to Death! in New York City and I had goose bumps. Somehow deep inside me I knew this woman was going to change the world for thyroid patients.

Maggie is fundraising with a Kickstarter to help cover costs for the creation of the film and I hope readers will consider contributing.

You just have to read Maggie’s personal thyroid story. I felt in many ways like she was telling my story too.

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Autoimmune Patients, Have You Heard of Th1 and Th2 Dominance?

Autoimmune Patients, Have You Heard of Th1 and Th2 Dominance?

I remember the day I was reading the book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal by Dr. Datis Kharrazian and came across the section on the importance of Th1 and Th2 dominance in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I had never heard of this concept before and found it intriguing. I recently came across Mickey Trescott’s explanation of Th1 and Th2 dominance and felt it important to share with all of you.

This post was originally created for www.ThePaleoMom.com in two parts What is the Role of Th1 and Th2 in Autoimmune Disease? and How do You Balance Th1 and T2 in Autoimmune Disease  and re-posted together as one article here at Hypothyroid Mom with permission. Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is author of a fabulous book called The Paleo Approach – Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body.
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