Are you having a hard time recovering your Vitamin D levels?

Are you having a hard time recovering your Vitamin D levels?

It is estimated that over half the population is deficient in Vitamin D, most of them undiagnosed. A 2013 study in the International Journal of Health Sciences indicated that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with hypothyroidism. 92% of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis patients were found to have Vitamin D deficiency in a 2011 scientific study.

Even when we are fortunate to have a doctor test our vitamin D to determine we are deficient, how much should we take? What is the optimal Vitamin D range? What is the best type of supplement to take and when?

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12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient

12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient

It is a pleasure to include my friend and fellow thyroid advocate Sarah Downing at Hypothyroid Mom. Sarah volunteers as Blog Editor for the nonprofit organization ThyroidChange fighting for change for thyroid patients around the world. [Read more…]

Chronic Hives and Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Chronic Hives and Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Whenever I hear from a Hypothyroid Mom reader struggling with itchy red welts known as hives, I ask them if they’ve had full thyroid testing including thyroid antibodies for Hashimoto’s and the answer is too often NO. [Read more…]

10 Signs You Have Adrenal Stress and Natural Treatments For It

10 Signs You Have Adrenal Stress And Natural Treatments For It

The thyroid and adrenals are so intricately connected. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me at all if many of my Hypothyroid Mom readers are struggling with adrenal stress and they have no idea. A Yale-trained physician shares the ten signs of adrenal imbalance to watch for and the natural treatments she uses with her patients.

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Is Your Chronic Pain Related to Your Thyroid Health?

Is Your Chronic Pain Related to Your Thyroid Health?

I hear from so many Hypothyroid Mom readers struggling with chronic pain. Doctors often completely overlook their thyroid as a possible culprit. [Read more…]