Are You Living Life with Thyroid Brain Fog?

Are you living life with thyroid brain fog?

Could brain fog be a warning sign your thyroid is NOT optimally treated?

It’s critical you find out.

Poorly managed hypothyroidism can have a powerful effect on your brain.
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How to use Essential Oils for an Underactive Thyroid

How to use Essential Oils for an Underactive Thyroid

Recently a post on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page gave rise to comments about how to use essential oils for thyroid health. So I asked my followers if this would be a topic they would be interested in reading about at Hypothyroid Mom. I was shocked at the number of


messages that I received. I’m a real newbie when it comes to essential oils, so I turned to Essential Oils blogger Rebecca Schiffhauer for details.

I’m interested in hearing from you.

Do you use EOs? If so, how have they helped you?
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Why A TSH Level Isn’t Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

Why A TSH Level Isn't Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

In mainstream medicine, TSH is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. The sad truth is that this one lab test FAILS to give a full picture of thyroid health and leaves many thyroid sufferers undiagnosed or insufficiently treated. Thyroid health is a puzzle with many important pieces.

There’s a problem.

Many Hypothyroid Mom readers tell me their doctors refuse to test anything but TSH. They feel awful all while their TSH is “normal”.

There are solutions.

Of course finding an open-minded thyroid doctor is key. I’ve compiled a list of online resources to help you locate a good thyroid doctor in your area.

However there is another option.

Order your own thyroid lab tests.

Yes, there are online companies such as ZRT Laboratory where you can order your own tests.

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Most Doctors Don’t Know About Low Dose Naltrexone for Autoimmune Diseases

Most Doctors Don't Know About Low Dose Naltrexone for Autoimmune Diseases

Do you know about Low Dose Naltrexone?

I hear from autoimmune disease patients all the time doing well on Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Here’s the thing. Most conventional doctors are not aware of LDN and even those who are aware of it are not prescribing it for their patients. If you’re struggling with an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and you haven’t heard about LDN, today is the day you’ll learn about a little-known but promising treatment.
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What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Thyroid

What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Thyroid

Producers of the TV show The Doctors traveled coast to coast in search of the most beautiful men in medicine. Dr. Wiggy was chosen Dr. September for the Most Beautiful Doctors in America 2013.

When Dr. Wiggy appeared on The Doctors, here is what he had to say about the tongue that caught my attention, “Sometimes the tongue gets too big for the mouth and actually pushes up against the sides of the teeth and that can suggest the tongue is too large because there are too many toxins. A lot of times that is from having low thyroid.” 

I immediately went to the mirror and for the first time in my life looked at my tongue, not just looked at it but really examined it closely. I discovered that my tongue was in fact enlarged. I had 2 out of the 4 tongue issues (enlarged/scalloped tongue & fissure/cracked tongue) Dr. Wiggy describes below. I had no idea my tongue was so unhealthy looking.

How about you? Have you taken a good look at your tongue?

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The #1 Nutrient Deficiency Destroying Your Brain

The #1 Nutrient Deficiency Destroying Your Brain

People with hypothyroidism are at greater risk for B12 deficiency and B12 deficiency is the #1 nutrient deficiency destroying your brain.

I bet that caught your attention. 

It sure caught mine.
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12 Shocking Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity

12 Shocking Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity

It’s WAY More Than Tummy Troubles!

In an interview with Dr. Datis Kharrazian Gluten: Why hypothyroidism patients often fail to get better he said, “There’s just no question that many people that have Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism have gluten sensitivity. For some patients, it’s life-changing when they go gluten-free.” 

Here’s the thing. I’ve heard from countless Hypothyroid Mom readers who have no idea gluten sensitivity could be a factor in their hypothyroidism. What is particularly interesting about this list of gluten sensitivity symptoms is that each and every one of them is also a potential symptom of hypothyroidism. Hmmm…

I wonder just how many hypothyroid people have gluten sensitivity. I suspect there are many more than we even imagine. [Read more...]