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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Manifesto for the Hypothyroid Mom

Manifesto for the Hypothyroid Mom

This guest article left me thinking, thinking so deeply. I know you will be left thinking too….

None of this is your fault.
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9 Ways to Revive Your Libido with Hypothyroidism

9 Ways to Revive Your Libido with Hypothyroidism

“What? Hypothyroidism could be the reason for my low libido? And here I thought I was the only one.”

I hear from women (and men) of all ages struggling with low libido. Sex drive turns out to be quite a complex symptom for those of us with hypothyroidism.

No. You’re not the only one.

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