Thyroid Advocacy

There are up to 300 million thyroid sufferer worldwide, majority hypothyroid, yet over half remain UNDIAGNOSED. Hypothyroid Mom is a thyroid advocacy blog dedicated to building thyroid awareness.

DREAM BIG: Why Thyroid Patients Need and Deserve Change

DREAM BIG: Why Thyroid Patients Need and Deserve Change

It is a pleasure to include my friend and passionate thyroid advocate Sarah Downing. She volunteers as Blog Editor for the nonprofit organization ThyroidChange fighting for change for thyroid patients around the world.

With Sarah as one of our fighters, change is near. I can feel it.
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How Hashimoto’s Awareness was born

How Hashimoto's Awareness was born

When Pearl Thomas and Fabienne Heymans contacted me about their passion to create a non-profit dedicated to people suffering from the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I knew instantly that this was an organization I wanted to support. I am happy to be on the Advisory Board of Pearl and Fabienne’s Hashimoto’s Awareness.
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Sick to Death! The Thyroid Film That Will Change Lives

Sick to Death! The Thyroid Film That Will Change Lives

Award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West is seeking to understand and change corrupt medical practices around thyroid disease in her upcoming film Sick to Death! [Read more…]

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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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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