Sick to Death: My Life with Thyroid Disease

Sick to Death! Kickstarter

From the moment I met award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West this summer in New York City, I knew instinctively that I was meeting a woman who was going to make change. There was a fire in her eyes and an urgency in her interview questions. To know I will be part of her upcoming thyroid film Sick to Death! gives me goose bumps.

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

Maggie Haleigh-West’s film Sick to Death! will shake up the medical world and change corrupt practices around thyroid disease. I know so.

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A Different View on a Common Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

A Different View on a Common Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

I read this paper published in Naturopathic Currents an evidence-based publication for the Naturopathic profession in April 2014. The author Dr. Fiona McCulloch wrote a review of the most current research on the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I was fascinated and reached out to Dr. McCulloch about her findings.

Thank you to Naturopathic Currents and Dr. Fiona McCulloch for permission to repost it here at Hypothyroid Mom.

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How Food Changed The Life Of This Hashimoto’s Warrior

How Food Changed The Life Of This Hashimoto's Warrior

Hashimoto’s warrior Micah Grzywnowicz from Craziness in the Kitchen discovered that thyroid medication was not enough to heal her condition. She also needed to change her lifestyle, including her eating habits.
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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…]