My Tired Thyroid Essential Oil Blend

My Tired Thyroid Essential Oil Blend

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? [Read more…]

Which is Better, Synthroid or Armour Thyroid Medication

Which is Better, Synthroid or Armour Thyroid Medication

Which is the best thyroid medication for hypothyroidism?

I am asked this question all the time and my answer is always the same, “It’s individual.”

While some do great on T4-only levothyroxine medications like Synthroid, commonly prescribed by mainstream doctors, many of us continue to feel horrible on these drugs. My life changed when I found an open-minded thyroid doctor who listened, really listened, to me and my symptoms. Careful trial and error with thyroid medication brands and dosages and I found my “sweet spot”. With stress, age, and the onset of perimenopause, my “sweet spot” has changed over time, and thankfully each time we find my new “fabulous”.

I take a combination of Nature-throid (a brand of natural desiccated thyroid) and a compound time-release T3 (created by a compounding pharmacy). Oh boy does dosage ever make a difference for me. I feel terrible when my Free T3 is low or even middle of the range. I feel fantastic when its at the top quarter of the normal range. Finding what is right for my body has been life-changing. I feel better today at 46 years old than I felt at 30…yes really. I hope the same for you.
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Hypothyroid Mom’s 4th Anniversary $1000 Cash Giveaway…Yes REALLY

Hypothyroid Mom 4th Anniversary Giveaways

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Are you taking your thyroid medication properly…are you sure?

thyroid medication

After 3 years of taking thyroid medication for hypothyroidism every day, I found a great new thyroid doctor and for the first time discovered that I was taking my thyroid medication all wrong. I was taking my medication at the very same time as foods, medications, and supplements known to interfere with the absorption of thyroid medication. Yet my previous thyroid doctor and pharmacists never thought to tell me such important information.

I no longer take a T4-only levothyroxine medication like Synthroid, which is a popular prescription for hypothyroidism in mainstream medicine. I felt awful on T4 only. Some do great on these medications but I just didn’t. Our bodies are all different. I now take natural desiccated thyroid which contains both T4 and T3 thyroid hormones. My doctor has me divide my dose to twice a day to spread the affect of T3 in NDT to keep up my energy throughout the day. I take half of my dosage first thing in the morning when I wake up and the other half in the afternoon several hours apart from the food, supplements, and medications mentioned below in this article. First speak to your doctor before changing how you take your thyroid medication.

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13 Things Helped This Hypothyroid Man Beat Chronic Mental Illness

13 things helped this hypothyroid man beat chronic mental illness

After a lifetime of chronic anxiety and depression with doctor after doctor failing to “fix” him, a health journalist decided he was going to have to do it himself. Fed up, he decided to take control of of his health, and rebuild his body and brain. He started down a road of intense research and self-experimentation with supplements, diets, devices, and other lifestyle factors. He is a human guinea pig in search of cutting-edge solutions for brain and mental illness.

On his journey, he discovered that one of the underlying triggers for his chronic mental illness was a low thyroid problem. He shares the 13 key things that have helped him reach vibrant mental and physical health – something he didn’t know was possible.
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