What I wish others knew about living with a chronic unseen illness

What I wish others knew about living with a chronic unseen illness

Pastor Trisha Peach struggled for several years with symptoms that doctor after doctor could not figure out. It would turn out that she was struggling with the thyroid autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s, a chronic illness that goes unseen by people around you.
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Thyroid Hormone, Birth Defects, and the Developing Brain

Thyroid Hormone, Birth Defects and the Developing Brain

I miscarried my child at 12 weeks needlessly from maternal hypothyroidism. I knew deep inside me that something was wrong with my pregnancy. I should have gone for a second medical opinion but I didn’t. I was of the belief that doctor knows best and I have to live with that regret for the rest of my life.

Despite mounting evidence of the dangers of maternal thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy, there is still NO universal thyroid screening in pregnancy and this enrages me.
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Thyroid Meditation: Transforming Stress Into Well-Being

Thyroid Meditation: Transforming Stress Into Well-Being

There are many different pieces to my personal thyroid success story. Optimal thyroid treatment, nutrient deficiency testing, adrenal support, sex hormone balancing, stress-reduction, gluten-free diet, reducing sugar, treatment for leaky gut, Pilates, yoga, and addressing food sensitivities have all been critical to reaching this point where I feel fabulous despite hypothyroidism. However there is one additional thing that I’ve incorporated into my life over the last few years that has made a significant difference in my well-being and that’s meditation. [Read more…]

Leaky Gut: The missing piece in many Autoimmune Diseases, like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Leaky Gut: The missing piece in many Autoimmune Diseases, like Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

When I first heard the term “leaky gut” I recall thinking, “What the heck is that?”

Treatment for leaky gut would turn out to be one of the key pieces to my thyroid success story.
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Fighting Your Body for Beauty

Fighting Your Body for Beauty

Licensed Esthetician Tristin-Halie Fleetwood has a thyroid 2.5 times larger than it’s supposed to be and what doctors refer to as a non-toxic diffuse goiter. The day she took a photo of herself ‘at her worst’ turned out to be the moment that changed her life.

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