5 Things I Learned During My Battle with Hashimoto’s Disease

5 Things I Learning During My Battle with Hashimoto's Disease

When Carrie Vitt was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, she was put on an elimination diet to cleanse her system that removed gluten and grains. Failing to find recipes that followed her strict diet guidelines and still were delicious, she began experimenting in her own kitchen. Through organic, unprocessed, grain-free foods Carrie has reversed Hashimoto’s, chronic migraines, IBS and eczema.

Carrie’s book The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day releases today November 18, 2014. [Read more…]

One Blood Test That Can Save Your Life

One Blood Test That Can Save Your Life

I remember the day in early 2012 when I was watching The Doctor Oz Show episode The Best New Test To Predict Heart Disease. Dr. Oz caught my attention when he said, “What if I told you one simple test could predict your risk for a heart attack. It’s called CRP, C-reactive protein.”

The C-reactive protein (CRP) test measures inflammation in the body. Inflammation contributes to almost every modern disease. A light bulb went off in my head when I recalled that a CRP test had been done for me a year before. I was in the habit of saving my blood work and I remember seeing CRP but I wasn’t aware of its significance in my life until that TV show.

Dr. Oz explained that there are three CRP Risk Levels:

Less than 1.0 MG/L = Lowest Risk

1.0 – 3.0 MG/L = Average

Over 3.0 MG/L = Highest Risk

A warning bell shot off through my body and I ran to my file where I save my lab results. There it was…my CRP level was 5.1 MG/L (the highest risk).

This was the day that I set out on a mission to reduce my inflammation. I’m convinced this has saved my life.

Dr. Mark Hyman is currently medical editor at the Huffington Post and on the Medical Advisory Board at The Doctor Oz Show. I’m happy to have him here at Hypothyroid Mom to give us more information about this important blood test.

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A 7-Step Plan to Boost Your Low Thyroid

A 7-Step Plan to Boost Your Low Thyroid

I’m smiling today!

Health guru Dr. Mark Hyman is here at Hypothyroid Mom.

Dr. Mark Hyman is an EIGHT-TIME New York Times bestselling author. He is currently medical editor at the Huffington Post and on the Medical Advisory Board at The Doctor Oz Show. He has testified before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine, and participated in the White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness in June 2009. Dr. Hyman continues to work in Washington on health reform, recently testifying before a Congressional hearing on Functional Medicine, nutrition and the use of dietary supplements.

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Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism: Quite the Odd Couple

Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism

Weight loss is by far the number one question asked by readers. Thank you Marc Ryan from Hashimoto’s Healing for writing a guest blog post on this topic for Hypothyroid Mom. Marc recently invited me to be part of his video blog. I had a great time with Marc discussing Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism and pregnancy! For those of you who wish to become members of Marc’s video blog and view our interview, here is the link: Hashimoto’s Healing Video Blog [Read more…]