Hypothyroid Testing: What You Need To Know and Ask For

Hypothyroid Testing: What You Need To Know and Ask For

6 hypothyroid tests can unlock the mystery of your thyroid health.

A Yale-trained physician shares how she tests for hypothyroidism.

Sadly I hear from many readers that their doctors REFUSE to do these tests.

The reality for hypothyroid sufferers –  you must be an advocate for yourself.
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Why A TSH Level Isn’t Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

Why A TSH Level Isn't Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

In mainstream medicine, TSH is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. The sad truth is that this one lab test FAILS to give a full picture of thyroid health and leaves many thyroid sufferers undiagnosed or insufficiently treated. Thyroid health is a puzzle with many important pieces.

There’s a problem.

Many Hypothyroid Mom readers tell me their doctors refuse to test anything but TSH. They feel awful all while their TSH is “normal”.

There are solutions.

Of course finding an open-minded thyroid doctor is key. I’ve compiled a list of online resources to help you locate a good thyroid doctor in your area.

However there is another option.

Order your own thyroid lab tests.

Yes, there are online companies where you can order your own tests.

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How I inadvertently cut my Hashimoto’s antibodies in half

How I inadvertently cut my Hashimoto’s antibodies in half

My mouth watered as I looked through the images of food at Everyday Ungrained. I knew instantly that I had to share Jennifer’s story. [Read more…]

Hypothyroidism & ADD/ADHD: What You Must Know As A Parent To Protect Your Child

Hypothyroidism & ADD/ADHD: What You Must Know As A Parent To Protect Your Child

Since the launch of Hypothyroid Mom I’ve been contacted by readers about their children suffering from ADD and ADHD. Therefore I was particularly intrigued when I read a post on Dr Kirk Gair’s Facebook page about the connection between hypothyroidism and ADD/ADHD. I invited Dr. Gair here to share this often overlooked connection between ADD/ADHD and hypothyroidism. [Read more…]

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause

Do you know it is estimated 90% of people with hypothyroidism actually have the thyroid autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s? The crazy part is thyroid antibodies are often NOT tested. No doubt I have many Hypothyroid Mom readers here right now with Hashimoto’s and they don’t even know it.

I am a bookworm. I devour books. So you can imagine how many thyroid related books I’ve read. I had the pleasure of reading Dr. Izabella Wentz’s New York Times Bestseller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and I loved it!

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