Thyroid & Cold Intolerance…Heat Intolerance Too!

Thyroid & Cold Intolerance...Heat Intolerance Too!

I’m cold. All. The. Time.

I need to wear a sweater in summer to keep from freezing.

My body just can’t handle the air conditioning in my workplace.

But what about me? I’m hot all the time.

Here I am wearing a sleeveless shirt in the dead of winter.

Sleep without my fan? Impossible.

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When hypothyroidism is painful: Musculoskeletal manifestations

When hypothyroidism is painful: Musculoskeletal manifestations

Pain.
I can’t bear it.
Help!
Doctors tell me it’s not my thyroid.
They say there is nothing more they can do.
Some say it’s all in my head. [Read more…]

When chronic fatigue is caused by a hidden infection

When chronic fatigue is caused by a hidden infection

Since starting Hypothyroid Mom over 5 years ago this topic has been the one to intrigue me the most. I have the good fortune of connecting with many of the world’s leaders in thyroid health and one topic comes up time after time. Infection. Often times chronic and so silent and difficult to pinpoint, these infections go undetected for decades with disastrous results. [Read more…]

Traditional ketogenic diets neglect alkalinity, but combine the two and BAM

Traditional ketogenic diets neglect alkalinity, but combine the two and BAM
In recent months, more and more Hypothyroid Mom readers have been writing to me about their experience with the ketogenic diet. And it has really caught my attention. Many have raved about KETO helping them dramatically reduce weight and feel more energetic. Others have even reported an improvement in their thyroid lab tests that has resulted in a reduction in their thyroid hormone replacement medication dosage. wow!
A Hypothyroid Mom reader named Pat started following my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page in the early days when I had only a few hundred followers (we’re up to 1 million now!). I’ve been blessed to become good friends with many of my followers over the last 5 years. She wrote to me about her experience with the ketogenic diet:

“I lost inches almost immediately. I don’t weigh myself but I’m down 1 1/2 to 2 sizes. My heartburn is significantly less and gas is almost gone.”

However I’ve also heard from a few readers experiencing side effects including fatigue, headaches,muscle cramps, anxiety, nausea, and flu-like symptoms.

I’ve been digging around the internet. It seems that some health experts caution that the ketogenic diet can disturb a woman’s hormones. However I’ve heard from enough women with hypothyroidism of all ages raving about the benefits, to know there must be more to it. According to this double board-certified OB-GYN and Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine expert, an ALKALINE ketogenic diet may be the most powerful lifestyle change that women and men can make. [Read more…]

Check your skin care products for these 10 toxic ingredients

Check your skin care products for these 10 toxic ingredients

It seems we are hearing about hidden toxins in practically everything these days from the air we breathe to the water we drink to the food we eat to the cleaning products we use. But skin care products? Yup, even the creams, lotions, perfumes, and makeup we apply directly on our skin (our skin is the largest organ in the body and its pores absorb much of what we put on it) are often filled with harmful toxins.

“Wait, what? Now I have to give up my favorite cleanser, anti-aging cream, moisturizer, foundation, concealer, perfume, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, nail polish, hair dye, mascara, and lipstick too?”

Grab all your skin care and beauty products together right now. Turn every single bottle over and read the list of ingredients. Let me guess. Each label has an unbelievably long list of ingredients that are hard to pronounce and sound like they were created in a lab. Right?
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