Causes of Hypothyroidism

What causes hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid)? One of the most common causes of hypothyroidism worldwide is a thyroid autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Other causes include thyroid destruction (from radioactive iodine or surgery), iodine deficiency, congenital hypothyroidism, pituitary or hypothalamic disease, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, blood sugar imbalance, infections, sex hormone imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, and poor adrenal function.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a case of immunological mistaken identity

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Case of Immunological Mistaken Identity

The immune system  serves as a defense system to eliminate foreign invaders like viruses, bacteria, and cancer. Yes, that makes logical sense, but where things get complicated is when your immune system makes mistakes and attacks your own body parts as if they were the enemy and that includes your thyroid gland. [Read more…]

What doctors don’t say about the birth control and thyroid connection

What doctor don't say about the birth control and thyroid connection

I was 17 years old. I went to my doctor about my painful, irregular, extremely heavy menstrual cycles. I was not sexually active. The answer. Birth control. No thyroid test, by the way these symptoms are typical in hypothyroidism, which would have saved me from decades of undiagnosed hypothyroidism. [Read more…]

Understanding the True Cause of Autoimmune Disease

Understanding the true cause of autoimmune disease

Dr. Amy Myers is a former autoimmune patient who has empowered thousands of people to reverse Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, and other autoimmune diseases. [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…]

Is everyday stress causing havoc with your hormones?

Is everyday stress causing havoc with your hormones?

It’s all about tigers. Tigers? Yes tigers. [Read more…]