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.

How diet and nutrition can help your thyroid

How diet and nutrition can help your thyroid

A doctor will run the lab test TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). If TSH is above the “normal” range, the person is diagnosed with hypothyroidism. “Normal” is far from normal for many thyroid patients, but that’s another story and you can read more about that here. Out comes the prescription pad to write a prescription for thyroid hormone replacement medication. All too often the patient fails to feel better and sometimes even feels worse than before. There starts a lifelong journey with doctors chasing the patient’s symptoms prescribing one after another of different medications all while the patient continues to struggle. There is zero investigation into the WHY of hypothyroidism in too many cases.

WHY? This is a common sense question in the case of most diseases, yet for some strange reason it is completely overlooked when it comes to thyroid disease.

WHY do YOU have hypothyroidism?

Isn’t that an important question?

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What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

I know. I know. Losing weight with hypothyroidism can feel impossible. You’re trying your best to make changes to your diet in the hopes of losing some of the stubborn weight and you figure artificial sweeteners with fewer calories are a good option. But are they? [Read more…]

How to make a bad disease look good

How to make a bad disease look good

When a follower on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page named Hannah wrote a comment on my page that started with “HOW TO MAKE A BAD DISEASE LOOK GOOD” I was so captivated that I invited her to share her story at Hypothyroid Mom. She shares what it’s been like to swing from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid, while reminding us all to love our beautiful selves along the way.
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searching for the causes of Hashimoto’s disease. the key to healing

searching for the causes of Hashimoto's disease. the key to healing

The number one cause of hypothyroidism is the thyroid autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s. The majority of my Hypothyroid Mom readers have Hashimoto’s, but most do not know it. The thyroid antibodies for Hashimoto’s (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies & Thyroglobulin Antibodies) are often not tested in mainstream medicine. Even when thyroid antibodies are tested and a patient is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, the only treatment by mainstream medicine is thyroid hormone replacement medication. Hashimoto’s is more than a thyroid condition, it is an autoimmune disease. The underlying cause(s) of Hashimoto’s will vary for each patient and healing happens when the cause of that person’s Hashimoto’s is discovered.
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Dear God, Please help my wife conquer thyroid cancer

Dear God, Please help my wife conquer thyroid cancer

In 1995 when his wife (a thyroid cancer survivor) became unexplainably fatigued Dr. Gonino started exploring integrative medicine to bring her back to health. He discovered that diagnosis and surgery are not the end of the story for thyroid cancer. It is then the beginning of a life-long battle with hypothyroidism.
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zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

The day this national leading expert agreed to be interviewed by phone, I had goose bumps on my arms.

I love how Dr. Fasano made it so easy to understand what can be very complex topics. I was so inspired by our interview that I created images too.

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My Hashimoto’s Journey: The 2 Most Important Questions I Know

My Hashimoto's Journey: The 2 Most Important Questions I Know

Who am I and what am I here to do? [Read more…]

Mommy has thyroid cancer

Mommy has thyroid cancer

Early detection is key. Get a Neck Check. [Read more…]