Hypothyroidism Treatment

There is NO one size fits all approach to hypothyroidism treatment. We are each individual. Levothyroxine (T4 only) drugs such as the brand Synthroid are the drug of choice in mainstream medicine. Some people do great on them, but not all. Many of us do better on a combination of T4 and T3 medications. If you are not doing well on your thyroid medication, learn about the options. In addition to thyroid medication, it is important to test and treat issues with adrenal function, iron, sex hormones, food sensitivities, blood sugar, heavy metal toxicity, infection (bacteria, virus, and parasite), and nutrient deficiencies including D3, B12, magnesium, zinc, iron, iodine and selenium.

How to Use Food Pharmacology to Heal Hashimoto’s

How to Use Food Pharmacology to Heal Hashimoto’s

When a person is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, thyroid hormone replacement medication is the conventional treatment expected to cure all that ails you, but that’s far from the reality patients face all around the world. There is more to the optimal treatment of this autoimmune disease and food is an untold powerhouse for healing. [Read more…]

Chronic Health Problems & Your Dirty Genes

chronic health problems and your dirty genes

According to Dr. Ben Lynch, “Genes can be “born dirty” or merely “act dirty” in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle—causing lifelong, life-threatening, and chronic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, hormone problems, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, and diabetes.” And I just had to talk to him and find out more. [Read more…]

What You Must Know About Your Thyroid Medicine: Falsehoods, Formulations, and Fillers

What You Must Know About Your Thyroid Medicine:  Falsehoods, Formulations, and Fillers

Are you taking thyroid medicine but still feeling sick?

This doctor graduated top of her class in medical school and has received multiple prestigious grants from the American Thyroid Association. Her pearls of wisdom are must-read for every hypothyroidism patient.
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Keto and your thyroid

Keto and your thyroid

The ketogenic diet has been getting a lot of buzz in recent years. That is plainly obvious with every visit that I make online to read over comments from Hypothyroid Mom followers. It seems like one after another, people are raving about keto for finally helping them lose stubborn fat. With all the rave reviews, however, the truth is that I’ve also heard from hypothyroid readers, more often women than men, feeling sick and even gaining unwanted weight on keto. It is clear to me that the traditional keto diet is not the wonder weight loss cure for everyone, especially those of us with hypothyroidism.

Are there particular modifications for people with hypothyroidism so that everyone wins with keto? That was my burning question. 

And there entered this OB/GYN. [Read more…]

Top thyroid medication, according to 3,665 hypothyroidism patients

Top thyroid medication according to 3,665 hypothyroidism patients

I’ve been asked numerous times to share the results of a poll that I posted on the Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page, titled “Which thyroid medication works best for you?” [Read more…]

9 Health Benefits of Tea (And Which Tea For What Ailment)

9 health benefits of tea (which tea for what ailment)

You’ll love the list of herbal tea remedies for common ailments. Who knew drinking delicious tea could be so healthy?
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How Posture Affects Your Thyroid

How Posture Affects Your Thyroid

When this chiropractor contacted me about the importance of good posture for thyroid health, there I was slumped in my chair typing a reply on my computer keyboard. I had never really given much thought to my poor posture quite honestly, until then. [Read more…]

20 Insanely Clever Thyroid Gift Ideas

20 insanely clever thyroid gift ideas

I have the great advantage of connecting with wellness experts from around the world every single day at Hypothyroid Mom. I receive hundreds of guest post submissions every year and very few make it on my site. Why? I am searching for the best, brightest, and most innovative thought leaders in the thyroid world. Nothing less will do. It’s not about quantity at Hypothyroid Mom, it’s about quality.
The last few years have been filled with major advances in the wellness sphere. I’ve kept my ear to the ground for in-demand items among health aficionados that will make a difference in the life of a Hypothyroid Mom reader. Here are insanely clever wellness-inspired goodies for everyone on your list (that you’ll want to keep for yourself), all available online at Amazon.

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NAD, one molecule you’ve never heard of, is integral to your thyroid health

NAD, one molecule you've never heard of, is integral to your thyroid health

My seven year old son loves to jump, climb, and run. As he leaped through the air full of energy the other night, I thought, “Now that’s a boy naturally full of NAD.”

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How to lose weight when you are hypothyroid

How to lose weight when you are hypothyroid

If you are hypothyroid, you know all about the swollen, lumpy, heavy fat that seems to pile on your body, especially your belly, overnight.
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Two Important Hormones (You’re Likely Not Even Thinking About)

Written by Anna Cabeca, DO, FACOG

I’ve learned so much about women’s health from this gynecologist/obstetrician. I’ve been picking her brain for information as I navigate the journey (and boy is it a rocky journey for those of us with thyroid disease) of perimenopause and menopause. [Read more…]