Hypothyroidism Treatment

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. If you are not doing well on your thyroid medication, learn about the options. While thyroid medication is a key component to wellness with hypothyroidism, there are other key factors to consider including adrenal function, sex hormone balance, food sensitivities, digestion, liver health, infections, and nutrient deficiencies.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypothyroidism & T3: My Personal Battle

Chronic fatigue syndrome hypothyroidism and T3 thyroid hormone

How many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients actually have thyroid imbalance as the cause of their symptoms even when their thyroid lab tests are declared ‘normal’? I’ve wondered this for some time. [Read more…]

Make Every Thyroid Pill Count!

Make every thyroid pill count

“Take your thyroid pill every day and you will be fine.” I really wish it was that simple. Do you know there are common prescription medications, over-the-counter supplements, and even foods and drinks that can impact the absorption of your thyroid medication?

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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…]

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…]