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 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…]

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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