Thyroid Advocacy

1.6 billion people worldwide are thought to be at risk of thyroid dysfunction with the World Health Organization estimating 750 million people are living with a thyroid condition right now. Up to 60 percent of those living with a thyroid disorder are currently undiagnosed.

Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter to My Family

Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter To My Family.

When a Hypothyroid Mom reader contacted me with this letter that she wrote to her family (and she asked me to share but keep it anonymous), I thought wow she hit the nail on the head. She expressed the frustration we feel living with an invisible illness so perfectly. We may look “normal” on the outside but struggle in ways no one understands, not even our loved ones.
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Married to Hashimoto’s: A Husband’s Confession – Where I Blew It.

Married to Hashimoto's: A Husband's Confession - Where I Blew It

So often I’ve thought about doing a poll at Hypothyroid Mom, a poll to see how many people with thyroid disease are struggling with issues in their personal relationships.

I haven’t done the poll because…the truth…I fear that the percentage would be even higher than I imagine.
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Help Save Babies on World Thyroid Day

Help Save Babies on World Thyroid Day

Today May 25, 2016 is World Thyroid Day.

Today is the day we SAVE BABIES. [Read more…]

Married to Hashimoto’s: Where’s the Woman I Married?

Married to Hashimoto's: Where's the Woman I Married?

Has Hashimoto’s affected your marriage?

Sadly I have a feeling this is the case for more people with thyroid disease than anyone can imagine.

It gives me hope when I hear from husbands and wives that have made it through the rough times.

Are you married to Hashimoto’s?

Love your spouse with every fiber of your being, because she needs you now more than ever, and never lose sight of the most important thing in love … hope.
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When the Hashimoto’s ‘Hard Life’ Turns into the Healing ‘Good Life’

When the Hashimoto's 'Hard Life' Turns into the Healing 'Good Life'

Stacey Robbins turned her struggles with Hashimoto’s disease into a journey of healing.
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Thyroid Patients: 7 Keys to Successfully Restoring and Revitalizing Your Health

Thyroid Patients: 7 Keys to Successfully Restoring & Revitalizing Your Health

The day I stumbled upon New York Times bestselling author Mary Shomon’s book Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know changed my life.
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From “Happy Thanksgiving” to “Happy New Year” for Your Thyroid

From "Happy Thanksgiving" to "Happy New Year" for Your Thyroid

How to Enjoy the Holidays with Food, Family, and Other ‘F’ Words [Read more…]

My Journey with Thyroid Doctors

My Journey with Thyroid Doctors

Photo by Stephannie Camosse Photography

People of all ages can develop thyroid disease. A woman in her early twenties shares her struggle to find a good thyroid doctor.
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