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.

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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How thyroid disease has completely changed my life

How thyroid disease has changed my life

Despite obvious family history of thyroid disease (her mother, aunts, cousins and grandmother are all sufferers of thyroid disease) and many common symptoms of hypothyroidism, Jane Rochester struggled and suffered needlessly for decades. Her tale of ill health and unfortunate genetics is sadly not unique and in fact shared by hundreds of millions of people around  the world. I have no doubt the majority of my Hypothyroid Mom readers will be nodding their heads as they read Jane’s story and feel like she is telling their own story too.
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You know you have an (untreated) thyroid problem when…

You know you have an (untreated) thyroid problem when...

It is a pleasure to include my friend and fellow thyroid advocate Sarah Downing at Hypothyroid Mom. She is passionate about helping thyroid patients around the globe. [Read more…]

What I wish others knew about living with a chronic unseen illness

What I wish others knew about living with a chronic unseen illness

Pastor Trisha Peach struggled for several years with symptoms that doctor after doctor could not figure out. It would turn out that she was struggling with the thyroid autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s, a chronic illness that goes unseen by people around you.
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DREAM BIG: Why Thyroid Patients Need and Deserve Change

DREAM BIG: Why Thyroid Patients Need and Deserve Change

It is a pleasure to include my friend and passionate thyroid advocate Sarah Downing.

With Sarah as one of our fighters, change is near. I can feel it.
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How Hashimoto’s Awareness was born

How Hashimoto's Awareness was born

When Pearl Thomas and Fabienne Heymans contacted me about their passion to create a non-profit dedicated to people suffering from the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I knew instantly that this was an organization I wanted to support.
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Sick to Death! The Thyroid Film That Will Change Lives

Sick to Death! The Thyroid Film That Will Change Lives

Do you think you have hypothyroidism symptoms? Is it hard to find treatment? There’s a good chance you may be sick to death!

I knew lives would change the moment I met award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West at the video shoot for her new film in New York City. From the fire in her eyes it was obvious to me that I had just met a kindred soul determined to change the corrupt medical practices around thyroid disease that leave millions of people sick and suffering. [Read more…]

Living with a chronic illness that no one sees

Living with a chronic illness that no one sees

When Pastor Trisha Peach was a kid, she always thought that if you had a medical problem, you just had to make it to a doctor – just survive long enough to get to a hospital and then you would be fine. The doctors would have all the answers. They would be like the heroes on TV, capes and all. She discovered that she was wrong.
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