Why some people can’t tolerate T3 and natural desiccated thyroid medications

Why some people can't tolerate T3 and natural desiccated thyroid medications

You’ve read about T3 and natural desiccated thyroid medication options for hypothyroidism and you’ve finally found an open-minded thyroid doctor to prescribe it but it’s NOT WORKING. Now what?

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Is everyday stress causing havoc with your hormones?

Is everyday stress causing havoc with your hormones?

It’s all about tigers. Tigers? Yes tigers. [Read more…]

16 Natural Remedies for Headaches (could be your hormones)

16 Natural Remedies for Headaches (could be your hormones)

Chronic headaches. Yup. They are red flags my body frantically waves around whenever my thyroid medication dosage is off. When I was first diagnosed I had no clue those headaches were a sign of my hypothyroidism but once my doctor would adjust my thyroid meds and got my Free T3 back to the top quarter of the normal range where I feel my best VOILA my headaches were gone. Just like magic, right? No, actually there are many studies linking headaches and migraines to our hormones (not just our thyroid hormones, but also our sex hormones and the hormones produced by our adrenal glands) but I wonder how many doctors and their struggling patients know this.[1-8]
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searching for the causes of Hashimoto’s disease. the key to healing

searching for the causes of Hashimoto's disease. the key to healing

The number one cause of hypothyroidism is the thyroid autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s. The majority of my Hypothyroid Mom readers have Hashimoto’s, but most do not know it. The thyroid antibodies for Hashimoto’s (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies & Thyroglobulin Antibodies) are often not tested in mainstream medicine. Even when thyroid antibodies are tested and a patient is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, the only treatment by mainstream medicine is thyroid hormone replacement medication. Hashimoto’s is more than a thyroid condition, it is an autoimmune disease. The underlying cause(s) of Hashimoto’s will vary for each patient and healing happens when the cause of that person’s Hashimoto’s is discovered.
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5 Non-Thyroid Lab Tests for Hypothyroidism

5 Non-Thyroid Lab Tests for Hypothyroidism

Without proper lab testing, doctors and patients are trying to heal hypothyroidism lacking the information that could make all the difference. Often times doctors do NOT run full thyroid testing, let alone the non-thyroid lab tests mentioned in this article that could change a patient’s life.

If you find your doctor unwilling to run these tests, one option is to order YOUR OWN lab tests without your doctor. Do you know that’s possible?!

A trusted online place where you can order lab testing yourself is True Health Labs. They have comprehensive thyroid assessments that include TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, Thyroglobulin Antibodies, and more. What I love about True Health Labs is that they offer one-on-one results review with one of their Functional Medicine doctors so that you understand your lab test results and next steps. If you have a Flex Spending Account (FSA) with your employer, all lab tests ordered online at True Health Labs are FSA-friendly. 

Use coupon code Limited_5 for 5% off your order for Hypothyroid Mom fans.

* It amazes me every day the number of people that follow Hypothyroid Mom from countries all over the world. This is truly a global website and I wanted to be sure to include lab tests available internationally.

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Stressed? Wired but Tired? Crashed? Hypothyroidism & Your Adrenal Glands

Stressed? Wired but Tired? Crashed? Hypothyroidism & Your Adrenal Glands

I have a feeling that if I polled my Hypothyroid Mom readers that the vast majority struggle with adrenal problems and they have no idea. Our fast stressful lifestyles make us vulnerable to adrenal issues. Add to that our adrenals and thyroid hormones are so closely connected that when one is out of whack it throws off the other too. [Read more…]

5 Hormone-Balancing Superfoods & Recipes

5 hormone balancing superfoods & recipes

Do you know there are foods that have the power to help rebalance your hormones? [Read more…]

Cortisol and Thyroid Hormones

Cortisol and Thyroid Hormones

Have you had saliva cortisol testing done? I have and it was one of the most important pieces to my thyroid puzzle. Turned out my cortisol was low throughout the day.
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A Balancing Act Between Your Adrenals, Thyroid & Sex Hormones

A Balancing Act Between Your Adrenals, Thyroid & Sex Hormones

A few years ago at age 42 I had a sudden onset of rapid hair loss that devastated me. I spent over one year researching the causes of hair loss to save my own hair.

I was going through an extremely stressful time in my life. At that very moment my menstrual cycles dramatically changed and my hypothyroidism symptoms, in particular the fatigue, intensified. While adjusting my thyroid hormone replacement medication was important, treating my adrenal fatigue and the sudden shift in my sex hormones were key to stopping my thyroid hair loss. My experience showed loud and clear the intricate connection between our thyroid, adrenal glands, and sex hormones. Within a few months of intense stress I was completely unbalanced and it wreaked havoc on my entire body including my hair. [Read more…]

20 Tips and Resources to Help You Heal Thyroid Disease

20 tips and resources to help you heal thyroid disease

When Carrie Vitt was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, she was put on an elimination diet to cleanse her system that removed gluten and grains. Failing to find recipes that followed her strict diet guidelines and still were delicious, she began experimenting in her own kitchen. Through organic, unprocessed, grain-free foods Carrie has reversed Hashimoto’s, chronic migraines, IBS, and eczema. Oh the power of food.

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