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…]

Cook your way to thyroid balance

Cook your way to thyroid balance

Hormone expert and chef Magdalena Wszelaki uses everyday food to help women with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Graves’ disease, menopause, adrenal fatigue, PCOS and estrogen dominance (fibroids, endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts) find their hormonal balance, naturally. I gave Magdalena a tough request.

“Give me 10 of your favorite recipes that support the immune system and improve thyroid health, but they MUST taste great.”

And she delivered.

[You may be wondering how to print out the recipes in this article for your collection or any material at Hypothyroid Mom. Go to the article you wish to print, then select File then Print or type command P. This will open a printing window where you select your settings and print.]

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Traditional ketogenic diets neglect alkalinity, but combine the two and BAM

Traditional ketogenic diets neglect alkalinity, but combine the two and BAM
In recent months, more and more Hypothyroid Mom readers have been writing to me about their experience with the ketogenic diet. And it has really caught my attention. Many have raved about KETO helping them dramatically reduce weight and feel more energetic. Others have even reported an improvement in their thyroid lab tests that has resulted in a reduction in their thyroid hormone replacement medication dosage. wow!
A Hypothyroid Mom reader named Pat started following my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page in the early days when I had only a few hundred followers (we’re up to 1 million now!). I’ve been blessed to become good friends with many of my followers over the last 5 years. She wrote to me about her experience with the ketogenic diet:

“I lost inches almost immediately. I don’t weigh myself but I’m down 1 1/2 to 2 sizes. My heartburn is significantly less and gas is almost gone.”

However I’ve also heard from a few readers experiencing side effects including fatigue, headaches,muscle cramps, anxiety, nausea, and flu-like symptoms.

I’ve been digging around the internet. It seems that some health experts caution that the ketogenic diet can disturb a woman’s hormones. However I’ve heard from enough women with hypothyroidism of all ages raving about the benefits, to know there must be more to it. According to this double board-certified OB-GYN and Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine expert, an ALKALINE ketogenic diet may be the most powerful lifestyle change that women and men can make. [Read more…]

Top 9 Natural Hypothyroidism Treatments

Top 9 Natural Hypothyroidism Treatments

Which foods should I include in my hypothyroidism diet?

Which foods should I avoid for hypothyroidism?

Are there natural treatments for hypothyroidism?

You can’t imagine how many times I’ve been asked these questions by Hypothyroid Mom readers. I’m always on the lookout for great material to help answer these questions and I’ve found it here in this guest article by a health guru I love to follow, Dr. Josh Axe. I’m thrilled to include him at Hypothyroid Mom.

Please note these remedies mentioned in this article are not meant to replace your thyroid hormone replacement medication. Always speak to your doctor before making any changes to your medication protocol or starting supplements to be sure they are right for you. My goal at Hypothyroid Mom is to share all the possible treatments for hypothyroidism in the hope that you find what works for you. I personally take thyroid medication every day. Thanks to optimal thyroid treatment (finding the right types of thyroid medication and at the right dosage for my body) together with many of the natural treatments that I include at Hypothyroid Mom, I feel fabulous with hypothyroidism. Yes it’s possible and I hope the same for you.
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Lose Weight With These Breakfast Smoothies…Yes Lose Weight

Lose weight with these breakfast smoothies...yes lose weight

I can’t tell you how many thousands of messages I’ve received over the last four years from Hypothyroid Mom readers struggling to lose weight. It is seriously frustrating to watch the number on the scale rising. I’m on the lookout for simple weight loss tips to help us all. I have a feeling you’ll really like this one.
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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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11 ways coffee can impact your thyroid

11 ways coffee can impact your thyroid

I have to be honest and tell you that while the many dietary changes I have made to improve my thyroid health have been hard, quitting coffee has been my most challenging. It is often said that the change we resist the most is the change our body needs the most.
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Weight Loss Tips for Hypothyroid Moms

Weight Loss Tips for Hypothyroid Moms

“Help! How do I lose weight?”

“Am I the only one who can go to the gym 5 days a week and actually gain weight?”

“Everyone tells me to exercise more and eat less. It’s BS. I never had a weight issue before hypothyroidism.”

I receive these types of statements at Hypothyroid Mom all the time. I too struggled with weight gain that didn’t make sense. There I was a healthy eater who exercised regularly yet the pounds were packing on.

The thyroid helps regulate metabolism so you bet that weight gain is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. Optimal thyroid treatment is essential for maintaining a healthy weight for people with hypothyroidism, but there is more to it.

I reached out to holistic health expert and thyroid specialist Jen Wittman for weight loss tips.

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Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism: Quite the Odd Couple

Weight Loss and Hypothyroidism

Weight loss is by far the number one question asked by my Hypothyroid Mom readers. [Read more…]