Understanding the True Cause of Autoimmune Disease

Understanding the true cause of autoimmune disease

Dr. Amy Myers is a former autoimmune patient who has empowered thousands of people to reverse Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, and other autoimmune diseases. [Read more…]

How diet and nutrition can help your thyroid

How diet and nutrition can help your thyroid

A doctor will run the lab test TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). If TSH is above the “normal” range, the person is diagnosed with hypothyroidism. “Normal” is far from normal for many thyroid patients, but that’s another story and you can read more about that here. Out comes the prescription pad to write a prescription for thyroid hormone replacement medication. All too often the patient fails to feel better and sometimes even feels worse than before. There starts a lifelong journey with doctors chasing the patient’s symptoms prescribing one after another of different medications all while the patient continues to struggle. There is zero investigation into the WHY of hypothyroidism in too many cases.

WHY? This is a common sense question in the case of most diseases, yet for some strange reason it is completely overlooked when it comes to thyroid disease.

WHY do YOU have hypothyroidism?

Isn’t that an important question?

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Graves’ disease gal in London

Graves' disease gal in London

Going from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid. [Read more…]

A day in the life of a hypothyroid fitness nut (and why I celebrate small victories)

A day in the life of a hypothyroid fitness nut

An Army Officer named Maria went from being a fit person to someone who heard cruel words like You need to lay off the donuts. [Read more…]

You have Graves’ disease and had Radioactive Iodine (RAI) or a Thyroidectomy. Now What?

Did you have thyroidectomy or RAI for Graves' disease but still don't feel well?

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). I have Hypothyroid Mom readers struggling with hypothyroidism now since treatment for their Graves’ with radioactive iodine (RAI) or thyroidectomy. I welcome Barbara Lougheed, author of the book Tired Thyroid: From Hyper to Hypo to Healing – Breaking the TSH Rule. [Read more…]