The Secret Poison That Drives Hashimoto’s

The secret poison that drives Hashimoto's

Hashimoto’s. It’s the number one cause of hypothyroidism, yet few of my Hypothyroid Mom readers have heard of it. Hashimoto’s. It’s more than a thyroid condition. It’s an autoimmune condition, yet thyroid medication is often the only treatment offered. Hashimoto’s. It’s a sadly common health condition that can come with all sorts of symptoms that doctors may mistakenly attribute to mental health issues. Hashimoto’s. It’s not all in your head. If you aren’t feeling well, it’s because thyroid hormone replacement medication doesn’t address the autoimmune component. Hashimoto’s. It’s possible to determine the root cause. It’s possible to reduce thyroid antibodies. It’s possible to feel well. [Read more…]

Married to Hashimoto’s: Husband of the Year! (Not So Much)

Married to Hashimoto's: Husband of the year (not so much)

A husband shares the story of how he got married to hashimoto’s. It’s honest and it’s raw. [Read more…]

The 4 Best Supplements for Hashimoto’s Disease

The 4 Best Supplements for Hashimoto's Disease

Is it possible to live well with Hashimoto’s Disease? YES, YES, YES, and YES.

Here are 4 of the most well-researched supplements.
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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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What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

What are artificial sweeteners doing to your thyroid?

I know. I know. Losing weight with hypothyroidism can feel impossible. You’re trying your best to make changes to your diet in the hopes of losing some of the stubborn weight and you figure artificial sweeteners with fewer calories are a good option. But are they? [Read more…]

Why Caring for Your Liver is Key to Healing from Hashimoto’s

Why Caring for Your Liver is Key to Healing from Hashimoto's

Let me guess. Your doctor has never mentioned your liver. Right?
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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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What?! Parasites can play a role in hypothyroidism

What?! Parasites can play a role in hypothyroidism

Do you know what could be eating you? Yeah parasites!

I know. I know. So gross. When my doctor first mentioned that parasites might be playing a role in my hypothyroidism. I said HELL NO.

Seriously though turns out these human-feasting organisms could be living in your body. I didn’t enjoy doing the stool testing, but I’m so happy that I did it. Turned out I didn’t have parasites, but I wasn’t off the hook. I have an overgrowth of Candida, fungus invading my gut. If I hadn’t done this stool test I would have never known. I will be writing more about Candida soon but, in the meantime, parasites have been found in the stool of hypothyroid patients and destroying them makes all the difference. [Read more…]

zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

The day this national leading expert agreed to be interviewed by phone, I had goose bumps on my arms.

I love how Dr. Fasano made it so easy to understand what can be very complex topics. I was so inspired by our interview that I created images too.

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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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My Hashimoto’s Journey: The 2 Most Important Questions I Know

My Hashimoto's Journey: The 2 Most Important Questions I Know

Who am I and what am I here to do? [Read more…]