A Different View on a Common Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

A Different View on a Common Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

I read this paper published in Naturopathic Currents an evidence-based publication for the Naturopathic profession in April 2014. The author Dr. Fiona McCulloch wrote a review of the most current research on the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I was fascinated and reached out to Dr. McCulloch about her findings.

Thank you to Naturopathic Currents and Dr. Fiona McCulloch for permission to repost it here at Hypothyroid Mom.

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Is Your Chronic Pain Related to Your Thyroid Health?

Is Your Chronic Pain Related to Your Thyroid Health?

I hear from so many Hypothyroid Mom readers struggling with chronic pain. Doctors often completely overlook their thyroid as a possible culprit. [Read more…]

Why A TSH Level Isn’t Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

Why A TSH Level Isn't Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

In mainstream medicine, TSH is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. The sad truth is that this one lab test FAILS to give a full picture of thyroid health and leaves many thyroid sufferers undiagnosed or insufficiently treated. Thyroid health is a puzzle with many important pieces.

There’s a problem.

Many Hypothyroid Mom readers tell me their doctors refuse to test anything but TSH. They feel awful all while their TSH is “normal”.

There are solutions.

Of course finding an open-minded thyroid doctor is key. I’ve compiled a list of online resources to help you locate a good thyroid doctor in your area.

However there is another option.

Order your own thyroid lab tests.

Yes, there are online companies where you can order your own tests.

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – It’s a Genetics Thing

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - It's a Genetics Thing by Holtorf Medical GroupWhen Hypothyroid Mom launched on October 1st, 2012, I hoped my blog would reach a few readers outside of my family and friends, but never did I imagine the number of people that it would reach in such a short time. I was blown away when thyroid expert Dr. Kent Holtorf, medical director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism and medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group, included @HypothyroidMom in his recommended list of people to follow on Twitter on a Friday in early November (#FF FollowFriday).

Dr. Kent Holtorf @HoltorfMed

 #FF @HypothyroidMom @BHthyroid @crzythyroidlady @ThyroidMary @ThyroidChange @OutsmartDisease #hypothyroid #thyroid #hashimotos disease

When the Holtorf Medical Group contacted me recently about including this guest blog post at Hypothyroid Mom, I was so honored. It’s pretty obvious by how I responded to his team.

“Dr. Holtorf has been a great supporter of Hypothyroid Mom since I launched in October 2012. He shared my blog with his followers on Twitter in the very early days when no one but my family and friends had any idea I existed. Absolutely yes I would gladly include this guest blog post about Hashimoto’s disease.

Dr. Holtorf ROCKS! You let him know that.” [Read more…]