Outsmart Disease is thyroid blog about Hashimoto's disease and underactive thyroid in women

A life changing information on holistic and natural treatments for Hashimoto's disease and underactive thyroid in women to help you to improve hypothyroid symptoms and feel well again

Innovative New Water Filter That Removes Fluoride Is FREE Today

You probably already know how important it is for your thyroid that you drink clean water every day. In many areas in the North America and other parts of the world the water that comes out of your tap is contaminated with harmful heavy metals, fluoride, xenoestrogens, petroleum chemicals, and even traces of prescription drugs that are in the water supply. Unfortunately, buying bottled water can get expensive, but also creates an enormous amount of waste that fills our landfills … [Read more...]

4 Hypothyroid Symptoms – One Solution And Why 99% Of Doctors Treat It Wrong

Did you know that insomnia, food cravings, fatigue and inability to stick long-term with low carb no sugar diets are the most common effects of hypothyroidism? I am not surprised because I struggled with all of them too until I discovered that all these four major hypothyroid symptoms can be resolved by correcting one underlying problem. The number one root cause of all these symptoms is much deeper than you may think and 99% of doctors and practitioners focus on the wrong thing when they … [Read more...]

Don’t Cut This Sugar Out Of Your Thyroid Diet

I am not a big supporter of cutting out all sugar from your diet when you are hypothyroid or have Hashimoto’s. Why? It’s simple, your thyroid and body need the right amount and type of sugar to properly function and to heal. One of the proven ways to support your thyroid is to make sure that you use nutrient-dense foods as your main source of energy. While many diets and weight loss programs tell you that sugar makes you gain weight or that the body does not need carbohydrates to be healthy, … [Read more...]

How Your Thyroid Can Send You To The ER

While most people enjoy summer and warm temperatures some of you might find it impossible to feel comfortable in the hot weather. Unfortunately, rising summer temperatures also mean an increase in the number of emergency room visits. Certain health conditions are likely to cause you more symptoms on hotter days and it might be to do with your body’s ability to adapt to the heat and your hormones. Have you ever had heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety or even a panic … [Read more...]

Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal Thyroid Story

I don't really talk about this very often, because it's pretty painful for me to revisit this time and think about it today... ...but about 11 years ago right after my second sinus surgery I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease. Finally, there was an explanation to my weight gain, fatigue and lack of energy. [Tweet "Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal #Thyroid Story"] While this was just the beginning of my healing journey, at the same time I found … [Read more...]

The Thyroid Bundle: Your Thyroid Needs It ASAP

Here is the real problem every thyroid patient faces sooner or later: Conventional medicine relies on drugs and surgery to treat thyroid disease and unfortunately there is nothing else your doctor can do. When your lab results are “normal” but you still have hypothyroid symptoms you can take different types of drugs and try adjusting your dose and hope to get better. But the truth is that the thyroid medication only replaces missing thyroid hormones and there are many other factors that … [Read more...]

New High Cholesterol Medications On The Horizon

If your doctor has told you that you have high cholesterol, there are a number of treatment options you can consider. Diet and exercise changes are the foundation of high cholesterol treatment. But for some people, these changes aren’t enough. Your doctor may recommend a high cholesterol medication. There are several types of cholesterol-lowering medicines available. Statins (like Lipitor and Crestor) are the most commonly-prescribed medications to lower cholesterol. But if statins … [Read more...]

Is Hypothyroidism The Biggest Medical Misdiagnosis Of All Times?

25th of May is traditionally a World Thyroid Day that aims to raise the awareness of thyroid disease. Approximately 750 million people worldwide are affected by thyroid disorders and this number is constantly increasing. As hypothyroidism reached epidemic proportions so did the medical ignorance and the amount of people who remain undiagnosed and undertreated. [Tweet "The consequences of undertreated #hypothyroidism are bigger than you may think"] Do you know that preventable medical … [Read more...]

A New Research Initiative To Study Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Pfizer’s Director of Precision Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Eugene Hung This summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 23andMe has the good fortune to be collaborating with Pfizer on this study. Pfizer brings a wealth of experience and a great team of scientists to help in this work. Among those is Pfizer’s director of precision medicine, Kenneth Eugene Hung, who is both an MD and a PhD. At Pfizer, Dr. Hung has spent the last two years working as a … [Read more...]

8 Out-Of-The-Box Tips How Not Forget To Take Your Thyroid Medication

Most people with hypothyroidism have to take a prescription medication to replace missing thyroid hormones. It is usually taken in the morning up to one hour before breakfast. However, the problem is that memory issues are one of the hypothyroid symptoms and some patients often just forget to take their meds. It gets even more complicated if you have to take more than one drug at a different time of the day. For example, Synthroid in the morning and Cytomel divided in 2-3 doses throughout the … [Read more...]

How To Enjoy Thyroid Friendly Desserts This Holiday Season

Every time you have to follow a special diet weather it is for thyroid or gut healing, weight loss or just trying to eat healthy I bet that your favourite desserts are not on your menu. And here is the thing: It doesn’t matter how hard you try to keep up with your diet sooner or later you find yourself staying in front of the fridge, your favorite bakery or ice cream shop and cannot refuse the temptation any more to have one. You probably beat yourself up afterwards. You probably told … [Read more...]

Why IBD Patients Are NOT Helpless Victims Of Their Genetics

  A special diet, surgery or medication... which IBD treatment is right for you? Recent research studies say your genes will have the answer. In fact, your genetics can help to explain a common phenomenon why people with IBD who get the same treatment get different results: some patients improve while others do not. [Tweet "Discover why #IBD patients are NOT helpless victims of their #genetics"] Based on clinical, radiologic and endoscopic findings, Inflammatory bowel disease … [Read more...]

Where Does Bread Fit In Your Thyroid Diet?

  For many of us bread is the food we love and some go so far as to say that they cannot live without it. But there are a lot questions as to where bread fits in your thyroid diet. Some of you may have gone on a gluten-free diet, limited their sugar and carb intakes, adopted an autoimmune Paleo protocol, GAPS or any other healing diet necessary to improve their health. Often this requires a restriction or even a complete avoidance of eating bread and a need to look for … [Read more...]

What If Anxiety Has Nothing To Do With Your Thyroid?

Last summer I published the article how your thyroid can send you to the ER where I wrote about anxiety and panic attacks that often can be your first warning sign of underlying thyroid condition such as Hashimoto’s disease. There is no doubts that experiencing symptoms like heart palpitations, chest pain and shortness of breath can be very scary and make you to rush to the Emergency Room. However, people seldom connect these symptoms of an anxiety or panic attack to their thyroid disease. It … [Read more...]

Attention If You Have IBD: Crohn’s Disease Or Ulcerative Colitis (here is your chance)

A couple of weeks ago I published an article on how using genetic testing can help exclude the possibility of you ever to develop celiac disease in your life. This means that 87% of people with autoimmune Hashimoto's disease who don't have certain genes will with a 99.9% accuracy never have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and may not need to go gluten-free to improve their thyroid health. You can solve your painful dilemma if you have to go gluten-free or not by understanding your … [Read more...]

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