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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

Your Guide To Treating Thyroid Related Wrist And Hand Nerve Pain

Everybody experiences hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease differently because symptoms vary considerably. Often we don’t even realize that some of our symptoms are actually thyroid related. Despite a significant amount of research it comes as a big surprise to many thyroid patients that painful tingling sensations, numbness or burning in their hands, wrists, elbows and arms can be due to a thyroid imbalance. In fact, hypothyroidism is one of the main causes of nerve pain and a … [Read more...]

25 Valuable Resources How To Improve Your Thyroid By Healing Your Gut

Most thyroid patients don’t really want to talk about this part of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease because they feel embarrassed, helpless and lost. As a result no one actually knows how much you’re suffering and how much this is affecting your whole life. Besides worsening hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s symptoms it maybe causing stomach cramps, skin issues, brain fog, frequent bathroom trips or constipation, allergies and food sensitivities and leaky gut (or worse). Today we are going … [Read more...]

10 Good Reasons To Use This Spice For Your Thyroid

Conventional medicine relies heavily on thyroid medication alone to treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease. However, recent research studies confirm that an active component of turmeric called curcuminoids or curcumin can be used to counteract damaging effects of thyroid disease. Curcumin acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent but most importantly it has many thyroid specific benefits for people with Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, goiter and those who undergo radioactive … [Read more...]

5 Anti-Thyroid Side Effects Of Antibiotics You Need To Know

Drugs are not always the answer, especially when it comes to a compromised immune system in people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. Antibiotics have been used for decades as a medication that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. This class of drugs is among the most frequently prescribed medications today. They are useful in the treatment of infections, pneumonia, allergies and skin problems. Thousands of children, adults and animals are being treated with antibiotics every year and … [Read more...]

How To Become Thyroid Symptom-Free

An ultimate goal of any hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's treatment is to become thyroid symptom-free and live a happier healthier life despite thyroid disease. However, I often see that both patients and doctors focus more on the patient's lab test results hoping that optimizing TSH, T4, T3 and other labs will bring desired outcome. In fact, many spend years to find a better brand of thyroid medication, optimize their dose and bring their lab results into the "normal ranges". While this … [Read more...]

Seeking New Plasma Donors With Severe Allergies, Thyroid And Autoimmune Disease

PlasmaLab International is currently seeking new donors who are highly allergic or have an autoimmune disease including Hashimoto’s to participate in their Plasma Donor Programs supporting medical research projects worldwide. Your blood is made up of cellular and liquid portions. The liquid portion is plasma and may be up to 55% of the blood. PlasmaLab International collects plasma which contains disease associated antibodies from people with specific allergic and autoimmune … [Read more...]

Thyroid-Healthy Halloween Candies You Can Make At Home

Halloween is one of the most fun and sweetest occasions of the year. However, for people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's it can create a major throwback because of the sugar- and allergen-laden ingredients in the treats. Many hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's patients have food allergies, are on a gluten-free diet or just need healthier thyroid-friendly alternatives with a lower glycemic impact. Finding a safe Halloween treat can become a daunting task especially when your kids come home … [Read more...]

A Better Way To Treat Selenium Deficiency In Thyroid Patients

In recent years selenium got more attention as a hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s treatment option because of its involvement in the thyroid hormone pathway and protective role against autoimmune thyroid disease. In fact, selenium concentration is higher in the thyroid gland than in any other organ in the body making it an important factor in thyroid hormone production and metabolism. Many research studies demonstrated benefits of selenium for thyroid health and showed that it can help … [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...]

How Thyroid Antibodies Can Give A False Sense Of Hashimoto’s Remission

High thyroid antibodies are commonly used to make a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But are elevated thyroid antibodies a reliable indicator of autoimmune Hashimoto's disease? Recent studies show that in fact, you can have Hashimoto’s disease and test negative for thyroid antibodies. [Tweet "You can have #hashimotos and test negative for #thyroid antibodies"] This finding has two major implications: First, there is an increased risk to miss the … [Read more...]

The High Price Of Olympic Medals: Can Overtraining Cause Hypothyroidism?

The benefits of exercising have been well known, however there is a fine line between training and overtraining. Have you ever wondered how much exercising is too much or what are the consequences of pushing your body beyond the breaking point? Many fitness gurus and health experts may often argue that the human body can never have too much exercise, but the reality is that our bodies too have a limit and crossing it can produce gruesome results. [Tweet "The High Price Of #Olympic Medals: … [Read more...]

Hashimoto’s And Lupus Connection Explained

According to estimates, about 6% of patients with lupus also have hypothyroidism and 1% hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto's disease is the most common form of hypothyroidism in patients with lupus. This finding doesn't come as a surprise because both conditions are autoimmune diseases with a common etiology. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that can target almost any part of the body, especially the joints, lungs, heart, skin, blood, kidneys and brain. [Tweet "#Autoimmune #Hashimotos and … [Read more...]

Why Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss In Women?

One of the most common complaints I hear from women with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's is hair loss. Thinning hair, bald patches and hair loss can be devastating because they not only affect how we look but also how we feel. As many as two thirds of women can experience hair loss during their life time. According to American Academy of Dermatology, about 40% of women have noticeable hair loss when they reach the age of forty. For many, hair problems are not only a cosmetic issue that makes … [Read more...]

Don’t Take These Drugs Without Knowing How They May Affect Your Thyroid

Several commonly used drugs can affect thyroid function and interact with thyroid medication. In fact, they are commonly encountered in medical practice because levothyroxine is widely prescribed as are many other of the interacting drugs. If you are taking any type of thyroid medication you must be aware of these interactions and prevent any side effects from occurring. 4 Ways How Drug Interactions Can Affect Your Thyroid 1. Some drugs can trigger a thyroid disease Antibiotics are … [Read more...]

A New T4 to T3 Thyroid Conversion Blocker Revealed

Conventional medicine sees the goal of thyroid replacement therapy in bringing your lab test results into the normal reference range and after that the treatment is considered successful. However, many hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's patients report having hypothyroid symptoms and not feeling well despite their TSH being normal and medication dose optimized. There are many issues with relying on the TSH test alone in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's disease and you can read … [Read more...]