Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal Thyroid Story

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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

Thyroid Bundle

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?

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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...]

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

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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...]

Where Does Bread Fit In Your Thyroid Diet?

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  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...]

How Your Thyroid Can Send You To The ER

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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...]

This Is Making Thyroid Patients Sicker Every Single Day

Leaky Gut Free Report

...and you are one of them if you have Hashimoto's, Graves any other autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia or digestive issues. If you follow my blog for some time you know that I am not a big proponent of Paleo diet and Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. The reason is simple... While it may be helpful to some people Autoimmune Paleo Protocol didn't work for me Here is why: ▪ I failed to heal my intestine because a restrictive diet alone wasn't enough for me to repair the … [Read more...]

How To End Your Thyroid Struggle

How To End Your Thyroid Struggle

I am one of those thyroid patients who were able to stop the progression of Hashimoto’s disease and reduce their high dose of thyroid medication. It wasn’t easy and it took time. But I am proud of what I did and the payout was huge - my hypothyroid symptoms are gone, I lost 40 pounds and got my life back. Would you like to know how I did it? I looked beyond the thyroid medication and what conventional medicine has to offer. A big step forward for me was the understanding of the fact … [Read more...]

How YOU Can Help Hashimoto’s Research Project Improve Lives Of Thousands Thyroid Patients

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As a Hashimoto’s patient you may be well aware that without new studies and reliable research data we may never change the way our current standard medical care treats hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s patients. I am happy to tell you that today you have a rare opportunity to make your personal contribution to a Hashimoto’s research project and voice your opinion. Furthermore, a health communication researcher asks to share your experience with autoimmune thyroid disease and how it affects one … [Read more...]

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

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. Athletes who have spent all their lives … [Read more...]

How Hypothyroidism Affects The Quality Of YOUR Life?

Is your hypothyroidism treatment to blame?

Hypothyroidism affects quality of life in many different ways. All parts of the body work as an entity. Upon slowing down of the thyroid gland and low thyroid hormone production the body goes into the energy preserving mode. This affects the function of all organs including muscles, gut, brain, adrenals and heart causing a variety of symptoms that are different from person to person. Never the less, there is subclinical hypothyroidism. As it name suggests it tends to trouble doctors to … [Read more...]

Does Borderline Hypothyroidism Require Treatment?

Do subclinical and borderline hypothyroidism require treatment?

Subclinical hypothyroidism, also called mild thyroid failure or borderline hypothyroidism is diagnosed when thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference range but TSH is mildly elevated. While this condition affects between 4% and 10% of the population it is more common in women than men and its prevalence increases with age. Between 7% and 26% of the elderly have borderline hypothyroidism. Studies show that thyroid antibodies can be detected in 80% of patients with borderline … [Read more...]

3 Thyroid Related Causes Of Low Back Pain You Need To Know

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The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be quite varied from person to person; some may even seem unrelated to thyroid problems and therefore dismissed as irrelevant. However, if a connection to the thyroid is overlooked, any treatment with medication can be ineffective. Many thyroid patients do not realize that the persistent low back pain may be related to hypothyroidism. Often, it becomes chronic because the source of the pain has not been correctly identified. To know how to deal with low … [Read more...]

Why Thyroid Tests Can Be Tricky

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We often hear that thyroid disease is easy to diagnose and simple to treat. All you need is a simple blood test and it doesn't matter what the other numbers are because hypothyroidism treatment is the same no matter what the cause is. Then why do so many people remain undiagnosed, undertreated and mistreated? The reality is that hypothyroidism is more complicated than that. The best way to eliminate hypothyroid symptoms is to get a proper diagnosis to correct the underlying problem The … [Read more...]

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