How Much Thyroid Damage Can Fluoride Actually Do?

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

This Is Making Thyroid Patients Sicker Every Single Day

...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

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

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...]

How Hypothyroidism Affects The Quality Of YOUR Life?

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?

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

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

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...]

How Estrogen Dominance Can Ruin Your Thyroid Health

In the medical world high estrogen levels refer to the estrogen dominance which is a condition where the amount of estrogen is not balanced by a sufficient amount of progesterone. Estrogen is a "female" hormone that occurs naturally in both men and women. There are three major types of estrogen: estradiol, estrone and estriol that are produced in the proportion 15/15/70 by the woman’s body. All three hormones are necessary for optimal health, however high levels of estrogen can cause many … [Read more...]