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...]

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...]

Why You May NOT Need Gluten-Free Diet To Recover From Hashimoto’s Disease

Gluten is a well known trigger of celiac disease. It also has been linked to many other autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. In fact, 10% patients with celiac disease have Hashimoto’s and 13% patients with Hashimoto’s also have celiac. Based on these findings many holistic practitioners and some doctors suggest to people with autoimmune thyroid disease to adopt a gluten-free diet and some even insist on a strict patient’s compliance in order to see … [Read more...]

Guess What? Supplement Resistant Anemia Is Curable

According to one recent study: 43% of people with hypothyroidism have it. 39% of people with subclinical hypothyroidism have it. Other studies found out that up to 73.2% of people with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease have it. In fact, anemia is often a first sign that a person has a low thyroid function. So what are the chances that you as a thyroid patient may have it too? Pretty high… And yet most people are unaware that anemia affects their energy, memory, … [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...]

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

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