Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Should you take iodine if you have an underactive thyroid?

One the first things I learned when I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, is that the thyroid gland needs the mineral iodine to make thyroid hormones.  So the “logical” conclusion is that if you take a supplement with iodine in, surely your thyroid gland will make more thyroid hormones.   But unfortunately, this is not […]

Thyroid medication does not treat your thyroid

One of the biggest misconceptions in many hypothyroid patients that I have come across is that thyroid medication treats the thyroid gland.  I too had this misconception for many years.  I thought, as per other medications, that you take it and it will treat the problem, fix it, sort it out.  But with thyroid medication, […]

Getting back to basics in 2023: Know your numbers

January is Thyroid Awareness Month.  Perfect timing to refocus on your thyroid health.  And to start us off this year, I want to get back to basics. The first of the basics is to KNOW YOUR NUMBERS.  When last did you have your thyroid labs done?  If it was a few months ago, I recommend that […]

When to take your thyroid medication

Many thyroid patients take their thyroid pills every day as prescribed, yet they don’t feel better.  Today I want to look at the factors that impact how your thyroid medication is absorbed, or not.   When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2003, my doctor never told me that I would be taking my thyroid medication […]

What is Reverse T3? And does it matter?

When you are struggling with an underactive thyroid and your symptoms are not getting better, you may have high levels of Reverse T3.   Reverse T3 (also written as rT3) is one of those thyroid tests that most doctors will not request. I believe that many conventional doctors do not understand the value of the test, […]

The link between vitamin D and hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Research has shown that there is a strong link between vitamin D and hypothyroidism.  Let’s have a look at what it means if you have an underactive thyroid or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Today I want to look at vitamin D and what vitamin D deficiency means for hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s patients. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s […]

Newly Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Ultimate Guide to What You Need To Know

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland.  Over time, this leads to an underactive thyroid.  While this is an autoimmune condition and there is no cure (yet), there is a lot you can do to calm your immune system and even put this autoimmune condition into remission.   This […]