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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
What are thyroid antibodies? And what does it mean if you have thyroid antibodies?
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 […]
Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is scary and overwhelming. Here is my recommendation on where to start your healing.
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 […]
Being diagnosed with an underactive thyroid is not a strange thing anymore. So many women I know and hear of, have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. But for most people, the autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, is the reason why their thyroids are underactive.