You have been struggling with some strange symptoms, like unexplained weight gain (you are definitely not pregnant), feeling very tired all the time, and sleeping for all hours of the day. Someone then suggested that you have your thyroid tested, or you make an appointment to see your doctor. It makes sense, so you do […]
I recently obtained a copy of Johnny Bowden’s book “The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth”, and it is a monster-size book of over 700 pages. As a Hashimoto’s patient who is focused on getting my health back, my diet has been my focus for the last couple of months. And this book’s title grabbed my […]
Selenium is a trace mineral that plays an important function in thyroid health. We shouldn’t underestimate the power of this little mineral. How the thyroid gland works First, the thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones, predominantly T4 and T3, and these hormones are then transported through out your body. Did you know that just about each […]
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, […]
We often don’t think about how our mindsets can actually impact our health. What we think impacts what we feel which can have a real impact on your physiology! Here’s an example to illustrate to you how real the impact of your thoughts is on your body: Imagine that you are afraid to speak in […]
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 […]
T4 medication is the gold standard when it comes to treating hypothyroidism. But research shown that it is rarely enough and patients need a personalised approach.
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, […]
There are 9 reasons why you may have an underactive thyroid.