"Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate."

Meet Rachel, Thyroid Patient Advocate

Welcome! I created The Invisible Hypothyroidism, an award-winning thyroid patient advocacy blog, as a means for me to record my personal journey of living with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, but also to help others by advocating for better thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment and awareness. 

I have one simple message:

“Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate.”

Rachel Hill

“If you are looking for friendly, down-to-earth, commentary and information on thyroid conditions, The Invisible Hypothyroidism is the place to go.” – The National Academy of Hypothyroidism.

The Stats

The World Health Organization estimates that 750 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease

Including at least 1 in 20 people in the UK and more than 12 percent of the U.S. population

Although as many as 60% are undiagnosed 

And of those diagnosed, a lot are not optimally treated and still struggle daily

My Philosophy

I believe in each patient getting the right treatment for them, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to hypothyroidism. This is why I write with the aim of encouraging each thyroid patient to embrace advocating for their own health.

 It frustrates me to see so many thyroid patients still struggling daily when we deserve to be in good health and it can be achieved. It’s shocking that so many of us are still unwell on standard treatment.

I am passionate about helping those with hypothyroidism and giving them a voice.

In my own experience, living well and thriving with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s has been like piecing together a big jigsaw puzzle. There have been many pieces and each thyroid patient can have a unique combination of pieces. So my work, website, articles etc. all bring together the various jigsaw puzzle pieces for other thyroid patients to use in their own journey. 

What I Do

I write blogs about my personal experiences – the ups and downs – of living with thyroid disease, it’s linked conditions and my mental health experiences. I also produce informative articles based on studies and research, to educate and empower fellow thyroid patients. You can also find my book reviews on thyroid books, gluten-free recipes and more on this website.

I am a regular content contributor for The Mighty and ThyroidChange, writing for many other websites as well, to spread awareness of what we go through.

I am also an author, with my first book Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired* an Amazon Top 10 Bestseller and #1 New Release, released in 2018. I am currently writing my next book, You, Me and Hypothyroidism: When Someone You Love Has Hypothyroidism due for release in 2019.

I wrote the foreword for both Emily Kyle’s The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook* and Zana Carver’s The End of Chronic Fatigue*.

As well as writing for The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, they awarded me with ‘One Of The Top Thyroid Blogs You Need to Read and listed me as one of their favourite thyroid advocates. I have also been awarded 3rd Place and 9th Place in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites List and Top Thyroid Websites List, respectively.

I have been interviewed multiple times, including by the BBC on several occasions regarding Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism, and I’ve been interviewed on several podcasts about my thyroid advocacy work and the issues thyroid patients face.

So I really do work in many ways to raise awareness and advocate for thyroid patients! If it can help others to get better and thrive with hypothyroidism, I’m there. 

Check out all the good stuff The Invisible Hypothyroidism gets involved in here.

How To Stay in Touch

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– See my contact page here


How To Find What You’re Looking For

If you’re looking for a specific post or topic, then use the search bar to search using key words. You can also browse categories or articles by using the menu along the top of the page to locate specific topics and series. Check out the drop down menus too!

Quick Links:
My Thyroid Patient Book*
Help! I’m New To This!
All Articles
Informational Articles
My Personal Experiences as a Thyroid Patient
Articles For Those Supporting a Thyroid Patient
My Book for Those Supporting a Thyroid Patient
Book Reviews
Books To Help You
Shop For Thyroid Items
Sign Up to My FREE Thyroid Patient Newsletter
FAQ’s


We’ve got lots to learn, myself included! The topic of thyroid disease and all its related topics is so very vast. But together we’ve got this. 

 Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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