What is Hypothyroidism?

Originally published on 5th March 2016 Last updated on 15th April 2019 Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid or thyroid disease, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough thyroid hormone/s. The five… More

An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day

Originally published on 16th June 2019 
Last updated on 19th June 2021 To the dad with hypothyroidism on Father’s Day, I know you feel tired, at times frustrated and strained. Work can be harder to… More

5 Do’s and Dont’s for Exercising With Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can help us to feel better and manage symptoms with a thyroid condition, but it’s important to get the balance right. So how do you… More

The Most Common Low Vitamin and Mineral Levels with Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 10th July 2018 Last updated on 14th April 2022 There are certain low vitamin and mineral levels that are common in existing alongside hypothyroidism, especially autoimmune hypothyroidism. It can be tied in… More

Is Hypothyroidism a Chronic Illness?

You may notice that I occasionally use the term ‘chronic illness’ when I refer to my thyroid condition, autoimmune hypothyroidism. The term ‘chronic illness’ can sound dramatic to some people and I’ve often been asked… More

Untreated ‘Borderline Hypothyroidism’ Leaves Many Thyroid Patients Unwell

Originally published on 31st May 2017 Last updated on 3rd February 2022 As someone who was diagnosed with a ‘borderline underactive thyroid’, I always wince at the phrase.

11 Things I Did to Optimise Conceiving With Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 17th March 2020 Last updated on 3rd February 2022 Many of us with health conditions such as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid and/or Hashimoto’s, dream of becoming parents one day. I hear from… More