About

Hi, I’m Rachel. Thyroid patient, advocate, author and writer. 

“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

Who is Rachel? 

I am am award-winning thyroid patient advocate, writer and author, receiving six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations and being ranked at number 3 and 9 in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, respectively.

The Invisible Hypothyroidism has been cited by The National Academy of Hypothyroidism as one of the best thyroid advocacies doing their part to raise thyroid awareness.

I do have useful qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, Reflexology, Life Coaching and Motivational Speaking, however, I am not a doctor or medical professional, but instead a thyroid patient who shares her own experiences.

I am the author of Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired released in 2018, an Amazon Top 10 Bestseller and #1 New Release and I also contributed the foreword to Emily Kyle’s The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook.

My advocacy work has been endorsed by The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, Jeffrey Dach MD, ThyroidChange, Dr. Hedberg and Stop The Thyroid Madness and I have worked with the BBC several times.

I am a regular contributor for The Mighty and ThyroidChange, also producing articles for other organisations and sites on-demand as well. My work has been republished among many websites, including Yahoo and MSN and I have over fifty articles now published on The Mighty, as a trusted and well-recognised contributor. Read more on my involvement with other organisations here.

I am constantly working with others who advocate in the thyroid disease industry, to change and improve the lives of thyroid patients across the world. Examples of this include my podcast with Dr. Hedberg regarding the biggest issues with thyroid treatment and management, featuring on Korus’ podcast, multiple interviews with the BBCThyroid Central, Invisibly MeHealth Stories Project and more.

I was included in a documentary by London Live about how I work with Medichecks, and the kinds of issues thyroid patients face.

I have sponsored an event with Mind, the leading UK Mental Health Charity, in regards to the link between thyroid disease and mental health issues and my work was cited in Health Rising’s report on the use of T3 medication in CFS.

The Invisible Hypothyroidism has been cited as:

“A blog with the most amount of information I’ve seen in one place about hypothyroidism! …From a UK source, this site has been the best,” by Never Mind The Thyroid.

As many other thyroid patients will relate, having hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s left me sick and tired of being sick and tired. And as a result I soon became well read in literature regarding thyroid disease and the intricacies involved when treating and managing an individual with it, and with a thirst to absorb as much as I could about this little butterfly shaped gland in my neck, I built relationships with key figures in the field.

As a thyroid patient who has had to learn all the ins and outs of the condition in order to get herself better, I have been able to locate all the information any person needs to regain good health once again.

Read more on my involvement with other projects and organisations here.

My interview with Health Stories Project:

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