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Share Your Hypothyroidism Story with an MIT Student Team to Improve Thyroid Services

Living with hypothyroidism? This MIT student team would love to hear your story over a 20-minute chat, and you’ll receive a $5 Amazon gift card as a small thank you.


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10 Travelling Tips When You Have Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 10th October 2016
Last updated on 21st May 2019

Travelling with a chronic illness can seem daunting. Especially if you also have specific dietary requirements and/or your medication isn’t conventional. 

So I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt since having hypothyroidism and travelling around the world. 

A suitcase sitting on a train platform.

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Vietnamese Fish Hot Pot Recipe

My trip to Vietnam really opened up my eyes to eating healthy yet hearty and fulfilling food. Here is a ‘fish hot pot’ that is naturally gluten and dairy-free, which my husband and I created when we got back home, after learning about Vietnamese and Asian cooking and taking a cooking class.

It’s got some heat, so you may want to reduce the amount of chilli to your own level.

Vietnamese Fish Hot Pot

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Chronically Healing Podcast

My feature on The Chronically Healing Podcast by the wonderful Jessie Dechane just went live. You can check it out here!

I connected so quickly to host Jessie because so much of our experiences with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism aligned. We talk about the overwhelm of online forums, diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, frustrations with testing and finding the right medical practitioner and how to move forward with hope of healing and recovering with thyroid disease.

She is also running a giveaway competition of my book. Enter here.

Medical Gaslighting with Hypothyroidism

The Google definition of ‘Gaslighting‘ is:
“To manipulate someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity.”
And ‘Medical Gaslighting’ is when a medical professional, such as a doctor, tries to convince the patient to second guess their instincts and doubt their perception that their symptoms for example, are real.
They may try to downplay symptoms and complaints, tell you that you’re imagining them or even try to convince you that they are caused by something else entirely. In my case, ‘low mood’ and being a hypochondriac were the scapegoat for my physical complaints over the years which turned out to be a thyroid condition.  

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Hypothyroidism and Body Image

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, UK Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from 13th to the 19th May 2019, with the theme for this year being ‘Body Image’, which looks at how we think and feel about our bodies. 

(if you’re triggered by disordered eating discussions, you may wish to skip this blog)

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Are Iodine Supplements Helpful for Thyroid Issues?


Whether or not we should supplement iodine is hotly debated among the thyroid community. Especially those with Hashimoto’s.

Here with her opinion on why it is an important supplement to consider, is Louise O’Connor AKA The Thyroid Naturopath.

As always, it is important that you keep your doctor updated on any supplements you plan to take or have started taking and speak to them before supplementing.

Written by Louise O’Connor, The Thyroid Naturopath

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My Feature on The FutureTech Podcast

My feature on The FutureTech Podcast just went live. You can check it out here!

Talking about my background and own personal struggles with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, why I began The Invisible Hypothyroidism and share my experiences, and how I became motivated to expand as a thyroid health advocate. I also share my personal story and the frustration I experienced during the years before my diagnosis.

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Famous People with Thyroid Problems

Originally published on 7th April 2016
Last updated on 7th May 2019

As well as all the millions of people who are suspected to have thyroid problems worldwide (although as many as 60% aren’t aware they do), there are some people in the public eye who also have them.

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Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy

The diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy can be quite a scary and daunting experience. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.  Continue reading “Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy”