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Gift Ideas for People With Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 21st November 2017
Last updated on 20th November 2019

Having a thyroid patient on your gift shopping list can seem daunting, especially if they follow specific diets or avoid certain chemicals, to help manage their condition/s.

So here I am with a list of ideas for gift giving. I hope you find it useful!

(Pssst! If you’re a thyroid patient, you may want to pass this on to your friends and family!)

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Being Hypothyroid with a Normal TSH

Originally published on 13th May 2016
Last updated on 20th November 2019

Have you been told that your TSH is ‘normal’, ‘fine’, ‘OK’,  or ‘in range’, yet still have thyroid symptoms?

You may or may not be on thyroid medication and have a TSH as described above, and still be hypothyroid.

You could be hypothyroid at a cellular level, due to conversion problems of thyroid hormone T4 into T3.

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The Danger Of Congratulating Employees That Are Never Off Sick

“I’ve never had a day off sick.”

How many times have you heard this comment used as a marker for how committed someone is to their job or employer, how good an employee they are, or how much of a hard worker they are?

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Book Review: Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid by Dr. Meghna Thacker

THIS Book review HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE BOOK’S AUTHOR. ALTHOUGH AS ALWAYS, ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

The book Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid: A proven plan to Increase Energy, Elevate Mood & Optimize Weight has been on my radar for quite a while. As someone that has hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, and has recovered from the effects of these thanks to a holistic approach to my health, I appreciate books that guide others on how to do the same.Seven Steps to Heal Your Thyroid: A Proven Plan to Increase Energy, Elevate Mood & Optimize Weight

This book really is fully holistic.

Dr. Thacker believes in every patient being unique and that because of this, treatment really must be individualised too. 

I may reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.

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Not Everyone Gets Better on Thyroid Medication Straight Away

Despite what many doctors or people would have you believe, not everyone starts thyroid medication for hypothyroidism and feels better quickly after. Continue reading “Not Everyone Gets Better on Thyroid Medication Straight Away”

General Update #27

Read the last blog in this series.

There has been a reason why I waited several months before writing another general update blog to share how I was getting on with Armour Thyroid medication – you may have seen in my announcement blog post last week – I’m currently pregnant and expecting my first child. 

Rachel Pregnant Continue reading “General Update #27”

Expecting My First Baby with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety and finally: relief, now I reach a time I can comfortably share this news with you all. My husband and I are expecting our first baby next year!

Rachel Announcing Thyroid Pregnancy

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Reviewed & Recommended: The Book “You, Me and Hypothyroidism”

Caz over at Invisibly Me very kindly read and reviewed my latest book You, Me and Hypothyroidism: When Someone You Love Has Hypothyroidism. Continue reading “Reviewed & Recommended: The Book “You, Me and Hypothyroidism””

Book Review: Quiet by Fearne Cotton

This book review completes the set I’ve done of Fearne Cotton books, Happy, Calm and now Quiet, which promote better mental health and well-being.

I benefitted quite a bit from reading these books as it gave me more perspective when living with thyroid disease and anxiety specifically, as I learnt some mechanisms for feeling more fulfilled, calm and reassured. 

The focus of Quiet is to look at the voices we speak to ourselves with, such as those that are negative, lead to low-self esteem and more, and silencing them so we feel more comfortable, confident and happy being ourselves. 

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When Chronic Illness Changes Your Personality

Developing a chronic illness or being diagnosed with one, such as Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism, often changes your life in both obvious and not so obvious ways. Continue reading “When Chronic Illness Changes Your Personality”