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5 Hypothyroidism Do’s and Dont’s

When it comes to having Hypothyroidism, there are both some important do’s and don’ts for achieving wellness and reaching a point of being in good health with it. Continue reading “5 Hypothyroidism Do’s and Dont’s”

Alcohol and Your Thyroid

Originally published on 17th March 2017
Last updated on 31st January 2019

A question I’ve seen asked more times than I can remember, is ‘Does anyone else feel like they can’t handle their drink as well as they used to?’

So I’m going to look at the connection between alcohol and the thyroid gland.

Continue reading “Alcohol and Your Thyroid”

High Cholesterol Linked With Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 19th September 2017
Last updated on 31st January 2019

Hypothyroidism is linked to cholesterol levels. An underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism can cause cholesterol to increase and you may not even be aware that this is the cause or a factor for your high cholesterol levels. Continue reading “High Cholesterol Linked With Hypothyroidism”

The Most Common Low Vitamin and Mineral Levels with Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 10th July 2018
Last updated on 31st January 2019

There are certain low vitamin and mineral levels that are common in existing alongside hypothyroidism, especially autoimmune hypothyroidism.

It can be tied in to gut health and how well you absorb certain vitamins and nutrients, as problems with intestinal permeability can lead to numerous deficiencies.

Below are the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies that I suggest you check out if you’re still feeling unwell.

You can also find a list of recommended supplements here, but please do not supplement unless you’ve confirmed low/deficient levels.  Continue reading “The Most Common Low Vitamin and Mineral Levels with Hypothyroidism”

Could a Thyroid Supplement Help Your Symptoms?

THIS POST HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY Thyrochoice. ALTHOUGH AS ALWAYS, ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

There are several vitamins and minerals which support thyroid health. Some can help with optimising your thyroid hormone levels and conversion and others may help eliminate symptoms. 

The thyroid gland is responsible for producing five hormones: T1, T2, T3, T4 and Calcitonin. The most important are  T3 and T4, with T3 being the most active.

Thyroid hormones are needed for every cell and every function in the body, so when they go wrong, such as T3 and/or T4 being too low, they can cause a lot of symptoms and issues.

Are you getting all the vitamins and minerals needed to support optimal thyroid health and function? Continue reading “Could a Thyroid Supplement Help Your Symptoms?”

An Excerpt of What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Disease

I wrote a review on Dr. Brittany Henderson’s first book What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Diseaseand have since also been granted permission to share an excerpt from it, in order to give Hashimoto’s patients even more of an idea of whether it could help them. 

In my review, I mentioned how Dr. Henderson’s approach is very compassionate and non-overwhelming, and I hope the below helps to demonstrate this further. Continue reading “An Excerpt of What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Disease”

How I Made My Way out of Hashimoto’s Hell

When Hashimoto’s patient Kristine reached out to me over email to share her story, I knew a lot of you would relate to her experience and will benefit hearing her story, too.

Written by Kristine McCarty, Thyroid Patient 

Continue reading “How I Made My Way out of Hashimoto’s Hell”

The Adrenal Glands and Hypothyroidism

Originally published on 17th February 2016
Last updated on 24th January 2019

Adrenal fatigue (though it is more accurately referred to as hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysfunction)  is a condition not widely recognised by mainstream medicine yet, though I believe it’s only a matter of time until it is. It just makes so much sense.

In Thyroid Pharmacist Izabella Wentz’s experience, adrenal dysfunction is present in 90% of us with autoimmune hypothyroidism.

The adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, are responsible for producing hormones in relation to stress and the one concerned in adrenal fatigue in cortisol. Now, there are two recognised conditions in conventional medicine, in association with extreme dysfunctioning of the adrenal glands: Addison’s, which is a long term condition whereby the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol and Cushing’s, which is the opposite – where the adrenals produce often dangerously high levels of the hormone. Continue reading “The Adrenal Glands and Hypothyroidism”

Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue; Why It’s More Than ‘Just Being Tired’

Originally published on 7th April 2016
Last updated on 24th January 2019

As thyroid patients, we may struggle to truly convey what we mean by feeling tired, fatigued or exhausted. 

Below explains a typical day in my life before I was optimally treated for my hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s and addressed my adrenal fatigue (note: it is more accurately referred to as hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysfunction).

Continue reading “Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue; Why It’s More Than ‘Just Being Tired’”

How I Needed a Different Thyroid Medication to Get My Life Back

Fellow UK thyroid patient and advocate, Paul Robinson, had me guest blog on his website Recovering with T3. 

I speak about my own journey with first signs of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, eventual diagnosis and then issues with getting properly treated.  Continue reading “How I Needed a Different Thyroid Medication to Get My Life Back”