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Famous People with Thyroid Problems

Originally published on 7th April 2016
Last updated on 27th November 2018

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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Having Blips in Your Health Is Normal

On the whole, I live a very full life. I travel often, work two jobs (one of which is for myself, doing my thyroid advocacy work), am surrounded by many friends and have a very active social life. But I also have chronic health conditions. Continue reading “Having Blips in Your Health Is Normal”

The National Academy of Hypothyroidism’s Review of Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate

The National Academy of Hypothyroidism kindly read and reviewed my first book Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired, ahead of its release this week.  Continue reading “The National Academy of Hypothyroidism’s Review of Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate”

Thyroid Patients: 6 New Year Resolutions You Should Make

Originally published on 1st January 2017
Last updated on 21st November 2018

I’m writing this the day after Boxing Day, having over indulged in food and spending the last few days feeling grateful for the friends and family in my life who have made the festive season special.

But now that Christmas is (sadly) over, we’re approaching New Year celebrations, which always gets people reflecting over the past year, what the high and low points have been and what (if any) resolutions they may make for the next one.  Continue reading “Thyroid Patients: 6 New Year Resolutions You Should Make”

The Honest Confessions of a Hypothyroid Patient’s Spouse

Originally published on 6th February 2018
Last updated on 21st November 2018

What is it like living with a hypothyroid partner? 

My husband and other half of almost eight and a half years wrote this blog after a particularly hard day of trying to support me through my physical and mental health struggles. It’s honest and raw. I hope not only fellow thyroid warriors but also their other halves and friends and family will find this insightful.

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Thinning Eyebrows with Hypothyroidism

Thinning eyebrows, especially of the outer third which is commonly seen in thyroid patients, can be frustrating and distressing. Many people take to investing in make-up or procedures such as micro-blading each and every year to ‘correct’ their eyebrow hair loss, but what if it could be down to your thyroid?

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Gift Ideas for Hypothyroid Patients

Originally published on 21st November 2017
Last updated on 19th November 2018

Having a hypothyroid patient on your Christmas 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 present buying this Christmas season. 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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Win a Copy of Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate

With the launch of my first book, Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and TiredI thought I’d host a giveaway competition to enable one of my fabulous followers to win one. Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate Book Cover

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Hypothyroidism and Disability Benefits

In the Facebook support group that I created for thyroid patients, the question of whether we can claim financial support or government/state benefits crops up fairly often. 

And the responses can get controversial. 

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List of Thyroid (And Related) Events

Originally published on 7th October 2016
Last updated on 12th November 2018

The below dates and events are listed here for ease, so that we have all the relevant events to hand, in which we can raise awareness of thyroid disease and various related topics.

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