I’ve been very open about my battles with taming acne, over the past couple of years. As a teenager, I didn’t have more pimples than my friends as such, and as a young adult, although I would get a few pimples, it was never an alarming amount. It wasn’t until I decided to come off the combined contraceptive pill in December 2015 after being diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s, that my skin started to go crazy.
Unearthing a sex hormone imbalance, a leaky gut and developing gluten sensitivity, I was able to slowly piece together the puzzle in why my skin had broken out so badly.
Continue reading “Is Your Thyroid Behind Your Acne?”
The last month has already seen some more change in my health that I wanted to get a blog in about.
Continue reading “General Update #21”
As well as thyroid hormones, many other hormones are also part of the endocrine system, which all work in a delicate balance with one another. They regulate body temperature, metabolism, energy and reproduction and many thyroid patients are learning that they actually have more at play than just thyroid issues. They also have something called Oestrogen Dominance.
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It’s been almost three months since my last general update but it feels like just a month in my time. It’s been a very up and down time indeed.
Continue reading “General Update #19”
So, I haven’t been all that well recently. Continue reading “General Update #16”
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”
It’s now been four and a half months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin is only improving. Continue reading “General Update #13”
Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure looks at her hormone-balancing programme for issues such as sex hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues. With a handy questionnaire to help you determine whether you have one or even several of these hormonal issues, this book is easy to digest and down to Earth.
Continue reading “Book Review of: The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD”
Losing your hair can be very upsetting. It’s not just about vanity, but it also contributes to your identity and is another way that hypothyroidism can wreak its havoc. I’m going to cover the many possible causes and treatments for hair loss in relation to thyroid health.
Before you spend a lot of time and money on shampoos and ‘magical’ hair products, trying to treat the symptom (hair loss), instead explore all the possible causes for the hair loss in the first place. No shampoo is going to encourage hair growth or stop it thinning, it will just make it appear thicker. It won’t be a miracle product!
Treating the actual cause is the best approach to saving your hair.
Continue reading “Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism”
I’m now two and a half months in to being gluten free (again!) and after a few requests, thought I’d do an update on how I’m doing. Continue reading “General Update #12”