Meet Rachel, Thyroid Patient Advocate

Welcome! I created The Invisible Hypothyroidism, a multi-award winning thyroid patient advocacy blog and website, as a means for me to record my personal journey of living with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.

I represent and help other thyroid patients by advocating for better thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment and awareness. 

With over 200,000 website views every month, I share one simple message:

“Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate.”

Rachel at Bloggers Awards

“If you are looking for friendly, down-to-earth, commentary and information on thyroid conditions, The Invisible Hypothyroidism is the place to go.” – The National Academy of Hypothyroidism.

Winner of the 2022 Social Health Award for “Social Media Master” and 2020 WEGO Health Award for “Best in Show: Facebook”, both recognising my efforts in advocating for thyroid patients across social media platforms, which are such a huge way to connect those in need of support.

Awarded 2nd Place and 4th Place in the “Top Hypothyroidism Websites” and “Top Thyroid Websites” lists!

{See the full list of my awards and endorsements here}

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My Philosophy

I believe in each patient getting the right treatment for them, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to hypothyroidism. This is why I advocate with the aim of encouraging each thyroid patient to embrace advocating for their own health.

 It frustrates me to see so many thyroid patients still struggling daily when we deserve to be in good health and it can be achieved.

I am passionate about helping those with hypothyroidism and giving them a voice.

In my own experience, living well and thriving with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s has been like piecing together a big jigsaw puzzle. There have been many pieces and each thyroid patient can have a unique combination of pieces. So my work – articles, books, email newsletters, podcast and radio appearances – all bring together the various jigsaw puzzle pieces for other thyroid patients to use in their own journey.

The World Health Organization estimates that 750 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease

Including at least 1 in 20 people in the UK and more than 12 percent of the U.S. population

Although as many as 60% are undiagnosed 

And of those diagnosed, a lot are not optimally treated and still struggle daily…

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What I Do as a Thyroid Health Advocate…

Bestselling Author

My first book Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate: When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired* is an Amazon Top 10 Bestseller and #1 New Release, released in 2018.

My second book You, Me and Hypothyroidism: When Someone You Love Has Hypothyroidism* was released in September 2019 and is also an Amazon Top 10 Bestseller and #1 New Release.

I wrote the foreword for both Emily Kyle’s The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook* and Zana Carver’s The End of Chronic Fatigue* too.

Writer, Blogger and Advocate

I blog about my personal experiences – the ups and downs – of living with thyroid disease, it’s linked conditions and my mental health experiences.

I am very active in raising thyroid awareness across social media, with thousands of thyroid patients following me on Facebook, InstagramTwitter and Pinterest. I am therefore also an online content creator to a large audience.

I created and maintain the The Thyroid Family  Facebook support group, which has almost 100,000 members.

I produce a free fortnightly email newsletter, which is sent out to thousands of engaged subscribers, showcasing thyroid news, latest reads, updates and more.

And I also have a premium monthly email newsletter, which further guides and supports thyroid patients on their own thyroid journey.

I am a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology (ACT) and am on the 2023 Health Union Patient Leadership Council.

I produce informative articles based on studies and research, to educate and empower fellow thyroid patients. I have also written for many other websites.

You can also find my book reviews of helpful thyroid books on my website.

Interviews and Speaking

I have appeared on the radio, podcasts and television, discussing thyroid disease and raising awareness; sparking conversations around thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment options. This has included the BBC.


Check out my Media Kit and all the good stuff The Invisible Hypothyroidism gets involved in here.

How To Stay in Touch

✨ Give my Facebook page a ‘like’
✨ Follow me on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest
✨ Join the Thyroid Family Newsletter
✨ See my contact page here

How To Find What You’re Looking For

If you’re looking for a specific post or topic, use the search bar by entering key words. You can also browse categories or articles by using the menu along the top of the page to locate specific topics and series. Check out the drop down menus too!

Quick Links:
My Thyroid Patient Book*
How I Can Help You
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Articles For Those Supporting a Thyroid Patient
My Book for Those Supporting a Thyroid Patient*
Books To Help You
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This page may contain affiliate links (marked with*), to find out more information, please read my disclosure statement. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.