Today’s guest post is by Sarah Downing, thyroid advocate at Hypothyroid Mom. Written by Sarah Downing, Butterflies & Phoenixes The week it was published in 2010, this article ranked number three out of several hundred articles on thyroid … Continue reading
Over the years I’ve compiled a list of symptoms of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s with which women often struggle. One important thing to remember is that once you suspect that thyroid could be the problem (based on these symptoms), you shouldn’t let the physician tell you otherwise without getting a full thyroid blood panel done first! Continue reading
It is Shanghai, October 2008 and the doctor says “there is nothing we can do for your underactive thyroid problems.”
“Is there a thyroid diet I can follow?” I ask based on my previous experience of acne and migraines disappearing after dropping gluten and eggs.
“No, diet has nothing to do with Hashimoto’s”, she says.
My TPO antibodies are through-the-roof, I’m severely fatigued, I’m forgetting things that happened the day before, and I’m faced with recurring anxiety attacks. But, my TSH and T4 are “normal,” so she’s got nothing for me. Not even meds, no hope. Continue reading
Resistant starch (RS) is a type of carbohydrate that our digestive enzymes cannot break down in the stomach or small intestine. They therefore reach the colon intact, “resisting” digestion. This explains why we do not see spikes in either blood glucose or insulin after eating food rich in RS and why we do not obtain significant calories from RS. I feel like RS is an overlooked area of repairing our gut. In my practice, more and more clients incorporate RS into their diets and get wonderful results – especially those struggling with digestive issues and chronic cases of candida overgrowth. Continue reading
Black magic. Black medicine. Morning elixir. If you had to give up either coffee or the internet for 2 weeks, which one would you choose? How about either coffee or sex for 2 weeks? Yeah, that was me, too. Warning: … Continue reading
Not often do we read about food helping to correct hormonal imbalances. In fact, when we hear the words “hormonal problems,” we are conditioned to think of solutions not extending much further than birth control pills, hormone creams and pallots. … Continue reading
You’ve got a trip coming up and you think “OMG, what am I going to eat?!” Over the years, I’ve collected tips and tricks I want to share with you today as they will help you stay off gluten, … Continue reading
I asked Mimi Mills to write her story. I asked for 300 words, she gave me 900 but I just didn’t know how to edit it down, so I left it. It’s long but worth the read. “I wanted to … Continue reading
So, you just got back your “thyroid labs” and all they say is: TSH and Total T4. Your doctor might have even told you that “you do not have a thyroid problem” even though you are ticking every symptom of … Continue reading
It’s January 2015 and we are all off to a new start. I know for many of you this means deepening your healing journey and food can be a big part of that. I just got back from Morocco where … Continue reading
Almost every person I speak to starts the conversation with: “My doctor is useless and I’m so frustrated.” The common reasons to this comment are: they don’t listen to what we have to say they dismiss our symptoms; give us … Continue reading
Marketers want us to fear the sun to increase product sales. Healthy sun exposure will help to increase vitamin D levels and rebalance you hormonally. For extended sun exposure, you need a safe brand that does not contain any endocrine-disrupting chemicals. … Continue reading