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Thyroid Diet Starter Kit
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Common and not too common symptoms of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease

Posted on by Magdalena W.

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

11 Things I Wish I Knew About My Underactive Thyroid Back Then

Posted on by Magdalena W.

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

How resistant starch foods can help our thyroid health

Posted on by Magdalena W.

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