Just Diagnosed? First Steps to Healing with PCOS

PCOS Steps to Healing

Newly Diagnosed with PCOS? Today we have a guest post written by my friend Amy Medling of  PCOS Diva.  Amy is a certified Health Coach who is passionate about helping women heal from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). If you don’t already know about Amy and her work I’m thrilled to introduce you to her.  I…

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What is the Best Diet for Hashimoto’s?

What Diet is Best for Hashimoto's

I remember the day when I finally received my diagnosis after being misdiagnosed for 8 years and wondering “what is the best diet for Hashimoto’s?” Like you, I was concerned about what I would be able to eat and it seemed life was going to be difficult where food was concerned.  At the time, I…

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Link Between Thyroid Disease and Helicobacter Pylori

Thyroid Disease and Helicobacter pylori

Many people struggle with stomach ulcers which are caused by bacteria, but did you know about the link between thyroid disease and Helicobacter pylori? Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterial infection occasionally seen in people who have Hashimoto’s or Graves’ autoimmune thyroid disease.  The bacteria infects the pylorus, which is the sphincter located at…

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Tips to Relieve Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Inflammation

Hashimoto's Inflammation

When you think about chronic inflammation, does it make you think of a fire that is burning out of control?   Unlike the type of inflammation you notice when you experience a cut or bruise as the result of specialized white blood cells congregating to clean up the area, chronic inflammation is not visible to the naked eye.  …

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How Dehydration Can Impact Your Health & Thyroid

Woman Drinking a Glass of Water

You can survive for several days without food but going without water for just one day can have a major impact on your overall health.  It’s easy throughout a hectic day to forget to drink water and many people don’t truly realize how important water and hydration is to sustaining health and life.  Your body…

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Thyroid Health & Beauty Holiday Stocking Stuffer’s Gift Guide 2016

Thyroid Beauty Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide 2016

It’s sad but true – we all have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with thyroid disease or an autoimmune condition.  Show them a little love this season with a gift or stocking stuffer that will lift their spirit and help them feel better.  A gift that shows you understand what they’re going…

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Hashimoto’s, COMT, Stress and Anxiety

COMT and Hashimoto's

Some of the earliest symptoms of Hashimoto’s include stress, anxiety and panic attacks often to the point that it’s crippling. These conditions may occur for a variety of reasons; for example, the early phases of autoimmunity often trigger stress and anxiety as the immune system loses “self-tolerance” at the molecular level and attacks its host’s tissues…

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Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and Gastroparesis

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism Gastroparesis

Research has shown a link between Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism to a condition called gastroparesis.  Although I have not experienced this condition personally as of yet and hope I never do, I have had many clients who have reported symptoms of what could potentially be related gastroparesis – particularly when TSH is chronically elevated despite thyroid…

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Hashimoto’s & Risk Factors

Hashimoto's Risk Factors

Hashimoto’s is the main cause of hypothyroidism and if you want to get well it is important to consider your unique risk factors, root causes, and triggers. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease just like multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to name a few, in which the immune system has lost…

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Hashimotos & Treating Menopause without Estrogen

Menopause Hashimotos

As you know, the most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes / night sweats, osteoporosis and vaginal dryness which are all associated, at least in part, with estrogen deficiency. If saliva hormone testing confirms that you are low in estradiol, one option is to prescribe Bi-Est, a combination of two bioidentical estrogens: estriol and…

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