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 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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Metformin and Your Thyroid


Receiving an autoimmune diagnosis can be challenging for the best of us. It can literally take years of searching for answers to seemingly unrelated symptoms to receive a diagnosis to confirm what’s wrong. However, conventional treatment of Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune diseases can leave little hope for improvement. Treatment for secondary conditions like type II…

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Celebrate Fall with A Cleansing Detox


Are we toxic? Years ago, I asked myself this question, and the answer honestly changed my life. When diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, I knew I needed to make significant changes to take control of my health. I began with a re-evaluation of my relationship with food. For years, I struggled with emotional binge eating and subsequent…

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Are Probiotics Right for You?

In the past, I’ve spoken about gut health and its importance in managing inflammation in our bodies. For us living with Hashimoto’s, the importance of achieving this balance is even more imperative. One of the simplest ways of contributing to our microbiome is in the form of probiotics. Do you wonder if you’re taking the…

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Bad Hair Days: Hashimoto’s & Hair Loss

My journey with Hashimoto’s affected my health in many ways. From chronic pain (especially in my calves and shoulders) and weight gain to puffiness in my face, hands, and feet. It was a mystery for so many years until I learned that every strange and new symptom in my body was a side-effect of Hashimoto’s.…

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