Key Triggers of Inflammation and Hashimoto’s

hashimoto's inflammation

Chronic inflammation affects every aspect of your health and overall well-being.  It can be mysterious at first, especially in Hashimoto’s.  From where it begins, to the triggers, signs, and symptoms, it isn’t always straightforward to assess, much less address which is the main point.  Inflammation must be addressed at its root. Unless you turn off the actual cause…

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Mega Sporebiotic: What’s the Real Benefit?

MegaSporebiotic: What’s the Real Benefit? The use of spores as probiotics is highly important as spores are designed to survive through the gastric system and colonize well to produce the needed effects. Additionally, spores make a potent impact in the gut since the spore population in the gut is low enough that the 4 billion…

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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 connection 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…

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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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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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Metformin and Your Thyroid

Metformin

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

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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Top 3 Stealth Infections And Hashimoto’s

Top 3 Stealth Infections Hashimoto's

Infections and Hashimoto’s is a popular topic.  One question I get asked a lot is related to infections and what people are hearing about in Facebook groups or learning from “Dr. Google.” It can be overwhelming so I wanted to share what I’ve learned through various thyroid medical conferences. Researchers have found there are three…

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