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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Hashimoto’s and Leg Swelling

Leg Edema Hashimoto's

Hashimoto’s and Leg Swelling   There are many side effects related to hypothyroidism caused by autoimmune thyroid disease.   Skin tissues are often affected and one of the most frustrating signs is a condition called myxedema which can happen anywhere on the body, especially on the face and eyelids.  It is also troubling when myxedema affects…

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Thyroid Function Self-Assessment

Thyroid Function Self-Assessment Questionnaire Do you have a family history of hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems? Is your skin dry without the use of lotion? Do you suffer from constipation? Are your menstrual cycles irregular? Do you have high cholesterol? Do you have low blood pressure? Is your hair dry? Are your nails brittle? Is…

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Thyroid Round Table Updates

Recently I attended an educational event with several healthcare practitioners to learn about the latest research updates and clinical pearls regarding thyroid disorders. This is “Part I” based on what I learned. Part II will follow in my next newsletter. TSH Test vs. The Woltman’s Sign We’ve been hearing for the past few years that the TSH test…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroid Fatigue

Hashimoto's Thyroid Fatigue

    Here’s one myth I need to dispel: Despite what the public-at-large may believe, people with Hashimoto’s aren’t faking their fatigue. Hashimoto’s thyroid fatigue is real, and it is debilitating. Hashimoto’s Thyroid Fatigue If you have Hashimoto’s (or any other autoimmune condition) you have probably experienced chronic fatigue and the frustration and embarrassment that…

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Holiday Savings on Nutraceuticals

  It’s very exciting around here right now…Holistic Thyroid Care now includes 3,000 members!  To celebrate YOU we wanted to do something special that would support you in your health journey and save you money. Last week we submitted a request to Designs for Health asking permission to offer our members and followers a 40% discount on their entire line…

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The Small Intestine is Ground Zero for Autoimmunity by Marc Ryan, L.Ac.

This week’s guest post is by Marc Ryan, L.Ac. of Hashimoto’s Healing from his new book, Roadmap to Remission. I had the pleasure of meeting Marc at the Thyroid Mastermind in Boulder, CO in October and love his work.  I encourage you to check out his website and also get a copy of his book (which…

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Can Chronic Stress Trigger Thyroid Autoimmunity?

I’m so excited to share today’s guest post written by Dr. Eric Osansky of Natural Endocrine Solutions. There are many different factors which can lead to the development of an autoimmune thyroid condition. Some of these include food allergens, infections, environmental toxins, and even chronic stress. And speaking of stress, this is a huge concern…

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Thyroid Disease & Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Every winter it seems I’m affected to a greater degree by the cold temps.  I used to think it was part of the aging process…but for a 38 year old? What I’m talking about today is a bizarre set of symptoms related to low thyroid.  Several years ago is when I first started experiencing bizarre symptoms in…

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