Thyroid Disease & Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Cold temperatures have an effect on many people – especially for those with autoimmune disease.  What I’d like to share with you today is about a bizarre set of symptoms related to winter weather but also to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.  Several years ago when I initially experienced painful symptoms that felt like frostbite in my hands…

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Hashimoto’s and Leg Swelling

Leg Swelling Calf Pain

Hashimoto’s Leg Swelling and Calf pain 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…

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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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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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Simple & Affordable Blood Tests Could Save Your Life

Many of my clients want to self-order their own labs.  Sometimes because their doctor refuses to order the correct tests, or they want to check levels in between doctor appointments, or their insurance doesn’t cover testing due to high deductibles or other reasons.  I’ve found a lab I personally love and it’s amazing how affordable…

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