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1 supplement in Hashimoto’s & Graves’ to reduce thyroid antibodies. Updated 2017

On the search to feel more energetic, more upbeat and regulate weight with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves' disease?  Have you heard about the mineral selenium?  It is one of the most extensively researched, science based, natural treatments for reducing the autoimmune attack on the thyroid! The Selenium Story: The selenium and thyroid story are closely … Continue reading 1 supplement in Hashimoto’s & Graves’ to reduce thyroid antibodies. Updated 2017

Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is the most common autoimmune disorder in the world affecting more than 10% of females and 2% of males causing hypothyroidism with fatigue, weight gain / difficulty losing weight, infertility, constipation, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, swelling and more. A study was completed on women in … Continue reading Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Keeping on track with my 2016 goals gets hard when I'm time poor!  What I need is a quick and healthy meal to help me stay alert, calm and full throughout my busy afternoon while lovin' my liver. Challenge accepted! Carrot & Beetroot Salad (with thanks to Everyday Cookbook) Recipe: 1 carrot 2 beetroot (raw) ½ green apple ¼ … Continue reading Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Infertility, miscarriage & thyroid

I wish more than anything in the world that I had found a thyroid-literate naturopath & doctor before I suffered through so many miscarriages & spent thousands of dollars on IVF. It's one of the reasons why I went back to school for 4 years of full time study to become a naturopath myself & … Continue reading Infertility, miscarriage & thyroid

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7 years advanced notice of thyroid disorder with simple tests

So you've been told your thyroid is normal but you are still exhausted, forgetful & gaining weight? Did you know your immune system could be causing these symptoms 7 years before they show up on your 'thyroid test' (TSH test)? Antibodies from the immune system have been found attacking the thyroid up to 7 years … Continue reading 7 years advanced notice of thyroid disorder with simple tests

Getting enough sunshine may help you avoid a thyroid disease.

Our bodies need sunshine! Our current obsession with shielding ourselves from all sun exposure may be dangerous* if you have a family history of any autoimmune disease. From the sun (and also from some foods) our body gets Vitamin D which is actually a precursor to a powerful hormone in our body.  Sunshine becomes in … Continue reading Getting enough sunshine may help you avoid a thyroid disease.

Tired, teary & sluggish?

Feeling tired, teary & sluggish?  Can't lose fat or gain muscle?  You might have one of the most common chronic disorders - hypothyroidism.  A whopping 5% of the total population have hypothyroidism and as you age your risk increases.  In your 50's and 60's 10% of the population have hypothyroidism.  Plus it's more common in women than men (2, 3).  … Continue reading Tired, teary & sluggish?