Are you the person in the office who's always freezing, even while everyone else thinks it totally fine? If perpetually bundling up at work is part of your everyday routine, and you also feel achy, run down, or depressed, you might be dealing with hypothyroidism. If you have this condition, it means that your thyroid gland isn’t able to produce enough of the 2 thyroid hormones it puts out. Your thyroid's #1 job is basically to run your metabolism, and when that little gland gets messed up, it can really throw a wrench into everything. A thyroid hormone deficiency is more than a nuisance; it can disrupt your heart rate and body temperature and also cause fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain. Some of these symptoms are common with other conditions, so you can see why diagnosing a thyroid issue might get a little complicated! That’s where a trusted practitioner who is expert in thyroid disorders comes in. If you are dealing with hypothyroidism, you might also have Hashimoto's disease. This autoimmune condition is the most common cause of an underactive thyroid. In Hashimoto’s, the immune system attacks your thyroid gland and causes chronic thyroid inflammation, which can lower thyroid function. If you have autoimmune thyroid disease, just to complicate things further, sometimes you might start out with symptoms of one—usually hyper—and later on have symptoms of the other. As with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism can be diagnosed via blood tests. Some people with hypothyroidism use thyroid hormone replacement therapy to feel better, but there are other ways to help manage this condition. Your practitioner should make sure you aren't deficient in certain nutrients, including selenium and iron, and help you navigate the options. Supplements, such as B12, selenium, and zinc, or herbs like ashwaganda, for example, may help directly or indirectly support thyroid function. Fortunately, thyroid diseases are typically very treatable—words we love to hear, right?
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One more WanaFamily Q: Hypothyroidism. Who has it, what’s helped, has anyone used Natures Thyroid effectively?
Next week I’ll be starting low-dose naltrexone for fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, and hypothyroidism. If you have experience with LDN, I’d love to hear about it!
hi everyone I’m one of the newbies. I have hypothyroidism and it sucks because I don’t know any other guys who have it and I can’t keep my weight where I want it to be. please message me if you have been through this too
Small victories- Officially kicked my summer active EBV flare into dormancy! 👏🏻 But thyroid panels came back on the lower/ higher ends of “normal” (Hashimoto’s/ Hypothyroidism) as I suspected. Best endocrinologists in NYC / other supps that have helped you? Trying to find the missing pieces to the puzzle💚
Any other people with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have any personal advice? I still deal with pretty bad fatigue even on medication. Would love to hear advice on how you deal with symptoms. Also I have keratosis pilaris and if any one has any remedies they recommend it would be much appreciated ♥️
Really? LYME AND HYPOTHYROIDISM? Anybody have Lyme and newly diagnosed hypothyroid? Geez - dr said he sees this happen - that Lyme and co infections can create a thyroid issue where there was none. Can’t believe it. Haven’t gained any weight and I’ve always been “ naturally “ thin. It would undo me to have to watch my weight.
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Books about Hypothyroidism
Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know (Revised Edition)
The Most Comprehensive Resource Available on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism For millions of Americans, hypothyroidism often goes untreated ... or is treated improperly. This book, thoroughly researched by the nation's top thyroid patient advocate—a hypothyroidism patient herself—provides you with answers to all your questions, including: What is hypothyroidism? What are the warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors? Why is getting diagnosed often a challenge, and how can you overcome the obstacles? What treatments are available (including those your doctor hasn't told you about)? Which alternative and holistic therapies, nutritional changes, and supplements may help treat hypothyroidism?
Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr
If you’re an avid reader of health books and articles and you think you’re aware of the latest thyroid health information, you’re going to be more than surprised—maybe even shocked—at how much more there is to know. Thyroid Healing is like nothing you have read or heard, and it will bring you true comprehension of the undiscovered inner mechanics of our thyroids for the first time ever.Experience the epic truth about your thyroid from the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Medical Medium series!The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers and their parents to millennials and even children, more and more people—women especially—are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, loss of libido, restless legs, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap.As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away—people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with "Hashimoto’s," "hypothyroidism," or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.In Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation, autoimmune disease, and dozens more symptoms and conditions, then offers a life-changing toolkit and many new recipes to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality. It’s an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it’s the approach that gets results.MORE on BOOK 3 of the MEDICAL MEDIUM SERIES:If you’ve struggled with any chronic health issue, you’re not alone—you are one among millions confronting the mysterious symptoms that medical communities have begun to connect with thyroid illness. Like so many, you want the greater truth about the thyroid.We’ve already waited 100-plus years for real insights from medical communities into thyroid problems, and they haven’t come. Even the most recent expert opinions don’t yet have a handle on what’s really behind your suffering. Hashimoto’s is not the body attacking itself. There’s more to thyroid cancer than we’re being told. You’re not hopeless if you don’t have a thyroid anymore. Thyroid illness should not be blamed on your genes. Today’s thyroid diagnoses do not explain your years of suffering with mystery symptoms.You shouldn’t have to wait another 10, 20, 30, or more years for scientific research to find the real answers. If you’re stuck in bed, dragging through your days, or feeling lost about your health, you shouldn’t have to go through one more day of it, let alone another decade. You shouldn’t have to watch your children go through it, either.The meaning behind today’s widespread thyroid illness is so much bigger than anyone has yet discovered—what you’re about to read is unlike any information you’ve ever seen. It’s time for you to take control and become a true thyroid expert. Discover the real reasons and the healing path for dozens of symptoms and conditions, including: •ACHES AND PAINS •ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION •AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE •BRAIN FOG AND FOCUS •CANCER •EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS •PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS •FATIGUE •MONONUCLEOSIS •FIBROMYALGIA AND CFS •HAIR THINNING AND LOSS •HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS •HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES •HEART PALPITATIONS •VERTIGO •HYPERTHYROIDISM •HYPOTHYROIDISM •MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS •MYSTERY WEIGHT GAIN •SLEEP DISORDERS •TINGLES AND NUMBNESS"Since reading Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, I have expanded my approach and treatments of thyroid disease and am seeing enormous value for patients. The results are rewarding and gratifying."— from the foreword by Prudence Hall, M.D., founder and medical director of The Hall Center
The Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight -- and How to Get Your Life Back
From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Autoimmune Solution, a comprehensive, accessible overview of thyroid problems that will help you learn to identify the warning signs and finally take back your health. Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insist that your labs are normal, and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you. The truth is, your symptoms could be triggered by a thyroid disorder--the hidden cause behind a wide array of health problems that can threaten to ruin your life. Thyroid dysfunctions like Hashimoto's disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism affect at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. The scariest part? Most doctors won't even order thyroid tests unless you specifically ask. Now, in The Thyroid Connection, Dr. Amy Myers teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Myers, originally misdiagnosed herself, understands the struggles of thyroid dysfunction firsthand. Fortunately, she also knows how achievable recovery and well-being are, and just how to get you there. In The Thyroid Connection, you'll discover: How to work with your doctor to get the correct diagnosis What blood tests to ask for, as well as what they mean How to find the right type and dose of supplemental thyroid hormone for you The role of gut health, diet, toxins, infections, and stress in thyroid dysfunction A complete 28-day plan to jumpstart your health and reverse your thyroid symptoms Complete with advice on diet and nutrition, supplements, exercise, stress relief, and sleep, The Thyroid Connection is the ultimate roadmap back to your happiest, healthiest self.
Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness
Of all the problems that can affect physical or mental health, none is more common than thyroid gland disturbance. None is more readily and inexpensively corrected. And none is more often untreated, and even unsuspected. Hypothyroidism -- low thyroid function -- is one of the gland disturbances that many people suffer from without even realizing it. It can be the cause of low energy or constant fatigue that is one of the most common complaints brought to doctors. It may be responsible for chronic headaches, repeated infections, unyielding skin problems, or circulatory difficulties. Even more frightening, it can be a major factor in heart disease, lung cancer, and emphysema. And it is responsible for many emotional and mental disturbances. Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness explains low thyroid function in easy, understandable language. It tells how it may be affecting your health and your life. Dr. Broda Barnes and Lawrence Galton tell what the thyroid gland is, how it works, the problems its dysfunction can induce. They detail case histories of patients, often thought hopeless, whose problems were discovered to be related to hypothyroidism and were cured by Dr. Barnes's simple effective techniques. And they discuss whether you too may be hypothyroid, affected by a condition even a physician may not recognize. Included is a simple test you can make at home to discover if hypothyroidism may be the real, previously unsuspected cause of your ill health. If you know you are hypothyroid, Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness will answer your questions about your condition. If you suspect you maybe, if you are unsure what may be causing those chronic headaches, infections, fatigue and low energy, it may help you find the answer.
Hashimoto's Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back
Dr. Izabella Wentz, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, returns with a long-awaited, groundbreaking prescription to reverse the symptoms of this serious autoimmune condition that is becoming one of the country’s fastest growing diseases. More than thirty-five million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition—including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness—patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects. But there is a better way. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value—and limitations—of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto’s Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better—in as fast as ninety days. Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease. The first step is a quick-start two-week detox that includes foods to eat and inflammatory foods to avoid, advice on supplements to support the liver, and an adrenal recovery plan. Next, readers create a personalized plan with foods, supplements, and other lifestyle interventions tailored to their body’s own unique Hashimoto’s triggers, which they can identify using self-tests included in the book. Hashimoto’s Protocol also features original recipes. Grounded in the latest science, Hashimoto’s Protocol is the first book to offer a proven protocol by an acknowledged expert in the field to treat this condition and help sufferers reclaim their lives.
Thriving with Hypothyroidism: The Holistic Guide to Losing Weight, Keeping It Off, and Living a Vibrant Life
Thriving with Hypothyroidism is an empowering guide for women to lose weight, keep it off, and live a vibrant life despite having hypothyroidism. Women with hypothyroidism often feel like the disease is hijacking their life, sabotaging their efforts to lose weight, keep it off and preventing them from living an energy-filled life. Many women with hypothyroidism have been told that “Your thyroid test came back in the normal range!” or “The dose of thyroid hormone you are on is perfect!” yet they still feel hypothyroid symptoms. Or maybe they’ve been told, “Your weight gain is not due to your thyroid. Maybe you’re eating too much and not getting enough exercise!” It sounds all too familiar, and it’s a vicious cycle! After Anna Austin was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at such a young age, Susan Tucker did everything she could for her daughter to get to the root cause of the symptoms Anna was experiencing, even after starting medication. Thriving with Hypothyroidism is about empowering women to take an active role in their health in stopping the progression of thyroid disease and not settling living with symptoms for the rest of their lives. Susan and Anna help people understand that there’s more to preventing hypothyroidism than just taking medication. Rather, women can improve symptoms and thyroid function through a more natural, whole-body approach. Thriving with Hypothyroidism comes from 20 years of research, personal experience, and education in getting to the root causes of Susan and Anna’s own hypothyroidism. Susan and Anna share how to stop the progression of thyroid disease, lose weight and keep it off, and have a more energetic life!
Podcasts about Hypothyroidism
Keto For Women Show: Keto Q&A - Carbs for Hypothyroid?, Should You Eat Less Fat To Lose Fat?, Is Keto Bad For Gut Health?, and When To Start Intermittent Fasting?
The Ultimate Health Podcast: The Thyroid Connection - The Impact of Goitrogens - Hyper vs Hypothyroidism - Dr. Amy Myers
Dr. Amy Myers is a renowned leader in functional medicine and a New York Times bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from LSU Health Sciences Center and spent 5 years working in emergency medicine before training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Amy has helped thousands around the world recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®. Today's interview is focused on the thyroid, the topic of her new book, The Thyroid Connection.
Natural MD Radio: Hypothyroid Mom Dana Trentini - Uncovering Your Thyroid Problem
Today I'm talking to Dana Trentini, aka Hypothyroid Mom, about what she learned during her journey, how to pick the best doctor, and more. "Please be good to yourself. Get all the help that you can and don’t feel bad to ask for it." - Dana Trentini
The Keto Diet Podcast: Hypothyroidism and Keto with Elle Russ
The importance of a well-functioning thyroid, how the thyroid can become imbalanced, how keto can play a role in healing the thyroid, and so much more. TOPICS Signs of hypothyroidism (09:35) Thyroid testing (15:35) Carbs and your thyroid (35:23)
Medgeeks Clinical Review Podcast: Hypoythroid - A clinical review - Part 1
Today we're going to go in depth for all you practicing clinicians with hypothyroidism. Were talking prevalence, etiology, pathophysiology, the different subtypes, symptoms, screening, and diagnosis. Part 2 of this lecture will focus on the management. Enjoy!
Harder to Kill Radio: Hypothyroidism - How To Conquer This Sneaky Disease w/ Dr. Becky Campbell
So many women are dealing with symptoms caused by hypothyroidism and either don’t know it or don’t know how to fix it. Dr. Becky Campbell was part of this group, after dealing with weight gain, hair loss, and chronic fatigue during schooling. After a series of general practitioners and specialists left her without answers, she found her solution in a holistic practitioner that outlined her thyroid issues. Today Dr. Becky is passionate about helping other people get to the root cause of their thyroid issues and start feeling better faster. Hypothyroidism: How To Conquer This Sneaky Disease Dr. Becky is shedding light on everything from to what hypothyroidism is, what tests you should be asking for, how to eat and exercise for your thyroid and more. If you are seeing abnormal changes in your body, are not feeling yourself, or unsure of what tests to ask for from your doctor, Dr. Becky is answering all of your questions and more on this episode. Learn why you adopting a new lifestyle is not a prescription for restriction, the important role thyroid hormones play in all functions of the body, how to make sure your doctor is checking you thoroughly enough, and how to support your adrenals through stress management techniques. Dr. Becky believes in listening to what your body is asking for to know what you need to do to support your body without extreme measures. Once you understand the crucial role your thyroid plays in the body you will be able to shift your mindset, diet, and lifestyle to become partners with your body again. Are you struggling with a form of hypothyroidism? Share your journey with us in the comments on the episode page. On Today's Episode Ways to require less thyroid medication and feel normal in your body again Symptoms that you should be looking for to know when to get your thyroid tested Steps you can take on your own that cost no money and really make a difference How to view exercise and diet in a way that is supportive for hypothyroidism The importance of diet, liver function, gut health and adrenals on your thyroid levels Quotes “I had to do the work with changing my lifestyle to get better, but I did and I got so much better, and so I knew this is what I needed to do, help other people.” (9:48) “Everybody is different, so it's not going to look the same for everybody, but I can tell you right now I don't feel deprived at all in the way I eat.” (12:10) “I think when you can actually figure out what the problem is for your body, and learn how to handle that, that's when you are going to get the best results. You can’t do what somebody else did and expect the same thing if you guys are two different people.” (21:40) “My purpose is really to try and help people help themselves with as little money as possible, and with this method, you really can do that.” (34:02) “If your body is telling you something is wrong, it's wrong.” (39:40)
Dr. Westin Childs Podcast: Thyroid | Weight loss | Hormones: 9 Thyroid Supplements Every Hypothyroid Patient Should Consider – The Complete Guide
hyroid supplements (if used correctly) can help boost your thyroid function, help with weight loss and help you feel better. The problem comes with knowing WHICH supplements to take and at WHAT dose. It takes over 13 nutrients to create thyroid hormone, convert T4 to T3 and sensitize the cellular receptors to T3. Many thyroid supplements cram all of these nutrients into a supplement and call it "good". This is the WRONG approach to take. Instead basing your supplementation off of the needs of your body is far superior. That means using lab work and other markers to find what nutrients you need in what doses. 9 Thyroid supplements that I find most hypothyroid patients are deficient in: 1. Vitamin B12 - Thyroid hormone is involved in the proper absorption of thyroid hormone. See the video for a complete list of symptoms. Repleting low vitamin B12 is best done through sublingual or intramsucular injections. 2. Adrenal support - Most thyroid patients also have issues with cortisol dysregulation. If you have advanced adrenal fatigue most patients do better on adrenal glandulars. For more mild disease consider using adrenal adaptogens. If your cortisol is elevated consider using phosphatidylserine. 3. Zinc - Low levels of zinc can cause issues with your skin and issue with hair growth. Adding zinc boosts immune function, T4 to T3 conversion and acts as an anti inflammatory. Make sure to supplement with zinc bound to picolinic acid. 4. Iron - This is what I consider a "goldilocks" nutrient in that you don't want TOO much or TOO little. Unfortunately most doctors look for iron deficiency anemia and don't necessarily jus treat iron deficiency unless anemia accompanies it. Use these optimal levels to supplement with iron. 5. Magnesium - Hypothyroidism alters magnesium and low levels of magnesium can lead to issues like depression, anxiety and other changes like muscle cramps or restless leg syndrome. Replace low levels with magnesium glycinate, magnesium citrate if you have constipation or magnsium threonate if you have neurological issues. 6. Selenium - This nutrient is involved in the thyroid conversion process. Not only that but supplementing has been shown to reduce TPO antibodies and boost the immune system. In addition using iodine with selenium can help reduce negative side effects. 7. Probiotics - Up to 20% of thyroid conversion happens in the gut and inflammation can reduce this number. Hypothyroidism sets up the gut for imbalances that lead to inflammation. Using probiotics can help improve your GI function. 8. Digestive enzymes - Hypothyroidism leads to low stomach acid which can predispose patients to malabsorption of certain nutrients. Using enzymes can help digest your food, increase nutrient absorption and if taken in between meals may promote the breakdown of immune complexes. 9. Iodine - If used correctly iodine can be helpful in boosting thyroid function. The thyroid hormone is made up of iodine moieties and low levels of iodine can reduce the amount of functioning thyroid hormone in the body.
The Intermittent Fasting Podcast: The THYROID Episode With Elle Russ! Self Diagnosing Hypothyroidism, Lab Markers, Natural Desiccated Thyroid, Feeling Bad With “Normal” Levels, IF & The Adrenals, Stress, Doing LESS, & More
Medical Medium Podcast: Thyroid Healing
Do you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, hyper or hypo thyroidism, thyroid nodules, cysts, or tumors, or suffer with hair loss, weight gain, dry skin, moodiness, heart palpitations, or other symptoms? Listen to this Medical Medium Radio Show to learn how the thyroid really works and what’s behind these and many other symptoms.
Bulletproof Radio: Solving the Hypothyroid Epidemic with Elle Russ
Elle Russ is a writer, actor, health/life coach, and host of the Primal Blueprint podcast. She is becoming the leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Evolutionary Health Movement (also referred to as Paleo, Primal, or Ancestral Health). Elle wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after consulting with over two dozen endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and general practice MDs. On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave and Elle talk about hypothyroidism, TSH, T3, T4 and how to test for them, low body temperatures, functional medicine and more. Enjoy the show!