I’m ready to begin my journey of body posivity. For a while now, I’ve been following an Instragammer called @BodyPosiPanda who inspires me to make peace with my body, rather than waste any more of my time and energy pulling it apart in the mirror every day.
I’m not a selfish person naturally. Not in any way at all. But since going through the motions of being diagnosed with various things such as hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety disorder and adrenal dysfunction, I’ve had to learn to do more things for me. I’ve had to become more selfish, in order to gain some of my life back and manage my health conditions better.
But being selfish is generally seen as a bad trait to have, with Google’s definition even suggesting this:
lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
I’m writing this the day after Boxing Day, having over indulged in food and spending the last few days feeling grateful for the friends and family in my life who have made the festive season special.
But now that Christmas is (sadly) over, we’re approaching New Year celebrations, which always gets people reflecting over the past year, what the high and low points have been and what (if any) resolutions they may make for the next one. Continue reading “Thyroid Patients: 6 New Year Resolutions You Should Make”
The Invisible Hypothyroidism isn’t the only source of information out there, for thyroid patients. Heck, before I started this website I read up about my new diagnosis and what it meant, on what must have been hundreds of websites and articles.
However, filtering websites to find the ones you know you can trust and provide reliable info can be daunting, so I’ve summed up my favourite sources of information below. You’ll probably have also noticed that I reference back to and feature a lot of these sources regularly throughout my blogs and writing, too.
Dr Amy Myer’s generously offered to send me a copy of her second book, The Thyroid Connection, a year ago now and although I finished reading it a good six months ago, I’m finally now writing this review!
Dr Myer’s book is based around her twenty-eight day programme to get you back on track to good health, following a Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism diagnosis. She looks at diet, gut health, stress, supplements and more, all tailored to your situation. Continue reading “Book Review: The Thyroid Connection by Amy Myers, MD”
I haven’t had a giveaway competition for The Invisible Hypothyroidism before, but seeing as my following is growing so quickly these days, after reaching 200,000 views especially, I wanted to celebrate and say thank you. Thank you for supporting me and allowing me to support you in your thyroid journey.
We’re also coming up to Christmas and the two year anniversary of me launching The Invisible Hypothyroidism, so what better time to give back to the thyroid community?
As well as thyroid hormones, many other hormones are also part of the endocrine system, which all work in a delicate balance with one another. They regulate body temperature, metabolism, energy and reproduction and many thyroid patients are learning that they actually have more at play than just thyroid issues. They also have something called Oestrogen Dominance.
Do you still feel like rubbish even though your doctor is insistent that your test results are coming back ‘fine’ or ‘normal’? Perhaps your doctor isn’t running all the thyroid tests that you want? Many thyroid patients benefit from being more involved in their thyroid care and treatment, which is where self-testing and the ability to order your own tests can be critical tools for empowering yourself. Continue reading “Take Back Control: Order Your Own Thyroid Tests”
As a thyroid patient, there are a few different types of doctors you may see for your condition. Some can be more useful in addressing different areas of the condition than others and different patients find different success with different types of doctors. You may have tried a few of these already, but I’m going to sum up what each one is, how they look at hypothyroidism and why they may be helpful to you.
We often see infographics and articles shared around the internet about foods that we should avoid when we have hypothyroidism, such as goitrogens, soy and gluten, but what about foods that are good for us?
Give us the list of stuff we can eat without feeling guilty!