Book Review of: Why Do I STILL Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal.. by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS

 This book explores more in-depth, what could be causing your underactive thyroid, namely Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and what has led to it. Dr Kharrazian particularly focuses on how diet and lifestyle changes could potentially reverse your condition so you no longer need thyroid medication. IMG_5922

This is a popular thyroid book.

I’ll reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.

I bought this book last winter and have only just gotten round to finishing it. I’d started a few books and this one was put on the back burner whilst I finished those.

Although very scientific at times, this book is eye-opening and explores what could have started or contributed to your hypothyroidism and/or autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s, and what you could do to reverse this, so that you no longer need thyroid medication.

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Acid Reflux, Low Stomach Acid and Hypothyroidism

Stomach acid is needed in the body to break down food and get rid of bad bacteria. It is made as and when you eat, but many hypothyroid patients have low stomach acid, which leads to GORD, GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, acid regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, chest pain/discomfort, cough and even hoarseness.

Research has found that the older your body gets, the lower your levels of stomach acid can become, but many hypothyroid patients are surprised to learn that their acid reflux can be related to a poorly treated underactive thyroid. Continue reading “Acid Reflux, Low Stomach Acid and Hypothyroidism”

What Supplements Should I Take For My Thyroid?

There are certain supplements that support thyroid function and maintaining optimal levels. It’s important to consider other possible problems, so not just your thyroid, such as low vitamin levels and other health conditions that can cause symptoms similar to hypothyroidism.

Supplementing may help with symptoms. 

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I would always recommend consulting your doctor, pharmacist, a medical professional etc. before making any changes to your health regime. It can be dangerous if you take supplements and already have high/sufficient levels.

If you’re gluten or dairy free, or have any other restrictions, do also always check that all supplements you take are free of the substance, too.

Most vitamins can be tested via doctors’ tests to learn your levels. 

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Neck Issues; Goitres, Enlargements, Nodules and Cysts

Have you ever noticed your neck seems enlarged or been told it ‘sticks out’? Does it feel uncomfortable to swallow? Do you struggle to swallow or feel a lump in your throat? You could have an enlarged thyroid gland, also called a goitre. It can be slight or very noticeable.

There could be many reasons for this, so I’ve summed some of the most common reasons up below.

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