Since having thyroid and adrenal problems, I’ve found mornings to be the hardest time of day by far. They’re indescribably difficult, although they never used to be, pre-chronic illness days. I was one of those weird kids (and teenagers) who woke up early on weekends and jumped out of bed with energy. I could get going early in the morning without much of an issue, but these days, I wake up feeling low in mood, groggy, foggy-headed, nauseas and generally just bleh.
So for a while now, I’ve wanted to try a ‘wake-up lamp’ to see if it helps with this. What the hell is a wake-up lamp? you ask. Well.
Continue reading “I Tried a Wake-Up Light to See If It Helped Me with Fatigue on Early Mornings”
Along with many of the other symptoms of hypothyroidism, menstrual issues is a common one. Thyroid hormone is needed for pretty much every function and cell in the body so when you’re hypothyroid, many processes — including your menstrual cycle — can be affected.
Continue reading “How Your Thyroid Can Cause Period Problems”
Whilst exercising is well known to be beneficial and in fact crucial for good health, there is such a thing as over exercising.
Could you be pushing your body too far and causing more harm than good?
Continue reading “Are You Over Exercising and Damaging Your Thyroid?”
A question I’ve seen asked more times than I can remember, is ‘Does anyone else feel like they can’t handle their drink as well as they used to?’
So I’m going to look at the connection between alcohol and the thyroid gland!
Continue reading “Alcohol and Your Thyroid”
Mornings are the worst time of the day for me. They never used to be. I used to be that annoying morning person who chose to get up at 7am on the weekends. Even as a teenager. Continue reading “What I Mean When I Say I Don’t Like Mornings”
Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure looks at her hormone-balancing programme for issues such as sex hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues. With a handy questionnaire to help you determine whether you have one or even several of these hormonal issues, this book is easy to digest and down to Earth.
Continue reading “Book Review of: The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD”
Losing your hair can be very upsetting. It’s not just vanity, but it also contributes to your identity. I’m going to cover the many possible causes and treatments for hair loss. Continue reading “Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism”
On thyroid medication and still feel rubbish? Wondering if there’s anything else you should try/investigate to see if it would help how you feel?
For many of us, it’s like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. These could be the other pieces to yours.
Continue reading “Hypothyroid Patient Checklist”
Here I am; Rachel. Blogger and total foodie. I enjoy keeping busy, active and arranging social gatherings.
I’m twenty-three, I have a full-time job and bought my first home earlier this year. I’m your regular twenty-something, who enjoys shopping, going out, travelling and just generally making the most of life.