Weight gain and fluctuations are a very common symptom of an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. However, many patients taking to dieting, i.e. cutting out calories or certain food groups in an attempt to shift pounds, are likely making their hypothyroidism worse. Continue reading “Is Dieting Making You More Hypothyroid?”
When you live some health conditions, following certain dietary adjustments can really help in managing the condition and symptoms, such as gluten free and dairy free for autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Although I don’t by any means have cake, sandwiches or even afternoon tea very often at all, indulging in some afternoon tea is one of my favourite things to do with friends.
So imagine my delight when Wonderland Cafe, an Alice in Wonderland cafe based in Nottingham, England, offered to let me try their gluten free, dairy free, vegan safe afternoon tea complimentarily, after I suggested a year ago that more places need to offer allergen free options for afternoon tea lovers.
For many autoimmune hypothyroid patients (around 90% of us with hypothyroidism), following a gluten free diet and lifestyle is key to helping them feel better and manage their condition more effectively.
But what happens if you’re ‘glutened’ by mistake?
The 8th March marks International Women’s Day, commemorating the movement for women’s rights.
I’d also like to touch on the fact that Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s affects a lot more women than men (7-15 times more women), but sadly a lot of women, when they go to the doctor complaining of tiredness, depression, brain fog, memory problems, weight gain etc. are made to feel as if they are hypochondriacs.
I myself and many other women have been made to feel as if we’re making it all up or are brushed off with “Well this is all normal for a woman your age”, “It’s all in your head”, “Just eat less and move more”, which is utterly wrong and disgusting.
Middle aged women are especially likely to be told that it’s all normal for someone their age, even, and then sent back out the door with nothing more. As someone who had symptoms since my teen years, I also experienced difficulties in getting diagnosed and being listened to, as doctor’s felt that I was too young to really be experiencing all the symptoms I said I was (muscle cramps, heavy fatigue, poor stamina, irregular periods, depression, anxiety, acid reflux, brittle nails, aches and pains). I was told that it was ‘all in my head’.
In a bid to change even more peoples’ lives with hypothyroidism for the better, I’m starting a newsletter!
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When Dr Nikolas Hedberg, a well-known, well-respected and passionate functional doctor, asked me if I’d be interested in being interviewed for his podcast, I was thrilled. Continue reading “Interview with Dr Hedberg”
If only gluten free doughnuts were easier to find… Continue reading “Doughnuts Over Diets!”
I’ve been writing for quite a few different sources and websites lately and wanted to share my piece for Thyroid Central, entitled Top 6 Pieces of Advice I’d Give to a Patient Newly Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.
I was delighted to put together a post for a great and up and coming source of thyroid information, and now you’re all able to see it. 🙂 I’ve covered many of the crucial points I believe everyone should know.
You can head on over to Thyroid Central’s website to read it, by following this link: https://www.thyroidcentral.com/top-6-pieces-of-advice-id-give-to-a-patient-newly-diagnosed-with-hypothyroidism/
It’s been over four months since I last checked in with you on how I’ve been doing with my thyroid health, adrenal health, sex hormones and even mental health, so this one is going to a bit of a long one.
Sorry! So much has happened! Continue reading “General Update #20”
Today has been a bit manic; waking up late morning due to my current Hashimoto’s flare up, I answered a call from the BBC, wanting to interview me on living with Hashimoto’s. Last night, model Gigi Hadid responded to negative comments concerning her weight fluctuations, which she explained are due to her thyroid condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (and I’m assuming hypothyroidism).