Although I’m not one who likes to dwell on the negatives or things that I cannot change/have not much control over, sometimes I do have to admit defeat and give in to my health conditions. I prefer to look at how having such chronic illnesses such as hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and adrenal fatigue have changed me for the better, taught me things or otherwise helped develop me as a person. But today, I just had to admit defeat to them and put off today’s plans until tomorrow.
*** Continue reading “Some Days You Just Have To Admit Defeat”
For many autoimmune hypothyroid patients (around 90% of us with an underactive thyroid), 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?
Continue reading “What to Do After Being ‘Glutened’”
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’.
It wasn’t. Continue reading “International Women’s Day and How Thyroid Disease is a Feminist Issue”
In a bid to change even more peoples’ lives with hypothyroidism for the better, I’m starting a newsletter!
Giving you an easy to digest, relevant round up of thyroid news and help to get you feeling better, once every two weeks. Sign up on the link below!
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!”
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”
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”