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If I Was Hypothyroid, Wouldn’t My Doctor Tell Me?

Guest post from Mary Shomon. One of the questions I frequently hear from people who are trying to figure out if they are hypothyroid is that they don’t think they have a thyroid problem, because, “I recently had a physical/checkup, …

The Link Between Insulin Resistance and Hashimoto’s

The body is a complex collection of highly interconnected systems and substances. As such, it is often the case that dysfunction in one area leads to disruption of others. This is exemplified in the relationship between insulin resistance and Hashimoto’s …

How to Support a Thyroid Patient

Thyroid conditions can be challenging, confusing, frustrating, and perhaps worst of all, lonely. Without support from others, living with a disorder can be incredibly difficult. In order to support and empathize with a family member or friend dealing with thyroid …

Is Hypothyroidism Causing Your Chronic Constipation?

Hypothyroidism, also known as an underactive thyroid, has a widespread and notable impact on many bodily functions. One of the most common issues associated with hypothyroidism is disruption of the digestive tract in the form of constipation. The discomfort, inconvenience, …

Is Thyroid Disease an Underlying Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Guest post from Zana Carver, PhD I know you’re exhausted and feel miserable but what’s worse is not having a diagnosis or the right treatment. How long have you been suffering before you were finally diagnosed? Have the treatments prescribed …

Is Low Vitamin D Contributing to Your Hashimoto’s?

Many recognize vitamin D as the “sunshine vitamin” because our primary method of acquiring it is by exposing our skin to direct sunlight. There are many benefits associated with vitamin D including better bone and heart health, improved hormone regulation, …

Can I Get Disability Benefits for My Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid disease, specifically hypothyroidism, is a common occurrence and can be accompanied by multiple debilitating symptoms. In some cases, symptoms can be so severe that patients may be unable to accomplish their daily tasks or fulfill their duties at work …

10 Important Lessons I Learned on My Journey with Thyroid Disease

Guest Post from Paul Robinson Hi, my name is Paul Robinson, I live in the UK and I am a thyroid patient advocate. I have been doing this work for well over 10 years. As a preface to this blog …

How Soy Affects Thyroid Function

Soy is becoming an increasingly common inclusion in the American diet. Those that want to focus on reducing their intake of meat or animal-based products find soy to be an excellent alternative. This is because soy contains a high amount …

5 Things You Should NOT Say to a Thyroid Patient

Few people know what their thyroid does and even fewer people know about the conditions that can plague it. Unfortunately, this can result in a few well-intended, but off-putting comments to those with a thyroid condition. Whether you know very …

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