First of all, happy new year!!! Second, I definitely want to mention that January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Get your thyroid panel done! Paloma Health has blood test kits that are very easy to use with reasonable pricing. A little recap of 2020 for my thyroid journey: January - I started seeing my current … Continue reading 2020 Recap + Lab Results
Now that I’ve given a personal perspective on what it can be like to be married with thyroid disease here, I’d like to shed light on what can be done to help foster support and understanding. Include your spouse/partner in your treatment. That includes taking him/her to ALL appointments - doctor appointments, lab work, and … Continue reading Tips for Those Married to Thyroid Disease
Being married, having children, and having a life with that special someone is a real blessing. It should be beautiful, thoughtful, progressive, even through the very real challenges. “In sickness and in health...” is deep. When you commit to someone, you are making a promise to stand by their side through the good, the bad, … Continue reading Married to Thyroid Disease
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. This is is not a sponsored post. I have no affiliation with Thyrovanz. All opinions are my own. Here in the thyroid world, particularly for those of us who take NDTs (Natural Desiccated Thyroid), it may look like a bumpy future. I had been taking an NDT called … Continue reading Off the Beaten Path…Thyrovanz!
Have you ever felt like you start something really good only to fail yourself and end up in an even worse situation than when you started? I know I have. Multiple times. My experience with this is primarily with weight loss goals. As I’ve stated in previous posts, I’ve been over weight for most of … Continue reading Reflections: Part 2
I remember when I was younger, like a teen to early 20s, I had basically accepted that I would always be overweight. I would always have stomach discomfort. I would never not want a nap. I would always need this pill (which will not change). Living a “normal” life and slimming down was not in … Continue reading Reflections: Part 1
Over the last few weeks we have had birthday parties, Paleo treats just because, and out of state traveling. I am proud to say that I have not fallen off the wagon, but sat on the edge, dangling my feet. Yikes! So, with that being said, I’m doing the September Whole30! It officially (via Melissa … Continue reading I’m doing a Whole30!
You were diagnosed with hypothyroidism. You have your medication. You’re taking it as directed by your doctor/pharmacy. Great. That’s a very good start, however, most of us with hypothyroidism have multiple issues going on at once. It’s like a domino-effect. Your thyroid is a powerful gland. When it works well, you metabolize nutrients. Your body … Continue reading 11 Tips to Optimize Thyroid Medication Absorption
You made the decision to embrace the Paleo lifestyle. Yay! Congratulations! There’s just one thing - you’re the only one in your household or circle (or both) doing it. Not gonna lie. That can be challenging if you are not prepared. I have a few words of advice for thriving on Paleo when it feels … Continue reading 5 Tips for Living a Paleo Lifestyle Surrounded by People Who Don’t
We all know that exercising is vital to your health. There’s no way around it. However, if you have Thyroid Disease, not all workouts are beneficial. In fact, certain types of exercise may do more harm than good. Two years ago, I was in the gym almost 5 days a week. I was training on … Continue reading Exercising With Thyroid Disease