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
There are many symptoms of hypothyroidism reported and each and every individual has a different combination of them. Thankfully many of those symptoms can subside with the right medication and lifestyle. Fatigue Before I started advocating for my health, I was always tired. I woke up looking forward to a nap or bed time. I … Continue reading Unglamorous Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
During all of my extensive research, I read that the autoimmune protocol (AIP) was a great choice. I also read that simply gluten free or dairy free (or both) was good enough. I even saw going vegan was the best choice to manage hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s symptoms. I went from eating whatever I wanted when … Continue reading Why I Decided to Adopt the Paleo Lifestyle