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
My name is Courtney. I am wife and mother of two living in the Houston Metro Area. I’m going to begin with my background and add a little disclaimer before digging deeper into the topics of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s... I am not a medical professional. Everything I share is based on personal experience and my … Continue reading Allow Me to Introduce Myself…