Tag Archives: Hashimoto’s

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and chronic fatigue syndrome? Although Hashimoto’s can cause fatigue, some people have both.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a condition of severe, chronic tiredness, is a well-known term in the medical world and affects between one and four million people in the United States. However, since it was coined in 1988, […]

Transition successfully to a special diet for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Are you considering going on a special diet, such as the autoimmune Paleo diet, the leaky gut diet, the SCD diet, or the GAPS diet to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? The thought of a major diet change can bring feelings of uncertainty and questions such as, “Can I handle this? What do I eat for breakfast?” […]

How stress harms the body when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related complaints? Stress is the body’s reaction to any situation that is demanding or dangerous. When we experience stress, the body responds by making adrenal hormones (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol) that help your body cope. Commonly called the “fight or flight” response, this is […]

Why some people with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism need to avoid nightshades

If you’re following the strict leaky gut or autoimmune diet to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, you may have noticed nightshades are on the list of foods to avoid. Many common and much-loved vegetables belong to the nightshade family, including eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers (but not black pepper), and chili-based spices, including paprika. […]

Valentine’s gift ideas for a loved one with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, have you thought about how to express your love for your partner with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? Chronic illnesses such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism are at an all-time high in the United States, with 75 percent of our health care dollars going to treat such chronic illnesses as heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions like […]

How gluten can cause depression, anxiety, brain fog when yo have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, brain fog, memory loss, or other brain-based issues? While conventional medicine turns to drug treatments, recent research points to poor gut health as the root of mental illness. This is because inflammation in the gut triggers inflammation throughout the body, including in the brain, bringing on […]

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and weight loss: How gut bacteria make you thin or fat

As anyone with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism knows, weight loss can be a battle even when you do everything right. Although managing your autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroid condition is the most important strategy, turns out your gut bacteria also play a role in weight. While obesity has long been blamed on laziness and lack of will power, but […]

How to prevent chemical sensitivities, or TILT, when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Have you noticed signs banning the wearing of perfumes or heavy fragrance in some places? Or perhaps you yourself have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and experience unpleasant or even debilitating symptoms when exposed to perfumes, scented products, gasoline fumes, car exhaust, or other chemical odors. A growing number of people suffer migraines, rashes, fatigue, mood changes, autoimmune […]

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism: Drugs that can cause leaky gut

Repairing leaky gut is foundational to managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism as leaky gut causes inflammation and can exacerbate autoimmune conditions. Although diet plays a role in leaky gut, so do other factors, such as high blood sugar, chronic stress, and hormonal imbalances. However, it’s important not to overlook the impact of seemingly innocuous over-the-counter (OTC) medications, […]

How to need health insurance less when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

With the cost of health care, health insurance, deductibles, and copays going through the roof, getting sick has become financially hazardous. Although regular thyroid checks are important and we can’t fully control our fate, we can sway the odds in our favor so that we need the health care system as little as possible—more than 75 […]