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We frequently hear about the dangers of high cholesterol, but keeping cholesterol as low as many doctors recommend may be doing your body more harm than good, especially if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Although conventional medicine has demonized cholesterol and many healthy foods as a consequence, too little cholesterol can be harmful in a variety [...]

How to motivate yourself to exercise for better thyroid health

Exercise is the golden bullet when it comes to helping manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and other health maladies, such as lowering your risk of heart disease, bone loss, dementia, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity. Yet many Americans just can't seem to make the time or find the motivation. People with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism struggle with added [...]

Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism—20 percent of diabetics are "type 1.5"

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes?Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is the mechanism behind type 1 diabetes. As Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune thyroid disease that may lead to other autoimmune [...]

When your blood is drawn could affect TSH level and hypothyroidism diagnosis

If you check your thyroid levels in the afternoon with a blood draw, results may come back normal even though you're hypothyroid, according to a new  study. Checking your TSH in the morning can give you more accurate results. Like other hormones in the body, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) follows a daily rhythm and is not consistent [...]

Got Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and heartburn? Rethink antacids

No one can be blamed for wanting relief, especially when acid reflux makes it feel like molten lava is shooting up through your esophagus. Antacids can bring quick relief, but their long-term use can also bring lasting problems that could worsen your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. It's better to identify and address the underlying causes of acid [...]

New Herbal approaches for autoimmune disorders

If you have an autoimmune disease or other chronic inflammatory condition, you may have noticed it can be tough to tame the inflammation. This is because the body can get stuck in vicious inflammatory cycles that may be difficult to stop. Luckily, researchers have pinpointed what feeds these cycles and developed ways to bring a [...]

You swore to support each other in sickness and in health, yet when it comes to a gluten-free diet to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, you may have found your spouse to be your biggest barrier to success. Spouses complain that eating gluten free is too expensive and too restrictive, they tell you that you're making [...]

Do you meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can't find relief? Do you look pregnant thanks to a bloated belly? Are chronic diarrhea or constipation your constant companions? If so, you may be a victim of stubborn gut bacteria, also known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). SIBO can worsen Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism [...]

When chronic Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism has you feeling like crud, few things are more insulting than someone telling you to "keep your chin up" or "think positive." Such advice sounds like a brush-off from someone who has no idea what it is to struggle with fatigue, depression, weight gain, hair loss, and other frightening, life-altering symptoms. [...]

Do you feel sleepy or have intense cravings for sugar after meals? Are you a woman whose hair is thinning, yet you're growing facial hair? Are you a man who cries at movies and has "moobs" (male breasts)? If so, you probably suffer from insulin resistance. Not only does insulin resistance gender bend your hormones, [...]

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