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Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism can lead to more autoimmune disease

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Failing to manage your Hashimoto's hypothyroidism condition could lead to future autoimmune diseases. A recent study revealed that roughly one in six patients with Hashimoto's has another autoimmune disease, most commonly: atrophic gastritis, a condition in which the lining of the stomach is constantly inflamed vitiligo celiac disease antiphospholipids syndrome, which may cause blood clots, [...]

When the child of a Hashimoto’s mom feels left out due to food intolerances

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Your gluten-free third-grader walks in the door and immediately bursts into tears. Someone brought cupcakes to celebrate a birthday at school and everyone got one but her. "No one will want to be my friend because I can't eat gluten," she says between sobs. If you follow a gluten-free diet to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, [...]

Is your desk job worsening your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

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Do you eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and practice other healthy habits to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, but sit long hours each day at work? If so, you could be undoing your good work. Sitting, even if you otherwise practice healthy habits, is associated with poor cardiovascular health, higher inflammation, and more belly fat, [...]

An adrenal saliva test can measure Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism progress

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It's a constant refrain: We're too stressed out. But how stressed out are we really? An adrenal saliva test can tell you whether your cortisol (the stress hormone) is too high or too low, whether your circadian rhythm (the sleep-wake cycle) is normal, and also pin point the cause of your symptoms: adrenal fatigue or [...]

Under attack from toxins? Learn how to protect your thyroid

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Do you feel toxic chemicals are out to get you? Studies link many chronic health conditions, including Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, with toxic chemicals in our everyday environment. Man-made chemicals, pesticides, pollution, plastics, and heavy metals are a normal part of life for us all. Even radiation fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is now [...]

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism spiking your allergies? Look at gut function

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Do beautiful spring days have you cooped up inside, sneezing and sniffing miserably? Did your allergies kick in or get worse after your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism condition developed? Before reaching for the antihistamines, consider the role your gut health plays in both allergy symptoms and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. As with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, allergies actually begin long before [...]

Most gluten tests fail those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

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Gluten intolerance is not as straightforward as once believed. Many people test negative for gluten intolerance when, in fact, they have celiac disease or should be on a gluten-free diet. This is because standard tests are incomplete and fail to account for gluten cross-reactivity. This can be disastrous for the person with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. A [...]

Not just for children: Using play for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

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While the importance of play for children is well understood, many don't realize it's a necessary form of stress relief for adults, making it a useful tool in the management of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. One also could argue it's the most enjoyable part of a Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism protocol—say compared to giving up donuts or eating more [...]

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You never know when those persistent Hashimoto’s hypothyroid symptoms might save your life. An autoimmune thyroid disease is a warning signal the body is out of balance. By managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism with nutritional and lifestyle interventions, you may prevent cancer as well. Carrying the genes for cancer doesn't make it a sure thing—a recent [...]

Can't sleep? Turn the lights off earlier for better thyroid health

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Can't fall asleep? You may need to turn the lights off earlier. Studies show exposure to light after dusk, particularly light from computer screens, iPads, iPhones, televisions, and other electronic items, significantly inhibits the production of melatonin, your body's sleep hormone. For the person with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this is important as appropriate melatonin production helps [...]

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