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Gandhi's advice to chew your drink and drink your food has stood the test of time. Although what you eat is important when supporting Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, how you eat deserves equal attention. Research shows chewing thoroughly and eating slowly helps prevent weight gain, improves digestion, and is less stressful on the body. When supporting an [...]

Breakfast is the easiest meal to skip—mornings are rushed and many people don't have an appetite when they wake up. Some people even feel nauseous in the morning (which indicates a blood sugar disorder). But if you skip breakfast you may be sabotaging your management of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and increasing your risk of obesity. Skipping [...]

If you want to ensure success in managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and facilitating weight loss, studies show keeping a food diary is one of the best paths to success. For instance, diet research shows those who keep a food diary lose 30 to 50 percent more weight than those who don't. Keeping a food diary [...]

While practitioners of functional medicine have long understood the link between the health of a mother's immune system and the risk of giving birth to a child with autism, asthma, allergies, and other disorders, it is validating to see this information in the New York Times: An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism. In [...]

Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than people realize and can mimic or cause other disorders. A B12 deficiency is linked with memory loss, anemia, cardiovascular disease, and autism, to name a few. B12 is necessary for the brain and nervous system to function and for other aspects of health. It's believed B12 deficiency is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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