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Feeling alone with Hashimoto’s? Celebrities have it too

One of the worst things about an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is how alone it can make you feel. Most autoimmune diseases do not have outwardly obvious symptoms. People with Hashimoto’s, most of whom are women, also know not to complain lest they be labeled a whiner or lazy. That’s why it’s so […]

Do you have chemical sensitivities and Hashimoto’s?

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and do perfumes or heavy fragrance make you gag or trigger your inflammation or autoimmune symptoms? Do scented products, gasoline fumes, car exhaust, tire stores, new rugs or carpet, or other sources of chemical odors give you headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms? You are not alone. An increasing number of […]

Hashi’s mom? Antacids, antibiotics and allergy risks

Addressing the root cause of your child’s acid reflux or frequent illnesses instead of a pharmaceutical quick fix could save you and your child bigger headaches down the road — a large study shows antacid and antibiotic use in early childhood significantly raises the risk of developing allergies. Because children born to moms with autoimmune […]

New veggies and fruit for Hashimotos’s and gut bacteria

Want to improve your mood, health, brain function, and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism management? An ample and diverse supply of healthy gut bacteria has been shown to be essential, and that is best obtained through eating lots of different kinds of produce. Try going out of your comfort zone in the produce aisle and incorporating some new […]

Got Hashimoto’s? Cleaning products as bad as smoking

Smoking is bad for you and cleaning house is good, right? Wrong, if you use conventional cleaning products — you may as well smoke. A new study shows the lung decline over 20 years caused by using conventional cleaning products, which have no federal regulations for health or safety, equals that of smoking 20 cigarettes […]

Use exercise to reverse aging of your heart with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Our muscles stiffen as we age, including the heart muscles. However, a new study showed that middle aged adults who took up moderate- to high-intensity exercise developed the heart flexibility of someone 15 to 20 years younger. High intensity interval training has also been shown to be so beneficial to overall health that it can […]

Leaky gut raises heart disease risk with Hashimoto’s

Many people think the main keys to avoiding arterial plaque and heart disease are to watch cholesterol, avoid smoking, and exercise. But what is less known is how dependent your heart health is on your gut. If you have digestive problems, multiple food sensitivities, or chronic inflammation, these could be signs your gut health is […]

Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s and heart risks

Sometimes autoimmunity, a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys body tissues, can attack the heart and cause heart disease. People with autoimmune heart disease may not have typical markers of cardiovascular risk, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Since we know having one autoimmune disease raises the risk of […]

Food quality, not calories, matter with Hashimoto’s

If there is one thing Americans love, it is a prescribed diet, and the internet abounds with rules for grams of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, genetic and body type diets, calorie counting, and so on. But a recent 12-month study found focusing on whole foods and ditching sugars and processed foods resulted in weight loss […]

Gluten and dairy can be addictive for people with Hashimoto’s

Scientists have proven what many with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism have learned the hard way: Gluten, dairy, and processed foods trigger addictive responses in the same way commonly abused drugs do. The more processed (i.e., high carb) and fatty a food is, the more likely it is to cause addiction, and the most addictive foods contain cheese, […]