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The importance of your biological clock with Hashimoto’s

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to researchers for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythm, our biological “clock.” This sleep-wake cycle not only helps us move between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals, it also plays an important role in regulating the immune system. When you have an […]

Mystery symptoms autoimmune Hashimoto’s?

Do you have mysterious health symptoms — such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, brain fog, depression — that rob you of your quality of life, but lab tests and doctors say nothing is wrong? Or maybe doctors tell you your chronic symptoms are simply aging or depression and you need an antidepressant. Maybe you’ve […]

The link between stress and PMS with Hashimoto’s

It’s not easy being female — the hormonal ups and downs each month and through puberty and then menopause can range from mildly irritating to downright debilitating. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism on top of this, it’s a double whammy of unfairness. Although many, if not most, women suffer from some degree of premenstrual syndrome […]

Study shows diet tames Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

A recent study showed a low-carbohydrate, whole foods diet low in inflammatory foods significantly decreases thyroid antibodies — the marker for autoimmune thyroid disease, or Hashimoto’s. Hashimoto’s occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland; it is the cause of about 90 percent of hypothyroid cases. This study is further evidence you […]

Study confirms AIP diet works — Hashimoto’s support

A recent study confirmed what functional medicine has long since known — the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet is highly successful for managing chronic health disorders such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. The first-of-its-kind study showed the majority of participants quickly achieved and maintained remission of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis on the AIP diet. A number of […]

Store receipt handling dangers with a Hashimoto’s

A new study that had subjects handle store receipts showed BPA absorbed through the skin stays in the body much longer than ingested BPA. The study had subjects handle common store receipts for five minutes, then wear gloves for two hours before washing their hands. BPA measurements in the subjects’ urine showed BPA levels highest […]

Plenty of sunlight needed for sleep with Hashimoto’s

It’s now common knowledge that nighttime exposure to computer, tablet, and TV screens sabotages sleep —the light they emit simulates sunlight, thus suppressing sleep hormones. However, plenty of daytime sunlight is vital for good sleep. Most of us don’t get near enough. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, daily natural light is one way to help […]

Artificial sweeteners increase health risks with Hashi’s

If you use artificial sweeteners to avoid gaining weight, you’re not only wasting your time but also possibly causing future health problems, according to a new study. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, it’s important to remove as many artificial and toxic chemicals as possible from your diet and environment. The study found that not only […]

Hypothyroidism and low blood pressure health risks

Most people worry about high blood pressure, and with good reason as it portends numerous health risks. However, low blood pressure brings a different set of problems, such as reduced brain function and increased mortality risk. If the upper or lower number deviates by more than 10 from 120/80, it pays to be aware low […]

Exercise throat muscles for snoring with Hashimoto’s

Snoring happens when the tissues and muscles become too “floppy” during sleep and vibrate. Researchers found simply exercising those muscles to maintain their tone can help reduce snoring. Some people with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism also experience snoring due to swelling of the thyroid in the neck and increased weight gain from low metabolism, so managing your […]