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Avoid feminine products loaded with toxins if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Sadly, millions of women and girls absorb high levels of toxins every month thanks to lax manufacturing standards of tampons and sanitary pads. These products are loaded with highly absorbable industrial contaminants — the body takes in more toxins through the vaginal wall than through ingestion. Manufacturers are not required to list the ingredients used […]

How do you really know what’s in your supplements when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

When you’re working to manage your autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, you’ll come across recommendations for supplements to help you tame inflammation, support adrenal health, and help repair the gut. It’s important to know a little bit about supplement quality. The United States enjoys liberal access to nutritional supplements. We can buy virtually any supplement from multiple […]

The best form of exercise for aging with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Aging gracefully when you have Hashimoto’s is all about taking care of your mitochondria — the little energy factories in each cell. As we get older, their function can start to diminish, which plays a key role in aging of the body. However, new research has shown a little-known strategy to boost the longevity and function of […]

Hashimoto’s and fatty liver — the culprit is not dietary fat

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and struggle with excess weight or high blood sugar, your blood tests show may also show fatty liver (high liver enzymes). Although fatty liver has no overt symptoms, a liver filled with fat hinders detoxification, promotes inflammation, may increase gallstones  and increases heart attack risk. So a fatty liver means eat […]

How diet foods prevent weight loss and cause obesity when you have Hashimoto’s

For decades the diet industry has conned consumers into thinking good diet products are low in fat. This led to a boon in creation of low-fat, high-carbohydrate, and often high-sugar “diet” products that promote fat storage, prevent fat burning, increase cravings, and raise inflammation. Not only can diet foods make you fatter, they can also […]

Extreme exercise is good for you, right? Not if you have Hashimoto’s

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and want to get fit and lose weight, you should exercise as hard as you can, for as long as you can, every day, right? Wrong! Research shows extreme exercise can cause chronic health problems and make you feel worse. (What constitutes over exercise depends on the individual and their fitness level.) Recovery […]

Nitric oxide for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

When it comes to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, taming inflammation is the name of the game. This can be difficult because the body creates vicious cycles where inflammation keeps feeding more inflammation. This makes halting the progression of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism difficult…but not impossible. However, we now know about nutritional ingredients that can boost anti-inflammatory efforts. These ingredients act […]

Intermittent fasting with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Humans have been fasting for millennia, either for religious or spiritual reasons or simply due to lack of food. Today, a new form of fasting called intermittent fasting is increasingly popular among those seeking it’s anti-aging and health benefits. Intermittent fasting, or IF, makes fasting an everyday part of life versus something you do once […]

Arsenic levels in gluten-free foods by category

Recent studies have shown rice can be dangerously high in inorganic arsenic, particularly rice grown in the southern United States. This is bad news for gluten-free people who eat rice-based products — one study showed people on a gluten-free diet have twice as much arsenic in their urine compared to controls (and 70 percent more […]

Gluten-free with Hashimoto’s and worried about arsenic in rice? What to know

If you’re managing your Hashimoto’s then you’re likely gluten-free and may be eating rice-based gluten-free substitutes. Unfortunately, research is showing eating rice regularly can deliver high levels of arsenic. In fact, a 2017 study showed people on a gluten-free diet consuming rice-based products on a regular basis showed almost twice as much arsenic in their urine compared […]