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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 […]

Emphasize exercise, not weight loss, new health care direction for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, then chances are you know what’s it like to struggle with weight gain. Do you dread going to the doctor because you know they will pin your health problems on your weight? Or maybe you quit going to the doctor all together to avoid feeling embarrassed and ashamed. Because the […]

Why female Hashi’s patients choose functional medicine

It doesn’t take long once you learn about functional medicine to realize it attracts primarily women. Why? Chronic disorders affect more women than men and conventional medicine’s treatment of women often ranges from disappointing to dehumanizing. Millions of women who suffer from Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism learn this first-hand when their symptoms go unaddressed despite medication. Conventional […]

Putting coconut oil into proper context with Hashimoto’s

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced coconut oil is bad for you. This is the same advisory organization that endorses breakfast cereals loaded with sugars and artificial additives. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, you need to know more about this recommendation as coconut oil could be beneficial for you. It’s important to look at […]

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 […]