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The importance of keeping a food diary for Hashimoto’s

If you want to ensure success in managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism with the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet, studies show keeping a food diary can help with your success sticking to the diet. We know this from weight loss studies, in which those who kept a food diary lost 30 to 50 percent more weightthan those who […]

Balancing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism with raising children

Because women make up the majority of those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this means many sufferers of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism are also raising children. It’s common for women to feel disappointed or inferior because they are not the kind of mom they had envisioned. But the perfect mom is an unattainable myth, and it’s possible your Hashimoto’s […]

Cannabinoid receptors and Hashimoto’s: Cannabis-free tips

If medical marijuana has done anything, it has been to educate us about our own endocannibinoid system (ECS) — a system of receptors on cells that play a role in inflammation, appetite, pain, mood, memory, and even cancer prevention. These receptors have come to light because they respond to compounds in cannabis, or marijuana. Because […]

Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters with Hashi’s

If you are counting carbs to stabilize your blood sugar, lower inflammation, balance hormones, lose weight, or better manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, experts say looking at carbohydrate density is a more important strategy. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are present per 100 grams of food. Low carb density foods don’t raise your risk of chronic […]

Antacids raise stomach cancer risk; Hashi’s and stomach acid

A recent study found regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for acid reflux raises the risk of stomach cancer. PPI users (Prilosec, Prevacid) in the study had twice the risk for stomach cancer compared to those who used H2-receptor acid reducing drugs (Tagamet, Pepcid). People with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism may struggle with acid reflux because […]

Anemia is a deal breaker to managing Hashimoto’s

When people are working to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, they typically focus on an anti-inflammatory diet and protocol. However, one often overlooked dealbreaker to getting better is anemia. Anemia as is a deal breaker to recovery because it means your cells are not getting enough oxygen. Without oxygen, managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism can’t happen. Anemia typically causes […]

Are you a sedentary athlete with Hashimoto’s?

A weekly workout routine including high intensity intervals, spin classes, running, weight training and other sports offers us many health benefits — and if you’re managing to stay that active while managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, then hats off to you! However, recent studies show that even if you get a solid hour or two of exercise […]

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 […]