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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 […]

Hemorrhoids bumming you out? Look at root causes when you have Hashimoto’s

It’s an embarrassing subject we like to put behind us, but hemorrhoids can be a real bummer, with the pain of sitting butting into everyday tasks. Although hemorrhoids tend to run in families, certain measures can prevent your backside from continually taking front and center. When you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, addressing root causes of hemorrhoids […]

Everyday life is filled with toxins. How to stay healthy when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyrodism

It’s nice to think eating organic food and using “green” household and body products keeps us toxin-free when managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. While those measures certainly help, the sad truth is we are nevertheless inundated with unprecedented levels of toxins in our air, water, food, and everyday environment. Numerous studies link toxins with myriad health disorders, […]

Feel worse on the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet for your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

Although the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet is a well known foundation for managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, some people are dismayed to find embarking on it makes them feel worse. What gives? The sudden change in diet can temporarily upset your chemistry and reveal hidden health problems. If you have been accustomed to eating gluten, dairy, grains, sugars, and […]

Are you struggling with Hashimoto’s and now daylight saving aftermath? You’re not alone

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and you’re still feeling knackered from the time change with daylight saving  you’re not alone. Changing the time throws a kink in the fragile and sensitive human biological clock, leaving many people feeling continuously jet lagged for a few weeks.  An hour of lost sleep might not sound like a big […]