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Hashimoto’s Thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where a person has an underactive thyroid (not enough thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism. In this section, we will cover treatment of Hashi's and management during pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.

18 Months Postpartum: Hashimoto’s Seesaw Starts Stabilizing

At a year and a half postpartum I’m feeling more optimistic about balancing life as the mother of a toddler and coping with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I remember last year coping with this condition wasn’t exactly a walk in the park.  My thyroid levels were staying stubbornly stagnant – on the high end of the normal range.  I was dealing with

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Hashimoto’s Treatment: Why Do We Have Natural and Synthetic Thyroid Hormone Replacement? :: Part I

Whether the cause is autoimmune – which is relatively common and is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – or otherwise, hypothyroidism can be treated one of two ways:  with natural hormones or synthetic hormones. Examples of the former include supplements such as Armour, NatureThroid, and myriad others that are less well known.  Just search for “natural thyroid supplements” online and see for

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Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism – Top Research Institutions To Bookmark + Hashimoto’s Gut Microbiome Research

As we sit in the midst of 2014’s Thyroid Disease Awareness Month, it seems prudent to follow up on our article from last year detailing research and progress in the fight against Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Last January 2013, we presented a brief overview on Hashimoto’s thyroid research, which covered all major research efforts to date.  Below we continue this coverage by

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Hello Hashimoto’s: A Functional Nutritionist’s Own Story of Life With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

The delicate dance of Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroid condition

Last summer I got a good taste of why babies scream inconsolably.  (At least the babies who have ear infections.) While on vacation with my son in Hawaii, I contracted an ear infection that made the sides of my head hot, swollen and pierced with excruciating pain; pain that reverberated from deep within my inner ear canal to my dangling lobe

Thyroid Hormone T3: Why It’s Important + Why It Makes You Feel Better With Hashimoto’s

What is the function of T3? The thyroid gland releases about ten times as much of the thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine) as T3 (triiodothyronine).  Normally, the liver and kidneys then convert much of the T4 to T3; about three quarters of the T3 circulating in the blood arises from conversion from T4 in these tissues. T3 and T4 appear to