AIP

After much resistance, I will be starting the AIP diet on Monday 4/20. That stands for: Auto Immune Protocol diet. I am already gluten free and dairy free (with occasional cheating on dairy) – so I think I can tough this out. By using food as medicine, autoimmune protocol (AIP) followers are able to reduce┬átroublesome […]

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Energy

Energy, why hast thou forsaken me? “Low thyroid conditions do not cause people to die. Instead they cause people to feel half-dead, or sometimes to wish they were dead. The symptoms range from annoying to debilitating, with many people experiencing a severity somewhere in between” – Thyroid Power, 10 Steps to Total Health by: Richard […]

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Labs

So after waiting 2 weeks + I finally got my lab results back today. I am a little surprised by my TSH level, and a little concerned about my Free T4. This is the first time in all my testing that my TSH level has been in a decent place in the normal range. I […]

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Acupuncture

So, yes, acupuncture. My primary care doctor referred me to an acupuncturist last October 2014. I was coming in for a routine lab follow-up and still showing no improvement in symptoms. She asked would I be apposed to acupuncture. I definitely was up for it. I desperately needed some kind of help – the T4 […]

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Elimination

The first consistent information I found in my research into Hashi’s was the “elimination” diet. Certain foods trigger the immune system, and create “flare-ups” or inflammation. The first food I eliminated was gluten, because of the gluten-thyroid connection. Gluten contains the protein gliadin. “To the body, gliadin looks very similar to transglutaminase, an enzyme needed […]

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Dry Scalp

How could I forget to mention dry scalp? Dry, flaky, sore, thinning, sensitive… it’s terrible. I had my hair up in a pony tail today and bangs pinned back. It was up for most of the morning into the afternoon, and suddenly my head starts hurting, and I go and pull my hair down. As […]

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T3 and T4

While I have been been incorporating new dietary/nutrition treatments, as well as acupuncture, I want to discuss T3 and T4 today. But really quickly… As for today, I woke up feeling pretty well rested. It is Sunday so I was able to sleep in, after all. My energy levels seem a bit higher this morning […]

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