By Gina Heath, INHC Today there are over 100 diagnosed autoimmune disorders. In the past 50 years, the incidence of autoimmune diseases has not only doubled, but tripled (1). Year after year there continues to be a sharp rise in these disorders making it a modern epidemic. Forecasts don’t show hopeful improvements. In the coming […]
This is a guest post written by thyroid patient advocate and author, Rachel Hill of The Invisible Hypothyroidism. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough thyroid hormone/s. These hormones are needed for every process, every cell and every function within the body, […]
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The preceding and following images and excerpt were sent to me by a fellow advocate with permission to use her letter and images to spread awareness about the need for adequate thyroid care in Nigeria, Africa. I will be setting up a fund for donations to help those suffering in Nigeria. Please consider donating to […]
10 Thyroid Symptoms Every Woman Should Be Concerned About Guest Author: Anna Updated: 7/2/2018 If your body and mind aren’t functioning like they used to, aging might not be the only culprit. Thyroid symptoms have a lot to do with your quality of life, and keeping your thyroid healthy should be a top […]
Guest Post: Share Your Story Author: Gina Heath, INHC Updated: 6/10/2018 Six months after my son was born, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was told I had an underactive thyroid that was common after childbirth but was given no other explanation. I was put on the conventional Synthroid medication and kept hearing […]
Thyroid Gland location Updated: 5/9/2018 By: Zana Carver, PhD Thyroid Gland Location This short video demonstrates the thyroid gland location and surrounding structures. The thyroid gland location video is narrated and rotates to allow better visualization. In this animation, I mention the thyroid gland’s relationship to other anatomical structures. I did not mention […]
5 Excellent Thyroid Books This short post includes 5 of my most recent and favorite thyroid books. Rachel Hill’s “Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate” Leah Carver’s “Undoing Hashimoto’s” Sarah Lentz’s “The Hypothyroid Writer” Barbara Lougheed’s “Tired Thyroid” Kathryn Simpson’s “The Woman’s Guide to Thyroid Health” All of these wonderful authors have experienced their own thyroid healing […]
Hyperthyroid Did you know that autoimmune disorders cause most types of thyroid gland dysfunction? Grave’s disease is one cause of an overactive thyroid gland. In this short video, I explain the symptoms of high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism).
Hypothyroid Diet In this post, I explain what a ketogenic diet is and how it can be helpful for hypothyroid people. A ketogenic diet is a high fat-low carb (HFLC) diet that helps to repair insulin sensitivity. My initial experiences with this diet have been positive but I will explain the transition more fully in […]