Hi there, I'm Dr. Sarah and I haven't always been on top of the hypothyroidism mountain.
When I was in chiropractic school, I started feeling very fatigued. I noticed that my face was puffy, my hair was falling out, and I felt plain awful.
Does this sound familiar?
I had bloating, dry skin, cold hands and feet, and had brain fog even though I was trying my best to go to class and study all day.
I had a textbook case of Hypothyroidism.
I went to see a primary care doctor and was given a very basic (and not enough information) test, and my TSH was HIGH, meaning that my body was struggling to make enough thyroid hormone.
Did you know that your thyroid hormones impact all cells in your body?
Meaning that your:
That tiny butterfly gland on your neck? I know, it's crazy right?
So anyway... being a student in training to be a doctor and knowing that I didn't just "get sick" as in "catching" hypothyroidism, I knew that there had to be a reason for this.
There had to be an explanation of why this happened, and I knew that if I got to the root of it, I could change my behavior and it would change the outcome.
It was easier said than done finding information on naturally helping hypothyroidism 7 years ago... there was really not a lot out there so I had to dig and dig and dig.
Slowly but surely I found out what was hurting my thyroid and what was helping my thyroid.
I realized that my seemingly healthy green smoothies in the morning were actually causing detriment to my precious thyroid gland. See, I was using a lot of raw kale and cauliflower in my smoothies, both of which are goitrogens, meaning they block thyroid hormone production by blocking the uptake of iodine. Yikes!
I also learned that my stress was causing my body to be in fight - or flight- our sympathetic/run from a tiger response that causes our adrenal glands to overproduce cortisol, eventually leading to burnout.
Sounds scary right? It was not fun.
Yet, I grew very passionate about the topic, and through my diet and lifestyle changes I was able to reverse hypothyroidism, and heal myself of my symptoms and normalize my lab values.
So, what about you?
Are you having thyroid symptoms?
Step 1 that I recommend to everyone is to get a Full Thyroid Panel done. That way you can have the full story of what's going on in your body.
Unfortunately, many doctors do not do a full thyroid panel, because they are taught in school to just test TSH, however this does not give us a full picture of what is going on in your body.
You can easily get your Full Thyroid Panel Here. I got my results back within 48 hours, so I highly suggest this quick way to see how your thyroid is performing.
If you want to learn:
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