Why is Hypothyroidism More Common in Women?

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Why is hypothyroidism more common in women? Just how common is hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems in women? Nearly 1 in 3 people have thyroid disease, the majority of which are women. Yet more than half of those with a thyroid gland condition don’t know they have it. Top Reasons Hypothyroidism is More Common in Women Hormone imbalance Hormone fluctuations …

The Thyroid Secret

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I’m so excited that I just can’t hold this in any longer — The Thyroid Secret is finally here!!! I’ve just got word that I can finally let you in on something that I’ve known about for several months, but was sworn to secrecy! My friend Dr. Izabella Wentz and her amazing team have put together something that’s going to …

The Thyroid Gut Connection + 4 Steps to Heal Your Gut

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Chances are if you’ve made a trip to your endocrinologist for your hypothyroidism you’ve heard that your condition is genetic, there’s a prescription for it, and that’s about all you can do. It’s an autoimmune thyroid disease. Period. I’d even venture to guess that there was no mention of your gut health at all…let alone the thyroid gut connection. What …

The Autoimmune Hormone Connection

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Autoimmune disease is undeniably on the rise and who does it affect most? Us ladies! This might not come as a shock, but what might surprise you is just how much your autoimmune disease can completely wreck your hormones. Autoimmune diseases that cause hair loss, brittle nails and worse seem designed to attack our femininity. In this post we are going …

The Ovarian Adrenal Thyroid Axis Connection

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The Ovarian-Adrenal-Thyroid Axis or OAT for short is the most important axis to assess when striving for balanced hormones. The OAT is the way in which these three hormone producing glands (your ovaries, adrenals and thyroid) communicate and truly–rule your world. The 3-Legged Stool I like to think of the OAT as a 3-legged stool, which each gland representing a leg. When …

What You Need to Know About Heartburn & Hypothyroidism

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Heartburn — that sensation of burning in your chest or throat that may accompany meals or haunt you throughout the day. Chances are you’ve experienced it at some point, which you means you know how uncomfortable it can be. However, you might be asking yourself right now, what could Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism and heartburn possibly have in common? Heartburn is a common condition …

What is Leaky Gut?

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Like the term adrenal fatigue, you may have heard the expression leaky gut floating around on the internet. In the same way that adrenal fatigue is not a medical term and more of a layman’s term used by patients, neither is leaky gut. Instead, medical professionals refer to the phenomenon of “leaky gut” as intestinal hyperpermeability. While your doctor may …

7 Ways to Heal Your Thyroid & Gut!

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Do you suffer from hypothyroidism or know someone who does? Chances are you know a little bit about the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that go along with it. I know. Fun, right? Thyroid digestive problems and intestinal issues, unfortunately, tend to go hand in hand. Here’s why that is and 7 ways to help heal. Hypothyroidism, a condition in which there is …