Have you been on a journey trying to heal Hashimoto's and the nagging symptoms of hypothyroidism but aren't making much progress? Were you diagnosed before troublesome symptoms showed up and you're perhaps in denial that you even have Hashimoto's?
If the answer is yes, you're in the right place, and I'm glad you're here!
I've been exactly where you are and want you to know that your symptoms are real and thyroid disease can be reversed.
If you've been told by your doctor that your symptoms like hair loss, scaly skin, extreme fatigue, constipation, inability to lose weight, aches & pains, (I suffered with calf and shoulder pain), inability to conceive, foggy-brain, feeling like you need a nap all day, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, dizziness, depression, feeling cold most of the time and/or high blood pressure, cholesterol & blood sugar are "part of being a woman", or that they are a "natural part of getting older", or that you should "exercise more and eat less" then it is time to FIRE your doctor because none of those statements are true!
As a matter of fact, medication only accounts for approximately 10% of what is required to reverse and heal autoimmune thyroid disease. I am here to help you discover your root cause, support and guide you through the maze of information, and show you customized lifestyle, nutrition, exercise and stress reduction tips using the nursing process.
If we work together and in the end if your case indicates you are a candidate for low-dose naltrexone (LDN), which I personally had to resort to after being misdiagnosed for 8 years by 9 doctors, I can help you with that too. I am also a LDN nurse educator and can help you to get your body in the best shape possible for LDN and connect you with a prescribing physician and pharmacist on my team.
You definitely don't have to suffer like I did. It saddens me dearly to see so many women still today being led down a rabbit hole to no where by the person or persons who are supposed to be the ones who can help them...their doctor(s). Visit after doctor visit, they are struggling and nothing changes.
The truth is there is no medical specialty in the US for autoimmune disease. And it's important for you to understand that Hashimoto's is just that...an autoimmune disease, it's not a thyroid disease at all.
By having just one autoimmune condition puts you at risk for secondary autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more. So, yes, it's definitely a serious condition.
Hashimoto's is thought to be a precursor to thyroid cancer. Removal of the thyroid gland will not cure Hashimoto's since your immune system will simply find another target within the body.
Treating Hashimoto's with replacement thyroid hormone only (although necessary) leaves your immune system to continue on in its confused and chaotic state, unable to recognize which cells belong to YOU as "self," and which ones are foreign, e.g. a virus or bacteria, for example.
The truth is that most doctors don't know what else to offer you except a prescription for thyroid medication.
I've shared my personal story through Hashimoto's and other autoimmune illnesses. here.
I also invite you to read my eBook Hashimoto's: Finding Joy in the Journey. It can be found in the sidebar on the blog. Another resource for you is the Hashi's Sisters Holistic Autoimmune & Thyroid e-Course, and it is totally FREE, for now. Through the e-Course you will learn what the three key areas to healing Hashimoto's or any autoimmune condition for that matter, truly are.
Not every woman's symptoms of Hashimoto's are the same. Actually, there are many shades of autoimmune thyroid disease. Although there are appropriate steps to take based on your unique root cause issues and the 3 core areas to address, a wellness care plan and protocol may not be exactly the same for each woman...no matter what Facebook or "Dr. Google" says.
I am here to support you through your journey and to help you discover and prioritize your next steps.
It can be challenging to sort through all the information and protocols. The nursing process is applied to everything I do for my clients. You will be relieved of information overwhelm and any confusion about Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism that you might be experiencing right now.
I've healed Hashimoto's, and so can you! Follow me...I'll show you how.
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