Have you ever experienced mental fatigue? Hard to focus, getting distracted, rereading something couple of times just to make sense of it, being overwhelmed with small decisions and tasks and relaying on coffee and snacks to keep you ‘awaken’ and productive? Low energy, physical fatigue and difficulty in waking up in the morning are very common with under-active thyroid but lack of mental clarity is a thing too. You are not crazy, brain fog is real. Let’s take a look what is causing it and how you can get rid of it.
If you feel fatigue, anxious, gaining weight and can’t sleep well with no particular reason – check your thyroid! Thyroid hormones affect every cell in your body. They influence both your physical and mental health. Approximately 1 in 8 women will be affected by a thyroid condition at some point in their lives. Developing thyroid disorder is more common in women between age 20 and 30 and during menopause. Here is a brief summary how thyroid affects your wellbeing why it’s so often misdiagnosed and what’s is the one big mistake in thyroid treatment?
There are great chances you are not and this is because of few reasons: Salt in UK is not iodised. The United Kingdom ranks seventh amongst the ten most iodine deficient countries in the world. The most abundant iodine sources are seaweed and certain type of fish like haddock and cod and usually that’s notContinue reading “Are you getting enough iodine? Iodine deficiency symptoms and why you need it?”
If you want to heal your underactive thyroid, make sure you are getting enough iron and your ferritin levels are at optimal level. Find out about iron absorption from animal and plant sources and optimal ferritin level according to functional medicine lab ranges.
Female athletes are especially sensitive to hormonal imbalance. Iodine deficiency can impair not only thyroid but also sports performance. Did you know that you can lose up to 50% of iodine during 1-2h of exercise?
Popularity of keto diet is rising. There are of course certain benefits of keto diet but in my opinion, keto may not be that safe for your thyroid in long term, especially if you struggle with underactive thyroid. You may be confused why sometimes keto is recommended to treat Hashimoto’s. Mostly it’s because it can help to manage inflammation. However, it’s not always true
Did you know that restrictive diet and strenuous workouts can make your thyroid even worse? There is no quick fix or magic pill. Withour fixing your thyroid first, weight loss can be a real challenge. Here are some tips how to start
There are certain foods considered as healthy that are not that healthy if it comes to thyroid. Or if you don’t know how to counteract their negative effect, you may be slowly damaging your thyroid. Let’s start with the most common and most controversial one at the same time – soy! Honestly, I haven’t seen any other food with so many different opinions as I’ve heard about soy.