Insulin resistance – hidden cause of hypothyroidism and weight gain

Is low energy and weight gain persisting despite diet and exercise? It might be time to check your insulin levels. I see a lot of women in my practice with insulin resistance and insulin levels exceeding 20. A value that still falls within the range outline by standard lab measurements, however its not normal! Insulin over 10 is already a warning sign. If left untreated it can leave you on the path to metabolic syndrome, increased risk of developing diabetes and also… hypothyroidism

Causes of Hypothyroidism: From Emotional Stress to Mineral Deficiencies

Hypothyroidism is a condition that mostly affects women and manifests in various forms, often insidiously and over an extended period. One of the most main causes of hypothyroidism are chronic stress and nutrient deficiencies but lets explore other common causes more in detail and also how hypothyroidism typically develops

Paleo Diet and Hypothyroidism

When it comes to managing hypothyroidism, diet obviously plays a crucial role. Among various dietary protocols, the Paleo diet has gained prominence for its potential benefits. But how does it relate to thyroid health and hormonal balance, particularly in women? Let’s delve deeper.

Does hypothyroidism affect your gut and cause bloating?

Are you feeling bloated and can’t figure out why? Low thyroid hormones can be to blame! Hypothyroidism can have a significant impact on the gut microbiome, digestion and nutrient absorption. In this post, I’m going to share with you how hypothyroidism affects your gut and how it can cause bloating.

Hypothyroidism, or an under active thyroid, is a condition that affects your body’s hormone production. With under active thyroid everything else in your body slows down as thyroid controls lots of processes and other systems, including your gut. One of the most common symptoms associated with hypothyroidism is weight gain and bloating.

What are early signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Do you ever feel tired all the time, have difficulty losing weight, or experience stubborn acne or hair loss? If so, it might be time to get your thyroid checked.  Even if your basic thyroid blood tests (TSH and free T4) came back “normal”, don’t ignore your symptoms. Each symptom we are experiencing, is our body sending us signals that something is not quite right and requires our attention. Here is your comprehensive guide of early signs and symptoms to watch out for together with blood tests you should do to do to check your thyroid.

The earlier you can detect suboptimal thyroid function the quicker and easier to fix it. And yes you can treat your underactive thyroid naturally without medication.

Can hypothyroidism cause anxiety and mental health disorders?

Have you been feeling more anxious than usual and not been able to pinpoint the cause?  Are you experiencing mood swings, problems with concentration and brain fog during your day to day activities? You may be surprised but hypothyroidism could be the underlying cause of your anxiety or feeling on edge. We all know that thyroid affects the whole body: your metabolism, your energy and your weight but did you know that it can affect your mood and mental health too? Untreated hypothyroidism is closely linked with anxiety and even depression.

Are you getting enough iodine? Iodine deficiency symptoms and why you need it?

There are great chances you are not and this is because of few reasons: Also, if you are interested how much iodine you can lose daily when exercising check out my other post here. The most common iodine sources but not the best ones Eggs and milk are usually advertised as a good iodine source.Continue reading “Are you getting enough iodine? Iodine deficiency symptoms and why you need it?”

Low iron and hypothyroidism connection

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.

The one mineral you lose with sweat that you should know about. Iodine and athletic performance

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?

Is keto diet safe for your under active thyroid?

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

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