This has to be the most common question I hear when it comes to thyroid disease and one that I asked myself many many times.
The problem lies in that our blood tests tell us what thyroid hormone is in our blood... not what is in our cells. And it is not until the hormone gets into our cells that we feel good.
My Doctor says I'm on Medication for life, is that true?
While this may be true for some (particularly if your thyroid has been removed) many others have reversed the need for medication by addressing their diet and lifestyle and in turn their Thyroid Pathway.
I myself have gone from needing 250 mcg of thyroxine for the first 20 years of my journey to now only 75 mcg as I approach my 30th year with Hashimoto's. So it is possible to reduce if not reverse medication needs.
My Thyroid was Removed, is there anything I can do?
It doesn't matter if our thyroid makes our hormone or we take our hormone via a pill, it still needs to go through the Thyroid Pathway for us to feel well.
So if you have had your thyroid removed and think you are going to feel the way you do for the rest of your life, think again... it doesn't have to be that way as long as you clean up your Thyroid Pathway.
My Thyroid Antibodies are Through the Roof... Help!
When antibodies are high it is a sign your immune system is under attack. The most common cause of this is food particles escaping through a leaky gut into our blood stream where it doesn't belong.
The body then goes on attack to address these particles. The problem is we eat these foods everyday, which causes an attack everyday.
To reduce antibodies the first step is always removing gluten and dairy along with repairing the leaky gut.