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How your mindset can wreck your thyroid!

Do you have a hard time focusing on positive thoughts with your thyroid? Is it easy for you to dwell on the negatives? Then you must watch this video. I discuss how your mindset can affect your thyroid and what you can do about it.

Mindset can be such an important factor with healing your thyroid. Constant negative thoughts about your thyroid can drastically affect your healing journey.

I have definitely fallen into the trap myself of negative thoughts when trying to heal my own thyroid. Frustration and anger can definitely take hold and you get wrapped up in a vicious cycle of telling yourself that your thyroid will never get better.

Watch this video to learn:
* How mindset affects the thyroid
* Why it is important to address it
* What you can do for your thyroid mindset

Your body hears every word you say and think. The law of attraction definitely rings true for healing your thyroid. 

A diagnosis of hypothyroidism doesn't have to be the end of the world!  Accepting it but addressing it is the key!  Having a positive mindset can definitely make the healing process so much easier!  

So why is this so important for your thyroid? And what can you do about it? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned a thing or two from why it is so important to have a positive and healthy mindset for your thyroid.  Symptoms of a slow thyroid are no fun so I highly recommend you to do your best to maintain positive thoughts about your thyroid to help boost your healing journey.

If you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  



What to do about thyroid fatigue

 Do you struggle to wake up in the morning? Or do you have zero energy to make it through the day? Then you must watch this video. I discuss what can happen with thyroid fatigue and what you can do to address this annoying lack of energy.

Fatigue can be debilitating for so many people. Fatigue from a slow thyroid is something that is very apparent. You can barely function and it is sometimes hard just to get out of bed.  And the majority of the time, most people also suffer from so many other symptoms of a slow thyroid like weight gain, hair loss, and constipation.  

The thyroid hormone effects is a long list but the energy that you should have from a properly functioning thyroid is the top of the list!  When the thyroid is even the slightest bit sluggish, your energy levels will begin to plummet.   

Watch this video to learn:

* Why do you get fatigue with a slow thyroid
* What else causes the fatigue
* How to address thyroid fatigue

I can remember thinking to myself.....is this ever going to go away? I would give anything to just have one day out of the week to have 50% more energy to make it through the day!

The difficult part with fatigue and a slow thyroid is that it becomes a viscous cycle and other things start happening in the body that feeds into this lack of energy.

Since the thyroid is your master gland for everything that needs to happen in your body, it is very crucial to investigate the the thyroid when you are depleted of energy and can't make it through the day.

And don't forget that you don't need a diagnosis of "hypothyroidism" to have a slow and sluggish thyroid!

So why does the thyroid cause so much fatigue? What else can cause this? Where do you begin to investigate? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned why it is important to investigate further if you suffer from debilitating fatigue and what you can do about it.

My new thyroid program is up and running. You can check it out here.

And if you have any questions, please get in touch with me. 


Why minerals are important for your thyroid

Do you know what minerals are important for your thyroid? And why you actually need them? Then you must watch this video.

A slow thyroid can be caused by a very lengthy list of things. Minerals are often overlooked as a reason that your thyroid is sluggish or sub-optimal.  The thyroid hormone effects in females can be difficult to address since this can be quite a few symptoms.

Minerals can play such a huge missing link for thyroid symptoms, especially in women.  And don't forget that you do NOT need a hypothyroidism diagnosis to have a slow thyroid.  Symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and hair loss can all be from a slow thyroid.

There are many ways to support thyroid health easily and naturally. You can utilize minerals in food and supplements to encourage proper functioning of your thyroid. The way we eat and the supplements we take can actually help, or hurt, our thyroid gland.

Watch this video to learn:
* What minerals are important for your thyroid
* Why you need these minerals
* How to assess them

The minerals our thyroid needs are easily accessible in many foods and dietary supplements. With the right information, you can make simple choices to improve thyroid health.  And minimize the thyroid hormone effects that happen so often in women.


So what minerals are important? How can these help or hurt the thyroid? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned why minerals are so important for thyroid function and what you can do about it.

 
f you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism right here.


The Connection with Hypothyroidism and Joint Pain

Do you suffer from a slow metabolism and joint pain? Do you know there is a connection with the thyroid and joint pain? Then you must watch this video. I discuss what to check for that could be contributing to your joint pain and what causes this.

Watch this video to learn:
*The connection with joint pain and hypothyroidism
*What to check for
*What you can do about it

There are so many reasons that someone can suffer from joint pain. One thing that needs to be considered is the connection with your thyroid.  

A slow thyroid can be a cause for so many symptoms but something that is overlooked is how joint pain is affected by your thyroid.   And you don't have to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism to have a connection with a slow thyroid and joint pain.

For some people, hypothyroidism can contribute to joint and muscle problems. It is not uncommon to have muscle aches, joint pain and stiffness and even welling of the small joints in the hands and feet.

So why does this happen? What is the connection to the thyroid? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned the connection with the thyroid and joint pain and what you can do about it.

Symptoms of a slow thyroid are no fun so I highly recommend you to do your best to dig deeper to find answers for your thyroid symptoms.  

If you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism 
right here.


Why you should check Thyroid Antibodies

Do you know what thyroid antibodies are? Do you know why they are so important? Then you must watch this video. I discuss what thyroid antibodies and why everyone should have them checked.

Watch this video to learn:
*What are thyroid antibodies
*Why you should have them checked
*How they play a role in thyroid healing

While there are a number of different thyroid disorders, autoimmune antibodies against the thyroid gland are among the most well-understood causes of thyroid disease.  

So many women suffer with so many thyroid symptoms yet the doctor will only check their TSH and in turn.....they are told that everything looks NORMAL!  Yet they have every symptom of low thyroid function.  

The thyroid antibody test is done to indicate this autoimmune response. These results can help identify the root cause of your thyroid disease and may factor into a treatment plan for your condition.

Unfortunately, it is not very common for a doctor to order this test so I dive into why you need this test done, especially if you suffer from a slow thyroid and are even taking thyroid medication.

And by the way....just because you don't have a hypothyroidism diagnosis, doesn't mean that you don't have a slow thyroid.  And you absolutely could have thyroid antibodies present! 

So what are thyroid antibodies and why are they important? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned why it so important to have a full thyroid panel including thyroid antibodies.

If you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  

My new thyroid program is up and running. The hair tissue testing is included with each package. You can check it out here.


How to Jumpstart your thyroid

Do you know what you can do to help boost your thyroid?  Do you know what things affect your thyroid? Then you must watch this video. I discuss some simple tips and tricks that you can utilize now to jumpstart your thyroid and your metabolism. 

Watch this video to learn:
* How food can affect your thyroid
* What stress can do to your metabolism
* Why sleep is important for thyroid health


There is so much information out there on how to boost your metabolism and your thyroid.  Unfortunately, so much of it isn’t the best advice and can absolutely steer you in the wrong direction.  That is why I made this video give you some simpler tricks that you can start right away that are effective! 

The list of low thyroid symptoms is exceptionally long so that is why it is even more essential to do adapt to some small changes that have a very big outcome for your thyroid.  Weight gain is such a common one that most women who have are diagnosed with hypothyroidism have to deal with on an ongoing basis.

The thyroid hormone effects can be devastating for some many women. They suffer endlessly without the proper guidance to help keep their thyroid happy and healthy. 

I hope you learned why it is so important to address some lifestyle changes so that you can boost your thyroid and keep your metabolism happy. 

My new thyroid program is LIVE. You can check it out here.

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism right here.


How to read a thyroid blood test panel

Have you ever been told that your thyroid blood test results look normal yet you feel terrible? Do you even know if your doctor did a full thyroid panel? Then you must watch this video. 

In this video l teach you:

* What you need checked for a full thyroid panel
* How to read a thyroid blood panel
* What the difference is between lab reference ranges and optimal reference ranges

I know I can count numerous when a doctor told me that my thyroid results were normal, but never even told me what they checked! That can be super frustrating!  You feel helpless.  Your slow thyroid symptoms continue to be ignored!  

Thyroid symptoms in women can be so overwhelming and challenging to handle.  Weight gain is the most common symptom that I hear with or without a hypothyroidism diagnosis.  The thyroid hormones can cause so many effects on the body so ignoring those symptoms isn't the best thing to do when you suspect your thyroid is slow.

Also, it can be a challenge to understand the test results if you do receive them. The lab reference ranges are usually not very functional or optimal so you are left feeling that everything is normal when you still feel awful! 

So what can you do? How do you read a thyroid blood panel? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned how to read a thyroid panel and why it is important to have a full thyroid blood panel done. 
 

My new thyroid program is live!  You can check it out here.

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism right here.


Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

One of the most common things that I get asked about is weight loss. So many people question why they can’t lose weight, especially if they are suffering from a sluggish thyroid. They’ve tried everything, including the things that seem to work so well for others…but they didn’t work for them. It’s beyond frustrating. There can be so many reasons for this, but I want to start by talking about weight loss in general. 

First ask yourself, what is “weight loss” going to look like for you? How will it make you feel? This is so important to identify, as this will make your goal for weight loss more realistic and attainable.  

I have been down this road of frustration myself as I suffered from hypothyroidism—I was diagnosed at 22 years old. I was obsessed with the number on the scale. Despite doing everything I could to lose weight, nothing happened! Pretty sure many of you can relate.  

Maybe Your Body Doesn’t Want to Lose Weight…Yet

Always remember: Weight loss is the last thing your body wants to do when on a health journey. 

What do I mean by that? Your body will want to fix other problems before it even considers weight loss. So if you have minerals that are way off, or a gut infection, or maybe even a hormone imbalance…your body is going to want to fix that first.  

Trust me, I understand the frustration when weight loss isn’t happening. But when your body has other issues that didn’t happen overnight, it’s going to take time for the weight loss to happen. Your body will lose weight when it is ready. Just keep focusing on getting healthy, and weight loss will eventually come. 

Also, keep in mind that weight loss or fat loss is very energy-intensive. This is another reason why when the body is not in a good state, it will not prioritize fat or weight loss. Your body is much smarter than you might think. 🙂 

So, why does weight loss not happen for some people when they are doing all the right things? Let’s look at some reasons that this could be happening.  

1) How are your stress levels?

During times of stress, the “stress hormone” cortisol is released in the body, along with the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. Together, they constitute the “fight or flight” response to a perceived threat. Following the stressful or threatening event, epinephrine and norepinephrine levels return to normal, while cortisol levels can remain elevated over a longer time period. In fact, cortisol levels can remain persistently elevated in the body when a person is subjected to chronic stress.

Cortisol has many functions in the body, and one ultimate goal of cortisol secretion is the provision of energy. Cortisol stimulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism for fast energy, in addition to stimulating insulin release and maintenance of blood sugar levels. The end result of these actions is an increase in appetite. Therefore, chronic stress (or poorly managed stress) may lead to elevated cortisol levels that stimulate your appetite, with the end result being weight gain, or difficulty losing unwanted pounds. In addition, the distribution of cortisol weight that often won’t budge is in the belly region.

Slow thyroid symptoms are definitely connected to your adrenals as well. So if you suffer from slow thyroid this will be a must to get your adrenals in check.  

2) Do you have any infections (like a parasite, bacteria, or even mycotoxins)?

As I mentioned above, if your body has something else going on that it needs to focus on, weight loss will be the last thing it wants to do. Any infection or parasite can be really taxing on the body, and may slow or halt any weight loss. To rule out these possibilities, talk to your functional health care practitioner about mycotoxin testing and/or a stool test. Your poop can say a lot!  

Your thyroid could be slow from this as well!  Your metabolism will not focus on weight loss with something going on in the gut.  It is very common to have symptoms of a slow thyroid in women when there is something going on in the gut that shouldn't be there. 

3) Do you have an overload of toxins, chemicals, or metals in the body?

Toxins will get pushed into fat cells, so if there are a lot of metals/toxins/chemicals, the body will make more fat cells just to protect you from the toxins. The last thing anyone wants when they’re struggling to lose weight is more fat cells! Hair tissue testing is a great way to check if you have an overload of metals in your body. 

4) Have you had a full thyroid blood panel?

This is sometimes an obvious one, but a full thyroid blood panel is so important. I see so many people who only have their TSH checked. More tests are needed to get a complete and accurate picture of what’s going on with your thyroid. 

Some people have a conversion issue, and can’t convert T4 (inactive thyroid hormone) to T3 (active thyroid hormone). This will be difficult to see when only TSH is checked. Some people reverse it back to T3 (known as “Reverse T3”), which, again, is not an active hormone. This can be a huge factor for difficulty with weight loss.  

Also, testing thyroid antibodies is a MUST! Thyroid antibodies can develop when a person’s immune system mistakenly targets components of the thyroid gland or thyroid proteins, leading to chronic inflammation of the thyroid (thyroiditis), tissue damage, and/or disruption of thyroid function. Weight loss will be very hard to accomplish if this is the case.

I recommend a full thyroid blood panel, including:
  • Free T3
  • Free T4
  • TSH
  • Reverse T3
  • Thyroid antibodies (TPO and TGAb)

5) What about your minerals?

Minerals are like the spark plugs of your body. They are responsible for so many functions and, I believe, are especially overlooked when it comes to weight loss.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis can be very helpful here. The difference between blood testing and hair testing is that blood testing gives you a snapshot of “right now”, while a hair test gives you the average of what is going on in your body over the last three months. This gives a lot more important information. 

Something that I address with a mineral test is the eating style. For example, if you’re eating a lot of fat (like a ketogenic diet) and your minerals show you are in a slow oxidation rate, this is a disaster for your body. You will struggle to lose weight!  

Or if you have an overload of calcium, you will need to take the correct supplements to lower this to a normal level, or your thyroid and metabolism will never function at an optimal rate. Again, it’s going to make it extremely difficult to lose weight.  And slow thyroid symptoms could exacerbated! 

Or maybe your potassium levels are completely bottomed out. You need potassium helping with the conversion of your inactive thyroid hormone(T4) to your active hormone (T3). This can dramatically improve your metabolism and weight loss journey. 

I also like to see what selenium is doing. It is essential for helping to boost thyroid function. 

If you feel like you’re kind of spinning a hamster wheel when it comes to weight loss and exhaustion…mineral status could be a missing link. 

6) How are your sleep habits?

Most of us these days have busy, demanding schedules. This makes forming healthy sleep habits a challenge. Sleep is so unbelievably important to all aspects of your health, and is definitely important for weight loss! 

A massive amount of regeneration and repair occurs between the hours of 10 pm and midnight. Just one hour of sleep before midnight is worth two hours of sleep after midnight. Getting at least 7–8 hours of sleep a night and being in bed before 10:30 pm should be a priority!

Are you tired of the weight loss hamster wheel?

The best advice I can offer is this: Don’t give up! The hardest part can be to keep digging when you haven’t yet discovered what works, but I urge you to do just that. You CAN lose that weight that won’t budge and get your life (and your hair) back by investigating further, and not giving up until you’ve reached the solution. 

Most importantly, be kind to your body while you are healing. You only have one body, and you deserve all the things that you are working so hard to achieve!

My new thyroid program is LIVE!  You can check it out here.

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism right here.

And if you have any questions, please get in touch with me.


Thyroid and Depression and Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety and depression? Do you know the connection with mental health and your thyroid? Then you must watch this video. I discuss how your depression and anxiety are connected to your thyroid.

Watch this video to learn:
* What causes the connection with mental health and the thyroid
* How hair tissue testing can help assess your mental health
* How the adrenals are connected to your mental health


Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid causes many mental health issues, such as depression, low mood, and anxiety. When you have pre-existing mental health issues, hypothyroidism can then, in turn, make these worse.

The thyroid symptoms in women can be very lengthy, but anxiety and depression are definitely at the top of the list.  Things like weight gain, fatigue, and even hair falling can go hand-in-hand with depression and anxiety.  

​A hypothyroidism diagnosis can lead to anxiety and depression in itself since this is such a battle for women to correct. 

So often we are just told that we have a chemical imbalance but the root cause is not being investigated. You may even be told that it all in your head and you need to just think positive. But what if there is an underlying thing causing this?

So what are some things that could be connected with your thyroid and your mental health? I will show you in this video!

I hope you learned a thing or two from why it is important to keep digging when you are suffering from thyroid and mental health issues. There is a connection that can not be overlooked.

If you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  And give me a "heck yeah" below if you are eating clean now yourself.

My new thyroid program is up and running. The hair tissue testing is included with each package. You can check it out here.

For more interesting thyroid information visit my YouTube channel and check out my other blog posts.

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism
right here.

And if you have any questions, please get in touch with me. 


Is Intermittent Fasting safe for your thyroid?

Have you ever tried Intermittent Fasting? Or are you curious how that would work with a slow thyroid? Then you must watch this video. I discuss if intermittent fasting if right for someone with a slow thyroid

Currently, one of the most popular diet plans is intermittent fasting. This weight management strategy revolves around limiting caloric intake to a specific period of time and then fasting for the remaining hours to support a longer period of ketosis or fat burning.

In this video l teach you:
* What is intermittent fasting
* How does intermittent fasting affect the thyroid
* Who should avoid intermittent fasting

When done correctly, intermittent fasting provides excellent results. But is it safe for those with a thyroid condition? Knowing the basic principles of intermittent fasting, how it supports healthy weight loss, and how it affects the thyroid is important for dieting safely.

Thyroid symptoms are so common in women and weight gain goes hand-in-hand with as slow thyroid (hypothyroidism).  There is no such thing as "thyroid diet" that works for anyone with a slow thyroid so be very careful with that suggestion.  But I do recommend that you eat clean and watch the amount of fat intake.  

Intermittent Fasting could be a tool that works for your thyroid hormones with or without a diagnosis of hypothyroidism.  But it is not safe for everyone1 

So how do you know if it is safe for you? I will show you in this video

I hope you learned a thing or two about intermittent fasting related to the thyroid. You definitely have to be your own advocate with your health. 

If you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  And give me a "heck yeah" below if you are eating clean now yourself.

My new thyroid program is up and running. The hair tissue testing is included with each package. You can check it out here.

For more interesting thyroid information visit my YouTube channel and check out my other blog posts.

You can also grab my FREE guide on 5 Causes of Hypothyroidism
right here.

And if you have any questions, please get in touch with me. 


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