November 18, 2018

My 15 Year Health and Thyroid Journey

My thyroid and hormonal struggle began in my early thirties. I thought that as I was getting closer to 30, that I’d “get ahead of the […]
October 1, 2018

A South Asian Woman’s (Un)Healthy Journey of Discovery: From Hashimoto’s, PCOS + Insulin Resistance To Balanced Choices + Self-Kindness

In September 2016, as a representative for a wonderful forum called Autoimmune Mom, I had the great fortune to participate in Medicine X hosted at Stanford […]
January 18, 2015

4 Pregnancy Planning Tips For Hashimoto’s Moms-To-Be

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a chronic autoimmune disorder of thyroid function, where the patient has lower than normal levels of thyroid hormones (caused by misdirection of antibodies), […]
August 16, 2014

It’s a “Live-It”, Not A Diet: How A Chef-Turned-Health Coach Healed Her Own Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism With Food

Hello, I’m Jen and I’ve been obsessed with food all my life. (Hi Jen…) Are you like me?  Do you eat, sleep and dream food too? […]
May 15, 2014

Hashimoto’s Treatment: Safety and Controversy Over Desiccated Thyroid Hormone :: Part 2

In Part 1 of our examination of natural thyroid hormone replacement as the treatment for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, we reviewed the history of natural thyroid hormones (desiccated […]
May 4, 2014

Hashimoto’s Treatment: Why Do We Have Natural and Synthetic Thyroid Hormone Replacement? :: Part I

Whether the cause is autoimmune – which is relatively common and is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – or otherwise, hypothyroidism can be treated one of two ways:  […]
January 22, 2014

Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism – Top Research Institutions To Bookmark + Hashimoto’s Gut Microbiome Research

As we sit in the midst of 2014’s Thyroid Disease Awareness Month, it seems prudent to follow up on our article from last year detailing research […]
January 12, 2014

Hello Hashimoto’s: A Functional Nutritionist’s Own Story of Life With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Not too long ago, I got a good taste of why babies scream inconsolably.  (At least the babies who have ear infections.) While on vacation with […]
July 3, 2013

Thyroid Hormone T3: Why It’s Important + Why It Makes You Feel Better With Hashimoto’s

What is the function of T3? The thyroid gland releases about ten times as much of the thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine) as T3 (triiodothyronine).  Normally, the […]