The Thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland in the front of your throat. It plays many significant roles in your body. We have thyroid hormone receptors on pretty much all of our organs so if your thyroid is not working optimally you can experience a wide range of symptoms.
The thyroid manufactures thyroid hormone which stimulates each and every cell of the body. We need this metabolic stimulation for healthy digestion, detoxification, ovulation, energy and body fat maintenance.
The most common of the thyroid disorders is hypothyroidism, or an under active thyroid. Think a general slowing down of your body. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid either does make enough thyroid hormone, there is poor conversion of non active hormone (T4) to the active hormone (T3) or when your body is not effectively using thyroid hormone.
While hypothyroidism can happen at any age, in any gender, it is most common in middle-aged Women. Hypothyroidism is very common, in fact it is thought to affect at least 1 in 10 Women. It is also under-diagnosed. There are a whole lot of Women walking around having been told their thyroids are fine when they are not. You can read about my personal thyroid story at the bottom of this blog too.
I go much deeper into thyroid testing and symptoms in my free mini E-book – Is it your Thyroid? This also contains instructions on how you can test your thyroid at home.
So How do you know if your thyroid is not optimal?
Let’s start with the symptoms. Symptoms of an under active thyroid include:
- Irregular periods
- Hair loss
High cholesterol on blood tests
Feeling cold all the time
- Brain fog
Lines on neck (this can be from swelling of the thyroid)
Of course many of these symptoms can be from other causes but if you suffer from the majority of these symptoms it is worth investigating your thyroid. This is especially true if you have any thyroid issues in your family. If you have already been to the Doctor and have been told it isn’t your thyroid causing your symptoms, have a read of the free e-book before you rule it out completely.
If you are ready to take charge of your health and get back on track, then I am your lady! My Passion for helping Women Heal their Thyroid, comes from my own thyroid story. I had all the symptoms, bouncing between a hyper and hypo state and my thyroid was visibly bulging (goiter). An ultrasound showed thyroid nodules yet I was told I needed to wait until my blood tests were ‘worse’ then medicate (forever!) with or without my thyroid gland, yikes! All of this without the one $15 blood test that would have helped me identify the root cause.
I decided that I did not want to be on thyroid hormones forever and did not want to feel worse before better. I chose to seek a different path, and my healing journey was so profound that I left my teaching career and became a qualified Clinical Nutritionist.
I can help you too! The sooner you start, the better your results will be and the easier your journey. You can book with me or book a free 20 minute call if you would like to check if we are a good fit to work together.