πŸ¦‹ Can We Stop Our Children From Developing Thyroid Issues? - Issue 153 - Thyroid Family Newsletter


"Can We Stop Our Children From Developing Thyroid Issues? "

ISSUE 153, 23rd May 2024

Welcome to all members of our thyroid family, new and old. It's lovely to have you here and a part of our thyroid family. πŸ€—

This free email newsletter goes out every two weeks on a Thursday.

I hope you'll find this issue inspiring, reassuring and useful in your own thyroid journey.

My aim is to share the information you need to live well with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's, as well as keep you up-to-date with what I'm doing in the thyroidsphere!

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Thursday Thoughts

Is there any way we can stop our children from developing thyroid issues?

If we knew how to do this, it would be worth the same as gold. But we just don’t know enough.

We know that there is a combination of genetics plus environment at play for triggering a thyroid condition, and that there is often multiple triggers / contributors too, such as hormonal shifts (puberty, pregnancy, menopause), big life stressors, gut issues, and much more.

We can try to avoid some possible triggers but there are some we just cannot. It’s impossible to avoid it entirely and we could drive ourselves mad trying to.

A focus on good nutrition (everything in balance), movement / exercise, equipping our children with the knowledge they need to process and deal with life stressors and emotions healthily / productively, and teaching them to value and prioritise good sleep can be a great place to start.

We may not be able to 100% prevent them from inheriting / developing the conditions we have, but these things could go a way in reducing the chances, or delaying its onset…

I triggered my thyroid issues in my mid-teens by hammering a load of things at once - huge mental and emotional stress, physical stress / illness (hospitalised in the ICU with pneumonia at 17), I wasn’t eating, sleeping or coping with stress properly or at all well. It was the perfect storm for mine to be triggered.

Read more about this in my bestselling thyroid patient book "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate."

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Thursday Health Check-in

I had scans to rule out any serious causes of the super-heavy periods which are causing constant low ferritin levels, and they came back all clear. So now we move on to the next set of tests.

​Many thyroid patients have low iron levels, which can contribute to fatigue, brain fog, poor stamina etc.

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Outro -

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​This newsletter includes thyroid research, events, news, articles, discounts, tips, advice, and links to popular social media posts from the last fortnight. Enjoy reading!

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- Rachel Hill, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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A practical gestational age-based algorithm for timely detection of hypothyroidism in premature infants

A study explores a gestational age-based screening algorithm for early detection of hypothyroidism in premature infants.

​Read more here.​

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May Thyroid Events

25th - 31st May is International Thyroid Awareness Week.

25th May is World Thyroid Day.

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Here are some of my newest or recently updated articles!

Book Review: The Hormone Healing Cookbook by Dr Alan Christianson

The Hormone Healing Cookbook looks to address symptoms many of us with hormonal health conditions, like thyroid disease, experience.

​Read this book review here.​

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Can Hypothyroidism Be Cured?

Advice on how to take your thyroid medication, whether given by doctors, pharmacists or even on medication box leaflets, can be confusing and contradicting. Let’s explore various factors that can influence our thyroid medication and how best to take it, so that you’re getting the most out of it.

​Read it here.​


The Most Popular Post from My Instagram page in The Last Fortnight:

Most Popular Reels From My Instagram in The Last Fortnight:


This is where I share my favourite thyroid health supporting tools and resources every fortnight. 😊

πŸ“– Book: The Hormone Healing Cookbook by Dr Alan Christianson

I loved going through this cookbook and folding down the pages of any recipes I wanted to try, and really appreciated the colourful, clear images of most of the recipes, too. Overall, it is a very high quality and enjoyable cookbook and I’ve liked the recipes I’ve made so far!

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πŸ‘‚ Podcast Episode: Girls Gone Wellness​

A new podcast launched by Victoria of @fedupthyroid on Instagram. Mixing mainstream and naturopathic medicine.

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πŸ₯˜ Recipe: Green and Orange Powerhouse Hash​

A great breakfast option!

You can read more on my approach to diet / dietary changes with thyroid disease here.

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πŸ§ͺ Test: Thyroid Function with Antibodies Blood Test​

This at-home finger prick blood test checks your TSH level, free T3 (FT3) and free T4 (FT4), as well as thyroid antibodies, for an in-depth picture of your thyroid health. Looking at thyroid hormone levels as well as markers for Hashimoto's.

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πŸ’™ Self-Care Nugget: Epsom Salts

I have been using Epsom salts in a bath a couple of times a week to help my tired, aching muscles. May is always a very busy month for me and I have been trying to stave off any thyroid flares, and so far been successful.

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🌟 Other things I'm loving at the moment:

  • ​CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser - I changed my cleanser recently and really shouldn't have. I went back to this one and my skin has calmed down now. The other was just to harsh for my skin!
  • ​Gentle Iron Supplements - I have just started these (a couple of weeks ago) for low iron levels and am pleased they are non-constipating.

That's all for this issue of The Thyroid Family Newsletter, but you can find more information and support:

⭐ In my website articles​

⭐ In my books​

⭐ In the 'Thyroid Family' Facebook Support Group​

⭐ On my Facebook | Instagram | Threads | Twitter

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Keep an eye out for the next issue in two weeks time!

Rachel Hill, The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Please Note: None of the statements in this publication should be taken as an official endorsement of any particular product, including any sponsored content. I strongly suggest consulting your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle or health regimen. The information included in this publication is not meant to substitute the clinical guidance provided by a healthcare professional. Rachel Hill / The Invisible Hypothyroidism is not medically qualified and does not offer medical advice. Read the full disclaimer here. By reading this newsletter, you agree to understanding this information.

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