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πŸ† Finalist for Award! - Issue 108 - The Thyroid Family Newsletter

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"Finalist for Award!"
ISSUE 108,
11th August 2022

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Introduction

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Welcome, Thyroid Family, to Issue 108 of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter.

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I was really surprised to receive the news that I’m a finalist again for the Social Health Awards this year (previously known as WEGO Health Awards), for the award β€œSocial Media Master”.

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Surprised because I usually ask for my followers to vote for me when nominated in order to help get to the finalist stage, but just didn’t have the time to do this, this year.

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Since having my second child 2 months ago, life has been chaotic to say the least!

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But anywho, I’m so surprised and honoured to receive the news of being a finalist again, for the award β€˜Social Media Master’.

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These awards celebrate patient leaders sharing their health stories to help others, with thousands of nominations were made each year, so to be 1 of 6 finalists for this award is incredible.

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​Going from being in such poor health with autoimmune hypothyroidism, to thriving in life again and sharing that with other thyroid patients, has been one heck of a ride. At my worst point, I was bed-bound, unable to climb stairs without my partner’s help and unfortunately suicidal.

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Trying my best to help others in that situation is a true passion and I really do believe, my calling. I am beyond excited that thyroid disease is in the spotlight and I feel so privileged to be in this position.

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As many of you know already, I work hard in advocating for better awareness, diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and all its related conditions and effects to our lives, and when I say that I am passionate about giving thyroid patients a voice and helping as many people as possible, I really do mean it. Thyroid advocacy is my passion.

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Keeping authenticity and raw honesty behind my work, I am always open about my own thyroid journey and this is what makes The Invisible Hypothyroidism so unique.

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The time I can give to my thyroid advocacy work is very limited right now as I am on maternity leave, which is what makes this finalist news even more of a surprise.

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Winners of these awards are announced on August 25th via a virtual ceremony. Stayed tuned for more details.

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​This newsletter issue is titled "Finalist for Award" in regards to this news, however, it also includes information on thyroid related news and links to my most popular social media posts from the last fortnight. Enjoy reading.

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And remember: if you find this free newsletter useful, you can upgrade to the premium version here and support the work I do as a thyroid advocate, so I can continue putting thyroid information out in to the world. πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹ πŸ¦‹

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Happy reading, thyroid thrivers.

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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Liothyronine Improved Persistent Hypothyroidism Symptoms Despite Optimum Levothyroxine Therapy

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Liothyronine (LT3) monotherapy was found to improve hypothyroid symptoms and quality of life (QOL) among women who experienced residual symptoms while undergoing treatment with levothyroxine (LT4) monotherapy or LT3/LT4 combination therapy, according to the results of a study published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

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​Read more from this research here.​

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Maternal Subclinical Hypothyroidism Associated With Higher Risk of Pre-Eclampsia

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Compared with euthyroidism, maternal subclinical hypothyroidism has been found to be associated with increased risk for pre-eclampsia, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

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​Read more from this research here.​

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Book Review: Feel Better in 5 by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Viewing the body as a whole, Dr Chatterjee wants to encourage us to feel empowered to make improvements in our health. He calls for more evolution in medicine, looking to treat the root of problems rather than masking them with more and more drugs. Lifestyle changes, he says, can have a big impact.

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​Read my book review here.​

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The Third Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine

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This is the last in my pregnancy blogs, covering the third trimester. It includes my hospital stay for a preterm labour scare.

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​Read it here.​

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This recent post from The Invisible Hypothyroidism's Instagram page was very popular:

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The caption says:

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The Google definition of β€˜Gaslightingβ€˜ is:

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β€œTo manipulate someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity.”

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And β€˜Medical Gaslighting’ is when a medical professional tries to convince the patient to second guess their instincts and doubt their perception that their symptoms for example, are real.

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​Click here to read the full Instagram post.

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✨ Other Popular Instagram Posts These Past Two Weeks ✨

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πŸ₯± Waking up with sore feet​

❓ The Difference Between Hypo and Hashi's​

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🎬 Latest Instagram Reels 🎬

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πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ Acne and Thyroid​

πŸ˜₯ Waiting for my thyroid to answer the phone​

πŸ˜… What thyroid fatigue is like​

βœ‹ When someone says to just eat a little bit of gluten​

🍲 Best thyroid foods​

🍹 Finding social events draining with hypo​

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9 Thyroid Symptoms That Improved by Going Gluten-Free

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Did you know that you could be sensitive to gluten i.e. have it still cause you symptoms or problems, but not be Coeliac? If you have hypothyroidism and /or Hashimoto’s, we’re often told that it’s quite likely we do have some form of gluten sensitivity.

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​Read more here.​

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

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⭐ In The Premium Newsletter​

⭐ In my website articles​

⭐ In my book: Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate​

⭐ In my book: You, Me and Hypothyroidism​

⭐ In the 'Thyroid Family' Facebook Support Group​

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You can also follow me on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest​

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If there’s anything you'd like to see in a future issue, let me know. Keep an eye out for the next issue in two weeks' time!

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Be your own thyroid advocate. πŸ¦‹

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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