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✊ None of Us Should Feel Ashamed - Issue 100 - The Thyroid Family Newsletter

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"None of Us Should Feel Ashamed."
ISSUE 100,
21st April 2022


Welcome, Thyroid Family, to Issue 100 of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter!

I launched this newsletter over 4 years ago now with Issue 1, and here we are with Issue 100! My hope was to create a fortnightly dose of inspiration, motivation and support to those living with hypothyroidism (also called an underactive thyroid) and Hashimoto's.

I enjoy sitting down to write each issue, as I collate the latest thyroid related news, information and tips which I hope help as many of you as possible.

A question I’ve been asked before in regards to baring all about my health online is:

“Why do you share such personal experiences so publicly?”

My answer?

💙 I originally started blogging about my thyroid diagnosis and treatment experiences a few months before my website ( actually went live. I wrote blogs but didn’t publish them to begin with.

💙 Writing about it was an outlet for me – somewhere to express my feelings, vent my frustrations and deal with what I was going through.

💙 I wasn’t sure if I would ever publish it and show it to anyone else, but in the end I did because:

🦋 I felt that sharing my experiences would help others going through the same thing. They may learn about something - a treatment, test etc. - which may also help them.

🦋 I felt others would realise that they were not alone in what they experience with hypothyroidism and it would provide comfort.

🦋 I thought ‘I don’t have to keep quiet about what I’ve gone through. If I want change for future thyroid patients, I have to speak up.’

🦋 I wanted others to know that they shouldn’t feel ashamed.

🦋 I wanted to empower others to learn to advocate for their thyroid health as this is what got me better.

And over the last six years, that has spread out in to so much more than just my website or blog.

I have my social media channels, books, email newsletters, podcast features and so much more. It just feels so important that I share my story in order to raise awareness.

As I approach entering a new chapter of my life, as my second child is due to arrive in around a month's time, my aim is to keep up these newsletters as much as possible and use this experience of going through another pregnancy and postpartum period to grow even further as a thyroid patient advocate; sharing my experiences and journey so that we can keep contributing to our big thyroid family community. I still feel that we all have so much to learn from one another.

This newsletter issue is titled "None of Us Should Feel Ashamed" in regards to this conversation, but it also includes information on thyroid related news and links to my most popular social media posts from the last fortnight. Enjoy reading!

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. 🦋 🦋 🦋

Happy reading, thyroid thrivers.

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

👀 In Case You Missed it...

Chronically Healing Podcast Episode

Talking on the Chronically Healing Podcast, the episode covers:

  • How blood work isn’t the only thing we have to pay attention to with Hashimoto’s
  • Movement and food – why “calories in, calories out” isn’t successful for those with thyroid issues and not all movement is created equal

Listen here!


Liothyronine Improved Persistent Hypothyroidism Symptoms Despite Optimum Levothyroxine Therapy

"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."

Read this in full here.


What is The Best Diet for Hypothyroidism?

Many people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s are keen to know whether a change in their diet could yield reduced symptoms of fatigue, joint pain and indigestion, among many others.

This has been a long requested article and I'm so pleased it's finally out there!

Read my info on diets here.


Things to Pack for a Holiday With Thyroid Disease

As someone who has travelled quite a few times since having a thyroid condition, I am often asked what I do to prepare for the trip and make sure that I am able to enjoy it without my hypothyroidism getting in the way.

Read it here!

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

The caption read:

"The types of sleep issues I am asked about frequently include:

💤 Not being able to get to sleep. Feeling ‘Tired but wired‘.

💤 Waking up frequently during the night.

💤 Waking up at 3am and not being able to get back to sleep.

💤 Waking up feeling unrefreshed or perhaps ‘more tired’ than when you went to bed the night before.

💤 Thyroid symptoms keeping you awake, such as muscle cramps and aches and pains.

💤 Sleep apnea.

💤 Night Sweats."

Click here to read the full Instagram post.

✨ Other Popular Instagram Posts These Past Two Weeks ✨

🌟 I'm not waiting for the stars to align, just my hormones!

Taking thyroid meds doesn't make you weak

🎬 Latest Instagram Reels 🎬

🎵 Chronically ill song

🍞 9 thyroid symptoms that improved by going gluten-free

📈 Positive things hypothyroidism has taught me

😴 Thyroid fatigue is not like normal tired

The Most Common Low Vitamin and Mineral Levels with Hypothyroidism

There are certain low vitamin and mineral levels that are common in existing alongside hypothyroidism, especially autoimmune hypothyroidism.

Below are the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies that I suggest you check out if you’re still feeling unwell.

Read it here.

Ready-Made Bone Broth

Bone broth is promoted as one of the best and simplest ways to look after our gut health. Recipes for making your own can be found online, but it does take several hours of slowly cooking the ingredients.

Good gut health is such an important part of living well with thyroid disease.

If you'd rather have a ready-to-go bone broth (just like me!) you can find these available to purchase too.

Click here to check out the Gevity Bone Broth online - just add hot water and you're good to go!

cup of hot beverage on the table

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  • You'll receive exclusive thyroid health content.
  • You'll actually understand your thyroid condition and what things you can do to reduce symptoms.
  • You'll feel supported in managing your thyroid condition.
  • You'll receive easy to implement tips and suggestions.

If you already find this FREE newsletter helpful, the premium newsletter gives you even more.

Sound good? Come join us!

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

⭐ 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

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

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!

Be your own thyroid advocate. 🦋

Rachel Hill
The Invisible Hypothyroidism

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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