"You Are Not Your Thyroid Condition"
ISSUE 107, 28th July 2022
Welcome, Thyroid Family, to Issue 107 of The Free Thyroid Family Newsletter.
Here's a little reminder: you are not your thyroid condition. You have a story, a name, a history, a personality... staying yourself can feel hard with thyroid disease, which can impact all aspects of our lives.
But you are still you.
I write this newsletter feeling very unwell indeed. I have an ear infection, eye infection and as of today, contracted my toddler's latest sickness bug! So as soon as I've written this newsletter, I am straight back to bed!
This newsletter issue is titled "You Are Not Your Thyroid Condition" in regards to the above topic, 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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Happy reading, thyroid thrivers.
The Invisible Hypothyroidism
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👀 In Case You Missed it...
- Amazon UK currently have both my books on sale. No idea how long this will last but you can view them here and here.
- If you're looking for inclusive, HAES fun fitness and exercise classes, check out these ones here. They're adaptable and focus on going at your own pace. Perfect for those of us with chronic health conditions which impact ability to exercise!
Deep learning to diagnose Hashimoto’s thyroiditis from sonographic images
"Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a chronic autoimmune thyroid disease and the main cause of hypothyroidism and goiter. It is prevalent in 20–30% of patients and 8–9 times more frequent in female versus male."
Read more from this research here.
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.
10 Things Thyroid Patients Wish They Knew Sooner
What do you wish you were told at the start of your thyroid journey?
I asked my readers this very question and below are the most common responses, answered by myself for those who are perhaps new to understanding their hypothyroidism.
This recent post from The Invisible Hypothyroidism's Instagram page was very popular:
The caption says:
"We see this question a lot and a platform like Instagram often paints ‘miraculous cures’ and ‘natural quick-fix treatments’ which aren’t real.
A question like this immediately worries me. I have a few concerns..."
Click here to read the full Instagram post.
✨ Other Popular Instagram Posts These Past Two Weeks ✨
🥱 If you love someone, let them nap
👍 You are not your thyroid condition
💊 Has Your Thyroid Condition Changed Your Personality?
🏖 The Difference Between Hypo and Hashi's
🎬 Latest Instagram Reels 🎬
🙅♀️ Things Thyroid Patients Wish They Knew
✋ It's Important to Confirm Hashimoto's
The Most Common Low Vitamin and Mineral Levels with Hypothyroidism
Below are the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies that I suggest you check out if you’re still feeling unwell.
Tiger Balm for Aches and Pains
It's definitely an item I like to have to hand in my medicine cabinet. I've used it a lot this week after catching a sickness bug with achey muscles.
If you experience aches, pains, migraines and headaches for example, Tiger Balm can bring some relief while you figure out the underlying / root cause. You massage a small amount where needed (I apply to my forehead during a migraine attack) and relief from pain is instant. It provides a cooling, tingling sensation.
You can view it on Amazon 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...
⭐ 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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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. 🦋
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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