Coffee — Thyroid Friend or Foe?

Coffee is one of those things —  you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.). And for those of us with hypothyroidism and...

Dehydration & Disease – The Link You May Be Missing

Our bodies need plenty of water to be able to function properly, which isn’t too surprising when you consider that so much of it is made up of water. We lose water every day whenever we breath, sweat, use the bathroom, and even blink. If you don’t replace what you’re...

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

Notice there's a bit of an over-emphasis (borderline obsession) about cholesterol? When I recommend to my clients with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's disease that they enjoy fats (healthy ones!), they sometimes push back since they're wary of cholesterol. Before we...

3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

It's easy to overindulge on holidays, birthdays, and during other special occasions. Oh and buffets — yikes! But it doesn't always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or All. The. Time. Here are three tips to avoid overeating at...

Feeling Off? Ensure You’re Getting These 12 Essential Nutrients

No doubt you know that you need a wide range of vitamins and minerals for optimal health, but what are they, why are they so important, and where can you find these nutrients? There’s a ton of information on the Web when it comes to supplements. And I’ve got bags full...

Stretch Your Way to Wellness

It’s not a “stretch” to say that sneaking in just a few minutes of stretching can change your life. Benefits of Stretching Some of the proven benefits of stretching include: Improved circulation by increasing blood flow to your muscles Enhanced energy resulting from...

How Food Affects Your Mood, Sleep & Brain

What you eat can affect many areas of your health, from your mood to your sleep quality to your ability to concentrate. As you’ll see in this blog post, your body needs a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you in great physical and mental...

You’re Eating Way More Sugar Than You Think

Do you have a sweet tooth? Or, as far as sugar goes, could take it or leave it? (If you can leave it, I'm jealous.) There's a 99% chance you're consuming more sugar than you think. And it's not your fault. Food manufacturers sneak sugar into more foods than you can...

6 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

I hear it every day:  "I just can't seem to lose weight." Weight gain is the number one symptom that frustrates women dealing with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's. And for good reason. An underactive thyroid equals a sluggish metabolism. But thyroid problems aren't the...

Is Poor Sleep Making You Fat?

Sleep — it's one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself but it’s also one of the areas that's most likely to be neglected.  The recommended amount of shut eye is eight hours a night (preferably more!) but lots of us fall far short of this. It’s having...

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