Are Your Cells Resistance to Thyroid Hormones?

September 15, 2023

“Your thyroid panel looks great. We’ll just keep you on the same dose”, which wasn’t the WRONG answer, per se, but not the answer I expected because of how I was feeling. I thought, “surely, my thyroid must be SO off, so I’ll just get a higher dose and feel better in no time”. Easy peasy!  Nope, my labs looked great.  You’d expect that with the level of brain fog, fatigue, muscle aches, heart palpitations, and disrupted sleep I was having that my thyroid panel would be a mess.  So, with seemingly no real action steps to choose from, I actually did have a choice: I could do nothing and stay the same or do something and hopefully feel better.  Not sure about you, but I’d rather fail trying than not try at all.  Being the hard-headed person I am, I just couldn’t leave it alone, so I did some digging and uncovered:Super low Vitamin D (which is vital for the immune system, inflammation control, hormone health, and more)– Low magnesium– Low potassium– High calcium: potassium ratio (which hinders thyroid hormone uptake)– Low blood sugar and HgbA1C (lower is not better! In fact, it revealed I was having major hypoglycemic episodes. Macronutrient AND...

A Re-Introduction

August 21, 2023

I accidentally ended up with a hustling functional nutrition private practice.  But, let me back up. I was a chronic dieter starting from an early age. My earliest memories of... Read More

Thyroid School: Issue 8// Autoimmunity

November 5, 2021

Last Thyroid School, I reviewed how to tell the difference between whether your hypothyroidism is autoimmune in nature or not. To review, autoimmunity is a problem when your immune system... Read More