Health Articles — Hashimotos

Subclinical Hypothyroidism - Blood test results are good but symptoms are still there!!!

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ________________________________________________________________ Subclinical Hypothyroidism As a Naturopath I feel that it a very important for everyone to have an understanding of what all of the thyroid hormones are doing not just TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Further testing may be required to gain an understanding of this, if these tests haven't already been done in the past.  Often is the case that testing has been done for thyroid and you have been told everything is normal, this usually means that what has been tested is within the "reference range".  There is a big difference between reference range and optimal range.  Quite...

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Heavy periods connected to underactive thyroid

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  Heavy periods connected to under active thyroid Your period tells me a lot about your health - especially your thyroid.   Thyroid hormones affect every cell in you body   The reason you may feel not quite right when you thyroid is dysregulated is because every cell in your body is also feeling dysregulated.  It is also the reason why thyroid issues have so many signs and symptoms, because they impact so many different areas of the body. Thyroid hormones play a large role in menstruation and one of the major signs is whether your period is heavy or...

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Autoimmune disease

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Autoimmune disease is where the immune system has a case of mistaken identity and thinks your body is the enemy and begins to attack your health body.  There are presently around 80 recognised autoimmune diseases with the number on this rise. When looking for underlying triggers of autoimmune gut health and inflammation are major factors. Your gut is your like your body's life support system, you need a balance of bacteria, yeast, and all the components for digestion.  If this balanced ecosystem is out of balance, then problems arise.  It is one of your major defence forces against toxins and pathogens...

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