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Podcast #313:
Thyroid Loving Care.

Jen Wittman

Guest: Jen Wittman

I could not imagine.

But the unfortunate reality is that this happens all the time.

One doctors says it’s this. The other says it’s that. The next says it’s nothing. That all of your test markers are in the “normal range”.

Yet the symptoms keep piling up, making life — your relationships, work, family life, etc. — a daily ordeal that never seems to get better.

For Jen Wittman, it took 3 years and 13 doctors to finally uncover that her daily miseries were the work of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune attack on her thyroid.

13 doctors…

While many of us may have accepted the opinion of the first doc we encountered, Jen took the road less traveled. She would not quit until she got to the bottom of it.

On this episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Jen shares the remarkably inspiring story of how she healed her Hashimoto’s naturally.

But we don’t spend our time talking about test scores and antibodies. Those topics have been covered almost ad nauseam on previous episodes and, of course, The Thyroid Sessions.

Instead, Jen and I discussed “the mindset” of healing, not only from Hashimoto’s but any chronic health condition requiring the support and understanding of others, as well as being fully onboard with loving and caring for yourself.

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Podcast #296:
A Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s.

Young female touches her neck, white background

Andrea Nakayama — founder of The Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s — stopped by the podcast this week to discuss all things Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Click the player below to listen in.

Here are my bullets!

1:04 – Whoops! I mis-numbered the podcast episodes. My bad.

2:06 – The Digestion Sessions registration page is OPEN!

4:06 – The journey that brought Andrea to her Hashimoto’s diagnosis.

6:42 – Almost everyone with Hashimoto’s is dealing with stress, genetic predisposition, and digestive issues.

7:16 – How a practitioner completely overlooked Andrea’s thyroid and made her feel worse!

8:38 – How does someone with Hashimoto’s feel? The A-Z checklist.

11:04 – Let’s back up. What exactly is Hashimoto’s?

12:34 – The 3-Legged Stool: 3 things that must be present for Hashimoto’s to express itself.

18:10 – Women with Hashimoto’s outnumber men 10 to 1. Why?

19:54 – The problem with lab ranges and the soaring rate of thyroid misdiagnosis.

22:00 – How to create a “strategic partnership” with a practitioner who can work WITH you to heal your thyroid.

23:41 – Does Hashimoto’s ever go away, or is it something that must be managed and “danced with”?

26:00 – Defining your bike lane and your poison ivy. Andrea’s best tips for taking care of yourself when life get stressful.

30:40 – To iodine or NOT to iodine. Andrea’s take!

33:51 – Checking Out: A common yet seldom discussed obstacle that gets in the way of healing.

36:37 – How “owning your Hashimoto’s” is a GOOD thing.

42:28 – Learn more about The Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s.

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7 Things…
the Thyroid Docs Never Tell You.

Male thyroid anatomy

The game is about to change.

Far too many men and women with obvious signs and symptoms of thyroid problems are not getting the help they need from their doctors.

At last count, an estimated 30 million people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a thyroid disorder — only half have been properly diagnosed. Even less are receiving proper treatment.

They’re getting the wrong tests.

No one is checking them for antibodies.

Their medications contain ingredients and fillers that trigger their symptoms!

This is a shame.

So, we can either wait for our medical practitioners to get caught up with the latest thyroid research, or we can just do it ourselves.

We can become the experts on our own thyroids.