Originally written for Thyroid UK and published in Harmony magazine in Spring 2022 Inflammatory conditions have skyrocketed over the past few decades. From arthritis to atherosclerosis to eczema and Alzheimer’s, and many more in between. While inflammation has a positive role in the short term as part of the immune response and primarily protective, longterm … Continue reading Inflammation and how to reduce it
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This article was originally published in Thyroid UK Harmony magazine's September 2021 magazine Our thyroid health and the mineral zinc are so inextricably linked that for those with an underactive thyroid it’s essential that we look at how much we’re consuming and whether we are getting enough. Zinc and thyroid function Zinc is needed for … Continue reading Are you getting enough zinc?
It seems there might be a correlation between the increase in toxins that we encounter in our daily lives and the increase in Hashimoto's, which is the main reason for hypothyroidism. Root causes for Hashimoto's can go deep, and can be hard to find, but it's likely that our environment has an impact. Luckily, our … Continue reading Environmental toxins and hypothyroidism
Can I eat my Easter egg? Article first published in Thyroid UK Harmony magazine March 2021 Easter is on the horizon and it seems to have morphed from a religious festival into a festival of chocolate. Bunnies are not seen as representing Spring and new life, but have become just a different shape we can … Continue reading The pros and cons of chocolate
It's a super effective HIIT (high impact interval training) exercise technique that gives you loads of health benefits in under 15 minutes a day (in 3 x 3 or 4 minute bursts). Here's some more information and a little demo. https://videopress.com/v/vsvUzGTi?preloadContent=metadata I originally posted this in my Facebook group Get More Energy | Thyroid Support … Continue reading What is the nitric oxide dump?
Chronic stress takes essential attention and energy away from many body functions that affect the thyroid. When we're stressed or anxious, we're in the fight or flight mode of the nervous system which means we're ready to go! We're ready to act fast. Blood flow has rushed to the heart and the major muscles so … Continue reading How stress is bad for the thyroid
Inflammation is a necessary part of the healing process but when it becomes chronic (ie. longterm), it can lead to tissue destruction and disease and we need to do something about it. We aren't always aware of inflammation in the body. Intestinal or brain inflammation doesn't necessarily hurt in the way that a swollen ankle … Continue reading What’s an anti-inflammatory diet?
Fatigue gradually crept up on me through my late 20s and early 30s. Looking back, I was full of beans, and full of fun, but only when I'd had an alcoholic drink. Whenever I paused for long enough, I realised I was exhausted. But this didn't happen often. My life was made up of nights … Continue reading Why do I feel so tired all the time?
When the thyroid is struggling, there are certain foods that we need to think about removing, or having more of. There is likely to be inflammation around the thyroid, in the gut and potentially throughout the body. There may be intestinal permeability and a lack of nutrient absorption. I've made a list of the key … Continue reading Foods to think about for thyroid health
I'm really having to dig deep into my positivity reserves for this lockdown. And again, we don't have any idea when it's going to end. Here are a few ideas for helping the time pass more pleasurably and keeping our spirits up. 1. Get green fingers Buy some seeds and some compost and plant them. … Continue reading 9 nurturing and nourishing ways to get through lockdown this time