I close my eyes and allow the music to envelop me. I pause to soak it all in- take a deep breath and smell the familiar smell of this place. I’m overcome with emotion. The choir processes singing the Great Litany. A familiar voice serves as Cantor and the people respond with their prayers. The… Continue reading Reflections on a very Lenty Lent
Next to "I just got diagnosed with thyroid disease and I don't want to go on medication, what should I do??" I am most often asked "How do I find a doctor to work with?!?" We live in an era where more information than ever is available at our fingertips. So we naturally assume our… Continue reading How to Find a Practitioner Knowledgeable in Thyroid Health
I touched briefly on causes of thyroid disease a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to dive in a little bit more. There have been dozens of root causes identified. For those not familiar with the term “root cause,” think about a tree. If a tree has healthy and strong roots- what’s going to… Continue reading Root Cause Thyroid Treatment
Unfortunately most people with thyroid disease are wrongly diagnosed. Discover the types of thyroid disease and the wide array of treatment options.
Did you know many thyroid patients report that it took them many years and multiple visits to a doctor to get a proper diagnosis? Why is this? Most likely, it’s because many thyroid symptoms are vague and there is some debate among practitioners about “normal” vs “optimal” lab rates. Did You Know There are Hundreds… Continue reading The Symptoms of Thyroid Disease/ Dysfunction
With approximately ¼ of the female population experiencing thyroid disease or dysfunction, we have to ask ourselves “what’s going on??” Some of the root causes include...
Shrove Tuesday used to be one of my favorite days. The past few years it’s been a difficult day for me. My dietary restrictions and mold/chemical issues mean no Shrove Tuesday at church eating pancakes with friends. It was always a favorite day full of so many fun memories. This year I was already having… Continue reading Welcoming Lent in the Dark- My Experience Temporarily Loosing My Sight
Welcome back to our thyroid disease series. Last time, we looked at what the thyroid is and some of its functions within our bodies. Today let’s talk a bit about thyroid lab work and the process for getting a proper diagnosis. Many patients with thyroid disease report that it took them 5+ doctors to *finally*… Continue reading Thyroid Lab Work- Why your doctor probably won’t order the right labs & what to ask for instead
More than 1/4 of females in the United States have thyroid disease, experts this it's much higher. A knowledge of thyroid health and function is essential...
Isn’t it funny how our life experiences make our vernacular change? When I first entered the Weston A Price & Paleo food world I learned all kinds of new words. Then again as I began the foray into minimalism and tiny living. Even more new words have come as I study holistic medicine. I hope… Continue reading What is a Mold or Chemical “Hit” & How I Recover