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Your Thyroid has a Mistress

Your thyroid has been having a relationship with your adrenal gland. It’s never been straight forward with your body and it never will be. That butterfly shaped gland in the front of you neck does more than control your metabolism. Your thyroid puts out hormones in your body that knock on every cell and tells it what to do basically but for some reason when you have hypothyroidism those cells refuse to answer the door.

Your adrenal gland is only the size of a walnut and are locked  on top of each of your kidney’s. She is in charge of producing vital hormones that help regulate your body’s functions which include two major important things in your life your sex hormones and your cortisol levels.

Your Cortisol is more than just a steroid hormone that is made in the cortex of the adrenal gland. It has a greater task than just being tagged as your fight or flight response system. Almost every cell in our body contains receptors for cortisol. When your stress levels are high cortisol is released into your blood stream. Your body isn’t designed for you to be in a constant state of emergency. Your adrenal gland doesn’t know the difference between  a true emergency or just being stressed out. So in return she will continue to produce extra cortisol into your blood stream. After a while of pumping out the constant need for  cortisol  she will become weakened and start decreasing her ability to produce cortisol and instead produce extra adrenaline. This is what makes us feel shaky, lightheaded and anxious. This can start leading our body towards adrenal fatigue syndrome. Cortisol is also released by two other major players in your body your  hypothalamus in the brain and your pituitary gland.  

Your hypothalamus job is to keep your body in a constant stable condition. It’s like a supervisor that collects and combines information and puts changes in place to correct any imbalances. The hypothalamus also tells your pituitary gland how much hormones to release and store. Next what happens is your pituitary gland will produces the chemical messengers, also known as hormones, that stimulate the adrenal gland to secrete who is in  charge of producing vital hormones that help regulate your body’s functions which include two major important things in your life your sex hormones and your cortisol levels. 

The million Dollar Question

Back to the million dollar question what does all this have to do with my thyroid. So, when the adrenal glands are weakened from one or more of the causes I discussed above, what happens is that it puts the body in a state of catabolism.  What this means is that the body begins to break down, which as you can imagine isn’t a good thing.  As you probably know, the thyroid gland  puts out hormones in your body that knock on every cell and tells it what to do basically. So when the body is in a state of catabolism, the thyroid gland will slow down in order to slow down the catabolic process.

The light Bulb Moment

Is this all starting to make sense now? What we need to realize is in most cases, the malfunctioning thyroid gland isn’t the actual cause of the problem.  Other areas of the body are usually responsible for the thyroid condition. Many hypothyroid symptoms are very similar to adrenal fatigue that they are often confuse or misdiagnosed.

On top of all this confusion, the tests performed for thyroid and adrenal problems are often difficult to interpret correctly.

Why doesn’t your medical doctor check to see if its adrenal fatigue instead of just labeling you with a thyroid condition? The main reason is because your medical doctors aren’t trained in medical school to evaluate the entire endocrine system. They are trained to treat your symptoms with medication and surgery. Webster’s online dictionary give this definition: a person who is skilled in the science of medicine : a person who is trained and licensed to treat sick and injured people.  You should see a endocrinologist if you’ve been diagnosed with any thyroid disorder.

Endocrinologists have the training to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body.

Why should you take a thyroid replacement pill when  you really need actually have adrenal fatigue ?  This is where a endocrinologist can help. Hypothyroidism can also be by nutrient deficiencies and not  your adrenal gland. This is why you should also look into seeing a Holistic medicine practitioner. They  believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

All is not lost!

I wanted you to understand or get a idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. Being diagnosed with hypothyroidism isn’t just here take this pill and it will fix your issues. Hypothyroidism has a root cause. Once you start addressing the root of your problems then your body can start healing itself. Your body is an awesome design but there is a complex balance between everything. It’s a domino affect. If you have something in your body that is overworked  it will cause a major shift in your body. Don’t worry the good news is it can be healed.

Food is not just calories it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do. Your most powerful tool to change your health is your fork. You can’t go long periods without food. Your body always needs energy. If your blood sugar starts to drop this creates a stress reaction and now your adrenal glands will do what it needs to do  to maintain your body’s function by releasing more cortisol or adrenaline. Eating often will help put  your body back in its normal cycle.  You should eat foods that nourish your body and not hinder it.

 

The following table outlines the key differences in the signs and symptoms between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism.

Characteristics Adrenal Fatigue Hypothyroidism
Body Measurements
Weight Early: gain weight; severe – cannot gain weight Generalized weight gain
Body Temp 97.8 or lower Low 90s to 98.6
Temp regulation fluctuating and exaggerated Steady
Mental Function
Mental Function Brain Fog Slow thinking
Depression Sometimes Frequent
Physical Looks
Eyebrows Full sparse outer 1/3
Hair Thin, sparse on extremities Coarse and sparse
Hair loss Sometimes Common
Nails Thin, brittle Normal to thick
Peri-orbital Tissue Sunken Puffy
Skin Thin Normal
Skin tone Dry Oily or moist
Internal feeling
Ligaments Flexibility Good Poor
Fluid retention No Yes
Pain Headache, muscular, migraines Joints, muscles
Reactivity Heightened and hyper-reactive Hypo-reactive
Medical condition
History of Infections Common Occasional
Chronic Fatigue Yes Yes
Orthostatic Hypotension Frequent No
Blood Sugar Tendency toward hypoglycemia Normal to hyperglycemia
Heart Palpitation Frequent No
GI function Irritable or hyperactive Constipation and hypoactive
Mal absorption Yes No
Sensitive to Medications Frequent Normal
Personality Traits
Personality Type Type A Type A or B
Obsessive Compulsive Frequent Mixed
Habits
Sleep Pattern Wake up 2-4 am Sleepy
Temperature Tolerance Intolerance to Cold Intolerance to Heat
Food Craving Craving for sweet and salty Craving for Fats

I want to thank you  for reading my latest blog.  Please let me know if you need any support with it. 

Otherwise, are we friends on Facebook yet?  If not let’s do that now, healing Hypothyroidism?   I like to connect on a more personal level there and often; offer social media only products that can only be accessed on my page and share daily updates along with recipes. Remember sharing is caring. Please share and post a comment to this blog! I would love to hear from you. Sign up for my blogs @ thehypothyroidismchick.com .  You can also  Follow me on instagram @ Thyroidismchick or Follow me on twitter @Thyroidismchick.

Health and Happiness,

Audrey
XoXo

 

Disclaimer

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

 

 

http://www.yourhormones.info/Hormones/Cortisol.aspx

http://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-adrenal-glands

http://www.yourhormones.info/glands/hypothalamus.aspx

Eating To Support Your Adrenal Glands

http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/parts/what-does-pituitary-gland-do.htm

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-connection-between-the-pituitary-gland-and-adrenal-gland.htm#

Understanding the Adrenal and Thyroid Connection

http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/articles/the-link-between-adrenal-fatigue-thyroid-conditions/

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doctor

http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/articles/the-link-between-adrenal-fatigue-thyroid-conditions/

Adrenal Fatigue versus Hypothyroidism

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9 Books Signing Tips for New Authors

As a new published author, I had no idea how I should handle autographing my books at my first book signing. This is one of the ways that an author connects to the reader is by making the book signing a unique and an enjoyable experience. You would think as an author of four books that I would have of plenty idea’s. Book signings are  rare face-to-face moments where you contact with your readers to help build a lasting relationship. This felt like a landmark moment in my life.   

1. Take some bookmarks and business cards: Bookmarks are a great gift and a great way get someone else interested in your book. Think of it as free advertisement. Also, not everyone is there to buy your books. They may just want to talk with you or be a “looker”. In this case,  if you hand them a business card or bookmark  along with a the book cover image on it, where they can purchase it at another time and perhaps your web address it might remind them at a later date to give you a second look to purchase your book.

2. Start with a great pen: I actually love the flow of a gel pen. It glides across the page and wont bled through. Don’t be afraid of using a different color pen. It can give personality along with  your signature. You do want to pick a pen that wont bled to the next page and is easy to glide across the paper. If  you have any books that are black or dark-colored title pages I would suggest a silver fine point marker  or a pen.

3. Crowding  your writing arm:  Make sure you have space for  your writing arm. An employee from the book store can accidently bump your arm as your autographing.

4. Authors with disabilities: If your an author who has a disability where its hard for you to sign your signature think about purchasing a  custom stamp and you can make a mark along sign it.

5. Demanding fans: If you have a fan who is over the top with excitement and demanding how and where you sign the book just smile, nod , listen and repeat back exactly what they want you to write. This can ease the situation and  make them feel that you really are glad that they are there. WHICH you are! An excited over the top fan is one that will brag about your book and word of mouth is the best advertisement!

6. Practice your signature: Practice makes perfect.

7. Take pictures: This is a great opportunity to take photos with your fans.

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8. Sign on the title page: I like to sign my books on the title page. In most cases, this is where most books are autographed.

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9. Make it personal: Personalize your message. Ask “Is it for you or is it a gift for someone else?” – which might prompt them into buying a second copy as a gift for someone else! Use their first name and always ask for the spelling since we live in a world where people are known to be creative with spelling even the simplest names.  You can always add something along the lines like  “It was great meeting you at the XYZ conference” or “I enjoyed learning about your business” or ” I wish you abundant joy and success in all area’s of your life” or “I am very happy that we’ve become friends”.  If you have a line of people you can’t always take the time to write a long personal message. You can make it short and simple by using one of these. Remember to take a moment to chat with each person. Smile, look them directly in the eye. Try to be personable, pleasant and thank them for buying your book and that you also hope they enjoy it.

Health and happiness

All my best

Thanks

In gratitude

To your health

Much appreciation

Warm wishes

Best regards

Onward Your friend

I want to thank you  for reading my latest blog.  Please let me know if you need any support with it. 

Otherwise, are we friends on Facebook yet?  If not let’s do that now, Healing Hypothyroidism?   I like to connect on a more personal level there and often; offer social media only products that can only be accessed on my page and share daily updates along with recipes. Remember sharing is caring. Please share and post a comment to this blog! I would love to hear from you. Sign up for my blogs @ thehypothyroidismchick.com .  You can also  Follow me on instagram @ Thyroidismchick or Follow me on twitter @Thyroidismchick.

Health and Happiness,

Audrey
XoXo

 

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A tale of recovery to save a women who caught OCD

A tale of recovery to save a women who caught OCD

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I am writing to you in hopes that I can help someone else who has experienced this sort of hell on earth. That’s the best way I can describe it. No one understands unless they have actually experienced it 1st hand. I’ve done an excellent job hiding my problem. Only my closest friends know and I keep it hidden well. If people knew, they were certainly say that I am crazy and possibly turn me into an outcast, stone me with rocks, burn me 2 at the stake like a witch or even worse people might show up @ my door and throw a white straight jacket on me and put me in a padded room.

I have dreams, hopes and desires like everyone else. I planned on having a career, raising kids and living happily ever after but after the birth of my twins my life started to take a turn into a mind blowing downward spiral. Was I crazy? I felt crazy. I felt like I couldn’t control my thoughts. Why couldn’t I control these thoughts? The what if’s? The “what if I die, who will raise my girls”? The “did they touch something poisonous?” Did I touch something poisonous? Are they going to die?   Am I going to die? I had ‘caught” a devastating fear of chemicals. That has drastically changed how I went about my everyday life.

I know, I was overwhelmed as a new mother of twins and a toddler. My husband worked a lot of hours. He did help me some with sleep when he came in from his long shifts. He was a hardworking, good man. My break was going to the grocery store. Although exhausted, the hour break was nice while my husband watched the girls. I also ran a small cleaning business which I enjoyed. I loved going into people’s homes, seeing how they had their house decorated and cleaning it. One day dreaming of my cleaning business booming and I too will have my own cleaning person. I took pride in my work and I was proud to say that I was a business owner. So, the big question is what happened to me? Now, I can’t go into a grocery store without a panic attack unless I am with someone. I can’t go down the chemical isle without holding onto someone’s arm. Even driving my car and I pass a store that I know has chemicals in it sends me into a panic attack and my OCD starts the ‘what if’s”. Why? These are crazy, abnormal, not rational & unnecessary thoughts of fear of being poisoned.

I’ve had other good jobs over the years only to quit because if they had any kind of chemicals that wasn’t locked up. I would develop severe anxiety and my OCD would leave me paralyzed feeling and wanting to flee – almost all day, every day. Fight or flight, isn’t that what they called it? My stress tolerance was non-existent. I lived in a constant state of panic. I didn’t want to leave my house but I had to. I had to go to work. I had to try to fight this irrational fear and not let it win over me. I am a rational person. I would never harm myself. I want to live. I love life. So why was this happening to me? My only relief would be drinking a few beers or popping me a Xanax. If I could get a doctor to prescribe me the Xanax. Most of the time they wanted to push some form of an anti-depressants down my throat. I kept telling the doctors that I am not depressed but they insisted and pushed and I resisted. Every fiber of my being fought to NOT take any anti-depressants.  I did allow a few weeks in a moment of desperation to try a few different kinds of anti-depressants but it made me manic and have suicidal thoughts. as I look back on all the house that have been spent seeing behavioral specialists and several psychiatrist in hopes to finding an answer. Ive read that there is scientific evidence that ALONG WITH MEDICATION AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY that can change the chemicals in the brain and help it balance the chemicals but you see I know that a pill isn’t a cure its a band-aide to the real issue at hand and I want to get to the root cause.  I also believe that big pharma isn’t in the business of curing us, they are in the business of making customers.  

I am a blogger and writer by every fiber of my being. I love to write, research and blog about things. I came across an article titled: Streptococcus Bacteria: The Hidden Cause of Psychiatric Disorders Almost No One Considers. By Dr. Mercola.  He goes on to say that there is a brain gut connection to many mental disorders and one being OCD! Psychiatric conditions such as OCD are primarily believed to be the result of chemical dysfunction in your brain, or in some cases hereditary and therefore out of your control. Many fail to realize that a) your lifestyle can override genetic predispositions, and b) your lifestyle can be a major underlying cause of that chemical imbalance or dysfunction. Was I just having  an abnormal immune response that has triggered the start of my OCD and then did I entertain it to help develop the beast that it has become? So in layman’s terms, I have come to understand that my OCD is a psychological condition that in some sort of way always involves a domino effect reaction to the environment that I am in and the  environment that I have created.

Is there hope for me? Did I just by chance come across the answer to my years of senseless suffering? I never had this problem before the birth of my twins. Even shortly after my twins were born, I still ran my cleaning service with no issues. So, why am I plagued with it now? Why am I being tortured? Could the answer to my problem be this simple!?

Dr. Mercola goes on to say that: In a very real sense, you have two brains: one inside your skull and one in your gut. While they may seem very different, these two organs are actually created out of the same type of tissue. During fetal development, one part turns into your central nervous system while the other develops into your enteric nervous system. The tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen—connects these two organs together. Your gut actually produces more of the neurotransmitter serotonin—thought to play an important role in OCD, in addition to having a beneficial influence on your mood in general—than your brain does, so optimizing your gut flora may indeed have tremendous benefit for your psychological health. And there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this needs to begin from birth, or even, ideally, before birth.

Could I possibly turn the tables back and fix my OCD with getting good gut flora? I mean, really? Could it be that simple? Like I said, I never had this problem before the birth of my twins. I had no problem being around any kind of chemicals. I never thought anything crazy. Oh , let me not fail to mention at this time I was also newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism

In my research, I’ve also found that Choline is anti-dopaminergic and often makes OCD patients worse. Most OCD patients get worse if given supplements of DMAE, choline, copper, or folic acid. Choline is in Eggs, liver, and peanuts. Other major contributors to choline in the American diet are meat, poultry, fish, dairy foods, pasta, rice, and egg-based dishes, spinach, beets, wheat, and shellfish. I’ve also learned that I have a lack of serotonin. Serotonin boosting foods are eggs, turkey (which I can’t have, I just learned) walnuts, hickory nuts, pineapple, bananas, kiwis, plums, tomatoes and exercise.

“Historically, mental illness has been linked with infection. When Georges Gilles de la Tourette first identified his syndrome in the 1800s, it was closely linked to rheumatic fever, caused by strep antibodies attacking the heart.  Yet as mental illness moved under the dark cloak of psychoanalysis. Let me go on to add that Psychoanalysis is the Sigmund Freud’s creation.  Freud was a Jewish neuropathologist who tried to set up a psychoanalytical movement with the help of non-Jewish specialists in order to make his orientation more reliable.  Please don’t misinterpret what I am trying to say. I am not knocking Freud’s research we all know he is The Father of Modern Psychology.

Dr. Campbell-McBride has written a book called The Gut and psychology syndrome. It’s a in depth book where the author specifically focuses on people struggling with gut/brain issues like Autism, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., Dyspraxia, Depression/anxiety, Schizophrenia, OCD and even allergies. She suggests that you have to heal the gut lining in order to start to heal the brain. In her research, she has focused on soothing and healing the gut lining with foods like bone broth and beneficial fats while boosting beneficial gut bacteria with probiotics and fermented foods. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride created the GAPS diet. She is a neurologist and nutritional consultant from the UK. She discovered the GAPS diet while she was trying to treat her sons’ autism. She also claims that this nutritional protocol helped get him off the autism spectrum.

In 1998, a team of researchers lead by Dr. Andrew Wakefield took a number of children with autism, did small intestine biopsies on them, and discovered abnormally wide holes in their small intestinal lining–just like the holes found in patients with celiac, ulcerative colitis, etc. Wakefield postulated that the holes in these autistic kids’ intestines were allowing proteins to leak from the inside of the bowel into the bloodstream, and that these foreign proteins were acting like neuro-toxins and interfering with neurological functioning.

What does this have to do with me and my OCD you may ask? I think it has everything to do with it. I know, there is a strong correlation between it all.  I am absolutely convinced, based on current clinical research and studies that I’ve come across that considering the role of gut flora is more essential than anything else in treating the root cause of my OCD. I do know that since that I’ve entertained my OCD its developed into a pattern and a  habit.  I understand that on some level, we all exist on a broad spectrum scale where no one is considered to be entirely and completely sane. Yes, of course, there are differences between all of us, and personality is not entirely due to our intestinal gut flora. Some people’s personality just suck and that’s all there is to it. No matter how much great “gut flora” they may have. I also don’t believe in labels or what people may consider to be “normal,” we all walk to the beat of our own drum. I do know that healing my body with food is a whole lot more appealing than allowing to be a guinea pig to Big Pharma and I don’t care to waste any more of my time sitting in a room, on a couch, explaining to a psychiatrist or behavioral specialist random bouts of craziness and seeing their approach to magically change my brain chemistry with talking through my feelings. I am not knocking their services by any means. This field is needed and they actually do help people. Please don’t misconstrued what I am saying.

So, I am putting myself out here. Not hiding my issue anymore in hopes that my journey can help someone else. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring but I do know it won’t be boring and I won’t stop researching until I find my answers. I already eat based on my hypothyroidism disorder. I have my hypothyroid disorder in complete control with not only the correct foods to eat but other hidden things in this world that affect our everyday lives and I’ve also written several books on it one being: A survivors’ cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism’s booty. I hoped you’ve been enlightened and not frightened by my latest blog — A tale of recovery to save a women who caught OCD- Hippocrates was right when he said: Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.

 

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Recourses: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/16/bacteria-on-gut-flora-causes-ocd.aspx

Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Choline. Dietary Reference Intakes: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press; 1998:390-422. (National Academy Press)

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Miracle Drink Mix

This wonderful tonic can be used more than just as a heart health protocol;

it’s been proven to reduce cholesterol, heal hemorrhoids, clear out arteries for your heart, reduce blood pressure, stop colds in their tracks, ease constipation, heal ulcers, promote weight loss, treats respiratory issues, and you can even put it on a cotton swab and treat acne  and pimples. This hasn’t been proven, but I also have a theory that I jokingly say, “It repels vampires and unwanted friends who get to close in your personal space.” I’ve seen various different ways to make it. This is how I make it.  Put 3 tablespoons in a glass of water on an empty stomach daily. Garlic, ginger, and even lemon can interact with certain medications. Please check with your health care provider to make sure that you won’t have any adverse medication reactions if you plan on taking this as a drink with other medications.

10 gloves of garlic

1 cup of raw honey

1 cup of organic apple cider vinegar

2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

2 lemons, washed and cut

Blend, strain, and store in a mason jar in the refrigeration.

 

Check out more fantastic recipes in my book A Survivors Cookbook Guide to Kicking Hypothyroidism’s Booty. Click on this link to order yours today!

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I want to thank you  for reading my latest blog.  Please let me know if you need any support with it. 

Otherwise, are we friends on Facebook yet?  If not let’s do that now, Got Hypothyroidism?   I like to connect on a more personal level there and often; offer social media only products that can only be accessed on my page and share daily updates along with recipes. Remember sharing is caring. Please share and post a comment to this blog! I would love to hear from you. Sign up for my blogs @ thehypothyroidismchick.com .  You can also  Follow me on instagram @ Thyroidismchick or Follow me on twitter @Thyroidismchick.

Health and Happiness,

Audrey
XoXo

 

Disclaimer

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

Gifts of Mothers Day Past a 2017 Guide

 

You put a lot of time and energy into finding that perfect gift for your mother. We all know  shopping for your dear sweet mom isn’t always easy. That’s why I’ve put together this thoughtful list of recommended products that will bring a smile to her face. Not to late to order for Mothers Day and get it shipped overnight.  Mom’s everywhere will love the thoughtfulness and practicality of these gifts.

Our gifts should be thoughtful and come from the heart.

Here is a list that Thehypothyroidismchick.com has thrown together.

Treasured Memories 2016 Wall Calendar

This calendar is printed on recycled paper, easy to mount, the images are crisp and clean, Clean and each day squares are spacious to write important days and events. What a steal at only $. 8.79. 

Personalized family necklace

Personalized family necklace with copper family tree charm in silver washer by DistinctlyIvy. Personalize this gorgeous two tone copper and silver family tree necklace with the names of your choice. Beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or a family reunion keepsake. This product will ship in 1 day after you order it! What a wonderful memory keepsake for Only $20.95.

The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs

This Family Channel Seal of Quality-winning gift says to someone whose story you want to know: “Your life is important to me. I value who you are. Please tell me more.” It invites your mother to share memories, facts, perspectives, beliefs, knowledge, and wisdom gained from a lifetime of experience. Hundreds of gentle questions encourage thoughtful responses. When complete, it’s a priceless heirloom for future generations. 384 gold-edged, acid-free pages in an 8.5″ X 11″ keepsake-quality binding. This is really a miracle Book…a treasure that has touched hundreds of lives. Only $ 9.99

My Photos to Throw Customizable Photographic Throw Blanket

Why not wrap those whom you love the most with the people who love them the most? Mom can leave it out over a chair as a great conversation piece when guests come over, and kids will love seeing their face on her favorite throw blanket. It’s an easy-to-use process creates a memorable keepsake that will transform any photo into a beautiful woven tapestry throw. Made of 100-percent machine-washable cotton; 600+ thread color combinations. It measures 50 by 60 inches for vertical photos or 60 by 50 inches for horizontal photos and MADE IN THE USA!  Can’t beat a price at  $ 73.00.

Smartphone Sanitizer Cell Phone Cleaner

germs are everywhere and our phones seems to carry a lot! Your mother will certainly appreciate the thoughtfullness behind this unique germ killing machine. It’s the Ultraviolet Light (UV) germicidal sanitizer. Charges most smartphones via built-in USB port; Fits smartphones up to 5.5-inches. Includes mini charging cables for iPhones (Lightning) and Android (micro USB). Sterilization in just six minutes!Also works with other small objects such as keys, MP3 players, Bluetooth earphones. Only $ 48.99

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

InnoGear 200ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, Wood Grain

Wood Grain Aroma Diffuser is in gorgeous design. It fits in with any decor.The color changing lights make it beautiful in low light rooms. Most of all, this stylish cool mist humidifier adds moisture to your air to eliminate dryness and help with your dry chapped skin, chapped lips and dry sinuses. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil to give your room a fresh, clean scent. Only $39.99

Heart Aroma Locket

Tree of Life Hypoallegenic 316l Surgical Stainless Steel Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Pendant Locket Jewelry Gift Set on 24 Inch Chain

Tree of Life Hypoallegenic 316l Surgical Stainless Steel Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Pendant Locket Jewelry Gift Set on 24 Inch Chain. All in one Aromatherapy on the go to gift your best treasure. Your mother. A great thoughtful gift at only $19.99.

Himalayan Crystal Salt Foot Detox Blocks

Set of 2 Ionic Himalayan Crystal Salt Foot Detox Blocks with Instructions

Your mom will love the natural health aides, the Himalyan salt crystal detox blocks. This might be just what her tired feet need. By resting your feet on the blocks, the salt will supposedly help detox your body. The set also comes with a durable carry case. $ 29.95

Succulent Arrangement Trio Kit

Fat Plants San Diego Tapered Vintage Grey Box Succulent Arrangement

 

Succulents are a beautiful way to bring fresh plants into the home and aren’t demanding to care for. Gorgeous succulent arrangement in a tapered wooden box. Only $53.36

Bath Bombs

bathboms

FIZZY & FUN THE NATURAL WAY. Imagine yourself relaxing in a twirling, swirling, bath enjoying the benefits of our organic, Non GMO, gluten free ingredients. Our essential oil aromatherapy blends, cocoa butter & shea butter will leave your dry skin soft, supple & moisturized without trashing the tub! No need for lotion after your mom’s bath. This is a amazing gift Set that smells wonderful and she won’t be able to wait until her next bath. The packaging is so luxurious, Great Price, My New Best Beauty Product for only $19.99 

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