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The Power of Support for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto Patients

 

A strong support system can help people manage the stress of their illness, both emotionally and practically. Part of life is experiencing ups and downs. Research has shown that having a support system has many positive benefits, such as higher levels of well-being, better coping skills and a longer and healthier life.  Some people react better with a large support group, while others need a smaller support system.

There are many different layers of support that people develop and create around them only help. Your support system can come in many forms—like a family member, a mental health professional, your pet, a faith-based community, a clergy member, a neighborhood, or a support group—and it will vary from patient to patient.

Each person who experiences hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s  experiences it differently.

Illness is a unique experience that each individual responds to differently and that looks different for everybody. “I feel like every person has a cup. You need to always leave room at the top and always try to replenish that cup in some way.” Support groups within the community can be helpful or in an online chat group but if you try to talk to people who are walking a parallel process like you they tend to understand better. It’s as if they have walked in your shoes.  Finding a good support system is so important.

The bottom line
Remember that a goal of building your  support team  is to reduce your overall stress level, not add to it. Be mindful of  situations that seem to drain your energy. For example, avoid spending too much time with someone who is constantly negative, critical and unhealthy behaviors. Negative people can drain your energy and bring you down.

It does take time to build a support network but it is a wise investment not only in your mental well-being but also in your physical health and longevity. Start making more friends or improving the relationships you already have. It doesn’t matter if you’re the one getting the support or the one doling out the encouragement, you will certainly reap the rewards..

 

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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.

 

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Hypothyroidism: Author’s Closing: We Don’t Know The Timeline Of Our Days.

Author’s Closing:
We don’t know the timeline of our days.

This is why I continue to write; I feel there is so much more to be said, so many pages that are left unturned, so many pages left unread. I had no choice but to write another book. Because I mean to share the story, and I mean to share my authenticity. These words have made me a believer in seeking good health, and I am not going to be shaken from discovering it, not even from the naked truth…

Just like you, my story is unique. For so many wasted years, I was a shamed of my struggles, particularly with my body image and embarrassed about my mental health. I couldn’t seem to manage my anxiety nor my OCD. I found myself unsure by my imperfect journey and it seemed for many years that I actually lost myself on this stretch of road that I’ve been traveling on. I didn’t like what I seen in the mirror, all the mistakes I’ve made, my flaws, my inability to control the chaos in my head and most importantly the struggles with my weight. I’ve learned that the mistakes where lessons to get me to where I am today and I couldn’t become who I needed to be if I wouldn’t have traveled that uncertain road. I had to stop being concerned with what was behind me! It was behind me for a reason. I’m actually a better person because of it. I dusted myself off and keep going. I started to understand that everything that glitters isn’t gold. I couldn’t be fooled by those SHINY OBJECTS. People that you meet don’t always let you know about their failures. Nine times out of ten they only allow you to see what they want you to see and for you to believe their always winning. I had to learn to stay in my lane and I knew that I would arrive. Anything that I had missed along the journey wasn’t meant for me. I looked myself in the mirror and told myself that: Someone wants what I have!
That MY gift that I am sitting on isn’t mine to keep. I needed to,” Write that book”! My gift means the world to someone else. I knew this in my heart. I felt it in my soul and GOD allowed me to feel it in my spirit.
This book gives me an opportunity to bond with YOU, and my community. I am happy you are here. Let me say it again, I am happy that you are here. I’ve read countless times where people are asking me about losing large amount of hair in their shower, severe dry skin, unable to lose weight and although they might have bought the products from whole foods, it’s just not working! So, it’s my JOY to turn your issue into a solution that is written in many of my books. Sometimes in life we just need clarity. You have to step out of your comfort zone and focus on where your path is headed. You were born with the capacity of abundance. You need to clear away any of the emotional, mental and energetic debris that is in the way of your ability to see who you really are in order to create the life you really deserve.
This isn’t an easy fix but it is your life. Nope, you may not like it after you find out the foods you may be intolerant too but it is what it is. Nope, you may not like having to make your own deodorants, tooth paste, eat organically or even read labels to help you avoid things that are destroying your health but let me tell you that YOU ARE unique that is what makes YOU special. I love being different. It’s the hand you were dealt when your DNA was scrambled up from both your mother and father. It is also from the world we live in. Processed foods, medications, fluorinated water we drink, deodorants with aluminum, cleaners and the list goes on and on.
If you resort back to the harmful ways then you will see the consequences and trust me, you are too important for that!
We all have the ability to do independent research on medications and what ails us. We can see what are the side effects and what it can take to heal us from what others have shared and done.
My friends, I read your comments and listen to people saying they are willing to “do anything” and learn what it takes to be truly healthy, and end their chronic illness and the suffering that goes along with it.
And most people do follow through with just that – anything it takes.
Even when the going gets tough and the work become tedious and yet sometimes down right unbearable they still follow through.
But then you have those few people that have been suffering and are willing to do “anything” – That are really at their wits end and seem so desperate for change but just continue to come up with more excuses than politicians and continue to make empty promises to themselves and others.
And you know what?
Those excuses get you nowhere.
Those excuses have guided you down an endless dark road with nothing in sight. As if you were in a house of mirrors and you can’t find your way out.
My friends, if you want to change your life, you have to do something different.
Doing the same thing over and over will get you the same results over and over.
And please listen to this and take this to heart: Once you’ve been given your solution, the only person responsible for your suffering is YOU.
Self-care means SO much more than manicures, pedicures, massages and getting your hair done.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. I feel that self-care includes ANY action that promotes physical, mental, or social well-being.
To me self-care includes quality sleep, eating the right foods that promote wellbeing within my body, some sort of physical activity, meditation, being able to unwind from the day, not stress so much, a hot Epsom salt bath in a dark bathroom with only a few candles illuminating with light, spending time with friends, family and loved ones, and pretty much anything that makes my heart smile and helps to fill my cup with joy.
We live in an extremely toxic environment with our air, water, food, consumer products all full of poisons.
It certainly feels like a jigsaw puzzle trying to put all the pieces together. We all want to heal but sometimes it seems like a lost effort when you are trying to fix your out-of-whack thyroid. Everything is intertwined; everything in your body interacts with one another like a car engine and when one part is not working as it was built, problems will certainly start to arise.
There isn’t an easy “one pill” solution, but the “one pill” approach that our current medical system is using is NOT WORKING because the underlying cause for hypothyroidism is not being addressed.
I don’t want to you to feel overwhelmed with this book. I understand there is a lot of information for you to absorb and to start applying but if you take it one day at a time; one change at a time; you can achieve healing. There are so many people suffering from the “silent epidemic” called hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s.
There isn’t a chance in hell that I will continue to support this “quick fix it” and the “unreal ramblings” that has plagued our society today. My main goal is to help lead people towards good health, boosting wellness and a longevity loving life. If you’re a “quick fix junkie” then this book isn’t for you because you won’t find any of those unreal ramblings written within the pages of this book. If you are not willing to give up the things that have made you sick, then you are not ready to be healed. If you are ready to see a tremendous transformation within yourself and erase years of neglect, then you’re ready for what has been written within the walls of this extraordinary life changing book.
I am also not here to ‘fix” you because you are not broken. Your health is just somewhat off course.
This is a guide book is to help you learn how to get out of Survival Mode with Hypothyroidism and to start guiding you in the redevelopment and healing of your body.
Your health doesn’t have to be a difficult situation but a positive realization that things need to change. Our culture is divided so sharply to the extreme that one end of the spectrum is completely believing in a holistic wellbeing point of view to the other end of the spectrum believing that pharmaceuticals will fix whatever ails you. We should never put a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound. This a minor attempt to deal with a serious problem in an inadequate way.
We must begin to realize and understand the harms caused by the junk food industry, body products and household chemicals. Their Public Relations marketing scheme is to keep us fat and unhealthy. It will take quite some work to shift our psychology back around food, especially since advertising is so saturated with the messages that promotes boxed, canned, wrapped, packaged, processed, or otherwise manipulated by man are good for us and these fake foods won’t harm our body. All the misleading labeling on our foods and what we thought were healthy really isn’t. They are using words like organic and natural but yet still hiding dangerous ingredients although falsely putting them under another name. Many names people fail to research or can even pronounce.
One would think that dangerous or toxic chemicals wouldn’t be allowed by our very own government. It is in our foods we consume and the personal care items we use. This has been going on for decades and we’ve kept a blind eye to it all.
Choosing the right foods, detoxing your life and being aware of what is harming your body means everything and is more important than anything. It means more than the diagnosis, more than the new drug or supplement you’ve been hearing about, more than that fancy watch that tracks your EVERYTHING – none of it matters if you won’t change what’s on the end of your fork.
Why not simply just start with foods that go on the end of your fork that isn’t boxed, canned, wrapped, packaged, processed, or otherwise manipulated by man.
Approaching thyroid disease and autoimmunity from a holistic level and seeing the body as an interconnected system is the most effective way to address disease, particularly starting with your fork.
Hang in there. This won’t happen overnight.
I know, there is so much information overload that most people are confused as to where to start. You can start by taking ownership of your health. I wanted you to understand or get an idea of how everything has a part to play in your body. I am on a path to help you, lead you and inform you through this terrible illness. 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 effect. 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.
The foods we are eating have been stripped of the nutrients that would normally bring abundant health to our cells, tissues and gland. Many companies have fought hard to replace it with fake nutrients that creates inflammation, feeds cancer along with heart disease and ultimately wreaks havoc on our liver and hormones that will slowly lead to obesity.
Our bodies have no way of adapting to these GMO and food like substances that we’ve been consuming. Every cell in your body is wrapped in a membrane of half fat and half protein. If you are constantly feeding these cells unnatural fatty acids, that membrane cannot function like it is designed to do and disease starts at the cellular level.
Food is thy medicine, right? Actually it can work one of two ways. Food can be thy medicine or food can be thy death.
It’s not enough to be aware of all the outdoor chemicals that we are exposed to everyday but inside our homes we can have more power and control. We have to be more aware about using chemical cleaners, paints, glues, body lotions, toothpastes, underarm deodorants, hair products and pesticides. Instead start to begin to use products that don’t pollute our very own bodies. We must do our own research, make our own products or be a smarter shopper and start reading labels.
What can we do about it? Actually, there is plenty you can do about this.
Are you ready to participate in your own health rescue?
No stone shall be left unturned if you want to heal hypothyroidism. Friends have asked me if changing my life was hard, and my response is “dying is harder”. My “normal” life gave me hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, high Blood Pressure plus all the side effects, but my new life gave me inspiration.

Many Blessings,
A.L. Childers

A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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.