7 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Hashimoto’s

The 7 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Hashimoto’s

From research and experience, I’ve concluded that the most common nutrient deficiencies in Hashimoto’s are (in no particular order):

  1. Selenium
  2. Vitamin D
  3. Vitamin B12
  4. Iron/Ferritin (the iron storage protein)
  5. Thiamine
  6. Zinc
  7. Magnesium

Precautions: When taken in the recommended dosage, magnesium is generally considered safe. However, do not take magnesium if you are taking levodopa/carbidopa, as it can reduce the effectiveness of this drug. There may be moderate interactions with some other medications, so check with your doctor if you have any concerns.


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On my quest to heal my hypothyroidism, I found out how toxic and unhealthy  store bought candles are and these  paraffin and lead-cored wicks aren’t something that I want to be breathing in.

  • Paraffin: Many candles (especially the cheaper kind) are made from paraffin wax; a petroleum by-product, which has the potential to contain toxins and potential carcinogens which are released into the air when the candle is burned. Some researchers even claim the smoke from some candles contains almost as much icky stuff as cigarette smoke.
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Luckily, soy, beeswax, or tallow candles have a much cleaner burn and are non-toxic.

I wanted to create a fall cookbook for those of us suffering from hypothyroidism that makes you feel as if you’re inviting an old friend in for coffee. If you’ve been considering switching to a hypothyroidism diet, you may be wondering if you have to give up your favorite foods along with flavor. This is far from the truth. Switching to a hypothyroidism diet means that you are catering to heal your thyroid. You can still enjoy your favorite fall recipes following a hypothyroidism diet- you’ll just need to learn what substitutions you will need to make to create wonderful fall hypothyroidism recipes.

Many fall-inspired meals and treats are wonderfully delicious but are full of not-so-healthy-inspired ingredients and if you’re fighting hypothyroidism, you need to go the extra mile to help your body begin to heal. These recipes are so warm and filling that you wont miss out on any of the bad stuff. This is where this book that I’ve written for you comes into play.

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I love using wax tarts! Store-bought wax melts and candles bad-for-you ingredients which are in the form of artificial fragrances and colorants and emits toxins into the air that are harmful to health when inhaled. Most are made using paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is bad because it is a petroleum by-product which emits toxins into the air that are harmful to health when inhaled. Other companies might use soy wax. Now this might seem somewhat healthier than the alternative to paraffin wax, but it’s not. Most of soy anything is made using genetically modified soy beans that have been treated with pesticides and herbicides.
This will make 12 tarts.
½ c. + 2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 oz. {by weight} beeswax
Essential oil{s} of choice
Bring two inches of water to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan that you will only use for making nonfood items. Cover the opening of the saucepan with a glass bowl to create a double boiler.
Put the coconut oil and beeswax in the glass bowl. Allow to heat, stirring occasionally, until completely melted.
Remove from the heat and thoroughly stir in essential oils.
Pour into mold and allow to cool until hardened {popping then in the refrigerator expedites this}.
To use, Please make sure you are safe and only place one in the proper bowl of a wax warmer and use the warmer as directed by the manufacturer.

Apple Pie
30 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
10 drops nutmeg essential oil
10 drops ginger essential oil
10 drops cardamom essential oil

Pumpkin Spice
30 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
25 drops ginger essential oil
15 drops nutmeg essential oil
10 drops clove essential oil

The Best Autumn Essential Oil Recipes for Your Diffuser

Spicy Chai:
3 drops cardamom essential oil
2 drops cassia essential oil
2 drops clove essential oil
1 drop ginger essential oil
Combine with water (most of my diffusers use around 70 mL, but it can vary, 70 ml = 2.4 oz) in a cold air diffuser.

Spiced Citrus
3 drops wild orange essential oil
2 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
1 drop clove essential oil
Combine with water (most of my diffusers use around 70 mL, but it can vary,70 ml = 2.4 oz. ) in a cold air diffuser.

Walk in the Woods
3 drops frankincense essential oil
2 drops white fir essential oil
1 drop cedarwood essential oil

Combine with water (most of my diffusers use around 70 mL, but it can vary, 70 ml = 2.4 oz.) in a cold air diffuser.

Immune Booster:
1 drop rosemary essential oil
1drop clove essential oil
1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil
1 drop wild orange essential oil
Combine with water (most of my diffusers use around 70 mL, but it can vary,70 ml = 2.4 oz. ) in a cold air diffuser.
Why Cold-Air Diffusers?
I prefer using a cold-air diffuser since it allows me to enjoy ALL the benefits of the essential oil–not just the scent. Unlike candle warmers, a cold-air diffuser doesn’t heat the oil, so all the therapeutic benefits of the essential oil remain intact.

( Caution: Make sure you do your research on each product if you have pets in the house. Not all essential oils are pet friendly)

It seems that Essential oils are sold everywhere. There are many great companies to purchase your quality essential oils.  What company you decide to buy from , always do some research on the seller. One guideline to consider is buying only USDA certified organic essential oils. I have enjoyed some my essentials oils and have had simply fantastic results when using them properly. Always do your research, start small and listen to your body.

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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 ThyroidHypothyroidism Clarity,  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way,   Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving.      

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