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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.

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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.

 

Resources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/social-support/art-20044445

https://www.bjceap.com/Blog/ArtMID/448/ArticleID/139/The-Importance-of-Developing-a-Support-System

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