Did you know January is Thyroid Awareness Month! I would like to help by bringing awareness and education through this NEW Newsletter Series I created on Thyroid Health.
This past summer I attended and graduated from the Hashimoto’s Institute taught by Dr. Alan Christianson NMD, Andrea Nakayama/Nutritionist, and Dr. Izabella Wentz/Pharmacist.
The mission of the Hashimoto’s Institute is to transform the treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis worldwide through clinician and patient education efforts.
Are you aware that the number one prescription sold is Synthroid!
90% of those with thyroid issues have an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s. Many with thyroid issues are not being diagnosed. The ones that do have a diagnosis are rarely checked for the autoimmune antibodies to see if they have Hashimoto’s or Graves. If you do have an autoimmune thyroid condition, all the Synthroid pills in the world will not address the immune system, to stop the attack.
13.4% of people in the United States have Hashimoto’s. Some feel this number could be as high as 27%! This means 30 million people are affected by Hashimoto’s. The incidence is much higher in women than in men. For every one man affected by Hashimoto’s there are about 5-8 women affected.
Many people are suffering due to co-conditions. This means once you have one autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto’s, you are likely to acquire 2-3 more autoimmune diseases. (Some say up to 8 by the time you pass away.) This is why addressing the immune system is so important. Some examples of autoimmune diseases are Crohn’s, MS, Lupus, Sjogrens, Diabetes, Raynaud’s, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Addison’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis etc. (I personally have Crohn’s and Hashimoto’s, so I understand what you are going through You can read my health journey here: http://amandagoodwin.biz/about-bio/.)
Untreated Hashimoto’s, due to not being diagnosed, or being under treated, (from looking at the “normal” labs vs. “functional” lab ranges) can lead to diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, low energy, cancer, osteoporosis, dementia, and fatty liver disease.
Many with thyroid conditions also experience nodules, hives, vertigo, anemia, PCOS, depression, IBD, anxiety, bio-polar, acid reflux, panic attacks, constipation, hearing loss, fibromyalgia, dry skin and eyes, hair loss, foot and shoulder pain. As well as several hundred other symptoms, as the thyroid affects every single cell in your body!
In a recent survey of 3,000 people from age 35-55 found that their main complaints were fatigue, brain fog, memory issues, not able to lose weight, bloat, irritability, and body aches. Remember from my FDN training, that these symptoms are common but not normal. (Reminder link: http://amandagoodwin.biz/test-kits/.)
Over the next few months we are going to dive deeper into what you can do to optimize your thyroid and therefore your health. I will help you to learn how to find the root cause of autoimmune diseases, especially with Hashimoto’s. These newsletters are meant to encourage your partnership with me as Health Coach, but also with your doctor and with your own body. It’s important that we return to taking ownership of our own health, and not pass it off to someone else to take care of.
If you feel that someone you know may benefit from this newsletter series on thyroid health, please forward this blog to them and have them sign up for my newsletter here: http://amandagoodwin.biz/newsletter/. As their quality of life improves from this information, I am sure they will thank you for it!
If you are tired of feeling sick and tired and want to start your journey of surviving to thriving, please contact me to set up a FREE Health Consultation. I would love to help you Transform Your Life! 717-781-7098 Transformation@AmandaGoodwin.Biz
Amanda Goodwin ~ Transforming Lives
(IIN) Holistic Health Coach, FDN-P & HI-P
PS. If you’re like I used to be, you have likely been struggling to find the right doctor, the right tests, understand lab ranges, and the best medications for your body. You’ve likely tried a number of diets and strategies that haven’t worked.
I know how frustrating this can be, and how confusing it is to try to make sense of all the conflicting information out there.
That’s why I put together this guide! ~ Top 5 Tips to Optimize Your Thyroid!Grab your guide here. >> http://amandagoodwin.biz/free-15-page-e-book-5-tips-that-will-help-you-understand-and-optimize-your-thyroid/
Resource: This information was obtained during training at The Hashimoto’s Institute.