Thyroid Health Information
Grilled Salmon Salad
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Anxiety & Panic Attacks in Hypothyroid Patients
The relationship between hypothyroidism and anxiety symptoms, is well established in medical research conclusions. Severe and chronic anxiety is not exclusive to hyperthyroid patients but also affects many that are hypothyroid.
Anxiety Catastrophic Thinking
Catastrophic Thinking is a term for the scarey thoughts that can accompany severe anxiety. These types thoughts include fears of losing control, passing out, looking foolish in front of others etc... In this article I point out that these "what if" thoughts are irrational and not dangerous.
Anxiety Coping for Thyroid Patients
With anxiety so common in thyroid patients, like other anxiety sufferers they should learn basic facts that will help them to cope and even overcome the symptoms. This article helps us gain a basic understanding about anxiety and how it can actually help us positively by learning to re-direct it.
Anxiety with Thyroid Hormone Therapy
When some hypothyroid patients are started on hormone replacement therapy, they will experience anxiety reactions to their medication. Sometimes this is because they are titrated (adjusted/increased) on their dose too quickly, while others times it is simply adjustment symptoms to the medication.
Are Thyroid Patients Complainers?
Some thyroid patients experience severe symptom-struggles before diagnosis and some have continued struggles even after diagnosis and treatment. This presents that much more of a need for support and understanding from their spouses, family and friends. This aspect contributes to their recovery.
Autoimmune Disease Conference
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association held a Conference, the theme being “What Every Autoimmune Patient Needs To Know”. The resulting educational information is a great archive!
Bacon, Blue Cheese Meatloaf
Nothing says “comfort food” like a homemade meatloaf. Meatloaf makes a wonderful meal, can be assembled ahead of time, and makes for some tasty leftovers. Also check out some helpful tips to guarantee your meatloaf comes out perfect every time.
Caramel Pecan Brownies (GF Option)
These brownies are decadent! A little piece goes a long way to satisfy a sweet tooth. I've included instructions for making them gluten free if you choose - there is no impact on their taste. Pair one with a cup of tea and you've got a wonderful afternoon treat.
Carrot Raisin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Perfect for spring, these muffins are easy to make and delicious to eat. The cream cheese frosting makes them just like little carrot cakes! Carrots help prevent breast, lung and colon cancer, heart disease, and stroke. They also are beneficial to skin and eye health.
CFS & Fibromyalgia In Thyroid Patients
Many thyroid patients are also diagnosed with co-morbid Fibromyalgia and others are given a diagnosis of co-occurring Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. What is the connection between these disorders and thyroid disease? Read my story about being diagnosed with CFS, co-morbid to Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Chicken & Dumplings (GF Option)
Chicken and Dumplings is a delicious comfort meal, that the entire family will love. It is full of delicious vegetables and convenient chicken from a supermarket rotisserie chicken. It goes together quickly and I've included instructions to make fluffy, tasty gluten free dumplings if you choose.
Chocolate Espresso Bites
These delicious little chocolates are easy to make and are pretty to serve. If you are not a fan of coffee, you can alter the recipe by eliminating the espresso powder and topping them with a chocolate covered almond – or whatever you like! A little chocolate is great to lift your spirit!
Coconut Cupcakes - Gluten Free
The other day we made Coconut Cupcakes in one of my cooking classes and they just looked so delicious. I wanted to make a gluten free version so I wouldn’t feel deprived. Start with a gluten free yellow cake mix and dress it up - easy and delicious! You can also make them regular if you like.
Do Anti-depressants Affect Thyroid Hormone Levels?
Antidepressant medications are helpful to many people and are commonly prescribed to thyroid patients. Medical research has concluded that these drugs may affect thyroid hormone levels in the body.
Hypothyroid Therapy & SSRI Antidepressants
SSRI antidepressants are wonderful and helpful drugs, for the right people who are in need of them. I feel it is important however, for a hypothyroid patient undergoing hormone replacement therapy, to make sure unresolved symptoms are not due to thyroid under-treatment, rather than emotions.
Hypothyroid Therapy and Anxiety/Depression
When some patients with hypothyroidism, are not treated adequately with hormone replacement therapy or even optimized on it, they may experience unresolved symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Iodine a Factor in Hypothyroidism?
While iodine deficiency can certainly be a factor in causing hypothyroidism, according to medical research, it is not common in industrialized countries, including the USA. Read my response to man who posed questions to me in regard to iodine levels in hypothyroid patients.
Join Thyroid Forum Free E-Book!
If you are a thyroid patient, we´d love to see you become a member of the Thyroid Health Forum! I´m extending an offer to new members who post their personal thyroid stories during June & July, 2008 of sending them a free mini E-book or Audio Link. Read More!
Kale Pesto Veggie Pizza
Making homemade pizza is easy, fun and delicious! It only takes a little advance planning to make your pizza dough at home. The recipe for kale pesto on the pizza is also great on pasta or as a spread on sandwiches. It is a great and delicious way to incorporate more green into your diet.
More About Thyroid Disease & Neuropathy
This article is my second on in regard to the connection of neuropathy symptoms (neurological) to thyroid disease. The first one I wrote on the subject was entitled; "Thyroid Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy" and this one follows-up with medical research quotes.
My Invention Career Cut Short by Thyroid Disease
This article is an extension of my personal story. In this one, I relate my experience in marketing inventions, back in the 1980s and 90s and how my work in this field stopped, when I became ill with autoimmune thyroid disease. I have since replaced my inventing passion with article writing.
My Story about Hashimoto´s, CFS & Adrenal Fatigue
Here I relate aspects of my own story again but from a different perspective. I write more about my diagnosis of Hashimoto´s thyroiditis, Chronic fatigue Syndrome and Adrenal Fatigue
Pea, Asparagus & Arugula Salad
This salad epitomizes spring when young peas and asparagus are at their peak. Arugula, with it’s peppery, slightly bitter taste, provides a nice complexity to the salad. When you add a piece of grilled salmon or chicken breast, you have a beautiful and delicious lunch or dinner salad.
Psychosis Symptoms in Thyroid Patients
There is medical research on reputable sources, including PubMed (National Institutes of Health), that states that hypothyroidism can present as psychosis in some patients. This is why it is important for Doctors to test people presenting with emotional symptoms for possible thyroid disease.
Quinoa Cakes have been removed.
I am adding a new feature to the Thyroid Health site – Recipes. As a professional chef and cooking instructor, I want to share cooking tips and healthy recipes with you to support your pursuit of the best thyroid health practices.
Review for Living Well With Hypothyroidism
Here´s my review of what is in my opinion, the world´s number one book on hypothyroidism. Author Mary Shomon has give hypothyroid patients an invaluable source of information in this excellent book.
Review Mary Shomon’s Graves’ Disease Book
This is my review of Mary Shomon´s book "Living Well with Graves´ Disease and Hyperthyroidism". I highly recommend it to my readers who have overactive thyroid gland conditions, as a great resource of education on this subject.
Review The Thyroid Diet by Mary Shomon
If you´re a thyroid patient who experiences problems with weight gain and difficulty losing weight, this review of Mary Shomon´s book is a must read! The book also helps thyroid patients benefit more from their treatments and live healthier lives!
Review-“Hypothyroidism Type 2” by Mark Starr MD
This review is for Dr. Mark Starr´s "Hypothyroidism Type 2". I recommend this book to my readers who enjoy interesting thyroid subjects but also to readers out there who suspect that they might have hypothyroidism that is elusive to detection by thyroid blood lab tests.
Review-Dr. Wilson’s “Adrenal Fatigue”
My book review of Dr. James L. Wilson´s book "Adrenal Fatigue The 21st Century Stress Syndrome". I highly recommend this wonderful book that covers all aspects of this very real medical condition. Within the pages he lists the signs, symptoms, causes, diagnosis & treatment of Adrenal Fatigue.
Review-Hypothyroidism Childhood & Adulthood
This is my review of the book "Hypothyroidism in Childhood and Adulthood", written by twin women, detailing their thyroid hormone replacement therapy from childhood to the present. An interesting book about an amazing journey these women have had in receiving proper treatment.
Southwestern Lasagna (GF Option)
Here is a new twist on an enchilada casserole, which substitutes lasagna noodles where tortillas would have been used. The noodles provide better structure and flavor than the tortillas, and the addition of ricotta cheese adds an extra creamy texture to the sauce. Quick tips are also included.
Stomach Issues Site
Editor & Certified Life Coach, Sharon Lasitter: "Stomach pain can truly stop a person from fully enjoying life. I am here to share my knowledge, what has and has not worked for me and to offer suggestions of where you may go physically, emotionally and spiritually for relief and self-empowerment. I warmly welcome all questions, comments and stories that you have to share on the topic of Stomach Issues!"
The Emotions of Thyroid Disease
No one understands...
This is Thyroid Awareness Month (January)
January is the month recognized nationally as "Thyroid Awareness Month" and helps in gaining public awareness of the importance of recognizing thyroid symptoms and in being tested for thyroid diseases/disorders.
Thyroid Autoimmunity and Chronic Anxiety
It is believed by many doctors, that thyroid patients will only experience anxiety as a symptom, when they have hyperthyroidism. Medical research articles state that "thyroid autoimmunity" can potentially cause chronic anxiety in patients who also have hypothyroidism.
Thyroid Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral Neuropathy, is a condition affecting nerves in the body. The cause of this disorder, can be endocrine disorders, such as thyroid disease and diabetes but can also originate from neurological disorders in the brain. What symptoms of this disorder do thyroid patients report experiencing?
Thyroid Health Shop
Visit the Thyroid Health Shop to see my recommended books on thyroid subjects and related health conditions.
Thyroid Patients and Panic Attacks
If you have Graves' Disease or Hashitoxicosis from Hashimoto's Disease, you may have at some point experienced a panic attack. If you experience them frequently, you may have "panic disorder". Learn more about this anxiety condition in this article.
Thyroid Questions & Answers Part One
This is the first in a series of articles featuring questions posed by thyroid patients and my responses to those questions.
Thyroid Questions & Answers Part Two
This is the second in a series of articles featuring questions posed by thyroid patients and my responses to those questions.
Treated Hypothyroidism and Weight Gain
Weight gain is a symptom of hypothyroidism and is a result of a slowed down metabolism but what about "treated" hypothyroid patients who still report having this problem? Are they imagining this problem or is it possible that weight control remains difficult even with treated hypothyroidism?
Vegetable Salad has been removed.
What is Anxiety Sensitization?
Here is more information for thyroid patients who have co-morbid anxiety. In this article I discuss "anxiety sensitization", which can trigger more anxiety symptoms. You can learn through stress reduction techniques to avoid this phase of heightened sensitivity to anxiety.
Zucchini and Dried Plum Bread (GF Option) Thyroid Health Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Thyroid Health Site Map
Treat yourself to a delicious, nutritional, high fiber bread that everyone will enjoy. I have provided optional instructions for creating a gluten free loaf - which encourages good thyroid health.
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