Thyroid Awareness Month: Edition 1
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If you are a follower of my Bi-Weekly Wholistic Health Coaching; you received an intro to my experience of understanding this very important gland…THYROID!
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My story and the thyroid connection starts roughly three years ago. A little factoid of me; your Health Coach about three years ago I was deeply obsessed in the bodybuilding industry. That’s right; I was a slave to my weight lifting schedule (Mondays – Back & Bi’s, Tuesdays – Tri’s & Chest, and etc.) and also a slave to the clock. Eating the same foods every day, every three hours on the minute.(Chicken, broccoli, brown rice, and etc.)
Thinking meanwhile, “I’m living healthy!” Does not sound healthy to you?!
What little did my fellow gym rats know was; I didn’t have a period in three years (aka not ovulating), had cystic acne all over my gin/jaw line, and difficult sleeping. These are prime examples of symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
As stated in my Bi-Weekly Coaching I explained my next steps of action. First, I went to my OBGYN assuming they would know about hormones. at that moment I was given a gift of reality. They tested only my TSH thyroid level and only told me, “Your thyroid is normal”. Well, most like a lot of people I did NOT feel normal. So that is when I started to learn more about the thyroid. It’s function/importance, how to help it heal itself, what tests to ask my doctor for to get a true & full understanding!
That is where I want to start with you. No one blood drawn, no more expensive tests and no more not know what to do about it!
- According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12% of the US population will develop a thyroid condition sometime in their lifetime. About 20
- About 20 million Americans currently have thyroid disease and don’t even know it.
ATTENTION LADIES! We are 8 times more likely to develop a thyroid problem. (Aren’t we likely?!)
- If any thyroid problem goes undetected or unresolved it can cause several other severe conditions: cardiovascular disease, infertility, and osteoporosis. To just name a few.
- Also, thyroid issues can lead to two thyroid autoimmune diseases; Hashimoto’s & Graves)
Knowledge Nugget: Autoimmune Diseases develop when our own body’s antibodies/”fighters” attack our own body part. In the example of the thyroid; our body is attacking its own thyroid gland.
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So now that we know a few stats on the thyroid, let’s dig deep on how you may tell if the thyroid is to blame for your health ailments.
These symptoms may be the most common symptoms of a thyroid problem. And there are plenty more. For a list of more thyroid symptoms visit my Pinterest board.
I know this is all to take in all in one post. I also know that if your anything like me, you want to know what actions to take next!
This month’s free gift I have created is the exact action step needed.and/or the imagine to download the FREE guide…..
This guide gives a summary of the thyroid but also an entire list of thyroid test you should ask your doctor! This guide is full of amazing value to better your health & life!
Next blog post will be about how to take actions into your own hands. How to naturally aid our thyroid with nutrition (top 5 foods to help the thyroid), wellness tips (how movement can impact our thyroid), and alternative methods (Surprise recipe at the end). Something to look forward to!
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