You have a slow thyroid. That's what the doctor told you. You are now on thyroid medication, which you use to make up for the shortage of thyroid hormone. Every few weeks you have a blood test and according to your doctor your values are fine. Yet you still don't feel well. Your doctor says that you will have to keep taking pills for the rest of your life and "well, you'll have to learn to live with those residual symptoms".
Is this scenario recognizable for you?
Despite your good blood levels, you don't feel well. You are tired and have no puff for the fun things in life. Your body weight increases with every cookie and no matter what you do, you don't manage to lose those extra pounds again. You're always cold, even in the summer. You regularly feel down and are more quiet. Those around you tell you that you just need to slow down or exercise more, but you know that's not the reason. You often feel stiff in the morning and your joints and skin sometimes suddenly hurt. A long list of vague, strange complaints passes in review. And the worst part is: you've almost gotten used to it.
And now the good news
I have good news for you: it's not in your head. You're not crazy, you're not overreacting, and you're not alone. You probably suffer from Hashimoto's disease.
Now this in itself is of course not something to be happy about. What is nice is that after reading this e-book you know exactly why you are not feeling happy. And even better: you will know that you don't have to live with residual symptoms and that with a few adjustments in the area of nutrition and lifestyle you can start feeling good again!
The human body is an ingenious combination of some 100,000 billion cells, tissues, organs, substances and thoughts. In order to work like a well-oiled machine, almost all of these parts depend on sufficient thyroid hormone. Therefore, in order to feel happy, two things must be properly regulated.
- We must have enough thyroid hormone.
- The cells in our body must actually be able to use the thyroid hormone.
Sounds logical right?
Unfortunately doctors rarely look at the second point. They check the supply of hormone in the blood, but do not look at whether this supply can be used.
In this free e-book, I'll show you the bigger picture, helping you understand that there are more aspects to a slow thyroid than just supplementing a hormone deficiency.
With the right blood tests and some lifestyle adjustments (nutrition, exercise, sleep, thoughts and stress) you can influence the availability and usability of your thyroid hormone.
After reading this e-book, you'll have enough knowledge to request the right blood tests, so you can measure how your thyroid hormones are really doing.
Do you need help with interpreting the results? Then book a telephone consultation when you order your blood tests. I will be happy to help you with the interpretation of the results.
Vera Kamphorst is guest blogger at Bloedwaardentest and provides consultations for people with thyroid problems. If you want to speak to an expert about your thyroid results besides the treatment from your doctor, you can contact her, after you have taken a blood test at Bloedwaardentest.nl.
Vera Kamphorst is the founder and owner of Happy Hashimoto. She herself has Hashimoto's disease, in 90% of the cases the cause of a slow thyroid gland. Through years of searching, researching and attending relevant trainings, she started her own practice. She will gladly guide you back to a fitter and more energetic life.
For more information for the blood tests Vera Kamphorst compiled, visit https://bloodtesting.nl/hashimoto/
Quickly click on this link and download the free e-book. Vera promises you; it's going to change your idea about your slow thyroid!