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Why you should care about leaky gut when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

Why you should care about leaky gut when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

Does stuff really leak out of your intestines when you have leaky gut? The truth is, contents of the small intestine escape through the wall into the bloodstream. This can trigger many different inflammatory disorders and flare up your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, making it difficult to manage.

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Is stress making your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism worse

You’ve probably heard it over and over: Stress can make your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism worse. But how do you know if your stress is high enough to be problematic for your thyroid health? It’s helpful to know some signs and about the adrenal stress test.

Severe stress can either cause you to be fatigued all the time, wired all the time, or a mix of both. Or maybe stress manifests as sleep issues.

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Sleepy after meals, can’t lose weight, and always hungry?

If you have Hashimoto’s and also struggle with being sleepy after eating and always hungry, you may suffer from insulin resistance, which raises your risk for diabetes. The good news the same simple dietary and exercise tips that reverse insulin resistance can also help you manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.

How do you know if you also have insulin resistance? See if any of these symptoms apply to you:

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Prevent post-election Hashimoto’s flares this Thanksgiving

A family gathering this Thanksgiving may feel like reality survival show if you have Hashimoto’s and a politically polarized family.

Stress, anger, and fear trigger an inflammatory immune response that can rage on for weeks, flaring attacks against your thyroid and sending inflammation coursing through your body and brain.

This brings not only your Hashimoto’s symptoms, but also general symptoms associated with autoimmunity: brain fog, fatigue, depression, lethargy, chronic pain, gut problems, and insomnia.

This year more than ever, it pays to be extra careful given the fractious national mood. Avoid political discussions, but if they happen around you, try the following to manage Hashimoto’s.

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Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism tips for election recovery

Weathering one of the most acrimonious elections in U.S. history can be hard on health, especially if you are managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Fortunately, functional medicine offers some strategies to help take the edge off.

Prolonged heightened stress, fear, anger, and negativity have been shown to harmfully impact the body in the following ways, which can exacerbate Hashimoto’s:

Raises inflammation. Heightened stress and negativity can inflame joints, cause skin breakouts, disrupt brain function, upset the stomach, provoke respiratory problems, and trigger headaches.

Triggers anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia. People have lost sleep and become anxious and depressed this election year. Chronic stress keeps the central nervous system in a heightened state, chipping away at your health.

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