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What your feet can tell you about your brain

If you wonder why you have brain fog, depression, worsening memory, or slow thinking, the clues may lie in your feet — your foot health can tell you whether your brain is receiving enough oxygen. Poor circulation to the feet creates myriad symptoms that signal circulation in the brain may also be poor, depriving your brain of oxygen, nutrients, and function.

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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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Can’t lose weight? Look at underlying health issues

Do you keep trying weight loss diets but can’t seem to drop the pounds? Are you instead exhausted and frustrated by an ever growing layer of fat?

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, challenges with weight loss are an obvious and glaring symptom that drive many women to a diagnosis. When your thyroid hormone levels are low or erratic, weight loss won’t happen while weight gain happens all too easily.

However, for those who successfully manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, other factors may also play a role in stubborn excess fat.

If you’re doing everything right and the fat isn’t budging, the culprit may lie in underlying health issues slowing metabolism and blocking fat burning.

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Gluten isn’t the only reason to avoid wheat


If you are managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism through functional medicine, then you know you should avoid gluten.

Turns out gluten isn’t the only culprit when it comes to an immune reaction to wheat.

New research suggests non-gluten proteins are also a source of those immune reactions to wheat.

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