I’ve traveled this complicated path of undiagnosed autoimmune hypothyroidism and depression that was, perhaps, misdiagnosed. And as I look back over the last 20 years through a different lens, I see that I identify with all of these underlying issues that led to the overly simplistic diagnosis of “depression.”
If you’re experiencing weight gain, sleep disturbance, brain fog, anxiety, exhaustion, forgetfulness, relationship issues, loss of libido, or lack of motivation, would it surprise you to know that these symptoms are present in both depression and hypothyroidism?
Most of our clients have asked their prior practitioners, “Why do I still feel so badly when I’m doing everything ‘right?’” To which they often hear, “I dunno, you’re a tough nut to crack.” Here are my theories on why this is so prevalent…
“Why should I invest in working with a health coach when I can find a lot of this information online?” It’s a good question. Why not just use the free ‘School of Google’ to tackle the problem?
Avoiding sugar seems straightforward until you realize how foods that aren’t labeled “sugar” can act like sugar in the body. But you don’t have to give up sugar for good.
Mismanaged blood sugar fuels a shocking number of hormonal complaints that range from big to small. Here’s a partial list of what happens with sugar and your hormones.
Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance are major risk factors for two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.– heart disease and diabetes. What does this have to do with the thyroid? A lot.