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February 18, 2020

How does the OCP, (Oral Contraception Pill), affect a woman’s thyroid function??

This is a question that needs to be answered and much more research done in this area.

How many women have been prescribed the OCP from an early age go on to develop a thyroid condition?

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February 2, 2020

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I am reminded on a daily basis how hard it is for women to look after themselves through even the most basic self-care.


 

It is an issue I am most passionate about, and can see, hear and feel the struggles women go through just to maintain all the roles and hats we wea...

January 13, 2020

Hypothyroidism is defined as when the thyroid struggles to produce thyroid hormones causing symptoms such as fatigue, sensitivity to the cold, constipation, anxiety and depression, menstrual irregularities, dry skin and unexplained weight gain.

Hashimotos has pretty muc...

October 3, 2019

If you google thyroid problems, there is usually a definition of the 2 thyroid disorders, hyper and hypothyroid, but not a lot more information on hyperthyroidism which is less common than hypothyroidism.

In the medical model, due to hyperthyroidism being more damaging...

September 16, 2019

I have recently …well the last 4-5 years become to specialise in thyroid health conditions. I have an autoimmune thyroid condition called Hashimoto’s myself and have seen hundreds of clients with a thyroid condition in clinic. Due to my specialty, I am seeing more and...

August 25, 2019

Let's break-down and debunk stress.

What is stress?

Well stress is anything that causes a response from the stress response system (SRS), in the body. The SRS involves many systems including the hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the locus coreleus.

The HPA axis...

May 22, 2019

I get asked this question so many times by patients and practitioners alike. Iodine prescribing is a controversial subject and it needs to be addressed as iodine is one of the most important nutrients for thyroid function.

Too little iodine and the thyroid cannot make i...

January 14, 2019

Are you on thyroid medication, have a low to “normal” TSH, (1 or below 1), but are still experiencing thyroid symptoms, and have an inability to lose weight?

I see this commonly in clinic. A patient is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, is put on thyroxine or and equivalent...

November 25, 2018

Reverse T3 or rT3, is an inactive metabolite of T3 and is one of THE most important measurements of thyroid function – as stated by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, but is dismissed by many doctors and endocrinologists.

This is how it works….the thyroid produces t...

August 28, 2018

Looking back my thyroid started to show signs of dysfunction after the birth for my third child and I had this revelation after seeing many women with post-partum thyroiditis after consecutive pregnancies and relating to their symptoms – I had 3 kids in 4 years and had...

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