"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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My 1 Year Anniversary After Starting Hashimoto’s Disease Treatment

Boy, it’s been a whole year since I began my journey back to wellness from the ravages of Hashimoto’s Disease on my brain and body.  It’s not been hard to follow the diet and take the supplements, that’s been nice. But, the all symptoms take time to diminish.

On a 0 -10 scale (10 being the worst: the most pain, the most symptoms, etc.) I’ve gone from a 10 to a 2 or 3 in most all of the over 60 symptoms of this nasty condition.

Some symptoms, like not sleeping through the night, crying all the time and being depressed are at a lovely ZERO! Yea!


I do still deal off and on with brain fog glitches and daily body pain. My hair has been thinning the past 2 months, but I think that’s related to changing my L-thyroxin thyroid medication dose from 112 mcgs that I’ve been on for years to 75 mcgs. I think it shocked my system. I know it’s linked directly to this change due to my daily documentation in my GYLB Thyroid Forms. So, as usual I’m researching and finding out what I can do about that. I’ll let you know what I find!


Symptoms that may not ever get better (though I’m an optimist and hold out for the best!) are ridged fingernails and toenails, gray hair, no eyebrows, swelled tongue, extra fat and skin under at throat and under upper arms, and skin getting “crepe-paper skin.” EW! I often envision bathing in a bathtub topped up with Omega-3 oils to cure all this!! This skin thing just came on quickly in the past year. Och! It’s always something!!! 🙂

So, I’m very, very grateful that there are healthcare professionals who are specializing in thyroid health to help us get our lives back. I’m glad I have my pick of them locally. Make sure to check my PRACTITIONERS list for one close to you. Following the clean diet is a huge help, but you still may need a big dose of supplements to rebuild your ailing endocrine, immune and thyroid body. They’ll be able to test you for your specific needs to get you up and humming again!

To your thyroid health!


7 comments to My 1 Year Anniversary After Starting Hashimoto’s Disease Treatment

  • Congratulations!

    I started a similar way 15 months ago and feel so much better now.

    You’re not alone with those nasty symptoms/skin problems. My skin has shrunk so much that there is a lot of loose skin…

    Coconut oil (internal and exteral) and red palm oil (for cooking) do help a bit…

  • Laura

    Kim, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimotos and lupus-like autoimmune disease with antiphospholipid blood syndrome. I looked young for my age, but my skin was quite dry. I also noticed that I always had heavy upper arms. My hands were really wrinkly. I changed from Synthroid to Armour and what a huge difference. No more joint pain and fatigue. Also, I started on GNC for Hair, skin and nails and I am seeing a huge difference in my nails especially. My skin is not as dry as before. Laura

  • Anna

    Hello Kim,

    I was diagnosed with hashimoto 2 years ago and I am taking a natural remedy approach to heal it.

    You mentioned the importance of diet and vitamin D, these are all things I’m taking care of. Did you take other supplements as well, other initiatives? Do you provide further advide on this? I wasn’t quite sure if the coaching which you provide was regarding these matters or others.

    Many thanks for any thoughts you may have. If you are open to speak about strategies for healing hashimoto, I would love to schedule a conversation with you.

    • kim

      Hi Anna,

      Yes, Vitamin D and moreover, D3 are essential and rebuilding your thyroid health. When I had Hashimotos I eas on 20,000 IU/day, liquid Micellized Vitamine D3. Now, I take 2,000 IU/day.

      And yes, I took, and still take many other supplements as well. There is not one smoking gun in Hashimotos disease and thyroid problems. There are layers of health issues that need attention for thyroid, body and brain health.

      I cannot advise you on what to take as I am not a medical doctor, but I can direct you to thyroid trained pracitioners who will help you. Visit the PRACTITIONERS tab on this site: http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      My coaching is on lifestyle changes including diet, stress and time management, organization, and relationship balance (all hich contribute to thyroid health issues), etc. These stressor and triggers areas help one to refocus inward for self-care through this hard time. You can find out more here: http://www.drdeclutter.com/organizer/life-coach

      My good thoughts and prayers are with you,

  • Marie

    Recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I am wondering if you ladies have amalgam fillings in your mouth?

    • kim

      Yes, Marie, fillings of different kinds, crowns, root canals, etc. are all suspect for contributing to autoimmune diseases. OCH! Thanks for asking!

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