A New Journey

A New Journey

A couple of months ago, I started a new journey.  A journey to be the healthiest version of me I can be. 
There are many, many reasons I could give for beginning this new adventure, but the most important reason is to be a good steward of the temple God gave me while here on earth.
Approximately 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the immune cells mistakenly attack your thyroid.  The thyroid gland is an essential organ for producing thyroid hormones, which maintain body metabolism.  Despite its small size, it has a critical role in determining how our bodies function, and, ultimately, how well we feel.  The thyroid controls the body’s metabolism, which is the energy supply that is essential for all bodily functions.  Think of the thyroid gland as an automobile’s fuel pump. (Taken from hypothyroidmom.com.)
I recently read an Instagram post from @outsmartdisease which I felt was well spoken.  It is hard to explain to anyone how you feel and have them truly understand because thyroid disease is an invisible disease.  Your doctor can do everything synthetically possible on his/her side of your story to try to help, but the dosage of meds usually just keeps increasing, or it was in my case.
Hashimoto’s can also cause many health issues, and when reading about them, I found myself to be a poster child for them.  These other health issues are the reason I am on a journey to use food and natural supplements as medicine, as much as possible, to help find the root cause and prevent further issues. I only have one temple on this earthly journey, and if I want to enjoy life here on earth, it is my job to be a good steward of it. 

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit … received from God?
You are not your own; you were bought for a price.
Therefore, honor God with your bodies” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Read the particular post below from @outsmartdisease which I referenced above.
Life with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s isn’t easy… but unfortunately, not everyone sees it this way. With low thyroid, you quickly run out of energy and often are not able to do your usual daily tasks. Some people who don’t understand how challenging life with thyroid disease is may even get so rude and call you lazy… They don’t understand that you are actually putting a tremendous effort and still trying to keep things going when in fact you are fatigued, depressed and tired all the time. Many hypothyroid patients are masquerading as a normal person day after day at work, at home, in front of their family and friends and don’t share their thyroid life experiences because they were rejected so many times, didn’t find any understanding and compassion from people around them. How thyroid disease affects your life? Click the link in my Instagram profile bio @outsmartdisease.

Do you struggle with debilitating fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, heat & cold sensitivities, among other symptoms?  You may have thyroid issues.  Contact your doctor and have him check your thyroid levels.
Dr. Izabella Wentz, who is my #1 resource for thyroid disease, offers information on the top 10 thyroid tests and how to interpret them.  Click on the link to her article Top 10 Thyroid Tests and How To Interpret Them by Dr. Izabella Wentz.

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