Hypothyroidism

When you have hypothyroidism and your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone, you've got to find ways to give it a little boost. So, we're bringing you the nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle tips you need to boost your thyroid hormone and energy levels.

10 Warning Signs That Your Thyroid is Undertreated

Let’s take a look at the most common signs and symptoms that you are not getting sufficient treatment for your thyroid disease.

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DIY Thyroid Tests: What to Know Before You Go It Alone

Home thyroid test kits and direct-to-consumer lab services let you skip the doctor and check your hormone levels yourself. Find out when it make sense--and why you still need your M.D.

By Mary Shomon

Wendy Williams, Oprah, and Sofia Vergara Are All Guilty of Tainting the Reality of Living With Thyroid Disease

Sadly, Williams isn’t the first celebrity to twist the reality of thyroid disease — Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Vergara also gave skewed views of this issue that affects upwards of 20 million Americans — and their guidance to the thyroid community could do more harm than good.

By Mary Shomon

More US Doctors Prescribing T3 for Hypothyroidism

If you are being treated for hypothyroidism, new research offers some potentially promising news on your treatment options.

By Mary Shomon

Smoothies That Can Help — or Harm — Your Thyroid

Smoothies are all the rage these days, and for good reason — they’re healthy, nutritious, and are typically pretty delicious. However, they can also be packed with certain veggies and supplements that could actually harm your thyroid, so watch out.

By Mary Shomon

Metabolism-Boosting Tips for Thyroid Patients

If you feel like your metabolism is slower, even after thyroid treatment, you are very likely right. Here’s how you can boost and increase a slow metabolism.

By Mary Shomon

How to Lose Weight: From Thyroid Patients Themselves

You’ve read about all of the fad diets, and maybe even gotten suggestions from your doctor. But hearing what works from those who are living the same hypothyroid life as you can be invaluable. These are the diets that worked for them.

By Mary Shomon

Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The 7 Habits of Successful Thyroid Patients

What does it take to be successful as a thyroid patient? Here are seven habits that can help you not only survive but thrive, and truly live well with your thyroid condition.

By Mary Shomon

10 Questions to Ask Before Thyroid Surgery

Before scheduling surgery for your thyroidectomy, know what to expect by asking your doctor these 10 important questions.

By Mary Shomon

11 Tips for Managing Menopause and Thyroid Disease

When you’re a woman over 40, symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight changes are common. But are they due to a thyroid condition, or is it related to menopause? Let’s explore what you need to know about perimenopause, menopause, and your thyr...

By Mary Shomon

Meet the Experts

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.