Blogs for Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto's
ThyroidChange values blogs that support the individual thyroid patient. The sites listed here were chosen based on the information provided on them. If there is a resource that you would like us to consider for listing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “BLOG RESOURCE”.
Butterflies and Phoenixes (http://sarahjdowning.com) Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, thyroid patient Sarah Downing is a translator and writer. In her spare time, she runs Butterflies & Phoenixes, a chronic illness blog that focuses on the spread of positivity, hope and letting others know they are not alone. Her main focus is thyroid disease, but she (and her guest writers) also feature various other conditions. Through her patient interviews and articles, she aims to raise awareness and change attitudes, treatments and people’s overall health.
Dr.K News.com (http://thyroidbook.com/blog) This site is the blog of Dr. Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, who authored the well-known book, ”Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests are Normal.”
Gena Lee Nolin - Blog (http://officialgenaleenolin.com/blog) Former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin, 41, wears many hats. In her blogs, you’ll find modern-day tips for the modern woman, as well as valuable resources for people with thyroid disease. This mother of four invites you along as she shares her life experiences juggling her busy career with her family life. From the importance of carving out “me” time every now and again to healthy eating and beauty tips, you’ll find her words of wisdom useful and inspiring.
Hashimoto’s!?! My Journey to Getting Back to Me (www.hashimotosmyjourneytogettingbacktome.blogspot.com) Blog author, Andrea Hanson, has been a long-time sufferer of thyroid disease and is still absorbing her new diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Join her on her journey as she transforms… getting healthy through diet, lifestyle, and traditional western medicine. Come along as she discovers gluten-free eating, terrible doctors, and ridiculous comments about how good she looks even though she says,”I feel bad.” Let’s see where her journey takes her!
Hypo-man.com (www.hypoman.com) While battling the symptoms of an under active thyroid, Hypo-man, Robert Chapman, stands resilient and strong. His blog speaks in a tone any reader can relate to and he does not shy away from the emotional highs and lows that thyroid patients must endure. He ends his entries by reminding his reader to hold on to hope, “For as long as we have hope we have a chance.”
Hypothyroid Mom (http://hypothyroidmom.com) Blog author, Dana Trentini, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following the birth of her first son in 2006. She trusted her doctors as the experts and followed their thyroid drug protocol especially when she became pregnant again in late 2008. Under their care, her TSH soared well above the reference range for pregnancy, endangering the life of her fetus, and she miscarried. That day she vowed to herself that she would research everything there was to know about hypothyroidism and warn other women about the dangers of hypothyroidism.
Let’s Share Dialogue (http://shemekarsumrall.blogspot.com) Shemeka Sumrall was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2004 after her thyroid removal. She’s a performance consultant, creative and nonfiction writer, and socialite. She blogs about living with hypothyroidism and hopes her experiences, stories and those of others integrated within her blog will help educate others on this disease. She likes to share dialogue and encourage other to do so, often posting on books, art and most importantly her hypo-experiences.
Miss Lizzy: My Experimental Life on Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, and Being Girly (http://misslizzy.me) Tired, unable to lose weight and with “normal” labs, Miss Lizzy knew something was wrong. For many years she suffered until she finally found a doctor who diagnosed her as hypothyroid. Her blog is a resource for other thyroid patients. Missy Lizzy states, “This is what good thyroid and adrenal treatment looks like!”
My Hypothyroid Roller Coaster Ride (www.thyroidfun.blogspot.co.uk) A student by day and blogger by evening, Jess is a youthful voice in the thyroid community. Her blog helps Jess to make sense of her illness, Hashimoto’s, and she shares what she learns to help others. She is working on feeling well again. Jess would love to see the medical profession change its attitude towards thyroid patients and improve patient care. She blogs to do her part.
Small but Mighty: A Thyroid Life (http://thyroidlife.blogspot.co.uk) This blog is aimed to raise awareness of thyroid disease. It is aimed to lower those figures of misdiagnosis and the undiagnosed above, and to reduce the amount of years which people are hypothyroid or hyperthyroid simply because no one knew how to spot their symptoms. “The thyroid is a small but mighty gland in your neck.”
Thyroid Hope (http://thyroid-hope.blogspot.co.uk) This blog is about Lorraine’s experiences with hypothyroidism. She was diagnosed in August 2009 and is still not entirely well. There’s lots on the internet for thyroid patients to read, much of it contradictory and confusing. She just wants to share her experiences and perhaps swap notes with other people, if anyone else is interested.
Zen Thyroid: Healing with Awareness and Acceptance (www.zenthyroid.com) is a place to share ideas and notes on all things healing. The intention for this blog is to move towards rejuvenating the body and renewing the soul while recovering from low thyroid and adrenal fatigue. The author’s mantra for staying on this path is to move through each day with strength, grace and wisdom.