I have Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease.
I found out in 2009.
Thinking back on the ten or so years before that, at least - I am sure I had it for a lot longer and didn’t realise it.
For years I suffered with extreme tiredness every morning.
Whole days with a complete lack of energy.
Debilitating heavy periods. My hair was falling out at a rapid rate.
I had excruciating joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome on my arms.
Add to that over 20 food intolerances, and the embarrassing fluid retention on my legs.
The "pregnant look" bloating.
The excruciating monthly migraines and stubborn weight gain.
Sounds miserable right? It was!
I was not ready to give my life up to an autoimmune disease. I knew too much about how your body truly can heal with the right conditions.
My Mum has Hashimoto's and so does my uncle (her brother) and her mother - my grandmother. I didn’t take any notice of it when Mum got her diagnosis - I didn’t know what it was, so I ignored it. I was young. Until one day in my never-ending quest to feel better, I went to a herbalist. She suggested I had an underactive thyroid. I still didn’t pay too much attention, but it reminded me of Mum’s diagnosis so I called her up and asked her about it. She didn’t know much about what caused it or how you could feel better. She was taking synthetic thyroid replacement medication and that was the end of it.
Well! I was much more curious than that, and much more into taking control of my own health. I am also a researcher at heart. So I embarked on this 12-year adventure into health and wellness and Hashimoto's!
I tried, and left, many doctors, nutritionists, and naturopaths. I started exercising more, doing HIIT workouts and then yoga daily. I tried everything until something worked. Then I kept trying other things until something else worked. Now it’s all in one book so you don’t need to make the mistakes I made. Get My Book Today
After I received my diagnosis of Hashimoto's Disease I searched everywhere for answers. I looked for information on how to control it and how to heal it. There was so much information out there it was overwhelming beyond belief. My diagnosing holistic doctor told me to give up gluten, soy, dairy, and coffee which would help. He didn’t say how it would help or why I needed to. At the time I was controlling my weight gain with soy shakes, and daily soy lattes were my go-to! I felt as if someone had pulled the rug out from underneath me. I ended up being almost afraid to eat food. I tried AIP, and Paleo, but nothing worked well for me.
I had hair testing for allergies and found I was allergic to so much, that again - it was overwhelming.
I felt like I didn't have a road map of what I was trying to achieve. No one told me why I couldn't eat the foods I was allergic to, or, how not eating them would help my condition. I spent close to 12 years reading books from experts, scientists and doctors until I figured out a plan. I found a great holistic doctor who helped me understand what I needed to do.
I tried everything, read everything, and came through the other side. So I now know what works and what doesn't!
I went from spending hundreds of dollars on supplements that were doing nothing for me, to having a plan. It was great to feel like I knew what to do.
I felt helpless to begin with. Like I was never going to get better and never going to heal.
I could not get out of bed most mornings before 8.30am at a push. On the weekends you’d be lucky to get me out of bed before 11am. I felt tired all day till about 4pm when I would get a burst of energy. That would take me through to midnight and then the whole damaging routine would start over.
But - I healed my candida. I healed my allergies apart from two things. I healed my leaky gut.
I am no longer the Hashimoto's person with brain fog, never-ending tiredness and excess weight. I wanted to get my journey documented. That way I could help others who were in the same nightmare predicament. My hope is that my book will help you cut a few years off your healing journey.
I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
I am not a doctor or a scientist but in some ways that’s a good thing. I wanted to explain this in a simple and uncomplicated way. It’s my journey from feeling awful to living a beyond-normal life. I don’t want to replace any medical advice - I just want to add my experience to your story so that you heal faster.
My hair grew back, and I shed 25kgs.
I wake up every day between 6.30am and 7am without an alarm and I don’t feel like rolling over and going back to sleep. My food intolerances have gone and now that my body is healthy it effortlessly stays at a stable weight. Hallelujah!
I am at a weight now which I had not been at since the early 1990’s. My adrenal fatigue has gone, and my leaky gut has completely healed. And it didn't take that long once I found the secret weapons!
Life has so much to offer when you are awake (with energy) at 6am. When you can get an incredible amount accomplished in one day without collapsing in an exhausted heap - it feels wonderful.
What you’re going to learn in my book.
I am going to tell you what to stop doing.
Yes - some things will just not be helping you. But I’ll explain why. Not sure if you're the same but I don’t like to be told what to do unless I know why. I explain some simple action steps that you can get started with straight away. That way you can start feeling better within a few weeks. The longer you do this the better you'll feel. But you can start while you are reading the book - you don’t need to finish it first before you start feeling a difference.
First I explain why you actually do need to stop eating some of the trigger foods. Then how to. I talk alot about why you get cravings and feel like you're addicted to bread and sugar (trailer alert; you are!).
If you are already gluten-free then I cover off other common food intolerances that cause leaky gut and how that causes autoimmune disease. But don’t worry or freak out - I have a full-proof way of figuring out what you can and can’t eat at the beginning of your healing. You won’t end up only eating lettuce leaves and chickpeas.
I show you the best way to test for allergies and food intolerances. Once you get to the bottom of these you can start repairing your leaky gut.
I go through all the diets and exercise programs I did and what worked (and why) and what didn’t. I also give you a meal plan template.
This is not a temporary way of life - this will be your life from now on.
There is no need to accept your Hashimoto's life sentence. You can get your life back again - and your energy - I will show you exactly how I did and how you can apply it to your circumstances and your life too. Quickly.
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