Amanda Goodwin, Contributor
Thyroid Nation

Thyroid Awareness

Did you know January is Thyroid Awareness Month?  I would like to help, by bringing awareness and education through this NEW Newsletter Series I created on Thyroid Health. 

Are you aware that the number one prescription sold is Synthroid? 

Millions Of People In The US Are Affected By Autoimmune Hashimoto’s

90% of those with thyroid issues have an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s. Many with thyroid issues are not being diagnosed. The ones that do have a diagnosis are rarely checked for the autoimmune antibodies to see if they have Hashimoto’s or Graves. If you do have an autoimmune thyroid condition, all the Synthroid pills in the world will not address the immune system, to stop the attack. January is Thyroid Awareness Month!

13.4% of people in the United States have Hashimoto’s. Some feel this number could be as high as 27%!  This means 30 million people are affected by Hashimoto’s. The incidence is much higher in women than in men. For every one man affected by Hashimoto’s there are about 5-8 women affected.

Many people are suffering due to co-conditions. This means once you have one autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto’s, you are likely to acquire 2-3 more autoimmune diseases. (Some say up to 8 by the time you pass away.) This is why addressing the immune system is so important. Examples of autoimmune diseases are Crohn’s, MS, Lupus, Sjogrens, Diabetes, Raynaud’s, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Addison’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis etc., I personally have Crohn’s and Hashimoto’s, so I understand what you are going through. 

Untreated Hashimoto’s Can Lead To Other Health Problems

Untreated Hashimoto’s, due to not being diagnosed, or being under treated, (from looking at the “normal” labs vs. “functional” lab ranges) can lead to diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, low energy, cancer, osteoporosis, dementia, and fatty liver disease.

Many with thyroid conditions also experience nodules, hives, vertigo, anemia, PCOS, depression, IBD, anxiety, bio-polar, acid reflux, panic attacks, constipation, hearing loss, fibromyalgia, dry skin and eyes, hair loss, foot and shoulder pain. As well as several hundred other symptoms, as the thyroid affects every single cell in your body!

Starting January 23, 2017 and each month following, we are going to dive deeper into what you can do to optimize your thyroid and therefore your health. I will help you to learn how to find the root cause of autoimmune diseases, especially with Hashimoto’s. These newsletters are meant to encourage your partnership with me as Health Coach, but also with your doctor and with your own body. It’s important that we return to taking ownership of our own health, and not pass it off to someone else to take care of.

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About the Author

Amanda-GoodwinAmanda Goodwin, The Holistic Health Coach, decided to become a health coach after overcoming her own autoimmune health challenges and fulfill her passion for preventing, slowing down the progression, and reversing chronic illnesses in others. Amanda wants to help you get your health back to a state of thriving, not just surviving. Amanda received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY as well as Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® in CA, and is a member of International Association for Health Coaches (IAHC). Her most recent accomplishment was receiving a scholarship and training at The Hashimotos Institute. As well as Andrea Nakayma’s “Holistic Nutrition Lab: Reframe Nutrition” Workshop. Amanda leads workshops and offers group, couples and individual health and wellness coaching to any individual who wants to change and transform their lives. She is energized by working with people who are ready to commit to changing their lives. Have you lost your health? Let Amanda help you get it back! Contact her to set up a Free Health Consultation here. Sign up for her newsletter and please follow her on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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