Category Archives: Health

World Thyroid Day – My Big News

Celebrate with me – it’s World Thyroid Day! Oh, you didn’t know? Yeah, it’s not exactly to national puppy day level yet… But let’s commemorate today with some exciting news. Thyroid disease changed my life – I’m not going to say all cliché-like that it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me…. but it DID make me […]

Why Is This Happening?

My biggest challenge hour to hour is fatigue. Extreme fatigue. It has been with me since the beginning, improved reasonably when I went on thyroid medication (which I hope to be off of eventually), with the remainder just staying with me. It’s been so long, I can’t remember the last time I felt well. I really want to […]

How to Stress Less #2: Yoga and Meditation

It actually happened: I forgot how to relax. And as your Type-A, productivity-loving friend, it’s the lists and that feeling of accomplishment that get me out of bed in the morning. But now I can’t turn the go-go-go switch off! Adrenal fatigue/dysfunction is SO HOT RIGHT NOW. Here’s the deal: mental stress triggers the adrenals. The adrenals are […]

How to Stress Less #1

Why am I falling so awkwardly? It’s part of my mission to reclaim my health and heal from Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. What’s that again? Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition; the body creates antibodies that attack the thyroid, causing inflammation and damage. As a result, the body makes decreased amounts of thyroid hormone. My symptoms include extreme fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, vitamin deficiency (anemia), acne, stomach […]

Diagnosis: Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism earlier this month. Here’s the story that got us to now… I have a sit-to-stand desk at work, and last fall, I started sitting more often than I was standing. Just after The North Face 50 Mile (San Francisco), Ben & I decided to take a running break and run whenever we felt […]