Are Oxalates at the Root Cause of Your Thyroid Condition?

Preliminary research has tied oxalate build-up to thyroid disease, and while I’ve never had a problem with oxalates (knock on wood), other thyroid patients have reported oxalate issues. While oxalate build-up has been predominantly tied to kidney stone formation, a study of thyroid autopsies found that 79% of adults were found to have oxalate crystals …

The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

One of the most common misconceptions about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is the difference between the specific illness and other types of fatigue. This simple misunderstanding snowballs into real challenges for those with ME/CFS, who have to contend with people’s assumptions that they are not seriously unwell – just tired. The common name of the disease …

10 Tips for the Days You’re in a Lot of Pain

My name is Ingrid and I have endometriosis and fibromyalgia. It’s a crazy life and sometimes the pain catches up to me – I think that happens to all of my fellow spoonies once in a while (sometimes more often than we’d like to admit). Since there are a ton of these kinds of tips out there, …

The Four Best Probiotics For Hashimoto’s

The Role of the Gut When I was first searching for a healing plan for Hashimoto’s, I learned about the role of the gut in autoimmune disorders. According to research from Dr. Fasano and colleagues, every person with an autoimmune disorder has something called intestinal permeability, also knows as a “leaky gut.” This made a lot of …

Has Multiple Sclerosis Made You a Hermit?

Lately I’ve noticed I couldn’t care less and less to get out of my own space and socialize, and it takes something special to motivate me to gather with friends or family either in person or even on line.  It’s not that I don’t still like (most of) them – it’s just I find I …