Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coincidence or not....

Today’s post is related to my previous post about changes I’ve noticed since starting my real food journey.  This first part is a bit of history and a little boring, my apologies!!!  For the past 13 years I’ve been on thyroid medication due to Hashimoto’s disease (autoimmune with underactive thyroid) and on a fairly high but consistent dose.  During pregnancy my levels were monitored and my meds increased, which is pretty normal and right after returned to my pre-pregnancy levels.

On Monday I had a follow up appointment with my endocrinologist and he was officially stumped!  It ends up my TSH levels were extremely high and that we had to lower my dose significantly.  It was so high we are lowering my dose down to a level I haven’t been on since I was 19, which is pretty crazy!  He kept telling me how strange it was for my levels to change so much especially as they’ve been consistent for so long and asked if I was doing anything different.  I told him I was eating healthier and he completely brushed it off!  Can you believe that he wouldn’t even consider it as an option!

The two things that have changed since Kaiden’s birth is that i) I am eating a real food diet and ii) I started seeing a chiropractor.  I personally believe that helping my body heal, work more efficiently and providing it the nourishment it needs to function has led to my thyroid improvement.  Could it be a really crazy coincidence, maybe but I think it is way more likely that my body is healing and learning how to function properly.

I am really interested to see how this unfolds over the next few months!  Wouldn’t it be crazy if I ended up not needing thyroid medication anymore!


  1. Wow I'm so happy to hear this Gina but not at all surprised! Chiropractic and real food played a major role in my journey to health (I will share my story very soon!)

  2. I can't wait to read your story!

  3. that's awesome! I've had my vision prescription improve, I think from improving my diet and taking cod liver oil! Thanks for linking my blog! :)) I can't wait to keep reading yours!

  4. That's great to hear! It's amazing when our body's heal themselves!

    I really enjoy your blog. I loved making dried apples and just finished my first batch of Kefir water. :)