Love this testimony! “Okay - raise your hand if you've ever heard of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. 🙋♀️ I'm pretty sure the response is probably about 50/50 because so many people have this disease - so if you don't, you probably know someone who does.
At 28 years old, I had two healthy babies, between which I had suffered two unexplained miscarriages, and my second baby had been born with a heart defect. I had never heard of Hashimoto's at all. I was having crazy symptoms like:
👎 Constant nausea
👎 Chronic constipation (I'm talking once a week pottying at best)
👎 Fatigue so severe that I would lock my baby girls and myself in a room, make sure there were no hazards, and fall asleep on the floor. And this was after about 5 cups of coffee/day
👎 Moodiness/Depression - I was so frustrated because I could not decide to be in a good mood. I truly wanted to be but my brain felt like it was short circuiting and would not cooperate with what I wanted it to do
👎 Brain Fog so severe that I thought for sure I had early onset Alzheimer's or a brain tumor. I am not joking - I really thought that
👎 Tingling and numbness in my hands and feet
After a lot of hooplah that I won't go into, my doctors finally tested me for Hashimoto's, which came back positive...and told me not to do anything until my thyroid started failing.
Me to the doctors: (Blink, blink, blink) Seriously?
So, I started researching Hashimoto's because that seemed like the dumbest answer ever. Turns out it's an autoimmune disease. What do autoimmune diseases do? They trick our bodies into attacking themselves.
And do you know what science and medicine are showing? That if you can get your blood sugar and your gut healthy, you can possibly put your autoimmune disease into remission!
At the time, the only thing I understood about gut health was that I would have to eat grass forever and ever, amen. That was not going to fly for me, so I resigned myself to the fact that once my body attacked my thyroid enough, it would stop functioning at capacity; they would put me on meds (which did happen); I would stay on them in increasing measure until my thyroid was so diseased that they had to take it out. The end