THYROID

Fluid Retention +  Hashimoto’s

Fluid Retention + Hashimoto’s

Let's Talk Thyroid Symptoms: Fluid Retention + Hashimoto's Congratulations! We’ve made it to the end of our month-long look at many of the common symptoms of Hashimoto’s. If you’ve been following along, hopefully you’ve been able to see the complexity of having a...

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Goiter +  Hashimoto’s

Goiter + Hashimoto’s

Let's Talk Thyroid Symptoms: Goiter + Hashimoto's Simply put, a goiter is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Signs that you have a goiter include swelling in the neck, difficulty swallowing and having a hoarse voice. If you have a goiter, it’s important to have it...

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Muscle Weakness +  Hashimoto’s

Muscle Weakness + Hashimoto’s

Let's Talk Thyroid Symptoms: Muscle Weakness + Hashimoto's Extreme muscle weakness was, in the end the symptom I believe that lead to my diagnosis of Hashimoto’s when I was 22. I finally realised something was wrong when I had trouble holding my arms up to wash and...

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Enlarged Tongue +  Hashimoto’s

Enlarged Tongue + Hashimoto’s

Let's Talk Thyroid Symptoms: Enlarged Tongue + Hashimoto's Did you know that the tongue can be an indicator of some health issues? It can even be a sign that there is something wrong with your thyroid. After you’ve read this article and the further reading, take a...

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Anxiety +  Hashimoto’s

Anxiety + Hashimoto’s

Let's Talk Thyroid Symptoms: Anxiety + Hashimoto's We’ve talked a bit during this series on common symptoms about how Hashimoto’s affects different aspects of the brain. We’ve covered depression, brain fog, concentration, slow speech, fatigue & emotional upset....

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Vitamin D +  Hashimoto’s

Vitamin D + Hashimoto’s

Let's Talk Thyroid Symptoms: Low Vitamin D + Hashimoto's Have you noticed everyone seems to be talking about Vitamin D these days? It seems that Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for many auto-immune diseases, viral infections, inflammation and immune issues. Low...

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ESSENTIAL OILS

Vetiver Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Vetiver Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Vetiver Essential Oil Why & how to use it Vetiver, a member of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping to prevent erosion and providing soil stabilisation. Vetiver has a...

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Rosemary Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Rosemary Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Rosemary Essential Oil Why & how to use it Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavour foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Long...

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Patchouli Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Patchouli Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Patchouli Essential Oil Why & how to use it Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognised for its rich, musky-sweet fragrance, Patchouli is regularly used in...

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Lavender Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Lavender Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

LAVENDER Essential OilWhy & how to use it A few basic facts about Lavender Essential Oil from doTERRASourced from Bulgaria and steam distilled. The main chemical components of lavender essential oil are linalool (soothing) and linalyl acetate (calming).It takes...

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Lemon Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Lemon Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

lemon Essential Oil Why & how to use it   A few basic facts about Lemon Essential Oil from doTERRA 🍋Sourced from Sicily and cold pressed from the peel - check out how Sourcing dōTERRA LEMON oil Video 🍋The main chemical component of lemon essential oil is...

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Wild Orange Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

Wild Orange Essential Oil – Uses & Benefits

wild orange Essential Oil Why & how to use it   Wild Orange is a crowd favourite A few basic facts about Wild Orange Essential Oil from doTERRA 🍊Sourced from Brazil and cold pressed from the peel 🍊High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses a stimulating and...

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Health

The Story of My Feet: Part 2

The Story of My Feet: Part 2

The Story of my feet - part 2 I was about to write this article the other day when I remembered that I wrote one a few years ago about the saga of my feet. So, I dug it up and had a read. Here is, what is now The Story of my Feet Part 1 . Not that my feet are...

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How to have healthy skin

How to have healthy skin

My top healthy skin tips!What right have I got to talk about skin? I have good skin. Always have. Sometimes I have great skin!Remembering that skin is our largest organ and is often reflective of our inner health - particularly our gut health.I’m lucky, I have...

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How I use essential oils to manage stress

How I use essential oils to manage stress

How I started using essential oils When I started using essential oils it was not to help manage stress, it was to help me with my Hashimoto’s (auto-immune thyroid disease). I’ve always looked to holistic remedies to help me manage many of the symptoms. In general my...

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