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Day 3: Is It Hypothyroidism?

naturopath, hypothyroidism, thyroid, self-care

Today’s affirmation: My body is strong and slender.

Spoiler alert: It’s not hypothyroidism.

I’ve been thinking it was for a long time because according to Dr. Google I’ve been exhibiting a lot of the symptoms. I thought it explained my struggle to lose weight, my moods, etc.

Fortunately, my new naturopath knows more than me and Dr. Google. She ordered a ridiculous amount of blood tests to see where I’m at health-wise so her and I can work together on getting my body to optimal health. I told her losing weight was one of my main objectives this year but I knew it would be difficult unless my body was where it should be. She said wed’d make a plan together to make that happen. I. Love. Her.

I saw her today and the full thyroid panel said my thyroid is just fine.

I was surprised and kind of bummed. I thought if it was my thyroid then there was a solution to all of my ills that could be fixed with a medication or a supplement and suddenly all of my body problems would be solved.

Woe is me.

However, what she did find in my blood work was even better and the solution, in her words, may even be a “miracle cure.”

She discovered that my Vitamin D levels are crazy low. Like I’m most definitely, without a doubt deficient.

It turns out Vitamin D deficiency can be a cause of fatigue, depression, and myriad of other problems. Now I’ll be taking a crazy amount of the vitamin to get it back up to optimal levels. Yay vitamins!

The other important factor we talked about in depth is sleep. As she said, “If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to lose weight.” Sleep is so important and as a mom I forget that getting enough sleep is vital for my health and well-being.

Which brings me to today. I’ve now taken my new multivitamin, my vitamin D drops, and am excited to try getting sleep like a normal person soon.

This the year I learn to love myself. And loving myself means healing my body. Which I can do Isn’t that crazy that our bodies can heal?

Empowering Words: Happiness is a skill. It require effort and time. – Andrew Weil

This is day 3 of my 2018 series “The Year I Learn to Love Myself.” You can get the lowdown on the series here on my day one post.

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naturopath, hypothyroidism, thyroid, self-care