Did you know that around 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder in their lifetime? Among these, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid, is the most common.
Interestingly, Hashimoto's and perimenopause share some similar symptoms, and perimenopause can even trigger thyroid issues.
This week, I chat with Dr. Krista Coombs, a specialist in helping others dealing with autoimmunity, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis. She's been practicing Chinese medicine for over 20 years and functional medicine for the last ten.
Dr. Coombs herself was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when she hit perimenopause. She dealt with fatigue, weight gain, brain fog and depression. But she decided to take charge of her health and made some important changes. She revamped her diet, adjusted her lifestyle and got a handle on stress – and it worked wonders.
In our chat, you’ll discover:
🎙️ Dr. Coombs' Hashimoto's journey
🎙️ How perimenopause can play a role in triggering Hashimoto's
🎙️ Telling the difference between hypo-thyroidism and Hashimoto's
🎙️ How to distinguish perimenopause from Hashimoto's
🎙️ Solid advice for those battling autoimmune issues
🎙️ The importance of tuning into your body, making lifestyle tweaks and managing stress for better health
🎙️ The significance of changing your health narrative and truly believing in your ability to achieve optimal well-being, no matter the circumstances.
If you're dealing with Hashimoto's, any other autoimmune challenge or perimenopause, I definitely recommend tuning in to this episode. Dr. Coombs' story is truly inspiring, and her tips are like a roadmap to a healthier you. She’s here to offer hope and guidance for anyone ready to take control of their health journey and unlock their full potential.
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