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Report From The Midst

When last we left the riveting story of my ongoing adventures in functional medicine, it was August, and I’d just been to my first appointment with Dr. Amy Myers and Brianne Williams. To recap, in case you don’t want to revisit the whole post, I’d had blood, urine, and stool samples submitted to have just about every test imaginable done. Science! I decided to see Dr. Myers because of my... read more

Sorta Update & Things I’m Loving

It’s been about three weeks since we all got “Here I Go Again” stuck in our heads. I don’t have definitive news on what’s happening with my body yet. But I’ve been getting questions about how I’m doing, so I thought I’d give you a sorta update. I have follow-up appointments on October 10 and October 23 where the results of all of my blood, urine, and stool... read more

Free Thyroid Seminar With Mary Shomon

I’ve read a lot of books about janky thyroids, and the one I found the most helpful was Thyroid Diet Revolution by Mary Shomon. I like to refer to it as “the really great book with the really unfortunate title.” I think Shomon did herself a disservice by giving it such a diet-y title because – as you can read in my previous review – it’s not a quick-fix “diet” book.... read more

Here I Go Again

This song is stuck in my head, so now it must be stuck in yours. You might want to enjoy it while you read this blog post. You’re welcome. Yesterday was my first appointment with Dr. Amy Myers at Austin UltraHealth to try to find the answers to my on-going health-related challenges. I’m mostly healthy, I think, but still not feeling like a superhero (physically or mentally) and my blood... read more

Steady State Cardio = Thyroid Killer?

I ditched “steady-state cardio” — those endless slogs of running for hours at the same pace — a long time ago… partially because I hated it (so boring!) but mostly because smart people told me that intervals and strength training were much better options for fat loss. But before I got smarter about my training, I did a lot of steady-state cardio. I used to participate in triathlons,... read more

Thyroid Update: Cleared For Takeoff

I know everyone isn’t interested in my hormone experiments, so if you’re less than enthralled by tales of T3 and TSH, skip this one. For my #FUThyroid friends, welcome! To get up to speed, you might want to read these posts: My status in April, 2012, a.k.a., the one where I decide to see Dr. Sebring My update from July, 2012, a.k.a., the one where I get a little better but have more work to... read more

Thyroid Update: Wilson’s Syndrome Protocol

I know everyone isn’t interested in my hormone experiments, so if you’re less than enthralled by tales of T4 and TSH, skip this one. For my #FUThyroid friends, welcome! To get up to speed, you might want to read this post about my previous status in April and this Thyroid Update from July 29 before continuing on to today’s installment. (Need more context? You can read all of my previous... read more

Review: The Thyroid Diet Revolution

Thanks to lots of helpful readers, I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the site Stop The Thyroid Madness. It’s a helpful site, but the tone — a little ranty and frustrated to my eyes — always wears me out a little bit. My thyroid situation makes me angry sometimes, too, but when I’m looking for advice, I’m also looking for a balanced point of view that comes from a place of... read more

Thyroid Update

I know everyone isn’t interested in my hormone experiments, so if you’re less than enthralled by tales of T4 and TSH, skip this one. There’s good stuff coming later for you. For my #FUThyroid friends, welcome! To get up to speed, you might want to read this post about my previous status in April before continuing on to today’s installment. (Need more context? You can read all of my... read more

Dr. Sebring and Zombie Radio

Let me start by saying that whatever might be implied by the title of this post, Dr. Sebring is neither a zombie nor zombie-like. He is a lovely human: vibrant, smart, kind, and very much alive. I cannot comment on his desire to eat brains, but I suspect that if he does, they are only of the lamb or calf variety. (That’s him, fourth from the left in the photo above, looking somewhat (to my delight)... read more

Good News Re: The Frankenneck

Long-time readers know: I’ve got a Frankenneck… which is how I think of my no-longer-there thyroid and the associated scar (which is so faded now, thank goodness!, it mostly looks like a wrinkle instead of a throat slash through which a doctor removed what’s turned out to be pretty f*cking vital to my overall happiness and well-being. Anyway… The first thyroid meltdown happened in... read more

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