So why did I end up with an enlarged thyroid at age 41? Have a look at this picture of my mother and me.
It seems obvious, doesn’t it? It was in my genes. I was destined to have a thyroid issue. It was set in motion at my conception. There’s nothing I could have done about it. Not so. That is the old disempowering view about how genetics affect us—the belief that we are at the mercy of the genes we inherited. Now we have new information that changes the story. But many people haven’t yet heard the updated version. I hadn’t until my first appointment with a functional medicine doctor. Continue reading Posted in Revelations, All Posts—newest first | Tagged thyroid, disempowerment, functional medicine, genetics, epigenetics, empowerment, viewpoint, health patterns, disease patterns, choices, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, awareness, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Supr Genes, The Disease Delusion, Dr. Deepak Chopra | “True strength is keeping yourself together when everyone would understand if you fell apart.” -Anonymous I’ve often thought it’s a good thing my body fell apart when I was in my fifties, not my sixties. If I had been 67, I might have bought into the cultural story that I was just getting old and this was to be expected. However, at 57, I kept thinking This can’t be right. This can’t be normal. Continue reading Posted in Getting Here From There, All Posts—newest first | Tagged healthcare, thyroid, weight gain, Synthroid, disempowerment, patient-centered care, desiccated thyroid, brain fog, finctional medicine, weight |