#sarapeternell

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Two years ago this month - in my quest to figure out what was wrong with me....
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I had been to my primary care doctor a dozen times.
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I had seen 2 cardiologists, an endocrinologist, 3 neurologists, a functional chiropractic neurologist & a rheumatologist. .
After two MRIs, a chest X-ray, urine study, & more EKGs than I could count – nothing. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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I went to the E.R. 3 times, & the final time, the attending PA’s first words to me were “I doubt we are going to be able to help you.” 😕
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My primary care doctor suggested a revisit to the cardiologist for an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to “double-check”.
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The echocardiogram revealed a large hole (patent foramen ovale or “PFO”) in my heart, between the atria. .
A place where the tissues should have sealed at birth, didn’t.
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PFO is a common congenital heart defect, affecting about 1 in 5 people. .
Adults who become symptomatic with a PFO typically do so around the age of 40. Symptoms like fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, & dizzy feelings are common. .
The big concern facing adults with PFO is an increase in risk of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or full-blown stroke. I had several TIAs. That was confirmed by a transcranial doppler (TCD) test. ‼️
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You want to know the truth: I was never so happy to find out I had a hole in my heart. I was relieved that my condition was not in my head as everyone had "hinted." 🙄
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Sad truth: many people are labeled "histrionic" (dramatic/emotional) in their search for help with a health condition.
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Listen to your heart. ❤️
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You know your body best.
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Two years ago this month - in my quest to figure out what was wrong with me.... . I had been to my primary care doctor a dozen times. . I had seen 2 cardiologists, an endocrinologist, 3 neurologists, a functional chiropractic neurologist & a rheumatologist. . After two MRIs, a chest X-ray, urine study, & more EKGs than I could count – nothing. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . I went to the E.R. 3 times, & the final time, the attending PA’s first words to me were “I doubt we are going to be able to help you.” 😕 . My primary care doctor suggested a revisit to the cardiologist for an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to “double-check”. . The echocardiogram revealed a large hole (patent foramen ovale or “PFO”) in my heart, between the atria. . A place where the tissues should have sealed at birth, didn’t. . PFO is a common congenital heart defect, affecting about 1 in 5 people. . Adults who become symptomatic with a PFO typically do so around the age of 40. Symptoms like fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain or tightness, & dizzy feelings are common. . The big concern facing adults with PFO is an increase in risk of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or full-blown stroke. I had several TIAs. That was confirmed by a transcranial doppler (TCD) test. ‼️ . You want to know the truth: I was never so happy to find out I had a hole in my heart. I was relieved that my condition was not in my head as everyone had "hinted." 🙄 . Sad truth: many people are labeled "histrionic" (dramatic/emotional) in their search for help with a health condition. . Listen to your heart. ❤️ . You know your body best. . #sarapeternell #spnutrition #familynutrition #familynutritionexpert #denvermom #denvernutritionist #nationalheartawarenessmonth #heartawarenessmonth #heartawareness #patentforamenovale #heartdefect #heartmonth #heartdiseaseawareness #congenitalheartdefect #pfo #echocardiogram #holistichealing #alternativehealing #americanheartassociation #holeinheart - 6 hours ago

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Sometimes your health can feel a bit like an experiment, but the education that comes with it is empowering 💪
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Sometimes your health can feel a bit like an experiment, but the education that comes with it is empowering 💪 . #denvercolorado #denvermom #denvernutritionist #denverco #denverliving #sloanslakecolorado #familynutrition #familynutritionexpert #hashimotosmom #hashimotoswarrior #healinghashimotos #sarapeternell #spnutrition #motivationalmondays #makewavesmonday #mindfulmonday #mealprepmonday #mondaymuse - 4 days ago

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Garlic is small but mighty in its mission! Full of flavor, immune boosting compounds and it may even be good for the heart...
Let's dig in: 🤧 Garlic is thought to lessen the length of the common cold quite significantly due to its ability to enhance the immune system. Smash a clove and add it to a cup of hot water with ginger and honey -- it might taste a bit funny, but it's sure to kick your immunity into gear! 🏥Studies on the active compounds in garlic have shown that garlic may actually reduce high blood pressure. Next time you sauté some onion and garlic, add in a couple extra cloves for good measure. ❤️Cardiovascular disease is a major ailment of women in the US, but garlic says it's here to help! Garlic appears to help reduce the "bad" cholesterol (LDL), which may put you at risk for heart disease. Next time you make a delicious soup or stew, a few garlic cloves chopped up and added to the pot can add a ton of flavor, and may even increase your health! .
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Garlic is small but mighty in its mission! Full of flavor, immune boosting compounds and it may even be good for the heart... Let's dig in: 🤧 Garlic is thought to lessen the length of the common cold quite significantly due to its ability to enhance the immune system. Smash a clove and add it to a cup of hot water with ginger and honey -- it might taste a bit funny, but it's sure to kick your immunity into gear! 🏥Studies on the active compounds in garlic have shown that garlic may actually reduce high blood pressure. Next time you sauté some onion and garlic, add in a couple extra cloves for good measure. ❤️Cardiovascular disease is a major ailment of women in the US, but garlic says it's here to help! Garlic appears to help reduce the "bad" cholesterol (LDL), which may put you at risk for heart disease. Next time you make a delicious soup or stew, a few garlic cloves chopped up and added to the pot can add a ton of flavor, and may even increase your health! . #superfoods #superfoodsaturday #garlic #antioxidants #nutrientdense #winterfoods #preventivehealth #healthcaretips #preventioniskey #immunityboost #immunity #immunitybooster #denvermom #nutritionistmom #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands - 6 days ago

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Does Estrogen Dominance Complicate Hashimoto's Disease? .
How many times have you said, “Ugh, my hormones are so out of whack!” 😆
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My own hormones have been out of whack. Yep, mine.
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In my opinion, a healthy hormone foundation is so important to creating health in nearly every other aspect of your life! 💝
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But, wait, are hormones really out of whack? Or are they just out of balance?
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When you feel this way (“I’m so hormonal right now!”) it could be a sign that what you really have is estrogen dominance (ED).
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And ED does complicate matters if you also have Hashimoto’s disease.
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Hormones work together and play off each other. (Because both Hashimoto’s and ED involve hormones and glands, the link between them is very strong.)
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My new blog post explains estrogen and other hormones and their role in the body and how you can fully grasp if a hormone imbalance may affect you. .
And, how it affects your Hashimoto’s.
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Find out the ins and outs:
🧩Tests that help solve this puzzle
🥦What to eat
🍷What to avoid
💊Some helpful supplements
😬Clues about stress
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👉🏼READ THE BLOG: https://sarapeternell.com/hashimotos-and-estrogen-dominance/ (FYI copy & paste this link to your browser😉)
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#estrogen
#estrogendominance
#estrogenoverload
#estrogenimbalance

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#hormonehealth
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#thyroiddisease

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Does Estrogen Dominance Complicate Hashimoto's Disease? . How many times have you said, “Ugh, my hormones are so out of whack!” 😆 . My own hormones have been out of whack. Yep, mine. . In my opinion, a healthy hormone foundation is so important to creating health in nearly every other aspect of your life! 💝 . But, wait, are hormones really out of whack? Or are they just out of balance? . When you feel this way (“I’m so hormonal right now!”) it could be a sign that what you really have is estrogen dominance (ED). . And ED does complicate matters if you also have Hashimoto’s disease. . Hormones work together and play off each other. (Because both Hashimoto’s and ED involve hormones and glands, the link between them is very strong.) . My new blog post explains estrogen and other hormones and their role in the body and how you can fully grasp if a hormone imbalance may affect you. . And, how it affects your Hashimoto’s. . Find out the ins and outs: 🧩Tests that help solve this puzzle 🥦What to eat 🍷What to avoid 💊Some helpful supplements 😬Clues about stress . 👉🏼READ THE BLOG: https://sarapeternell.com/hashimotos-and-estrogen-dominance/ (FYI copy & paste this link to your browser😉) . #estrogen #estrogendominance #estrogenoverload #estrogenimbalance #hormones #hormonessupport #hormonehealth #hormonebalancing #hashimotos #hashimotosthyroiditis #thyroiddisease #hypothyroiddiet #hypothyroidismweightloss #hypothyroid #thyroidhealing #autoimmunedisease #thyroiddisorder #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands #denversmallbusiness #sarapeternell #spnutrition - 9 days ago

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📺Now up on YouTube!
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🍟How do certain foods contribute to unhealthy moods, behavior, cognition, memory and learning in kids?
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🧠I know lots of parents who want to know specifically about sugar 🍭 and how it affects the brain. .
🥤In today's video, I also address caffeine and fast foods - there are some facts about these foods and their impact on the brain that may surprise you!
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Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/sarapeternell
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📺Now up on YouTube! . 🍟How do certain foods contribute to unhealthy moods, behavior, cognition, memory and learning in kids? . 🧠I know lots of parents who want to know specifically about sugar 🍭 and how it affects the brain. . 🥤In today's video, I also address caffeine and fast foods - there are some facts about these foods and their impact on the brain that may surprise you! . Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/sarapeternell . #adhdparenting #adhdawareness #adhdproblems #adhdbrain #adhdsupport #adhdnutrition #adhdtips #adhdkids #adhdexplained #adhddiet #adhdchild #adhdkid #adhdchildren #kidshealth #kidsnutrition #childnutrition #childhealth #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands #denversmallbusiness #youtube - 10 days ago

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In health, in work, in relationships, and in life! 💫

I'd love to know -- what good things are you going after right now??
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In health, in work, in relationships, and in life! 💫 I'd love to know -- what good things are you going after right now?? . #denvercolorado #denvermom #denvernutritionist #denverco #denverliving #sloanslakecolorado #familynutrition #familynutritionexpert #hashimotosmom #hashimotoswarrior #healinghashimotos #sarapeternell #spnutrition #motivationalmondays #makewavesmonday #mindfulmonday #mealprepmonday #mondaymuse - 11 days ago

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This versatile veggie can do it all, from adding creaminess to dishes and providing a healthy starchy carb option, to being a star fiber source and also the main character in pie? What can winter squash NOT do?! Here's what you'll find in just one cup of winter squash...
🍠 Fiber: One cup of butternut squash provides almost 3 grams of fiber and one cup of red kuri squash provides almost 6 grams. This fiber content helps to keep the digestive system in tip-top shape and becomes a great prebiotic food supply for the microbiome. 🔸Vitamin A: Eat only one cup of winter squash and it will provide almost 15,000 IU of vitamin A, a nutrient necessary for protecting your vision, the health of your skin, your immune system and even the reproductive system. 🍊Vitamin C: One cup of butternut squash is equal to about a third of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. This nutrient can be super helpful in reducing inflammation, protecting cells from free radical damage, and it increases the strength of the immune system (something we definitely need in the winter!) Cook it, bake it, roast it; however you chop it, be sure to add some winter squash into your meals this season! .
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This versatile veggie can do it all, from adding creaminess to dishes and providing a healthy starchy carb option, to being a star fiber source and also the main character in pie? What can winter squash NOT do?! Here's what you'll find in just one cup of winter squash... 🍠 Fiber: One cup of butternut squash provides almost 3 grams of fiber and one cup of red kuri squash provides almost 6 grams. This fiber content helps to keep the digestive system in tip-top shape and becomes a great prebiotic food supply for the microbiome. 🔸Vitamin A: Eat only one cup of winter squash and it will provide almost 15,000 IU of vitamin A, a nutrient necessary for protecting your vision, the health of your skin, your immune system and even the reproductive system. 🍊Vitamin C: One cup of butternut squash is equal to about a third of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. This nutrient can be super helpful in reducing inflammation, protecting cells from free radical damage, and it increases the strength of the immune system (something we definitely need in the winter!) Cook it, bake it, roast it; however you chop it, be sure to add some winter squash into your meals this season! . #superfoods #superfoodsaturday #wintersquash #antioxidants #nutrientdense #winterfoods #preventivehealth #healthcaretips #preventioniskey #immunityboost #immunity #immunitybooster #denvermom #nutritionistmom #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands - 13 days ago

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💝February is Heart Month.
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In February 2018, an echocardiogram revealed a rather large hole (patent foramen ovale or “PFO”) in my heart, between the atria. And, an atrial septal aneurism, which was flapping around causing lots of health problems. .
Surgery to close the hole was in March 2018. .
👉🏼 Read my blog post - http://bit.ly/myheartjourney
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TWO YEARS HAVE GONE BY...
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I feel different - better in some ways.⭐️ Yet, also older, wiser...🧐
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I am back on the ski slopes. ⛷
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I'm hiking up mountains again.🏔
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I am diving in to the ocean again🐠 (picture of me in Costa Rica).
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I am riding my Peloton and taking Barre classes.🚴‍♀️
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Yoga is my happy place.🧘🏼‍♀️
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Lots of things came back with a spark!💥
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I make it a point to take good care of myself and practice daily self care.🛀🏻
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💗Thank you to those of you who have been on this journey with me.
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#sarapeternell
#spnutrition

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#pfo
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#holistichealing
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#americanheartassociation
#holeinheart

💝February is Heart Month. . In February 2018, an echocardiogram revealed a rather large hole (patent foramen ovale or “PFO”) in my heart, between the atria. And, an atrial septal aneurism, which was flapping around causing lots of health problems. . Surgery to close the hole was in March 2018. . 👉🏼 Read my blog post - http://bit.ly/myheartjourney . TWO YEARS HAVE GONE BY... . I feel different - better in some ways.⭐️ Yet, also older, wiser...🧐 . I am back on the ski slopes. ⛷ . I'm hiking up mountains again.🏔 . I am diving in to the ocean again🐠 (picture of me in Costa Rica). . I am riding my Peloton and taking Barre classes.🚴‍♀️ . Yoga is my happy place.🧘🏼‍♀️ . Lots of things came back with a spark!💥 . I make it a point to take good care of myself and practice daily self care.🛀🏻 . 💗Thank you to those of you who have been on this journey with me. . #sarapeternell #spnutrition #familynutrition #familynutritionexpert #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands #denversmallbusiness #denvermom #denvernutritionist #nationalheartawarenessmonth #heartawarenessmonth #heartawareness #patentforamenovale #heartdefect #heartmonth #heartdiseaseawareness #congenitalheartdefect #congenitalheartdefects #pfo #echocardiogram #holistichealing #alternativehealing #americanheartassociation #holeinheart - 15 days ago

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🧀 Can I eat cheese/dairy/milk products if I have Hashimoto's????
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My clients often say..."OK, I get the gluten thing now, but what about dairy? Is that ALSO bad for Hashimoto’s?" 😩
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What IS the deal with Cow’s milk? 🥛
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What about goat's and sheep's milk? 🐏
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Can too much dairy cause inflammation? 🔥
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What are the alternatives to dairy? 🥥
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👇🏻 Tune in and hear firsthand how cow's milk products might NOT be a great idea for you if you have Hashimoto's. Plus, what do I eat? Find out!
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NEW VIDEO ON YOUTUBE TODAY! .
📺https://youtube.com/sarapeternell
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#nodairy
#dairyfree

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🧀 Can I eat cheese/dairy/milk products if I have Hashimoto's???? . My clients often say..."OK, I get the gluten thing now, but what about dairy? Is that ALSO bad for Hashimoto’s?" 😩 . What IS the deal with Cow’s milk? 🥛 . What about goat's and sheep's milk? 🐏 . Can too much dairy cause inflammation? 🔥 . What are the alternatives to dairy? 🥥 . 👇🏻 Tune in and hear firsthand how cow's milk products might NOT be a great idea for you if you have Hashimoto's. Plus, what do I eat? Find out! . NEW VIDEO ON YOUTUBE TODAY! . 📺https://youtube.com/sarapeternell . #nodairy #dairyfree #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunedisorder #thyroidhealth #thyroidfoods #thyroiditis #autoimmune #thyroid #hypothyroidism #hypothyroid #hypothyroiddiet #hypothyroidismdiet #hashimotoshelp #hashimotos #hashimotosdisease #hashimotosdiet #hashimotosprotocol #hashimotosweightloss #hashimotoslife #hashimotosmom #hashimotoswarrior #hypothyroidfighter #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands #denversmallbusiness #sarapeternell #spnutrition - 17 days ago

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It's so easy to fall into an ordinary routine, but sometimes a little change (and maybe a little risk) can make things feel extraordinary!

Can you relate to this? ✨
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It's so easy to fall into an ordinary routine, but sometimes a little change (and maybe a little risk) can make things feel extraordinary! Can you relate to this? ✨ . #denvercolorado #denvermom #denvernutritionist #denverco #denverliving #sloanslakecolorado #familynutrition #familynutritionexpert #hashimotosmom #hashimotoswarrior #healinghashimotos #sarapeternell #spnutrition #motivationalmondays #makewavesmonday #mindfulmonday #mealprepmonday #mondaymuse - 18 days ago

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Bone broth: such a hot topic right now, but for good reason!

Bone broth can be a gut-nurturing super food, and a great way to warm up during chilly winter days. You can't go wrong with this steamy stock 🍲 🌿Not only does bone broth provide awesome nutrients (think calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and more), it's off the charts when it comes to collagen! That's why it's so fantastic for your gut health. Collagen = a healthier gut lining, which means better nutrient absorption 👌 ☕It can be a great coffee replacement! If you know you need to cut back on the morning cup of joe, but tea just doesn't cut it, try out replacing some of your coffee intake with warmed bone broth instead. 👩‍🍳So easy to make -- bone broth can be made by cooking in a pot for a few hours, but I love to use a slow cooker on low for 20 hours or so to really give the ingredients time to simmer. PRO TIP: Add a dash of apple cider vinegar to the batch before you begin cooking it. This helps to leach the nutrients out of. the bones and into the broth so you can get the most bang for your buck!

What to do with the final product? Use as a base for soups and stews, cook rice with it, or simply have it on its own. Happy sipping! 🥣
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#superfoods
#superfoodsaturday
#bonebroth
#antioxidants
#nutrientdense
#winterfoods
#preventivehealth
#healthcaretips
#preventioniskey
#immunityboost
#immunity
#immunitybooster
#denvermom
#nutritionistmom
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#spnutrition
#denvercolorado
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#denverhighlands

Bone broth: such a hot topic right now, but for good reason! Bone broth can be a gut-nurturing super food, and a great way to warm up during chilly winter days. You can't go wrong with this steamy stock 🍲 🌿Not only does bone broth provide awesome nutrients (think calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and more), it's off the charts when it comes to collagen! That's why it's so fantastic for your gut health. Collagen = a healthier gut lining, which means better nutrient absorption 👌 ☕It can be a great coffee replacement! If you know you need to cut back on the morning cup of joe, but tea just doesn't cut it, try out replacing some of your coffee intake with warmed bone broth instead. 👩‍🍳So easy to make -- bone broth can be made by cooking in a pot for a few hours, but I love to use a slow cooker on low for 20 hours or so to really give the ingredients time to simmer. PRO TIP: Add a dash of apple cider vinegar to the batch before you begin cooking it. This helps to leach the nutrients out of. the bones and into the broth so you can get the most bang for your buck! What to do with the final product? Use as a base for soups and stews, cook rice with it, or simply have it on its own. Happy sipping! 🥣 . #superfoods #superfoodsaturday #bonebroth #antioxidants #nutrientdense #winterfoods #preventivehealth #healthcaretips #preventioniskey #immunityboost #immunity #immunitybooster #denvermom #nutritionistmom #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands - 20 days ago

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Miscarriage is such a seemingly taboo subject among women.
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😔I have Hashimoto’s and I had three pregnancy losses.
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The first miscarriage was the most difficult loss emotionally (and still to this day brings tears to my eyes to remember what my husband and I went through).
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Before my first miscarriage, I didn’t know my disease could affect my chances for a healthy pregnancy.
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💊I didn’t know that taking synthetic thyroid hormone (Synthroid) was alone not enough to support healthy reproductive function.
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🥑I didn’t know that certain nutritional deficiencies were likely at the root cause for my hormone imbalance/low progesterone that ultimately led to three losses.
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🧠I also didn’t know that there were corresponding endocrine dysfunction issues. And this prevented my body from being healthy enough to carry a baby to term.
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The first miscarriage was definitely an eye-opening experience. It led me to research, read, and learn about the implications of thyroid health (or lack thereof) on pregnancy.
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🗣And, through reading and learning, I found it important to talk about my experiences with all three miscarriages.
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💞I wanted to share with other women in hopes of helping ease the pain and loss for someone else.
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Read my blog post about Hashimoto's & Miscarriage: http://bit.ly/hashimiscarriage
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#thyroidawareness
#thyroidawarenessmonth

#denvercolorado
#denvernutritionist

#hypothyroidism
#thyroid
#hypothyroid
#hypothyroidpregnancy

#hashimotos
#thyroidhealth
#hypothyroiddiet
#thyroiddisease
#hashimotosthyroiditis

#underactivethyroid
#thyroidhealing

#autoimmunedisease
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Miscarriage is such a seemingly taboo subject among women. . 😔I have Hashimoto’s and I had three pregnancy losses. . The first miscarriage was the most difficult loss emotionally (and still to this day brings tears to my eyes to remember what my husband and I went through). . Before my first miscarriage, I didn’t know my disease could affect my chances for a healthy pregnancy. . 💊I didn’t know that taking synthetic thyroid hormone (Synthroid) was alone not enough to support healthy reproductive function. . 🥑I didn’t know that certain nutritional deficiencies were likely at the root cause for my hormone imbalance/low progesterone that ultimately led to three losses. . 🧠I also didn’t know that there were corresponding endocrine dysfunction issues. And this prevented my body from being healthy enough to carry a baby to term. . The first miscarriage was definitely an eye-opening experience. It led me to research, read, and learn about the implications of thyroid health (or lack thereof) on pregnancy. . 🗣And, through reading and learning, I found it important to talk about my experiences with all three miscarriages. . 💞I wanted to share with other women in hopes of helping ease the pain and loss for someone else. . Read my blog post about Hashimoto's & Miscarriage: http://bit.ly/hashimiscarriage . #thyroidawareness #thyroidawarenessmonth #denvercolorado #denvernutritionist #hypothyroidism #thyroid #hypothyroid #hypothyroidpregnancy #hashimotos #thyroidhealth #hypothyroiddiet #thyroiddisease #hashimotosthyroiditis #underactivethyroid #thyroidhealing #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #autoimmunediet #miscarriage #recurrentmiscarriage #miscarriageawareness #ttc #ttcafterloss #ttcaftermiscarriage #pregnancyaftermiscarriage #pregnancyafterloss #sarapeternell - 21 days ago

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Have you had a chance to read my latest blog post? 🍭🍬
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🍫Although it's not exactly a walk in the park, it can be quite common to have blood sugar issues while you're managing Hashimoto's due to the connection between thyroid function and blood sugar balance.
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🍰As I've mentioned before, despite this occurrence being quite overwhelming, once you find balance with one, you can more easily balance both because of this connection! Now, isn't that the icing on the cake?
. 🍦Read on so you can understand more about these important conditions, their connection, and how elevating your nutrition and lifestyle may help!
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🍯http://bit.ly/hashibloodsugar
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Have you had a chance to read my latest blog post? 🍭🍬 . 🍫Although it's not exactly a walk in the park, it can be quite common to have blood sugar issues while you're managing Hashimoto's due to the connection between thyroid function and blood sugar balance. . 🍰As I've mentioned before, despite this occurrence being quite overwhelming, once you find balance with one, you can more easily balance both because of this connection! Now, isn't that the icing on the cake? . 🍦Read on so you can understand more about these important conditions, their connection, and how elevating your nutrition and lifestyle may help! . 🍯http://bit.ly/hashibloodsugar . #sloanslake #sloanslakedenver #denverco #sloanslakecolorado #hashimotosmom #hashimotoswarrior #hashimotos #hashimotosdisease #hashimotosthyroiditis #reversehashimotos #thyroid #hypothyroidism #hypothyroid #thyroidhealth #thyroiddisease #thyroiditis #diabetesawareness #type1diabetes #diabetes #diabetestype #type2diabetes #t2d #thyroidawareness #thyroidawarenessmonth #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunediet #autoimmuneawareness #sarapeternell #spnutrition - 23 days ago

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You've likely heard about detoxification, but what about some ways in which carrots might support detox? 🥕
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🎥In a new YouTube video, I answer the following questions.. .
🌱What nutrients do carrots contain?
💦How might these nutrients support liver detox?
👩‍🍳Which way should I consume carrots for the best detox properties (raw, cooked, juiced)?
🥣What quantity should I enjoy?
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Tune in and hear firsthand how carrots and liver detox go hand in hand!
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📺https://youtube.com/sarapeternell
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#liverdetoxification
#liverdetox
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You've likely heard about detoxification, but what about some ways in which carrots might support detox? 🥕 . 🎥In a new YouTube video, I answer the following questions.. . 🌱What nutrients do carrots contain? 💦How might these nutrients support liver detox? 👩‍🍳Which way should I consume carrots for the best detox properties (raw, cooked, juiced)? 🥣What quantity should I enjoy? . Tune in and hear firsthand how carrots and liver detox go hand in hand! . 📺https://youtube.com/sarapeternell . #antioxidant #antioxidants #detoxfood #detox #detoxdiet #detoxification #detoxyourbody #detoxyourbodynaturally #cleanfoods #balanceddiet #liverdetoxification #liverdetox #familynutrition #healingwithfood #sarapeternell #spnutrition #sloanslake #sloanslakedenver #denverco - 24 days ago

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Mashed, roasted, toasted, shredded or disguised as a fry - there are endless ways to eat this winter superhero! 🍠Besides being insanely delicious, what else does sweet potato have to offer us? .
🔶Sweet potatoes have an awesome amount of fiber, as well as vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, calcium and selenium. Additionally, they contain beta carotene, a potent antioxidant which converts to vitamin A in the body.
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✴️Because of the high amount of beta carotene sweet potatoes contain, these spuds are fantastic fighters of oxidization in the body - particularly when the skin is eaten.
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🧡The high content of fiber in sweet taters is wonderful for promoting healthy digestion, including easing constipation and protecting the intestinal tract - even creating protection from ulcers!
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📙Research shows that the resistant starches found in sweet potato are a great prebiotic for the gut! Prebiotics (not to be confused with probiotics) serve as food for bacteria and other good gut organisms in our intestinal tract.
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So tell me in the comments below... how do you enjoy your sweet potatoes?! 👩‍🍳🍽️
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Mashed, roasted, toasted, shredded or disguised as a fry - there are endless ways to eat this winter superhero! 🍠Besides being insanely delicious, what else does sweet potato have to offer us? . 🔶Sweet potatoes have an awesome amount of fiber, as well as vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, calcium and selenium. Additionally, they contain beta carotene, a potent antioxidant which converts to vitamin A in the body. . ✴️Because of the high amount of beta carotene sweet potatoes contain, these spuds are fantastic fighters of oxidization in the body - particularly when the skin is eaten. . 🧡The high content of fiber in sweet taters is wonderful for promoting healthy digestion, including easing constipation and protecting the intestinal tract - even creating protection from ulcers! . 📙Research shows that the resistant starches found in sweet potato are a great prebiotic for the gut! Prebiotics (not to be confused with probiotics) serve as food for bacteria and other good gut organisms in our intestinal tract. . So tell me in the comments below... how do you enjoy your sweet potatoes?! 👩‍🍳🍽️ . #superfoods #superfoodsaturday #sweetpotatoes #antioxidants #nutrientdense #winterfoods #preventivehealth #healthcaretips #preventioniskey #immunityboost #immunity #immunitybooster #denvermom #nutritionistmom #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands - 27 days ago

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In honor of Thyroid Awareness Month, I've been musing all month long on social media about Hashimoto's-related health issues (In other words, nothing new!😂)
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From my Hashimoto's diagnosis in my 20s, to how it affected me post-pregnancy in my 30s, and of course, how Hashimoto’s was responsible for our pregnancy losses. I have been through it all.
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Next up: my own transition into perimenopause & menopause. 🦋
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Because, I know Hashimoto's can actually make menopause worse.
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And, I want to be prepared.
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I am re-posting my blog post that discusses the relationship between Hashimoto's and perimenopause/ menopause.
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Check it out if you have Hashimoto's and want to use nutrition to ensure you feel your best at this next stage of life! 🙌🏼
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http://bit.ly/menopause-hashimotos
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#thyroidawarenessmonth
#sarapeternell
#spnutrition
#denvercolorado
#denvernutritionist
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#earlymenopause
#menopausesupport
#menopauseproblems
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#menopausesymptoms
#hotflashes
#menopausediet
#thyroidproblems
#thyroidhealth
#thyroiddisease
#hypothyroiddiet
#thyroidhealing
#autoimmunedisease

In honor of Thyroid Awareness Month, I've been musing all month long on social media about Hashimoto's-related health issues (In other words, nothing new!😂) . From my Hashimoto's diagnosis in my 20s, to how it affected me post-pregnancy in my 30s, and of course, how Hashimoto’s was responsible for our pregnancy losses. I have been through it all. . Next up: my own transition into perimenopause & menopause. 🦋 . Because, I know Hashimoto's can actually make menopause worse. . And, I want to be prepared. . I am re-posting my blog post that discusses the relationship between Hashimoto's and perimenopause/ menopause. . Check it out if you have Hashimoto's and want to use nutrition to ensure you feel your best at this next stage of life! 🙌🏼 . http://bit.ly/menopause-hashimotos . #thyroidawarenessmonth #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #denvernutritionist #perimenopause #menopause #earlymenopause #menopausesupport #menopauseproblems #menopauseawareness #menopausesymptoms #hotflashes #menopausediet #thyroidproblems #thyroidhealth #thyroiddisease #hypothyroiddiet #thyroidhealing #autoimmunedisease - 28 days ago

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📺New on YouTube!
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🤷‍♂️Can men get Hashimoto's, too?! (Ok, I'll give you a hint - it's not just a female problem 💁)
📂Does Hashimoto's present itself the same in men as it does in women?
😴What might be some symptoms of this disease?
💉What are recommended tests to determine if a man is experiencing Hashimoto's?
...And the list goes on!
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Learn more about this topic and how men are affected by checking it out for yourself: 🎥https:youtube.com/sarapeternell
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#menshealthmatters
#hashimotos
#thyroid 
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📺New on YouTube! . 🤷‍♂️Can men get Hashimoto's, too?! (Ok, I'll give you a hint - it's not just a female problem 💁) 📂Does Hashimoto's present itself the same in men as it does in women? 😴What might be some symptoms of this disease? 💉What are recommended tests to determine if a man is experiencing Hashimoto's? ...And the list goes on! . Learn more about this topic and how men are affected by checking it out for yourself: 🎥https:youtube.com/sarapeternell . #nutritionformen #menshealthmatters #hashimotos #thyroid #thyroidhealth #hypothyroidism #hypothyroid #thyroiddysfunction #thyroidantibodies #autoimmunehealing #hypothyroiddiet #thyroidissues #thyroiddisease #hashimotosthyroiditis #tpoantibodies #menhealthawareness #healthawareness #menhealth #mensnutrition #manshealth #testosteronereplacementtherapy #malehormones #malereproductivesystem #erectiledysfunction #mensfertility #malefertility #testosterone #testosteronebooster#sarapeternell #spnutrition - 1 month ago

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Raise your hand if you're a fan of this spicy root 🙋‍♀️
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Not only is ginger root warming in the chilly winter months, but it's also super potent and known for being "universal medicine". Let's explore a few fun facts about ginger: .
🥊Ginger is rich in vitamin C, B5 and B6, and a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese, offering a nutritional punch in a small package!
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🔥Being a warming herb, ginger increases circulation, metabolism and may slightly increase the temperature of the body.
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🌀Ever wonder why ginger is often added to cold remedies? It's actually a great immune booster AND has wonderful anti-microbial properties! Ginger also contains oleoresin - a cough suppressant - as well as aromatic compounds called phenylalkylketones, helping to soothe coughs.
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✨Ginger also aids in digestion by calming inflammation and utilizing its essential oils to ease tension in the GI tract and calm intestinal cramping. Not to mention, ginger is a nausea-eliminating superstar! A happy belly = a healthy life!
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🍵Including more ginger into your day is easy peasy! I love to add peeled and diced ginger root into lightly sautéed veggies, accompany a slice of lemon with fresh sliced ginger in hot warm for sipping, or even pop a piece of ginger into your juicer to add a little spice to your juice!
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If you love this root as much as I do, let me know in the comments below by sharing an emoji representing how these superfoods make you feel! 🤩💓
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#superfoods
#superfoodsaturday
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#denverhighlands
#superfoodsaturday

Raise your hand if you're a fan of this spicy root 🙋‍♀️ . Not only is ginger root warming in the chilly winter months, but it's also super potent and known for being "universal medicine". Let's explore a few fun facts about ginger: . 🥊Ginger is rich in vitamin C, B5 and B6, and a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese, offering a nutritional punch in a small package! . 🔥Being a warming herb, ginger increases circulation, metabolism and may slightly increase the temperature of the body. . 🌀Ever wonder why ginger is often added to cold remedies? It's actually a great immune booster AND has wonderful anti-microbial properties! Ginger also contains oleoresin - a cough suppressant - as well as aromatic compounds called phenylalkylketones, helping to soothe coughs. . ✨Ginger also aids in digestion by calming inflammation and utilizing its essential oils to ease tension in the GI tract and calm intestinal cramping. Not to mention, ginger is a nausea-eliminating superstar! A happy belly = a healthy life! . 🍵Including more ginger into your day is easy peasy! I love to add peeled and diced ginger root into lightly sautéed veggies, accompany a slice of lemon with fresh sliced ginger in hot warm for sipping, or even pop a piece of ginger into your juicer to add a little spice to your juice! . If you love this root as much as I do, let me know in the comments below by sharing an emoji representing how these superfoods make you feel! 🤩💓 . #superfoods #superfoodsaturday #ginger #gingerroot #antiinflammatory #antioxidants #preventivehealth #healthcaretips #preventioniskey #immunityboost #immunity #immunitybooster #denvermom #nutritionistmom #sarapeternell #spnutrition #denvercolorado #westcolfax #denverhighlands #superfoodsaturday - 1 month ago

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👶🏻When my son, Clay, was born, I went through postpartum thyroiditis (PPT). I didn’t know what was happening to me and I used my own experience to study PPT in depth.
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I knew I would encounter other women with a similar story. And, I wanted to be able to help them.
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🦋Approximately 5% of women develop PPT after giving birth. Women with a personal or family history of autoimmune or thyroid disease are more likely to develop the condition.
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And, given that autoimmune thyroid disease affects over 14 million people, the statistics about PPT really should not come as too much of a surprise.
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😔From my own experience, I can say that having Hashimoto’s was obviously the reason that I had PPT after giving birth to my son.
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I was unaware that having Hashimoto’s meant possible complications for me after pregnancy. .
For me personally, the worst aspects of PPT were:
_feeling like I was all alone in my illness and I could not tell anyone what I was going through
_concerns about being judged about supplementing my baby with formula
_being a nutritionist and having a “problem” after giving birth
_not having a good doctor to help me through testing and treatment
_not knowing when the horrible symptoms would subside
_not knowing what each day would bring as far as energy, mood and happiness
_concern that I would have PPT again with subsequent babies (I did not, thankfully)
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Mamma, I see you. And, I know you. ❤️
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I was you. .
🤜🏻I am here to help. .
Link to blog post http://bit.ly/pptnutrition
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👶🏻When my son, Clay, was born, I went through postpartum thyroiditis (PPT). I didn’t know what was happening to me and I used my own experience to study PPT in depth. . I knew I would encounter other women with a similar story. And, I wanted to be able to help them. . 🦋Approximately 5% of women develop PPT after giving birth. Women with a personal or family history of autoimmune or thyroid disease are more likely to develop the condition. . And, given that autoimmune thyroid disease affects over 14 million people, the statistics about PPT really should not come as too much of a surprise. . 😔From my own experience, I can say that having Hashimoto’s was obviously the reason that I had PPT after giving birth to my son. . I was unaware that having Hashimoto’s meant possible complications for me after pregnancy. . For me personally, the worst aspects of PPT were: _feeling like I was all alone in my illness and I could not tell anyone what I was going through _concerns about being judged about supplementing my baby with formula _being a nutritionist and having a “problem” after giving birth _not having a good doctor to help me through testing and treatment _not knowing when the horrible symptoms would subside _not knowing what each day would bring as far as energy, mood and happiness _concern that I would have PPT again with subsequent babies (I did not, thankfully) . Mamma, I see you. And, I know you. ❤️ . I was you. . 🤜🏻I am here to help. . Link to blog post http://bit.ly/pptnutrition . #thyroidawareness #thyroidawarenessmonth #denvercolorado #denvernutritionist #hashimotosmom #hashimotoswarrior #healinghashimotos #thyroidproblems #hypothyroidism #thyroid #hypothyroid #hyperthyroid #hyperthyroidism #thyroidhealth #hypothyroiddiet #thyroidissues #thyroiddisease #hashimotosthyroiditis #thyroidfood #thyroidhealing #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunediet #autoimmuneawareness #postpartumnutrition #postpartumsupport #postpartumthyroiditis #spnutrition #sarapeternell - 1 month ago

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When I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s....
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I felt terrible.😩
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I just did what my doctor said.💊 I took the medicine.
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But, I didn't feel any better.👎🏻
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🔎🔬📚I needed someone to navigate, advocate and educate - FOR ME.
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🏆So I made it my life’s work to do that for others.
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✅I have put together a ONE OF A KIND checklist on my website - check it out if you are in need of a tool to prep for your next doctor visit.
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➡️https://sarapeternell.com/download-hashimotos-checklist/
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🦋My checklist helps you bridge that gap between medical treatment and nutrition & lifestyle.
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🤗You've got this!
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When I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s.... . I felt terrible.😩 . I just did what my doctor said.💊 I took the medicine. . But, I didn't feel any better.👎🏻 . 🔎🔬📚I needed someone to navigate, advocate and educate - FOR ME. . 🏆So I made it my life’s work to do that for others. . ✅I have put together a ONE OF A KIND checklist on my website - check it out if you are in need of a tool to prep for your next doctor visit. . ➡️https://sarapeternell.com/download-hashimotos-checklist/ . 🦋My checklist helps you bridge that gap between medical treatment and nutrition & lifestyle. . 🤗You've got this! . #denvercolorado #thyroidproblems #hypothyroidism #thyroid #hypothyroid #thyroidhealth #hypothyroiddiet #thyroiddisease #hashimotosthyroiditis #thyroidgland #thyroidhealing #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune #autoimmunediet #autoimmuneawareness #autoimmunewarrior #hashimotossyndrome #thyroidtest #thyroidtesting #thyroidmeds #levothyroxine #underactivethyroid #thyroiddisorder #thyroidnutritionist #bekindtoyourthyroid #thyroidlove #thyroidcare #hashimotoshelp #sarapeternell #spnutrition - 1 month ago

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