It says "Daddy's Little Angel" taken when she was six weeks old.
Ernest the Goober Child who is striking what I would call a televangelist pose.
Onward to our subject:
I can't help but laugh when people say "Huh?" to the name of this hashi thingie... It's called Motorola disease. I mean Toyota Corolla? Karate Giujitsu? Lol, okay I'm a dork.
Down to business:
"Hashimoto’s is an immune problem not a thyroid problem. The immune system is destroying the gland, and that is the reason the thyroid is producing less hormone." Source
I need to reboot my immune system. On one hand I'm relieved I can cover the symptoms daily by taking a pill. On the other hand, I don't want a band aid. I want this to be fixed! Don't medicate my symptoms, fix my body so it don't have symptoms in the first place!
Kendall has, SURPRISINGLY, been very supportive of my decision to change up our eating habits. Like I've said before, I cook and serve as much as I can from a natural approach meaning less top Tombstone pizza and more roast with veggies. (Note: I do carry an emergency bag of frozen burritos in the freezer. Don't judge.) However, I have taken it to a higher level of dedication and reform.
My favorite 'good for you' blog on natural eating is Nourishing Kitchen. It is the complete opposite of the SAD (Standard American Diet) and is downright dirty when the topic of McDonald's is approached. This is where I get my recipes for bone marrow broth using dog bones and Kombucha. I searched 'thyroid' and ten hits were on the first page. My favorite post concerning hypothyroidism is the one simply entitle Foods to Promote Thyroid Health. Alrighty then.
The least, the very least, I can do is change my eatting habits. I'm a firm believer that my midwife urging me to consume more protein during my pregnancy with Emma led me to gain little weight with her, thus I am below my starting weight. Now if I could only lose Eleanor, Ernest, and Ethan's pregnancy weight... That said, I'm ready to buckle down and take it to the next step. No sugar and no coffee. Gasp. Lord help me. Lord help my husband!
Day one went well. It only went well because I ate a chocolate chip cookie on the way home from church and then realized it, mid bite!, that I was consuming said chocolate chip cookie so I threw it in the back to the two year old. He has a great metabolism, let him eat it! (For now. We're doing a family eatting overhaul so even the kids are going to have to let up on the sweets.) However, I skipped on the post-church coffee. And today I added no sugar to my sun tea. I rock! Let's see how day three goes.