Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Getting Sick with Hashimoto's

Getting sick with Hashimoto's can be described as getting the plague. Every. Single. Time. with Every. Single. Cold. It sucks. The kids can bring home a sniffle but my body turns it into a full-fledged sinus infection. On top of that, I have to be careful with "immune-boosting" practices because by boosting my immune system, I am also boosting what attacks my thyroid. It is an annoying see-saw balance of life.

I love my essential oils. They help my entire family with ailments, boo-boos, and more things. A respiratory blend con support me during a cold or sinus infection. A protective blend can help stop the spread of germs. A citrus blend helps with motivation. I love them! They have found their home here and we use them with love.

Unfortunately, essential oils only take us so far and there are times for western medicine. I absolutely hate antibiotics, but sometimes they are necessary for strep throat, sinus infections, or ear infections. I have found high-quality probiotics to be a great way to restore the gut after it was ravaged from the antibiotics.

I have an amazing husband that helps out so much when I am sick. He takes cares of the kids, gets meals together, works on the house and keeps things running while I am out for the count. Let me tell you, having a supportive spouse is the best thing to have when dealing with an auto-immune disease. I am so thankful for everything he has and continues to do.

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