In this podcast episode I interview Dana Trentini, the founder of the well-known Hypothyroid Mom blog. I really enjoyed our talk, in particular discussing thyroid issues with someone who is so passionate about thyroid health.
Dana Trentini created the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom. Dana launched her blog on October 1st, 2012, in memory of the unborn baby she lost due to hypothyroidism. She set out on a mission to learn all she could about hypothyroidism and to share her discoveries with people around the globe. Dana has since been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic.
Hypothyroidism affects approximately 40% of the American population and is becoming more and more rampant. The thyroid is a gland that is located in the front of the neck and it secretes several life sustaining hormones. Thyroid hormone controls our metabolism by regulating energy production in the powerhouses of our cells known as mitochondria. Symptoms of hypothyroidism consist of the following: fatigue, low sex drive, cold hands and feet, dry skin and hair, hoarse speech, facial swelling, constipation, inability to lose weight/weight gain, excessive menstrual flow, inability to concentrate or “brain fog”, depression and feeling tired yet finding it hard to get a good nights sleep.