Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview

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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.


In our new podcast interview, we covered the following topics in order:

  • What motivated you to become a thyroid patient advocate and create your blog?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?
  • What is the prevalence of thyroid disease?
  • Why do you think there are so many undiagnosed thyroid sufferers in the world?
  • Which lab tests do you recommend for hypothyroidism?
  • The number one prescribed medication for hypothyroidism is Synthroid. Why are so many hypothyroid patients still struggling despite taking levothyroxine medications like Synthroid?
  • You write at Hypothyroid Mom that treating thyroid disease is really like putting together a big puzzle. What are the main pieces of the puzzle that should be considered?
  • What resources are available to help patients find open-minded thyroid doctors?
  • You wrote a book with Mary Shomon, Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness. Tell us about it.

Dana has a true passion for Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism advocacy so I urge everyone to connect with her online to learn more.  Her blog is filled with many excellent articles and resources to help you wade through all the thyroid information that is available on the internet.

Connect with Dana online:

Visit the Hypothyroid Mom blog here ⇒  Hypothyroid Mom

Facebook Page ⇒ https://www.facebook.com/HypothyroidMom/

Twitter ⇒ https://twitter.com/HypothyroidMom

Pinterest ⇒ https://www.pinterest.com/hypothyroidmom/

Google+ ⇒ https://plus.google.com/+Hypothyroidmomblog

Instagram ⇒ https://www.instagram.com/hypothyroidmom/

Dana’s favorite thyroid books ⇒ http://hypothyroidmom.com/hypothyroid-moms-favorite-books/

Dana’s top thyroid resources ⇒ http://hypothyroidmom.com/hypothyroid-mom-top-resources/

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One thought on “Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview

  • August 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    My family has suffered with thyroid issues our whole life, My mom died of thyroid cancer. My sister and I have both had thyroid removed. Mine had cancer. My other sister is almost 400 lbs. Although two of us aren’t as heavy the struggle is the same. We are all in our 50’s and 60’s at this point and are at the point where we just manage. Thyroid issues are very complicated and I think part of the problem is it’s very difficult to adjust the lifestyle to improve. I think people are looking for an easy fix. There are so many variables it’s hard to pin point the right thing for you. In turn frustration sets in and people give up and live with the physical and emotional the way it is in the moment.


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