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Episode #70: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Your Host: Jess
[0:40] Introduction of special guest Jessie
[2:01] Jess: Share with us your journey and how you found out you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
[2:17] Jessie: When I was young, I got sick all the time
[2:55] Jessie: In college, I started gaining weight, losing hair, and having mood swings, all of which my doctor dismissed
[3:28] Jessie: I got put on antidepressants and they made my mood swings worse, so I took myself off of them
[3:57] Jessie: A couple years later, I was still gaining weight and was tired constantly, but was still un-diagnosed and put on medications and low-fat diets
[6:26] Jessie: When I met my now-husband, I started realizing that he didn’t feel as poorly as I did, and I decided to seek out answers for my health
[7:17] Jessie: I finally got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, but was given no real help on what I could do to manage the condition
[8:35] Jessie: I decided that I wouldn’t let doctors dictate how I was feeling, I was going to get that power back for myself
[8:52] Jessie: I started looking into functional medicine, dietary changes, and product changes I could make. It took a few years, but now, I feel better than I ever have, something I was told wasn’t possible
[10:12] Jess: Hashimoto’s causes the immune system to attack the thyroid; the thyroid controls hormone production
[11:00] Jess: We are in control of our health, we know our bodies and what makes us feel better or worse
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[12:21] Jess: Finding the right doctor is key
[12:45] Jessie: I went to a couple functional medicine doctors before finding the right one for me
[14:45] Jess: When you were diagnosed with Hashimoto’s did it impact how you managed your daily life?
[15:30] Jessie: Hashimoto’s made me start advocating for myself at work and finding a job that was understanding of my needs
[19:45] Jess: Tell us about your business and how it started
[20:13] Jessie: I started thinking about what was in my control
[21:31] Jessie: I wanted to create a space of encouragement, so I began the Chronically Healing Podcast and my coaching business
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[26:20] Jessie: We don’t have to let our chronic illness tell us what we cannot do
[28:08] Jess: Our illness doesn’t define us
[29:25] Jessie: I have bad days sometimes, but I don’t let myself stay down
[30:05] Jess: Can you tell us about your morning routines?
[31:45] Jessie: My morning routine actually began because I realized I felt better if I had time before work to be with my dog
[32:03] Jessie: I started meditating, and I realized it was something consistent that would lower my anxiety
[32:59] Jessie: Now, my morning routine changes around, but I ask myself: what makes me feel present and what makes me feel gratitude?
[36:20] Jess: Morning routines are so specific for each person and can be switched up
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[38:53] Jess: When you started getting up earlier did you notice yourself going to bed earlier?
[38:59] Jessie: I struggled with a nightly routine
[39:30] Jessie: Finding ways to increase my quality of sleep made a huge difference for me
[40:42] Jessie: Have a reason for your morning routine
[41:54] Jess: What do you do to root your mind?
[42:09] Jessie: Therapy has brought so much emotional healing for me and changed my mental health
[47:00] Jess: Where can our listeners find you online?
[47:08] Jessie: I am chronically.healing on instagram and my podcast is Chronically Healing wherever you listen to your podcasts!
Jessie’s website is jessiefritz.com
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