My Method of Exercising with Hypothyroidism

If you have hypothyroidism, then I’m sure you know a little something about not having energy.  That is the biggest hurdle most of us have to overcome (myself included!).  It’s a catch-22 situation:  exercise gives you energy, but you need energy to exercise.  Or do you?  So many times I didn’t feel I could make … Read more

Vitamins/Minerals I added

After being unable to get answers from my doctors as to why I was still feeling terrible even though my blood work “normal”, I decided to research which vitamins/minerals I should to take to support thyroid function.  Once I felt I had enough information, I checked for interactions with medicines/vitamins/food before adding to my regimen … Read more

Detoxify Your Personal Care and Cosmetics

The following are changes I made to my Personal Care & Cosmetics – eliminated: Sodium laurel sulfate Parabens (any form) Fragrance (unless from essential oil) Triclosan Benzene (any form) Hair dye.  Yes, I finally embraced my natural color! Methylhexylcinnimate Petroleum distillates such as Propylene Glycol, PPG, PEG, etc. Fluoride Many others – too many to … Read more

Easy Lemon Olive Oil “Viniagrette”

This isn’t really a vinaigrette, since there’s no actual vinegar in it. The acidity in the lemon mimics that of vinegar, though.  I have made a whole bottle of dressing with lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic in the past (I’ll post a recipe this next time I make a batch).  It worked out … Read more

Detoxify Your Home

Here’s how I detoxed our home: No synthetic fragrances in ANYTHING – essential oils only (more on this later) No Paraffin candles – they release benzene when burned (Recognized by the IARC, NTP, EPA, and NIH as a known human carcinogen) Use nontoxic detergents and cleaning products with a low rating on the Environmental Working … Read more

List of Changes I Made

Lifestyle Changes I Made Personal Care/Cosmetics – eliminated: Sodium laurel sulfate Parabens (any form) Fragrance (unless from essential oil) Triclosan Benzene (any form) Hair dye.  Yes, I finally embraced my natural color! Methylhexylcinnimate Petroleum distillates such as Propylene Glycol, PPG, PEG, etc. Fluoride Many others – too many to list them all (I usually check … Read more

Bio

My name is Amanda Hodgson. I’m an Army wife, stepmom to a teenage boy, and dog mom to two mixed breed rescue dogs. Cody lives with his mom and visits throughout the year.  Our four legged children are a male Chiweenie and a female Cocker Spaniel/Miniature Poodle/Cairn Terrier mix. Together we enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, … Read more

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