Ep. 19 - A Journey of Hypothyroidism Advocacy and Resilience with Rachel Hill

 

 

Episode 19.

Rachel Hill is a multi-award winning thyroid advocate, author and speaker. When she was in her early 20s, Rachel was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s after years of being unwell. Today, she’s on a mission to raise awareness around this autoimmune disease. 

In this episode, Nicole invites Rachel onto the show to discuss her personal autoimmune journey, the diet and lifestyle changes she’s made, how she manages her diagnosis, and why advocating for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s is so important to her.

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Episode Timestamps

[01:47]

Rachel’s health journey with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

[06:45]

Getting the diagnosis and why Rachel began the thyroid advocacy work

[07:26]

Having a whole body approach when it comes to thyroids

[08:20]

Rachel’s recovery process and how she manages her hypothyroidism

[11:19]

Why restrictive diets is not the solution for autoimmunity

[13:30]

Rachel’s diet and lifestyle pre-diagnosis and what she’s changed since then

[17:34]

Why it was important for Rachel to raise awareness around thyroid issues  

[25:36]

The reason behind writing You, Me and Hypothyroidism

[32:33]

Having a strong support network when dealing with a chronic illness

[34:23]

Thyroid Superhero and why Rachel decided to write a book for children who have parents suffering with thyroid issues

[39:25]

What’s next for Rachel

“There was so much going on. I always describe it as ‘from the top of my head, to the tip of my toes’. Every part of me was affected in some way. I had no quality of life. I felt like I was going mad.”

RACHEL HILL

Essential learnings from this episode…

Rachel’s personal journey with Hypothyroidism, getting the diagnosis
and managing it

How Rachel’s eating and lifestyle habits have changed since being diagnosed

The mission Rachel is on today to raise awareness around Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Rachel’s 3 books and why each of them serves a different purpose

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Hey there, I´m Nicole

LLB(Hons)  DIPION  MBANT  CNHC  mIFM  mRSM

Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
Media Contributor – Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Thrive Global
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Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.