Ep. 19 - A Journey of Hypothyroidism Advocacy and Resilience with Rachel Hill
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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FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
Rachel’s health journey with Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
Getting the diagnosis and why Rachel began the thyroid advocacy work
Having a whole body approach when it comes to thyroids
Rachel’s recovery process and how she manages her hypothyroidism
Why restrictive diets is not the solution for autoimmunity
Rachel’s diet and lifestyle pre-diagnosis and what she’s changed since then
Why it was important for Rachel to raise awareness around thyroid issues
The reason behind writing You, Me and Hypothyroidism
Having a strong support network when dealing with a chronic illness
Thyroid Superhero and why Rachel decided to write a book for children who have parents suffering with thyroid issues
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.”
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
Important links & mentions from this episode
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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.