Ep. 3 - Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Living Positively with Hayley Tamaddon



Season 1. Episode 3.

Hayley Tamaddon is a British actress, singer, and writer. You may have seen her on screen in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, Dancing on Ice where she won the fifth series or live on stage at the West End. It’s safe to say that Hayley has had a long and extremely successful career in the entertainment industry! But, not everything looks as it does on-screen. 

In this episode, Hayley joins Nicole to discuss her recent Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnosis, the impact trauma, stress, diet and lifestyle has on her health, and why she believes everyone should have a positive outlook on life.

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Episode Timestamps


Hayley’s lifelong battle with bowel issues


Balancing a busy life, Panto and feeling like something wasn’t right


Why Hayley initially thought she was going through menopause


The difference between what people see online vs. what’s actually happening in reality


Why a positive mindset is vital for dealing with a chronic illness


Accepting and navigating the hashimoto thyroiditis diagnosis


Hayley’s experience with removing gluten, sugar and dairy from her diet


Why Nicole believes in the 80/20 methodology and why sometimes restricting your diet completely can cause more issues


The impact consuming nutritious food has had on Hayley’s health


The decision to take the natural approach


The link between gluten and our immune system


The important role healthy relationships play when you have autoimmunity


Hayley’s experience with thyroid nodules and swelling of the pituitary gland


The difference between functional and conventional medicine


How the brain, thyroid, adrenals and stress are all interlinked with each other


 Trauma and why it’s something we shouldn’t ignore


Hayley’s advice for living positively with Hashimoto’s

“We’re all human, and any form of trauma on your body is gonna make you ill. The longer that you keep hold of that trauma, the less your body can handle it. You, you can’t take that much stress.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

The effects trauma has had on Hayley’s body and health

The new things Hayley has implemented to help with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and IBS

Hayley’s decision to try and take a natural approach as much as possible

The important link between the brain, thyroids, adrenal and stress

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Hey there, I´m Nicole


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.