The immune system plays an important role in decision making preferences

  Among the variables that impact the risks and costs associated with waiting for later rewards is the internal, physical condition of the body. When healthy, we are less in need of immediate resources to manage a metabolically costly response to infection, injury, or disease. We are more likely to survive into the future to realize delayed rewards. Though, when sick, current energy demands are higher, and the future is relatively less certain. When having[…]

What does coffee mean for a person with Hashimoto’s?

  What does coffee mean for a person with a chronic condition as Hashimoto’s? We love coffee, need it for its taste and stimulating qualities. It brings us energy and helps us keep going when we are tired. Though, coffee can be bad for Hashimoto’s because it: Influences the absorption of thyroid medication Food can impair the absorption of thyroid hormones. This is the reason why it is recommended to take thyroid medication on an[…]

Cold sensitivity and environmental sensitivity by Hashimoto thyroiditis

  In humans, body temperature is controlled by the thermoregulatory centre in the hypothalamus. Thyroid is controlling metabolic heat production. This process is called thermogenesis. Thyroid is playing a role of a thermostat, keeping constant temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, which is essential the processes in our body. When healthy, the thyroid dynamically reacts to changes in temperature. When unable to maintain proper body heat, this can lead to cold intolerance. When thyroid hormones are[…]

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