Since being diagnosed with Hashimotos I have become a health nut. Quite apart from giving up gluten (and reducing my TPO antibodies) I have now stopped all dairy to try and help my RA. I am juicing raw veg and eating more fruit than I ever have in my life. I take a plethora of supplements plus cod liver oil and coconut oil. I eat no processed food and make my own bone broth, I walk between 5 and 7 k's every morning - I feel fine - except that I am on day 4 of tonsillitis and swallowing is horribly painful. I know how I caught this (step forward 2 gorgeous but snotty grand children) and having been exposed I went down with this 5 days later BUT (and here's the really irritating bit) my husband didn't. My husband, who is 3 stone overweight, doesn't supplement anything except hops (!!) loves rubbish food (Fray Bentos is his friend) and doesn't do any exercise
to speak of (we even have a sit-on-mower so that isn't really exercise, is it) is still not looking as though he is swallowing razor blades - where's the justice in that? It's not that I wish him any ill but come on, this just isn't fair. It is the same for my daughter, she also caught this from the boys and she is more of a health nut than me but her husband - nothing. Maybe I need to start eating rubbish - perhaps that's what kills off the germs??