I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid in the year 2000 and was completely uninformed about its causes or effects. It has been a rollercoaster of a decade, full of research and experimentation, but I am well on my way to becoming a Super-Powered Human Being and am ready to disseminate my nuggets of wisdom.

That first doctor told me nothing about hypothyroidism, except that I needed to take my Synthroid faithfully every morning for the rest of my life. That, and a yearly blood test, were all I would need to be just fine.

And I was; for a while, at least. Or so I thought…

As the years went by, my body started betraying me in new and horrifying ways. I visited the doctor often, for a litany of seemingly unrelated symptoms, such as allergies, sinusitis, hives, migranes, high cholesterol, and acid reflux. I was usually told that there was just another thing wrong with me – another thing that would require daily pharmaceuticals.

I was only in my 20s and taking as many medications as my grandmother. I started to do my own research and realized I was only masking the symptoms that were indicating that something was gravely wrong. At the root was my thyroid, which is the epicenter of the body’s functions. How does one develop thyroid issues and subsequently recover from them? I bet you can guess: everything you put in or on your body contributes to the sum total of your health. I came to the conclusion that to recover and get healthy, truly healthy, without lining other peoples’ pockets, I was going to have to ignore what the doctors were telling me and get back to basics. It wasn’t going to be quick or easy, but it sure would be worth it!

Why is this revolutionary? It’s because I’m determined to become free of doctors and prescription medication, and will chart my progress and the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Within these pages, you can read recommendations and reviews of diets, supplements, books, medications, household products, and cosmetics, as well as get helpful recipes and the news that directly affects your health and well-being but doesn’t make the nightly news. No matter where you are in your health journey, you can enjoy the fruits of my labor without the side effects and join me in becoming a Super-Powered Human Being.