For over a year now, I have been learning about this. You’ve probably seen them on people’s arms. They hardly weigh anything. They connect to your phone. Diabetics use them. And now you can too.
The average thyroid gland weighs about as much as a tablespoon of almond butter. But the thyroid gland, unlike almond butter, has an almost infinite impact on the way your body functions.
Every single cell in your body has thyroid receptors. If you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, there are things in your body that just won’t work. Like an unplugged toaster, it’s not going to work no matter what you do. It will only work if you plug it in - just like your cells, they will only work if they’ve got some thyroid hormones plugged in.
I know the pain and stress of the two-week cycle. First comes the disappointment of getting your period. Then ovulation. Did you have good mucus? Did you have sex at the right times? Did you ovulate too early or not even ovulate?? After an ectopic pregnancy and emergency surgery to cauterize one of my fallopian tubes and prevent me from bleeding to death (sorry to be so graphic) at 29 years old, I became terrified that I would never get pregnant.