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When a Zumba instructor lacks the energy to shake her hips, she knows something is amiss. This is what led Danna, founder of Thyroid Nation on a quest to discover reasons for her sudden fatigue problems. The fatigue was so bad that Danna likened a trip to the bathroom like climbing Mt. Everest! After much research and medical analysis, Danna discovered the true culprit to be a tiny butterfly-shaped gland in her neck.
"I discovered I have Hashimoto's Disease/Hypothyroidsim a few years ago as well as Adrenal Fatigue. AND, I'm a Zumba Instructor. Those 3 things don't work so well together. Thyroid Disease is almost becoming an epidemic is the main reason I wanted to create Thyroid Nation. Most doctors (seriously) aren't trained to do or read more than the regular TSH (lab test) for testing of thyroid disorders. Therefore, millions of people go undiagnosed. I recently had an acquaintance approach me and say, out of the blue, 'Hey, thank you for your website. I've been following it and, about 1 week ago, I insisted on a full thyroid panel. I am hypothyroid and wouldn't have discovered it without you.' She continued on to say, 'I was previously misdiagnosed with Depression, instead of this, for 15 years. I've been untreated and medicated for something I didn't really have! Thank you.' Wow, right?" -Danna, Thyroid sufferer, warrior, thriver, and advocateWith this cluttered world throwing so many hurdles at all of us, staying healthy is crucial. Minimalist wellness embraces living through experiences and not trends. Thyroid Nation has uncovered a niche and is quickly becoming a social influencer for thyroid "thrivers" all over the globe!