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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Living Positively with Hayley Tamaddon
Episode 326th June 2023 • The Goode Health Podcast • Nicole Goode
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Hayley Tamaddon is a British actress, singer, and writer. You may have seen her on screen in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, Dancing on Ice where she won the fifth series or live on stage at the West End. It’s safe to say that Hayley has had a long and extremely successful career in the entertainment industry! But, not everything looks as it does on-screen. 

In this episode, Hayley joins Nicole to discuss her recent Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnosis, the impact trauma, stress, diet and lifestyle has on her health, and why she believes everyone should have a positive outlook on life. 

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  • [08:16] - Balancing a busy life, Panto and feeling like something wasn’t right
  • [13:14] - The difference between what people see online vs. what’s actually happening in reality
  • [15:46] - Why a positive mindset is vital for dealing with a chronic illness
  • [18:32] - Accepting and navigating the Hashimoto's Thyroiditis diagnosis
  • [24:23] - Why Nicole believes in the 80/20 methodology and why sometimes restricting your diet completely can cause more issues
  • [32:00] - The decision to take the natural approach 
  • [37:22] - The important role healthy relationships play when you have autoimmunity
  • [40:46] - Hayley’s experience with thyroid nodules and swelling of the pituitary gland 
  • [42:43] - The difference between functional and conventional medicine 
  • [43:09] - How the brain, thyroid, adrenals and stress are all interlinked with each other
  • [46:07] - Trauma and why it’s something we shouldn’t ignore 
  • [49:27] - Hayley’s advice for living positively with Hashimoto’s


  • The effects trauma has had on Hayley’s body and health
  • The new things Hayley has implemented to help with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and IBS 
  • Hayley’s decision to try and take a natural approach as much as possible
  • The important link between the brain, thyroids, adrenal and stress





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