How checking your hormones can help your overall health


One day while I was walking 100 miles a minute, I ran to my hormone doctor’s office to have my blood checked.

In front of me was a pretty girl talking to the doctor. We ended up meeting and talking and as it turns out, she is a member of Skinny secrecy social communication.

Once we talked, she told me her name is Amy Kerner and that she’s been seeing our hormone doctor forever. She has collected tons of tips and tricks since coming to Los Angeles. I was very intrigued.

Amy is smart, has good research, and she felt like she’d be an ideal person to own a blog. I wanted her to come talk about her health journey. In this post, she will share her experience with hormones and her relationship with food and things that have helped her recover.

Let’s welcome Amy Skinny secrecy.


Introduce yourself to The Skinny Confidential audience. We want your whole life story!

Amy Kerner: Hey TSC community !! My name is Amy and I am a fan of everything related to health and wellness, fashion, art and history. I am a city girl at heart. I secretly wish to be the head of a family.

I was born in New York City and Westchester County New York. I now reside in Los Angeles, California. I still feel like I’m either on vacation or in the witness protection program. I learned to adapt to Lala’s lifestyle by hiking and going to farmers’ markets to get fresh fruits and vegetables and support our local farmers. Love how easy it is to find vegan restaurants here. Still a city chick but I have added a Southern Kali girl to my profile.

I have had a journey when it comes to hormones and food. Can you talk about that?

If: I suffered from an eating disorder when I was younger. I never share this part of me with anyone because of the shame and stigma attached to it. Not only does it disappear, it learns how to function in society. She has realized that with self-love and healthy lifestyle choices, it becomes easier over time.

As far as my hormones are concerned, I once felt so exhausted, depressed and gaining weight. All I was able to do was work out and then I finished that day. Luckily, I had a yearly medical appointment as I had just hysterically snapped up to Dr. Aliabadi, who is definitely the most amazing doctor.

She suggested that I come back the next morning to have my thyroid plaque checked. This is a blood test where your hormone levels are checked. Well, let’s just say my thyroid gland wasn’t working at all. I still to this day thank her all the time for this discovery.

This started my journey with living with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, which also happens to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is an autoimmune disorder that involves chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is essentially not functioning and I am seeing a hormone specialist, Dr. Shirley Elzinga. It has been my saving grace and I am so grateful to have it in my life.

Looking back, what do you think about the initiation of food-related problems and how did you overcome these problems?

If: I was always a perfectionist and people please. So food was something I could control and focus on when my life felt unmanageable. I am now able to use the tools I have learned to maintain your health and happiness.

How did balancing your hormones help improve your general health?

If: I think getting my hormones balanced is a game-changer. I am so grateful that I listened to my intuition and knew that something was not right. I managed to get to the root of the problem. Now I sleep better and have more energy. I really feel like a new person.

What advice would you give to someone suffering from food?

If: I think I can find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and who specializes in eating disorders. I focus on eating fresh, whole food. I never leave the house without a snack and water. If you are organized and ready, feel confident to succeed.

What advice would you give someone who suffers from his hormones?

If: I’m going to test your hormones to get a clear understanding of your baseline and then figure out what’s out. Then find doctors who specialize in hormones. Then you can start treating the error.

What is the list of the most useful and tangible tools that have helped you enjoy good health?

If: I focus on eating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Food is medicine. I also like to do Embed a Tweet A full body workout every day. It challenges me and makes me feel totally cool. I’ve learned to listen to my body when it needs rest, too.

I also know who I allow in my life. Stay away from toxic people and situations. This allowed me to trust my intuition.

What are some wellness practices you do every day to check yourself out?

If: My first practice is movement. It helps my mind, body, and spirit. It also helps me stay accountable, especially during COVID. I also take Organic selenium 200 mcg What I get from foods now & Vitamin D3 5,000 IU. I’ve been limiting caffeine and really seeing a difference.

What is your morning routine?

If: I take thyroid medication first with a glass of water on an empty stomach. Then I had a cup of black coffee. While I have my coffee, I massage my face with a piece Glossier Super Glow Serum Then use the Jade tool goa For at least 10 minutes.

At 8 am I do isaacboots TORCHED workout on Instagram live every day. He offers free training and has raised more than $ 1 million for the charity NO KID HUNGRY. He built a beautiful community where everyone is welcome.

What is your night routine?

If: I like to end the day with a hot shower and bath with Epsom salts. I use Babur Cleansing Foam WashAnd the Richrich P50 1970’s Biologic LotionAnd the & Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil at recent days. Xx

Where can everyone find you? Pimp yourself!

If: You can find me on Instagram Embed a Tweet.


Like I said before in the blog, etc. PodcastChecking my hormones after I had Zaza was one of the best things I have ever done. It wasn’t just me.

I hope this post brought you value and if you don’t feel like you are then maybe I obliged you to do some research, be your guru and get your hormones checked.

Q, Lauren

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++ How Land yourself And they say goodbye to worry.

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