The thyroid and weight are directly linked! Check out this post to start with:
And here are some tips for keeping menopause symptoms at bay!
I just listed to a webinar the other day by JILL CARNAHAN, MD, ABFM, ABIHM about The Autoimmune and Gut Connection to Thyroid Disease which presented several interesting links between our gut bacteria and functioning in relation to thyroid and auto-immune thyroid (Hashimoto's). You may want to look into her to see if there's any type of plan to follow!