About Teresa

Hello and Welcome to Unprofessionally Plant Based

My name is Teresa Thompson. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2004. I was 31 years old and suddenly facing a lifetime of illness, medication, and chronic pain.

This is me in 2003 – 2004, during the time I was being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and beginning a conventional drug treatment routine.

I suffered for over 12 years with my diagnosis. I spent those years going from doctor to specialist to spiritual healer and back again – trying to find answers to my ailing health and way out of pain.

My health declined rapidly and severely over the decade I was using conventional medicine and thyroid drugs as my treatment plan. This is me in 2015 – 2016 after following the standard medical treatment for my thyroid over time.

In October of 2015, I had a physical in which my doctor wanted to start me on a second medication to counteract the complications I was beginning to develop from thyroid medication. I refused that drug and walked out of the office.

In January of 2016, I finally threw my thyroid medication in the trash and took radical responsibility for my own health.

I have not looked back…

I started this blog to share my story and offer insights on how I stepped out of main stream medicine and restored my health on my own.

I am now living a full and vibrant life and I’ve never felt better! I maintain my health through food, exercise, stress-reduction techniques, and positive relationships.

This is me in 2020, three years after throwing away the drugs and enjoying a plant based diet.

Check out my blog and Instagram for recipes, food advice, and personal stories of how my healing process has been and where it’s taking me now.

Let’s Eat Better Together!