Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid, the small gland at the base of your neck. That onslaught can cause the thyroid to become inflamed and swollen (hello, goiter!), which is often the first sign of something gone awry. That dang immune system can really make a mess of things, right? The inflammation from Hashimoto’s usually causes hypothyroidism (aka an underactive thyroid gland), which in turn leads to fatigue, constipation, sensitivity to cold, hair loss, weight gain, muscle weakness, joint pain, and more. It’s kind of crazy that the dysfunction of this very small gland can cause such a medley of problems, but Hashimoto’s is only half the story. The other half is Graves’ disease, which is a major cause of hyperthyroidism. If you have autoimmune thyroid disease, you likely have one or the other—and it’s not unheard of to have one and then the other! Women are more likely than men to develop Hashimoto’s, and iron and vitamin D deficiencies may be risk factors for the disease. Fortunately, there are effective diagnostic tests and treatments for Hashimoto’s, and you may need thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Alternative and complementary medicine can also play a role in your treatment plan. One study found that Nigella sativa, for example, improved thyroid function in people with Hashimoto’s. Your practitioner may recommend dietary changes to help balance an out-of-whack microbiome, which is common in Hashimoto’s. These include adopting a diet that’s lower in sugar, carbs, and starch, and adding probiotics and cultured foods. Supplements, such as B-12, selenium, and zinc, or herbs like ashwaganda, may help directly or indirectly support thyroid function.
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hypothyroidism & hashimotos I'm on NPthyroid but it doesn't seem to be working/my dose may be too low. I also had a problem where synthroid/levothyroxine wasn't making me feel better. is anyone taking thyrolar? I'm thinking about trying it bc of the T3 & T4 in it
feeling a bit of a hashi flare 🦋 fav supps? foods? feeling the fatigue/ brain fog/ wired but tired a lot in the past week or so. hopefully gonna have a new thyroid panel soon but would love to hear some new ideas about what’s been working for y’all! 💚
Hi everyone! Has anyone out there gone through a total thyroidectomy due to Graves and Hashis and finding the T4/T3 balance? I’m now trying Tirosint and T3. Seems to work well. Would love to hear others journeys! Happy to help any way I can.
Looking for any advice in terrible acne - i have hashimotos and i’m on the mirena IUD. I’m gluten free + my levels seem normal. I never had bad acne until this year and it’s so horrible and painful. I’ve also gained a lot of weight...
Any other people with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have any personal advice? I still deal with pretty bad fatigue even on medication. Would love to hear advice on how you deal with symptoms. Also I have keratosis pilaris and if any one has any remedies they recommend it would be much appreciated ♥️
Videos about Hashimoto's thyroiditis
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Books about Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause
What’s Really Going on in Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto's is more than just hypothyroidism. Most patients with Hashimoto's will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to the “typical” hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue and constipation. The body becomes stuck in a vicious cycle of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities. This cycle is self-sustaining and will continue causing more and more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart. The lifestyle interventions discussed in this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We start with the simplest modifications, by removing triggers, and follow with repairing the other broken systems to restore equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself.
Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr
If you’re an avid reader of health books and articles and you think you’re aware of the latest thyroid health information, you’re going to be more than surprised—maybe even shocked—at how much more there is to know. Thyroid Healing is like nothing you have read or heard, and it will bring you true comprehension of the undiscovered inner mechanics of our thyroids for the first time ever.Experience the epic truth about your thyroid from the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Medical Medium series!The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers and their parents to millennials and even children, more and more people—women especially—are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, loss of libido, restless legs, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap.As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away—people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with "Hashimoto’s," "hypothyroidism," or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.In Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation, autoimmune disease, and dozens more symptoms and conditions, then offers a life-changing toolkit and many new recipes to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality. It’s an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it’s the approach that gets results.MORE on BOOK 3 of the MEDICAL MEDIUM SERIES:If you’ve struggled with any chronic health issue, you’re not alone—you are one among millions confronting the mysterious symptoms that medical communities have begun to connect with thyroid illness. Like so many, you want the greater truth about the thyroid.We’ve already waited 100-plus years for real insights from medical communities into thyroid problems, and they haven’t come. Even the most recent expert opinions don’t yet have a handle on what’s really behind your suffering. Hashimoto’s is not the body attacking itself. There’s more to thyroid cancer than we’re being told. You’re not hopeless if you don’t have a thyroid anymore. Thyroid illness should not be blamed on your genes. Today’s thyroid diagnoses do not explain your years of suffering with mystery symptoms.You shouldn’t have to wait another 10, 20, 30, or more years for scientific research to find the real answers. If you’re stuck in bed, dragging through your days, or feeling lost about your health, you shouldn’t have to go through one more day of it, let alone another decade. You shouldn’t have to watch your children go through it, either.The meaning behind today’s widespread thyroid illness is so much bigger than anyone has yet discovered—what you’re about to read is unlike any information you’ve ever seen. It’s time for you to take control and become a true thyroid expert. Discover the real reasons and the healing path for dozens of symptoms and conditions, including: •ACHES AND PAINS •ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION •AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE •BRAIN FOG AND FOCUS •CANCER •EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS •PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS •FATIGUE •MONONUCLEOSIS •FIBROMYALGIA AND CFS •HAIR THINNING AND LOSS •HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS •HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES •HEART PALPITATIONS •VERTIGO •HYPERTHYROIDISM •HYPOTHYROIDISM •MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS •MYSTERY WEIGHT GAIN •SLEEP DISORDERS •TINGLES AND NUMBNESS"Since reading Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, I have expanded my approach and treatments of thyroid disease and am seeing enormous value for patients. The results are rewarding and gratifying."— from the foreword by Prudence Hall, M.D., founder and medical director of The Hall Center
Hashimoto's Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back
Dr. Izabella Wentz, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, returns with a long-awaited, groundbreaking prescription to reverse the symptoms of this serious autoimmune condition that is becoming one of the country’s fastest growing diseases. More than thirty-five million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition—including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness—patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects. But there is a better way. Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value—and limitations—of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto’s Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better—in as fast as ninety days. Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease. The first step is a quick-start two-week detox that includes foods to eat and inflammatory foods to avoid, advice on supplements to support the liver, and an adrenal recovery plan. Next, readers create a personalized plan with foods, supplements, and other lifestyle interventions tailored to their body’s own unique Hashimoto’s triggers, which they can identify using self-tests included in the book. Hashimoto’s Protocol also features original recipes. Grounded in the latest science, Hashimoto’s Protocol is the first book to offer a proven protocol by an acknowledged expert in the field to treat this condition and help sufferers reclaim their lives.
Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health
“When I was in pharmacy school, I discovered that food has a profound impact on our healing and that what we put in our bodies will either heal us or make us sicker. In the same way that we use pharmaceuticals to impact our biology, we can use food as our medicine. I call this concept food pharmacology. Food is one of the most powerful tools in your healing journey.” - Dr. Izabella Wentz More than 35 million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—the country’s fastest-growing autoimmune disease, which affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. Many individuals with or without a formal diagnosis suffer daily symptoms, including chronic cough, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, persistent pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness. Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology combines Dr. Izabella Wentz’s revolutionary and proven approach to reversing thyroid symptoms with delicious, easy-to-use recipes that delight the taste buds while they heal the body. Inside you will discover: • 125 delicious and nutritious recipes for salads, smoothies, bone broths and crockpot and bibimbap-style meals, with thyroid-supporting nutrient details on every page • Over 100 stunning food and lifestyle photographs • Tips for revamping your kitchen and pantry • An FAQ for easy reference and quick answers • Easy-to-use, personalized meal plans and food rotation schedules to accommodate any diet Successfully transforming the lives of thousands, Dr. Izabella Wentz makes it easier than ever before to live a life free from the suffering of autoimmune disease.
Podcasts about Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Dr. Ruscio Radio: Can Food Allergy Testing Help Hashimoto's Hypothyroid
Can food allergy testing help Hashimoto’s hypothyroid? The answer is no. Fortunately, you can take steps to improve your digestive health and thus improve your thyroid. Let’s discuss a recent study which found that you don’t need to perform food allergy testing if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroid. We will also discuss the steps you can take to heal your thyroid through the gut-thyroid connection.
Dr. Ruscio Radio: The Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - SIBO Connection
A healthy gut is crucial for optimal thyroid health. The first study of its kind has shown those with SIBO have an increased risk of thyroid autoimmunity. This is good news and suggests that by improving your gut health you can have a healthier thyroid
Dr. Ruscio Radio: 4 Practical Tips for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis & Hypothyroid Symptoms
Hypothyroidism and thyroid autoimmunity are shrouded in fear and confusion, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple, evidence-based and practical strategies that can help you determine if you actually have hypothyroid or thyroid autoimmunity. It’s important to know if you have either of these, so you can act. It’s equally as important to know if you do not, so you can prevent unnecessary fear, testing and treatment
Meyers Detox: The Hashimoto's Protocol with Dr. Izabella Wentz
Dr. Izabella Wentz talks to us this week about her new book, The Hashimoto's Protocol. Learn what you can do to naturally reverse thyroid dysfunction
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