Hashimoto’s And Lupus Connection Explained

According to estimates, about 6% of patients with lupus also have hypothyroidism and 1% hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto's disease is the most common form of hypothyroidism in patients with lupus. This finding doesn't come as a surprise because both conditions are autoimmune diseases with a common etiology. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that can target almost any part of the body, especially the joints, lungs, heart, skin, blood, kidneys and brain. [Tweet "#Autoimmune #Hashimotos and … [Read more...]

Join Lupus Research Study And Explore Your DNA

Official description of the lupus research initiative: About 23andMe, Pfizer, and the Lupus Research Institute are collaborating to study the genetics of lupus in a research initiative that is designed to recruit and genotype 5,000 individuals from the U.S. who have the disease. The partners aim to discover the underlying genetics involved in lupus, with the hope that this knowledge will lead to new or improved treatments. Eligible enrollees will receive the 23andMe Personal Genome … [Read more...]

Why Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss In Women?

One of the most common complaints I hear from women with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's is hair loss. Thinning hair, bald patches and hair loss can be devastating because they not only affect how we look but also how we feel. As many as two thirds of women can experience hair loss during their life time. According to American Academy of Dermatology, about 40% of women have noticeable hair loss when they reach the age of forty. For many, hair problems are not only a cosmetic issue that makes … [Read more...]

Why Your Thyroid Makes You Lose Your Keys, Your Mind And Your Brain

If you have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's you have likely already experienced in many different ways how they affect your brain and cognitive function. Are you frequently losing everyday items like your keys or gloves or just cannot remember where you put your cell phone or an umbrella? Then you know what I mean... but losing your brain is so scary... [Tweet "Why your #thyroid makes you lose your keys, your mind and your brain"] Poor memory, depression, brain fog, fatigue, low … [Read more...]

Is Hypothyroidism The Biggest Medical Misdiagnosis Of All Times?

25th of May is traditionally a World Thyroid Day that aims to raise the awareness of thyroid disease. Approximately 750 million people worldwide are affected by thyroid disorders and this number is constantly increasing. As hypothyroidism reached epidemic proportions so did the medical ignorance and the amount of people who remain undiagnosed and undertreated. [Tweet "The consequences of undertreated #hypothyroidism are bigger than you may think"] Do you know that preventable medical … [Read more...]

A New Research Initiative To Study Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Pfizer’s Director of Precision Medicine, Dr. Kenneth Eugene Hung This summer 23andMe launched a new research initiative to study Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 23andMe has the good fortune to be collaborating with Pfizer on this study. Pfizer brings a wealth of experience and a great team of scientists to help in this work. Among those is Pfizer’s director of precision medicine, Kenneth Eugene Hung, who is both an MD and a PhD. At Pfizer, Dr. Hung has spent the last two years working as a … [Read more...]

Why IBD Patients Are NOT Helpless Victims Of Their Genetics

  A special diet, surgery or medication... which IBD treatment is right for you? Recent research studies say your genes will have the answer. In fact, your genetics can help to explain a common phenomenon why people with IBD who get the same treatment get different results: some patients improve while others do not. [Tweet "Discover why #IBD patients are NOT helpless victims of their #genetics"] Based on clinical, radiologic and endoscopic findings, Inflammatory bowel disease … [Read more...]

Attention If You Have IBD: Crohn’s Disease Or Ulcerative Colitis (here is your chance)

A couple of weeks ago I published an article on how using genetic testing can help exclude the possibility of you ever to develop celiac disease in your life. This means that 87% of people with autoimmune Hashimoto's disease who don't have certain genes will with a 99.9% accuracy never have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and may not need to go gluten-free to improve their thyroid health. You can solve your painful dilemma if you have to go gluten-free or not by understanding your … [Read more...]

Why You May NOT Need Gluten-Free Diet To Recover From Hashimoto’s Disease

Gluten is a well known trigger of celiac disease. It also has been linked to many other autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. In fact, 10% patients with celiac disease have Hashimoto’s and 13% patients with Hashimoto’s also have celiac. Based on these findings many holistic practitioners and some doctors suggest to people with autoimmune thyroid disease to adopt a gluten-free diet and some even insist on a strict patient’s compliance in order to see … [Read more...]

Guess What? Supplement Resistant Anemia Is Curable

According to one recent study: 43% of people with hypothyroidism have it. 39% of people with subclinical hypothyroidism have it. Other studies found out that up to 73.2% of people with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease have it. In fact, anemia is often a first sign that a person has a low thyroid function. So what are the chances that you as a thyroid patient may have it too? Pretty high… And yet most people are unaware that anemia affects their energy, memory, … [Read more...]

This Is Making Thyroid Patients Sicker Every Single Day

...and you are one of them if you have Hashimoto's, Graves any other autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia or digestive issues. If you follow my blog for some time you know that I am not a big proponent of Paleo diet and Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. The reason is simple... While it may be helpful to some people Autoimmune Paleo Protocol didn't work for me Here is why: ▪ I failed to heal my intestine because a restrictive diet alone wasn't enough for me to repair the … [Read more...]

If You Have This Bug You Want To Get Rid Of It

Helicobacter Pylori or short H pylori is one of the most common worldwide human infections. It can be found in your stomach, digestive tract, oral cavities and dental plucks and is considered as a pathogenic infection that is classified as group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Besides causing many digestive disorders Helicobacter pylori is known to be one of environmental triggers of autoimmunity and leading causes of both … [Read more...]

Reverse Diabetes With A Bold New Dietary Approach

The diabetes epidemic is comparable and has a lot in common with thyroid disease: millions have it and even more people remain undiagnosed. Both hypothyroidism and diabetes are growing at an alarming rate and with the current state of medical care that only manages the symptoms and doesn’t offer a cure, the situation only gets worse. The truth is that there are many doctors and medical professionals who successfully reverse diabetes using alternative nutritional treatments that work for … [Read more...]

3 Thyroid Related Causes Of Low Back Pain You Need To Know

The symptoms of hypothyroidism can be quite varied from person to person; some may even seem unrelated to thyroid problems and therefore dismissed as irrelevant. However, if a connection to the thyroid is overlooked, any treatment with medication can be ineffective. Many thyroid patients do not realize that the persistent low back pain may be related to hypothyroidism. Often, it becomes chronic because the source of the pain has not been correctly identified. To know how to deal with low … [Read more...]

Would You Like Dr. Drew To Be Your Doctor?

Think again. Recently Dr. Drew interviewed actress Jennifer Esposito on his show where she was invited to talk about celiac disease. The interview turned to be truly astounding and shocking not only to the viewers who have celiac disease but also for people with any chronic illness or debilitating health conditions. Jennifer has been struggling with unexplained symptoms and getting a diagnosis for 19 years until four years ago she was finally diagnosed with celiac disease. It was a long … [Read more...]

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