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...]

Why Thyroid Tests Can Be Tricky

We often hear that thyroid disease is easy to diagnose and simple to treat. All you need is a simple blood test and it doesn't matter what the other numbers are because hypothyroidism treatment is the same no matter what the cause is. Then why do so many people remain undiagnosed, undertreated and mistreated? The reality is that hypothyroidism is more complicated than that. The best way to eliminate hypothyroid symptoms is to get a proper diagnosis to correct the underlying problem The … [Read more...]

How Estrogen Dominance Can Ruin Your Thyroid Health

In the medical world high estrogen levels refer to the estrogen dominance which is a condition where the amount of estrogen is not balanced by a sufficient amount of progesterone. Estrogen is a "female" hormone that occurs naturally in both men and women. There are three major types of estrogen: estradiol, estrone and estriol that are produced in the proportion 15/15/70 by the woman’s body. All three hormones are necessary for optimal health, however high levels of estrogen can cause many … [Read more...]

How To Stop Autoimmune Attack On Your Thyroid

Conventional medicine continues to treat Hashimoto’s disease without taking into consideration that it is an autoimmune condition. Shifting of the immune system is the underlying cause of the autoimmune disease when the body’s immune system becomes imbalanced. It is impossible to stop the autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland without understanding the fundamentals and re-balancing the immune system. Two levels of immune response The immune system is composed of white blood cells which build … [Read more...]

Women And Low Thyroid Best Tests

Lab tests help to identify the thyroid problem and make necessary changes to restore the thyroid function. Evaluation of the symptoms combined with appropriate lab testing is the best approach to make a diagnosis. Thyroid tests are recommended for anyone who: suspects thyroid problem, has symptoms of thyroid disease, has a family member with thyroid condition, is a teenage girl who have delayed onset of menstruation, is pregnant, trying to get pregnant or has recently given … [Read more...]

Autoimmune Disease – 3 Secret Blood Tests

This is a guest post from Dr. Brady Hurst, Clinic Director at True Health Labs Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system attacks healthy tissue. These diseases are quickly becoming a major global health problem. The top 10 that are most common in the United States are: Hashimoto's Disease (Hypothyroidism) Graves' Disease (Hyperthyroidism) Rheumatoid Arthritis (Joints) Lupus (Multiple tissues) Sjogren's Syndrome (Eyes, Skin, and Mouth) Celiac Disease (Gut) Psoriasis (Skin and … [Read more...]

Say goodbye to your skin rash

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten induced extremely itchy and blistering rash. About 25% of patients with celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis have dermatitis herpetiformis. The blisters appear on the elbows, knees, face, scalp, trunk, buttocks and occasionally within the mouth. The lesions are symmetrically diffused and are slow to heal. The predominant symptoms are itching and burning that is rapidly relieved when the blisters rupture. This disease is usually found in patients 30 … [Read more...]

All you need to know about Hashimoto’s disease

Hakaru Hashimoto is a Japanese physician who was first to describe the condition in a German paper in 1912. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland and sometimes referred to as Hashimoto’s disease, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and autoimmune thyroiditis. Hashimoto's thyroiditis results from the malfunction of the immune system. The thyroid antibodies attack the thyroid gland causing swelling and inflammation.  The healthy cells and tissue are slowly destroyed and … [Read more...]

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