7 Huge Improvements That Happen To Hashimoto’s Patients On Elimination Diet

Many people with autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease wonder what they can do to see their symptoms improve quickly. This is especially challenging when you were told that no treatment is necessary because you have Hashimoto’s without hypothyroidism. When Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is diagnosed at an early stage but a person hasn’t developed hypothyroidism just yet, conventional medical doctors often choose a “wait and watch” approach and don’t prescribe any treatment. However, many patients already … [Read more...]

4 Hypothyroid Symptoms – One Solution And Why 99% Of Doctors Treat It Wrong

Did you know that insomnia, food cravings, fatigue and inability to stick long-term with low carb no sugar diets are the most common effects of hypothyroidism? I am not surprised because I struggled with all of them too until I discovered that all these four major hypothyroid symptoms can be resolved by correcting one underlying problem. The number one root cause of all these symptoms is much deeper than you may think and 99% of doctors and practitioners focus on the wrong thing when they … [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 back in 2012 when I tried it for 8 months Here is why: ▪ I failed to heal my intestine because a restrictive diet … [Read more...]

How To Become Thyroid Symptom-Free

An ultimate goal of any hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's treatment is to become thyroid symptom-free and live a happier healthier life despite thyroid disease. However, I often see that both patients and doctors focus more on the patient's lab test results hoping that optimizing TSH, T4, T3 and other labs will bring desired outcome. In fact, many spend years to find a better brand of thyroid medication, optimize their dose and bring their lab results into the "normal ranges". While this … [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...]

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. [Tweet "How to stop #autoimmune attack on your #thyroid"] Two levels of immune response The … [Read more...]

How To Use Vitamin B12 For More Energy When You Are Hypothyroid

Many hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's patients have a hard time to restore their health and energy levels even when they are taking thyroid medication. The truth is that most patients also have other imbalances that come together with thyroid problems and can affect their energy. If you feel constantly tired it may be the result of a vitamin B12 deficiency that is so common in thyroid patients. [Tweet "#Thyroid Tip: How To Use Vitamin B12 For More Energy When Your Are … [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...]

5 Anti-Thyroid Side Effects Of Antibiotics You Need To Know

Drugs are not always the answer, especially when it comes to a compromised immune system in people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. Antibiotics have been used for decades as a medication that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. This class of drugs is among the most frequently prescribed medications today. They are useful in the treatment of infections, pneumonia, allergies and skin problems. Thousands of children, adults and animals are being treated with antibiotics every year and … [Read more...]

Don’t Take These Drugs Without Knowing How They May Affect Your Thyroid

Several commonly used drugs can affect thyroid function and interact with thyroid medication. In fact, they are commonly encountered in medical practice because levothyroxine is widely prescribed as are many other of the interacting drugs. If you are taking any type of thyroid medication you must be aware of these interactions and prevent any side effects from occurring. 4 Ways How Drug Interactions Can Affect Your Thyroid 1. Some drugs can trigger a thyroid disease Antibiotics are … [Read more...]

A Better Way To Treat Selenium Deficiency In Thyroid Patients

In recent years selenium got more attention as a hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s treatment option because of its involvement in the thyroid hormone pathway and protective role against autoimmune thyroid disease. In fact, selenium concentration is higher in the thyroid gland than in any other organ in the body making it an important factor in thyroid hormone production and metabolism. Many research studies demonstrated benefits of selenium for thyroid health and showed that it can help … [Read more...]

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...]

3 Facts About Thyroid Cancer All Women Need To Know

Thyroid cancer in women is a difficult subject to talk about because cancer is very emotional. It is a battle of your body and spirit that triggers mixed emotions of fear, denial and despair. A diagnosis always comes unexpectedly, however it doesn't mean that thyroid cancer has suddenly developed. It means that you were living with it for some time without even knowing you have it and now your whole world has changed. All patients who get a diagnosis of thyroid cancer are shocked and there … [Read more...]

How Much Thyroid Damage Can Fluoride Actually Do?

You probably already know how important it is for your thyroid that you drink clean water every day. In many areas in the North America and other parts of the world the water that comes out of your tap is contaminated with harmful heavy metals, fluoride, xenoestrogens, petroleum chemicals, and even traces of prescription drugs that are in the water supply. Unfortunately, buying bottled water can get expensive, but also creates an enormous amount of waste that fills our landfills … [Read more...]

Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal Thyroid Story

I don't really talk about this very often, because it's pretty painful for me to revisit this time and think about it today... ...but about 11 years ago right after my second sinus surgery I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease. Finally, there was an explanation to my weight gain, fatigue and lack of energy. [Tweet "Sick, Scared And Desperate: A Personal #Thyroid Story"] While this was just the beginning of my healing journey, at the same time I found … [Read more...]