My Hashimoto’s story

Marina Gutner, PhDIf you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis the odds are you know very well that taking thyroid medication may still leave you with numerous symptoms to battle.  Let’s face it, it is difficult to find a conventional doctor who wishes to explore more instead of just giving you prescription for a thyroid medication or an antidepressant.

A lot of patients are not satisfied with this “solution” and start to look for a trusted source of information on their thyroid condition. If you are one of them, stop looking. This blog is for you!

On the blog, I am sharing the results of my extensive research on facts and treatments as well as my personal practical experiences on improving quality of life in people with Hashimoto’s disease.

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism in 2004 and was put on T4-only synthetic thyroid medication. It took a couple of years until my health began to deteriorate and I found myself in a critical condition. Due to severe fatigue, low blood pressure, brain fog and memory problems I was unable to function and had to stop working. In my early 30s I was so sick that I was practically unable to perform basic daily tasks.

Trying to find the solution for my health issues, as many of you I was going from one doctor to another (GPs, endos, thyroidologists,  naturopaths, chiropractors and other specialists). Most doctors I went to could not find any obvious reasons for my rising symptoms and those who continued did not have the necessary knowledge to manage the disease. If you have been suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis for some time now you probably are in the same situation yourself.

I used my professional experience as a researcher in the field of natural science and started to investigate on my own. To my surprise in a lot of books and publications written by medical professionals, I found that their treatment for Hashimoto’s disease is… simple: “You just take the thyroid replacement hormone and your symptoms will be relieved in several weeks.” That may be the case for some people, however, not for the majority of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients.

Your body is a complicated mechanism where all parts of it influenced by each other. Many other glands and environmental factors affect function of thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s disease is a complex health issue that is closely connected with your immune system, adrenals, hormonal imbalances, blood sugar, diet and food sensitivities to name a few. Current conventional treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis does not address all these factors and consequently patients are left on their own with multiple health issues and symptoms.

What about you? Is your current treatment working for you? If you are on thyroid medication and still not feeling well, keep reading. This blog is about to provide you with a thorough researched information about Hashimoto’s disease, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue and related conditions so you can better understand your diagnosis and make informed treatment decision to find your way to feel well again.

T4-only medication is NOT the only choice you have. It does NOT cure hypothyroidism and does NOT address the underlying cause of your health issues. Using a special thyroid diet and supporting the adrenals I was able to recover from a severe adrenal insufficiency and reduce the high dose of thyroid medication in half.

In June 2015 I was featured on CBS News, Fox, ABC and NBC as a top professional in natural and alternative hypothyroidism treatment education.

On this blog I will share with you how exactly I did it. A good place to start is my Hypothyroidism Diet Guide which is absolutely free.

Be Well,

Marina Gutner, PhD

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