Category «Thyroid»

Are Oxalates at the Root Cause of Your Thyroid Condition?

Preliminary research has tied oxalate build-up to thyroid disease, and while I’ve never had a problem with oxalates (knock on wood), other thyroid patients have reported oxalate issues. While oxalate build-up has been predominantly tied to kidney stone formation, a study of thyroid autopsies found that 79% of adults were found to have oxalate crystals …

The Four Best Probiotics For Hashimoto’s

The Role of the Gut When I was first searching for a healing plan for Hashimoto’s, I learned about the role of the gut in autoimmune disorders. According to research from Dr. Fasano and colleagues, every person with an autoimmune disorder has something called intestinal permeability, also knows as a “leaky gut.” This made a lot of …

Tips for 5 Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and Anxiety

The other day I was speaking to a wonderful woman who was struggling with anxiety. She had already seen some major improvements with her Hashimoto’s through the use of thyroid medications as well as eating a Paleo diet, yet she was still struggling with anxiety. I know this is a struggle for many of you, so …

What does it feel like to have thyroid disease?

“Confusing, exasperating, numbing, exhausting. It’s so incredibly hard on those that have it, as it is hard on those that love us. It’s hard to explain the feelings, the desperation, the weight gain, and the lack of intimacy, to those that have not experienced it first hand, it’s just hard.” “Sleeping in thick socks and …

MTHFR, Hashimoto’s And Nutrients

Genetic Effects on Nutrient Extraction Some individuals with Hashimoto’s may have a gene variation that prevents them from properly activating folic acid. This gene variation is present in up to 55% of the European populations, and some have been saying that this variation seems to be more common in those with hypothyroidism. The gene involved …

Top 10 Tips For Overcoming Hashimoto’s Fatigue

Get Your Energy Back Fatigue was the most debilitating symptom I experienced with Hashimoto’s. It started 8 years before I was finally diagnosed in 2009 after I got Mono (Epstein-Barr Virus) in college. I needed to sleep for 12 hours each night to be able to function, and by “function” I mean after hitting the …

Iodine and Hashimoto’s

However, this question keeps coming up, and I have seen iodine harm people with Hashimoto’s, so I feel the need to make this cautionary post about using iodine with Hashimoto’s. Donate Car for Tax Credit A reader wrote: “I was given Iodine for a short spurt and my TSH went up to 98 and my …

The 6 Most Important Nutrient Deficiencies in Hashimoto’s

I often talk about various root causes that can trigger Hashimoto’s. In summary, root causes can be categorized as: Food sensitivities Nutrient deficiencies Impaired ability to handle stress Impaired ability to handle toxins Chronic infections Intestinal permeability Some of the root causes can be somewhat elusive and may take a whole lot of digging, but …

Food Pharmacology for Hashimoto’s

There are six potential trigger types in Hashimoto’s: food sensitivities, nutrient depletions, an impaired ability to handle stress, an impaired ability to handle toxins, digestive issues, and chronic infections. Each person with Hashimoto’s will have his or her own combination of these unique root causes… Sell Annuity Payment One person may have a food sensitivity …