Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a disease that I see a lot amongst my female clients, although some of the males we’ve worked with have also suffered with it.
As a thyroid patient myself who spent over a decade studying this condition, I’m excited to talk about strategies to help you reverse Hashimoto’s Thyroditis naturally.
What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your throat. It serves as the body’s thermostat, continuously regulating things like temperature, hunger levels and energy expenditure.
Thyroid problems can cause a wide variety of symptoms.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis affects 14 million people in the United States alone, making it the most common thyroid disorder in America. (1)
The American Thyroid Association reports that one in eight women in the United States is impacted by a thyroid disorder at some point during their lifetime. (2)
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder, which means your body attacks it’s own thyroid.
If you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, you are at a higher risk of developing other autoimmune disorders and, to a lesser extent, a specific form of thyroid cancer.
Other autoimmune diseases that can happen due to Hashimoto’s include Addison’s disease, (3) which can result in an adrenal crisis and damage adrenal glands.
It can also result in Lupus and arthritis.
I talk about it in this video:
Symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Generally speaking, people suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis will display more than one symptom and they can include:
- Fatigue and sluggishness
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Low libido
- Pale, dry skin
- A puffy face
- Hair loss
- Hoarse voice
- Unexplained weight gain
- Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
- Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
Causes of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
According to the mainstream medical establishment there are no known actual causes of underactive thyroid.
However, in the alternative health niche, we know that there are various factors that can result in someone suffering with Hashimoto’s, including:
- Unhealthy diets
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Compromised gut health
- Gluten sensitivity
Treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
The treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is oral administration of thyroid hormones to maintain normal levels.
Patients with Hashimoto’s are typically given no hope of treating their condition naturally, and are put on medication for the rest of their life.
Whilst medication is necessary for some people and it will influence lab results, a lot of people will still keep on suffering with having low thyroid symptoms, even whilst taking medication.
Medication can also come with side effects, including headaches, sleep problems (insomnia), irritability, and sweating.
Having raised thyroid TSH levels can cause damage to your thyroid, so it’s not the kind of condition that you can just leave unattended.
So what can you do? You want to make sure that you take all the necessary steps to reverse Hashimoto’s, which can be achieved in a space of 3-6 months if you follow the right program.
Reversing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with your diet.
One study found that diets eliminating animal products have rarely been associated with having hypothyroidism. (4)
What’s more, they can actually help protect against autoimmune disease.
Researchers concluded that a vegan diet tended to be associated with a lower risk of hypothyroid disease.
Plant-based diets don’t contain milk, butter and eggs, which can trigger autoimmune responses.
This lifestyle can help you reduce inflammation and promote gut health, which is vital when it comes to healing Hashimoto’s.
Already eating healthy, but still got Hashimoto’s?
While changing your diet is a really important first step that can greatly help, if you do not see your condition reversing within 3-6 months, then you need to do further healing work.
Personally, even after 4 years on a fully raw vegan diet, I still had raised thyroid anti-bodies, which made me realise that I needed to search for more answers.
I’ve seen very good results among my clients when we used a plant-based diet, along with other lifestyle modifications, including further cleansing and supplementation.
So if you’re already eating healthy, but are still not seeing results with your thyroid condition, that means you just need to keep digging deeper and work on restoring your gut health further, as well as working on other possible underlying causes of your condition.
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