searching for the causes of Hashimoto’s disease. the key to healing

searching for the causes of Hashimoto's disease. the key to healing

The number one cause of hypothyroidism is the thyroid autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s. The majority of my Hypothyroid Mom readers have Hashimoto’s, but most do not know it. The thyroid antibodies for Hashimoto’s (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies & Thyroglobulin Antibodies) are often not tested in mainstream medicine. Even when thyroid antibodies are tested and a patient is diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, the only treatment by mainstream medicine is thyroid hormone replacement medication. Hashimoto’s is more than a thyroid condition, it is an autoimmune disease. The underlying cause(s) of Hashimoto’s will vary for each patient and healing happens when the cause of that person’s Hashimoto’s is discovered.
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zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

zonulin, leaky gut, gluten, autoimmune disease & thyroid: this pioneering researcher tells all

The day this national leading expert agreed to be interviewed by phone, I had goose bumps on my arms.

I love how Dr. Fasano made it so easy to understand what can be very complex topics. I was so inspired by our interview that I created images too.

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Dysbiosis and Thyroid Dysfunction. All Roads Lead To The Microbiome.

Dysbiosis and Thyroid Dysfunction. All Roads Lead to the Microbriome.

There are trillions of bacteria in your gut that play a vital role in thyroid health, yet the microbiome is so often overlooked in the treatment of hypothyroidism.
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Leaky Gut: The missing piece in many Autoimmune Diseases, like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Leaky Gut: The missing piece in many Autoimmune Diseases, like Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

When I first heard the term “leaky gut” I recall thinking, “What the heck is that?”

Treatment for leaky gut would turn out to be one of the key pieces to my thyroid success story.
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A Different View on a Common Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

A Different View on a Common Autoimmune Disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

I read this paper published in Naturopathic Currents an evidence-based publication for the Naturopathic profession in April 2014. The author Dr. Fiona McCulloch wrote a review of the most current research on the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I was fascinated and reached out to Dr. McCulloch about her findings.

Thank you to Naturopathic Currents and Dr. Fiona McCulloch for permission to repost it here at Hypothyroid Mom.

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10 Signs You Have A Thyroid Problem And 10 Solutions For It

10 Signs You Have a Thyroid Problem & 10 Solutions For It

This doctor has struggled with thyroid disease herself.

You can only truly understand what we go through with thyroid disease if you’ve lived it yourself.

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Is Yeast Overgrowth Destroying Your Thyroid Health? The Hidden Epidemic

Is Yeast Overgrowth Destroying Your Thyroid Health?I remember noticing all of a sudden that my regular 28-day menstrual cycles shifted to 25-days at age 42. I had just taken a round of antibiotics and didn’t think much of the connection. Those 25-day cycles became my norm and I figured that I was entering perimenopause on my way to menopause. Unpleasant symptoms included bloating and massive hair loss.

At age 47, I visited a functional medicine physician who did comprehensive lab testing including stool testing and let me know that I had candida in my gut. I started an herbal treatment that included Caprylic Acid and Oil of Oregano and voila my cycles magically shifted back to 28-days and my hair slowly shed less and less.

It all finally made sense. The broad spectrum antibiotic that I had taken all those years ago eliminated much of my normal bacteria in my gut. What I didn’t realize at that time was how important it is to take a probiotic when you take an antibiotic to help maintain the body’s normal levels of “friendly” bacteria. Oral antibiotics can dramatically increase Candida levels in the intestinal tract. That Candida in my gut actually had the power to shift my sex hormone levels too!

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