Hashimoto’s is more than just hypothyroidism.
Most patients with Hashimoto’s will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to the “typical” hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue, and constipation.
The body becomes stuck in a chronic state of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities.
This cycle is interrelated and reinforces itself through a positive feedback loop, meaning the cycle is self-sustaining and will continue causing more and more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart.
Unfortunately, simply adding thyroid supplement to the mix will not result in full recovery for most thyroid patients. Additionally, supporting just the thyroid may weaken the adrenals and immune balance, which will, in turn, perpetuate the vicious cycle.
The lifestyle interventions I have researched and tested dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We start with removing triggers and follow with repairing the other broken systems to restore equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself. I will be posting blog posts on how to do just that over the next few weeks (so be sure to subscribe!), but it’s complicated, that’s why I wrote my 300+ page book, Hashimoto’s The Root Cause, to help people rebuild their health.
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