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Gluten and dairy can be addictive for people with Hashimoto’s

Scientists have proven what many with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism have learned the hard way: Gluten, dairy, and processed foods trigger addictive responses in the same way commonly abused drugs do. The more processed (i.e., high carb) and fatty a food is, the more likely it is to cause addiction, and the most addictive foods contain cheese, […]

Boost SIgA levels to better manage Hashimoto’s

In the midst of flu season, many people’s attention turns to the flu vaccine. But there is a way to improve your immunity against not only the flu, but also other viruses, bacterial infections, yeasts, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, and even Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism flares. The secret lies in what immunologist Aristo Vojdani, PhD calls nature’s […]

Increase in Hashimoto’s rates linked to leaky gut

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland, is one of the most prevalent diseases today, affecting predominantly women. Traditionally, autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s were thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but research increasingly shows that while genetics play a role, intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, […]

Functional blood testing more useful with Hashimoto’s

Have you ever had obvious low thyroid symptoms but your lab tests came back normal? Many such patients, the majority of them women, are told it’s simply stress, aging, or depression. The problem is most doctors use lab ranges on blood tests when functional ranges provide more clues that explain the symptoms of conditions such […]

Instant Pot: Great for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism protocol

The beauty of functional medicine to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is it puts your health journey in your hands. The curse of functional medicine is that eating healthy takes more time, which can feel stressful. Enter the Instant Pot, a relatively new kitchen appliance that is simple to use, makes it easy to stick to a […]

Don’t believe the sugar industry’s lies if you have Hashimoto’s

A new investigation reveals the sugar industry successfully blamed fat for heart disease using skewed science, when sugar is the main culprit. This corporate deceit triggered more than 50 years of a nutritional “low-fat” policy that helped make Americans the fattest and most chronically ill population on the planet, thanks to diets high in sugars […]

Exercise makes good gut bacteria when you have Hashimoto’s

We’re learning what a vital role good gut bacteria play in immune health, brain health, mood, gut health, and, of course, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism management. We also know that the best way to beef up your good gut bacteria when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is through eating lots of different kinds of vegetables and fruits every […]

Canola oil worsens memory; avoid if you have Hashimoto’s

We’ve long been pitched canola’s health benefits. After all, Whole Foods uses it in all their prepared foods and many vegetarian and vegan products proudly promote it as a feature ingredient. But when scientists, who had shown the brain benefits of olive oil in mice, decided to run the same studies with canola oil, they […]

The importance of keeping a food diary for Hashimoto’s

If you want to ensure success in managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism with the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet, studies show keeping a food diary can help with your success sticking to the diet. We know this from weight loss studies, in which those who kept a food diary lost 30 to 50 percent more weightthan those who […]

Balancing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism with raising children

Because women make up the majority of those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this means many sufferers of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism are also raising children. It’s common for women to feel disappointed or inferior because they are not the kind of mom they had envisioned. But the perfect mom is an unattainable myth, and it’s possible your Hashimoto’s […]