Soy and Hashimoto thyroiditis

Should SOY be avoided altogether in Hashimoto’s? There are four reasons why you should avoid soy: The problem with eating any food that you have an allergy or are sensitive to is that this will result in inflammation and interfere with the healing process. Most of the soy is genetically modified. Genetically modified soybeans contain high residues of glyphosate, which negatively influences our gut microbiota. Soy has phytates. And studies show that the phytates in[…]

Adrenal glands and Hashimoto’s

  Adrenal Glands The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and weigh just 5 grams each. But per gram of tissue the adrenals have one of the highest rates of blood flow and the highest concentration of vitamin C. There are two parts of the adrenal gland: cortex and medulla. The cortex produces the steroid hormones cortisol, dehydro epian drosterone (DHEA helps produce other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen) and aldosterone (which main[…]

Cold sensitivity and environmental sensitivity by Hashimoto thyroiditis

  In humans, body temperature is controlled by the thermoregulatory centre in the hypothalamus. Thyroid is controlling metabolic heat production. This process is called thermogenesis. Thyroid is playing a role of a thermostat, keeping constant temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, which is essential the processes in our body. When healthy, the thyroid dynamically reacts to changes in temperature. When unable to maintain proper body heat, this can lead to cold intolerance. When thyroid hormones are[…]

Weight loss, exercise and Hashimoto thyroiditis

  To provide you with an accurate advice for weight management, we need to know what causes your weight gain on first place, Arlana and Lisa. This may differ not just per person but also per period of your life (period of hormonal changes: pregnancy, (pre)menopause), development stage of Hashimoto’s (early stages more often changes in weight, weight loss, later: both thyroid hormones and inflammation) But, ok, I will concentrate on the 5 most important[…]

Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and how to manage them

  Today’s question is – TPOAb please explain what this test stands for and all about it, please! What are your top tips for Antibody reduction? I managed to reduce mine by 75% by cutting out gluten but I am struggling to get TPOAb below 550. Antibodies and autoimmunity Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses, and toxins. Antibodies even make cancer therapies. Thus, normally antibodies are a good thing. An[…]

Q & A: Iodine supplementation when having Hashimoto’s

  Thank you for your question, Pamela. Indeed there is some mixed opinions on this topic. Some research findings  provide evidence that iodine can cause health issues as thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions. Others show that iodine supplementation can lead to improvement in these conditions. My opinion is that both conclusions are correct in certain circumstances. What is the relationship between thyroid and iodine? Thyroid gland takes iodine, found in many foods, and convert it[…]

Hair loss and Hashimoto thyroiditis

  Hair is an unique character for all mammals but not on other animals. It has several functions: protection of the skin,  sensory function: sexual and social communication. Human hair could be classified as: – androgen-independent hair (i.e., eyebrows and lashes); – hair on hormone-dependent body regions (e.g. scalp, beard, chest, axilla, and pubic region), which consist of terminal hair shafts. Hair shaft can be used for diagnostic purpose and, in particular, for testing psychoactive[…]

Autoimmune diseases are sharing a common origin.

  Autoimmune  diseases  are  chronic  conditions that are caused by the loss of immunological tolerance to self-antigens. When we look at autoimmune diseases separately, most of them individually are rare. Thought collectively they are affecting many people and are a leading cause of death among young and middle-aged women. The group of autoimmune diseases is a heterogeneous group of disorders. Different  changes in the immune system lead to a range of syndromes that either target[…]

Autoimmune thyroiditis and psychiatric disorders

Recently, the connection between autoimmunity and psychiatric disorders has been discovered for various autoimmune diseases. Evidence is accumulating that some psychiatric disorders have an autoimmune basis. Study of German researchers team published this month at JAMA Psychiatry uses a sample of 36 174 participants, equally distributed between depression and anxiety. Patients with autoimmune thyroiditis, Hashimoto thyroiditis, or subclinical or overt hypothyroidism had an increased risk of developing symptoms of depression and anxiety or of receiving[…]

Baking soda can have a beneficial effect on your autoimmune condition

  Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is used in different areas of life: from cleaning your home, to mouth hygiene, and skin care. Do you know that baking soda can have an beneficial effect on your health? It can: relieve minor skin irritation and itching help to relieve heartburn, indigestion by neutralizing stomach acid help fight colds and flu lessen chemotherapy side effects Moreover, researchers at Augusta University show that drinking baking soda daily may[…]

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