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Have you experienced a serious life event before age of 14?

  When a child experiences a serious life event (e.g. death and illness, divorce/separation, conflicts between adults, new adult in the family, unemployment) at any time during the first 14 years of life, he/she has an increased risk of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes independent of heredity, heredity for type 2 diabetes, mother’s pregnancy age, the parents’ education level, whether the mother worked part time before the child’s birth and the childhood body-mass index[…]

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Fibromyalgia and thyroid

  Fibromyalgia is a systemic disorder. It is a global pain syndrome generated by the nervous system. Be aware that symptoms of musculoskeletal pain can be caused by medical conditions (autoimmune disorders), metabolic disorders (hypothyroidism, food allergies/sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies), mental conditions (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks). Muscle symptoms are a frequent found in thyroid diseases. There are significant similarities between noninflammatory joint diseases and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction. Fibromyalgia patients have some[…]

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Subclinical Hashimoto thyroiditis?

By subclinical Hashimoto thyroiditis patients have raised TSH level and normal level of serum thyroid hormones. In most of the cases increased antibodies are also present. Those patients are more opt to coronary heart disease, psychiatric disorders, and pregnancy problems. Diagnosing on time those subclinical cases with slight hypothyroidism and properly treating them is essential in order to slow down the progression of the disease and But how to spot those subclinical cases if there[…]

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Early diagnosis of Hashimoto thyroiditis

Early diagnosis of Hashimoto thyroiditis is essential! A bioassay technology is available, which enables to quickly diagnose autoimmune thyroiditis in just a few days via thyroid-blocking immunoglobulin (TBI) detecting method. In autoimmune thyroiditis, thyroid-blocking immunoglobulin (TBI), prevents or blocks the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) from binding to its own receptor (TSHR). This event stops the intracellular signalling cascade required for the production and secretion of thyroid hormones.

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More than 2 billion people are affected by low dietary selenium intake.

Selenium is essential for our health. It is an powerful antioxidant and supports our immune system. Furthermore it is vital for the synthesis of many proteins. Even very small selenium deficiency may contribute to the development as well as maintenance of autoimmune thyroid diseases. Most affected are agricultural areas of Europe and India, China, southern South America, southern Africa and the south-western United States. Research shows that selenium supplementation improves the inflammatory activity in patients[…]

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Are your TPOAb positive and considering to become pregnant?

Are your TPOAb positive and considering to become pregnant? Have you developed postpartum mood disorder? Recent study published in Frontiers in Endocrinilogy states that postpartum thyroiditis is more likely to occur in pregnant thyroid autoantibodies positive women compared to negative women. Concerning positivity for TPOAb, approximately 10% of pregnant women are TPOAb positive, and around one-third to half of them will develop postpartum thyroiditis within 12 months after delivery. At least 2–3% of women have[…]

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Interleukin-17 and inflammation

Interleukin-17 is a cytokine (small proteins important by the cell signalling) whcih helps protecting against extracellular bacterial and fungal infections. It plays important role in inflammation. Though, when produced in excess, it contributes to chronic inflammation associated with many inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, as Hashimoto thyroiditis. What can we do to contribute to the balance? Some examples are: – Learn what causes us chronic stress and reprogram our response – Bring our body to its[…]

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Memory and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is considered to have detrimental effects on the brain and consequently on the memory. There is controversial evidence that the treatment of hypothyroidism may be associated with definite recovery of overall neurocognitive functioning. Currently published study on memory and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis under levothyroxine treatment, examines healthy participants with positive instructions, healthy participants with negative instructions, Hashimoto patients with positive instructions, and Hashimoto patients with negative instructions. The study did not detect any[…]

Breakthrough First-in-Human Study Shows Vagus Nerve Stimulation Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Inhibits Cytokine Production

We are living in an exciting time! The Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam showed that targeting the inflammatory reflex may reduce inflammation of reumatoid arthritus. The direct correlation between vagus nerve stimulation and the suppression of several key cytokines like TNF as well as reduced autoimmune signs and symptoms demonstrates proof of mechanism, which might be relevant for other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases as Hashimoto thyroiditis as well.  

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Stroke in Hashimoto thyroiditis patients

There has been a discussion about the increased risk of stroke in Hashimoto thyroiditis patients. The research findings of a big cohort study point out that this risk is slightly increased for this group of patients. And the risk is due to thyroid hormone deficiency rather than a cumulative effect of autoimmune pathology. Screening and early diagnosis of Hashimoto thyroiditis are essential!

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Listening to ‘Weigtless’ song reduces anxiety by up to 65 %

Sound therapies have been popular for long as a way of relaxing and restoring our health. Researchers wanted to know what kind of music induces the greatest state of relaxation. What they found is that the song “Weightless” results in 65 % reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and 35 % reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. Enjoy! But be careful when and where you are going to listen to it. This song will lead[…]

Na-nose

An international team of 56 researchers in five countries has confirmed a hypothesis first proposed by the ancient Greeks – that different diseases are characterized by different “chemical signatures” identifiable in breath samples. The Na-Nose can detect 17 different diseases including cancer from the breath and are developing Sniffphone for disease detection through a Smartphone. We are living in an exciting time! You can read more here: https://www.businessinsider.nl/disease-breathalyzer-detec…/…

Webinar “Placebo effect in autoimmune disorders” with Prof. Anderea Evers

1 What is placebo effect? Is placebo simply influenced by our experience and perception? Can placebo cure health disorders as autoimmune disorders? These and many other topics will be discussed during our April webinar with prof. Andrea Evers – a leading expert in psychoneurobiology of somatic complaints  and conditions (e.g., chronic inflammatory conditions), with particular emphasis on placebo effects, stress mechanisms, and treatments. Are you interested attending this webinar? There are just limited places available.[…]

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Hashimoto.help is selected for the Brightlands Innovation Factory program

Congratulations! Hashimoto.help is named as a Bright company and a creator of tomorrow. On 26th October on the Fall 2016 Venture Expert Day, Dr. Anna Huysse gave a pitch and presented Hashimoto.help to an audience filled with expertise.     If you want to know more about Brightlands Innovation Factory, watch the video below and follow the link: http://www.brightlands.com/              

Women Economic Forum: European Union reinventing itself, Women empowerment and inclusion

1 2 Dr. Anna Huysse has been invited as a speaker at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) – European Union reinventing itself, Women empowerment and inclusion in Den Haag, where she brought attention to the burden of autoimmune diseases. The Women Economic Forum focused on the current challenges facing the integration of the European Union. WEF believes the way forward is for the EU to reinvent itself into a more collaborative, more inclusive and more[…]

Hashimoto: reset your immune system

            The first training from the series ‘Hashimoto: reset your immune system’ is now available online: Hashimoto’s heart. A mixture of many factors is often the cause of misbalance and autoimmune diseases as Hashimoto. The last scientific insights show us that consciousness and emotions are states of the body, in particular, the immune system. This training is not about medical tests, medicines, supplements, and healthy diet. It is not about[…]

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