The immune system plays an important role in decision making preferences

  Among the variables that impact the risks and costs associated with waiting for later rewards is the internal, physical condition of the body. When healthy, we are less in need of immediate resources to manage a metabolically costly response to infection, injury, or disease. We are more likely to survive into the future to realize delayed rewards. Though, when sick, current energy demands are higher, and the future is relatively less certain. When having[…]

Removing tonsils and an increased risk of autoimmune disease

                              Tonsils play an important role in our immune system. Tonsils are a pair of lymphoid tissues located at the rear of the throat and function as the first defence against bacteria and virus. The underlying component of B cells in the germinal centers of the tonsil is activated when a pathogen is present. Studies show that the pre-existing antigen-specific IgA[…]

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Childhood adversity impacts adult health

                    Children who experience chronic stressors are vulnerable to emotional and physical health problems during their entire life. An adverse early life environment can induce changes on behavioural and metabolic responses later in life. Childhood adversity has been linked to elevated rates of morbidity and mortality from a number of chronic diseases. Physiological   and   biomolecular   studies   are   increasingly  establishing  how  childhood  exposure  to  chronic   stress   leads  […]

Keep goiter from getting any bigger by Hashimoto’s

                            This is Shelley’s question: ‘I’ve been taking Synthroid for 2 years, and my goitre has grown larger anyways. Will I need surgery or are there other things to try to keep my goiter from getting any bigger? I feel like I’m not getting enough air when I lay down at night.’ Dear Shelley, please, understand that due to liability issues, I[…]

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[…]

Do you know that there are different variants of Hashimoto thyroiditis?

  For long Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has been characterized as a well-defined clinicopathologic entity. Though nowadays it is considered a heterogeneous disease (has several etiologies). There are different variants of Hashimoto thyroiditis: – fibrous, fibrous atrophic (Ord’s disease), or goitrous forms – IgG4 thyroiditis Thyroid autoantibody levels differ between goitrous and atrophic thyroiditis in that inhibitory TSH receptor antibodies are higher in Ord’s thyroiditis. These antibodies block cAMP (a messenger, used for intracellular signal transduction) production[…]

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