One The Most Harmful Thing You Could Ever Do To Your Thyroid.
In the United States 90 percent of hypothyroid cases are due to Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Many patients who faithfully take thyroid hormone replacement therapy, fail to feel good again, because the underlying mechanism behind all of their thyroid symptoms is rooted in their very own immune system.
It’s a shame and that’s why I am dedicated to helping patients with autoimmune thyroid improve their health with my Holistic Thyroid Treatment.
Hashimoto’s can lead to other autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune thyroid is a terrible condition. Hashimoto’s Occurs when your immune system is attacking and destroying your thyroid tissue. An autoimmune condition is defined as a destructive immune system attack on a part of your body. In the case of stubborn hypothyroid symptoms (often with normal TSH and T4 blood tests) the immune system is most likely attacking your thyroid gland.
Remember, your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism. ALL OF IT! Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (aka. Autoimmune Thyroid) is the number one cause of low thyroid in the United States. When your immune system is relentlessly attacking your thyroid, you will eventually have abnormal thyroid function and will need to take thyroid replacement hormone for life. Taking thyroid hormones when you need them is very important, but if you never address the triggers we talked about earlier your fuel tank will always be empty!
Certain tests need to be run for proper thyroid function assessment–not just TSH or free T3 or free T4. There are specific antibodies called TPO and TGB antibodies. If these antibody tests are positive, you have an autoimmune thyroid. My guess is that if your doctor has not tested you for antibodies against your Thyroid than they are still outdated model of assessing the thyroid.
There are many other tests that need to be run for adequate thyroid function assessment, but these are the two big ones to determine if you have autoimmune thyroid. If you have autoimmune thyroid, you have to find out why you are autoimmune. Not addressing the underlying causes can lead to your immune system to attack other tissues in your body.
How do you know if you have autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s)? Why would your immune system be attacking your thyroid?
Hypothyroidism is an immune System disorder affecting over 90% of Hypothyroid cases.
In the United States 90 percent of hypothyroid cases are due to Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. A simple blood test can identify Hashimoto’s, however it’s a test doctors rarely order because it doesn’t change treatment.
If you had a leak in your Fuel Tank that was causing your Fuel gauge to register empty, does it make sense to locate the cause of the leak or does it make more sense to just fill up the tank with more fuel?
Do you feel like you are running on an empty fuel tank? If so you are not alone. For many woman suffering with a thyroid disorder simply taking thyroid replacement doesn’t cut it. Thyroid disorders are complex disorder with multiple systems being at fault.
I find that one of the reasons behind the unnecessary suffering, is that an overwhelming majority of thyroid sufferers have not had the many causes identified.
For far too many people suffering with thyroid symptoms, inadequate testing, coupled with the wrong kinds of tests often are the primary cause of poor management.
The worst thing you could ever do to your thyroid, is to never address the AUTOIMMUNE TRIGGGERS and only take thyroid replacement.
These Triggers Include
- Food Sensitivities to Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Egg, Yeast, Quinoa, Oats, Barely, etc
- Adrenal Function or Adrenal Burnout (Cortisol, DHEA)
- Male and Female Hormones (Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone)
- Digestive Function (Leaky Gut, aborption of nutrients)
- Parasites, Infections, Molds, Virus (H.pylori, C.Diff, etc )
- Toxictity- Poor Liver clearance,
- Blood Sugar imbalances (hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, dysglycemia)
- Vitamin Deficiencies (vitamin D, B, A, Iron, Selenium, etc
Having the proper blood work is important, but it is only a start when you have a thyroid disorder. The worst thing you could ever do to your thyroid is to never address the triggers you see below. In order to identify the true triggers for your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and thyroid flare-ups you will need functional testing.
You can read more here about those kinds of tests here.
Our Thyroid Recovery Program addresses the many components involved in poor thyroid function. We guide you in restoring balance to your immune system and your thyroid function—thyroid medications alone do not treat Hashimoto’s.
Wondering what type of thyroid hormone is best watch my latest video on this subject here