Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease that has led to a variety of health problems – including hypothyroidism. The immune system needs to remain in balance to avoid an attack and a disruption in thyroid function.
There are various triggers that cause the immune system to attack the body and it can be due to such things as Vitamin D deficiency, blood sugar imbalances, fluctuations in estrogen, infection, inflammation gluten intolerance and much more.
The body is able to work hard all the time and maintain all of its functions, but in order to do this, the body has to be balanced. This is where holistic medicine comes in – the entire body is treated to determine what is off-balance and correct it with natural treatments. There are very specific immune dysfunction problems that occur with Hashimoto. While it is all very important and very interesting, it is best to focus on how to balance the immune system to avoid the dysfunction altogether. What makes Hashimoto’s so unique is that it can affect people in a wide variety of ways.
If you suffer from Hashimoto’s disease, your experiences may be completely different from someone else who has it. This is because it affects the Th1, Th2, or both immune system pathways. Herbs that stimulate the Th1 system such as Echinacea could make a person with the Th1 dominant version of the disease get worse. Things like green tea that stimulate the Th2 system would be bad for someone with a Th2 dominant version of the disease. Therefore it is of the utmost importance to know specific details about the disease before trying to treat the disease itself.
This is why it is so important to have an alternative approach and balance the immune system, which in turn will help to prevent Hashimotos from causing dysfunction within the body.
Dr Hagmeyer incorporates this three prong approach that is suitable for all types of Hashimoto’s: –
We will break down these alternative approaches in our next few posts.
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