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Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism: Why it Happens & What it Means

Hashimoto’s and Hyperthyroidism: Why it Happens & What it Means

Yes, Hashimoto’s Can Cause Both Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism Most people, doctors included, think about Hashimoto’s as a disease that results in hypothyroidism or low thyroid function.  And while that is true, it isn’t the whole story.  Can patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis also end up with hyperthyroidism? The answer is yes.  In fact, there are several …

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how to increase glutathione to protect against hashimoto's

How to Increase Glutathione to Protect Against Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Why Glutathione is So Important if You Have Hashimoto’s ThyroiditisWhen it comes to your thyroid, few substances are more important than glutathione.  You can make the argument that nutrients like iodine, tyrosine, and iron are important for the thyroid gland, but they do something completely different from glutathione.  Glutathione is the master antioxidant that your thyroid gland …

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hashimoto's flare up triggers explained

Hashimoto’s Flare Up Triggers: 9 Common Causes Explained

Problems With Your Immune System Leads to Hashimoto’s Flare UpsThere are two very important things you should always remember if you have Hashimoto’s: #1. Hashimoto’s is primarily a disease of your immune system.  Yes, Hashimoto’s can and does cause thyroid problems but it is the immune aspect upstream which triggers all of the problems downstream.  Because of …

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How to Stop Hashimoto's Hair Loss: 3 Types & 4 Causes to Know

How to Stop Hashimoto’s Hair Loss: 3 Types & 4 Causes to Know

Yes, Hashimoto’s Can Take Your HairHair loss is one of the most concerning symptoms that patients with Hashimoto’s have to deal with.  It’s right up there with weight gain and fatigue and it’s something that I get emails and questions about on a weekly if not daily basis.  Here’s why it’s a problem:  Because Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a …

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Magnesium and Hashimoto's: 5 Big Reasons You Need it

Magnesium and Hashimoto’s: 5 Big Reasons You Need it

Patients with Hashimoto’s are at Increased Risk of Developing Magnesium DeficiencyMagnesium is one of 3 main nutrients required to prevent thyroid gland damage inside of your body and, unfortunately, thyroid patients often don’t get enough.  If you are struggling with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, thyroid gland damage, inflammation, or poor thyroid lab tests, then this information is for …

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thyroid peroxidase antibodies testing and more

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies: Lab Test, High Levels & More

What is Thyroid Peroxidase?As a thyroid patient, you should probably know a little bit about the protein known as thyroid peroxidase.  For starters, it’s one of, if not, the most important enzymes in your thyroid.  It is responsible for ensuring that your body can actually produce thyroid hormone.  If there is ANYTHING wrong with this enzyme then there …

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6 root causes of hashimoto's thyroiditis

6 Root Causes of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – The Triggers of Thyroid Autoimmunity

The Importance of Finding Your Root CauseThe idea of finding the root cause of your medical conditions is very appealing to many patients.  After all, if you can find the thing that CAUSED your condition wouldn’t it then be possible to treat that problem and reverse your disease? Well, yes and no.  This idea is the idea behind …

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