It's well known that diet has the potential to positively impact Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
And, because it's one of the things that you can control 100%, it's of great concern to those people who suffer from this disease.
Relevant to this discussion is a relatively new diet known as the Carnivore diet.
This diet, high in animal-based products, has helped some individuals with autoimmune disease and Hashimoto's.
Today we are going to explore in more detail what this diet is, how it may be working, and whether or not it is something you should try.
Note: I am not advocating for the use of this diet but simply exploring how it can work and why it seems to work for certain people.
We know that certain foods can both make Hashimoto's worse while others can potentially improve thyroid function and antibody levels.
But where do red meat and other animal products fit into the equation?
Is it possible that these products trigger Hashimoto's or exacerbate it?
New research has suggested that there may be a link between the two.
There are very few medications that you can use to treat Hashimoto's thyroiditis and LDN is one of those medicines.
But how does it work? Will it work for you? Is it safe to use? And, if so, how should you dose it?
We are going to explore all of these questions and more.
I've been using LDN for several years with great success and the goal of this article is to share what I've learned through the years so that you can determine if LDN is worth using in your situation.
If you have or suspect that you have thyroid problems then this article is very important to you.
It turns out that the majority of people who have a thyroid problem have it because of an autoimmune condition.
This condition is often referred to as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and it is something that EVERY thyroid patient should be aware of (and should be tested for).
This article will walk you through the importance of thyroid antibody testing, how to test for Hashimoto's, and some basic treatment guidelines.
Hashimoto's is the number 1 cause of hypothyroidism in the United States (and in many other countries).
Despite this fact, there are basically no good treatments which attempt to cure or reverse this condition from conventional medicine.
But don't let that scare you, there are still some therapies which can potentially be helpful for some people.
And that's exactly what we are going to talk about in this article:
Do you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Are you wondering about how to treat or manage this condition?
If so then you need to understand the main difference between the standard approach and the integrative approach to treating this disease.
In this guide, you will learn the basics of Hashimoto's, what causes this condition, how it presents and the conventional vs alternative treatment options available.
Let's jump in:
Do you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis?
Are you considering going gluten-free?
Maybe you are wondering if going gluten-free will even be helpful, or if it is some sort of fad diet.
Maybe you've gone gluten-free and it just isn't helping like you thought it would.
If so, you are in the right place.
It turns out that going gluten-free may be beneficial for many patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis but not for the reasons you might expect.
By evaluating the research we can determine why going gluten-free may be a good idea if you have Hashimoto's:
Hashimoto's symptoms can vary drastically from person to person.
Couple that with the fact that the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease change through time and can "flare" due to certain triggers makes the disease even more difficult to diagnose and manage.
It turns out that your symptoms may be telling you something about your body and can help you determine the source and cause of your Hashimoto's disease.
Managing and treating the autoimmunity and inflammatory aspect of Hashimoto's is critical for reducing these symptoms.
Let's dive in:
Your anti-TPO antibody levels mean that your thyroid may be functioning sub-optimally.
The presence of these antibodies indicates an inflammatory state in your body that needs to be treated.
You can focus on certain therapies to help reduce these antibody levels and improve your thyroid function.
In this guide, I will walk you through optimal ranges for thyroid lab tests (including thyroid peroxidase antibodies), the complete symptom list for patients with autoimmune thyroiditis and 5 steps to reduce these antibody levels.
Let's dive in:
*This post was most recently updated on January 29th, 2019 with new information.*
Do you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis with elevated antibodies?
Would it surprise you to know that it may be possible to lower these antibody levels and reduce the damage done to your thyroid gland?
Many doctors seem to blow off the fact that you have elevated TPO or Thyroperoxidase antibodies by saying that it doesn't affect treatment or worse, they don't even test for them.
It turns out that having elevated antibodies is a big deal because it may affect your treatment.
Not only does having TPO antibodies present in your serum indicate you may have inflammation and autoimmunity present, but it also changes your management and treatment.
This article highlights several therapies that I've used successfully in patients to help them LOWER their TPO antibodies, inflammation, and reduce the autoimmune process.
These therapies may not work for everyone with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but they should still be considered in most cases.