Category: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis | Dr. Westin Childs: Thyroid Supplements & Thyroid Resources
anemia and hashimoto's: why you need to get tested

Anemia and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Why You Need to Get Tested

Thyroid Dysfunction Increases Your Risk of Developing Anemia There are a few things that can throw a wrench into your treatment plans if you have a condition like Hashimoto’s.  One of those is anemia.  And, believe it or not, anemia is often something that is misdiagnosed or missed completely (1) by both thyroid patients and doctors.  Why?  …

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hashimoto's flare up symptoms: signs your thyroid is inflamed

Hashimoto’s Flare Up Symptoms: Signs Your Thyroid Is Inflamed

What Are Hashimoto’s Flare-Ups? You might think of Hashimoto’s like a static disease.  A disease that causes a set of symptoms that you have to live with for the rest of your life.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  On one hand, Hashimoto’s is actually a dynamic disease, one that changes and fluctuates over time.  …

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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 Thyroiditis When 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 …

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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-Ups There 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.  …

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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 Hair Hair 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 …

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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 Deficiency Magnesium 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 …

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