What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Did you know that 95% of people who are hypothyroid actually may have the autoimmune thyroid condition called Hashimoto’s?
There are a few reasons why your thyroid gland can become underactive. In most cases, it is because of the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – the immune system that is attacking the thyroid gland and over time, causing an underactive thyroid.
Conventional treatment focuses on replacing the thyroid hormones through medication only. The fact that it is the immune system that is attacking the thyroid gland is often ignored, and many patients continue to suffer from debilitating symptoms.
Hashimoto’s is so much more than just an underactive thyroid! Most people with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism will experience nutrient deficiencies, leaky gut, food intolerances and even allergies. This can lead to continued symptoms of impaired digestion, poor nutrient absorption, chronic fatigue, poor sleep, brain fog and anxiety despite taking the prescribed thyroid hormones.
What can be done?
There are actions you can take to feel better, reduce your thyroid antibodies and reclaim your life. You can put Hashimoto’s into remission. While taking the necessary thyroid hormones to replace the hormones that your thyroid cannot produce anymore, there are lifestyle interventions you can do to reclaim your health.
The lifestyle interventions are based on science-backed research, my experience and the experience of other Hashimoto’s patients. I won’t recommend anything that I haven’t tried and tested myself. I have put together the Healing Hashimoto’s Compass, a guideline of interventions to help you calm your immune system so that you feel better and are able to live your best life!