What’s Actually Going on in Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto’s is more than just hypothyroidism. Most patients with Hashimoto’s will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia along with the “typical” hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue and constipation. The body becomes stuck in a vicious cycle of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities. This cycle is self-sustaining and will continue causing increasingly more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart. The way of living interventions discussed on this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We begin with the most simple modifications, by eliminating triggers, and follow with repairing the opposite broken systems to revive equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause