Several times a week we receive calls from someone diagnosed with Hashimoto. They were told by their doctors that there was nothing to do but “watch and wait”. Yes the doctors are correct. There is nothing THEY can do. So do we “watch and wait”?
My reply to that is: “Let’s watch and see how long it takes the termites to eat the house”.
That is exactly what happens in Hashimoto Thyroiditis. The Immune System is attacking the thyroid leading to a non-functioning thyroid which leads to a hypothyroid condition.
What mainstream medicine cannot tell you is what, or why the Immune System is attacking the thyroid, or what is “Stressing” the thyroid.
What about websites that offer Thyroid Diets or anti-inflammatory diets?
Yes, diets and specific foods are either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, so addressing the diet is very valid. However, addressing just diet and not knowing the other “Stressors” is only part of the picture. Even though a certain food is considered anti-inflammatory it’s possible that particular food may be “triggering” your Immune System to attack your thyroid. There really is no cookie-cutter approach to handling Hashimoto, or any condition for that matter.
This is where other modalities fall short when they are only addressing diet. We need to look at the whole picture and determine which “Stressors” are contributing to the thyroid being attacked by the Immune System.
In our practice we use a very advanced, non-invasive assessment tool to determine what is causing the thyroid to be “attacked”.
The five most common offenders which we call “Stressors” that cause thyroid dysfunction are: foods, immune challenges, toxic metals, toxic chemicals and scars. With our assessment testing we can determine which of these Stressors, are affecting the thyroid. Based on our findings we then can implement a specific custom eating plan and the right nutritional supplements to address the “Stressors”. This will then take the stress off the Immune System and the stressed organ and allow the body to heal itself.
Managing Hashimoto requires time, dedication and commitment. It is not something that is handled in one office visit. The patients that come to us understand that, and they know there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.
If you are suffering from Hashimoto Thyroiditis, there is hope and we can help.