“Unfortunately, the treatments of autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto are not working properly.”
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder and with the influx of environmental toxins, autoimmune disorders are on the rise. Hashimoto’s disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It affects about 1 out of 20 people and at least 8 times more common in women than men. It can occur in teens or young women, though it is most common with women between ages 40 and 60. Hashimoto’s disease is hereditary and your chances of developing it may increase if other family members have the disease. In this case all family members should be checked proactively if they have any autoimmune deficiencies.
Unfortunately, the treatments of autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto are not working properly. There was a case study of a 30-year-old Austrian female patient with unusually rapid conversion from overt hyperthyroidism to overt hypothyroidism and vice versa within only a few weeks which was treated with levothyroxine. The conclusion of the study suggested “educating patients and physicians to recognize changes in thyroid function and close monitoring of unclear cases of overt hyperthyroidism.”
As you may have discovered, medical doctors are not treating this disease correctly. In laymen’s terms autoimmune disorders are like dementia or advanced forgetfulness and they occur when the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues in the brain or spinal cord, which results in inflammation. This inflammation may then cause impaired functioning, resulting in neurological or psychiatric symptoms. It is a breakdown due to diet, stress and environmental toxins leading to hormone deficiencies. Under normal conditions your T-cells (T-lymphocytes) produced from the thymus glandwill protect your body from invading cells.
With Hashimoto’s disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) your own immune system continues to attack itself to the point when damaged immune cells invade and destroy your entire thyroid gland if left untreated. Autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis may go undetected for several years without any noticeable symptoms till they reach a tipping point from which they can emerge quickly and end up being devastating to your health.
The case study mentioned above under normal circumstances would appear to be a rare occurrence going from a low functioning hypothyroidism to a high functioning hyperthyroidism. This may become more common as society’s immunity continues to become weaker due to added government interventions such as social isolation and the wearing of masks by healthy people especially during the summer months when our natural immunity is being built by congregating and social interaction and being outdoors absorbing natural vitamin D from the sun and eating locally produced foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Because societies have circumvented natural development for herd immunity the coming cold and flu season will be more severe than normal, we will not have the necessary antibodies necessary to face the winter. The media will attribute the harsh and higher infection rate as a result of the novel corona virus second wave, and that will not be the case. The global health authorities will be offering immunity produced in a lab in the form of a flu vaccine, followed by an untested corona virus vaccine in an effort to replicate what nature provides annually. I don’t know about you but I trust nature, not so sure about pharma.
Permanent hypothyroidism can be successfully treated, though not cured. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the main causes. In this case the immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid gland, which may enlarge or shrink, and lose its ability to produce adequate thyroid hormone. Hashimoto’s is associated with other autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, Addison’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, and even prematurely gray hair. In people with a genetic susceptibility, the onset of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be triggered by factors such as high iodine intake, pregnancy, or cigarette smoking.
For the restoration of health, including Hashimoto’s disease there is nature’s way: treatment must be thorough and holistic, simultaneously targeting the areas of the body being impacted. The human body, complex as it is, has the ability of healing itself when given the opportunity. For this to happen, lifestyle changes are absolutely necessary. Hormone free thyroid gland free of iodine may be helpful when combined with fermented selenium that is yeast free, zinc picolinate and low dose iron. Your thyroid is too crucial to neglect so don’t forget about the options that are natural and which create a balance in your health and life.
Eldon Dahl, Doctorate of Natural Medicine, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Life Choice Ltd.
Eldon graduated as a naturopathic doctor in 1988; his pathway towards natural medicine was a result of witnessing family members struggle with cancer and recognizing that environmental toxins and nutrition correlated with the disease process. Eldon has more than three decades of experience in the naturopathic and natural healing industries. He spearheads all health-related research into medical conditions—specifically anti-aging and chronic disease treatments. Eldon’s philosophy is simple: educate and provide therapeutic medicines that work equally to allopathic drugs…without the side effects.
His mission statement of “Healing the Nation, One Person at a Time” really says it all.