Hashimoto’s disease is when the body attacks its own thyroid gland causing some form of damage over time. It is a form of autoimmune disease. Perhaps you have come to this page to seek out nutrition help for Hashimoto’s. Many often wonder how nutrition can help or support the thyroid gland or Hashimoto’s disease.
I am writing this post today to assure you that, yes, nutrition can play a massive role in your health and I have seen countless patients of my own improve their symptoms with diet changes we have made. It is often hard to tell if it was a general nutrition improvement we did or if it was a targeted approach like eating gluten-free that improved their symptoms.
We now know that a lot of autoimmunity starts in the “gut” or GI tract. This means that there is some form of intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” that exists for all of those with any form of autoimmune disease. So, often times our approach begins with assessing gut health for those with Hashimoto’s. I listen by working to understand what GI symptoms you have, if any so we can find the right approach. Next, we determine if there are any inflammatory foods or lifestyle habits that you take part in. This could even be something like lack of sleep. We work on all areas of health and nutrition that can be covered with a Registered Dietitian. Anything else that is much more medical we refer to doctor approval and support.
My question to you is: have you addressed digestive health? And, have you considered all aspects of you life that may be inflammatory? Or, maybe you feel like you have done everything but are still experiencing a few nagging symptoms. Perhaps you would like a little guidance understanding what this may be for you. You are always welcome to set up a quick call with me and I can often help detect what that is within a quick 20-30 minutes! This is what I do all day every day. So, it is often easier to spot key areas we can address.