Last Modified on Jun 19, 2014
What Is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?
An important element within the endocrine system, the thyroid is the small gland located at the base of the neck and is responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism. Hashimoto’s disease is a condition that affects this gland and disrupts the functioning of the thyroid. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing inflammation and decreased activity of the thyroid. Middle-aged women are most often subject to Hashimoto thyroid; however, the condition can also affect men and children of all ages.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis does not cause notable symptoms and typically develops very slowly. Over time, though, the damage and symptoms become more progressive and obvious. Common symptoms include fatigue and tiredness, constipation, pale and dry skin, a puffy or bloated face, increased cold sensitivity a hoarse voice. Hashimoto thyroid may also cause additional health concerns including excessive, unexplained weight gain, high blood cholesterol, muscle aches and weakness, excessive menstrual bleeding and depression. Additionally, the condition may lead to an enlarged thyroid gland or goiter as well as forgetfulness.
The exact cause of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is unclear; however, some researchers believe a virus or bacterium is responsible. Another accepted possible cause is a genetic flaw received at birth. At any rate, several factors compound the issue including heredity, sex, age and overall lifestyle.
Natural Hashimoto Thyroid Cure
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be treated using a number of natural methods. One of the best options involves taking organic coconut oil and restricting gluten in the diet. Additional options include essential oil supplementation including myrtle, myrrh, peppermint, spearmint and clove. Back flower remedies such as wild rose, elm, crab apple and milk thistle tea are also effective Hashimoto’s thyroiditis treatments. Additionally, iodine supplements are important for supporting overall thyroid health.
I have being diagnosed as a hashimoto patient. I visited a practioner (she says she follows Dr. Kharazian's protocol) and she recommended me to follow the diet "Eat Right For Your Type - Dr. peter j D'Adamo".
I am vegetarian and the first item she tells me to add to my diet is buffalo meat. I need some feedback if Dr. Kharazian, follows and recommends that diet for hashimoto's patient. Please your opinion is very valuable to me, as I am confused and not sure about the protocol of this practitioner.
Much gratitude, Andrea