Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause – I found this book a couple of years ago and it really changed the way I looked at thyroid issues. Although I have not been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s it is still very beneficial with anyone struggling with thyroid issues. This book helps you dig to find deeper issues that either started your thyroid problems or is holding you back from feeling better. This book is written by a Pharmacist who suffered for years before finding her answers. It feels like reading my life history!! Most patients with Hashimoto’s will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to 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 more and more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart. The lifestyle interventions discussed in this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We start with the simplest modifications, by removing triggers, and follow with repairing the other broken systems to restore equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself.
This book is a must and will help you uncover deficiencies and your root cause of thyroid troubles.
As always Peace, Love, and Happiness to you all!!!
XoXoXo – Shannon