Hashimoto’s is a long-term condition, but it can be healed. While Hashimoto’s will be present, the conditions that trigger it or cause complications can be brought to balance so your body can begin to heal. None of these will outright cure your Hashimoto’s, but through these steps you can regain living a healthy life, with Hashimoto’s in remission and your symptoms null. These range from addressing other health issues, to diet changes, tackling nutrient deficiencies and the similar.
The most critical step in the process for healing, optimizing thyroid hormones is the key to enter remission. To start, you need to begin with accurate data, so test for the following: TSH, Free T3/T4, Reverse T3, TPO/TG Antibodies, and thyroid ultrasounds. With these accounted for you will know where the levels of thyroid hormones are, the thyroid antibodies that are present before a problem may show on TSH tests, and with the ultrasound you will have an idea of just what the state of your thyroid gland is. All of this is important to be able to accurately address these through medications. Working with your physician you can narrow down what medication is best for your option. With the right dose you can stabilize.
Toxins, present in many forms, all have an effect on our autoimmune systems. Things such as exposure to radiation, like those living in regions affected by the Chernobyl disaster, to excess estrogens in care products or foods. The key to this is to limit the exposure to toxins and allow your liver to repair. With these toxins given the boot, the body is ready to absorb the nutrients you’ll be putting in.
Addressing Nutrient Imbalances
Nutrient levels are often drastically deficient, especially in those who suffer from an autoimmune condition. The body isn’t working optimally, and as such isn’t able to receive, process, and absorb the nutrients it needs. This means lower levels of selenium, ferritin, vitamins B and D than bodies need to process optimally. To heal, we must address these deficient nutrients, via supplements or diet. When done in conjunction with other steps to healing, your body will be working better than before.
Stopping Food Sensitivities
With the research of Dr. Alessio Fasano linking intestinal permeability and autoimmune conditions, looking at digestive factors is key to healing. If you find with your regular diet you are ever feeling bloated, suffering from headaches, runny noses, or irritable bowels, it is possible that you have an undiagnosed food sensitivity. Eliminating these sensitivities will prevent your body from going on the offensive against your digestion, allowing it to spend its energy healing elsewhere.
By putting these steps into practice, by eliminating those ongoing attacks your body has been enduring, and bolstering its much-needed nutrients, the process of healing can begin in earnest. With the body not in constant struggle against its environment, it can get to work handling Hashimoto’s and the medication to fight it.
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