Key Triggers of Inflammation and Hashimoto’s

hashimoto's inflammation

Chronic inflammation affects every aspect of your health and overall well-being.  It can be mysterious at first, especially in Hashimoto’s.  From where it begins, to the triggers, signs, and symptoms, it isn’t always straightforward to assess, much less address which is the main point.  Inflammation must be addressed at its root. Unless you turn off the actual cause…

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Mega Sporebiotic: What’s the Real Benefit?

MegaSporebiotic: What’s the Real Benefit? The use of spores as probiotics is highly important as spores are designed to survive through the gastric system and colonize well to produce the needed effects. Additionally, spores make a potent impact in the gut since the spore population in the gut is low enough that the 4 billion…

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Vitamin D And Autoimmune Disease

Vitamin D and Autoimmune Disease

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” When our skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, a cascade of events occurs to manufacture vitamin D in the body. It’s pretty amazing how it works and the process of making vitamin D also relies on adequate levels of cholesterol and functions of the liver and kidneys.…

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Pancakes with Rhubarb Compote

Pancakes & Rhubarb Compote

This gluten-free, thyroid-friendly and weight loss supportive recipe is new from the Spring Hashi’s Sister’s Jumpstart and contains rhubarb for its amazing health benefits and liver support. Rhubarb is well known for the following benefits: Aids with weight loss Supports digestion Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease May prevent cancer and macular degeneration Stimulates bone growth and…

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Hashimoto’s and Gut Infections [Expert Interview Series]

Hashimoto’s and Gut Infections Hashimoto’s and gut infections often seem to go hand in hand.  Over the past year I have seen an increase in several cases of a variety of gut infections and wanted to shed some light on this often ambiguous health issue. Since gut infections may be an underlying root cause of…

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Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and Insulin Resistance

Hashimotos Hypothyroidism or Insulin Resistance

Common Symptoms of Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance has become so prevalent due to our modern lifestyle, lack of daily exercise, and a high intake of carbohydrates. When patients are advised to go gluten-free one of the mistakes I see them make is opting for a wide variety of packaged products labeled gluten-free whether it be…

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Just Diagnosed? First Steps to Healing with PCOS

PCOS Steps to Healing

Newly Diagnosed with PCOS? Today we have a guest post written by my friend Amy Medling of  PCOS Diva.  Amy is a certified Health Coach who is passionate about helping women heal from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). If you don’t already know about Amy and her work I’m thrilled to introduce you to her.  I…

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What is the Best Diet for Hashimoto’s?

What Diet is Best for Hashimoto's

I remember the day when I finally received my diagnosis after being misdiagnosed for 8 years and wondering “what is the best diet for Hashimoto’s?” Like you, I was concerned about what I would be able to eat and it seemed life was going to be difficult where food was concerned.  At the time, I…

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Link Between Thyroid Disease and Helicobacter Pylori

Thyroid Disease and Helicobacter pylori

Many people struggle with stomach ulcers which are caused by bacteria, but did you know about the connection between thyroid disease and Helicobacter pylori?    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterial infection occasionally seen in people who have Hashimoto’s or Graves’ autoimmune thyroid disease.  The bacteria infects the pylorus, which is the sphincter located…

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Tips to Relieve Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Inflammation

Hashimoto's Inflammation

When you think about chronic inflammation, does it make you think of a fire that is burning out of control?   Unlike the type of inflammation you notice when you experience a cut or bruise as the result of specialized white blood cells congregating to clean up the area, chronic inflammation is not visible to the naked eye.  …

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