I was just at the Endocrinologist with my wife last week. This Dr told my wife the same thing. She stated that her thyroid will eventually cease to function and there was absolutely nothing she can do about it. I asked some key questions, like: What triggers the autoimmune response? She told me that it is just “something that happens” and there is nothing you can do about it. I asked if there was anything she could have done to prevent it. The Dr. said no. Personally I think that is complete BS.
I have done a decent amount of research on Hashimoto’s and from what I’ve read, if you stop the issue that is causing the antibody attack you can stop the destruction of your thyroid…and you may even be able to reverse the damage if your thyroid isn’t already too far gone.
Here is a great book to read: “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism” by Dr. K
From my understanding you must COMPLETELY remove gluten from your life (not just food, but there is gluten in healthcare products as well). Then you must heal leaky gut (proper nutrition and supplements). My wife started completely removing gluten today. She is taking more vitamin D, B12, and probiotics.
Last edited by JVib; 01-18-2012 at 02:54 PM.
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