I sat down the other day with Elissa Goodman to chat about an important topic to her: How to cure hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease. Elissa knows how because she’s healed herself from Hashimoto’s disease! She’s also a cancer survivor. And, she’d become a great friend.
We are both on the same page on how to cure hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease because we are both holistic nutritionists. One of the thinks we both agree on most is that learning how to detox your body on a daily basis is one of the most important things in terms of dealing with autoimmune. So that I can help you dig a bit deeper into this, I’ve created a FREE blueprint about how to detox safely and effectively. Grab it here.
Elissa thinks that one of the greatest myths when thinking about how to cure Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease is the following: The Body is attacking itself. Elissa believes that this is very negative, and that the body is actually attempting to heal itself. She says that is we believe that our body is attacking itself, it puts us into a stressful state. Stress hormones racing through the body are only going to ramp up inflammation. So her first tip is to stay calm, and understand what your body is trying to do.
Elissa recommends that you add the following foods to your diet to cure
When dealing with exactly how to cure Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease, it’s important to have your Thyroid tested.
Having the proper tests for your thyroid is essential. Elissa only found out she had Hashimoto’s disease because of another issue that she was being checked for.
Here’s what you need to ask for, testing-wise:
Thyroid Blood Test Checklist
Don’t settle for a TSH test alone—it only measures your thyroid stimulating hormone. You can still have undiagnosed thyroid problem
TSH (according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, anything over 3.0 is abnormal and needs further investigation)
Free T3 (active)
Free T4 (inactive)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO)
Thyroglobulin antibodies (TG)
Liver function tests (95% of T4 is “activated” in the liver) so having a healthy liver is essential).
Ferritin level (ferritin is like the bus that drives the active T3 into the cells for the activity to occur. Ferritin needs to be above 90 for this to occur).
Balancing Your Thyroid
Thyroid issues can be effectively treated with a number of thyroid medications, but your doctor needs to test your levels regularly to assure that you are not taking too much or too little.
Also, make sure to have healthy testosterone, insulin, and melatonin levels.
While these thyroid tests can be helpful, in the final analysis your doctor should treat YOU, not the blood test. I have seen many women with hypothyroidism not treated by their physicians because their thyroid numbers were low but “within normal limits.” It’s a little like saying a vitamin D level of 31 is normal (normal rage is 30-100).
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