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All Posts in Category: Hashimoto’s

The importance of your biological clock with Hashimoto’s

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to researchers for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythm, our biological “clock.” This sleep-wake cycle not only helps us move between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals, it also plays an important role in regulating the immune system. When you have an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, a healthy circadian rhythm is important to dampen thyroid flares and to promote thyroid health.

Functions the circadian rhythm influences are:

  • Behavior
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immunity
  • Brain function
  • Hormone levels
  • Metabolism

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Study shows diet tames Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

A recent study showed a low-carbohydrate, whole foods diet low in inflammatory foods significantly decreases thyroid antibodies — the marker for autoimmune thyroid disease, or Hashimoto’s. Hashimoto’s occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland; it is the cause of about 90 percent of hypothyroid cases.

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Hemorrhoids and Hashimoto’s bumming you out?

It’s an embarrassing subject we like to put behind us, but hemorrhoids can be a real bummer, with the pain of sitting butting into everyday tasks. Although hemorrhoids tend to run in families, certain measures can prevent your backside from continually taking front and center.

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Why you should care about leaky gut when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

Why you should care about leaky gut when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

Does stuff really leak out of your intestines when you have leaky gut? The truth is, contents of the small intestine escape through the wall into the bloodstream. This can trigger many different inflammatory disorders and flare up your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, making it difficult to manage.

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