The Effect of Plastic Products on Autoimmune Disease and Thyroid Function: Stop Using Plastic Coffee Lids!
When managing Hashimoto’s or any autoimmune disease, one goal is to avoid triggers that cause flare ups. Although avoiding dietary triggers — such as gluten, grains, dairy, GMOs, lectins, etc. — is foundational, did you know environmental triggers can cause flare ups too? For example, one of the most common and most overlooked autoimmune triggers […]
Although many people with Hashimoto’s diet find great success following a gluten-free, autoimmune, or Paleo diet, it’s clear these diets do not always go the distance in managing Hashimoto’s. I recently worked with world-renowned immunologist Dr. Aristo Vojdani conducting research in complex cross-reactive mechanisms. We evaluated molecular mimicry between the entire thyroid axis and more […]
Earlier this year, Jennifer Fugo of Gluten Free School interviewed me about how gluten impacts the thyroid. Jennifer is a gluten-free educator who has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show. In this podcast I discuss much of the misinformation floating around about thyroid and brain dysfunction due to gluten sensitivity. To listen to the 3O […]
I have been enrolled and active in a one-year post-doctorate graduate research program at Harvard Medical School called the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program (GCSRT). Only one out of 100 applicants from a very competitive international pool are accepted into the clinical trials program. The GCSRT program consists of a diverse group of top […]
I am teaching the energy regulation module for the Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program (IFMCP). The IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IFMCP is a comprehensive clinical training series for assessment, treatment, prevention, and management of patients with complex, chronic disease. Following […]
I was asked to help teach in, support, and develop the functional medicine program at Loma Linda University School of Medicine by program directors Ionela Hubbard, MD, LAc and Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH. The program is designed for fourth-year medical students before they go into their residency programs and is part of the university’s preventive […]
Check out my latest podcast interview about the connection between gluten and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism on glutenfreeschool.com. I also touch on some new research we’re doing on foods that cross-react with thyroid tissue and are implicated in autoimmune thyroid conditions.
Free Online Event: The Thyroid Summit The Thyroid Summit is ONLINE and FREE from June 2-9, 2014 (starting THIS MONDAY) and was created for people around the world with undiagnosed or poorly managed low thyroid function. Chronic low thyroid function, lack of proper testing, and inadequate treatment leaves people sick and tired for years or […]
Tired of nothing working when it comes to weight loss? I have been invited to join a team of 30 experts to speak about the true reasons behind weight gain and weight loss resistance, as part of The Total Fat Loss Solution online summit. The old guidelines of eat less, exercise more, and eat a […]
Also in this article: Hair loss in Hashimoto’s patients -– What you need to know Recent published study –- Hashimoto’s reduces brain function Top 10 reasons Hashimoto’s patients don’t get better There is not one easy fix to successfully managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, an autoimmune thyroid disease. As many people have learned the hard way, […]
The brain is always a piece of the Hashimoto’s puzzle One thing I have learned from my readers is they are largely on their own. Rarely do conventional or alternative practitioners understand the depth of Hashimoto’s, a complex web that involves the neurological, hormone, and immune systems (we call it the neuroendocrine-immune axis). If you […]
Also: Amazon reviews, recent podcast interviews, and the functional neurology conference (bottom of post) Depression is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, yet many people become frustrated when their thyroid hormone medication does not relieve depression. This is because the effects of hypothyroidism on the brain are more complicated than people realize and thyroid hormone medication […]