This page shows some resources we have discovered that will help you on your journey to more healthful eating and better brain health.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

autoimmune-wellnessThe Autoimmune Wellness Handbook from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt is a comprehensive guide to living with autoimmune disease. The authors discuss seven steps to managing autoimmunity: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect.

With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt personally achieved much success using the premises in the book, which goes well beyond nutrition and addresses the larger picture of living healthfully with autoimmunity.

A Mind of Your Own

kellybroganIn A Mind of Your Own, a science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of experience from her clinical practice, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression: it is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance – from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function– and inflammation is at the root.

The Healing Kitchen


Paleo Mom Sarah Ballantyne has done a great job simplifying the autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet into a program you can use easily every day to tame your autoimmune condition and manage your health. With co-author Alaena Haber she created The Healing Kitchen, a bright and colorful cookbook of AIP recipes that are quick, easy, and budget-conscious. The book includes tips for beginners as well as meal plans and shopping lists. You can always count on Sarah’s work to be exceedingly thorough and complete and this book is no exception.

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Featuring more than 110 recipes without grains, beans, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, or nightshades – including spices. This book is written for those following the paleo autoimmune protocol or an elimination diet – complete with information how to get started, meal plans, and shopping lists. You can buy the e-book or the new hardback version from Amazon.

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook E-Book

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook Hardback:

Grass-fed meats

uswmlogo1If you are following the autoimmune diet top quality meats are importnt. US Wellness meats ships frozen grass-fed meats to your door. Their animals are managed by farmers with a personal commitment to health and excellence. Founded by lifelong farmer John Wood, U.S. Wellness Meats grew out of John’s realization that there was a unique way of raising cattle for a growing niche of U.S. consumers who were beginning to understand the health benefits of CLA and omega-3s from free-range meat.
US Wellness Meats sells quality grassland meat products – Visit us Online!

Allergy-free menu planners

heartofcooking125-flowerAdapting to a new eating, shopping, and menu-planning routine can be daunting when you discover you are intolerant of multiple foods. Sarah Schatz of Heart of Cooking has dealt with it all and offers recipes, menu plans, and shopping guides to help ease the transition.

Heart of Cooking website

Coconut oil, grass-fed meats, natural home and body products

Tropical Traditions sells coconut oils, grass-fed meats, gluten-free products, and non-toxic home and body products. Tropical Traditions is committed to family farming and organic standards and opposes genetically modified foods (No GMOs). They research where and how products are produced, looking beyond what’s on the label.

Autoimmune diet research

The Paleo Approach explains how to adapt the Paleo diet and lifestyle for autoimmune management. Learn why foods marketed as “healthy”—such as whole grains, soy, and low-fat dairy—can contribute to the development of autoimmune conditions. Discover what you can eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. Find out which simple lifestyle changes—along with changes in diet—will make the biggest difference for your health. Click HERE for more info.

Preventing and treating autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD, and other childhood brain disorders

melillobookcover2Does your child have ADHD, autism, Tourette’s, OCD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, or another brain-based disorder? Or perhaps you’re having second thoughts about conceiving because the risks of giving birth to a child who develops autism, ADHD, or other brain development disorders is so much higher today. If so, Dr. Robert Melillo’s new book, Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders–and What Parents Can Do Now, was written for you. Dr. Melillo was compelled to write this book based partly on emerging research, but more so on disheartening conversations with young couples who are opting out of parenthood because of the autism epidemic.

Coffee enema kits

Seeking Health, IncIn my brain book Why Isn’t My Brain Working? I talk about the value of coffee enemas to stimulate the vagal nerve and the liver. You can buy a non-toxic stainless steel or silicone coffee enema kit online that also comes with more detailed instructions.

The PurEnema Silicone Kit is the only Enema Kit providing all medical-grade silicone parts with the safety of food-grade stainless steel.

 

Seeking Health, Inc
You can also order an enema kit that uses a stainless steel bucket:

87 Comments

  1. Which brand or source of liposomal glutahione do you recommend? Are there creams that GSH? From you book, I understand you say to apply it to the soles of one’s feet.

    Thanks.

    • Glutathione levels are not effectively increased by oral supplementation or transdermal creams… don’t waste your money on useless supplements. Since glutathione is so unstable, it cannot successfully be compounded by a pharmacist either. The reason is that, glutathione is manufactured inside the cell from its precursor amino acids, glycine, glutamate and cystine (a more stable form of cysteine). Food/supplements that effectively increase glutathione levels are: NAC, Whey (undenatured), broccoli, avocado, spinach, raw eggs, garlic, fresh organic/pastured meats, to name a few. Hope this helps.

  2. Can you please tell me where to get all the supplements you mention in your book.
    Nutrional HypoAllergetic Protein Powder.

    thank you!
    davee

  3. I am terribly confused about emulsified vitamin d. What does Dr. K recommend brand wise? I have tried tons of vitamin d vitamins and most have something I am allergic too in the mix. Thankyou!

    • Apex Energetics which has only 2 ingredients. Vit D and MCT Oil derived from coconut. If you are allergic to coconut you need to find any Vit D that has a oil that you are not allergic to such as in our case olive oil and nothing further. There are brands out there that do restrict ingredients to D and a necessary oil and nothing more.

    • You can use the find a practitioner link on the thyroid site, or work long distance with one of the practitioenrs listed on that page.

      • Actually one of the greatest benefits of Vit K-2 is that it helps prevent high doses of Vit D from causing calcification of your arteries. Vit K-2 (ideally with a combination of MK4 and MK7) will help ensure calcium will go to the bones and not store in soft tissue such as your arteries. There are benefits to both MK4 and MK7 but I can’t recall which version primarily assists in moving calcium from accumulating in soft tissue and moves it to your bones, but a quick google search can help determine which one is more beneficial to this purpose.

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  5. In the most recent post, Dr. K makes reference to testing for TH-1, 2, 3, and 17. At the time of the 3 day Mastering the Thyroid seminar I took, he said taht he thought at that time that cytokine testing was useless in it’s current state and inaccurate at best. What lab does he presently use to check these. Does he run independant cytokines, or whole profiles? Thanks- Brie

  6. I don’t recommend Cultures for Health for people with AI. I just ordered from them and their cultures are “manufactured in a facility that produces products made with wheat, soy, eggs, nuts and fish (including shrimp).” (quoted from the back of the box) Definitely NOT for people with celiac, nut, egg, or soy allergies!!! I just wasted my money and wanted to warn others.

    • Try BODY ECOLOGY culture! No need to use salt. It’s a probiotic culture.

      If you search YouTube via “fermantation” look for the series of videos with the originator of the product.

  7. How does all of this information apply if you have had your thyroid removed but still experience symptoms despite normal blood levels?

  8. I have been told by many people that a new product will help me with not only gluten sensitivity but also with depression, mental fatigue, and hormone balancing. They claim that Lamanine is the miracle cure for everything. I looked it up and it is just an amino acid. Can this be possible? Are there any long term probelems with taking lamaine?

    • Hi Kay,
      I have trained extensively with Dr K, both in terms of Thyroid disorders an other functional medicine practices. If you’d like to talk about how I might be able to help you, please contact me at my office at any time: 831-706-5378.
      Best,
      Brie Wieselman, L.Ac, MTCM

  9. I´ve been suffering from Hashimoto for ca 28 years, diagnosed 8 years ago (I am now 43). I live in Berlin, Germany. Are there any doctors in Germany at all, treating Hashimoto the K-way? Thx,B

  10. Thanks for this resources, they where very useful. I’m looking for practitioners near south florida, any help would be appreciated 😛

  11. Looking for a practioner in the Sacramento, CA area that deals with hyperthyroidism along the same lines of Dr. K.

  12. Hi. Does anyone know a practitioner in the SW Virginia area (or Knoxville TN or Winston Salem, NC) area that practices the way Dr. Kharrazian does? I have Hashimotos and really need to see someone. Thanks!!

  13. Hi everyone, I live in Germany and have Hashimoto for 5 years now. Are there any docotors in Germany who know about Dr. Kharrazian’s method or is there any chance to get in touch with a practitioner in the US? It would mean the world to me to be able to do something for my thyreoid. Thanks!

  14. Dr. Kharrazian spoke at one of my functional medicine modules. I love your approach to managing Hashimotos but am having a hard time finding a good quality “liposomal cream with glutathione and superoxide dismutase”. Can you please send me more information on the products you recommend?

    thanks,

    Laura

    Dr. Laura A. Ruby, DNP, CRNP
    Optimal Wellness Center
    Westminster, MD 21157

  15. Julianna,
    Thorne Research has totally hypoallergenic and very pure formulas with outstanding customer service. You can get D3 from them. It comes in 5,000 IU, 10,000 IU and even 25,000 IU. I take their D3, Zinc, and B Complex with good results.

  16. ANY VEGANS OUT THERE TRYING TO DO THIS DIET????

    I have been on a vegan diet now for about 2 years. I have tried to do this diet and go back on meat and had a bad immune response that resulted in widespread inflammation. I use chickpeas largely and black beans occasionally as a replacement for meat protein, but beans are not allowed on this diet.

    I am interested in anyone who has done this diet as a vegan successfully. I also had a severe herxheimer reaction (at least that is what I think it was…felt like the flu) to the GI Revive supplement and wanted to know if anyone else has either and how they dealt with it. I had severe muscle and bone pain, was crying cause it hurt so much, and I could feel parts of my body get hot and then really cold, I was shivering and then would feel exhausted, all within a matter of minutes from one symptom to the next. Any input or feedback would be so greatly appreciated. I have a 2 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. I am wasting away here because of hashimotos, leaky gut and reactive hypoglycemia. The fatigue is by far the worst.

    Thanks.

    • When I was a vegan for 2 years, I wound up having a lot of health issues that later turned into autoimmune. From my own experience, paleo is the best way to heal of any autoimmune disease. While there may be some exceptions, I don’t personally know of any vegans who are totally healthy because they eat too many grains, starches, sugar and soy. And practitioners, MDs and DCs specializing in autoimmune disorders have found that Paleo works best. From my experience, as well as knowing others with autoimmune disorders, a Paleo diet has worked best. I’m not saying this is the norm for everyone, because I’m not in everyone’s shoes, and all our bodies are different. But if you’re still sick from eating what you’re eating, then I would consider a different plan. But paleo alone might not do it. Dr. Kharrazian’s plan may be the best. I know that when I eat beans, legumes and nuts, I don’t feel as well.

      • same happened to me- vegan for 2 years and went down the tubes and put on 30 lbs and had low blood sugar all the time until I started eating fish and meat again. Wish I would have known I had Hashimoto’s at the time.

  17. I\’m with Lisa, are there any vegans doing this diet? I\’ve started it 3 days ago. Typically I eat a lot of gluten free grains, nuts, seeds and occasionally tofu and beans. Where am I going to get my protein from now? I can\’t eat meat because it makes me sick. I\’ve been reading up on the paleo diet based on the resource listed above. It\’s very heavy on the meat. Also, I noticed some recipes include foods on the \”do not eat\” list Dr. K has, such as nuts, and seeds. Are these \”allowed\” sometimes? I don\’t eat eggs, but I also noticed the Paleo diet includes eggs, but Dr. K\’s list shows them as a \”no\”. I just want to make sure I heal my leaky gut, but I don\’t want to lose weight doing it. I\’ve already lost 4 pounds in the last 3 days and at this point I\’m going to waste away!

  18. I only know of one practitioner who is working with vegans on this diet. It is difficult due the antigenic nature of vegan sources of protein. If meat is making you sick it could be diagnostic for low hydrochloric acid, h. pylori overgrowth, stomach/intestinal autoimmunity, gallbladder congestion, or other issues. Might be worth investigating.

    The practitioner I’m referring to is Linda Clark: http://uwanutrition.com/about/

    Nuts and seeds can be antigenic, depends on the person so that’s why they are restricted in the beginning. Same with eggs. The diet is meant to be primarily plant-based but with sufficient protein and fat as needed to avoid low blood sugar.

  19. I would like to find if possible, a physician in my area (Portland, OR) who has been trained with Dr. Kharrazian. Any suggestions?

  20. How can I find a practitioner in my area who practices the way Dr. Kharrazian does? I live in Lafayette, Louisiana.
    I have Hashimotos, goiter, hypothyroidism, arthritis, anxiety.

    Thank you, Rosie

    • Ethnea, Dr. Geronimo is trained in Dr. Kharazian’s protocol and has treated many members of the Hashimoto’s 411 group via internet and phone consults. He comes very highly recommended. He’s based in San Diego, CA area. His website is http://www.fecsd.com

  21. I have a close friend whose daughter is 2 years old and she was born without a thyroid gland (the ultrasounds confirmed that). Do you have any suggestions on this case? Any doctors my friend can visit. She is based out of New York City area, but is open to travel across to another state if needed.

    Thanks very much for the help.

  22. Hello. I have been seeing one of Dr. K’s practitioners for the past 8 months. I have adrenal fatigue and Hashimoto’s and I take 88mcg t4 and 5 mcg t3. While I have made progress in lowering my TPO antibodies and feel better, my T3 is still low and I have developed tendinitis in my shoulders lasting over a year. I have asked if we should worry about parasites/infections, but without symptoms, Dr. B doesn’t see the need to test. He also does not feel TH1/TH2 dominance is a factor. I also asked if I should eliminate nightshades, nuts and seeds. I have been told to just stay on the protocol; however, I am concerned there is more to this than just cutting out the foods on my cyrex lab and taking apex supplements (a lot of them$$$$). Does this make sense if the past three labs show no improvement of T3? How long do I have to give this?

  23. Hello my daughter been seen by a chiropractor who attend it Dr K courses and is currently treated my daughter for hashimoto and using the apex protocol leaky gut repair , adrenals detoxifying the liver using Apex products . She was doing great for the last 3 months . It has been a month where she is really miserable experiencing high libbido all the times her hormones I guess r not balanced and very down and the current dr who she is seeing now can’t help her and trying to refer me to different dr ! Plz help any suggestion from dr K office or anybody went thru that ?

  24. Does anyone know a good MD in New York City that specializes in AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER HERSHIMOTOS, LEAKY GUT, FOOD ALLERGIES/INTOLERANCES?

    Thank you so much!
    Vanessa

  25. Hi _ Can you please advise a liposomal glutathione cream that you recommend and where I can purchase it from?
    I live in LOndon, UK

    Thanks

  26. Looking for a doctor near Jackson or Memphis Tn. To treat Hashimoto’s, Rhumatoid Arthritis, Rynauds trained by Dr K or uses the same type treatment.

  27. I am trying everything to get my blood sugar under control. I want to buy the Rice Protien Powder that Dr K mentions in his Thyroid book. I do not think I will do well on Pea Protien. I do not think that Apex has protien powders. Where do I find it?

    • Hi Nancy – When the thyroid book was published, the Apex Clearvite had rice protein. Now they have a version with pea protein. I don’t know if they still carry any of the rice version, but you could check with them. There is also a new version of Clearvite that is rice and pea free – so I suppose if you wanted the benefit of the other ingredients in Clearvite, you could combine it with plain rice protein.

      But really, protein powders aren’t the only solution: make sure you are setting your body up for blood glucose balance with frequent enough meals and plenty of protein and fat. If you have his brain book, it goes into depth on it.

  28. Are there any practitioners in Maine that have been trained by Dr Kharrazian? I am also able to go to Boston. I am seeing a functional dr but she keeps wanting to do more testing (I’m in over 20k) and 5 years…when I asked her to do the Cyrex array #5 she said she doesn’t like their labs and would treat an autoimmune disease the same whether I was positive or not. I feel there is something going on we haven’t thought of. We have not found the root problem. Have just been putting band aids on all this time. I am seeing someone in southern Maine at the end of the month to read my 23abdme data, which has quite a few double mutated snps. I have been constipated as an infant and have multiple food sensitivies, SIBO, very low hormones and vitamins and minerals and way too many other things to mention here. Thanking you in advance for helping me find a knowledgable Doctor that treats like you. I’ve been told for many years it’s all in my head….now I have the DNA to prove it isn’t. I just don’t know where to go from here.

    • Dedee – We suggest checking this list for a practitioner in your area: http://thyroidbook.com/practitioner-locator/.
      If none are close enough to you, these on the first page are highly trained in the protocols that Dr. K uses, and may practice remotely. There is also a link on that page to a thyroid practitioner finder, run by Apex, but Dr. K does not know those practitioners personally. They may have trained with him at some point, but you’d have to ask them their background.

    • Irina; There may be, but it’s impossible for Dr. K to keep tabs on how much or how well each doctor integrates the protocols, so he only lists the ones present on the practitioner locator page (http://thyroidbook.com/practitioner-locator/). They are the most highly trained in the protocols that he uses, and they lecture for him as well. Some of them may be willing to practice remotely. There is also a link on that page to a thyroid practitioner finder, run by Apex, but Dr. K does not know those practitioners personally. They may have trained with him at some point, but you’d have to ask them their background.

  29. Birgit
    I`m a practitioner and healthpath in the South of Germany, Munich. I`m trained in fixing hormone dysbalnces and autoimmunities, in orthomolecular medicine and detoxification. Just I´m reading Dr. Karrhazians book and I´m very enthusiastic about it. Like most of you I´m searching for the glutathhione creame and any other recommended phytopharmacies in his book. I´m surprised about this fact, because i exspected that there is a company, where we can buy his recommended formulas easily.
    Maybe, anybody can help me to buy karrhazians formulas.
    Protein: The problem with protein is easy to solve with a really effective mixture of aminoacids, in the perfect composition and nearly 100% utilization for the body. The aminoacids are not allergenic, because they are to little. So we can feed the body with a source of proteins without endangering the healing effects of the diet.
    The name of this formula is MAP (Master amino acid). I sell it in my shop in Germany, may be in USA you can buy it otherwise. But please be careful to the right composition created by Dr. Moretti.
    Whith pleasure the german patients can contact me concerning health problems. May be I can help.
    good regards.

  30. Hello everybody!
    Today I’m all happy because I’ve just received the much-sought-after APEX glutathione tablets and superoxide dismutase (SOD) cream, and the TH1/TH2 dominance test kit. About phosphatidylserine, it tastes quite horrible so I had the idea to have it encapsulated in standard medication capsules by my pharmacy. In this way, taking PS is much more precise, practical and convenient! ;o) But I have a couple doubts about the usage of the SOD cream (Super Oxicell). It’s very expensive, and the last thing I want is to risk to misuse or waste it. In his book, Dr. K. says that the bottom of the feet is the preferred zone where to apply a liposomal cream. But, from other documents available on the web (a handy summary can be found in Wikipedia, too) it results that the UPPER part (surface) of the feet allows fastest absorption than the bottom – simply because the skin on the bottom tend to be more callused and thick – and that even faster than the feet are the FOREHEAD, ARMPITS, and ABDOMEN. So at this point I would like to know whether the bottom of the feet is really the best possible spot where to apply SOD cream, or there is something better. The other doubt about the SOD cream, but also about vitamin D, is the moment of the day when to apply the cream (and to gulp down vitamin D). I’ve read some opinions on the web, that Super Oxicell smells REALLY BAD. For that reason I would prefer to apply that cream in the evening, after coming home from work, because (hopefully) the smell would have gone – or at least much reduced – before leaving to work the next morning. Is there any contraindication about that? Similar question, for different reasons, about vitamin D. To avoid taking too many supplements together in the morning or in the evening, I would prefer to take vitamin D around noon, together with Omega 3 and PS only. Any contraindication? Is there a time of the day at which it’s better to take, or not to take, vitamin D3?…

  31. (Errata corrige: in my comment above here, near the end, please substitute “Omega 3” with “glutathione”, and read: “…together with glutathione and PS only”

  32. Hi. I’ve probably had Hashimoto’s almost all of my 45 years of life having been diagnosed for 25 of those years. In an effort to fix myself, I’ve been on Dr. K’s AIP for about 2 months now with great results to start. That said, I’m severely allergic to almost all grasses according to multiple scratch tests. Is it safe to eat grass-fed meats? Also, those tests also revealed allergies to beef, shrimp, and some fish and have discovered through provocation that bison, chicken and other poultry, and possibly lamb are also triggers. Are there other sources of non-plant based proteins that are more tolerable? Thanks in advance.

  33. I see that seeds, ie flax seeds, are not recommended on Dr. Kharrazians protocol.
    Would Dr. K advise to add 2 – 3 tablespoons of flax seed to each meal to stop diarrhea?

    Thank you for helping to clarify this.

    • Sasha – being that seeds are eliminated from the diet due their ability to irritate the gut, it’s very unlikely he’d recommend to add them back. What he’d recommend would depend on what created the diarrhea – IBS, food reaction, virus, etc. Sorry I can’t give you a more specific suggestion, but it would depend on the individual and their unique sensitivities.

  34. I would like to know how to get the complete list of molecular mimicry foods/substances to gluten. I listened to dr k with Amy Myers md and he said the list would be coming out but I’m not sure where to look. He also mentioned more foods in a you tube video on hashimotos, which I was just dx with elevated antibodies and being on a gluten free diet once 2000. Thanking you in advance for any help you can lend me on this matter

    • Hello Dedee;

      We got your email about this, and answered it yesterday. In case you don’t see it, here’s what I wrote:

      Thank you for your inquiry. I’m sorry to say that the research is not yet publicly available. Dr. Kharrazian is waiting for it to be published in the medical journals; before that happens, he can’t release it publicly. It’s a delay we didn’t expect, and you are not the only one anxiously awaiting the results (I am too!).

      Here are three articles on antibodies, which may be of help:
      (https://drknews.com/hashimotos-hypothyroidism-immune-basics/)
      (https://drknews.com/unraveling-thyroid-antibodies/)
      and one by Marc Ryan,
      (https://www.hashimotoshealing.com/understanding-hashimotos-antibodies/)

      Being on a gluten free diet is a critical foundation, but it is typically not all a patient needs to manage autoimmunity. I’d suggest finding a Functional Medicine practitioner who is familiar with Dr. K’s work, and get in to see them. Below my signature is a link to a practitioner finder; these practitioners are highly trained in Dr. Kharrazian’s protocols, and also teach for him. Some of them may be willing to practice remotely; you would need to contact them individually to find out.

      You might also try the Institute for Functional Medicine’s practitioner-finder, tho I can’t speak to the training or treatment protocols of any doctors on that list: (https://www.functionalmedicine.org/practitioner_search.aspx?id=117).

      And below #1 here is a list of resources we send out in case they are helpful.

      Good luck, and keep us posted.

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