Environmental chemicals and hypothyroidism

Environmental Chemicals and Hypothyroidism

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. This article is an introduction to some concepts I explore in more detail in my course Hashimoto’s: Solving the puzzle. Failing to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism can worsen your reaction to the everyday toxins and heavy metals in our environment. Each…

Seven ways the thyroid affects gut health

How hypothyroidism affects gut health

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you should know low thyroid function can impact your gut health. This is why it’s important to properly manage the underlying mechanisms of your hypothyroidism. An intimate relationship exists between your gastrointestinal tract and your…

the #1 rule of gut heatlh

The #1 Rule of Gut Health

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. If you have gut health issues such as inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut, chronic bloating, or constipation, you need to work north-to-south to identify and address problems. Disruptions at any stage of the digestive process have a domino-like effect, preventing…

9 ways to use the autoimmune diet to overcome autoimmune and Hashimoto’s symptoms

Have you heard of the autoimmune diet? Originally known as the elimination-provocation diet, this diet is now known as the autoimmune paleo diet or AIP diet. Many people wonder what they can do immediately to manage their chronic health condition. The science can be confusing and complex, especially to those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and other…

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Bloating and poor digestion? Three causes of low pancreatic enzymes

If you experience bloating and poor digestion, you may need to take a look at whether you’re producing enough pancreatic enzymes. This is an important step in addressing digestive dysfunction in an organized “north-to-south” sequence. If any single step along the way is out of balance, the entire system will be less efficient and any…

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Acid reflux or heartburn? Try the apple cider vinegar challenge

Stomach acid is vital for good gut health. Contrary to popular belief, low stomach acid not only can cause acid reflux and heartburn, but also it can compromise overall gut health thanks to the principles of the north-to-south digestive hierarchy. You can find out if low stomach acid is causing your gut problems by doing…

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Support your immune resilience through your diet

Immune resilience is your body’s ability to deal with biological pathogens such as the viruses and bacteria we encounter in daily life. Our level of immune resilience determines whether or not these pathogens infect us and cause a significant and ongoing immune response. If you have an autoimmune condition, you may already be avoiding gluten,…

Vagus nerve causing gut symptoms? 4 vagus exercises to help heal your gut

Is your brain causing your leaky gut? One of the ways brain dysfunction can contribute to leaky gut is through poor vagus nerve activity. The vagus nerve is a large nerve that sends communication back and forth between the organs and the brain. When the brain is in poor health it can inhibit vagal nerve…

Oral Tolerance Part II: The overlooked power of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) for immune health, brain health, and food sensitivities

Go here to read Part I: New food sensitivity issues on AIP? The oral tolerance protocol In my first article on oral tolerance, I talked about why many people develop an increasing number of food sensitivities on restrictive healing diets and what to do about it. The primary cause is called loss of oral tolerance, and…

What type of gluten intolerance do you have?

Advances in testing for gluten intolerance offer accurate assessment Gluten intolerance has been linked in the literature to 55 diseases so far, most of them autoimmune. Fortunately a revolutionary breakthrough in gluten reactivity testing at Cyrex Labs, founded on years of leading immunological research, is now available to help determine whether this ubiquitous substance is damaging…