An underactive thyroid may be the result of eating foods containing gluten, insulin resistance, GI infections, Estrogen Dominance, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Iodine Excess and VCR Polymorphism. Common complaints are fatigue, depression and an inability to lose weight. It is probable that your thyroid cells are being destroyed by autoantibodies which cause an elevation in thyroid TSH levels.
What you might not realize is what preceded your hypo thyroid condition. Perhaps your body has been tricked into believing that your thyroid gland is foreign tissue. Although this isn’t true, this is exactly what is happening in a person with an autoimmune thyroid condition.
Learning Center: When an antigen-allergen comes from the body’s own thyroid gland it is referred to as an autoantigen, which means we are allergic to ourselves. The antibody that attacks the thyroid gland is referred to as an autoantibody. This means we produce autoantibodies against ourselves. When a disease is characterized by the production of autoantibodies, it is called an autoimmune disease.
There are a lot of “A” words in this paragraph and even I find myself getting confused. Let’s go over it once more. When we are having an allergic response our body sees a foreign substance as an allergen aka antigen. In this case your body has incorrectly labeled your thyroid gland as a foreign substance and your body’s response is to produce autoantibodies that attack it.
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Many people with Hypothyroidism have one or more of the following three types of anemia.
- Pernicious anemia or B-Vitamin anemia: You are unable to absorb or assimilate B Vitamins, especially B6,B12 and folic acid.
- Iron deficiency anemia: You are allergic to iron and/or ferritin.
- Autoimmune anemia: Highly likely if you already have an autoimmune disorder
Hypothyroidism is associated with high antigenic loads such as gluten (already mentionded), iodine, bacterial infections and the heavy metals they bind to. Remember antigen = allergen. Thus it’s likely that you have an allergy to one or all of these substances.
You can do DNA Allergy Reprogramming clearings that will treat anemia.
Some people have various mold/fungus in their bodies. The immune system will try to tag the mold and can even end up attacking organs like the thyroid or ovaries.
The typical medical response to hypothyroidism is iodine supplementation. This treatment may be inadequate especially if, after taking iodine, you experience anxiety, nervousness, palpitations or insomnia. These are signs that you may be having an ALLERGIC reaction to the iodine. In this case, the iodine is possibly making things worse and may even cause you to lose even more thyroid tissue.
The other approach is prescription medications like Synthroid or Armour Thyroid which can often result in the patient not experiencing any improvement. The reason for this is that the iodothyronin deiodinase enzymes (D1, D2, and D3) may not functioning properly.
A person with Hypothyroidism can be either TH-1 or TH-2 dominant. The best way to find this out is to have your doctor run a panel for this.
- People who are TH-2 dominant will get worse when they use TH-2 stimulators like caffeine, licorice or green tea. People who are TH-1 dominant will feel better using these substances and worse when they take TH-1 stimulators like astragulus, echinacea or mushrooms.
Did you know that there is a strong correlation between an autoimmune thyroiditis imbalance and a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease aka gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation?
This 2007 headline endorses my point:
Hidden Food Allergies…
Indigestion, Inflammation and Auto Immune Disease
Here’s some things you can start doing today!
1. Think about starting to eliminating GRAINS/GLUTEN (this includes corn) from your diet. This may help you get some energy back and possibly lose some weight. You’re likely to feel so good you just might want stay gluten-free. An allergy to GLUTEN will usually produce bloating and fatigue after consuming bread and other wheat/grain products.
Vitamin D is misnamed. It is actually a hormone which supports T-regulatory cell function. That means it helps fight allergies. In order to assimilate Vitamin D most effectively it is best taken with Vitamin E, EPA/DHA, glutathione and SOD. Vitamin D and Glutathione are both important immune modulators.
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