Well, I thought an update on my general thyroid and related health was needed!
So, back at Easter-time, I found out I had the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s, which is the most common cause (90%) of hypothyroidism cases. My antibodies were crazy, at >1300, and going gluten free has been reported to help control antibodies/lower them, as well as help relieve hypothyroid symptoms, by many sources (Dr Kharazzian, STTM, Hypothyroid Mom etc.)
Well, I said I’d give it ago.
It’s been fourteen weeks. Three and a half months.
The verdict? It did nothing at all for me! Nada. Diddly squat. Continue reading “Three and a Half Months Into Going Gluten Free”
Following on from my experience of painful urination using Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C, I decided to try Alive!
I’ve been using the Alive! C capsules for a few weeks now, and I’m sure it’s having a positive effect.
There are certain supplements that support thyroid function and maintaining optimal levels. It’s important to consider other possible problems, so not just your thyroid, such as low vitamin levels and other health conditions that can cause symptoms similar to hypothyroidism.
Supplementing may help with symptoms.
I would always recommend consulting your doctor, pharmacist, a medical professional etc. before making any changes to your health regime. It can be dangerous if you take supplements and already have high/sufficient levels.
If you’re gluten or dairy free, or have any other restrictions, do also always check that all supplements you take are free of the substance, too.
Most vitamins can be tested via doctors’ tests to learn your levels.
Patients with Hashimoto’s, which by the way is approximately 90% of all Hypothyroid patients, tend to have the regular load of hypo symptoms, but also tend to have things like acid reflux, brain fog, a leaky gut, nutrient deficiencies, anaemia/low iron, food allergies/sensitivies and adrenal fatigue as well.
You can find out if you have Hashimoto’s by completing two blood tests: TPOAB and TGAB. If they are over the range, you can assume your autoimmune culprit for your hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s. More info about Hashimoto’s can be found here.
In this post, I’m going to cover ways in which you can treat, manage and help your Hashimoto’s and its symptoms. There is no cure for Hashimoto’s, but it can be put in to remission; basically, antibodies lowered and kept more under control and better managed.
I started supplementing Vitamin C, using Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C, which is extremely high rated, but even on a lower dose than the recommended starting dose, I experienced pain when going to the toilet…