Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis by Izabella Wentz
This is a very through tome. And although it ‘s written conversationally for laymen, there are parts that made my eyes glaze over.
Have read a lot of Izabella’s articles on the internet and implementing her advice, based on my experience and her recommendations, I suggest these first steps:
- Eliminate gluten . This has been found to benefit a high percentage of Hashimoto’s sufferers. It has certainly helped me.
- Take selenium supplements. Start with 200 mpg and work up to 400 mpg. Take on an empty stomach paired with Vitamin E for best absorption. I’m taking quite a few supplements and I’m convinced that this one is helping the most.
- Buy the book. Yes, this is a shameless plug. Brain fog, short term memory loss and difficulty focusing and concentrating are symptoms of Hashimoto’s, so you might need to take it slow. Bite sized pieces of advice from her blog are helpful, too, if you can’t handle too much at once. I found the book especially helpful for putting things in context and for understanding how complex this disease is.
Apparently, parasites and bacteria feed on starches and sugars and starving them is one way to get rid of them. Antibiotics are another way.
I took two tests that confirmed that I had Hashimoto’s. My TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) fell in the normal range. My TPO was elevated.
I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering with Hashimoto’s.