"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

See Bookstore for Thyroid Health Manual

GYLB 3D cover  binder laying open

THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

Are you one?

Get My Blog Posts Immediately In Your Inbox!

Get my blog posts as soon as I click "publish" by subscribing to POSTS at the right top of this blog!

Thyroid Health – How to Stop Inflammation in Your Body

If you have a thyroid problem and/or autoimmune disease, you have inflammation in your body.

The photo above is of the massively destructive forest fires here in Colorado this past summer. Scary, huh? Think about this same kind of experience going on in your body every minute, destroying your landscape and beauty from the inside out. Scarier, huh?

Good News: Inflammation in the body is a normal and healthy response to injury or attack by germs. We can see it, feel it and measure it as local heat, redness, swelling, and pain. This is the body’s way of getting more nourishment and more immune activity into an area that needs to fend off infection or heal.

Bad News: Inflammation in the body also has great destructive potential, which we see when the immune system mistakenly targets the body’s own tissues in (autoimmune) diseases like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis,  lupus and thyroid dysfunction. Your body literally attacks itself.  You have inflammation in your body right now, burning up the landscape.

WHOLE-BODY INFLAMMATION

Whole-body inflammation refers to chronic, imperceptible, low-level inflammation. Mounting evidence suggests that over time this kind of inflammation sets the foundation for many serious, age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Recent evidence indicates that whole-body inflammation may also contribute to psychological disorders, especially depression.

HOW DO WE GET INFLAMMATION?

The extent of this chronic inflammation is influenced by

  • genetics,
  • a sedentary lifestyle,
  • too much stress,
  • and exposure to environmental toxins such as secondhand tobacco smoke.
  • Diet has a huge impact, so much so that most people in our part of the world go through life in a pro-inflammatory state as a result of what they eat. The worst of it is, they think it’s “normal.”

INFLAMMATION IS NOT “NORMAL”

KEY: The single most important thing you can do to counter chronic inflammation is to stop eating refined, processed and manufactured foods.

You can also try my Thyroid Clean Diet, as illustrated by my five pillar Food Rectangle in Get Your Life Back! Reset Your Thyroid Health Manual and/or Home Study Course. This isn’t a weight-loss diet (though you can lose weight if you follow it). Instead, it is designed to help you reduce chronic inflammation by eating fresh, healthy and delicious foods while rebuilding your thyroid, body and brain health.

HOW TO STOP INFLAMMATION FROM DESTROYING YOUR HEALTH: OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

One of the most important things the diet does is provide balanced amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Most people consume an excess of omega-6 fatty acids, which the body uses to synthesize compounds that promote inflammation. You get a lot of omega 6 fatty acids from snack foods and fast foods. Omega-3 fatty acids – from oily fish, walnuts, flax, hemp and to a lesser degree and sea vegetables – have an anti-inflammatory effect.

Along with influencing inflammation, this Clean Diet will provide steady energy and ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, and protective phytonutrients. What’s more, I think you’ll enjoy it.

WHY YOUR THYROID DIET IS GOOD FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY TOO

Eating a “Clean Diet” is great for everyone in your life. They’ll all experience better health, less illness and physical pain symptoms, weight loss and more. Get them all on board and enjoy a healthy, happy family!

 

 

8 comments to Thyroid Health – How to Stop Inflammation in Your Body

  • Jim Lipari

    I have many of the symptoms that have been mentioned in your work and in remarks by other physicians discussing hypothyroidism. I have mentioned my inability to lose weight to my endocrinologist several time but he has never suggested or even mentioned the possibility of Hashimoto’s disease. I indicated to him that I could not lose weight following several diets and actually gained weight on each one: Weight Watchers twice; a diet developed by a nutritionist and a diet designed my endocrinologist. I could tell by his reaction to this story of 4 diet failures that he did not believe me and thought I was not honest about my food intake. At the time, I was not aware of all of the symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease so I did not provide him with that information. So, he never suggested a test for Hashimoto’s disease.

    My other concern, which I learned about through some research on the internet, is that many endocrinologists are not aware of the most recent tests to determine if someone has the disease, and that these tests are far more reliable than the old tests. In these cases, they are still using the older tests which, I have learned, often give a false negative result.

    I have two courses of action that I can take. The first is to seek an endocrinologist who is up with the latest tests and treatments and the other is to go back to my current endocrinologist with all the symptoms that I have and suggest that he provide me with the latest test(s). My concern in doing the latter is that I feel if he were up on the latest information, he would have questioned me about other symptoms. He did not. So, I am not sure he would he the best choice for me.

    If you were to seek out an endocrinologist with the current knowledge of the disease and treatments (as opposed to those who are not familiar with the newer tests), what questions would you ask him/her? What are the names of the newer, more reliable tests? If you could guide me in this way, I would have a better chance in finding one that would maximize my chances of getting well sooner. Thank you for your help and I think your web site is an amazing array of knowledge and information for someone like me. J G Lipari

    • kim

      Hi Jim,

      I’d have to say, as you already know, that you need to move on from your present endocrinologist who is untrained in thyroid disease.

      1) Doctor
      You need to find a thyroid trained practitioner, who may not be an endocrinologist.
      Here’s the link to find one: http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      When you work with a thyroid trained practitioner you will not need to be the patient with “the questions” or have to teach them “what tests” to run! Because, even if you have the right questions and right tests, an untrained practitioner will still not be able to read the tests correctly, putting you back to square one.

      2) Diet
      “Diets” won’t work for you. The Thyroid Reset Diet (the word “diet” in this context means “how you eat”) as explained in my Get Your Life Back manual will help your body rebuild itself and therefore metabolize and use the foods you eat to their best use and your advantage, equaling weight loss and balancing of adrenals, hormones, etc.
      Here’s the link to read more: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      I look forward to hearing how your new “thyroid trained practitioner” helps you soon!

      Blissings,
      Kim

  • my 24 year old daughter has thyroid and takes synthroid 150 ..her blood level readings are at 22 and her doctor isfinally sending her to an endocronologist ..she just had back surgery so it will be awhile till she sees doctor ..her current weight is 409 ..please pray for her and i praise you for all your work to this most wonderful site ..sincerely vickie

    • kim

      Hi Vickie,

      I’m so sorry for your daughter’s health problems.

      If her doctor is not thyroid trained and is only giving her the synthroid medication… and doesn’t give her a specific thyroid diet to follow and supplements to take to rebuild her health and balance her hormones (not just a thyroid medication pill once a day) she’ll need to do a couple of things immediately:

      1. DOCTOR
      Find a “thyroid trained” practitioner. Any “regular” doctor or even an endocrinologist won’t have been trained or understand the depths of this condition to help her past giving her the thyroid hormone replacement medication.

      If yours just says to take thyroid medication and that’s all, find a new doctor close to you at my site page: http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ If there are none, contact any on this link/page and see if they’ll work with her by phone.

      2. DIET
      A Thyroid Reset Diet is the BIG solution.

      She can get started on this right away. The Thyroid Healing Diet is in my Get Your Life Back Manual plus the Checklists that will help her help her doctor help her better.
      Order here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      Or, my 6 Module Audio Home Study Course which has even more information.
      http://thyroidu.com/get-your-life-back-reset-your-thyroid-health-home-study-course/

      My prayers are with you both,

      Kim

  • Mihaela

    hi,
    Iam so glad i found your site(its like big hope for me).
    I was diagnosticated with Hashimoto 2 years and half ago(such a rollercoaster is my life starting from then).
    I-am only on 25 Euthyrox,but i feel so bad at the moment(all kind of symptoms,brain fog and tiredness is the worst).
    Since yesterday i started gluten free diet(my boyfriend is vegan,i thought is such a crazy thing,but he is feeling great).
    I think i could do the change in life style(bread made by me,gluten free flour,eating vegetables and fruits,which i ussually do,pork meat is ok??).I give up on coffee too.how long it will take for my body to feel normal again?are witdrawlls(?)from gluten?
    Thank you for your answer,
    Mihaela(Romania)

    • kim

      Hi Mihaela,

      I’m so sorry that you have Hashimoto’s, but you can heal it back to “just” hypothyroidism and relieve many of the over 70 terrible symptoms over time.

      Your medication will be helpful to a point, but yes, it’s all about nutrition and supplements.

      Your doctor is not thyroid trained, or he/she would have helped you with a diet too. I highly suggest trading him/her in for a thyroid trained practitioner immediately, or at least adding a thyroid trained practitioner, as you will need an infusion of the right lab tests and supplements to rebuild your brain/body too. Here’s the list to find one close to you. http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ If you can’t find one close, you can contact mine – see #1 on the list. He’ll work w/ you by phone/Skype/email. Make sure to click on the red lettered “read my blog post” on that page re: why you need to add/switch doctors.

      The diet is yes, gluten free, but it’s more than that. Yes, pork is okay, but not often, and not all vegetables are okay. I’d suggest using the diet list that is in my manual – http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      Your body’s healing will take time. My diet plan in my manual is for a very strict 6 months to really give your body time to heal and rebuild, but that also includes the necessary supplements that your thyroid trained practitioner would subscribe. Food changes alone cannot do it due to the autoimmune breakdown of the body. You never get rid of hypothyroidism, though you can heal the Hashimoto’s. The symptoms are the same if you don’t continue to stick to the diet/plan. Some may never really go away 100%.

      Make sure to read my blog posts here too for lots of good, free information.

      My good thoughts for great health for you, Mihaela. I’m glad that your boyfriend is vegan, that helps too.

      Kim

  • Lynne

    Hi Kim

    Is the suggested treatment the same for a person with mycenia gravis whose has an inflamed thyroid?

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>