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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.

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Thyroid Disease, Hypothyroidism and Abdominal Bloating


For years I dealt with my stomach bloating even when I just drank water. I asked my Dr. about it and found that it was for two reasons:

First, I had a bug… a bacteria. See my past post on this.

Secondly, I had/have hypothyroidism. Yes, abdominal bloating is one of the myriad of symptoms we deal with.

FIX IT PLEASE!

Most bloating is caused by water weight, which can happen to anyone.

When you have a thyroid condition, it’s a good place to start to figure out the fix.

IT’S ALL CONNECTED

Your thyroid is an endocrine gland, its job is to release hormones to help regulate your metabolism.

When you have an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, in which your thyroid fails to release an adequate amount of hormones, your metabolism slows down. Water weight gain and abdominal bloating may be a result of this slow down.

WHAT TO DO?

If you have a thyroid condition and had not had your blood labs done and most likely prescribed a  Thyroid hormone to make up for the decreased hormone production, you’ll want to go that route.

The mediation will help speed up your metabolism and help your abdomen shrink back to normal.

PLUS… NUTRITION
Don’t rely solely on your thyroid hormone pills to help you get your stomach “back down.”  Eat a clean diet: no sugar, no gluten, no grains, no processed foods, etc. to help your body detox and rebuild itself.

DETOX

You might try a detox regimen for a couple of weeks too to help detox your system and reset it.

OptiCleanse GHI™ is a very good choice as it’s not a harsh detox product, but one that gently re-nourishes your body to health. You will find this at most thyroid trained practitioners offices.

17 comments to Thyroid Disease, Hypothyroidism and Abdominal Bloating

  • Barb L

    After reading your post, I’m feeling more confused than ever. It seems that each time I have an increase in my synthroid my stomach bloats and I gain more weigh and my labs hardly movet. Thet are stlll low. I’m strictly off gluten and other grains and dairy and sugar for the most part. I’m up from 150 to 180 in the past 5 months. I’m tired of it!!

    You seem to have so many answers. Any thoughts on this one?

    Any help is appreciated.

    • kim

      Hi Barb,

      Are you seeing a “thyroid trained” practitioner? There are other reasons for weight problems too connected to thyroid.

      Check my PRACTITIONERS list http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ and get another opinion from a Thyroid Trained Practitioner who may have other answers and supplements for you to help.

      My best to your best health.

      Kim

  • Donna

    I would also have your adrenal glands checked by a naturalpathic dr. If your thyroid is out of wack ,your adrenals are most likely low also. Your MD wont get the accurate results on this testing as a natural doctor will. I suffer from the same thing and need to support the thyroid and the adrenals, as they work together.

    Blessings

  • Geatha

    I have a question, would garcinia cambrogia extract in its proper medical properties criteria be effective for someone with Hoshimoto’s Disease to aid in weight loss?

    • kim

      Hi Geatha,

      Garcinia cambrogia extract – the “HCA” Diets have been ricocheting around for years.
      http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/garcinia-cambogia-hca

      You didn’t say that you had Hashimoto’s, but I’ll answer it in that way:

      Garcinia cambrogia extract might help, but the more important question is . . . are you on a gluten free, and other “-free”, clean diet every day? If not, it won’t work to help your Hashimoto’s go away, even if some weight falls off.

      I’m going to go with the assumption that you’re not on the Thyroid Reset Diet or your Hashimoto’s would be gone.

      To get started on the right foot:
      You’ll need to start a clean diet to rebuild your body/brain health. You can start on this diet immediately by ordering my Get Your Life Back Manual. Included are numerous checklist forms to keep track of your symptoms, supplements, etc. to help your thyroid trained practitioner help you better. http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      You also need to work with a thyroid trained practitioner as you may need specific supplements too to help repair your health as there are many layers to a thyroid condition that aren’t about just the thyroid. You can find one near you here – http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you can’t find one near you, please contact mine – Dr. Allomong, who is thyroid trained. He can work with you by phone/email/Skype and help you correctly lickety split!

      Dr. Jared Allomong (303) 827-3772

      You’re in my thoughts for your best health soon,

      Kim

  • Jane

    Hi,

    I have hashimoto’s and have just started boating up. I’m normally thin in my early 40’s but have started to notice a rapid change in my energy levels and weight without a change in my normal routine. I’m reading here that gluten free diet etc. is needed, can someone please let me know what I CAN eat. I am also on the disability pension and cannot afford to see many different doctors. Can you please let me know if a thyroid trained practitioner is more expensive than a GP? Also, when I bring up things like adrenal gland issues… my GP usually says don’t worry about all that, just eat healthy and exercise. I am getting my levels checked tomorrow, and if it is only slightly out, I hope they will put me on the thyroid replacement meds straight away. I have never felt so low in mood and energy.. and I worried I can’t study when I go back to uni in March. Any advice would be good.

    Jane

    • kim

      Hi Jane,

      1) Fire your GP, except for those pesky, necessary blood tests. Thyroid medication is just a partial answer.

      2) Find a thyroid trained practitioner – go to my PRACTITIONERS tab on this site http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ and find one close to you on the lists. They charge differently and probably the same as a GP but will actually help you.

      If you can’t find one close, contact #1 on the list, Dr. Jared Allomong, who is my practitioner. He can work w/ you by phone/email easily. He can start to work of your current lab tests to read them correctly for your condition and move directly into your thyroid health needs.

      3) You also need to eat a Thyroid Health Rebuilding “Reset” Diet. You can start on this yourself immediately.

      DIET: The diet is in my manual, see more here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/ You can buy it and refine your diet immediately. Your doctors are not trained in this so are not telling you what to do.

      My good thoughts for your best health are with you,

      Kim

    • kim

      Hi Jane,

      1) Fire your GP, except for those pesky, necessary blood tests.

      2) Find a thyroid trained practitioner – go to my PRACTITIONERS tab on this site http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ and find one close to you on the lists. They charge differently and probably the same as a GP but will actually help you.

      If you can’t find one close, contact #1 on the list, Dr. Jared Allomong, who is my practitioner. He can work w/ you by phone/email easily. He can start to work of your current lab tests to read them correctly for your condition and move directly into your thyroid health needs.

      3) You also need to eat a Thyroid Health Rebuilding “Reset” Diet. You can start on this yourself immediately.

      DIET: The diet is in my manual, see more here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/ You can buy it and refine your diet immediately. Your doctors are not trained in this so are not telling you what to do.

      My good thoughts for your best health are with you,

      Kim

  • Franklin

    I’m a 52 year old man, Hashimoto’s for over 20 years now. Abdominal bloating, weight gain, water retention and now massive joint pain are part of the disease. My gluten-free salad and fish diet is an absolute necessity. Even so, it Does Not cure the bloat or the other issues.

    I work out on a daily basis, can’t gain muscle, and can’t lose weight. Long term starvation does result in weight loss, at the cost of low blood glucose and zero energy for daily activities. Can’t live like that, so I put up with the few extra pounds.

    I keep looking for a cure, however, at this point, nothing works. Hashimoto’s is a serious disease, ineffectively treated with thyroid hormones.

    • kim

      If you are on the right diet and right supplements your Hashimoto’s should only last about 6 months.

      If you still have it I highly suggest you contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times.
      Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

      My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

  • Shelley

    What happens if you have no thyroid and on natural desiccate thyroid. My hair has fallen out for 5 years and I look six months pregnant. My tsh is 0.01 which says I am hyperthyroid, however I also have read on NDT THAT LABS SHOW MORE HYPER RESULTS. ANY IDEAS?

    • kim

      Hello Shelley,

      Since you have a couple layers of issues going on, I highly suggest you contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times.
      Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

      My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

  • kim

    You should only have Hashimoto’s about 6 months after diagnosis if you switch to the correct diet and supplements.
    The full diet for hypothyroidism is in my manual: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

    I also highly suggest you contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times.
    Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

    My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

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