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

~ American College of Endocrinology

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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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What is Hashimoto’s Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

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Do you have hypothyroidism (like I do)? Then you most likely have Hashimoto’s disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (like I had).

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is named after Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto in 1912 who found this condition in his patients.


It is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body has become confused at the cellular level and inappropriately attacks itself – attacks the thyroid gland – as if it was foreign tissue.


  1. inflammation of the thyroid gland
  2. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis tends to occur in families
  3. it is associated with a clustering of other autoimmune conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, and celiac disease.
  4. the underlying cause of the autoimmune process still is unknown though studies point to our depleted food, compromised diet and nutrition over the past 50 years of fast foods and use of pesticides and chemicals on the plants and in our food production, including GMO’d seeds and food.


1 out of 8 women have hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is 5-10 times more common in women than in men and though you can get it as a child, it most often starts in adulthood.


Blood drawn from patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis shows an increased number of antibodies to the enzyme, thyroid peroxidase an enzyme (protein) found within the thyroid gland. As result of the antibodies’ interaction with the enzyme, inflammation develops in the thyroid gland, the thyroid gland is destroyed, and the patient ultimately is rendered hypothyroid (too little thyroid hormone).


Autoimmune diseases do not go away by themselves. Here are two things you can do immediately to start your road to recovery:

  1. Diet – you can start this today. Find the Thyroid Health Reset Diet in my Get Your Life Back manual, click here to find out more.
  2. See a thyroid trained practitioner immediately


2 comments to What is Hashimoto’s Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

  • j nels

    I have worked my way through 3 doctors, including one endocrinologist who wanted to give me a strong antidepressant, synthroid, and then close my case!

    Can you tell me any medical professionals in the Oregon area or even SW Washington who specializes in Hashimoto’s disease?

    • kim

      Hi j nels,

      I’m sorry for your battle with doctors for your thyroid health.

      I don’t specifically know a thyroid trained practitioner in your area, but go to my PRACTITIONERS tab on this site http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ and find one close to you on the lists.

      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.
      — NOTE: Dr. Allomong will be out of the office 6/26 – 7/8/13. So, call immediately and get an appointment scheduled. 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.

      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,


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