Well my dear, one first steps to start healing Hashimoto is to remove toxic foods from your diet.
We need to start building our own personalized Hashimoto Diet.
As I have mentioned in other Hashimoto posts, we are unique, and we in terms of the body, we are not the same. What heals me but also triggers me, might or might not be exactly the same for you.
But what it is sure for most autoimmune disease, including Hashimoto, is that the food we eat has a high impact.
When hashimoto is diagnosed, it is usually found with the blood test of TPO and TGAB.
At very beginning of your Hashimoto symptoms, the doctor must have asked you for the common thyroid labs plus the mentioned TPO and TGAB.
With this markers, the endocrinologists usually label the person as Hashimoto or Graves disease, according to the labs.
The doctors usually will say, ok you have high antibodies levels. And you might ask, ok, wtf means having high antibodies. Doctors might only say, you have Hashimoto, but might not go deeper on why are those antibodies high, how to lower antibodies, and why it is important to change diet when having high antibodies to lower them.
Basically, the TPO antithyroperoxidase autoantibodies and TGAB thyroglobul antibodies will be high if there is a gut imbalace, and if food starts to filter through the gut, then it might also be that some toxins as well, causing the antibodies increasement.
The most common food protein particle that affects the thyroid is gliadin, which can be found in gluten. When gliadin filters the bloodstream, the body detects it as a foreign enemy, so can we say, and it will target and attack it.
The issue comes when the gliadin is confused with the thyroid tissue, because they are almost alike, so the body attacks both.
Gluten is one of the most common foods to avoid if you have Hashimoto, due to the mentioned reason.
But what other Hashimoto foods no to eat?
The problem I have noticed of most websites that talk about health and appear on Google for Hashimoto Diet, and the best X foods to eat for Hashimoto, or foods to avoid for Hashimoto, is that they are partialy true and also pushed by their own agenda.
Therefore again, my first tip is to find a functional medicine doctor, trofologist or nutritionist who is really aware of autoimmune diseases and that can ask you for a food sesitivities test.
Of course, we can google around to get ideas of what with can eat for not to eat for Hashimoto, but as I mentioned we are unique, and it would be better to have real labs that through the exact personal foods to avoid for Hashimoto.
That is what I did thanks to a Homeopath in Germany, which certainly the food sensitivity test helped me to know myself, and what foods should I avoid for Hashimoto and for the health of my body.
The food sensitivities test must give the results of which foods are generating in yourself the foods that are increasing the antibodies.
It will be useles to just say, ok the most common Hashimoto triggers are gluten, eggs, diary, meat, sugar, grains, and certain fruits, so I should also eliminate them for my Hashimoto Diet.
And for me, it doesn’t just work like that. Here comes the cliche, “listen to your body”. If you haven’t found anyone who can run the food sensistivities test, then it will take longer to find the foods to avoid for your Hashimoto.
That is the problem of just reading blogs and websites that talk about an ideal Hashimoto Diet.
Ideally, is to have your own test and start building it form there.
Since I have the food sensitivities test, it was easier for me to sourt out the foods that I should avoid for Hashimoto.
As a general rule, gluten has to be removed for any Hashimoto diet.
But for example, diary is one food that is also recommended to avoid for Hashimoto, but in my labs it was shown to be in the “ok” to have. That is why, not what we read as a generalized opinion will work for us.
As well, strawberries was a food that did not appear on my list, but eventually I found out that it was a major contributor to some rash that I was having.
Here I share my list of the foods to avoid for Hashimoto, but just take it as an example and not as the foods that you have to eliminate.
I did struggled to find a good Hashimoto treatment for myself.
As I already mentioned it, taking levothyroxine by itself is not the only answer, even if you have normal TSH.
If you keep serching on the main medical websites, they only say that, but they don’t go through the root causes.
And I felt so lonely, without any hope after going so many times with the doctor and seeing that my TSH was in normal ranges.
Finding eventually a functional medicine doctor back in Mexico had helped to improve my health.
I can’t say that I am at my best yet, but certainly I have improved and working on it.
So what I do recommend you as Hashimoto Treatment is to find your food sensitvities and do your own personalized Hashimoto Diet.
We are different, so you might have different reactions to different foods.
Also it is recommended to take some Hashimoto Supplements.
My doctor recommended me Throne Thyrocsin, which has Vitamin C, E, B12, Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, L-Thyrosine and Aschwaganda.
Just be careful where you buy Aschwaganda, it might be mixed with Rhodiola and Benzodiazepine, a sleeping drug, I already had some uncommon experiences that I will share in my book.
I am also taking Thorne Methyl-Guard, which supports methylation for healthy heart, blood vessels, brain, and bones.
Among some other important suplements is to take Glutamine, which helps to regenerate the Gut.
Don’t forget to take sun baths or expose yourself to the sun, and also take vitamin D, I do also take Vitamin D/K2 liquid from Thorne.
These are the ones that I take, but you can also try to look for the suplements that best fits you.
About which Levothyroxine dose and which brand is better, discuss that with your doctor.
In my case, Levothyroxine makes me feel awful and it has made me too much bad than good.
I have tried Eutirox and Synthyroid and they haven’t really helped me at all, as mentioned, they have brought to me heart palpitations, bad sleep and tremors.
I do tested out to don’t take the levothyroxine pill, and for some months I was actually feeling better and sleeping way better, but I started to have some leg circulation problems, and the doctor gave me back a low dose of levothyroxine, but I still have to find out what works best for me.
I hope that this as a starting article helps you, and I aim to have some more few articles related to Hashimoto Thyroiditis to dig deeper into this discussion.