Excerpt from Dr. Lanzisera’s THYROID REPORT “Thyroid Disorders Explained, Why Do I Still Have Symptoms?”:
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland (this is an auto-immune disorder). It is diagnosed by checking for thyroid antibodies (TPO & TGB). Hashimoto’s is not a thyroid disease but an immune system disorder and the most common autoimmune disorder.
As Dr. Datis Kharrazian DC, MS states in his book, “Why Do I Still Have My Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?”, when addressing an autoimmune disorder like Hashimoto’s, the goal is to restore balance to the immune system. The foundation of care is to support a patient’s overall health.
Unstable blood sugar, gut dysbiosis (abnormal gut bacteria), and poor adrenal health worsen an autoimmune condition. Removing gluten from the diet is also vital given the studied links between Hashimoto’s and gluten intolerance.
Taken together autoimmune diseases strike women three times more than men. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis effects 10 women for every man.
“I customize each patient’s treatment plan with a combination of brain based therapy (BBT) to improve functional brain imbalances, and nutritional supplementation and dietary modification to aid metabolic dysfunction that is found through lab testing.
Dr. Frank Lanzisera, DC