Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

thyroid checkHashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases that affects women. In fact, autoimmune disease is the fourth leading cause of disability in women. I was diagnosed at the age of 29 after my doctor noticed a lump in my throat. This lump was a goiter. The thyroid, located at the front of your neck, produces hormones that regulate metabolism and energy in your body and is the organ most commonly affected by autoimmune disease. A goiter is formed as your thyroid gland becomes more damaged, and then the pituitary gland senses a low thyroid hormone level and secretes more TSH to stimulate the thyroid, which causes the thyroid to grow. This is a goiter. Continue reading “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”

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What is an Autoimmune Disorder and Could You Have One?

autoimmuneI was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis over 15 years ago. This type of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the thyroid tissue, resulting in decreased production of thyroid hormone. It is estimated that Hashimoto’s is just one of possibly hundreds of autoimmune disorders, which include lupus, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia and psoriasis.

What exactly is an autoimmune disease?

When people with healthy immune systems get a cold, a cut or any virus, the body’s natural defenses/immune system kicks in to help restore balance. Continue reading “What is an Autoimmune Disorder and Could You Have One?”

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Important Free Docu-Series on Autoimmune Disease

betrayal-bnrToday one in three people are affected by an autoimmune disease. Could it be you or someone you love? Do you feel like modern medicine has failed you and want to know the autoimmune disease solution they’re not telling you?

If you or anyone you know is suffering from an autoimmune disease, then you will want to see Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s 7-part free docu-series called Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You. It might very well be the most important information that you will learn about the topic of autoimmune diseases and the hope for recovery.

Launching on November 14, 2016, Betrayal features 85 experts including doctors, scientists, world-leading functional medicine specialists, Continue reading “Important Free Docu-Series on Autoimmune Disease”

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