Related Health Challenges

There are many potential related health challenges for people with Hashimoto's such as other autoimmune diseases, infections, and digestive complaints like histamine intolerance or SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).

It is very important to understand and address these additional challenges because they can prevent you from getting better and achieving your health goals.

In this section we explore many of these conditions, and explain why they matter.

Osteoporosis and Hashimoto’s: Part I of A 2 Part Series
Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones break down and loose tissue. This can make them brittle and[...]
Why Do Some People with Hashimoto’s Have Such a Bad Reaction to the Flu and (In Some Cases) the Flu Vaccine?
Hey people! Earlier this week I shared a post I wrote that looks into some questions around the influenza vaccine.[...]
New Study: Thyroid Levels Impact Dementia Risk
A new study published in the journal Neurology has found that high and high-normal thyroid levels are linked to greater risk[...]
How the Kidneys Are Impacted by Hashimoto’s
We've had a few posts covering the adrenals this week. In this one, I talk about how they can affect[...]
New Study Finds Household Dust Contains Thyroid Disruptors
A new study from the Journal Chemical Research in Toxicology has released some interesting research on how household dust may[...]
Thyroid News: High fT4 May Increase Risk of SCD (Sudden Cardiac Death)
Hey people! In the last few days there's been lots of news coverage of the influence of thyroid hormone and[...]
The Importance of the Microbiome in Hashimoto’s
Hashimoto's and other autoimmune diseases have multiple causes. There is no single origin and, therefore, to date there is no[...]
Hashimoto’s and Oral Tolerance (Part 1 of 2)
As many of you know, for the last several years I have focused solely on treating people with Hashimoto's. This[...]
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Hashimoto’s
Hashimoto's is the most common autoimmune disease of the thyroid and if affects millions of people globally. The most common[...]
The Herpes Virus and Hashimoto’s
                The herpes virus is an unstoppable biological machine Like most health conditions, Hashimoto's has no single cause. It is[...]
Hashimoto’s and Perimenopause
Menopause is an important time of transition for every woman, but when you also have Hashimoto's it can be particularly[...]
Hashimoto’s and A Woman’s Cycle
Hashimoto's affects so many different systems of the body. One of the main reasons is that thyroid hormone affects so[...]
Hashimoto’s and SIBO Treatment (Part 2 of 2)
In our previous post, we took a look at the relationship between Hashimoto's and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), if[...]
Hashimoto’s and SIBO (Part 1 of 2)
Diet Matters with Hashimoto's For many people who struggle with Hashimoto's, diet is a huge issue. Yet, many doctors ignore[...]
“Should I Get a Flu Shot If I Have Hashimoto’s?”
Every year when flu season rolls around I get questions concerning whether or not to get a flu shot. As[...]
Hashimoto’s and the MTHFR Gene
Hashimoto's is a complicated condition. It's not just a thyroid problem. It's an autoimmune disease, it's progressive and over time[...]
Hashimoto’s and PCOS: A Perfect Example of How It’s All Connected
Hashimoto's is the most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide and research has shown that it also has many similarities to[...]
Hashimoto’s Health Tip: Stress Is Not Your Friend
Did you know that low thyroid function is often caused by some other condition first, and often adrenal gland stress[...]
Hashimoto’s Health Tip: Glyphosates and Gluten
Yet Another Reason Gluten Is Not Your Friend A recent study published in the the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology (Vol.[...]
The Truth About Acid (Stomach Acid, People!)
In this post we're going to break down the stomach, stomach acid, and, of course, it's relationship to the thyroid[...]