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The Total Fat Loss Solution online event April 28

Tired of nothing working when it comes to weight loss? I have been invited to join a team of 30 experts to speak about the true reasons behind weight gain and weight loss resistance, as part of The Total Fat Loss Solution online summit. The old guidelines of eat less, exercise more, and eat a […]

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10 reasons why Hashimoto’s patients don’t get better

 Also in this article: Hair loss in Hashimoto’s patients -– What you need to know Recent published study –- Hashimoto’s reduces brain function   Top 10 reasons Hashimoto’s patients don’t get better There is not one easy fix to successfully managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, an autoimmune thyroid disease. As many people have learned the hard way, […]

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Goiter, goitrogens, and thyroid enlargement

The brain is always a piece of the Hashimoto’s puzzle One thing I have learned from my readers is they are largely on their own. Rarely do conventional or alternative practitioners understand the depth of Hashimoto’s, a complex web that involves the neurological, hormone, and immune systems (we call it the neuroendocrine-immune axis). If you […]

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When thyroid hormones don’t relieve depression

Also: Amazon reviews, recent podcast interviews, and the functional neurology conference (bottom of post) Depression is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, yet many people become frustrated when their thyroid hormone medication does not relieve depression. This is because the effects of hypothyroidism on the brain are more complicated than people realize and thyroid hormone medication […]

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Got brain drain? Hashimoto’s and brain degeneration

If you’re managing your Hashimoto’s yet still waiting for your depression to lift and your memory to return, you could be suffering from the beginning of a brain breakdown. Scientists call it accelerated brain degeneration, and it’s critical you know about it. Many symptoms of brain decline overlap with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism so that patients—and their […]

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism immune basics

About 90 percent of hypothyroidism cases in the United States are due to Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. It’s important to identify Hashimoto’s because you then know it is the immune system you must address, although thyroid hormone medication may still be necessary. How to test for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism […]

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Brain not working? Read my new book

I am very proud to announce the release of my new book, Why Isn’t My Brain Working? At almost 600 pages and backed by more than 1,000 references, this book brings together the latest brain research to show you how to care for this most vital organ. The book is now available through Amazon in […]

Learn more about Hashimoto’s in this online interview

Also: Prestigious nutrition fellowship awarded (below) In my recent interview with Marc Ryan, LAc of Hashimoto’s Healing we talk about thyroid issues, brain issues, and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. To watch the interviews, please click on the frames below. Hashimoto’s Healing: Datis Kharrazian Interview Part I from Green Health Acupuncture, Inc. on Vimeo. Hashimoto’s Healing: Datis Kharrazian […]

Preventing and treating autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD

New book talks about preventing and treating childhood brain disorders Does your child have ADHD, autism, Tourette’s, OCD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, or another brain-based disorder? Or perhaps you’re having second thoughts about conceiving because the risks of giving birth to a child who develops autism, ADHD, or other brain development disorders is so much higher […]

Nitric oxide modulation for autoimmune disease

In the thyroid book I introduced the concepts of TH-1 and TH-2 and their role in autoimmune diseases, such as Hashimoto’s. It turns out another key player in the autoimmune scenario is TH-17, and that we can work with nitric oxide and glutathione (which I wrote about earlier) to tame autoimmune destruction caused by TH-17. […]

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Eating gluten increases the need for thyroid hormones

A new study shows Hashimoto’s patients with symptomless celiac disease (i.e., no digestive complaints) require 49 percent more T4 to achieve the same TSH levels as non-celiac Hashimoto’s patients. After the patients followed a gluten-free diet for 11 months their TSH levels came down with the same T4 requirement as the non-celiac Hashimoto’s patients. Gluten […]

The hypothyroid athlete

Competitive athletes seem unlikely candidates for hypothyroidism, a disease that frequently causes fatigue, depression, and malaise. But some athletes are surprised to learn their dwindling performance and failure to build muscle stems from improperly managed hypothyroidism. The fact that athletes are typically fit and slender makes it easy for doctors to overlook their symptoms. And […]