Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis

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Eating for Health™ Applications for Recovery
by Jodi Friedlander, M.S. & Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.
s the world becomes more polluted, the incidence of “auto-immune” disease will steadily increase. Our environment is killing us and no medicine can protect us. In most cases, little attention is paid to the cause or contributing factors that drive auto-immune conditions. Autoimmunity is most easily understood as “hyperimmune”. With conditions as diverse as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and even some forms of diabetes, the confluence of stress, toxicity, trauma and mal-nutrition, with an element of genetic susceptibility, promotes aggressive immune function that destroys sensitive body tissue. Merely suppressing the immune system is not sufficient to reverse the onslaught of inflammation, degeneration and loss of both tissue structure and function. The Eating for Health™ (Bauman, 2007) approach, with an emphasis on alternating a cleansing, detoxifying diet with a reparative, building diet is the natural way to tease out the pathological elements that are driving excessive immune response. A variety of clinical meta-

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bolic, functional laboratory tests are advised to identify offending antigenic (immune arousing) substances for which a specific integrative diet, supplement and lifestyle program can be devised. Initially, natural and medical approaches offer the highest level of care. In time, as a person heals, he or she can look forward to being less rigid and rigorous in their self and medical care. This article will focus on what happens when the thyroid or its hormones get targeted for a persistent immune attack. Along with obesity, the incidence of hypothyroidism appears to be escalating wildly, and since low thyroid function generally causes weight gain, the two are often intimately connected. While the rise in obesity is obvious to anyone with visual acuity, low thyroid function is not so generally apparent, nor is it diagnosed easily by most doctors in its sub-clinical stage. For this reason it is important for consumers, nutrition professionals and healthcare practitioners to learn to recognize its symptoms and manifestations. Hypothyroid, left untreated, can contribute to unwanted

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with overt symptoms affecting approximately two percent of the population (Chistiakov et. The symptoms are generally the same as for other forms of hypothyroidism. but its occurrence in developed countries is rare compared to that of the autoimmune variety (Shames. thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is rising in response to the attack on the gland (Amino et. According to thyroid expert. women are anywhere from 10 to 50 times more likely to develop HT than are men. 2003)... As with most autoimmune conditions. including inefficient conversion in cells of T4 to T3 (the more biologically active of the two hormones) and insensitivity of hormone receptors in cells. Hormone production is dependent on the ability of the hypothalamus to sense the body’s need for more thyroid hormone and to signal the pituitary gland via thyroid releasing hormone (TRH). though not everyone with the autoantibodies goes on to develop hypothyroidism.org • 800-987-7530 .105). tissue and organ in the body. A significant number of those diagnosed with Hashimoto’s are completely asymptomatic. M. 2000). p. Depending on which studies are read.baumancollege. Low thyroid activity contributes to a large Who Gets It Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the most commonly diagnosed form of hypothyroidism in the United States. meaning that though circulating levels of thyroid hormones are normal.. It controls metabolism. What It Is The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of the neck. is a T-cell mediated (Th-1) autoimmune inflammatory condition (Phenekos et al. but if left untreated the gland may ultimately be destroyed. 2 ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts www. 2003. health problems. released from the pituitary gland.Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery weight gain and create a host of debilitating symptoms. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). By age 60. It is responsible for synthesizing several hormones that affect the energy production of almost every cell. 2004). Richard Shames. including children.D. and affects body weight. al. causing underproduction of thyroid hormone. The primary hormones produced — T4 and T3 — are formed from the amino acid tyrosine. lead to serious. also known as autoimmune thyroiditis. while Hashimoto’s occurs in all age groups. creating symptoms of low thyroid function. The disease can eventually cause a depletion of circulating thyroid hormones. generally developing between the ages of 30 and 50. and in both genders. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HAIT or HT). while a small proportion of both men and women are subclinical. It is marked by the presence of autoantibodies and is often associated with other autoimmune conditions. 2005). 2004) in which the body produces antigens that attack its own thyroid gland. it is estimated that 20 percent of women are hypothyroid (Blanchard. non-autoimmune hypothyroidism does exist. that if untreated. influences and controls production of these hormones. Hypothyroidism can occur due to dysfunction in any of these glands. regulates body temperature. al. combined with iodine. it is most prevalent in women. under the Adam’s apple. muscle strength. TSH levels rise and fall in response to amounts of circulating hormones in the bloodstream. energy levels and fertility. but it is generally recognized that it occurs far more frequently than is diagnosed. It can also result from other problems. number of physiological effects throughout the body due to reduced enzyme function from lowered body temperature (Brady.

. (in Shomon. and lowered IQ’s in children (Blanchard. . less frequent symptoms. The available research points to a combination of genetics and environmental triggers as co-factors.D. There are also other. loss of energy for life) Etiology (Is It In the Air?) No one has yet pinpointed the exact causes of Hashimoto’s. including short stature. al. 74-75). . including increased blood pressure and excess earwax. pp. Symptoms Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis can be asymptomatic. . Chest pains Cold intolerance. but research has shed some light on contributing and possibly causative factors. but when symptoms appear. the symptoms of which include: . 2005). 2004.. miscarriage Low basal temperature Low libido Muscle cramps/tenderness No patchy hair loss Poor concentration and memory (brain fog) Restless leg syndrome Seasonal (cold weather) exacerbation of symptoms Severe PMS Sleep disturbances Slowed speech and ankle reflexes Tired. M. N. . . and several different genes have been identified that confer susceptibility to both (Chistiakov et. that contributes to the onset of hypothyroidism. though studies are conflicting. including migraines High cholesterol. 20).org 3 . Some of the possible triggers are: . PhD. . . . hypothyroidism appears to confer an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (Blanchard.baumancollege. . cold hands and feet Constipation Depression Dry. But genetically susceptible people also require one or more environmental triggers to initiate the disease process. it is most likely a variety of factors. . And as Edward Bauman. . . especially LDL Infertility. And. Anemia (especially pernicious) . . Brain fog (forgetfulness.) explains. not just one. 2004. Both Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease — autoimmune hyperthyroidism — cluster in families with a history of autoimmune disorders. . reduced attention span. by Julia Ross.A. . A more complete list can be found in The Diet Cure. 2002). There can also be profound health implications from lowered thyroid function. . . . .Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery The reason for this appears to be that the same system that regulates immunity also regulates reproductive cycles in women (Plapp. brittle nails Weight gain ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts 800-987-7530 • www. sluggish thinking. they generally begin as a gradual enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter) and/or the gradual development of hypothyroidism. coarse skin Early graying of hair Exhaustion after exercise Frequent colds and flu’s and difficulty recovering from infection Headaches. p. . . aching muscles Weak. .

especially with a finding of autoantibodies. bacterial or Candida infections as a trigger or as a direct cause. since they sit so close to the throat. Mercury (from fish and dental amalgams) and fluoride (in toothpastes and water) are also endocrine disruptors. pp. Testing for these antibodies is necessary to uncover the autoimmune component. Pregnancy. 2002) and to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis specifically (Shames private conversation. Shames. which is indicative of Hashimoto’s even in the absence of symptoms. place it under an armpit. making screening very important. Food borne bacteria. Free T3. 2007).2 indicates lowered metabolic function. these can be present even though thyroid hormone and TSH levels are normal. Trauma. 1992). Basal Temperature Test: Take a thermometer to bed. Menstruating women should perform it during their periods. especially of the adrenals and the sex hormones. A TSH >3 is now often considered subclinical and deserving of treatment. Saliva testing. 1976. . development of hypothyroidism. pesticides. A reading below the normal range of 97. Viral.org • 800-987-7530 . making mercury detoxification imperative (Bauman. may not reveal asymptomatic or subclinical Hashimoto’s. than inside (Shomon. 2007).D. Nutrient deficiencies. such as surgery or an accident .S. in Shomon. Men and menopausal women can perform this test any day of the month (Barnes. fertilizers. all contain substances that mimic our own body’s estrogen. In fact. Immediately upon awakening. Seeing a cardiologist to rule out cardiovascular disease may be a wise idea. Clinical and Home Testing Other hormone imbalances. . May. especially. shake it down prior to going to sleep. hypertension and chest pains. . In addition. normal TSH levels are not at all unusual in older people with hypothyroidism (Urban. 2005). Do this test for 5 days to obtain an average reading. especially those created from petrochemicals. though some doctors now recognize that a TSH level >2 often leads to the . Free T4. affecting the balance of all our hormones. Ongoing stress. Several of these tests are available in the books and websites listed at the end of this article. which up regulates the immune system .. in particular. But standard medical testing. not to mention what’s in the air and tap water we ingest. which often checks TSH only. . Many plastics (all those bottles of water we drink). Serum or saliva testing for TSH. Mercury amalgams. Medical. iodine and/or selenium. since treatment can stop the progression of the autoimmune attack (Aksoy et. In the elderly. N. . body care products. and for thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb). Leave it there for 10 minutes and move as little as possible during that time. These xenoestrogens are powerful endocrine disruptors. which may indicate lowered thyroid function. 4 ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts www. 2001). May. according to Dr. al. Toxins Toxins are of particular concern. Symptoms of hypothyroid can include hypercholesterolemia. most notably Yersinia enterocolitica. can produce symptoms identical to those of hypothyroid. sufficient to cause adrenal insufficiency that hampers conversion of T4 to T3 and weakens the body’s immune defenses. 4748). Finding a good doctor or other healthcare practitioner is essential if one suspects hypothyroidism.baumancollege.8-98. the reference values used by most physicians for TSH are too broad.). . can pose a serious threat to the thyroid gland. though this is more common outside the U. The first step may be to answer a questionnaire to determine if symptoms could be due to low thyroid function.Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery . . and are thought to contribute to the rise in autoimmune conditions in general (Plapp. is more accurate than serum testing (private conversation. dioxin.

Foods to Increase Proteins: Julia Ross. 1999. whole grains and nutrient-dense booster foods is the shortest. in Shomon.org 5 . and whey protein. Testing for food allergies can help determine if there are reactive foods that need to be eliminated to help quench the inflammation (Bauman. . Also consider eating three meals and two to three snacks per day to keep energy levels more even throughout the day. Eating For Health™. advises 20 grams of lean animal protein (3-4 oz. the dietary recommendations are meant to be in addition to medical therapy. (See the Resources section for their book). Cold-water fish is a good choice. Ross. M.Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery If Hashimoto’s is confirmed. which is also critical to good thyroid function (Shames private conversation.A. Richard Shames. May. 2007).and B12-deficiency anemia. p. Anemia is common among those with HT.D. the following tests will prove useful: the best option. Thyroiditis is an inflammation. Since thyroid hormone medication is indicated when antibodies are detected. Check for both iron.) at each meal (1999. with lots of fresh. 2004. work to balance all hormones. . 16). It contains immunoglobulins and L-Glutamine that can help heal a distressed digestive tract. p. Richard and Karilee Shames (2006) differentiate between people whose metabolisms are driven primarily by their adrenals. since lowered thyroid function reduces the body’s ability to benefit fully from the protein foods eaten (Ross. Eating to Heal Once a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s is obtained. p. and since adrenal hormones are necessary for the conversion of T4 to T3 (Blanchard. Selenium is necessary for the conversion of T4 to T3. 170).D. seasonal and organic vegetables and fruits and nuts. through an increased amount of protein. N. . seeds. considers selenium deficiency to be one of the critical factors in the onset of Hashimoto’s (Shames private conversation. p. thyroids.. 48) and for the uptake of hormone into peripheral tissues. straightest path to nutritional thyroid support. Adopting the Eating For Health™ diet plan is clearly ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts 800-987-7530 • www. May. it is advised to do an Adrenal Stress Index — a 24 hour saliva collection — to determine the extent of adrenal involvement. despite a Hashimoto’s diagnosis. as it also contains Omega-3 fatty acids. or sex glands and have slight dietary modifications for each. Checking estrogen (for women) is also important. Hypothyroid is almost always associated with some degree of adrenal fatigue. 2007). at snack time. However. . A hair mineral analysis is useful to determine if this deficiency exists. though more processed. M. Also shoot for 1-2 oz. as excess estrogen can reduce the effect of thyroid hormone and lock it out from receptor sites on tissue cells (Blanchard. . 170). Hair mineral analysis can also help determine the copper: zinc ratio. 2004. 1999. the dietary goals are to cool the inflammation.baumancollege. not in place of it. Tempeh is a good source of vegetable protein. and help the thyroid gland produce hormones — and the body to convert them — properly. because a diet rich in high quality proteins and fats. is recommended. p. An emphasis on building. 173). can be very useful.

parsley. Choose a wide variety of colorful veggies and eat them lightly cooked or raw. crab. chia and flax). (Shames private conversation.. oats. in Shomon. very important for those with impaired digestion. will make them much more digestible. Antioxidant-rich foods are necessary to combat free radical damage caused by the inflammatory process. though they should be fine in moderation (Shames private conversation. * www. Vitamin C-rich foods: Red bell peppers. of lemon juice. filtered water daily. one or two times per day. olive oil and coconut and its oil. nuts and seeds (especially pumpkin. etc. May.org • 800-987-7530 . sweet potato. Avoid water with chlorine and fluoride. Water: At least 8 cups pure. Other nutrients with antioxidant qualities often deficient in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis include vitamins C and E. especially dulse and kelp (be sure it’s very high quality). since vitamin A is often deficient in people with any type of autoimmune condition (Plapp. May. 1999. Coconut is very thyroid friendly. zinc and selenium. grains and starchy vegetables.D. The lauric acid it contains is soothing to the endocrine system (Bauman. 171). in the body. p. brown rice. apricots. red bell peppers. halibut.whfoods. plus 1/2 to 1 cup. NOTE: Avoid eating the brassica family raw. Brassicas include broccoli. It can also be helpful for weight loss (Calbom et. 2007). Antioxidant-rich foods: “Push the antioxidants”.D. 2003). Two 1/2 cup servings of fruit per day. shrimp. M. 2002). sesame and pumpkin seeds Selenium-rich foods: Crimini mushrooms. p. 6 ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts www. iodine. romaine Vitamin E-rich foods: Lightly steamed mustard greens and Swiss chard. al. organic butter. iodine. Don’t overdo these.) and its mediumchain fatty acids digest quickly and provide a superior energy source for the body. sunflower seeds. beef (organic and/or grass-fed). cod. And another reminder to not purchase water in plastic bottles. winter squashes.baumancollege. citrus fruits. lightly cooked spinach. in general. 171). The milk from the coconut can be used in place of other milks. which is common with hypothyroid. This can disrupt thyroid function. Carbohydrates: Go easy on the fruit. cantaloupe. as these inhibit thyroid function. 1999. cauliflower. as these are halogens and compete with the halogen. not farmed) Zinc-rich foods: Oysters. almonds Iodine-rich foods: Seaweeds. cooked calf’s liver. • Vitamin A-rich foods*: Raw carrots. turnips. 2007). NOTE: Soaking grains (except for brown rice) for seven hours in water with 1 Tbsp.org has a more complete listing of foods and their nutrient content. per day of the good fats found in avocados. Emphasis on vitamin-A containing foods is especially helpful. seafood (free of mercury and wild. whole grains or starchy vegetables (Ross. snapper. Vegetables: At least 4 cups per day (Ross. collard greens and Swiss chard. sunflower seeds.Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery Healthy Fats: 4-6 Tbsp. says Richard Shames. broccoli. kale. N.

He points out that infants fed soy formulas are more likely to develop autoimmune conditions later in life than those who are not. p. M. though it is the isolated and concentrated isoflavones that pose the greatest risk. from Dr. Essentially.). Soy: Also disruptive to the endocrine system. including flax meal apple pectin. apple prunes acai and Goji berries. Making it with coconut water is a very healthful and refreshing application. HCl and probiotics when necessary and to supplement with extra quantities of the nutrients most often found lacking with this condition. a dietary food supplement powder is a great ally. in Shomon. or because they are generally rancid even before they are bottled (or go rancid in their clear glass bottles) is not known. The Vital Scoop™. not the way to get it. natto and miso. . when it is converting fat to muscle with growth hormone. in the first place. whole food powder which contains premium whey powder. 190). 2006). 204-205). is to “eat breakfast like a king. to get the daily recommended dosage of iodine (150mcg. cereal grasses and sea vegetables. is a far better choice. a blend of fibers. The second technique. It is not possible to eat enough salt. lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” (2004. Ken Blanchard. and considered a toxin by some. Iodized Salt: Even though the thyroid gland depends on iodine to produce hormones. Depending on soy as a primary source of protein is not recommended. Aspartame: Aside from its other known toxic effects. pp. this is ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts 800-987-7530 • www. too): There is speculation that these contribute to hypothyroidism.D.) Nor is it advisable to consume such a highly processed product. such as tempeh. (2004. and to fuel it well during the day to accommodate energy needs. developed by Ed Bauman. (www.Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery Vital Scoop™ Food Composition Powder To support people with a wide variety of health issues. the grocery store versions of which often contain aluminum and dextrose (Bauman. a blend of algae. and therapeutic elements such as aloe vera. stop eating before getting full.D. The first is to reduce caloric intake by about 30 percent. ionic minerals. N. 200). as it is called. Whether it is because they contain so much inflammation-promoting Omega-6 fatty acids. Calorie restriction. Dietary “tricks” can help hypothyroidism. a blend of fruit extracts. Unsaturated Oils (canola oil. while still taking in adequate nutrients. is soy. too.). N. . rich in sulfur amino acids that support detoxification. p. has been shown to improve both immune and thyroid function (Moore. 1999. Supplementation Because Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis can result in reduced digestive capabilities.D.D. according to Ken Blanchard. along with healing chlorophyll and antioxidants to cool an overheated immune system and cleanse impurities from the blood.com) is a unique. raspberries. thyroid and its hormones and to improve thyroid hormone sensitivity. in Shomon. Ph. One scoop contains 9 grams of easily digestible protein. Sea salt. This prevents the body from being overloaded with food at night. Even small amounts have been shown to have powerful hormone disrupting powers and can lower concentrations of T3 (Ross. .baumancollege. Things to Avoid . including blueberries. acidophilus and grape seed extract.org 7 .BaumanNutrition. The exception to this is fermented soy foods. The vital scoop can be used as a meal replacement in a shake or just added to warm or cool liquids. Aspartame appears to be particularly problematic for the thyroid gland (Bauman. it is a good idea to support digestion with enzymes. unprocessed and containing trace minerals.

But not all. daily if pregnant (Balch. 97). Calcium and iron need to be taken two hours before or after thyroid medications so as not to interfere with its absorption. Extra B vitamins: Either in supplement form or. al. p.. 1000-2000mg. daily. . 1000-2000 mg. al. p.baumancollege. 97). 1999. recommended by Dr. 97). . iodine.Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery should be either avoided or done with extreme caution until more is known about it. daily to bring up levels.. 2003). Additional supplements. Many sources recommend 500 mg. . 97. 2000. 245). al. p.. 1999. capsules). p. Supplementing directly with iodine is very controversial. al. Turker et. Duntas et. 451). preferably. p. 452). 2000. 2003).org • 800-987-7530 . p. al. Maintenance doses will vary. 452). 245. 50 mg. per day. . N. May. high bioavailability multivitamin and mineral: Take as directed. Zinc: if testing shows a deficiency. . These are desiccated thyroid glands of either pigs or cows (use those from non-BSE cow-raising countries). are extra free-form amino acids daily (two 500mg. 2007). . al. levels of this amino acid are rarely low enough to warrant supplementation (Shames et. in Shomon. 1999. Extra essential fatty acids: from fish or flax. preferably in divided doses. . use nutritional yeast. other thyroid hormones that may exert a physiological effect.. 245). Magnesium: 200mg 2 times daily (Ross. p. . they also contain T1 and T2.. two divided doses (Shames et.. It is also required for thyroid hormone production (Shames. p. Vitamin D3: often low in those with autoimmune conditions. .. and proteolytic enzymes for inflammation (2006. Ross. High potency. Dr. Additional antioxidant: Take as directed daily (Shames et. al. is necessary for optimal immune function (Hayes et. al. . 108). if it’s not already in the multiple (Ross. Shames likens it to decaffeinated coffee: there’s still a little bit in there (Shames private conversation. Calcium and iron need to be taken two hours before or after thyroid medications so as not to interfere with its absorption. 2006. Selenium: 200 mcg. daily (Balch. Mercola (in Shomon. twice daily. 2007). Daily low-dose iodine supplementation (200 mcg. al. daily). Iron: if deficient. 2006. Calcium: 250-300mg (1-2 at bedtime) (Ross. Chromium: 200 mcg.. Because of this. 2000. kelp supplementation — 2-3 grams daily — should provide adequate amounts (Balch. with physicians obtaining erratic results. a day) has been shown to reduce antibody levels in people with Hashimoto’s (Rink et. Iodine: If the multiple doesn’t contain 150-200 mcg. per day has been shown to reduce thyroid autoantibodies (Gartner et. taurine (two 500mg.. . p. p. 245). 2006. Thyroid glandulars: have been shown to be very effective 50-100mg. Dr. and 8 ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts www. . Shames. twice daily. Shames et.) recommends 5 grams daily. 2002. p. . 1999). L-Tyrosine: one of the thyroid’s hormone building blocks. NOTE: Do not exceed 40mcg. 2006. . but most of the hormone has been removed. 1999. p. 2006.D.

Other Considerations . A person who receives excellent care and follows a hypoallergenic diet with appropriate supplemental nutrients will improve gradually.) or exercise that includes gentle jumping ©2007 BAUMAN COLLEGE Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts 800-987-7530 • www. 122-123). Peace will be restored.com (Shomon. . And the Shames’ recommend a Tibetan herbal product called. thyroid glandular support. 2000.. suggest it has a beneficial effect on the thyroid. p. 122). clean up the blood. 2007). .about. a treatment plan that integrates detoxification. al. in one supplement) to support overall endocrine function and the thyroid gland particularly. Lymph massage (Bauman. p. Sage advice to all (Bauman. 452). 2007). . . Stress reduction Overall detoxification Good sleep Exercise. N. 1998).Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating For Health ™ Applications for Recovery Vegans may have to add the nutrients commonly missing in adequate amounts from an animal-free diet: extra B12. to tolerance Conclusion Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a treatable condition. There is no one size fits all treatment plan. 2006) . . p. Thyroidinum 6 times or 6c. . . . Homeopathy . this would not be surprising. No research exists to date about its effect on the thyroid. It is a long-term recovery program that is exciting to undertake with the support of health professionals and family members.baumancollege. but anecdotal evidence both from thyroid. zinc and selenium (Ross. Herbs Many herbs are available (often together. These include: . Calcarea carbonica may increase thyroid function (Balch. Contrast hydrotherapy (hot and cold applications) to the neck and throat may stimulate thyroid function (Ehrlich. some L-Carnitine. and from some of the producers of maca products. clean up the environment and the immune system will calm down. 2006) . Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng) Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) Coleus forskholii root Guggul (Commiphora mukul) Holy Basil Leaf (Ocimum sanctum) Maca root (not raw. . It takes all of the following to have a successful outcome: individualized clinical assessment. As an adaptogenic. as it’s a brassica). . Acupuncture may be very effective to support the thyroid (Ehrlich. three pellets under the tongue 3 times daily for one week.org 9 . . 2006. 1999. D. Clean up the diet. 244). improved conversion of T-4 to T-3 and improved receptor site sensitivity. may be helpful to initiate thyroid balance (Shames et. Padma Basic (2006. . pp. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) . endocrine balancing herb (Walker. in Shomon.D.

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