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Natural wellness for autoimmune thyroid disorders

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How do you approach autoimmune thyroid disorders like Hashimoto's or Graves disease naturally?

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Natural wellness for autoimmune thyroid disorders

  1. 1. Natural Wellness Strategies for Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders Dr. Alexander Rinehart, DC, MS, CCN, CNS http://www.DrAlexRinehart.com
  2. 2. Are You At Risk for Autoimmune Thyroid Problem?  Are you cold all the time?  Are you chronically constipated?  Do you have difficulty losing weight?  Do you suffer from bouts of depression or anxiety?  Do you have difficulty sleeping?  Have you experienced heart palpitations for no reason?  Have you noticed dry skin or brittle hair?  Do you have a history of other autoimmune disorders?
  3. 3. Identifying New Causes of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis  Your thyroid gland has functions in multiple systems of your body.  Testing is not always as simple at looking at “normal” blood levels  Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common hypothyroidism in the US.
  4. 4. Treatment of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis  Medication with synthetic thyroid hormones  Synthroid  Prednisone  Prozac  Conventional Natural Treatment  Supplementing with B vitamins, selenium, thyroid glandulars, tyrosine, and iodide
  5. 5. Problems with Current Thyroid Treatment Options  Medical treatments often overlook causes of thyroid conditions  Instead, focus on keeping thyroid lab levels within certain ranges & managing other symptoms with medication  Most advanced treatment options may involve thyroid ablation or thyroidectomy  Symptoms can still remain after thyroid is removed
  6. 6. What are the New Strategies to Address Autoimmune Thyroid Disease?  Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease  Estrogen Balance  Insulin Resistance & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Adrenal Stress  Vitamin D Deficiency & Immune Balance  Gut Health  Toxic Heavy Metals, Toxins in Food, & Autoimmunity  Genetic Predisposition
  7. 7. Conclusion Thyroid disorders are one of the most complex health problems facing Americans today. Despite such a high prevalence of thyroid problems, conventional healthcare has had a limited success in managing them. Instead of treating autoimmune disease, we should look foremost to addressing the CAUSE.
  8. 8.  To read the full article complete with references please visit: http://dralexrinehart.com/nutrition- benefits/natural-wellness-for-autoimmune-thyroid- disorders/ (I do my best to keep much of my information free. I just ask that you please like and/or share if you found this helpful )

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