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The Best Hashimoto’s diet [How to reduce your antibodies and

autoimmunity with these 5 diets]

Ever feel like al you get is conflicting information about diet around the internet?

I do too… which is why I’m writing this post.

Today I want to talk about which Hashimoto’s diet is best for natural y reducing your antibodies, inflammatory levels and for overal just making you feel better.

If you didn’t already know – diet is an absolute critical change you MUST make if you want to get your Hashimoto’s under control. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it is probably the most important part of your treatment plan.

Having said that, there are some nuances to making dietary changes that are specific to those with Hashimoto’s.

I’m going to be going over several diets and how they impact symptoms and antibody levels. The data we are going to use is from Dr. Isabel a Wentz who col ected information on 2,232 Hashimoto’s patients.

Unfortunately, there just isn’t a lot of research money being spent on Hashimoto’s because for the most part Doctors consider it just another form of hypothyroidism.

But this data is very actionable and can help you immediately.

Let’s dive right in:

[*What you will learn in this post: *]

Why diet is critical to healing Hashimoto’s

Why diet alone isn’t enough

List of diets and how they each impact Hashimoto’s and antibody levels

The recommendation that I give to my patients about diet

What to do if you have Adrenal problems or Blood sugar issues

Why Diet can’t be ignored in Hashimoto’s disease

As you should already be aware, Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease. That means your body is literal y attacking and kil ing itself.

The the case of Hashimoto’s this attack occurs on the thyroid gland itself! If left untreated over long periods of time this wil ultimately result in the destruction of your thyroid.

That means your thyroid won’t be able to produce thyroid hormone anymore and you wil be left with supplementing with thyroid hormone by mouth… indefinitely.

It doesn’t sound pretty, but here’s the deal:

You can reduce and even prevent the attack on your own thyroid by making some targeted changes.

Today we are going to specifical y be talking about how diet impacts this inflammation and autoimmunity, but don’t forget that by itself isn’t enough to completely reverse this process. It takes a whole body, multifaceted approach.

You can recal this image that I use to treat Hashimoto’s:

The 6 critical steps to healing Hashimoto’s

Proper diet that is tailored to the individual and helps nourish the adrenals while focuses on nutrient deficiencies and reducing inflammation and autoimmunity

Addressing gut health and gut imbalances that may be accelerating inflammation in the body and reducing absorption of critical nutrients

Assessing adrenal status and treating adrenal fatigue or other adrenal problems

Replete nutrient deficiencies – including: Iron, B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iodine, and Vitamin D3

Finding the right type and dose of thyroid hormone medication for each individual

Removing toxins that may be interfering with thyroid function, conversion or production

Proper diet is step 1 in this process, but there are 5 other critical steps as wel .

Why Diet isn’t enough to heal Hashimoto’s

While diet is a critical component of reducing the inflammation in Hashimoto’s, it isn’t the end al be al treatment.

In order to heal Hashimoto’s you must reduce inflammation.

That means you have to address ALL causes of inflammation including:

1. Dietary al ergies and antigens

2. Gut imbalance (Dysbiosis, SIBO, Gut infections, Leaky gut)

3. Physical, emotional and physiological stressors

4. Chemical toxins and endocrine disruptors

5. Nutrient deficiencies

6. Lifestyle changes including improved sleep and exercise

Doing just one of these is a recipe for failure…

There is almost no question that your diet is increasing inflammation in your body, but it’s certainly not the only culprit.

And in order to reduce al inflammation, each area must be addressed.

[*Which diet is the best for reducing inflammation and autoimmunity? *]

Thankful y Dr. Wentz put together a list of data of over 2,200 patients with Hashimoto’s and how changing their diet impacted their symptoms AND their antibody levels.

For the first time we have actionable information and data that can be shared with everyone:

This data compares people who went on various types of diets and how it made them feel in terms of their symptoms and what percentage of people had a reduction in antibodies as a result.

This data isn’t perfect but it does provide some very helpful information for patients with Hashimoto’s.

First: It helps us see that there real y isn’t a one size fits al diet for every patient with Hashimoto’s. Many patients found relief with different diets.

Second: We can see that going gluten free is a HUGE benefit to many people. 88% of patients felt better with this diet and one third of them had a reduction in antibodies as a result.

[*Third: *]We can see that if one diet doesn’t work for you that you shouldn’t give up al dietary changes! You should certainly try another diet to see how you feel.

Let’s go over each of these diets in more detail:

1

Food Sensitivity Diet (Elimination Diet)

[*What is it? *]

There are two ways to do this diet:

1. Blood testing for food sensitivities: Find specific foods that you are sensitive to using delayed IgG food sensitivity

testing. Testing for IgG antibodies wil find food *sensitivities* that you may be reacting to, but may not be al ergic to.

You can find more information in the video below:

2. Eliminate foods systematical y: Instead of getting the Delayed IgG blood test (my preferred way to start for most patients) you can simply remove the major food groups that most people are sensitive to for 30-90 days.

After 30-90 days you can then begin to slowly reintroduce these food groups back into your body and determine how they make you feel. If you find that eggs make you feel sick, then you cut out that food group and move on to the next.

The most common food groups removed in this diet include: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Corn, Peanuts, Eggs and Shel fish. There is no hard and fast rule for what foods to avoid first, but I find removing these food groups seems to help patients the most right off the bat.

[*Does it work? *]

According to the data using this diet (either ways noted

above) 62% of people reported that they felt better, 4.2%

said they felt worse, and 43% had a reduction in antibodies

to the thyroid.

[*More information: *]

Food Sensitivity Diets

Elimination Diet

Al ergy Avoidance Diet

PROS

Highest reduction in antibodies

Moderate percentage of people felt better

Can be cost effective if you do not get delayed IgG

food al ergy testing

CONS

Highest percentage of people felt WORSE of this diet

Testing can be expensive and at times innaccurate

Requires a lot of time to reintroduce food groups

My Recommendation: This diet is a great place to start but

don’t be fooled into thinking you HAVE to get a delayed IgG

sensitivity test.

It may be necessary for some people, but many patients

can get started on this diet right away by just avoiding the

major food groups listed above.

2

Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP)

[*What is it? *]

The autoimmune paleo diet is an extended version of the paleo diet but also excludes: Nuts, Seeds, Eggs, Legumes, and Nightshades.

You can see the list of the al owed foods below:

Vegetables (Except Nighshades)

Fruits (Limited to 15-20 grams of fructose per day)

Coconut Products

Fats: Olive oil, Coconut oil, Lard

Fermented foods

Bone Broth

Grass Fed Meats, Poultry, and Seafood

Non-seed herbal teas and green tea

Vinegars (including Balsamic without added sugar)

1 tsp of Maple syrup and Honey used as sweeteners

Al fresh non-seed herbs

Grass fed gelatin and Arrowroot starch

[*Does it work? *]

According to our data 75% of people felt better, [* 4% *]of

people felt worse, and 43% had a reduction in antibodies

while fol owing the Auto Immune Paleo Diet.

[*More information: *]

PROS

Moderate percentage of people felt better

Includes gut healing foods like bone broths

Good support community online

CONS

High percentage of people felt WORSE on this diet

Lots of restrictions initial y, making compliance difficult

Requires a lot of time to reintroduce food groups after phase 1

My recommendations: The AIP diet can be VERY helpful for some people, but may be too strict for the majority of

patients right off the bat.

I tend to reserve my sickest patients with multiple autoimmune conditions and food al ergies for this diet.

I wil also move patients to this diet if they have failed on other less restrictive diets.

3

Gluten Free Diet

[*What is it? *]

If you don’t already know about gluten here is a quick primer:

Gluten is a name that includes multiple proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. There are two varieties of problems that people can have with gluten:

1. Celiac’s disease: People with this condition have an autoimmune response when introduced to the protein which results in damage to the intestines, inflammation and MANY other signs and symptoms. Patients with this condition typical y have elevated blood levels of Gliadin, Transglutaminase-2 and Endomysium.

2. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: People with this condition seem to be intolerant to gluten, meaning that it causes inflammation in their body but it’s much more difficult to diagnose because traditional blood tests to gliadin, transglutaminase-2 and endomysium are negative. Gluten sensitive patients stil get inflammation and autoimmunity, but symptoms vary by individual and these patients tend to go undiagnosed for a much longer period of time.

The gluten free diet serves to remove ALL sources of gluten including food and products that we don’t necessarily eat but stil go on our bodies (including toothpaste).

[*Does it work? *]

According to the data 88% of people felt better on this diet, 0.73% of people felt worse, and 33% of people had a reduction in antibodies.

[*More information: *]

Gluten Free Living

Celiac Central

Mayo Clinic Gluten Free Diet

PROS

Highest percentage of people felt better

Lots of free information and guides online

Good support community online

CONS

Can be difficult to remove ALL sources of gluten

Lots of gluten free junk food available – easy to eat unhealthy gluten free diet

Going gluten free isn’t enough for most patients

My recommendations: If you have Hashimoto’s you should absolutely try going gluten free! That means avoiding al sources of gluten diligently for at least 90 days before you reintroduce them. Don’t fal into the trap in thinking that if you have negative blood tests that it wil not benefit you.

Going gluten free wil not be enough to reduce inflammation and autoimmunity, but it is the necessary first step!

4

Paleo Diet

[*What is it? *]

Another very popular diet, and for good reason!

In a nutshel : the paleo diet only al ows you to eat foods that man would have evolved with. It removes foods that man has introduced that were not normal to our lifestyle as we evolved as a species.

Put into a simple graphic:

Paleo diets tend to be higher in healthy fats with moderate

amounts of protein and general y fewer carbohydrates.

One of the dangers of going paleo is actual y reducing your

carbohydrates too much, because the most common sources of

carbs are general y forbidden.

This isn’t always a good thing – especial y for those with Adrenal

and thyroid problems.

Because of this many thyroid patients wil adopt a modified type

of paleo diet to include some starches as an extra source of

carbs.

[*Does it work? *]

According to the data 81% of people felt better, 3.2% of people

felt worse and 27% of people had a reduction in antibodies after

adopting the paleo diet.

[*More information: *]

The Paleo Diet

Nom Nom Paleo

Paleo Leap – Paleo Diet 101

PROS

Large percentage of people felt better on this diet

Lots of free information and guides online to help

beginners

Good support community online

CONS

May not include enough carbs for those with Adrenal

problems

Some people can have problems maintaining body

weight due to lower amount of carbs

May be too restrictive for certain individuals

My recommendations: The paleo diet has major benefits

for not only treating autoimmune related issues but in

helping people start down a road to a healthy lifestyle.

One of my favorite things about this diet is the online support community and how easy it is to get meaningful and high quality information for free.

This diet isn’t perfect, but it’s a great place to start for many people because it is anti-inflammatory and excludes gluten at baseline.

5

Low FODMAP’s Diet

[*What is it? *]

What in the world are FODMAP’s? I’m glad you asked…

It’s an acronym that stands for: Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides And Polyols.

It’s real y just a fancy name to describe a class of sugars and

carbohydrates that are found in certain foods. FODMAP’s

can cause gastrointestinal issues like gas, bloating,

cramping and irritable bowel like symptoms in certain groups

of people.

Those who have SIBO, or candida overgrowth seem to

particularly sensitive to FODMAP’s and react poorly when

eating them.

This diet removes these food groups by eliminating foods

that are high in these types of carbohydrates:

Fructose (Fruits, Honey, High fructose corn syrup)

Lactose (Dairy products)

Fructans (Wheat, Garlic, Onion, Inulin)

Galactans (Beans, Lentils, Soybeans)

Polyols (Sweetners like xylitol and Mannitol, along with stone fruits such as Avocado)

[*Does it work? *]

According to the data 39% of people felt better, 0% of people felt worse, and 27% of people had reduced antibodies while fol owing this diet.

[*More information: *]

Low FODMAP Diet

IBS Diet

FODMAP’s and Paleo

PROS

Wil also treat SIBO and Candida overgrowth

Great Diet for those with IBS

Zero patients felt worse on this diet

CONS

Smal est reduction in antibodies out of al diets

Doesn’t necessarily exclude gluten

Smal est number of patients felt better on this diet

My Recommendations: I typical y only use the low FODMAP’s diet if I know a patient has either SIBO or candida overgrowth or is dealing with irritable bowel like symptoms.

A quick and dirty way to test for SIBO is by eating a meal high in sugar – if you have a “food baby” or bloating in your upper stomach or start to experience lots of gas and cramps, there’s a good chance you have an overgrowth of bacteria in your smal intestines.

A more definitive test for SIBO would be with a Hydrogen breath test, which can be ordered by your Doctor.

Honorary Mentions

If you didn’t already notice there were a few diets that weren’t mentioned above but were in the original data.

Namely: Soy free and Grain free.

I didn’t elaborate on these diets because they are self explanatory and because for the most part they should be a component of other diets and I wouldn’t recommend using them in isolation.

But, to complete the data let’s go over them…

Soy Free Diet: 63% of people felt better, 1.2% of people felt worse and 35% had a reduction in antibodies while on this diet.

Grain Free Diet: 81% of people felt better, 0.74% of people felt worse and 28% had a reduction in antibodies on this diet.

Diets you should avoid or proceed with caution if you have

Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism

Having gone through diets that are beneficial to people with Hashimoto’s we should also go

over some diets that you should avoid if you have this condition.

Some of these diets should be avoided at al costs and others can be used but

only if you are working with a skil ed practitioner who understands your

condition.

Let’s dive in:

1

Low Fat Diets

Why you should avoid this diet:

I’m referring to the typical low fat diet that modern medicine and the conventional media recommends for weight loss and better health.

Despite these widespread recommendations and belief that a low fat diet is somehow healthy for your heart and waistline, none of these reported “facts” are supported by the literature.

Low fat diets (even diets low in saturated fat) have never been shown to be effective for weight loss or heart health but they are unfortunately pushed by almost every Doctor and Cardiologist you may see.

This is especial y important for patients with Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism because these patients commonly have

problems with weight. They are often told to “eat less and exercise more” for weight loss.

Hashimoto’s patients commonly have cholesterol problems as wel (due to low thyroid function) and are commonly told to “eat less red meat”. The problem is: these people don’t have a cholesterol problem, they have a thyroid problem.

Unfortunately nowadays low fat has become synonymous with high sugar. Foods that have “low fat” or “non fat” on the label should be avoided at al costs.

Quick tip: Some people do better with lower amounts of fat and that’s ok. But if you do better on low fat your diet should stil consist mostly of fruits, vegetables – not sugar based products.

2

Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and Nutritional Ketosis

Why you should proceed with caution:

Very low carbohydrate diets are diets that typical y have less than 10% of total calories as carbohydrates.

While it is true that many people stand to benefit from these diets – especial y those looking for weight loss or those with metabolic diseases like diabetes, these diets aren’t for everyone.

Very low carbohydrate diets (especial y Nutritional Ketosis diets) can pose problems for people who have Adrenal related issues or difficulty with blood sugar regulation.

Because so many people with Hashimoto’s have both problems I don’t recommend jumping into these diets right away, until you have optimized your thyroid medication dosing and you have optimized your adrenal/cortisol function.

3

Any and All Low Calorie Diets

Why you should avoid these diets at al costs:

Despite the fact that calorie restricted diets don’t work for weight loss! They can also be incredibly harmful to your

thyroid function…

25 days of a calorie restricted diet is enough to reduce thyroid function and T4 to T3 conversion by up to 50%.

Whatever you do, do NOT use a calorie restricted diet if you

have Hashimoto’s. You wil only make your thyroid function

worse and it wil ultimately lead to more weight gain.

Also avoid the mentality of counting calories – calories matter,

but your hormones matter so much more.

[*Where should you start with your diet? *]

The next question you should have is: Where do I start?

And the answer is… It real y depends on you.

Whatever you do, please don’t take the fol owing information as

medical advice directed at you. I want to provide some very

basic guidelines that I use when evaluating patients to determine which diet would benefit them the most.

There is a catch though:

There is no perfect way to determine who wil do best on which diet, sometimes it boils down to trial and error.

[*Who should consider the food sensitivity diet? *]

1. People who react with itching, swel ing, hives, runny nose or

post nasal drip after eating certain foods.

2. People who also have a personal history of Asthma or

eczema.

3. People who have failed other more basic diets like Gluten

free, soy free or grain free and are stil symptomatic.

[*Who should consider the Autoimmune Paleo Diet? *]

1. People who have multiple autoimmune conditions, multiple

food sensitivities and multiple medical problems.

2. People who have failed other less restrictive diets.

[*Who should consider the Gluten Free Diet? *]

1. Al patients with Hashimoto’s (It’s a great first start but

usual y not enough).

2. People with a family history of Celiac’s disease, autoimmune disease or Thyroid problems.

[*Who should consider the Paleo Diet? *]

1. People who have tried going Gluten free but stil have room for improvement in their symptoms.

2. People with symptoms of a leaky gut (Acne, Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Eczema, Environmental/Seasonal Al ergies, Post nasal drip, IBS/IBD, GERD, Chronic constipation)

[*Who should consider the Low FODMAP’s Diet? *]

1. People who have Hashimoto’s and a have either been diagnosed with or have symptoms of SIBO and/or Yeast or Candida overgrowth.

2. People who stil have gas/bloating despite adopting a paleo or gluten free diet.

3. People who have failed less restrictive diets.

Remember that every patient is different and you should be evaluated based on your personal symptoms.

No two people are exactly alike and that’s why every person needs a personalized diet!

Finding your personal diet may take time and trial and error. There isn’t a test that can look at your genes, what medical conditions and your personal preferences to magical y determine what diet you wil do best on.

It comes from trial and error and putting in the effort.

Special considerations for your personal diet

Each of the diets above need to be modified slightly in the setting of certain medical conditions.

I’ve highlighted some of the more common conditions and how you can consider altering your diet if you have one or more of these conditions…

Blood sugar issues (Pre diabetes, diabetes or metabolic syndrome)

Blood sugar issues are so common that nearly 50% of adults in the United States has either pre diabetes or diabetes.

And Hashimoto’s patients are no different. In fact they are at increased risk for blood sugar problems.

How do you know if you have blood sugar problems?

You can have your doctor order the fol owing tests: Hgb A1c, fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin levels. You can also

personal y check your own blood sugar with a glucometer after eating meals.

Healthy blood sugar levels when fasting are in the 70-80 range. A healthy Hgb A1c is less than 5.5 and fasting insulin levels should be < 5.

If you fal above this range you likely have blood sugar problems…

How does this affect your diet?

Wel the traditional advice to fight high blood sugar is to exercise more and eat less. This is the WRONG answer for people with Hashimoto’s. Wel , it’s bad advice in general but especial y if you have Hashimoto’s.

The best way to address blood sugar issues is by reducing unhealthy fattening carbohydrates and by incorporating high intensity exercise with intermittent fasting routines.

This can pose a problem with Hashimoto’s patients because they commonly have Adrenal problems.

My recommendation for people with blood sugar problems:

1. Optimize your thyroid medication if you are on it!

2. Work out only if you have the energy, and until your dose is optimized I would recommend against high intensity training. Start out slowly with walking and build up as you tolerate it.

3. Do not incorporate intermittent fasting until your adrenals have been addressed and your thyroid medication is optimized.

4. Avoid calorie restricted diets, they wil only make your thyroid worse.

5. Eat at least 20% carbohydrates to start with.

6. Avoid high sugar foods and opt instead of healthy sources of carbohydrates like vegetables and healthy starches.

Adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is incredibly common in Hashimoto’s patients and it should not be ignored!

If you find yourself crashing in the afternoon or NEEDING caffeine to keep you going – then your adrenals are most likely suffering.

The fatigue from Hashimoto’s is usual y a crushing fatigue first thing in the morning, but as you get up and moving you may tend to have more energy. This energy you get after a few hours comes from your adrenals – and they only last so long.

This cycle is one of the reasons that many people with Hashimoto’s also suffer from Adrenal fatigue.

There are a few tips you should know about how to make appropriate changes to your diet if you suspect you have this condition…

(I do recommend either Salivary testing or DUTCH urine testing to diagnose adrenal problems – don’t treat if you aren’t sure)

[This is my adrenal profile after Residency using DUTCH urine testing indicating early adrenal fatigue with elevated cortisol and cortisone levels]

My recommendations if you have diagnosed adrenal fatigue:

1. Eat a moderate amount of carbohydrates in your diet, 15-30% of total calories are healthy carbs. Experiment with what works best for your body (start out at 20%).

2. Don’t be afraid to eat meals more frequently if you need to. You may need to eat every 2-3 hours in the beginning.

3. Eat protein with every meal and have an especial y high protein breakfast (at least 40 grams).

4. Make sure to eat enough sodium (salt)! If you are having salt cravings you can put 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt in a tal glass of water and drink that in the morning. Make sure to add salt to your food as wel .

5. Avoid caffeine and alcohol! Caffeine puts excess strain on your adrenals every time you consume it.

Gut and digestive problems [SIBO, Candida, Irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammatory bowel

disease, Leaky gut, Reflux/GERD]

Gut and digestive problems are also VERY common in Hashimoto’s.

Unfortunately several things can go wrong when your thyroid is low…

Low thyroid hormone leads to slower peristalsis (the movement of your GI tract) leading to constipation and an increased risk for for reflux, bacterial overgrowth and yeast overgrowth.

Not only that but about 20% of T4 is converted to T3 in the GI tract itself! This means that any problems of the GI tract result in lower thyroid hormone which results in more GI issues... A vicious cycle.

It can be difficult to break the cycle and the first step starts with getting on the right kind of treatment protocol, but there are also some dietary special dietary considerations you should consider:

1. Consider a low FODMAP’s diet.

2. Make sure to add fermented foods into your diet daily (Kimchi, Kefir, Beet kvass, Sauerkraut, etc.) – Go easy on fermented foods if you have SIBO.

3. Add in probiotics in the form of Soil based organisms (My preferred probiotic is Prescript Assist). Lactose based probiotics may make some GI issues worse.

4. Consider advanced stool testing for definitive diagnosis (It’s hard to treat if you don’t know what you’re treating!).

5. Consider adding 1-2 cups of Bone broth to your diet each day (helpful for repairing gut lining).

A Word About Goitrogens

What are goitrogens?

Goitrogens are compounds that limit your thyroid from

taking up iodine and may lead to decreased thyroid function.

The standard point of view is to avoid these foods if you

have thyroid problems.

So what’s the big deal?

Foods high in Goitrogens include: Cruciferious vegetables

(Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage and

Cauliflower), and some other foods – peaches, pine nuts,

pears, soy milk, soy beans, etc.

Some people are so worried about thyroid function that they

completely avoid these food groups!

The truth is that it would require a VERY large amount of these foods to have a meaningful impact on your thyroid gland. What’s more is that the goitrogenic effect of these foods can be limited by how you prepare them.

Having said that I have some recommendations:

1. Limit yourself to 6-8 servings of these foods per week and when preparing make sure to steam your produce (to remove goitrogenic compounds).

2. Eat foods high in both selenium and Iodine, this includes foods like: [High Iodine] kelp, kombu, hijiki, arame, cod, dulse, iodized salt, wakame, shrimp, eggs, tuna, nori, prunes, banana. [High Selenium] Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, sardines, ham, beef, turkey, chicken, egg, spinach.

Final thoughts

I hope this gives you some direction in how to approach your diet with Hashimoto’s.

Just remember that your diet is a highly individualized thing. It should be something you are constantly working on, tweaking just for your body.

One thing I would caution against:

Don’t fal into the trap that if a certain diet worked for someone else that it wil work for you.

Every single one of us is different – just like we al look different on the outside, on the inside we al have different needs.

And remember, if you have any questions or concerns about your health make sure to talk to a qualified and knowledgable functional medicine practitioner!

Did you know that Hashimoto’s is reversible? Changing your diet is just 1 part of gaining your life back – let me help you. Sign up for my free newsletter to get started.

Document Outline

  • The Best Hashimoto’s diet [How to reduce your antibodies and autoimmunity with these 5 diets]
    • What you will learn in this post:
    • Why Diet can’t be ignored in Hashimoto’s disease
      • The 6 critical steps to healing Hashimoto’s
    • Why Diet isn’t enough to heal Hashimoto’s
    • Which diet is the best for reducing inflammation and autoimmunity?
      • Food Sensitivity Diet (Elimination Diet)
        • What is it?
        • Does it work?
        • More information:
      • PROS
      • CONS
      • Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP)
        • What is it?
        • Does it work?
        • More information:
      • PROS
      • CONS
      • Gluten Free Diet
        • What is it?
        • Does it work?
        • More information:
      • PROS
      • CONS
      • Paleo Diet
        • What is it?
        • Does it work?
        • More information:
      • PROS
      • CONS
      • Low FODMAP’s Diet
        • What is it?
        • Does it work?
        • More information:
      • PROS
      • CONS
    • Honorary Mentions
    • Diets you should avoid or proceed with caution if you have Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism
      • Low Fat Diets
      • Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and Nutritional Ketosis
      • Any and All Low Calorie Diets
    • Where should you start with your diet?
      • Who should consider the food sensitivity diet?
      • Who should consider the Autoimmune Paleo Diet?
      • Who should consider the Gluten Free Diet?
      • Who should consider the Paleo Diet?
      • Who should consider the Low FODMAP’s Diet?
    • Special considerations for your personal diet
      • Blood sugar issues (Pre diabetes, diabetes or metabolic syndrome)
      • Adrenal fatigue
      • Gut and digestive problems [SIBO, Candida, Irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammatory bowel disease, Leaky gut, Reflux/GERD]
    • A Word About Goitrogens
    • Final thoughts

Hashimoto's Diet Guide

Ever wonder if your diet impacts your thyroid? The answer is a resounding Yes! Dr. Wentz complied data on 5 diets and how it impacted over 2,200 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis: 1. Elimination (food sensitivity diet) 2. Autoimmune Paleo diet 3. Gluten Free diet 4. Paleo diet 5. Low FODMAP's diet The data clearly shows that going gluten free is beneficial to patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (88% of patients who went gluten free felt better!), but also patients with hypothyroidism (without elevated antibodies). Why? Because it's predicted that 90% of patients with Hypothyroidism still have inflammatory thyroiditis whether or not they have antibodies in their blood! For this reason I recommend all thyroid patients at least try a gluten free diet as part of their treatment. In this presentation I go over the 5 diets that were studied, how they impacted antibodies, autoimmunity and symptoms and how you can start implementing these diets today. I also take into account specific medical conditions and other factors that go into deciding which diet is best for each individual (this is how I do it in my practice). I take into account certain medical conditions like elevated blood sugar, adrenal fatigue and digestive issues. I also go over certain diets that patients with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's hypothyroidism should avoid at all costs.

  • Author: Westin Childs
  • Published: 2015-12-13 07:35:10
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