I think this post would be better named “food for thought” since it is really hard to wrap my brain around the idea that the “staff of life” is quickly becoming instead a “death trap” for many, many people, especially those with autoimmune diseases like Hashimotos Thyroiditis and others. How could it be as simple as eliminating gluten from your diet in order to feel so much better? But for many gluten intolerant people, that has been ALL it took! For me, my main symptoms have almost disappeared after going on 6 months gluten free.
Although my last post on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis was a long standing one, it was on purpose! Getting a battery of testing, preparing for a TRUE gluten free diet, and beginning to create an action plan are all good things, even if it did take many months to establish. I figure, I’ve lived this long with all these symptoms, why not make my next attempt to beat them be a good, strong one. Well, I think, with the help of my doctor, I will! Now, before I move on, I always believe a good link to exceptional material is in order when writing a new post. So, here is the “winner” this time:
I can’t begin to tell you how much this post means to me after living with Hashimotos Thyroiditis for over 15 years! Now, before I attempt to answer this question, let me remind you that I am NOT a doctor and cannot give a definitive answer myself. But if you’ve ever wondered, “How Can I Reverse Hashimotos Thyroidits?”, this is the post for you! I am sure once you watch the video at the end of this post from someone much more capable of answering this question, you will be as excited as I am.
One thing that I keep going back to as I make this journey through Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is that this disease is not much different than any other disease in that there undoubtedly is a root cause. Not many admit to that, but as I research natural remedies, one thing keeps coming up: diet is key. Okay, that is no surprise to most of us. But one thing which is making a popular comeback is the idea that we might just be preparing our foods wrong. Huh? Many people I talk to cannot figure out what I could be suggesting. It is still a “foreign subject” to many Americans. Everyone knows that white flour is inferior to whole wheat but why would preparation be an issue? Isn’t it just that whole wheat is “better” for you. But why can’t we digest it properly?
The quest for the root cause of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is very dear to my heart. It HAS to be. I have suffered many years with this disease. That’s why I think I have the experience to post on this subject. Mary Shomon has been a patient advocate and a thyroid patient herself for many years now. The problem I have and why I am writing today is to find balance in a bold statement she made in her latest article correcting Oprah Winfrey’s suggestion that somehow your thyroid disease can be your fault. Oprah admitted to working extra hard and being extremely tired before her diagnoses. Here’s the excerpt from Mary Shomon I am concerned about: