Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Stages of Denial?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in autoimmune, Dr. Kharrazian, Dr. Peter Osborne, Dr. Thomas O'Bryan, Functional Medicine, gluten sensitivity, hashimotos thyroiditis, not your fault, thyroid disease, thyroiditis, Traditional Food Preparation, Wheat Intolerance | 3 comments

As I look back over my 20 plus years of my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnoses, I see a blur of wasted time. For me, the time wasn’t wasted because I ignored the evidence of lifestyle interventions that can significantly help people with Hashimoto’s (see Izabella’s Wentz’ book Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause or for immediate access, the eBook is here). No, I am innocent on this one because these discoveries were not understood well at that time. Nor was Dr. Kharrazian’s book out then either!

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Is it YOUR fault? Oprah and Mary Shomon disagree

Posted by on Oct 27, 2007 in autoimmune, hashimotos thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, Mary Shomon, not your fault, Oprah Winfrey, thyroid disease, thyroiditis | 19 comments

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:

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