Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause

by Izabella Wentz PharmD, Marta Nowosadzka




What’s really going on in Hashimoto’s?

This New York Times Bestseller is the result of three years of research and two years of testing byDr. Izabella Wentz, a clinical pharmacist who wasdiagnosedwith Hashimoto’s in 2009. She combined emerging research with clinical expertise to identify and remove the triggers that caused her to develop Hashimoto’s. You may have heard that thyroid medications are the only treatment option for people with Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, and that there is no way to halt or reverse the autoimmune process once it starts. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: The Root Cause dispels that myth and shows how targeted lifestyle interventions allow the body to rebalance and halt the autoimmune process allowing the thyroid to recover.

Hashimoto's is more than just hypothyroidism. Most patients with Hashimoto's will present with acid reflux, nutrient deficiencies, anemia, intestinal permeability, food sensitivities, gum disorders and hypoglycemia in addition to the “typical” hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, cold intolerance, hair loss, fatigue and constipation. The body becomes stuck in a vicious cycle of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities. This cycle is self-sustaining and will continue causing more and more symptoms until an external factor intervenes and breaks the cycle apart. The lifestyle interventions discussed in this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece. We start with the simplest modifications, by removing triggers, and follow with repairing the other broken systems to restore equilibrium, allowing the body to rebuild itself.

In this updated printing of a book that has sold more than 80,000 copies since 2013, Dr. Wentz shares her DIG-AT-IT approach, a systematic method that helps to identify triggers, as well as a healing protocol that tackles the triggers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615825793
Publisher: Wentz, LLC
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 337,586
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a solutions-focused clinical pharmacist who has dedicated herself to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease since being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009.

She has excelled at numerous roles including working as a community pharmacist, a clinical consulting pharmacist and later a medication safety pharmacist. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management as well as Advanced Diabetes Care.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2

2 Basic Thyroid Knowledge 16

3 Restoring Thyroid Hormone Levels 30

4 What is an Autoimmune Condition? 40

5 Finding Your Root Cause 52

6 Digestion & Depletions 58

7 Iodine Controversy 86

8 Inflammation 102

9 Infections 108

10 Immune Imbalance 118

11 Gut 136

12 Alkaline Phosphatase 166

13 Adrenals 172

14 Triggers 214

15 Intolerances 228

16 Toxins 242

17 Getting Better 272

18 Diet for Hashimoto's 280

19 Supplements 304

20 Testing 316

Appendix 324

References 330

Index 360

About the Author 370

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