How to Heal Hashimoto's: An Integrative Road Map to Remission

How to Heal Hashimoto's: An Integrative Road Map to Remission

by Marc Ryan LAC


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Here’s the simple truth about Hashimoto’s: It’s way more than a thyroid problem. And even though it’s an autoimmune disease, it’s also way more than an immune system problem. Over time, it progressively becomes a body-wide disorder.

Most people are familiar with the common hypothyroid symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, hair loss, and constipation. But what many people don’t seem to understand is that many Hashimoto’s patients also have anxiety and depression, acid reflux, blood sugar imbalances like hypoglycemia and insulin resistance, intestinal permeability, anemia, food intolerances, and much more.

This is not coincidence. It is all caused by repeated patterns of one system of the body breaking down and bringing other systems down with it. This causes vicious cycles that lead to the breakdown of the gut, the brain, the adrenals, the stomach, the gall bladder, the liver and every other major organ in the body.

How to Heal Hashimoto’s offers a practical, easy-to-follow approach that treats the whole body, by figuring out what is breaking down and then developing a plan for fixing it. Using an autoimmune diet, lifestyle changes like meditation and qi gong, and other natural interventions, Marc Ryan shows you how to transform these vicious cycles into positive healing momentum —thereby allowing the body to return to balance.

Get ready to take charge of your health and reclaim your life!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401953607
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 728,326
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Marc Ryan, L.Ac. is a graduate of Cornell University and a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the State of California who practices functional medicine. After suffering from his own battle with Hashimoto’s and discovering an alternative approach to healing it, he decided to devote his life to doing everything he could to help others find hope, help, and healing. In the last four years he has spent thousands of hours researching, working with, and talking to over 1,000 Hashimoto's patients. Website:

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Preface xvii

Introduction xxv

Chapter 1 Functional Medicine and the Five Elements of Thyroid Health 1

Chapter 2 Thyroid: Understanding the Terrain 13

Chapter 3 The Chinese Medicine View of the Thyroid 29

Chapter 4 Understanding Common Thyroid Tests 37

Chapter 5 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Heal the Thyroid 47

Chapter 6 The Metal Element: Balancing the Immune System 61

Chapter 7 The Chinese Medicine View of the Metal Element 85

Chapter 8 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Heal the Immune System 95

Chapter 9 The Earth Element: Ground Zero for Autoimmunity 119

Chapter 10 The Chinese Medicine View of the Earth Element 135

Chapter 11 Leaky Gut or Intestinal Permeability and Other Issues 145

Chapter 12 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Heal the Earth Element 159

Chapter 13 The Water Element: The Root of Healing 169

Chapter 14 The Adrenals 179

Chapter 15 The Thyroid and the Adrenals 187

Chapter 16 The Chinese Medicine View of the Water Element 195

Chapter 17 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Heal the Water Element 207

Chapter 18 Hashimoto's and the Brain 223

Chapter 19 Neurotransmitters: Molecules of Emotion 235

Chapter 20 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Save Your Brain 245

Chapter 21 The Wood Element: Liver and Gallbladder 253

Chapter 22 The Gallbladder and Liver Detoxification 261

Chapter 23 The Chinese Medicine View of the Wood Element 271

Chapter 24 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Heal the Wood Element 277

Chapter 25 The Fire Element 289

Chapter 26 The Small Intestine: Ground Zero 297

Chapter 27 The Chinese Medicine View of the Fire Element 305

Chapter 28 Other Parts of the Fire Element 309

Chapter 29 Using the A.P.A.R.T. System to Heal the Fire Element 313

Hashimoto's Healing Action Plan 327

Resources 341

Additional References and Commentary 346

Index 360

About the Author 372

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