Hashimoto’s Update: My Journey | Wellness Mama Podcast

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Katie: Hello and welcome to the “Valence Mama” podcast. I’m Katie from Valencesa.com and Valencias.com, my new personal care line that you can check out. And today I am with him about my journey with Hashimoto and the stage I tried, what worked and what did not work, and I am with him now because I have some questions about it. This, especially when I mentioned apologizing and it was a decade long journey for me.

I hope some of you might benefit from some of the tried things. Before I jump into that, if I have learned anything through this whole process, it is all about how personal and personal health is and especially when you are self-motivated. Dealing with complex things like illness. I think generally many of these things can be helpful in some way to people with autoimmune diseases, but I don’t mean that they have a diagnosis or a prescription. What worked for me, after all, was trying many different things and finding things that worked for me.

So as I go through all the things that worked, I would also say that I have kept a relatively detailed detailed health journal that is now in digital form. In fact … Evernote has had this notice at some points on my phone and now lives in Google. Documents so that I always have it available to me and I track things very carefully, including my lab using Heads Up Health, which is a health dashboard.

Whenever I’m trying something new, I’m definitely watching the experimental data of what’s happening in my body. And I also keep track of any changes in exercise, general and nutrients, and use my oranges in addition to gold so I can see what’s actually working and what’s not. I think this is a really important step for all of us, whatever we are trying to do in the context of health, it is not that we need to be obsessive about it, but also about time. As well as to see trends. It’s really helpful to keep all the data in one place.

So without getting as fast as possible from the beginning or at the very beginning, years ago, almost 14 years, more than 14 years ago, I became pregnant with my first child. And I recently finished college and lived in a very stressful educational environment. I loved it, but I was pushing myself incredibly hard. I wasn’t sleeping much. I took 28 hours in my final semester while I was pregnant and when I was working on many other projects, I was under a lot of stress. I was not eating much. And then when I ate, I wasn’t eating very well and I was pregnant. So many potential factors are hitting at the same time.

And I’ve joked before that if you want to have an autoimmune disorder, my prescription seems to be that I don’t get any sleep, eat really bad food, and get stressed all the time. And that’s enough, if you have to deal with any genetic strain, for any kind of stimulation. And I think, at least based on my research, there are a lot of factors involved. It can be toxic to some things. This may be due to a lack of some nutrients. It can be stressful. As such, being alone can cause illness automatically from many stories you hear from people and my research.

So I think a lot of factors are found. I described it almost like a bathtub concept that if you have a bathtub you can put a lot of different things in it. You can throw stones. You can put children’s toys, which are usually in my bathtub. You could pour sand. You can put golf balls. You can pour water, Coal Aid. You can enter a lot of things. But when it reaches the top, no matter what you put in, it will go away. And that’s how I think about health problems and autoimmune diseases. And I think some of us can be genetically genetically larger than the larger bathroom and more independent of others. But everyone has a point that health problems will start.

And so I think there are a lot of different factors that can go into it. And I think there are many different factors that can help to clean the bathtub and rearrange things. So it was my journey to find out what those things were. At that time in my life, where I was related to health. I was very young. I didn’t think about health issues. I was definitely not thinking about what I ate or how it might affect my health. I wish I had thought more about how it would affect my baby and I wish I knew about taking and doing when pregnant. But then, I was pregnant with my first, very busy, very stressed out, and had a tough birth, and then as a mother was adjusting to life, which started with life being a relatively large adjustment. Is. Adjusting to a move and still being new. And more, and these were just a few of the things that happened at the same time.

And so, in the beginning, I didn’t fully realize that I was in a health crisis until it got worse because I wrote a lot of things that were happening, “Oh, it’s just pregnancy. “Or,” it’s just because of having a new baby, “or,” just because I’m not sleeping, “or all of those things. But when my oldest son was six weeks old, I was sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for a doctor to follow up with him. And he was running late because he was giving another baby. And I read through every magazine in this waiting room. And one of the last ones I picked up, I believe, was “Time” magazine. And it has been said that for the first time in two centuries, parents of the current generation of American children will be expected to be younger.

And it was just … quite the opposite. You may have already heard that part of the story because it was very important to me that day. But to hear and to think about all the statistics in this article and read about how they are experiencing such a high rate of cancer, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, and heart disease how everything rises. And mathematically back then, he didn’t even realize that in such a short time, in such a few races, we could see such drastic changes. And reading that while I was holding this little baby for whom I was just overwhelmed with love, it made me so mad that I was not okay as a new mom with so many hormones. I was not good at the idea that my children or all of our children had a future.

So, from that day on, a ball began to rotate. Something clicked in my head and I didn’t know if I was ever able or not, but I was determined that I wanted to help change that figure. I wanted to help change that, especially for my children, but hopefully for many other children as well, because I wanted better for my children. And in the meantime, I started doing something like I said, looking at some of the symptoms but largely sending them out, “Oh, maybe just after pregnancy,” or, “Maybe a baby is born.” It is difficult to lose weight after being born, “or,” it may be normal for you to be cool while nursing, “or,” really, to fall after your pregnancy, “and,” Of course, I would be tired Gone because I’m not sleeping “

And so I just kept writing those types. But I liked all of these signs. I had trouble losing weight after my son and then got pregnant with my daughter less than a year later. And so the whole process started again. And in the hidden view, I can almost see the snowball snowball effect, which had produced six babies in nine years, how difficult it was on my body, but also how I could ignore so many symptoms. How successful I was. Align with Hashimoto as they also combine things like pregnancy and breastfeeding and lack of sleep with becoming a new mom.

But during the birth of my next two children, these persisted symptoms and I was unable to lose weight. And I kept thinking, “I wonder if something else is going on.” I read things in my research about thyroid disease and I keep thinking if that is it. And through my own research, I think I’ve actually worsened anxiety in the beginning because in the past, I used to ask my doctor to check for any thyroid problem when I was pregnant. …

And they usually do routine thyroid tests during pregnancy, but they were just testing a couple of hormones. Usually, it was just T3 or sometimes TSH, but nothing. They were just testing a couple of things. And then if it was normal, they wouldn’t go any deeper. So I was asking for a test and I was told that everything was fine. And increasingly, I kept thinking, “I don’t think everything is fine,” but I couldn’t find a doctor to do so to find out why. And then I started taking different supplements that were labeled thyroid. In hindsight, it probably made things worse because many of them are based on iodine. And if you have some thyroid problems, iodine can be a bit complicated, to say the least. And so I was taking iodine, which might, in fact, make things worse now, considering my version.

And I’ll try to explain a little more because of that. I’m definitely not, again, trying to offer medical advice on this. I think if you also suspect that you have a thyroid problem or some kind of autoimmune disease, it’s important to work with a doctor who knows about the condition and who you are. Know the full medical history of I’m just sharing something that works for me. If you need to find a Functional Medicine Doctor, I use a company called Study MD and I will link them to the show notes on Valence Mama dot FM. They have been extraordinary. I worked with Dr. Loren Jefferies, who is extremely experienced, but I returned to Iodine Note.

So if you have thyroid problems then iodine is often recommended because it is believed that iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism or there is a correlation between iodine and hypothyroidism. And likewise many people end up taking iodine, but in some cases it can do more harm than good. And I haven’t learned that for many years. I’ll explain how I learned it in a while. But it basically depends on whether or not … for example, iodine can be both good or bad for thyroid. And many factors have been worked out.

So while the term thyroid problems are in a very broad category and there are many medical conditions that can come in and they all need to be handled differently. So as I said, I found this difficult path. And after my initial research and a chiropractor said I needed to start taking iodine. So I did. I took these supplements with iodine and I started to get a lot worse. And I kind of thought, “Oh, maybe this is a reaction to the adjustment.” And I kept taking it, but eventually I had to stop taking it because I didn’t feel any better.

And now I’m looking at the research and my experience that really verifies it. So there are data from many countries that can really talk about whole-body iodine because many countries have started adding iodine to salt to deal with hypothyroidism. But after that, they will automatically see an increased rate of thyroid problems. And that’s how Chris Cursor talks. He has an excellent post. You can do anything to Chris Chrysler and great articles will come out.

But there are countries like Sri Lanka, Brazil, Greece, China, and I think thyroid cases have increased after iodine has been increased in other countries. And the reason is that an increase in iodine intake, especially in the form of supplements, may increase the likelihood of an automatic attack on the thyroid. And one of the reasons I think it may be that iodine slows down the activity of an enzyme called thyroid peroxidase or TPO, which is something that is essential for proper hormone production and That they measure. I’ll talk more about that soon.

But there is also a confusing factor. So my own treatment, I now refrain from any additional iodine. And there is evidence that shows that people with autoimmune thyroid disease can benefit from iodine avoidance. But on the other hand, patients with iodine deficiency hypothyroidism can benefit from a very careful supplement. But again, this is a very careful balance and why would you want to work with a doctor who knows what they are doing.

Another researcher I really admire is Dr. Paul JM Annette [SP]General Chat Chat Lounge And he talks about another factor that might work with iodine autoimmune relationships. And this is Selenium. So they say that an overdose like iodine can automatically cause thyroid problems, which can withstand all Hashimoto’s symptoms, but in fact Hashimoto’s clinically. And he found that animal studies happen when animals are deficient or they have excess selenium, which we need to take very cautiously.

And too, in animal studies, too much nutrition can make the human rights situation premature. But again, only if the selenium is not too high or too low. So he found that if your selenium levels are correct, your thyroid follicles are healthy, people don’t get goiter in these scenarios, and the markers automatically go to normal levels. So it seems to be a really important and very carefully balanced thing that works with selenium optimization. And I’ll talk more about that when I talk about the supplements I take now. But most importantly, I think that in the beginning, taking too much iodine has actually worsened your thyroid problems.

So for the next several years, I made a huge effort to various doctors that I would try to find locally and asked them to test different thyroid markers or help me find out What is wrong and there are no widely beneficial results as they will test. Same thing. They tell me everything is normal and that the symptoms, fatigue, hair fall, nausea, fatigue, etc., were all normal as a mother and they are not. And so if you are listening, regardless of who you think you are dealing with, I would say that matters are not routinely stated. And unfortunately, sometimes we need to be very strong advocates for our own health. This is a lesson I have learned over and over again, and when it comes to actually finding the answers to our own health, we can find incredible doctors and practitioners who can be amazing partners, but we can take this responsibility. Can never be excluded because health is very personal.

And at the end of the day, in our best situation we need to be patients and equal, and experience ourselves. I went through many, many doctors. I think by the time I started getting answers, it was eight. اور جب میرا چوتھا بچہ چھوٹا تھا تو ، میں واقعتا her اس کے ساتھ ہیلتھ کانفرنس میں گیا تھا اور اپنی ماں کی وہاں بیبیسیٹ کی مدد کیلئے تھی۔ میں ابھی تک تھکا ہوا تھا۔ میں اب بھی وزن کم نہیں کرسکتا تھا۔ میں ایک ہیلتھ کانفرنس میں دھوکہ دہی کی طرح محسوس کرنے کے سارے جذبات محسوس کر رہا تھا کیونکہ میں یہ اندازہ نہیں کرسکتا تھا کہ وزن کیسے کم کیا جاسکتا ہے اور تشخیص نہ کر سکا۔ اور میں وہاں کسی سے بات کر رہا تھا جس نے کہا تھا کہ اسے تائیرائڈ کی دشواریوں کی تشخیص ہوئی ہے اور اس نے اسے کافی وقت لیا ہے۔ اور میں ایسا ہی تھا ، “آخر آپ نے کس کو دیکھا؟ آخر آپ کو جوابات کیسے ملے؟ اور اس نے اپنے ڈاکٹر کی سفارش کی ، جو اب ایک ڈاکٹر ہے جس کے ساتھ میں نے کام کیا ہے اور ایک بہت ہی قریبی دوست ڈاکٹر ایلن کرسچن۔ اور میں ان کی ویب سائٹ سے بھی wellnessmama.fm پر شو نوٹ میں لنک کروں گا۔ اس کے پاس ناقابل یقین وسائل ہیں جو آپ مفت میں پڑھ سکتے ہیں اور تلاش کرسکتے ہیں۔ اور اس کے پاس اس عنوان پر کتابیں ہیں۔

لیکن اس نے مجھے بتایا ، “میں نے ڈاکٹر ایلن کرسچن کے ساتھ کام کیا۔ وہ فورا. ہی میری تشخیص کرنے میں کامیاب ہوگیا اور میری ساری زندگی بدل گئی۔ میں نے بہت بہتر محسوس کیا۔ اور پہلی بار اور واقعتا long طویل عرصے سے ، مجھے امید کی یہ چمک ملی اور ایسا ہی ہوا ، ”کیا آپ براہ کرم مجھے اس کی معلومات بھیجیں؟ میں اس کے ساتھ کام کرنے کو تیار ہوں۔ میں کہیں بھی جاؤں گا۔ ” اور وہ پسند ہے ، “اوہ ، وہ یہاں کانفرنس میں ہے۔” اور میں اس دن کے آخر میں اس کے پاس آیا اور میں نے مشکل سے ہی اپنے علامات کے بارے میں بات کرنا شروع کردی۔ اور اس سے پہلے کہ میں یہ ساری چیزیں سمجھانا ختم کردوں ، اس نے میری طرف دیکھا ، وہ آگے بڑھا ، اسے واقعی میں میرا تائرایڈ محسوس ہوا ، اور اس نے کہا کہ… وہ کچھ لیبز چلانا چاہتا تھا۔ لیکن وہ اس بات پر بالکل یقین تھا کہ اس کی بنیاد پر ہی میں ہاشموٹو کا تھا اور اس طرح کہ وہ یہ بتا سکے کہ میرا تائرواڈ تھوڑا سا بڑھا ہوا ہے۔ ممکنہ طور پر نوڈولس موجود تھے اور علامات کی بنیاد پر انہوں نے کہا ، “وہ شاید صحیح لیب کی جانچ نہیں کر رہے ہیں۔ انہوں نے شاید آپ کے اینٹی باڈیز کا تجربہ نہیں کیا ہے ، “جو سچ تھا اور ،” شاید ان کی شناخت نہیں ہوسکتی تھی ، لیکن میں… “اس نے کہا ،” میں شرط لگانے کے لئے تیار ہوں گا کہ آپ کے پاس ہاشموٹو کا امکان ہے۔ “

اور جب کچھ لوگوں نے یہ سنا کہ یہ بری چیز ہوسکتی ہے ، تو میں بہت زیادہ حوصلہ افزائی کر رہا تھا کہ یہ ممکنہ طور پر جاننے کی امید کی ایک چمک ہے کہ پھر یہ کیا ہوسکتا ہے اور پھر تحقیق کرنے کی کوشش کرنے کا طریقہ تلاش کروں گا اور اس پر قابو پانے کا طریقہ معلوم ہوگا۔ میں نے حقیقت میں اسے گلے لگا لیا۔ میں اسے گلے لگانا نہیں چاہتا تھا۔ میں نے کیا اور اگلے سال میں ، اس نے میرے ساتھ لیب ٹیسٹنگ کے ذریعے ، ہر طرح کے مختلف طریقوں کے ذریعے کام کیا جس کے بارے میں میں بات کروں گا۔ اور میں نے اپنے علامات اور اپنی لیبز میں بھی بہتری دیکھنا شروع کردی۔ اور اب وہ ایک بہت ہی قریبی دوست بن گیا ہے۔ میں اسے بالکل پسند کرتا ہوں۔

جیسا کہ میں نے کہا ، میں ان کی کتابوں کی بہت زیادہ سفارش کرتا ہوں۔ میں اس کی ویب سائٹ اور اس کے کام کی تجویز کرتا ہوں اور وہ بھی صرف ایک ہی دلکش لوگوں میں سے ایک ہے جس کی ملاقات میں کسی شخص کے ساتھ کرنا پڑتا ہے۔ وہ حیرت انگیز ہوشیار ہے۔ اس نے پانچ سال کی عمر سے پہلے ہی انسائیکلوپیڈیا پڑھ لی تھی اور اب وہ… لہذا ایک حیرت انگیز طور پر دلچسپ انسان ، اور ناقابل یقین حد تک ہوشیار ، اور میں نے صحت یاب ہونے کے اس سفر پر مجھے شروع کرنے پر ہمیشہ کے لئے اس کا شکرگزار ہوں۔

لہذا لیب ٹیسٹنگ کے ذریعہ اس مقام پر ، اس نے بلند TSH ، بلند مائپنڈوں اور میرے تائیرائڈ سے انکشاف کردہ نوڈولس کا الٹراساؤنڈ دکھایا۔ چنانچہ ان سب چیزوں کو قطار میں کھڑا کر کے ہاشموٹو کی سرکاری تشخیص کی گئی۔ اس وقت ، میں نے واقعی میں پہلی بار خود سے چلنے والی بیماری کے بارے میں سمجھنا شروع کیا ، میرے جسم میں کیا چل رہا ہے۔ میں شو کے نوٹوں میں اس کو سمجھنے کے لئے استعمال کرنے والے بہت سے وسائل سے لنک کروں گا۔ میں نے ڈاکٹر کرسچن کے تمام کام پڑھے۔ میں نے ڈاکٹر ٹام او برائن سے بہت کچھ پڑھا ، کچھ ڈاکٹر سارہ ویلنٹائن ، ڈاکٹر اسابیلا وینٹز سے۔ بہت سارے ناقابل یقین محققین ہیں جنہوں نے اس کے بارے میں ناقابل یقین معلومات تحریر اور شیئر کی ہیں۔ اور مختلف قسم کے خودکار امراض کی بنیاد پر اختلافات پائے جاتے ہیں ، لیکن نقط starting آغاز کے طور پر بہت سارے وسائل موجود ہیں۔

علاج کے آغاز میں ، جو چیزیں ڈاکٹر کرسچن نے اور میں نے مل کر کی ہیں ، وہ بنیادی طور پر کچھ وقت کے لئے غذا ، طرز زندگی ، اور محتاط اضافی اور دوائیوں پر مبنی ایک منصوبہ تیار کیا تھا۔ میرے خیال میں اس کہانی میں بات کرنے کا یہ ایک اہم حصہ ہے تاکہ میرے جسم کو بیس لائن پر واپس آنے اور صحت یاب ہونے کے قابل ہو۔ عام طور پر ، میں عام طور پر جب میں کر سکتا ہوں تو دوائیوں سے گریز کرنے کی کوشش کرتا ہوں ، لیکن میں یہ بھی سوچتا ہوں کہ کچھ چیزوں کے لئے وقت اور جگہ موجود ہے۔ اور میں کبھی بھی روایتی طبی علاج کو خارج کرنا پسند نہیں کرنا چاہتا ، کیونکہ میرے خیال میں اس کے لئے ایک وقت اور جگہ موجود ہے۔ اور میں ایسے معاملات کے بارے میں بات کرتا ہوں ، جیسے مثال کے طور پر ، میرے تیسرے بچے کی پیدائش۔ میں مر جاؤں گا اور اسی طرح وہ بھی سی سیکشن کے بغیر اور طبی دیکھ بھال کے بغیر ہوگا کیونکہ میرے پاس نال کی بیماری تھی۔

میرے خیال میں روایتی دوائیوں کے لئے بالکل وقت اور جگہ موجود ہے۔ اور میرے نزدیک ، اس کا مطلب یہ ہوا کہ میں نے شروع میں ہی ڈبلیو پی تھائرائڈ نامی ایک چیز لی تھی ، جو قدرتی تائرواڈ ضمیمہ ہے۔ اب ، یہ حاصل کرنا بہت مشکل ہے۔ تو میں نیچر تھرایڈ لیتا ہوں۔ اور یہاں منطق یہ تھی کہ اس کو لینے سے میرے جسم کو وقفے میں مدد ملے گی کیونکہ میرا ٹی ایس ایچ زیادہ تھا۔ اور جب آپ کا TSH زیادہ ہوتا ہے ، جو ایک محرک ہارمون ہے ، تو ان نوڈولس کے بڑھنے کا بھی زیادہ امکان ہوتا ہے۔ تو امید ہے کہ نوڈولس سکڑ جائیں ، میں TSH کو تھوڑی دیر کیلئے کم رکھنا چاہتا تھا۔ اور اس لئے میں WP Thyroid لے رہا تھا اور اب نیچر تھرایڈ اپنے جسم کو TSH کم رکھنے کے ل a ایک وقفہ دینے کے ل taking لے رہا ہوں تاکہ میں نوڈولس کو سکڑ سکوں۔ اور میں اس کے ساتھ مل کر بہت سی چیزیں استعمال کررہا تھا جیسے سوزش کو کم کرنے اور اس کی بنیادی وجوہات جاننے کی کوشش کرنے پر۔

ڈاکٹر اسابیلا وینٹز کے پاس اس پر متعدد کتابیں ہیں اور اس کی ویب سائٹ آپ کی اپنی بنیادی وجوہات تلاش کرنے کے بارے میں بڑی معلومات سے بھری ہوئی ہے۔ میرے خیال میں یہ حصہ انتہائی انفرادی ہے۔ لہذا میں اس بات پر بھی گہرائی میں نہیں جاؤں گا کہ غذائی پہلو کے علاوہ میرے لئے کیا کام کر رہا ہے کیونکہ مجھے لگتا ہے کہ وہاں کچھ مشترکات ہیں۔ لیکن ایسی چیزیں جو ممکنہ طور پر اس قسم کی چیزوں کی بنیادی وجوہات یا کم از کم جڑ کی محرک ہوسکتی ہیں جسم میں کسی بھی طرح کے مختلف عوامل سے کیمیائی مادے یا زہریلا ہیں ، ایسی چیزیں جو بنیادی انضمام وائرس جیسی ہیں۔ ایپسٹین بار واضح طور پر بہت عام ہے اور اس کے نتیجے میں ، لوگوں کو شاید یہ بھی معلوم نہیں ہے کہ وہ اس کے پاس ہے اور ان کے جسم میں کسی وائرس کا دیرپا نسخہ موجود ہے جو جسم کو ہومیوسٹاسس میں واپس آنے اور کسی چیز سے بازیافت کرنے سے روکتا ہے۔ اس طرح.

اور اسی طرح میں نے واقعتا research تحقیق اور تجربہ کرنا شروع کیا اور ان تمام چیزوں کی تلاش کرنا شروع کردی جو میں سوزش کو کم کرنے ، اپنے جسم کو وقفے دینے ، اور اسے بحال ہونے دینے کے لئے کرسکتا ہوں۔ اور میں نے پچھلے 10 سالوں میں بہت سی چیزوں کی کوشش کی تاکہ آخر ایسا ہو سکے۔ اور میں سمجھتا ہوں کہ بہت ساری چیزیں کہنا بھی بہت مشکل ہوگا جو اصل وجوہات تھیں جن کی وجہ سے میں پوری طرح سے صحت یاب ہوں۔ لیکن میرے خیال میں کچھ معاون عوامل تھے جو واقعتا helpful مددگار تھے۔ میرے خیال میں عام عنصر سوزش ہے۔ لہذا ، ان لوگوں کے لئے جو اس سے جدوجہد کر رہے ہیں ، ایک بار پھر ، میں سمجھتا ہوں کہ ایسا ڈاکٹر تلاش کرنا بہت ضروری ہے جس کے ساتھ آپ کام کرسکتے ہیں کہ آپ اپنی ہی بنیادی وجوہات کیا ہیں اور پھر ان کو حل کرنے کے ل address آپ کو کیا کرنے کی ضرورت ہے۔

تو میرے لئے ، غذا اور طرز زندگی کے عوامل کا ایک مجموعہ تھا۔ اور میں ان میں سے کچھ کے بارے میں بات کروں گا جن کا میں نے گذشتہ پوڈکاسٹ اقساط میں تھوڑا سا ذکر کیا تھا۔ لیکن یہ بات بھی واقعی اہم تھی کہ میرے لئے ، مجھے ان تمام عوامل کو حل کرنا تھا اور اپنے جسم کے ساتھ بہت صبر کرنا تھا اور ان سب چیزوں کو دوبارہ معمول پر آنے دینا تھا ، اپنے ہارمونز کو معمول میں لانا چاہئے ، اپنے جسم کو تغذیہ بخش معاونت فراہم کرنا ہوں گے ، سوزش کو کم رکھیں ، اور میں اس پورے عمل کے دوران آسانی سے وزن کم نہیں کرسکا۔ یہ تب تک نہیں تھا جب تک کہ میرا جسم ٹھیک نہ ہو اور واقعی میں بیس لائن پر واپس آجاؤں کہ میں اپنا وزن کم کرنے کے قابل ہوں۔ اور اس وقت یہ ناقابل یقین حد تک آسان تھا۔ اور میں نے حالیہ پوڈ کاسٹ پرکرن میں بھی اس کا جذباتی پہلو شیئر کیا ہے اور مجھے لگتا ہے کہ واقعی ہمارے تناؤ اور جذبات سے نمٹنا ایک بہت بڑی کلید ہے۔

لہذا میں اس کے پیچھے نہیں جاؤں گا ، لیکن اگر آپ اس سارے پہلو کو سمجھنا چاہتے ہیں تو اس پوڈ کاسٹ کا قسط 309 سنیں۔ اس میں ، میں صرف طبی اور غذائیت اور طرز زندگی کے کاموں پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے والا ہوں۔ لہذا ڈاکٹر کرسچن نے فوری طور پر ایک چیز کی سفارش کی ، انہوں نے کہا کہ آپ جانتے ہیں ، ہارمونز تقریبا all سمفنی کی طرح مل کر کام کرتے ہیں اور آپ کے پاس صرف ایک جگہ نہیں ہوگی۔ یہ سب ایک دوسرے پر منحصر ہیں۔

لہذا جب آپ کسی تائیرائڈ کے مسئلے یا ہارمونز جیسے کچھ کے ساتھ اختتام پذیر ہوتے ہیں جہاں وہ نہیں ہونا چاہئے تو ، آپ یہ یقینی بنانا چاہتے ہیں کہ آپ پوری بورڈ میں اس کی حمایت کر رہے ہیں۔ اور ایک چیز جس کا وہ ایک بڑا پرستار ہے اسے صبح سورج کی روشنی مل رہی ہے۔ یہ آپ کی جلد پر ہونا ضروری نہیں ہے۔ آپ کو سنٹن یا سنبرن لینے کی ضرورت نہیں ہے۔ درحقیقت ، آپ عموماway صبح سویرے نہیں ہوں گے۔ لیکن جاگنے کے بعد جلد از جلد قدرتی روشنی میں باہر ہونا ، اور میں نے اس سے پہلے اس کا ذکر کیا ہے ، لیکن میں اس بات کا اعادہ کرنا چاہتا ہوں کیوں کہ واقعی اس سے کچھ فرق پڑتا ہے۔ اسے نظرانداز کرنا آسان ہے کیونکہ آپ کے خیال میں یہ صرف باہر ہونے سے بہت زیادہ فرق نہیں پائے گا۔ لیکن ہمارے جسم میں ہارمونز کا جھرنک ہے جو روشنی پر منحصر ہے۔

اور روشنی کا ایک اہم سگنلنگ مقصد ہوتا ہے جیسے میلاتون پروڈکشن ، کورٹیسول پروڈکشن ، اور ان چیزوں کو مناسب حدود میں رکھنا۔ اور اگر آپ کا کورٹیسول گڑبڑا ہوا ہے یا آپ میلٹنن نہیں بنا رہے ہیں یا آپ اچھی طرح سے سو نہیں رہے ہیں کیونکہ آپ میلٹنن نہیں بنا رہے ہیں تو ، آپ کو جسم میں سوزش کم ہونے اور آپ کے جسم کو کسی چیز سے صحت یاب ہونے میں مشکل پیش آنے والا ہے جیسے ، میرے لئے ، ہاشموٹو۔ تو اس کا مشورہ تھا کہ 30 منٹ دھوپ میں گزاریں۔ میرے لئے ، یہ بیدار ہونے کے بعد جلدی جلدی صبح میرے پورچ پر ہے اور میں اکثر یہ گھونٹ چائے پیتا ہوں یا کچھ دن کافی پیتا ہوں۔

اور اس طرح ہر صبح اپنے گھر والوں کے ساتھ دھوپ میں بیٹھنا ، یہ ایک آسان ، انتہائی آسان فری چیز ہے جو ہم سب کر سکتے ہیں ، میں نے محسوس کیا ، میرے ہارمون کی سطح میں پیمائش تبدیلیاں کرنے سے۔ تو میرا کورٹیسول تھا… دراصل ، جب اس نے پہلی بار مجھ سے جانچ کی ، تو یہ جو ہونا چاہئے تھا اس سے قطعی مخالف تھا۔ لہذا کورٹیسول کے بارے میں سمجھا جاتا ہے کہ وہ مخصوص اوقات میں تیز ہوجاتا ہے اور دوسروں پر پڑتا ہے اور اس سے یہ اشارہ ملتا ہے کہ آپ کے تناؤ کی سطح صحیح حدود میں ہے۔ اور میرا بالکل برعکس کر رہا تھا۔ اور ان دیگر طریقوں میں سے کچھ کے ساتھ صبح سورج کی روشنی حاصل کرنے سے ، میرے لئے یہ درست کرنے میں مدد ملی۔

ایک اور چیز جس کی اس نے میرے لئے سفارش کی وہ بروکولی انکرت تھے ، جو ہر روز بروکولی انکرت کھاتے تھے۔ اور ان میں سے کچھ چیزیں ، پہلے تو مجھے اس پر شک ہوا ، “کیا یہ واقعی فائدہ مند ثابت ہوگی؟ سورج کی روشنی کی طرح ، کیا یہ واقعی مددگار ثابت ہوگی؟ اور میں کہوں گا کہ میں آج بھی یہ کام کرتا ہوں کیوں کہ مجھے لگتا ہے جیسے ان میں کوئی فرق پڑتا ہے۔ لیکن اس نے باقاعدگی سے بروکولی انکرت کی بھی سفارش کی۔ اور اس کی وجہ بروکولی انکرت ایک مادے میں زیادہ ہے جس کو سلفورافین کہتے ہیں۔ اگر آپ نے کبھی اس کے بارے میں نہیں سنا ہے تو ، اس پر میرے پاس ایک جوڑے کے کچھ پوسٹ ہیں جن سے میں شو نوٹوں میں لنک کروں گا۔ ڈاکٹر رونڈا پیٹرک کے پاس بھی اس بارے میں کچھ عمدہ خطوط اور پوڈ کاسٹ ہیں۔ لیکن یہ کرسیفیرس سبزیاں ، خاص طور پر بروکولی انکرت میں پایا جاتا ہے۔

ایسے مطالعات موجود ہیں جن سے معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ سلفورافین اینٹینسیسر ، اینٹی مائکروبیل ، اینٹی سوزش ہوسکتا ہے ، اسی وجہ سے میں اسے استعمال کررہا تھا۔ یہاں تک کہ اس میں عمر رسائ اور ذیابیطس سے لڑنے میں مدد کے لئے مطالعات بھی موجود ہیں۔ اور سب سے اچھی بات یہ ہے کہ یہ سستی چیز ہے جسے آپ گھر پر بنا سکتے ہیں۔ میرے پاس ویلنسمااما ڈاٹ کام پر ایک ٹیوٹوریل موجود ہے جسے ویلنسمااما ڈاٹ ایف ایم پر شو نوٹوں میں جوڑا جائے گا۔ لیکن اگر آپ نے پہلے اس کمپاؤنڈ کے بارے میں نہیں سنا ہے تو ، میں اس کو نہ رکھنے کی کوشش کروں گا یا کوشش کروں گا کہ اس کو زیادہ غضب نہ ہونے دیں۔ لیکن اس طرح کینسر سے لڑنے والے مرکبات کا نام سلفورافین ہے جو مصلوب سبزیوں اور خاص طور پر انکرت میں پایا جاتا ہے۔

اگر آپ سائنس کے بارے میں پرواہ کرتے ہیں تو ، سلفورافین اس وقت پیدا ہوتا ہے جب انزائم مائروسینیز گلوکوورافاین کو سلفورافین میں تبدیل کردیتی ہے۔ امید ہے ، میں نے یہ سب صحیح طور پر سنایا۔ چونکہ پودوں کے مختلف حصوں میں مائروسینیز اور گلوکوورافین پایا جاتا ہے ، لہذا یہ تبدیلی واقعی اس وقت ہوتی ہے جب پودوں کو نقصان پہنچا ہو۔ لہذا جب آپ اسے چبا یا مرکب کرتے ہیں تو پھر یہ دونوں مرکبات ایک ساتھ مل جاتے ہیں اور رد عمل ظاہر کرتے ہیں اور جوان انکرت یا بروکولی یا خاص طور پر گلوکوورافاinن کے اچھے ذرائع ہیں۔ اور خاص طور پر ، سلفورافین پلانٹ پر مبنی مرکبات ، فائٹوکیمیکلز کے گروپ کے ایک حصے کا حصہ ہے جس کو آئسوٹیوسینیٹس کہتے ہیں ، جو جسم میں ، یہ آزادانہ ذرات سے لڑنے والے اہم انزائیموں کی تیاری کو تیز کرتا ہے۔ آپ نے شاید جسمانی عمر بڑھنے پر ان کے اثر کے بارے میں سنا ہوگا۔

لہذا سوزش اور آزاد ریڈیکلز بھی ہیں ، انہیں کینسر کی بہت سی قسموں کا ذمہ دار ملتا ہے۔ تو یہ ایک بہت بڑی بات ہے اور ان خاص فائٹو کیمیکلز اور کینسر سے بچاؤ کے تحفظ کے بارے میں ابھی بہت ساری ٹھنڈی تحقیق ہو رہی ہے۔ اور چونکہ میرے تائرواڈ میں نوڈولز تھے ، لہذا میں اس بات کو یقینی بنانے میں بہت محتاط تھا کہ وہ کینسر کا شکار نہ ہوں۔ اور اسی طرح جیسے میں نے کہا ، سلفورافین تمام مصطفیٰ سبزیوں میں پایا جاتا ہے ، لیکن بروکولی انکرت اور دیگر انکرت میں بہت زیادہ ہے۔

اور یہ وہ چیزیں ہیں جن کی آپ گھر میں آسانی سے ترقی کر سکتے ہیں۔ مطالعات ہیں ، جیسا کہ میں نے کہا ، اس سے یہ ظاہر ہوتا ہے کہ اس سے دماغ کی صحت کو فروغ مل سکتا ہے۔ یہ سم ربائی میں مدد مل سکتی ہے ، جو ایک اور عنصر ہے جو اکثر خودکار امراض کے ساتھ رہتا ہے۔ سلفورافین لینے سے این آر ایف -2 ایکٹیویٹر کی حیثیت سے گلیڈیتھیان میں اضافہ اور عمر بڑھنے میں بھی کمی آسکتی ہے۔ اس کے بارے میں بہت سارے مطالعات ہیں ، لہذا ، اور ، یہ ایک آسان چیز ہے جس میں انہوں نے شامل کرنے کی سفارش کی تھی۔ مجھے شو کے نوٹ میں سبق حاصل ہیں۔

لیکن میں یہ بھی سوچتا ہوں کہ آگے بڑھنے سے پہلے ، اس کے بارے میں بات کرنا ضروری ہے کہ صلیب پر سبزیوں کے بارے میں بات کی جائے کیونکہ آئوڈین چیز کی طرح ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، یہ تصور بھی ہے کہ اگر آپ کو تائیرائڈ کی پریشانی ہے تو آپ کو آئوڈین لینا چاہئے۔ اگر آپ تائرواڈ کے امور پر تحقیق کو عام طور پر پڑھنا شروع کردیتے ہیں تو یہ بھی مشورہ ہے کہ اگر آپ کو تائیرائڈ کی پریشانی ہو تو آپ کو مصلوب سبزیاں ، جیسے بروکولی ، گوبھی ، گوبھی ، برسلز انکرت وغیرہ نہیں کھانی چاہ.۔ اور ایک بار پھر ، اس کا جواب محض اس سے کہیں زیادہ پیچیدہ اور اہم ہے کہ چاہے آپ کو کرنا چاہئے یا نہیں کرنا چاہئے۔

جیسے ہی میں نے واقعی اس میں کھودنا شروع کیا ، مجھے معلوم ہوا کہ کچھ ذرائع نے دعوی کیا ہے کہ اگر آپ کے پاس تائیرائڈ کے مسئلے ہیں تو تمام مصیبت والی سبزیوں سے پرہیز کرنا چاہئے جبکہ دوسروں کا کہنا ہے کہ اگر وہ پکا ہوا ہے تو انہیں کھا لینا ٹھیک ہے۔ You just don’t want to eat them raw. And then I also read, some sources that said, if you’re gonna eat cruciferous vegetables, you need to take iodine. Again, that didn’t work for me, but there was a lot of conflicting information about this. So I asked Dr. Christianson when I first started this and he explained that it’s perfectly safe to consume cruciferous vegetables regularly if you have Hashimoto’s. And here’s why.

He said cruciferous vegetables are, they basically belong to the mustard family and cruciferous vegetables is a broad term for this whole group of things that everything could include bok choy, arugula, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, horseradish, mustard greens, radishes, turnips, watercress, etc. And, in general, there’s a lot of benefits to these kinds of vegetables. They contain a lot of phytochemicals and important things. But a lot of people with thyroid issues are hesitant to consume them, especially in large amounts because of some conflicting opinions online.

So in my opinion, like I said, they can be extremely healthy. They contain folate, Vitamin C, E, K, and a lot of phytochemicals that can reduce inflammation. So there’s potential reasons to consume them. The reason people say you might not wanna eat them if you have thyroid issues is that they also contain goitrogens, which are substances that affect the thyroid in certain ways. And goitrogens can interfere with the thyroid’s ability to take in iodine. So that’s also why people say you might wanna take iodine if you’re consuming a lot of those because your body needs that to produce thyroid hormone.

So people are worried about the goitrogenic activity of these. So they say if you have thyroid issues, you should not consume cruciferous vegetables. Before we move on, it’s also important to note that the cruciferous vegetables are not the only foods that contain goitrogens. So if you’re considering avoiding cruciferous vegetables, you also wanna avoid things like peaches, peanuts, red wine, soy, strawberries, sweet potatoes, teas, etc. But for people with Hashimoto’s, goitrogens aren’t exactly necessarily where we should be looking at for problems.

I think that personally, and based on what Dr. Christianson said, I find that the benefits of eating cruciferous vegetables, especially things like broccoli sprouts, outweigh the negatives, even for those with Hashimoto’s. Again, work with a doctor. But from what Dr, Christianson explained to me, you would have to eat an enormous amount of cruciferous vegetables to affect the thyroid negatively. And not too many of us have the problem of overeating vegetables. That’s statistically not what is happening in the U.S.

In fact, there’s only been one case study where someone actually harmed their thyroid by eating too many cruciferous vegetables. And that was an 88-year-old woman from what I remember who developed hypothyroidism, but she was eating several pounds of raw bok choy every day for several months. She probably would have avoided the problem had she just cooked that. Unless you were eating pounds and pounds of raw cruciferous vegetables every day, probably not an issue if you have Hashimoto’s.

I already talked about the iodine side. I also wouldn’t consider taking supplemental iodine without very specific testing and working with a doctor who understands that. But I personally do consume cruciferous vegetables including broccoli sprouts relatively regularly. If you are worried, some ways you can reduce the goitrogen activity while still consuming these, ferment your veggies, cook them, those both deactivate a lot of them ahead of time.

If you’re putting things like kale or spinach into a smoothie, you can blanch them ahead of time and freeze them. The heat will kill most of the goitrogens and then they’re ready to go when you wanna blend them. Again, selenium comes into play. So for me, finding the right amount of selenium and taking it made a big difference and I minimize the iodine as well. So a little bit of a tangent there into cruciferous vegetables and broccoli sprouts. But that did make a big difference for me and I still consume broccoli sprouts regularly. There’s also now a sulforaphane supplement you can take. Historically, it’s extremely hard to isolate sulforaphane into a supplement form. And I have finally found a supplement that does that, so I’ll link to that in the show notes as well.

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I also found that I needed to do very specific exercise. So for me, that meant I only stick to now high-intensity exercise and things like lifting weights. I don’t do any long-form cardio, so I’m not just running miles or on the elliptical. My body and hormones personally respond best to high-intensity training. I use the CAR.O.L bike, which I will link in the show notes, and I’ve done a podcast with the founder of CAR.O.L. And then I do very heavy weight lifting and I’m lifting above my body weight now in most categories. And I feel the best on that.

Sleep was also a huge component of this for me. So I know in early motherhood this was something that probably made it worse, but it was unavoidable, which was not getting enough sleep. If it’s possible to get enough sleep for anyone with autoimmune disease or any kind of health condition, I think that’s a definite place to start. And I’ve written a lot about this before, so I’m not gonna go deep on the sleep issue today, but I will make sure some of the posts are linked in the show notes if you feel like that’s an issue for you.

And then also the dietary side. So without going too, too deep on this, I’ll link in the show notes to a more detailed description of what I did. But for a while after my diagnosis, I went on a very strict autoimmune protocol diet that removed… Basically, the theory is removing a lot of the foods that can be inflammatory and giving the body time to rest and then introducing carefully so you can kind of gauge if you’re responding to different kinds of foods.

It is important to note, like I said in the beginning, based on lab results and lack of nodules on my thyroid, I am considered fully in remission for Hashimoto’s and I do not follow this diet anymore. In fact, I will say this past year, now having worked through the emotional stuff and really found homeostasis, I eat more food than I’ve ever eaten as an adult. I am less restrictive. I still eat very clean at home, but I’m able to eat occasionally things like gluten, sugar. I do eat dairy and none of those both me. I do still have to avoid eggs based on some IgG testing and based on how I feel. But that’s really the only food that I’m not eating at all right now. I think there’s…this is very personalized as well. I’ll link to the test I used to figure out and to constantly monitor that. But in the two years after my diagnosis, I did eat an extremely regimented, very clean diet to give my body time to rest and recover. And I focused on really nourishing it, supporting it with certain supplements based on testing, and just making sure I was flooding my body with nutrients. And it took years for my body to fully recover from that. And like I said, I was not able to lose weight during that time.

Once my body reached balance and once I dealt with everything else and then I dealt with the emotions, the weight loss part became extremely easy. And so I think it’s important to address all of these factors and not expect change to happen overnight. That said, from a broad level, kind of what the diet I did that I think let my body rest, was considered the autoimmune protocol and I’ll link to my post on that topic and also to some books that are really helpful. But basically from my understanding, if the body has an autoimmune reaction, it can sometimes be necessary to removal certain inflammatory foods and inputs for a while so that you can then reintroduce and test the response.

This idea is similar to the theory behind the gaps protocol, which we also did with my son to help with his dairy allergy, but it’s geared towards autoimmunity instead. And basically, from what I understand of this with autoimmune disease, the body’s in a state of increased immune response. So removing these foods can help it not have to fight for a little while and can kind of reduce the autoimmune reaction. I should also say that technically, clinically, an autoimmune disease cannot be cured, which is why I use the word remission instead.

At this point, after my diagnosis, I switched to an autoimmune protocol. And I was pretty amazed at how quickly it helped. So within the first week, I saw my bloating go away, my thyroid felt less swollen, and I had more energy even after the first couple of days. And then I saw skin improvements and energy improvements, and then eventually my hair improved. And this helped me realize which foods were problematic. And like I said, I’ve now been able to reintroduce almost all of these foods, everything but eggs.

So I think it’s…I wanna say that before I tell you just how restricted this protocol is. It’s not usually forever or at least not all parts of it are forever. The general idea is that you’re, like I said, you’re removing any inflammatory foods. If this is new for you, some things that I find helpful, I’ll link in the show notes. The Paleo Mom has a website and also a book, ”The Paleo Approach.” There’s an autoimmune cookbook by Mickey Trescott and her website is Autoimmune Paleo. Those are both really good. I’ll link to those in the show notes at wellnessmama.fm. Basically, a very broad description. On an AIP protocol, you’re avoiding grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, seeds, even seed-based spices and oils, nightshades, so things like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc., nuts, alcohol, and then any other reactive foods.

So for me that included coconut even though that’s not typically on the list. Instead, you’re eating very clean sources of proteins like meats, organ meats, broth, vegetables, except for nightshades, fresh or dried herbs that are not nuts or seeds, certain fruits, nonseed-based spices, lots of healthy fats. I focused on olive oil and then dairy-free fermented foods like sauerkraut. So I have a food list in my post. You can find that in the show notes. It does seem very overwhelming. It is extremely restrictive, but I knew that it was aimed at healing and so I was able to stick to it.

For me, a typical day would be, breakfast would be a scramble of vegetables, some kind of protein, and a cup of bone broth and then supplements. Lunch was almost always a salad with some kind of protein, a little bit of fruit and then bone broth. And dinner, the same thing, some kind of stir fry with protein and a lot of vegetables and then some kind of healthy starch like winter squash, pumpkin, etc.

Another tip from Dr. Christianson is if you’re going to consume carbs to consume them at night because that also…food is another big signaling mechanism in circadian rhythm. So consuming the carbs at night helps signal the body when all the right hormones are supposed to kick in. It also seems to help my sleep. When I first started this I felt like I couldn’t eat anything and I felt constantly deprived. And so it took me about 30 days to really get in the swing of this. I also focused on what I could eat versus what I couldn’t and I consumed a ton of vegetables, especially in that first six months.

And this was also based on the research of Dr. Terry Wahls, who I also really respect. She has a book called ”The Wahls Protocol.” Her focus was on MS, which was what she recovered from. But she talks about the importance of consuming at least nine cups of vegetables a day, which is a ton, three of brightly-colored vegetables, three of leafy greens and three of onions and garlic. And I did that. I actually followed that for about probably four months and I had noticed a difference in my nutrient levels and, and my energy levels as I did that. Like I said, I also think sleep and stress really come into play here and I was taking a very specific group of supplements. This is extremely individualized so I will you what I took over. It is not prescriptive. Please don’t just go take this. Work with someone like SteadyMD to find out what you specifically need.

But for me at this point I was taking, like I said, WP Thyroid medication. I ended up needing to take HCL, betaine HCL with any meals that contain protein because I found I had low stomach acid during that time. So I took HCL anytime and I still take it in smaller amounts. I have weaned down as my stomach acid has naturally improved. I took probiotics. The one I take is Just Thrive. I’ll link to that in the show notes along with the discount. That’s the one I now take. It’s spore-based. So it’s dairy-free, it’s vegan, it’s autoimmune safe, and it reaches the small intestine. It has a higher survivability and you can also open the capsules and even bake with them, put them in a smoothie, etc. to give them to kids because they can survive at temperature.

I make sure to get enough Omega-3s through things like salmon. And then Vitamin D is a big one here as well. There’s a lot of research and Dr. Christianson tested me for this almost immediately, my Vitamin D levels because there’s a strong correlation with low Vitamin D and a lot of health problems including autoimmune disease. So it’s something I test and I also tested my family and my kids and make sure that our Vitamin D levels are not just in safe ranges but optimized. So I actually keep mine about 80. When I first tested it was 17, so it was well below even the conventional low-level Vitamin D. And I think that probably also made a huge difference because while we call it a vitamin, Vitamin D is actually a pre-hormone. So if you don’t have enough Vitamin D, all of your hormones can be off.

Magnesium was also big for me and I used both transdermal magnesium oil and took magnesium supplements and I still do. MagSRT is the supplement I take and I use magnesium oil. I have a recipe for that. On the blog, I’ll make sure those are linked as well. I also took…I made sure to get enough protein and amino acids from things like bone broth and I took a lot of Vitamin C. Zinc and selenium were also important. And like I said, those are ones you want to consume only the right amount, so you don’t wanna just take a ton. More is not better. But I will link to the ones that I take. Again, I would recommend working with someone like SteadyMD or a functional medicine doctor from SteadyMD to really know what you’re doing before you just start taking those and certainly before taking Vitamin D because you can get too much Vitamin D.

I also took a supplement called L tyrosine. Again, not one you want to just start taking just because, but those were all things that were helpful to me. Again, I will link to more detail about all of those things, but these were all factors that for me seemed to make a difference over time. I also avoid very carefully fluoride and chlorine. I have found that both of those are triggers for me and that it’s very hard to get my levels better if I’m exposed to those. I don’t think that’s necessarily the same for everyone, but we have a whole house filter on our house that makes sure that I’m not exposed to those and there’s not fluoride in our water where I live anyway, but I have to be careful about avoiding both of those.

So long roundabout way of saying I used a whole lot of different factors and had to consistently stick with them for a period of years to start seeing changes. I felt an immediate difference in my energy levels and my sleep when I started implementing these things. And that was really encouraging. And also it felt so good just to not feel so bad, but really seeing the full recovery and now being in remission and having my labs reflect that took a very long time.

So I will say like, based on my experience, this is a marathon, not a sprint, and I don’t recommend long-term cardio, but it’s a marathon. So stick with it. Build the habits that let you stick with it and track so that you can see if what you’re doing is having a positive effect. I don’t know that it would be the same for everyone, but for me, I had to get all of these things right before I was able to see the weight loss, before my hair came back normally, before I had all the unlimited energy. And it was a slow process and it also required shifting my mindset, like I talked about in episode 309, from fighting my body to supporting my body because I had reached a point… I was so mad at my body. I felt like it had betrayed me and I realized it had protected me and it was keeping me safe and it was keeping my baby safe while I was pregnant with them. But I needed to be more supportive of my body.

So those are the things that I did. I am now clinically in remission. All of my thyroid levels test normal. I don’t need to take medication. I do still take supplements and I do still follow a lot of these things that I talked about. And at home, I eat probably still very close to that autoimmune diet when we’re home. But if we’re out somewhere or we’re at an event, I’m much, much less strict than I ever, than I used to be. And I’m able to get away with eating a wide variety of foods and not being as restrictive as long as I support my body, make sure I have my sleep and my stress and all of those factors in order.

There’s probably questions I’m not thinking to answer. If you have any, please leave them in the comments at wellnessmama.fm under this podcast and I will try to respond to you directly. And all of the things I’ve mentioned. I have blog posts about all of these, so head over to wellnessmama.fm. If you want to read more about any of these or check out the episodes with Dr. Christianson, Dr. Isabella Wentz, Dr. Terry Wahls, or with my SteadyMD doctor, those all have really helpful resources for autoimmune disease, but I wanted to just share you with you guys an update since I can now officially say that I am in remission and share with how I got there.

I do think it’s a very personalized thing. I hope that some of these will be helpful if you’re in the same place to you and finding the things that are gonna work for you, but I don’t think it’s prescriptive, so I hope that you’re able to pull some beneficial things from that.

And, of course, as always, I am so grateful to you for being here today, for listening to this podcast, and for being part of that change that I talked about at the beginning of hopefully shifting those statistics so that our kids are not living a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Thank you for your time today. Thank you for listening. And I hope that you will join me again on the next episode of the ”Wellness Mama” podcast.

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