Blog Posts - Thyroid Autoimmunity

Gut repair

Low thyroid hormones make it difficult to heal the gut. At the same time, an inflamed intestine and leaky gut syndrome contribute to thyroid diseases such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In the process of restoring the integrity of t...
by Outsmart Disease on Jan 30, 2011

Gut health and thyroid autoimmunity

Good bacteria perform a range of essential and health critical functions that support thyroid, digestive and immune systems. The intestinal lining is an important immune barrier that is responsible for more than 60% of the immune defence. Imbalances...
by Outsmart Disease on Jan 24, 2011

Does gluten make you sick?

Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy is a permanent intolerance of dietary gluten. Until recently, the disease was considered to be rare mainly because many of its patients have very subtle or no symptoms and remain undiagnosed. The prevale...
by Outsmart Disease on Jan 15, 2011

Triggers of autoimmune thyroiditis. Part 2. Environmental factors

Hashimoto thyroiditis occurs as a result of a complicated interaction between susceptibility genes and environmental factors. A wide variety of environmental agents adversely affect the thyroid gland and hormone production. The following environmenta...
by Outsmart Disease on Jan 8, 2011

Triggers of autoimmune thyroiditis. Part 1. Genetics

The incidence of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has been linked to risk factors such as gender, age and heredity. While the exact mechanism of the autoimmune thyroiditis remains unknown, it is stated in current research that the genetic predisposition com...
by Outsmart Disease on Jan 4, 2011

Should you be concerned about autoimmunity?

One of the basic functions of the immune system is to recognize and eliminate foreign antigens or intruders such as viruses and bacteria in order to protect the body from their harmful actions. Autoimmunity is an over reactive response of the immune...
by Outsmart Disease on Dec 26, 2010

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