Hashimotos Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back by Izabella WentzInstant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Dr. Izabella Wentz, the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, returns with a long-awaited, groundbreaking prescription to reverse the symptoms of this serious autoimmune condition that is becoming one of the country’s fastest growing diseases.
More than thirty-five million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition—including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness—patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects.
But there is a better way.
Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value—and limitations—of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto’s Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better—in as fast as ninety days.
Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto’s Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease. The first step is a quick-start two-week detox that includes foods to eat and inflammatory foods to avoid, advice on supplements to support the liver, and an adrenal recovery plan. Next, readers create a personalized plan with foods, supplements, and other lifestyle interventions tailored to their body’s own unique Hashimoto’s triggers, which they can identify using self-tests included in the book. Hashimoto’s Protocol also features original recipes.
Grounded in the latest science, Hashimoto’s Protocol is the first book to offer a proven protocol by an acknowledged expert in the field to treat this condition and help sufferers reclaim their lives.
Understanding Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
Today, I want to talk to you about the big picture of thyroid disease. That way, you can get to know a little bit more about your body and you can start taking some action steps to feel your best right away. When we think about thyroid disease, we can think of it in three distinct ways. This is going to help form the foundation of our knowledge of thyroid disease, and the ways in which our thyroid gland might begin suffering. While their doctor may think this is true, because I do not think they would lie to their patient, it does mean that there may have been an error in testing.
Disclaimer- I am not a doctor. This blog post is general information only and is not to be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. I had to become my own health advocate and literally go to school to become a nutritional therapy practitioner myself, but I was determined to get better! And little by little, day by day, I did it! I went from hypothyroid… fatigue, weight gain, intolerance to cold. To very hyperthyroid… heart palpitations, panic attacks, jittery feelings.
They most often told me I had dry skin, handed me a tube of steroid cream and moved on to the next patient. I had hives from the neck up, all the skin on my face and neck peeled off twice a day, my hair was falling out, and I was depressed. I spent my days and nights with ice packs on my face because my skin felt like it was burning. I cried a lot. I stopped outside activities and just stayed home. After nine painful months, I finally found a doctor who listened, thought about potential causes, and ran tests. I wanted get to the root cause, so I looked for a solution elsewhere.
Here are five main steps I took to reverse Hashimoto’s Disease:
Hashimoto disease also known as Hashimoto or autoimmune thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid. With any autoimmune disease, your immune system, designed to attack germs and make the body well, mistakenly attacks itself. Hashimoto disease occurs when your body attacks the thyroid as if it were a virus. This leads to a decrease in thyroid function and hormone production. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland attached to the front of your windpipe. Not everyone with Hashimoto disease develops hypothyroidism. However, Hashimoto disease is typically the No.