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Boost your SIgA — nature’s vaccine — to better manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid

As many people struggle with the flu, talk of the flu vaccine is popular. But did you know you can  improve your immunity against not only the flu, but also other viruses, bacterial infections, yeasts, environmental toxins, food sensitivities, and... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 9, 2018 Read More

Rise in Hashimoto’s low thyroid linked to leaky gut

Hashimoto’s low thyroid, a disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland, is one of the most common autoimmune diseases today and affects mostly women. It used to be autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s low thyroid were... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 9, 2018 Read More

Functional blood test ranges are more useful with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Did a doctor tell you your tests were normal and you were perfectly normal when you had low thyroid symptoms? Unfortunately, this is a very common scenario for many patients, the majority of them women. Doctors tell them their thyroid... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 30, 2018 Read More

The Instant Pot can help you with your functional medicine protocol

Functional medicine empowers you to take charge of your Hashimoto's low thyroid health journey. However, eating healthy can take up more time and attention than some people are used to. Thanks to a relatively new kitchen appliance called the Instant... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 15, 2018 Read More

Spore probiotics give extra boost to good gut bacteria for Hashimoto’s low thyroid

We have learned much recently about how important it is to cultivate good gut bacteria, or "gut  microbiome" in order to better manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid. Spore-based probiotic supplements have been shown to especially boost your good bacteria. “Spore” comes... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 15, 2018 Read More

Don’t believe the sugar industry’s lies if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

An investigation published in 2018 shows the sugar industry was successful in shifting the blame for heart disease to dietary fat using skewed and incomplete science; all along they knew the real culprit was sugar. This corporate deception went on to... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 5, 2018 Read More

Exercise makes good gut bacteria when you have Hashimoto’s

Science has taught us how important good gut bacteria are to healthy immunity, brain function, mood, digestive health, and, management of autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s low thyroid. Science has also taught us the best way to improve your good... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 5, 2018 Read More

Avoid canola oil if you have Hashimoto’s — it worsens memory

We’ve long been told canola oil is healthy. After all, Whole Foods proudly displays it as an ingredient in all their prepared foods. But scientists have revealed a darker truth: Canola oil worsens memory and promotes amyloid plaque, a primary marker of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 14, 2017 Read More

Improve your Hashimoto’s low thyroid protocol success with a food diary

Want to improve your success in taming Hashimoto's hypothyroidism with the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet? Research shows a food diary can help you stick to the diet. Weight loss studies shows those who kept a food diary lost 30 to 50... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 14, 2017 Read More

Balancing Hashimoto’s low thyroid with raising children

The majority of people with Hashimoto’s low thyroid are women, which means many moms are struggling to balance the demands of motherhood with their autoimmune thyroid condition. This can make mothers feel disappointed or inferior if they are not able... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 6, 2017 Read More

Cannibinoid receptors and Hashimoto’s — no cannabis required

Research of medical marijuana has taught us about our own endocannabinoid system (ECS) — cell receptors that play a vital role in inflammation, appetite, pain, mood, memory, and even cancer prevention. Cannabinoid receptors respond to compounds in cannabis, or marijuana,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 27, 2017 Read More

Counting carbs? Look at carb density instead with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Are counting carbs to lower inflammation, lose weight, or manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid? If so, researchers say to look at carbohydrate density instead. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are in each 100 grams of food. Low carb density foods... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 21, 2017 Read More

Acid blocking drugs and stomach cancer; what you need to know with Hashimoto’s

Several factors are responsible for stomach cancer, however a recent study has shown that regular use of proton pump inhibitors, commonly referred to as PPIs, for acid reflux increases the risk of stomach cancer. The study shows that PPI users... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 13, 2017 Read More

Anemia Is A Common Roadblock to Treating Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid

For those people suffering from Hashimoto’s Low Thyroid, there is usually one course of action—an anti-inflammatory treatment plan.  This involves consuming gut healing foods and removing foods that destabilize the immune system.  However, there’s one oft-overlooked factor that causes major... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 12, 2017 Read More

Are you a “sedentary athlete” with autoimmune Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

Working out every day while managing Hashimoto’s low thyroid is a great way to support your immune system (as long as you're not over training). However, recent studies show if you're sitting the rest of the time, you are still subject... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 1, 2017 Read More

Stress, PMS and menopause, and Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Navigating female hormones is no walk in the park sometimes — between the cycling up and down each month with PMS and then throughout a woman's lifetime from puberty, through childbirth, and then through menopause, symptoms can range from mildly... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 9, 2017 Read More

Study proves an anti-inflammatory diet tames Hashimoto’s low thyroid

A 2016 study showed what we have long known in functional medicine — a diet that is low in carbohydrates and inflammatory tames Hashimoto's low thyroid. The study showed it lowered thyroid antibodies, the marker for autoimmune  Hashimoto’s. Autoimmune Hashimoto’s low... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 29, 2017 Read More

Why you should avoid handling store receipts when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

A recent study shows handling store receipts causes BPA to stay in the body much longer than if it's ingested. The thermal paper used in store receipts these days is high in BPA, an environmental toxin. BPA (bisphenol-A) is the main... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 19, 2017 Read More

Plenty of sunlight needed for better sleep when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

We know that  exposure to computer, tablet, and TV screens at night sabotages sleep. They emit a blue light that mimics sunlight, thus inhibiting the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. However, sunlight is nevertheless necessary for sleep, as long... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 8, 2017 Read More

Healthier alternatives to NSAIDs when you have Hashimoto’s

It's common for doctors to prescribe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for mild to moderate pain. But this doesn't mean they're safe. Taken long term, especially if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, NSAIDS can raise the risks of numerous health... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

Bust the blood sugar highs when you have Hashimoto’s

The path to chronic disease — from obesity to Hashimoto’s low thyroid — is cobbled with sugar and refined carbohydrates. It’s a slippery slope that leads directly to insulin resistance syndrome, given the right conditions, mainly being inactive and overweight.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

How to feed your healthy gut bacteria when you have Hashimoto’s

While fermented foods and probiotic supplements can give you fabulous gut health benefits, if you aren’t also feeding those intestinal bacteria what they want, you might as well be pouring your money down the drain.  Why? To thrive and multiply,... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

Traveling? Prevent Hashimoto’s flares while on the go

Feeling well with Hashimoto’s low thyroid can require extra care with diet, stress levels, exertion, and sleep, but that doesn’t mean travel isn’t an option. Many people with Hashimoto’s low thyroid travel flare-free, using some extra prep time before hand... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 5, 2017 Read More

Artificial sweeteners increase health risks with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Using artificial sweeteners to avoid weight gain raises the risk of future health problems, according to a new study. If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, it’s important to avoid artificial and toxic chemicals as much as possible. The study found... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 28, 2017 Read More

Low thyroid and low blood pressure — health risks and management

People have good reason to worry about high blood pressure as it puts you at risk for a number of diseases. However, low blood pressure also has health risks and problems — it can impair brain function and increase your mortality risk.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 21, 2017 Read More

Exercise upper airway muscles to combat snoring when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

People snore when the throat and palate tissues and muscles become too lax  when you're  sleeping and vibrate. Studies show simply exercising these muscles can restore enough tone to significantly reduce snoring. If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid you may... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 17, 2017 Read More

Exercise, not dieting, new health care direction for Hashimoto’s low thyroid

If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, then you likely know what it is to struggle with weight gain and dieting. Do you hate going to the doctor because you know they will tell you to lose weight? Or maybe you... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jul 6, 2017 Read More

Why female Hashimoto’s low thyroid patients opt for functional medicine

Functional medicine draws primarily women. Why? Chronic health symptoms affect more women than men and the treatment of women in the standard health care model often ranges from disappointing to dehumanizing. We hear this over and over from our patients... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 29, 2017 Read More

Avoid feminine products loaded with toxins if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Every day millions of women and girls deliver high amounts of toxins into their bloodstream thanks to chemically laden tampons and sanitary pads. These products contain high amounts of industrial contaminants that enter the body through a highly permeable tissue... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 15, 2017 Read More

Do you know what’s in your supplements when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

When you’re managing autoimmune Hashimoto’s low thyroid, you’ll see recommendations for supplements to tame inflammation, support adrenal health, and repair the gut. It’s important to know about supplement quality. The U.S. enjoys liberal production of and access to nutritional supplements. We... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 9, 2017 Read More

The best exercise for aging with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Aging with Hashimoto’s means looking after your mitochondria — the energy factories in your cells. Mitochondria function diminishes as we age, however, new research shows regular bursts of high intensity exercise improve mitochondrial function. Regular exercise is a magic bullet when it comes to staying physically and... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jun 9, 2017 Read More

Hashimoto’s and fatty liver — the culprit is not dietary fat

  If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and struggle with excess weight or high blood sugar, your blood tests show may also show fatty liver (high liver enzymes). Although fatty liver has no overt symptoms, a liver filled with fat hinders... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 24, 2017 Read More

Nitric oxide for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

When it comes to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, taming inflammation is the name of the game. This can be difficult because the body creates vicious cycles where inflammation keeps feeding more inflammation. This makes halting the progression of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism difficult…but not impossible.... by Dr. Josh Redd | May 4, 2017 Read More

Intermittent fasting when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

  Fasting has long been a normal event for humans, due either to religious reasons or lack of food. Today, people fast for health reasons using a form of fasting called intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly due to... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 29, 2017 Read More

Gluten-free for Hashimoto’s and eating rice-based substitutes? Beware arsenic

If you’re addressing your Hashimoto’s low thyroid through diet and lifestyle in addition to medication, it's likely you're gluten-free and consuming rice-based substitutes. If you are eating them regularly, you may be consuming unsafe levels of arsenic. A 2017 study showed those who follow a... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 14, 2017 Read More

Got Hashimoto’s low thyroid and hemorrhoids? Here’s what to know

Hemorrhoids are an embarrassing subject but they can make you miserable. Although the issue tends to run in families, there are steps you can take to relieve and prevent hemorrhoids. When you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid, addressing root causes of hemorrhoids... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 12, 2017 Read More

How to buffer the damage of everyday toxins when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Sadly,  eating organic food and using non-toxic household and body products is not enough to keep us toxin-free when working to manage Hashimoto’s low thyroid. While those measures certainly are necessary, the truth is we are overwhelmed with unprecedented levels of toxins... by Dr. Josh Redd | Apr 12, 2017 Read More

Do you feel worse on the AIP diet for your Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

Although the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet is well known for reducing symptoms of Hashimoto’s low thyroid, some people are discouraged to find it makes them feel worse when they begin it. Why? The sudden change in foods can upset your body chemistry and expose health problems.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 24, 2017 Read More

Are you coping with Hashimoto’s low thyroid and daylight saving aftermath? You’re not alone

If you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid and are still feeling tired from daylight saving  you’re not alone. Changing the time throws a kink in the biological clock, leaving many people feeling tired for a few weeks. That one hour sleep change can cause insomnia... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 24, 2017 Read More

Gluten is the first thing to go with Hashimoto’s low thyroid diagnosis

Low thyroid function has received a lot of attention online since the publication of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by Datis Kharrazian in 2009. While many considerations should be managed with hypothyroidism, the first and one of the most important is a gluten-free diet.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 12, 2017 Read More

Is excess iron hindering your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism protocol?

If you have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism and hemochromatosis, it's important to know that excess iron is very inflammatory. Consistently high iron levels can be due to a genetic condition called hemochromatosis, in which the body absorbs too much iron. Hemochromatosis is relatively... by Dr. Josh Redd | Mar 5, 2017 Read More

Five ways eating more vegetables improve well-being when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

New research shows eating more fresh fruits and vegetables can improve your well-being in as little as two weeks. Previous studies show eating ample vegetables influences the health of the brain, immune system, and gut — all of which affect your mood. When you have Hashimoto’s... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 22, 2017 Read More

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and enzymes may help patients with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Do you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid and also deal with acid reflux, indigestion, constipation, or feeling like there’s a brick in your stomach after you eat? Or are you on a restricted diet to manage your Hashimoto's hypothyroidism but find you're still reacting to an... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 22, 2017 Read More

Chronic stress, PMS, and Hashimoto’s low thyroid — what you need to know

If you have Hashimoto's low thyroid and your monthly period is a miserable journey of depression, anxiety, irritability, pain, and more, you may need to look at the effect stress is having on your hormones. The misery of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)... by Dr. Josh Redd | Feb 3, 2017 Read More

Why functional medicine lab testing is key with Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Lab testing is fundamental when you have Hashimoto's low thyroid and use using functional medicine to manage it. Lab testing shows you the cause of symptoms, if you are headed toward other diseases, track how well you're doing on your protocol, and help you... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 25, 2017 Read More

Why you should care about leaky gut when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Leaky gut is what it sounds like — the contents of the small intestine leak through the intestinal wall into the sterile environment of the bloodstream. This triggers inflammation that can not only flare your Hashimoto’s low thyroid, but also cause other... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 19, 2017 Read More

Three ways to use the placebo effect when you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

The placebo effect is a target of scorn but research shows it has become more effective in recent years, particularly in the United States, where some drugs in clinical trials barely outmatch placebos. This is actually good news for people with... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 11, 2017 Read More

Ditch the diet sodas if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid

Diet soda is commonly consumed because people think it's better for them, and the soda industry spends millions of dollars to keep this belief alive. Research, however, shows a different story — diet sodas can make you fat and are dangerous for your... by Dr. Josh Redd | Jan 6, 2017 Read More

New year anti-inflammatory detox diet for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Do you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and are you ready for a health reboot this new year? The autoimmune diet calms Hashimoto's inflammation, stimulates recovery, repairs leaky gut, and boosts well being. Remove foods that trigger Hashimoto’s flares Many foods can trigger Hashimoto's... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 28, 2016 Read More

Is chronic stress worsening your Hashimoto’s low thyroid? Use an adrenal stress test

You’ve probably heard stress is bad for you. And you've probably also heard stress can make your Hashimoto’s low thyroid worse. But how do you know if your stress is normal or high enough to cause thyroid problems? The adrenal... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 23, 2016 Read More

High TSH? Why functional medicine is important for Hashimoto’s low thyroid function

Do you have high TSH and have you noticed the term “functional medicine” popping up more? Functional medicine is different from regular medicine in that it looks for root causes instead of just addressing symptoms. This is important to know ... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 15, 2016 Read More

Are you always hungry, sleepy after meals, and have Hashimoto’s?

Do you have Hashimoto’s and find you are always hungry and sleepy after meals? If so, you may suffer from insulin resistance, a disorder of high blood sugar that raises your risk for diabetes. Although you may need to give... by Dr. Josh Redd | Dec 9, 2016 Read More

Undiagnosed gluten sensitivity and Hashimoto’s raises risk of needing gallbladder surgery

Gallbladder surgery is one of the most common surgeries today and considered almost commonplace. But did you know you actually really need your gallbladder? And that going gluten-free can considerably lower the risk of needing gallbladder surgery? This is especially... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 30, 2016 Read More

What you need to know if you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and breast implants

Do you have breast implants and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? Or are you thinking of getting breast implants?  If so, take note that both silicone and saline can make you sick and may raise the risk of autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 24, 2016 Read More

Prevent Hashimoto’s flares this post-election Thanksgiving

Are you dreading Thanksgiving with your family this year due to a political divide? If you have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism,  this year's Thanksgiving may feel like a battle zone if you have family members on opposite ends of the political spectrum.... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 16, 2016 Read More

Election recovery tips when you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Has getting through one of the most acrimonious elections in U.S. history been hard on your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism condition? Fortunately, functional medicine offers some tips to help you rebound from the stress and improve your autoimmune thyroid condition. The election... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 9, 2016 Read More

Are you not able to lose weight? Look for underlying causes

Have you tried every diet under the sun but still can't lose weight? Are you growing increasingly frustrated and hopeless. Low-calorie diets have long been popular, but the rising obesity epidemic shows they clearly don't work at keeping the weight... by Dr. Josh Redd | Nov 9, 2016 Read More

New immune trigger discovered in wheat; gluten is not the only one

You probably know someone who is gluten-free and avoiding wheat and wheat-like grains for better health. Gluten-free products have exploded on grocery store shelves. But new research shows gluten may not be the only source in wheat triggering an immune... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 29, 2016 Read More

Your bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea could be SIBO

If you have gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation — or all of the above — then you may have SIBO. SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a condition in which bacteria from the large intestine move into the small intestine... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 29, 2016 Read More

Are you too acidic? Improve alkalinity for better health

The average American diet, which is high in junk foods and low in vegetables, makes your body overly acidic. Body pH is important, you must maintain an optimal pH for proper cellular function. If you are too acidic, you are... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 13, 2016 Read More

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano misguided about her Hashimoto’s low thyroid diagnosis

Zoe Saldano of Star Trek fame recently revealed in an interview that she has Hashimoto’s low thyroid, an autoimmune thyroid disease. But she’s a little misguided about how Hashimoto’s works. In an interview she said, “Your body doesn’t have the... by dev | Oct 12, 2016 Read More

BPA may trigger autoimmune damage to nerves

  Did you know handling store receipts for just a few seconds can increase your risk of a degenerative neurological disorder? A recent study linked BPA (bisphenol-A), the toxin in plastics and store receipts, with autoimmune destruction of the lining... by Dr. Josh Redd | Oct 7, 2016 Read More

Newer research shows cell phone cancer risk legitimate

People used to think worrying about cell phone safety was conspiracy theory or quack science. That's not the case anymore based on new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP now advises caregivers limit children's cell phone... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 28, 2016 Read More

Natural antihistamines can bring relief for allergies

  Do you dread allergy season and suffer from itchy skin, red eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches? Or instead do you react to certain foods with hives, headaches, nasal congestion, skin problems, a racing heart, or... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 27, 2016 Read More

Being “hangry” ages you too fast

Do get “hangry” when you go too long without eating. Hanger—hunger plus anger—is that nuclear combination of low blood sugar and hyper irritability that turns a nice person into an ferocious monster. People make jokes about being hangry, but it... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

Sunglasses at night if you have Hashimoto’s low thyroid?

Have you noticed how bright the newer streetlights are these days? Although they save energy and are great for visibility, these new LED streetlights disrupt the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle. Our bodies are finely tuned to cycles of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

Fast 13 hours to reduce disease risk

Want an easy way to lower your risk of cancer and chronic disease? Eat an early dinner and see if you can comfortably go 13 hours until you eat breakfast. Research shows extended fasting during the night may improve a... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

What to know about sugar with Hashimoto’s

  What to know about sugar when you have Hashimoto’s For optimal health, women should consume less than 25 grams, or 6 teaspoons, a day of added sugar. Men should consume no more than 9. Yet the average rate of... by Dr. Josh Redd | Sep 24, 2016 Read More

Research Indicates B12 Deficiency Common in Thyroid Conditions.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the production of red blood cells, nerves, and DNA... by redriver | Aug 16, 2016 Read More

Food Sensitivities.

You've probably heard of gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free diets and products, but these are only a few of the many foods that can produce undesirable symptoms in. by redriver | Aug 16, 2016 Read More
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Thyroid Medication Not Helping Your Symptoms?

You’ve heard it all before: “just exercise more,” “this is part of getting older,” and “it’s all in your head, it’ll pass soon. by redriver | Aug 16, 2016 Read More
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