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

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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