Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune disease
Ever since I got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s the only treatment offered to me by doctors was Levothyroxine. While doing research in those first days of my diagnosis I learned that Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune disease – something that my doctor at the time forgot to mention. He said that I should just keep taking my pills and I should be fine in 6 weeks or so. The 6 weeks passed and I still wasn’t fine. I felt just as bad, if not worse. Then it occurred to me – how can I get better if I’m only treating the symptoms (unsuccessfully, at that) and not the cause of the disease? Doesn’t seem logical. Here’s the thing – western medicine is all about prescribing pills and covering up the symptoms. Western medicine labels many diseases “incurable” while these same diseases are being treated and cured successfully in many other places in the world. But I guess it won’t be very profitable for the big drug companies if everyone got healthy – how are they going to sell their drugs then?
I read somewhere that there’s no such thing as an incurable disease – every disease was cured at some point in history by someone. Case in point – I know of many people who have successfully reversed their Hashimoto’s and lead a perfectly normal, healthy life without medication. Needless to say, most of them are from countries other than the US. Why? Because in these countries traditional treatment methods are combined with other treatments such as nutrition and lifestyle changes, herbs, vitamins, etc. None of the doctors I saw here asked me about my diet or gave me any nutritional advice. Because it’s much easier to write a prescription for pills than to have to figure out what’s really wrong and try to fix it.
A nutritionist or a homeopathic doctor could help you get on the right track in regards to your diet but they need to be educated about Hashimoto’s and thyroid disease for that matter.
I did visit a homeopathic doctor after my diagnosis but after two visits it was clear to me she wasn’t very knowledgeable about my condition so I stopped going there. All I can say is thank God for the internet because this is where I learned all the information about Hashimoto’s and thyroid disease. It took me a lot of time to sift through all the information and misinformation out there but it was all worth it. I made my own program to follow based on what I had learned, and today, one year after my diagnosis I have virtually no symptoms. If I’d just been taking Levothyroxine all this time, I’m sure there wouldn’t have been much improvement in my condition; I knew I had to treat my malfunctioning immune system which is the cause of Hashimoto’s, and that’s exactly what I did. I’m working on a report that outlines everything I did to get better and regain my health, and I’ll be publishing it as soon as it’s done but I want to warn you – it’s not just taking a vitamin or avoiding gluten. It’s a complete lifestyle change and you need to be determined to make it work. It’s really not difficult to do, especially with the right motivation – mine is my little daughter whom I love so much and want to be able to do everything together, just like before I got sick. Fortunately I am at this point again where I am able to go about my normal daily life, and I believe that you can do it too.