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The Office of Dr. Brad Shook We are dedicated to helping people with chronic health problems regain quality of life. Dr. Brad Shook, DC, BCIM.
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We are dedicated to helping sick people with chronic health problems improve their quality of life and health naturally.

New Podcast Episode that everyone with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's should listen to. I cover the Environmentally Indu...
06/18/2024

New Podcast Episode that everyone with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's should listen to.
I cover the Environmentally Induced Model of Autoimmunity and how it can be used as a roadmap for determining your unique triggers, helping dampen the autoimmune process that causes hypothyroidism.
I discuss the dietary strategies and testing considerations.
Hope this helps. Have a great day!

In this episode of our podcast, we delve into the surprising truth behind over 90% of low thyroid cases. Discover how autoimmune factors play a pivotal role and why traditional approaches often fall short. We explore the Environmentally Induced Model of Autoimmunity, providing a comprehensive roadma...

Maria Teresa Benson Rozo, Lisa Van Zyl, Tammy Lowman
04/23/2024

Maria Teresa Benson Rozo, Lisa Van Zyl, Tammy Lowman

🎉 Big News! 🌿I'm thrilled to announce that I have officially become a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician™ (CFMC)! A...
04/19/2024

🎉 Big News! 🌿

I'm thrilled to announce that I have officially become a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician™ (CFMC)! After extensive study and dedication, I’ve completed the CFMC program through the prestigious Kharrazian Institute. This certification is recognized by the United States Department of Education and represents a significant achievement in my ongoing commitment to providing the highest standard of care in functional medicine.

What does this mean for you?

It means that I'm now even better equipped to identify and address the unique factors affecting your health, offering personalized care strategies to help you achieve better health with thyroid conditions like Hashimoto's Disease and hypothyroidism, many GI conditions, and autoimmune diseases using a science-based functional medicine approach.

A special thanks to Dr. Datis Kharrazian and everyone at the Kharrazian Institute for this incredible learning journey. And most importantly, thank you to all my patients and supporters for trusting me with your health needs.

Stay tuned for more updates and health tips from our practice. And remember, your journey is always a collaborative one with us!

To your health,

Dr. Brad Shook

Pollen, Pets, and Proteins: Navigating the Complex World of AllergiesHello, everyone. Today, we're delving deep into a t...
03/24/2024

Pollen, Pets, and Proteins: Navigating the Complex World of Allergies

Hello, everyone. Today, we're delving deep into a topic that touches many of us but is often shrouded in mystery: the intricate world of allergies. But not just any allergies - we're exploring how airborne allergens connect to unexpected food reactions. 🤧

As spring blossoms and the air fills with pollen, many of us find ourselves grappling with sneezes, itches, and watery eyes. But did you know these same environmental triggers can influence our food responses? 🌼🥗

The Invisible Thread Between Aeroallergens and Food

Aeroallergens, those pesky particles from trees, grasses, and weeds, don't just stop at causing seasonal allergies. Research shows they can also play a significant role in food sensitivities.

When your immune system battles pollen, it sometimes mistakes similar proteins in certain foods as enemies, leading to food sensitivities. This phenomenon, known as cross-reactivity, can transform a harmless apple or a slice of melon into a trigger for allergic reactions.

How to Navigate This Problem

1. Stay Informed: Know which pollens you're sensitive to and the related foods that might cause reactions. (You can do testing to help evaluate)
2. Monitor Pollen Counts: Keep an eye on daily pollen forecasts and plan your outdoor activities accordingly.
3. Dietary Adjustments: If certain foods cause mild reactions during allergy season, consider adjusting your diet temporarily.
4. Seek Expertise: A functional medicine practitioner can offer personalized advice, helping you understand your body's unique responses.

By embracing these strategies, you can reduce the impact of seasonal allergies on your diet and enjoy a more comfortable spring.

Remember, understanding the connection between aeroallergens and food reactions empowers you to take control of your health journey.

For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

Gut inflammation connection to neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimers
01/31/2024

Gut inflammation connection to neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimers

Researchers connecting pieces of the massive Alzheimer's puzzle are closer to slotting the next one in place, with yet another link between our guts and brain.

🌟 New Podcast Episode: The Crucial Link Between Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity 🌟Dive into our latest episode of The Hashimot...
01/12/2024

🌟 New Podcast Episode: The Crucial Link Between Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity 🌟

Dive into our latest episode of The Hashimoto's Doctor and discover groundbreaking insights into how a leaky gut can increase the risk of autoimmune diseases by up to 30 times. This episode is not just a discussion; it's an eye-opener that could change the way you think about your health.

We explore how a compromised gut barrier can lead to systemic inflammation, significantly elevating the risk for various autoimmune diseases. Understanding this link is key, especially for anyone battling an autoimmune condition or trying to reduce their risk of developing one.

Listen to us discuss functional medicine strategies, including the roles of diet, lifestyle, and nutritional supplementation, that can manage and potentially reverse the effects of leaky gut. This episode is packed with invaluable information for anyone affected by autoimmune conditions or interested in improving their overall well-being.

👉 Tune in here: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/how-leaky-gut-can-skyrocket-your-autoimmunity-risk/

And for the best resources and telemedicine information, visit: https://drbradshook.com/resources/

How Leaky Gut Can Skyrocket Your Autoimmunity RiskHi everyone, Dr. Brad Shook here!  Today, I'm excited to share Dr. Dat...
01/12/2024

How Leaky Gut Can Skyrocket Your Autoimmunity Risk

Hi everyone, Dr. Brad Shook here! Today, I'm excited to share Dr. Datis Kharrazian's recent research, a game-changer in understanding autoimmune disorders.

Dr. Kharrazian's study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, sheds light on a critical health issue: the link between leaky gut and autoimmunity. This research is a must-know for anyone with autoimmunity!

Leaky gut, or increased intestinal permeability, happens when the gut lining is compromised, allowing substances like undigested food particles and toxins to escape into the bloodstream. This can trigger a cascade of inflammation and significantly heightens the risk of developing autoimmune diseases.

The study's findings are staggering: individuals with leaky gut have up to a 30-fold increased risk of autoimmunity. This encompasses a variety of autoimmune conditions, affecting organs and systems including the brain, thyroid, and joints.

Dr. Kharrazian's team identified markers like occludin and zonulin antibodies to assess the gut's permeability and its correlation with autoimmune reactions. This highlights the importance of a robust gut barrier for overall health.

Intriguingly, the research also explores the connection between leaky gut and neurological autoimmunity. This underscores the vital role of maintaining both gut and blood-brain barriers for cognitive and overall health.

Here's the silver lining: understanding autoimmunity's stages, from silent (no symptoms) to active disease, offers us chances for timely intervention.

Factors contributing to leaky gut range from dietary sensitivities and gut infections to hormonal imbalances and chronic stress. Addressing these elements is key to repairing leaky gut and reducing the risk of autoimmunity.

By focusing on gut health, we're taking essential steps toward a more vibrant, healthier future.

For detailed resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

01/09/2024

How Leaky Gut Can Skyrocket Your Autoimmunity Risk

Hi everyone, Dr. Brad Shook here! Today, I'm excited to share Dr. Datis Kharrazian's recent research, a game-changer in understanding autoimmune disorders.

Dr. Kharrazian's study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, sheds light on a critical health issue: the link between leaky gut and autoimmunity. This research is a must-know for anyone with autoimmunity!

Leaky gut, or increased intestinal permeability, happens when the gut lining is compromised, allowing substances like undigested food particles and toxins to escape into the bloodstream. This can trigger a cascade of inflammation and significantly heightens the risk of developing autoimmune diseases.

The study's findings are staggering: individuals with leaky gut have up to a 30-fold increased risk of autoimmunity. This encompasses a variety of autoimmune conditions, affecting organs and systems including the brain, thyroid, and joints.

Dr. Kharrazian's team identified markers like occludin and zonulin antibodies to assess the gut's permeability and its correlation with autoimmune reactions. This highlights the importance of a robust gut barrier for overall health.

Intriguingly, the research also explores the connection between leaky gut and neurological autoimmunity. This underscores the vital role of maintaining both gut and blood-brain barriers for cognitive and overall health.

Here's the silver lining: understanding autoimmunity's stages, from silent (no symptoms) to active disease, offers us chances for timely intervention.

Factors contributing to leaky gut range from dietary sensitivities and gut infections to hormonal imbalances and chronic stress. Addressing these elements is key to repairing leaky gut and reducing the risk of autoimmunity.

By focusing on gut health, we're taking essential steps toward a more vibrant, healthier future.

For detailed resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

We are dedicated to helping people with chronic health problems regain quality of life.

2024 Wellness Journey: 5 Tips to Get Healthy and Change Your Life🎉 Happy New Year! 🎉 As we step into 2024, many of us ar...
01/04/2024

2024 Wellness Journey: 5 Tips to Get Healthy and Change Your Life

🎉 Happy New Year! 🎉 As we step into 2024, many of us are setting resolutions for a healthier, happier life. If you're looking to revitalize your health and manage an autoimmune condition, I have some ideas for you that could help you get healthy and optimize body weight as a side effect!

Let's explore how focusing on gut health can be a game-changer in your health journey:

1) The Gut-Health Connection: Did you know that a significant part of your immune system is located in your gut? Imbalances here can lead to inflammation and trigger autoimmune disorders. Let's make 2024 the year we nurture our gut health! 🌟

2) Diet and Well-Being: It's not just about cutting out foods; it's about embracing a nutrient-rich diet that supports your gut and boosts your overall health. Imagine enjoying more energy and even shedding those extra pounds as a bonus!

3) Customized Health Strategies: Remember, one size doesn't fit all. Functional Medicine shines in tailoring health strategies to your unique needs. It's time to discover what works best for you!

4) Holistic Lifestyle Changes: Beyond diet, let's focus on reducing stress, improving sleep, and incorporating regular exercise. These are key pillars in maintaining a healthy gut and a vibrant life.

5) Probiotics and Prebiotics: These aren't just health trends. They're essential for a balanced gut microbiome, crucial in managing autoimmune conditions and enhancing overall well-being.

Ready to make 2024 your healthiest year yet? Dive into the world of Functional Medicine and explore how you can transform your health. For more resources and telemedicine information, visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/.

Thanks for being a top engager and making it on to my weekly engagement list! 🎉 Tammy Lowman, Dorene Hensley Deborah Low...
11/28/2023

Thanks for being a top engager and making it on to my weekly engagement list! 🎉 Tammy Lowman, Dorene Hensley Deborah Lowman

11/28/2023

Best supplement stack for cognitive function...

Disclaimer: check with your doctor before starting trying this. Also, if you have a high inflammatory load or if you have an active autoimmune process and haven't worked on dampening the autoimmune process through the optimization of your diet and lifestyle then you're probably putting the cart before the horse.

1) Avipaxin by NeuroScience, I only take 1 in the AM with a small cup of coffee.
2) Vinpocetine 20mg Pure Encapsulations 1 in the AM
3) 2 to 5 grams of Creatine monohydrate
4) 1 to 3 tsp of MCT oil in black coffee, or if tolerant to dairy, add some heavy cream or half and galf, but not if you have IgG, IgA, IgE or Cb/d reactivity to milk or casein, also no leaky gut (occludin or zonulin antibodies), and not lactose I tolerant). Whew, a lot but critical not to minimize dairy reactivity.

This works even better, way better if you've been fasting and have blood ketones between 1.0 to 3.0... check with ketomojo meter or similar.

Lastly, if in ketosis, LMNT Electrolytes are amazing to add in and extend a morning fast.

Exogenous ketones, may be added, but be careful, it's easy to lose electrolyte balance. If you try them, I recommend Ketostart. I have no affiliation with any of these companies, and these aren't affiliate links. https://www.audaciousnutrition.com/

Send a message to learn more

11/23/2023
🎓 Exciting News! 🎓 I have successfully completed the Clinical Mastership Training Program at the Kharrazian Institute! T...
10/24/2023

🎓 Exciting News! 🎓 I have successfully completed the Clinical Mastership Training Program at the Kharrazian Institute! This intensive program has honed my skills in applying multifaceted clinical concepts to individual cases, truly an enriching experience​.
Now, I'm thrilled to offer telemedicine services, making functional medicine accessible to you no matter where you are. 🌍

Ready to embark on a journey towards better health? Let's connect! 📞

Learn more at https://drbradshook.com/new-patient-center-2/

I've been seeing more cases of post COVID autoimmune disease. Many of these people have been labeled as having long COVI...
10/21/2023

I've been seeing more cases of post COVID autoimmune disease. Many of these people have been labeled as having long COVID, though long COVID doesn't have any good biomarkers to identify it, just symptoms.

Maybe we've been looking in the wrong places to identify long COVID when we need to be doing multiple tissue antibody screenings and checking inflammatory markers.

I've found that identifying immune triggers and removing them, supporting the immune barriers and immune regulatory function are the key to making improvement in many of these cases.

There are people with organ damage (lungs, heart, etc.) From the virus that also contribute to their ongoing symptoms which are not releated to autoimmunity, but many people have both.

If you are struggling with long covid, hang in there, there is reason to be hopeful.

Autoimmune diseases cause the body’s immune system to attack and damage its own healthy cells

Struggling with Long-COVID or Autoimmune Conditions?Discover a new era of personalized medical care that understands you...
10/11/2023

Struggling with Long-COVID or Autoimmune Conditions?

Discover a new era of personalized medical care that understands you as a whole. 🌿

🔍 Functional medicine offers a unique and tailored approach to addressing your challenges, ensuring you're not just another number. With telemedicine, experience:
✅ **Safety & Convenience:** Access specialized care from the comfort of home.
✅ **Holistic Healing:** Dive deep into interconnected body systems.
✅ **Empowerment:** Take charge of your recovery with extended consultation times and comprehensive resources.
✅ **Cost-Effective:** No more travel expenses. Just genuine, uninterrupted care.

Whether you're battling the long-haul symptoms of COVID or managing an autoimmune disorder, I am here to guide you towards a brighter, healthier future. Let’s see how we can make this journey better together.

🔗 Apply Now & Begin Your Healing Path: https://p.bttr.to/35xdfBI

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️Dive deep with us as we unravel the lesser-discussed realm of COVID-19's impact on cardi...
09/30/2023

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️

Dive deep with us as we unravel the lesser-discussed realm of COVID-19's impact on cardiovascular health in our latest episode, "The Silent Impact: Unraveling COVID-19's Hidden Ties to Heart Health."

Discover groundbreaking research, the silent repercussions beyond respiratory symptoms, and how functional medicine offers holistic solutions. Whether you're keen on understanding the broader implications of the pandemic or simply aiming to safeguard your heart health, this episode promises a wealth of insights. 💓

🔗 Listen now: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/the-silent-impact-unraveling-covid-19s-hidden-ties-to-heart-health/

Important Update on COVID-19 & Heart Health!Recent research led by Dr. Chiara Giannarelli of NYU Grossman School of Medi...
09/29/2023

Important Update on COVID-19 & Heart Health!

Recent research led by Dr. Chiara Giannarelli of NYU Grossman School of Medicine has made significant findings concerning the link between COVID-19 and cardiovascular complications.

Key Insights:
🔹 SARS-CoV-2 virus has been found to directly target and infiltrate arterial plaques in coronary arteries, triggering an inflammatory response.
🔹 This direct infection can lead to cardiovascular manifestations, such as heart attacks, by promoting plaque inflammation and rupture.
🔹 The study suggests that the virus creates an inflammatory environment that could exacerbate plaque growth, potentially obstructing blood flow to vital organs.
🔹 Findings shed light on a potential connection between pre-existing heart conditions and long COVID symptoms.

It's crucial for everyone, especially those with cardiovascular risks, to be informed and take necessary precautions.

We work with people dealing with long-COVID to optimize their health through targeting inflammatory triggers and drivers using a functional medicine model. The goal is to optimize health and normalize the inflammatory response by looking at all aspects of health.

If you are dealing with long-COVID, you may want to consider working with us to try and improve your health. You can learn more about our telemedicine services here: https://drbradshook.com/new-patient-center-2/

You may also want to listen to our recent podcast on Long-COVID and gut connection, it's fascinating and will give you actionable tips: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/long-covid-could-supporting-gut-health-help/

📚 Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s44161-023-00336-5

🔍 Important Update on COVID-19 & Heart Health!Recent research led by Dr. Chiara Giannarelli of NYU Grossman School of Me...
09/29/2023

🔍 Important Update on COVID-19 & Heart Health!

Recent research led by Dr. Chiara Giannarelli of NYU Grossman School of Medicine has made significant findings concerning the link between COVID-19 and cardiovascular complications.

Key Insights:
🔹 SARS-CoV-2 virus has been found to directly target and infiltrate arterial plaques in coronary arteries, triggering an inflammatory response.
🔹 This direct infection can lead to cardiovascular manifestations, such as heart attacks, by promoting plaque inflammation and rupture.
🔹 The study suggests that the virus creates an inflammatory environment that could exacerbate plaque growth, potentially obstructing blood flow to vital organs.
🔹 Findings shed light on a potential connection between pre-existing heart conditions and long COVID symptoms.

It's crucial for everyone, especially those with cardiovascular risks, to be informed and take necessary precautions.

We work with people dealing with long-COVID to optimize their health through targeting inflammatory triggers and drivers using a functional medicine model. The goal is to optimize health and normalize the inflammatory response by looking at all aspects of health.

If you are dealing with long-COVID, you may want to consider working with us to try and improve your health. You can learn more about our telemedicine services here: https://drbradshook.com/new-patient-center-2/

You may also want to listen to our recent podcast on Long-COVID and gut connection, it's fascinating and will give you actionable tips: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/long-covid-could-supporting-gut-health-help/

📚 Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s44161-023-00336-5

🎙️ NEW PODCAST EPISODE ALERT! 🎙️Attention all Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, and GI symptoms warriors! We've just dropped a gro...
09/28/2023

🎙️ NEW PODCAST EPISODE ALERT! 🎙️

Attention all Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, and GI symptoms warriors! We've just dropped a groundbreaking episode on "The Hashimoto's Doctor" podcast that you won't want to miss. 🎧

Ever wondered about the hidden addictive nature of gluten & dairy, especially for those with Hashimoto's? Dive deep with us as we unravel the mysteries behind these common foods and their impact on your health. Let's empower ourselves with knowledge and make informed choices for a better quality of life. 💪

Stay curious, stay informed, and most importantly, stay thriving! 🌟

For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

Listen to the full episode here: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/the-hidden-addictive-nature-of-gluten-dairy-for-many-with-hashimotos/

The Hidden Addictive Nature of Gluten & Dairy for Hashimoto's Patients 🍞🥛Did you know that certain foods can be as addic...
09/28/2023

The Hidden Addictive Nature of Gluten & Dairy for Hashimoto's Patients 🍞🥛

Did you know that certain foods can be as addictive as some drugs for individuals with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? 🤔 Recent scientific findings have highlighted that gluten, dairy, and processed foods can trigger addictive responses similar to commonly abused drugs. 🚫

For instance, foods that are high in processed carbohydrates, like pizza or donuts, can cause rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar. This not only stimulates cravings but also triggers inflammation, which can exacerbate Hashimoto’s symptoms. 🍕🍩

Moreover, gluten and dairy have another hidden secret. They can produce opioid-like effects in the brain for some individuals. The digestion of milk protein produces casomorphin, while gluten produces gluteomorphin. These compounds can activate the brain's opioid receptors, the same ones that respond to certain pain medications and even he**in. 🧠💊

For those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, going gluten-free and dairy-free is often recommended. However, for those sensitive to these food-derived opioids, the transition can be challenging, with withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced when quitting certain drugs. 😓

To best manage Hashimoto’s, it's crucial to be aware of these potential pitfalls and be prepared. By avoiding high-glycemic processed foods and understanding the effects of gluten and dairy, you can pave the way for improved thyroid health and overall well-being. 🌱

The right kind of food sensitivity and food allergy testing can also be beneficial.
For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

📢 Exciting News on Long COVID! 🩺A recent study published in *Nature* has identified specific blood biomarkers in individ...
09/28/2023

📢 Exciting News on Long COVID! 🩺

A recent study published in *Nature* has identified specific blood biomarkers in individuals with long COVID. This groundbreaking research suggests that we're a step closer to developing blood tests that can accurately identify those suffering from long COVID, paving the way for specialized treatments. 🧪

Key findings include:
- Distinctive features in blood samples can differentiate between individuals with and without long COVID with a whopping 96% accuracy.
- Those with long COVID have abnormal T cell activity and decreased levels of the hormone cortisol, which could explain the fatigue many experience.
- Long COVID might reactivate latent viruses like Epstein-Barr and mononucleosis.

🎙️ On a related note, I've recently recorded a podcast on Long COVID, shedding light on other crucial factors. As a functional medicine consultant, I work with individuals across the globe via telemedicine, helping them identify such health challenges and crafting bio-individualized plans to support and optimize their health.

If you or someone you know is battling long COVID or its symptoms, reach out! Together, we can navigate this journey towards better health.

>>> https://thehashimotosdoctor.libsyn.com/untitled

The Hidden Addictive Nature of Gluten & Dairy for Hashimoto's Patients 🍞🥛Did you know that certain foods can be as addic...
09/27/2023

The Hidden Addictive Nature of Gluten & Dairy for Hashimoto's Patients 🍞🥛

Did you know that certain foods can be as addictive as some drugs for individuals with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? 🤔 Recent scientific findings have highlighted that gluten, dairy, and processed foods can trigger addictive responses similar to commonly abused drugs. 🚫

For instance, foods that are high in processed carbohydrates, like pizza or donuts, can cause rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar. This not only stimulates cravings but also triggers inflammation, which can exacerbate Hashimoto’s symptoms. 🍕🍩

Moreover, gluten and dairy have another hidden secret. They can produce opioid-like effects in the brain for some individuals. The digestion of milk protein produces casomorphin, while gluten produces gluteomorphin. These compounds can activate the brain's opioid receptors, the same ones that respond to certain pain medications and even he**in. 🧠💊

For those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, going gluten-free and dairy-free is often recommended. However, for those sensitive to these food-derived opioids, the transition can be challenging, with withdrawal symptoms similar to those experienced when quitting certain drugs. 😓

To best manage Hashimoto’s, it's crucial to be aware of these potential pitfalls and be prepared. By avoiding high-glycemic processed foods and understanding the effects of gluten and dairy, you can pave the way for improved thyroid health and overall well-being. 🌱

The right kind of food sensitivity and food allergy testing can also be beneficial.

For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

The Little Known Connections: Joint Pain, Hashimoto's, Obesity, and the Gut Microbiome 🌿🦴Ever wondered why joint pain se...
09/26/2023

The Little Known Connections: Joint Pain, Hashimoto's, Obesity, and the Gut Microbiome 🌿🦴

Ever wondered why joint pain seems to flare up without any apparent reason? The answer might lie in your gut. Osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability, affects millions, and while many seek pain relief, few realize the inflammatory factors driving it. If you're among the 25 million people with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this connection is even more vital.

Recent research unveils a fascinating link: an imbalanced gut microbiome can lead to inflammation, which in turn can exacerbate joint pain and accelerate joint deterioration. Obesity, a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, is now believed to be linked more to this inflammation than to weight itself.

But there's hope! By targeting and nourishing your gut microbiome with prebiotic fiber, you can not only alleviate osteoarthritis pain but also manage inflammation. This approach is equally beneficial for those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.

Steps to a healthier gut and joints:

👉Diversify Your Diet: Consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially garlic, onions, and broccoli.
👉Embrace Probiotics: Include fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut in your meals.
👉Identify Food Sensitivities: Gluten, dairy, and nightshades might be inflammatory for some. Consider an anti-inflammatory diet or a food sensitivity panel.
Remember, your gut health plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being. By nurturing it, you're taking a proactive step towards better joint health and managing Hashimoto’s.

For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️Hey everyone! 🌟 Excited to share our latest episode of "The Hashimoto's Doctor Podcast" ...
09/26/2023

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️

Hey everyone! 🌟 Excited to share our latest episode of "The Hashimoto's Doctor Podcast" where we dive deep into the intriguing connections between Hashimoto's, joint pain, obesity, and the gut microbiome. 🦠🍏

Ever wondered how these seemingly different health concerns might be interlinked? 🤔 Join us as we explore groundbreaking insights from functional medicine and the transformative power of gut health. 💡

🔗 Check it out here: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/a-connection-joint-pain-hashimotos-obesity-and-the-gut-microbiome/

oin us as we unravel the intricate connections between Hashimoto's, joint pain, obesity, and the gut microbiome. Discover how functional medicine sheds light on the transformative role of gut health in managing these conditions and optimizing overall well-being.

The Gut-Joint Connection: How Your Microbiome Influences Joint Pain and Hashimoto’sEver wondered why joint pain seems to...
09/25/2023

The Gut-Joint Connection: How Your Microbiome Influences Joint Pain and Hashimoto’s

Ever wondered why joint pain seems to flare up without any apparent reason? The answer might lie in your gut. Osteoarthritis, a leading cause of disability, affects millions, and while many seek pain relief, few realize the inflammatory factors driving it. If you're among the 25 million people with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this connection is even more vital.

Recent research unveils a fascinating link: an imbalanced gut microbiome can lead to inflammation, which in turn can exacerbate joint pain and accelerate joint deterioration. Obesity, a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, is now believed to be linked more to this inflammation than to weight itself.

But there's hope! By targeting and nourishing your gut microbiome, you can not only alleviate osteoarthritis pain but also manage inflammation. This approach is equally beneficial for those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.

Steps to a healthier gut and joints:

1) Diversify Your Diet: Consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially garlic, onions, and broccoli.
2) Embrace Probiotics: Include fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut in your meals.
3) Identify Food Sensitivities: Gluten, dairy, and nightshades might be inflammatory for some. Consider an anti-inflammatory diet or a food sensitivity panel.

Remember, your gut health plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being. By nurturing it, you're taking a proactive step towards better joint health and managing Hashimoto’s.

For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

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