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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/

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️Did you know the secret to a healthy heart might be intertwined with your gut and immune...
09/22/2023

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️

Did you know the secret to a healthy heart might be intertwined with your gut and immune system? 🤔

Dive into our latest episode, "The Silent Connection: Hashimoto's, Autoimmunity, and Heart Health Risks" as we unravel the hidden ties between autoimmunity, the gut, and the heart. With heart disease as a global concern, it's time we shed light on its often-overlooked connections.

🌿 Explore the gut-heart connection and its profound impact on heart health.
❤️ Understand how Hashimoto's and other autoimmune conditions can be silent influencers.
🍎 Learn about the role of diet, exercise, and lifestyle in shaping our heart's well-being.
🦠 Delve into the significance of gut bacteria and its intricate dance with our heart.

Armed with insights from the world of functional medicine, this episode offers a holistic approach to heart health, promising a treasure trove of knowledge.

👉 Tune in now: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/the-silent-connection-hashimotos-autoimmunity-and-heart-health-risks/

The Silent Connection: Hashimoto’s and Heart Health Risks Did you know that autoimmunity can silently target your heart,...
09/21/2023

The Silent Connection: Hashimoto’s and Heart Health Risks

Did you know that autoimmunity can silently target your heart, even if you don't show the typical markers of cardiovascular risk? For those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this connection is even more crucial. Autoimmunity, where the immune system mistakenly attacks body tissues, can sometimes focus its assault on the heart, leading to heart disease.

While Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, the real issue lies not in the tissue being attacked (like the thyroid) but in an overactive immune system. This hyperactivity can lead to conditions like myocarditis (heart inflammation) or cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart).

Worried about the symptoms? Early stages might not show any. However, as the condition progresses, symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat might emerge.

But here's the silver lining: with functional medicine, it's possible to manage and even halt the progression of autoimmunity. Regular monitoring, a balanced diet, and specific lifestyle changes can make a world of difference. And if you're gluten-sensitive, be extra cautious. Gluten reactivity among those with Celiac Disease is potentially linked to heart disease and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
For my best resources and telemedicine information, please visit 👉 https://drbradshook.com/resources/

🍁 September Special Alert! 🍁Hello, wonderful community! 🌟As we embrace the beauty of September, I'm thrilled to offer yo...
09/21/2023

🍁 September Special Alert! 🍁

Hello, wonderful community! 🌟

As we embrace the beauty of September, I'm thrilled to offer you a LIMITED-TIME opportunity. Whether you've been considering getting help with your Hashimoto's, GI problems, Psoriasis, an autoimmune condition, or simply want to optimize your health, now is the perfect time.

🔥 Use code: SEPT50OFF and receive a whopping 50% OFF on your initial consultation and case review, all done conveniently through telemedicine. That's a significant saving on the regular fee of $460! 🔥

Why choose Functional Medicine?
🌿 Personalized Approach
🌿 Root Cause Analysis
🌿 Holistic Healing

This is more than just a discount; it's an invitation to embark on a journey towards better health and vitality. But remember, this offer is valid ONLY for September. Don't miss out!

👉 Book your slot now, and let's work together to uncover the best version of YOU.

Stay healthy and vibrant! 💚

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The Silent Connection: Hashimoto’s and Heart Health Risks Did you know that autoimmunity can silently target your heart,...
09/21/2023

The Silent Connection: Hashimoto’s and Heart Health Risks

Did you know that autoimmunity can silently target your heart, even if you don't show the typical markers of cardiovascular risk? For those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this connection is even more crucial. Autoimmunity, where the immune system mistakenly attacks body tissues, can sometimes focus its assault on the heart, leading to heart disease.

While Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, the real issue lies not in the tissue being attacked (like the thyroid) but in an overactive immune system. This hyperactivity can lead to conditions like myocarditis (heart inflammation) or cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart).

Worried about the symptoms? Early stages might not show any. However, as the condition progresses, symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat might emerge.

But here's the silver lining: with functional medicine, it's possible to manage and even halt the progression of autoimmunity. Regular monitoring, a balanced diet, and specific lifestyle changes can make a world of difference. And if you're gluten-sensitive, be extra cautious. Gluten reactivity among those with Celiac Disease is potentially linked to heart disease and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.

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

What's the Hidden Link Between Everyday Scents and Your Thyroid?Do you find yourself feeling unwell around strong fragra...
09/20/2023

What's the Hidden Link Between Everyday Scents and Your Thyroid?

Do you find yourself feeling unwell around strong fragrances or chemical odors? If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this might be more than just a mere dislike. An increasing number of individuals are reporting symptoms like migraines, fatigue, and even autoimmune flare-ups when exposed to certain chemicals. These reactions, often linked to products we once deemed harmless, can be especially intense for those with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s.

This heightened sensitivity is due to a phenomenon known as toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT). Essentially, TILT is when the body can no longer tolerate certain chemicals. It's not just limited to chemicals; those affected might also develop sensitivities to certain foods, electromagnetic frequencies, and even jewelry. The way TILT manifests can vary, with some experiencing asthma, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. For those with Hashimoto’s, it can exacerbate their existing symptoms.

One of the primary culprits behind TILT is the depletion of glutathione, our body's master antioxidant. When glutathione levels are optimal, the risk of developing TILT is significantly reduced. Moreover, a balanced gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in preventing chemical sensitivities. Our gut, being the epicenter of our immune system, has a profound influence on our overall health. An imbalanced gut can lead to an overactive immune system, which can trigger autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s.

So, what can you do? 🤔
1️⃣ Boost Glutathione Levels: This antioxidant is crucial in managing Hashimoto’s and preventing TILT.
2️⃣ Diversify Your Gut Bacteria: Consuming a variety of vegetables can help in this.
3️⃣ Maintain Vitamin D and Omega-3 Levels: These are essential for overall health and resilience against sensitivities.
4️⃣ Adopt an Anti-inflammatory Diet: This can help in keeping your immune system in check.

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

🎙️ NEW PODCAST EPISODE ALERT! 🎙️"Scents bother you? The Surprising Connection Between Chemical Sensitivities, Hashimoto'...
09/20/2023

🎙️ NEW PODCAST EPISODE ALERT! 🎙️

"Scents bother you? The Surprising Connection Between Chemical Sensitivities, Hashimoto's and Autoimmunity" is now LIVE on "The Hashimoto's Doctor Podcast"!

Ever walked into a room and felt overwhelmed by a scent? Or wondered why certain fragrances just don't sit well with you? 🤔

Dive deep with us as we unravel the hidden links between everyday chemicals, Hashimoto's, and autoimmunity.

Discover the science behind chemical sensitivities and how they impact our immune system.

🌿 With insights from functional medicine principles, this episode is for anyone looking to optimize their health and understand the intricate dance between chemicals and our immune system.

👉 Listen now and embark on an enlightening journey with us! Don't forget to share, like, and leave your thoughts in the comments. Your feedback helps us bring more valuable content to you!

🔗 https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/scents-bother-you-the-surprising-connection-between-chemical-sensitivities-hashimotos-and-autoimmunity/

Discover the unexpected links between everyday chemicals, Hashimoto's, and autoimmunity in our latest podcast episode. Dive deep into the world of chemical sensitivities and their impact on our immune system. With expert insights and a functional medicine lens, we unravel the mysteries behind why ce...

What's the Hidden Link Between Everyday Scents and Your Thyroid?Do you find yourself feeling unwell around strong fragra...
09/20/2023

What's the Hidden Link Between Everyday Scents and Your Thyroid?

Do you find yourself feeling unwell around strong fragrances or chemical odors? If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this might be more than just a mere dislike. An increasing number of individuals are reporting symptoms like migraines, fatigue, and even autoimmune flare-ups when exposed to certain chemicals. These reactions, often linked to products we once deemed harmless, can be especially intense for those with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s.

This heightened sensitivity is due to a phenomenon known as toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT). Essentially, TILT is when the body can no longer tolerate certain chemicals. It's not just limited to chemicals; those affected might also develop sensitivities to certain foods, electromagnetic frequencies, and even jewelry. The way TILT manifests can vary, with some experiencing asthma, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. For those with Hashimoto’s, it can exacerbate their existing symptoms.

One of the primary culprits behind TILT is the depletion of glutathione, our body's master antioxidant. When glutathione levels are optimal, the risk of developing TILT is significantly reduced. Moreover, a balanced gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in preventing chemical sensitivities. Our gut, being the epicenter of our immune system, has a profound influence on our overall health. An imbalanced gut can lead to an overactive immune system, which can trigger autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s.

So, what can you do? 🤔

1️⃣ Boost Glutathione Levels: This antioxidant is crucial in managing Hashimoto’s and preventing TILT.
2️⃣ Diversify Your Gut Bacteria: Consuming a variety of vegetables can help in this.
3️⃣ Maintain Vitamin D and Omega-3 Levels: These are essential for overall health and resilience against sensitivities.
4️⃣ Adopt an Anti-inflammatory Diet: This can help in keeping your immune system in check.

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

Unraveling the Mystery of Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism 🧠💡Are you constantly feeling exhausted, struggl...
09/18/2023

Unraveling the Mystery of Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism 🧠💡

Are you constantly feeling exhausted, struggling with insomnia, and facing persistent low blood sugar symptoms?

If you've been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, these symptoms might be linked to the function of your adrenal glands. These tiny glands, located atop our kidneys, are our body's defense against various stressors. However, in today's fast-paced world, they can become overworked, leading to what many term "adrenal fatigue." 🌀

It is argued that "adrenal fatigue" is not supported by scientific facts, and I agree that a term like adrenal fatigue should be replaced with a better term. Adrenal fatigue, or a degree of adrenal insufficiency is on the same spectrum as primary adrenal insufficiency.

The difference lies in the severity of symptoms and treatment methods. 🌡️

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency vs. Adrenal Fatigue (a degree of adrenal insufficiency):

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency: This condition arises from damage to the adrenal glands, often due to autoimmune conditions like Addison’s disease. Symptoms include weakness, fatigue, muscle aches, and a craving for salty foods.

Adrenal Fatigue (A degree of adrenal insufficiency): This term describes a situation where lab tests don't confirm primary adrenal insufficiency, but individuals still experience symptoms like excessive fatigue, non-refreshing sleep, stress, and brain fog. 🌫️

The brain plays a pivotal role in adrenal fatigue, particularly the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. This feedback loop between the body and brain governs adrenal function. Chronic stress can disrupt this system, leading to these symptoms. 🧠⚡

The Impact of Chronic Stress:
Our modern lifestyles bombard us with constant stressors, from dietary triggers to toxins and even undiagnosed autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. This continuous stress can lead to suppressed immunity, low energy, depression, and even heart problems. ❤️💔

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

🎙️ New Podcast Alert! 🎙️Join me for a deep dive into Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism in our latest podcas...
09/18/2023

🎙️ New Podcast Alert! 🎙️

Join me for a deep dive into Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism in our latest podcast episode. Discover the undeniable link between adrenal health, Hashimoto's, and other autoimmune diseases. Whether you're battling fatigue, curious about the Hashimoto's connection, or simply seeking to enhance your overall health, this episode is packed with invaluable insights. 🌿

🔗 Listen now: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/unraveling-the-mystery-of-adrenal-fatigue-and-hashimotos-hypothyroidism/

Unraveling the Mystery of Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism Exploring the Intricate Link Between Adrenal Health and Hashimoto’s Disease In this episode of “The Hashimoto’s Doctor Podcast”, we dive deep into the connection between adrenal fatigue and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidis...

Unraveling the Mystery of Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism 🧠💡Are you constantly feeling exhausted, struggl...
09/18/2023

Unraveling the Mystery of Adrenal Fatigue and Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism 🧠💡

Are you constantly feeling exhausted, struggling with insomnia, and facing persistent low blood sugar symptoms?

If you've been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, these symptoms might be linked to the function of your adrenal glands. These tiny glands, located atop our kidneys, are our body's defense against various stressors. However, in today's fast-paced world, they can become overworked, leading to what many term "adrenal fatigue." 🌀

It is argued that "adrenal fatigue" is not supported by scientific facts, and I agree that a term like adrenal fatigue should be replaced with a better term. Adrenal fatigue, or a degree of adrenal insufficiency is on the same spectrum as primary adrenal insufficiency.

The difference lies in the severity of symptoms and treatment methods. 🌡️

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency vs. Adrenal Fatigue (a degree of adrenal insufficiency):

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency: This condition arises from damage to the adrenal glands, often due to autoimmune conditions like Addison’s disease. Symptoms include weakness, fatigue, muscle aches, and a craving for salty foods.

Adrenal Fatigue (A degree of adrenal insufficiency): This term describes a situation where lab tests don't confirm primary adrenal insufficiency, but individuals still experience symptoms like excessive fatigue, non-refreshing sleep, stress, and brain fog. 🌫️

The brain plays a pivotal role in adrenal fatigue, particularly the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. This feedback loop between the body and brain governs adrenal function. Chronic stress can disrupt this system, leading to these symptoms. 🧠⚡

The Impact of Chronic Stress:
Our modern lifestyles bombard us with constant stressors, from dietary triggers to toxins and even undiagnosed autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. This continuous stress can lead to suppressed immunity, low energy, depression, and even heart problems. ❤️💔

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

🌟 The Hidden Link Between Thyroid Health and Mental Well-being 🌟Ever wondered why you or someone you know struggles with...
09/18/2023

🌟 The Hidden Link Between Thyroid Health and Mental Well-being 🌟

Ever wondered why you or someone you know struggles with persistent mood disorders? 🤔 The culprit might be lurking in an unexpected place - the thyroid gland.

🦋 Hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones, can lead to a myriad of brain-based symptoms.
Why?

Because thyroid hormones are crucial for:
- Neuron health (nerve cells) 🧠
- Brain immune cells (neuroglia) 🛡️
- The blood-brain barrier 🚧

🌈 Did You Know?
Thyroid hormones influence neurotransmitters in the brain, like serotonin and dopamine, which regulate our mood and motivation. An imbalance here can lead to depression.

🔥 Inflammation is another key player. Recent research points to a connection between depression and inflammation. In some cases, inflammation slows nerve conduction, leading to depressive symptoms.

🍞 Gluten Sensitivity: Surprisingly, two-thirds of people with gluten sensitivity experience neurological symptoms. For many with Hashimoto’s, a form of hypothyroidism, gluten can exacerbate depression and anxiety.

🌪️ Anxiety and the Thyroid: Anxiety arises from heightened activity in certain brain regions. Factors causing depression can also lead to anxiety.

If you suspect your mood disorders might be linked to your thyroid health, consider getting tested. A simple TSH test can screen for hypothyroidism, and TPO and TGB antibody tests can check for autoimmune Hashimoto’s.

Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Addressing diet, inflammation, and other lifestyle factors can pave the way to better mental health. 🌱

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



Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional before making any changes to your health or medication regimen.

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️Ever wondered about the intricate connection between your thyroid and your mental well-b...
09/17/2023

🎙️ New Podcast Episode Alert! 🎙️

Ever wondered about the intricate connection between your thyroid and your mental well-being? Dive into our latest episode, "The Hidden Link: Hypothyroidism's Impact on Mental Health" and discover how your thyroid health can silently influence your mood, emotions, and overall mental health.

🧠 Explore the science behind the thyroid-brain connection.
🌿 Learn about functional medicine strategies to support your thyroid and mental health.
🤔 Get insights into actionable steps you can take today to optimize your well-being.

Your mental health matters, and understanding its link to your thyroid is a game-changer. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode!

👉 Listen now: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/the-hidden-link-hypothyroidisms-impact-on-mental-health/

Discover the intricate link between thyroid function and mental well-being in our latest episode of "The Hashimoto's Doctor Podcast". Delve into the science behind how an underactive thyroid silently influences mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. Unearth holistic strategies to support thyroid h...

🌟 The Hidden Link Between Thyroid Health and Mental Well-being 🌟Ever wondered why you or someone you know struggles with...
09/17/2023

🌟 The Hidden Link Between Thyroid Health and Mental Well-being 🌟

Ever wondered why you or someone you know struggles with persistent mood disorders? 🤔 The culprit might be lurking in an unexpected place - the thyroid gland.

🦋 Hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones, can lead to a myriad of brain-based symptoms.

Why?

Because thyroid hormones are crucial for:
- Neuron health (nerve cells) 🧠
- Brain immune cells (neuroglia) 🛡️
- The blood-brain barrier 🚧

🌈 Did You Know?
Thyroid hormones influence neurotransmitters in the brain, like serotonin and dopamine, which regulate our mood and motivation. An imbalance here can lead to depression.

🔥 Inflammation is another key player. Recent research points to a connection between depression and inflammation. In some cases, inflammation slows nerve conduction, leading to depressive symptoms.

🍞 Gluten Sensitivity: Surprisingly, two-thirds of people with gluten sensitivity experience neurological symptoms. For many with Hashimoto’s, a form of hypothyroidism, gluten can exacerbate depression and anxiety.

🌪️ Anxiety and the Thyroid: Anxiety arises from heightened activity in certain brain regions. Factors causing depression can also lead to anxiety.

If you suspect your mood disorders might be linked to your thyroid health, consider getting tested. A simple TSH test can screen for hypothyroidism, and TPO and TGB antibody tests can check for autoimmune Hashimoto’s.

Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Addressing diet, inflammation, and other lifestyle factors can pave the way to better mental health. 🌱

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



Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional before making any changes to your health or medication regimen.

🚨 New Podcast Alert! 🚨Ever wondered how the plastics in your kitchen or the air fresheners in your car might be affectin...
09/17/2023

🚨 New Podcast Alert! 🚨

Ever wondered how the plastics in your kitchen or the air fresheners in your car might be affecting your thyroid health? 🤔

Introducing our latest episode: "Hidden Dangers: How Environmental Chemicals Impact Your Thyroid Health." Dive deep with us as we unravel the silent threats these everyday chemicals pose, especially for those battling Hashimoto's. 🌿🔍

Learn about:
✨ The body's natural detox mechanisms
✨ The unique challenges for those with Hashimoto's
✨ Steps to shield yourself from these environmental foes
✨ And much more!

Empower yourself with knowledge and take control of your health in a world filled with hidden chemical threats. 🌎💪

🎧 Listen now: https://drbradshook.com/Hashimotos/unmasking-the-hidden-dangers-how-environmental-chemicals-impact-your-thyroid-health/

Remember, knowledge is power. Share with friends and family to spread the word! 💚

Environmental chemicals are everywhere - in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the products we use. But have you ever considered their silent impact on your thyroid health? In this episode, we delve into the hidden threats these chemicals pose, especially for those with Hashimoto's. Discover t...

Unmasking the Hidden Dangers: How Environmental Chemicals Impact Your Thyroid HealthDid you know that our daily exposure...
09/16/2023

Unmasking the Hidden Dangers: How Environmental Chemicals Impact Your Thyroid Health

Did you know that our daily exposure to environmental chemicals can have a profound impact on our thyroid health?

Every day, we come into contact with thousands of chemicals, from pesticides to plastics. While our bodies are equipped to detoxify many of these through a process called biotransformation, some, like heavy metals, get stored in our fat and bones. 😱

What's concerning is that individuals with unmanaged Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism are often more susceptible to the harmful effects of these toxins.

Why? Because hypothyroidism can interfere with our body's elimination pathways, leading to a buildup of these chemicals. This can trigger or worsen autoimmune responses. 🚫🦠

For instance, Bisphenol A (BPA), commonly found in plastics, can be more toxic for those with compromised detox pathways. High levels of BPA have even been linked to thyroid and neurological autoimmunity. 🧪

But it's not all doom and gloom! There are ways to bolster our resilience against these environmental culprits:

1️⃣ Boost Your Antioxidants: Consuming colorful produce, flavonoid-rich foods like berries, and high-sulfur foods such as garlic can enhance our antioxidant system.

2️⃣ Stay Active: Regular exercise can increase our body's production of antioxidants. But remember, moderation is key! 🏋️‍♂️🚴‍♀️

3️⃣ Mind Your Diet: Contrary to popular belief, goitrogenic foods like cabbage can be beneficial for hypothyroid patients. However, certain chemical goitrogens found in some medications should be avoided. 🥬💊

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

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional before making any changes to your health or medication regimen.

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So we just moved and the YMCA we are going to has a sauna (YAY) how often do you suggest using it? I know you had some posts before, but I did not find them. Thanks!
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im am desperately seeking info on understanding hyperthyriod, i have something going on beneith my left ear like a lump or infection, and i think as a result of that my thyroid has gone hard sore and in overdrive, i also recently had a virus. dr here seems pretty vague and without knowledge on this problem. they are only looking at pills for thyriod
Is Dr. Shook doing Livestream videos or sauna sessions anymore?
question: the 3 week eating plan is more about what you eat, rather than how much, yes? I ask because, evidently onions are not a problem, so I added them to one of the recipes. Obviously that would increase the calorie count, but I didn't get the impression that it was all about a strict calorie count... Am I correct?
The Office of Dr. Brad Shook, please add me to the closed group. "
The Office of Dr. Brad Shook, please add me to the closed group.
Hi,I would like to buy the Meal plan but I didn't have a credit card is it possible to pay whith PayPal? Great Regards Mej
Hi,I'd like to buy the Meal plan but I didn't have a credit card...is it possible to pay whith PayPal?? Best Regards Mej.