Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most prevalent autoimmune thyroid disorder globally. Characterised by loss of self-tolerance by the immune system, with T-cell attack and subsequent lymphocytic infiltration and destruction of the follicular cells by anti-thyroid antibodies, HT leads to fibrosis, atrophy, and loss of function of the thyroid gland.
Dr Alan Gaby champions hero vitamins, debunks myths and explains controversies in nutritional supplementation and intervention.
Thyroid dysfunction is currently one of the leading endocrine disorders worldwide, with data suggesting about half of the population with thyroid dysfunction has not been diagnosed. This, in part, could be due to the fact that the signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s, such as fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, low body temperature, hair loss, constipation and mood changes overlap with various other common conditions.
In today's podcast, we welcome back Rachel Arthur who is passionate about separating the facts from the fiction when it comes to the clinical applications of iodine.
Autoimmune conditions are complex disease states, and autoimmune thyroid diseases represent the most prevalent form of autoimmune disease throughout the population. Belinda Reynolds delves deeper into the key immune alterations of these illnesses, and explains the role of specific nutrients in beneficially modifying innate and adaptive immune responses.
Iodine plays an important role in optimal functioning of the thyroid. How much is needed? and how prevalent is deficiency in Australia?
Treating kids can be difficult at the best of times and knowing when to undertake testing and what tests are appropriate can be even more confusing, in today's episode, Beth Bundy helps to navigate the waters.
Dr Mark Donohoe postulates that low thyroid function may purely be a state of hibernation to slow function and thus minimise potential for health damaging effects. An interesting and informative podcast that challenges the usual paradigms of thyroid treatment strategy.