Hippocrates said 2,500 years ago that all disease begins in the gut. 2,500 years ago! We have known the importance of the gut and the digestive system for that long. But it has only been in the last 10 years there has really been a return towards that idea, and Western Medicine has begun to realize the important connection between the health of the digestive system and the rest of the body.
Evidence of this “gut brain” and the human micro biome has led to a growing holistic way of thinking about health and disease. Today I want to help you take your health back into your hands by explaining the relationship between your gut and your thyroid, and how you can help heal both with food, exercise, and supplements.
“We do know that Hashimoto’s disease is a result of disruption in the immune system, leading your own immune system to turn on your thyroid.” – Aviva Romm
- What we don’t know about gut and thyroid health
- The gut contains the majority of the body’s immune tissue
- What is gut associated lymphoid tissue?
- What is leaky gut?
- The effects of celiac disease on cause leaky gut and thyroid problems
- How antibiotics can disrupt the gut lining and intestinal flora
- The negative side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
- Why you should eat less sugar and more vegetables and fiber
“The gut is the home to 70% of the body’s immune tissue.” – Aviva Romm
- The danger of overexercising and stress
- The importance of gut healing as a part of your thyroid disease treatment plan
- What is your micro biome
- When your body is stressed, it goes into an energy storage mode
- How to heal the gut thyroid connection in four steps
- Remove the leaky gut triggers
- Replace your gut flora and healthy digestive enzymes
- Reinoculate with probiotics: saccharomyces boulardii, lactobacillus, and bifidobacteria and add lactofermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi
- Repair with herbs and supplements: curcumin extract, ginger root, zinc carnosine, l glutamine, marshmallow root, and chamomile
- Read my previous article on thyroid testing
- Read more about the 4 R's and the supplements you can take
“When you’re under a lot of stress, this can affect your gut.” – Aviva Romm