WITH DR ANSHUL GUPTA MD
When you’re diagnosed with Hashimoto’s a common question is ‘can I reverse Hashimoto’s?’ or ‘is there a cure?’.
As Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease and autoimmune diseases aren’t usually considered ‘curable’ this can be a hard question to answer. Dr Gupta has a very positive view on this.
What is ‘Reversing Hashimoto’s?
Dr Gupta explains that just like if you were to have for example a bacteria infection, it can be cured (but can occur again), so too with Hashimoto’s.
He says that if a person if able to have:
- normal thyroid antibodies
- normal thyroid lab markers AND
- no thyroid symptoms
then they are CURED. No just in ‘remission’ either. However, the Hashimoto’s can be re-triggered.
Do not let people tell you that this is how you’ll have to live for the rest of your life. It’s the beginning of a new story.
Common Thyroid Triggers
The most common categories of triggers for Hashimoto’s are:
- Food sensitivities.
- Nutritional deficiencies.
It can be tricky to identify your triggers as there can be a few! Dr Gupta has put together a quiz to help people identify their most likely triggers. You can take the quiz here.
The Mitochondrial-thyroid connection
The mitochondria are the engine of the cell. Many Hashimoto’s symptoms are mitochondrial related eg brain fog, energy, weight, gut health and mood. When you look after your mitochondria, you look after your thyroid. There is a detailed discussion of this topic in Dr Gupta’s book Reversing Hashimoto’s.
Food is a good way of supporting your mitochondria and your thyroid.
- Good fats.
- Good variety of colouring veggies. 8-9 cups a day!
- High quality protein – whether plant based or animal protein.
On the show, we have a good discussion about vegan, vegetarian, plant based and animal protein diets and what is best for a Hashimoto’s patient.
3 step process to Reverse your Hashimoto’s:
- Find your triggers.
- Start fixing your thyroid and your mitochondria (food & supplements whilst working with a professional).
- Remove toxins (stress, infections, toxins)
Reversing Hashimoto’s – the book
For a deeper dive into understanding Hashimoto’s and how to start to reverse it, pick up a copy of Dr Gupta’s book. I got mine from Amazon online.
It’s a very clear and helpful read. Dr Gupta does a great job of keeping it simple enough to not be overwhelmed whilst explaining the complexities of Hashimoto’s. It’s an excellent resource.
related podcast episodes
If you enjoyed this episode and are looking for similar discussions, check out these episodes:
#4. How do I know if I have a thyroid problem?
#8. Building your thyroid support team.
Meet Dr Gupta
Dr. Anshul Gupta is a best-selling author, speaker, researcher, and world expert in Hashimoto’s disease. He educates people worldwide on reversing Hashimoto’s disease.
He is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy, and also Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine.
He has worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine alongside Dr. Mark Hyman. He has helped thousands of patients to reverse their health issues by using the concepts of functional medicine.
His dedication towards his patients was recognized when he was awarded Readers Choice, Best Doctor in Northern Neck Area.
He is now on a mission to help 1 million people reverse their health conditions. To achieve this mission he has written a best seller book called Reversing Hashimoto’s.
He has also started a virtual functional medicine practice, a blog, and a youtube channel so he can reach people from all over the world.
Through his innovative approach towards Hashimoto’s disease, he has helped several patients to reverse their unresolved symptoms and live their life to the fullest.
He loves to spend time with his wife and two kids. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking in the woods, or meditating in a quiet spot.
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