About the Book
Ever wonder if your diet impacts your thyroid? The answer is a resounding Yes! Dr. Wentz complied data on 5 diets and how it impacted over 2,200 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and evaluated their response to the following diets: 1. Elimination (food sensitivity diet) 2. Autoimmune Paleo diet 3. Gluten Free diet 4. Paleo diet 5. Low FODMAP's diet The data clearly shows that going gluten free is beneficial to patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (88% of patients who went gluten free felt better!), but also patients with hypothyroidism (without elevated antibodies). Why? Because it's predicted that 90% of patients with Hypothyroidism still have inflammatory thyroiditis whether or not they have antibodies in their blood! For this reason I recommend all thyroid patients at least try a gluten free diet as part of their treatment. In this presentation I go over the 5 diets that were studied, how they impacted antibodies, autoimmunity and symptoms and how you can start implementing these diets today. I also take into account specific medical conditions and other factors that go into deciding which diet is best for each individual (this is how I do it in my practice). I take into account certain medical conditions like elevated blood sugar, adrenal fatigue and digestive issues. I also go over certain diets that patients with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's hypothyroidism should avoid at all costs. Certain diets can actually make thyroid function worse and lead to worsening symptoms. Finally more resources related to Hashimoto's can be found here: http://www.restartmed.com
About the Author
I'm Dr. Westin Childs. I practice funtional Medicine in Gilbert, Arizona and my practice focuses on treating, reversing and managing Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism and other thyroid related problems. I also focus on helping patients lose weight by balancing hormones like insulin, leptin and thyroid imbalances.
I've been personally impacted through these diseeases in my life by treating my Mother and Wife after they were misdiagnosed and mismanaged for years. Let me guide you back into health by sharing my experience and what I've learned in the process.
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