How to Prevent or Reverse the Root Causes of Thyroid Disease and Dysfunction and Optimize Your Weight, Energy, and Health
If you have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s (or the less common Hyperthyroidism or Graves’ Disease), or suspect your thyroid levels may be impacting your health, watch this video now:
Autoimmune conditions affecting the thyroid have been on the rise, and can contribute to fatigue, weight gain, aches and pains, low moods, low sex drive, problems with concentration, and many other physical and emotional symptoms.
Symptoms like these can impact your work performance and your relationships. If you’re suffering from any of them now or have experienced them from time to time, you know how they can color your daily experience of life.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. In spite of being the size of a walnut, it is extremely powerful and important for health. It is a part of your endocrine system, a collection of glands that are hormone producing, and include your thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries, testicles, etc.
However, while you can live without an ovary or a testicle, you cannot live without your thyroid’s hormones. Someone who has had the thyroid gland removed will need a daily dose of thyroid hormone for life.
It regulates temperature, metabolism, and cellular function in every part of the body. The thyroid affects every single one of your 100 trillion cells. You can think of it like a gas pedal for the body.
The standard treatment for low thyroid involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, others)… but there are two significant problems with this approach.
Determining the proper dosage of this drug can take time, and you have to take the drug for LIFE. The drug can have interactions with other drugs, and there are potential side effects, including:
Since drugs can’t address the root causes of low thyroid, they may alleviate symptoms while the underlying pathology continues to progress.
This means that you are likely to experience worsening health issues over time that may become harder to treat.
Obviously, this is UNACCEPTABLE.
To really solve thyroid disorders, you have to know the 12 potential root causes, and which of them are specifically affecting you:
Root Cause #1:
Some people have a higher genetic tendency towards thyroid disorders. However, TENDENCY is not DESTINY, and there’s a lot that you can do to prevent the manifestation of thyroid disease, even with a genetic predisposition.
Root Cause #2:
Common nutritional deficiency of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, or Zinc can contribute to thyroid disorders.
Root Cause #3:
Leaky Gut Syndrome or increased intestinal permeability
Leaky gut syndrome is one of the most common causes of autoimmune disease, from allergies to thyroid disorder, and has to be addressed as part of an effective treatment.
Root Cause #4:
There is a category of foods that are known as “goitrogens,” and these foods can interfere with the production of thyroid hormone.
Root Cause #5:
Iodine and Halogens
Your thyroid uses iodine to make thyroid hormone, and too much or too little iodine in your body can cause thyroid problems. Halogens are minerals that compete with iodine, and if their levels are too high they can affect the function of your thyroid.
Root Cause #6:
Symptoms of food intolerances or sensitivities may take up to 3 days to manifest, but they can contribute slowly to chronic inflammation in your body. When this inflammation builds up over time it can affect your thyroid or other organs or glands.
Root Cause #7:
Chronic Stress and the Fight or Flight Reaction
We know that stress is often a precipitating factor that can trigger thyroid disease, and in fact, all autoimmune diseases. The problem is that the stress of modern life leads to people being in a “fight or flight” state most of the time. This leads to elevated levels of stress hormones such as cortisol that have harmful consequences over time. These include elevation in blood sugar and blood pressure, promotion of inflammation, suppression of the immune system, and shutting down of digestion.
Root Cause #8:
Adrenal Hormone Imbalance
If the thyroid is the gas pedal of the body, the adrenal is the gas tank. If the gas tank is empty, meaning the adrenal is low or depleted, it doesn’t matter if the gas pedal is to the floor – no matter how hard the thyroid works, the car will not go. That is why having optimal adrenal function in addition to good thyroid function is a prerequisite to having full energy and vitality.
Root Cause #9:
Chronic infections can always contribute to inflammation in the body and revving up your immune system and predisposing it to autoimmune disease.
Root Cause #10:
Many of the root causes that we have just talked about can trigger inflammation in the body. These include food intolerances, infections, and leaky gut syndrome, injuries, dietary indiscretion, and a pro-inflammatory diet.
Root Cause #11:
Many toxins have been found specifically to affect thyroid function:
Root Cause #12:
Besides being generally toxic, mercury is a big driver of autoimmune disease, the number one cause of thyroid dysfunction. This is because mercury and iodine are quite similar on the molecular level. This resemblance means that your thyroid – which is great at absorbing available iodine in your body – is also quick to absorb and store mercury.
Check out a few case studies from people who have worked with integrative medical physician, Dr. Akil Palanisamy.
Fortunately, the “Science of Life” that is Ayurveda, provides a holistic understanding of the underlying causes of thyroid disorders, and gives us natural common sense approaches to create balance and get long-term relief. Combined with the insights of modern integrative and natural medicine, it provides a tremendous amount of support. When you address the underlying causes of these imbalances:
Through the combination of Ayurvedic wisdom and modern integrative medicine that you’ll learn in this course, you’ll finally have a path to address thyroid disorders through natural modalities of nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle practices.
A pioneer in the world of integrative medicine, Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a Harvard-trained internal medicine specialist and an Ayurvedic practitioner. Dr. Akil practices at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco – one of the oldest centers for integrative medicine in the United States.
He has worked with thousands of patients to help them heal and recover from chronic diseases using dietary changes and nutritional supplements. He blends his western medical training with holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda.
Patients the world over love him for the compassion, insight, holistic approach and in-depth knowledge he brings to his work, successfully treating a wide variety of serious health conditions including anxiety, depression, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, hormone imbalance, and stress-related illnesses.
Here’s exactly what Dr. Akil will cover in this 3-hour and 25-minute long course:
Dr. Akil welcomes you to the course and gives a brief overview of what he’ll cover.
The thyroid, as a part of the endocrine system (a collection of glands that are hormone producing) has a range of functions in the body. It regulates temperature, metabolism, and cellular function in every part of the body. Every single one of your 100 trillion cells is affected by the thyroid.
But what happens when your thyroid function is disrupted?
Get to know about the common potential symptoms associated with low thyroid or hypothyroidism, and high thyroid or hyperthyroidism.
Thyroid autoimmune disease, just like other types of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease etc, are on the rise.
There are several factors including changes in the gut bacteria comprising the microbiome, increasing food allergies and sensitivities, chronic infections and the rise of toxins in the environment. These chemicals mimic hormones in our body, disrupt the function of our endocrine or hormone system, and assault the delicately balanced immune system that keeps us healthy. The immune system has to fight off invaders, but all these thousands of new chemicals it’s faced with, lead to mixed messages, forcing the body to attack itself.
Learn how exposure to these toxins is THE impetus in the development and progression of autoimmune thyroid disease & read about a case study from one of Dr. Akil’s patients and how he successfully reversed her thyroid disorder.
In this module, Dr. Akil gives an in-depth medical explanation of the key hormones involved with the thyroid. You’ll learn exactly which hormones are involved to ensure the correct functioning of the thyroid – and what happens if their functioning is disrupted.
You’ll learn what to ask for specifically at the doctor’s office when testing for thyroid issues – and you’ll actually get to understand the significance of your results!
If clinical tests aren’t feasible for you right now, don’t worry, Dr. Akil also shows you a way to assess your own thyroid function by taking your basal body temperature using a thermometer.
There are many different root causes and factors that contribute to the development of thyroid disease. You’ve read the list above. These factors can cause both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The primary cause of each is actually autoimmune – Hashimoto’s disease for hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease for hyperthyroidism. Dr. Akil will discuss each root cause and share the solutions in this module.
This 21-day cleansing diet helps you to eliminate commonly problematic foods, increase your intake of nutrient-dense healing foods, and begin the process of detoxification and healing of your body. The regimen will help you increase energy, reduce inflammation, burn fat, and reverse disease. It will also help you identify foods that you are sensitive or intolerant to, during the reintroduction phase when you are bringing the specific foods back into your diet.
The goal of the Thyroid Detox Diet is to avoid the most allergenic foods and simplify your body’s digestive processes to facilitate removal of toxins.
Because toxins are such a big factor in the development of Hashimoto’s disease, Dr. Akil talks more in-depth about detoxification.
Learn why sweating in a sauna or steam room is an effective way for stimulating toxin release through the skin, get to know about the ancient Ayurvedic therapy of oil-pulling; discover the neti pot and the practice of nasya to help cleanse your nasal passages; enjoy the relaxing yet energizing practice of Abhyanga or self-massage; and understand why you need to keep your lymphatic system healthy for a healthy immune system. Discover 8 Super Foods and supplements such as Beets, Flaxseeds, Garlic, Turmeric, Bentonite clay, Chlorella and more for daily detofixication; learn why keeping a strong Agni or digestive fire is so important for breaking down and absorbing nutrients; and, of course, understand that you need to balance your doshas!
The Thyroid Diet is the best long-term plan for losing weight, increasing your energy, boosting your metabolism, and achieving optimal thyroid function. This is assuming that you have completed the 21-day Thyroid Detox Diet. During this time, you should have determined which foods you are sensitive or intolerant to, and which foods you can tolerate, because you’ll need that knowledge for customizing the following diet.
You’ll learn which foods to avoid, which types of foods to eat every day, which types of foods to eat frequently, and rarely.
You’ll get some guidelines on what your meal portion sizes should look like.
Herbs and botanical remedies are a big part of Ayurveda. Dr. Akil gives initial ideas about his recommendations for certain herbs such as Ashwagandha and Guggulu, beneficial for thyroid issues. Besides herbal remedies, Dr. Akil also recommends some supplements and subtle therapies – since stress, emotional, and even spiritual factors can play a huge role in thyroid disease. Learn about the benefits of Udana Vayu, Mantra Meditation and Yoga Asanas.
Dr. Akil shares his final thoughts and thanks you for joining him in this course.
Because of the crucial importance of a healthy thyroid, Dr. Akil developed a 2-part Thyroid diet program specifically to support his clients.
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Thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases have steadily been on the rise, and allopathic treatment is currently limited to drugs and surgery that have potentially serious side effects without addressing the root causes of the disorder.
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