Full Hashimoto remission with nutrition and what belongs to the Hashimoto diet
Today, I would like to talk about Hashimoto’s remission with nutrition. Healing is a problematic term in autoimmune diseases.
One cannot cure chronic problems in the same manner as a viral disease; you take an antiviral medication and the viruses completely disappear – done!
Autoimmune diseases are chronic, long-lasting and have many different causes. The goal is remission, that is, a complete resolution of the symptoms.
Healing in the sense that the affected organ or tissue regenerates completely is rarely possible (at least for now).
The thyroid gland can also regenerate and regrow in part. However, scientists only reported a 100% restoration of the original thyroid gland in extremely rare cases.
What Hashimoto diet?
The basis for the Hashimoto diet is as follows: A diet very rich in nutrients and deficient in irritants and toxins. One should also take into account individual nutrients that Hashimoto must pay special attention to.
The Paleo diet (or Stone Age diet) is the most suitable nutrition form.
Find out exactly what the paleo diet is and how it can make a valuable contribution in connection with autoimmune diseases.
The metabolism works a little differently if you suffer from Hashimoto. The body suddenly has different needs and you have to pay attention to certain things.
Based on the Paleo diet, scientific studies and experience have shown that the following foods actively address the causes of Hashimoto and can make a decisive contribution:
Hashimoto diet – Foods to eat plenty from:
1- Unprocessed and natural foods, if possible in organic quality
2- Vegetables (the more colorful or greener the better)
3- Fish, twice a week (you can find out more about iodine and Hashimoto in the article linked below)
4- Fatty, animal products (meat and pasture butter), if possible in organic quality
5- Herbs and spices
6- Bone broth
7- Kombucha (fermented tea)
8- Lemon juice
9- Mushrooms and medicinal mushrooms (Reishi, lion’s mane extract)
10- Lactic acid fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles
11- Linseed oil and olive oil (extra virgin)
12- Coconut oil (extra virgin)
13- Onion, leek, garlic
These foods look a little mixed together. At second glance, however, there is an incredibly nutritious range.
At the end of the article, there is a good book with numerous delicious and creative recipe ideas for autoimmune diseases. The foods mentioned here play a central role in this.
But it’s not just about increasing the incorporation of beneficial foods, it’s also about avoiding foods that are not conducive to the circumstances:
Hashimoto Diet – Foods to avoid:
1- Fast food, deep-fried, trans fats
2- processed foods
3- Isolated carbohydrates (bread & baked goods, white rice, sugar, starch, pasta)
4- Lemonades and sugary drinks
5- Industrial edible oils (sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, nut oils, soybean oil, safflower oil)
6- Algae products
7- Food that has/can have an allergic reaction
8- Fish contaminated with heavy metals: tuna, swordfish, mackerel
9- Soy (since goitrogens, isoflavones and anti-nutrients contain too much)
Avoiding these products (with the exception of algae) should be part of any healthy diet anyway. At Hashimoto, however, this is particularly important.
An autoimmune disease is an additional burden on the body. You should avoid unhealthy foods to help the body regenerate.
I don’t want to lecture anyone here – I want to raise awareness and show ways of how a natural Hashimoto treatment is possible.
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How healthy nutrition and nutrient therapy support conventional medicine therapy. And, how in the end the way to remission is possible.
Just as important as the healthy Hashimoto diet is an additional supplement with nutrients that have proven themselves and support the thyroid in regeneration.
With an existing Hashimoto disorder, it is not advisable to simply start taking nutritional supplements.
The best approach is to consult a doctor or naturopath who is knowledgeable in nutritional therapy in conjunction with Hashimoto.
Ideally, your practitioner carries out a so-called nutrient screening (nutrient deficiency test).
If you suffer from Hashimoto disease and decide to take nutrients without consulting with a treating therapist, it is safest to add only one specific nutrient at a time and in low doses.
So, you can notice immediately whether a positive or negative effect occurs and in what dosage. If you tolerate the nutrient well, you can slowly increase the amount.
The following nutrients have proven useful with Hashimoto, as many Hashimoto patients suffer from a deficiency here. Each nutrient is provided with the average daily requirement of the body:
Vitamin D: 125 µg (5000 I.U.)
Selenium: 200 µg
Iodine: from 200 µg16 (see Salt does not equal salt – Get informed and stop poisoning yourself!)
Vitamin C: 100-1000 mg
Vitamin E: 400 I.U.
Iron: 10-20 mg
Omega-3 fatty acids: 2-3 g
Zinc: 20-30 mg
N-acetyl cysteine: 1-2 g
You can obtain most of the essential nutrients through a healthy diet, as described in the article on Hashimoto’s causes.
However, the additional supplementation has proven itself and (with the exception of iodine) is risk-free and extremely efficient.
There is a separate article on iodine (see Iodine and Hashimoto), as it needs special attention!
Taking the other nutrients has already helped many people affected.
And, as I said, slowly approach the nutrients, so that you can notice what helps and what doesn’t.