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     Will This Program Work For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

    The short answer is yes, the program does work for Hashimoto’s.

    In simplistic terms, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is Hypothyroidism with inflammation that has directly affected your immune system. The key to overcoming this which we address with the program is to stop the inflammatory cycle that drive Hashimoto’s.

    In more complex terms, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is typically caused by a cascade of events that result in calcium retention and excessive estrogen within the cells which drive the inflammatory process at the cellular level.

    The excessive estrogen also inhibits the proteolytics enzymes necessary for the thyroid to release its thyroid hormone which is why many Hashimoto’s patients have an enlarged thyroid gland.

    The end result is a disruption in cellular metabolism which shifts your metabolism away from a healthy and protective metabolism and towards an inflammatory metabolic state.

    The immune component of Hashimoto’s comes into play due to the effects that this process has on your thymus gland.

    Your thymus gland serves the important role of regulating your immune system. But your thymus gland easily becomes damaged and shrinks due to a number of factors including…

    1. Chronic Stress
    2. Excessive Estrogen
    3. Polyunsaturated Fats

    Once the thymus becomes damaged and atrophies, this can disrupt the entire immune process. Without your thymus’ ability to properly regulate your immune system, your B-Cells (cells that produce antibodies) continue to produce antibodies but with the greater chance of producing auto-antibodies, thus driving auto-immune issues.

    In order to correct the issue, you have to correct the underlying immune dysfunction beginning with the thymus gland. The good news is that once the factors above are properly dealt with, the thymus gland can and will regenerate, thus restoring proper regulation and function to your immune system.