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When I used homeopathy to heal my Hashimoto’s I was thrilled when my blood tests told me my thyroid function had returned to normal, but I was dancing in the streets when my autoimmune antibodies came down.
But why - surely thyroid function in normal range is the goal here?
So this may come as a surprise, but in Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism it isn’t your thyroid that is the cause of your symptoms.
Although it’s blamed for everything: from exhaustion to cold sensitivity; from low libido to aching joints; from palpitations to brain fog, this blame game isn’t completely fair.
It’s actually your immune system that’s out of whack and this that causes your under-functioning thyroid, which in turn causes symptoms. Without the attack from autoimmune antibodies, which deplete your thyroid gland, these symptoms wouldn’t be produced.
How can I reboot my immune system?
There’s been some discussion in my facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/naturalhashimotoshelp about immune modulators and whether these can rebalance, or modulate, the immune system.
Immune modulators come in various forms. Immunomodulators used by conventional medicine actually suppress the immune system. They include the widely-used drug methotrexate, often prescribed for the autoimmune arthritis. However, long-term use has a risk of lung, liver and kidney disease.
There are also natural immune modulators such as certain types of powdered mushrooms, which could have a place in helping to support the immune system.
Research has shown that some mushrooms have a positive effect in serious conditions like autoimmune disease, and even cancer. This is because they are adaptogenic superfoods, so adapt to the changing conditions in your body and work towards creating balance. Studies have shown that functional mushrooms provide nutrients, promote gut health and a balanced immune system. Chaga mushrooms, for example, are thought to boost immune function particularly.
Homeopathy is the ultimate immune modulator
Homeopathic treatment for Hashimoto’s works to rebalance the immune system and so relieve your symptoms. Whereas conventional treatment with synthetic thyroxin simply replaces the thyroid hormone that is being under-produced, it does nothing to address the inappropriate immune response that is actually causing your under-functioning thyroid. So you may see your T4 returning to ‘normal’ range on levothyroxine or synthroid, but your thyroid antibodies aren’t reducing, so the attack and subsequent destruction continues.
In homeopathy however, you will see your T4 going up and your TSH going down, as well as - most importantly - your antibodies reducing. When this happens, your thyroid can begin to heal itself and as its function returns to normal, your symptoms reduce.
So lay off using your struggling thyroid as a punch bag. Instead, reboot your immune system with homeopathy, to dial down your autoimmune response and support your thyroid to heal itself.
To book a FREE 15 minute consultation to talk about how homeopathy can heal your Hashi’s go to www.carolynhowgegohomeopathy.co.uk
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