Now if you have gotten sensitized to one of these binary proteins it is not uncommon that your intestinal tract and your immune system is in a state that allows it to start to sensitize to most anything else that you have on a regular basis. So if you are already reactive to egg, or gluten, perhaps it is not uncommon that if you have almonds on a regular basis they may become reactive too. Some of the secondary intolerances may not have triggered reactions, to begin with. They may not have started out as intolerances, but I think about those as the piggyback reactions. Those are things to where you already have something bothering you and they may start to become problems.
These are worth testing for and there is a myriad of labs available, some of which are more accurate than others in terms of just reproducibility. If you have this same test done by the same lab a day or two apart, you should get the same data. So an easy thing to think about there. These immune stressors, they also work along with the allergies, the infections to drive the response against the Thyroid.
Then we’ve got hormonal change. The big thing there is large shifts in ovarian function and large shifts in adrenal function. Those are the biggest factors. So the adrenals make cortisol and ideally there is this almost like a tide, like waves, to where you get this wave in the morning and a shut off at night. That’s healthy. There are a lot of rhythms in our body and our immune system that are dependent upon that. Well, with modern life, and with our lights and our noise and our pollution…there are a lot of reasons why that wave gets goofed up. That wave can crash at the wrong point. It can be always high or always low. It may not be ideal. That, in and of itself, changes our bodies inflammatory response. You know cortisol and cortisone are used as anti-inflammatories and there are reasons for that. So we need this inflammatory cycle of a block and an opening and, without that, we are more apt to have auto-immune responses.
The other big thing we see is ovarian function changes. So what does that mean? That really means that the big time frames that mark a women’s hormonal life. So pregnancy -moving into it and moving out of it. Peri-menopause and the fluctuations leading up to menopause. The transition of menopause. All of these are times in which the hormonal shift causes an alteration in the immune response.
So big picture here. Thyroid disease causes. We’ve got susceptible genes. We’ve got exposure to toxins. That combination however it is, you have got waste in your Thyroid. Thyroid is inflamed. Then you have got some immune stressor. So there is this irritated Thyroid and your immune system now its pissed. Pardon the vernacular. Your immune system is stressed in some way and it wants to go after something. Its irritated by infections. It is irritated by allergies and here is your poor Thyroid crying out leaking inflammation and your immune system goes after it. You know it sees this as a possible threat. It is so engaged it is not being as well regulated. Once it starts attacking this gland, it persists. It becomes almost like vaccinated to where it now has memory anti-bodies against the gland. That attack makes it to not only where the gland cannot make adequate hormone but it also makes it to where after the hormone leaves the gland your body can’t optimally use the hormone and that means we see all the Thyroid symptoms. Which include the main ones like the hair loss. The dry skin. The dry nails. The cold intolerance. The easy weight gain. The depression. The difficulty swallowing. The constipation. The menstrual irregularities. The muscle pain. The fatigue. So all these things come from the body not getting enough hormone and not utilizing it properly.
The main approach done in the conventional world is to give one of the three hormones and hope that the rest works out. The difficulty with immune Thyroid disease is that not only is the supply chain damaged, but the distribution network is damaged. So even if you give the one main hormone, the body can not always utilize it. The body can not always convert it. It can not always assimilate it. So to cover all those basis, it takes unpacking those three areas of cause and they are different from person to person. Everyone who gets Thyroid disease has some combination of those factors that’s off, but how the particulars play out is totally different for each person. But once those things are well understood, and well resolved, you can do better again and you can thrive again. Thank you so much and I will be back with you real soon.