Spotlight: Hashimoto’s Disease

This is the first mini-blog in a series on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The goal is to highlight the causes, risk factors and symptoms, and discuss common approaches to treatment and how Naturopathic care can support patients to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.  Hashimoto’s Disease Hashimoto’s disease is the most common type of thyroid condition in Australia. It is also the number one autoimmune disease I see in clinic, with patients who have been diagnosed or who…

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The Pillars of Health for Autoimmune Mastery (Part 1)

The Pillars of Health for Autoimmune Mastery (Part 1) Health is multifaceted. It is never just about what you put into your mouth or how many sessions you do at the gym each week.  True holistic health comes when we address ALL aspects of our health, including our physical, financial (yes, money is important as financial security helps us to feel safe), mental, emotional and spiritual needs. Many people focus solely on diet when it comes to managing autoimmune disease,…

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Thyroid Madness

Thyroid Madness Every second person who comes into my clinic has some sort of thyroid dysfunction (or so it seems – I might be exaggerating slightly, but you get my point).  Sadly, most of these women (it does affect men too) have been dismissed by a GP as ‘fine’ when they know they are ‘not fine’.  Why?  Because standard thyroid testing gives an incomplete picture of thyroid health and honestly, in most cases, it’s completely inaccurate.  I call it “thyroid…

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