Note: This article was originally published in July 2010 and was updated in May 2018 to include the latest research. My original discussion of the research on iodine and selenium still stands, but I have updated my recommendations for iodine testing in light of new evidence and added a section with practical steps for correcting iodine status.
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Masters Degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. Click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. The Autoimmune Paleo Diet has been getting a lot of attention lately, even in the mainstream media. Some question if the diet is a legitimate way to manage autoimmune disease, asserting that “a lot of it doesn’t make much biological sense.” Advocates of the diet, particularly Dr. Sarah… Read More
Here is The Roundup, Edition 12, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Chronic infections have been a major research interest of mine as of late. Many of you probably know that I just got back from the Ancestral Health Symposium, where I presented a talk on helminth therapy and the ‘old friends’ hypothesis. I discussed this hypothesis with Moises Velasquez-Manof on a previous podcast,… Read More
This article is part of a special report on Thyroid Disorders. To see the other articles in this series, click here. A healthy thyroid is a critical component of one’s overall health, and many people are struggling with thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, specifically Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis. In this autoimmune condition, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, with the resulting inflammation leading to an underactive thyroid gland or hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s disease is the most common… Read More
Hardly anyone has heard of autoimmune hypopituitarism, but it may be one of the most common causes of Low T3 Syndrome.
More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said “all disease begins in the gut.” We’re only now beginning to discover just how right he was.