Archive | July, 2014

Goitrogenic foods

What about Hashimoto’s and Goitrogenic foods?

The cruciferous family of vegetables, also called brassicas, have been demonized for years as a cause of hypothyroidism. These foods are sometimes classified as goitrogens because over-consumption of these foods appears to block thyroid peroxidase (TPO), causing the thyroid to grow more thyroid tissue resulting in a goiter. These foods contain sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates […]

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Stress and the Autoimmune Process

Current medical research shows that all autoimmune conditions are essentially the same process occurring in the body: the inflamed immune system, under the strain of continual cellular stress (triggers), mistakes healthy tissue as foreign and begins to destroy it.1 The only difference between various autoimmune conditions is which organ is being attacked. With lupus, it […]

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