Hello, Welcome to The Thyroid Cure, your resource to healing the autoimmune thyroid conditions, Hashimoto’s and Graves’, along with other conditions like Celiac, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
I’m Michelle Corey, Medical Advocate, Functional Medical Nutritional Consultant, and former autoimmune patient.
If you’ve landed on this website, chances are that you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid condition and are not getting satisfactory answers from your health care practitioner. I understand your frustration because I’ve been there myself.
In March of 2004, just a few weeks after my 36th birthday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I didn’t know it at the time, but I also had positive autoantibodies indicating early signs of lupus. I was 35 pounds overweight despite rigorous daily cardio workouts, hot yoga and a strict 1500-calorie-per-day organic,vegetarian diet. My face looked like someone had blown it up with a bicycle pump, and I had an unsightly freckle mustache due to a condition called melasma. I had suffered for years with chronic sinusitis; foggy thinking; mood swings; carbohydrate and alcohol cravings; relentless hay fever all year long; skin rashes all over my body (especially the palms of my hands and feet), swollen aching joints, transient fevers, fatigue and insomnia.I was running my own marketing firm, super stressed-out and totally unhappy in life.
The physician who diagnosed me gave me a prescription for Synthroid and then he asked me a question that would change my life:
How do you think you got this disease?
The time I was outraged that I was paying a doctor to ask me a question like that. After all he was the one who supposed to tell me why I was sick!
As time went on his question stuck in my mind and after two years of worsening symptoms and a flippant guess-diagnosis of lupus by a dermatologist, I was determined not to be another statistic. If the doctors didn’t know how to cure this, I would figure it out on my own.
I began to read everything I could get my hands on about my condition. I looked into the treatment options and whether or not ANYONE had ever overcome the disorder. If so, who were the doctors who had had success in helping people reverse the condition, and how did they do it?
In my research of chronic illness and its causes, I began to connect the dots between chronic stress (in all of it’s forms) and autoimmunity. I discovered that nutrition, detoxification, and lifestyle played a huge role in healing. I read stories and interviewed people who had recovered from autoimmune conditions and cancer, and I began to see a common thread:
Healing from chronic illness is complex and always involves a deep passion and taking responsibility for getting well. It also involves experimentation, thinking outside the box, personal advocacy, dietary changes, detoxification, medication (in some cases), nutritional therapies, emotional/spiritual work, forgiveness, gratitude, cultivation of happiness and other lifestyle adjustments. The majority of people who had success in reversing their illness are empowered people who made major lifestyle changes and then stuck with them.
I stopped doing everything that was bad for me and began doing things that were good for me and I got better. I have been clinically free of autoantibodies since July of 2010 and I feel amazing. I have since helped hundreds of people to do the same.
The Thyroid Cure is the distillation of everything I’ve learned about how to cure (and yes, I mean cure, not symptomatically treat) autoimmune disorders.
The functional mind/body approach I am introducing is a results-based holistic healing program that blends the sciences of functional medicine, psychology, epigenetics and nutrigenomics with the classic principles of detoxification and mind/body awareness.
What you will learn in The Thyroid Cure are the exact steps to take to uncover the underlying causes of the autoimmune process in your body and the steps to take to heal.
My goal is to help you to put an end to the confusion of chronic illness, drop the struggle, and step into a more powerful, healthy version of yourself.
Michelle Corey C.N.W.C. is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, medical advocate, researcher, and author. Michelle studied holistic nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health, and Functional Medical protocols at the Academy of Functional Medicine, and Genomics. Michelle is currently an advisor to the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics and teaches doctors how to integrate Functional Medical protocols into their practices.