Graves Disease (Hyperthyroidism)
Hyperthyroidism also known as Grave's disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the Thyroid gland. The thyroid gland becomes overactive, producing too much T4
All autoimmune disorders including Grave's disease begin with a gut dysbiosis (lack of normal gut flora balance) This leads to leaky gut syndrome resulting in chronic system ic inflammation which will target the organ or system most at risk. The key to healing Grave's disease is to address what has led to gut dysbiosis, removing it, and resolving the leaky gut.
In this disorder, the body makes an antibody (a protein produced by the body to protect against a virus or bacteria) called thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) that causes the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone.
Hyperthyroidism also may be caused by a nodular goiter, which are lump in the thyroid gland that cause the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormones. In addition, inflammation of the thyroid gland, called thyroiditis, results from an attack on the immune system such as a viral infection which may temporarily cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
Another issue is people who consume too much iodine (typically from supplements) or who take medications containing iodine may actually cause a goiter and exacerbate thyroid problems.
Hyperthyroidism and Graves Disease Symptoms
The main symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism and Graves disease symptoms include:
• Trouble sleeping
• Increased sense of smell
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Thinning hair
• Irregular heartbeat
• Weight changes
Graves Disease Causes
There are several contributing factors to hyperthyroidism but the main causes include:
• Leaky gut syndrome
• Hormonal imbalances
• Food allergies
The underlying triggers which cause these imbalances in the system and lead to these conditions also contribute to Grave's disease.
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Autoimmune Disease reversible?
Until Recently, We Thought Autoimmune Disease Wasn't Reversible
We're just beginning to understand why the immune system would attack healthy tissue... and in the beginning, we used to think that autoimmune diseases couldn't be reversed once the immune condition "turned on."
However, the latest evolution in autoimmune research indicates there might be another way...
Researcher Alessio Fasano, M.D. has been on the forefront of recent autoimmune and Celiac Disease research. In 2011, he published a paper titled "Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases" introducing a new theory that suggests prevention and reversal of autoimmune disease is possible.
1. Environmental and endogenous toxicity
evolution of research implicating leaky gut as the key element to the development of autoimmune diseases like MS
2. A genetic predisposition to autoimmunity (it is now known our genes respond to our internal and external environment.)
3. An exposure to the environmental trigger or allergies (in Celiac Disease - that's gluten)
4. Increased Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut)
Fasano's theory is part of the new begins to open the idea that we might be able to ACTUALLY turn off the autoimmune response in the body if we start with the gut.
How to Turn Off Your Autoimmune Disease
By addressing the underlying root cause of Autoimmune disease we can help switch off the exaggerated immune response
• Identify the underlying genetic susceptibility, stress, infection, environmental toxicity and eliminate it
• Identify any triggers or allergies and remove them
• Identify nutritional deficiency and rebalance them
• Identify hormone balance and take steps to tackle oestrogen dominance if necessary.
• Heal Leaky Gut
• Address Gut Flora
• Balance the immune system.
• Reduce inflammation using nutrients supplementation
• Use specific nutrients to target the area which has been attacked by the immune system.
• Address any emotional or psychological factors which may be exacerbating the immune response ( self-esteem issues)
The Health Transformer Approach
In every case of Grave’s Disease there is an underlying cause…something individual to each person. If at one time you didn’t have these symptoms and now you do, obviously something has changed within your body which has led to hyperthyroidism being produced. The key is to unlock your root cause, and healing it. Grave’s disease is merely a symptom of the underlying cause. To heal from Hyperthyroidism we need to address the root cause. In this centre we specialize in root cause diagnosis of any health condition using our state of the art Meta Health Scan.
The Meta Health Scan is carried out utilizing the amazing diagnostic ability of Clinical Kinesiology. It is reliable, accurate and reproducible. The scan will reveal the imbalances unique to your body, and how these are affecting you. The scan reveals such issues as endogenous bio-toxicity, nutrient imbalances or deficiencies, sub-clinical infections, allergies and food sensitivities. We also test for organ imbalances, hormone imbalance, and leaky gut. Any abnormality in these areas will easily be picked up during the Health Scan. We also examine your entire lifestyle, sleep quality and any emotional/psychological contributors to your condition.
In-Depth Consultation regarding your results.
Once this information is gathered we offer you an in-depth consultation to discuss your results, during which we discuss what has been revealed by the scan, where and how this has arisen, and how to remove or transform it, and reboot your system. I believe it is very important for each person to understand what has been going on in their body, how the condition has developed, and how to unravel and resolve it naturally. My intention is not just to teach you about your condition, but more importantly to empower you with understanding in order that you are able to take back control of your health.
Individually tailored Treatment Plan
Together we create an individualized tailored treatment plan for you. This may include some or all of there: a gentle detoxification protocol, dietary changes, specific supplements, life style changes, exercise, etc tailored to your specific needs. In the majority of cases treatment can be implemented by you at home without the need for repeated visits to the centre; however Health Coaching and support is built in to this package to assist you through your treatment.
Once on the prescribed treatment, some clients choose to support their system with other therapies to assist healing. This is not essential but will speed up your progress. These include
all of which are on offer at this centre.