Gut Health, Microbiome & Your Thyroid

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I've been talking a lot about gut health and gut bacteria and many people don't see the connection between the gut and hypothyroidism.

I think that's one of the biggest reasons why there is so much bad information about hypothyroidism and it's because pretty much everything out there focuses on the thyroid when the thyroid may not even be the issue.

Some of the things to note from the video...

When I was dealing with hypothyroidism, one of the symptoms was depression.

In the video, Dr Byan Walsh from Fat Is Not Your Fault explains how lipo poly saccarides (LPS) affects brain function like lowering serotonin levels which is linked to depression.

Just like that here's a list of the symptoms I experienced with hypothyroidism that were alleviated by focusing on gut health and that are covered in the video by Dr Bryan Walsh.

  • Memory loss (and foggy brain)
  • Leaky gut
  • Lower TSH
  • Decreased conversion of T4 to T3
  • Inability to get T3 into the cells
  • Low metabolic rate
  • Increased hunger
  • Zinc deficiency
  • Low hydrochloric acid in the stomach (affected food digestion)
  • Inflammation
  • Low energy (lack of ATP production or what I call being thyroid tired!)

This is why I keep driving the point that when you fix your gut, you can fix a lot of the issues associated with hypothyroidism... If you haven't already done so, be sure to register for the gut health/microbiome medicine summit which is coming up on February 29, 2016.

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