In conventional medicine is currently speculated more and more about what could be the main causes of the development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Unfortunately, there is still no clear answer to this question.
But it is certain that a genetic component always plays a role. Environmental toxins in the form of heavy metals also put a considerable strain on the human immune system, so that these also are at the top of the research about causes.
Heavy metal pollution as a cause of Hashimoto?
Heavy metal pollution is an underestimated problem in our time and kept small by the pharmaceutical industry. Not only people with amalgam bombs suffer from heavy metal poisoning. We absorb heavy metals through food and air. In addition to this, we are also vaccinated with mercury-containing vaccines to finally bring our bodies to their knees.
Heavy metals are not only naturally toxic and damage nerves and organs. They also block all enzymes and metabolic processes in the body. Receptors, which should normally be docked with essential micronutrients such as iron, zinc and magnesium, are also blocked by mercury, aluminum, lead, arsenic, cadmium or other heavy metals.
As a result, the body is in a state of deficiency, which in turn weakens the organs and especially the immune system. In addition, heavy metals eliminate the healthy intestinal bacteria in the gut, thus additionally weaken the immune system and open the doors for fungi (Candida), parasites and viruses.
The destroyed intestinal flora and the micronutrient deficiency also favor the emergence of the leaky gut, causing the immune system to be misled and lead to autoimmune disease.
In my opinion, heavy metal contamination is the main cause of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Candida fungal infection as a cause of Hashimoto?
Due to excessive sugar consumption, heavily modified ready meals, heavy metal contamination and micronutrient deficiency, the Candida fungus likes to take over in the human intestine. And most of the time we do not notice anything of it. But if the intestinal flora is weakened that far, that the intestinal fungus can spread undisturbed, many problems arise at which conventional medicine still can not do much.
The fungus produces fusel alcohols, toxins and antigens, which put a lot of strain on the liver and the organism and cause a variety of ailments. Apart from that, the candida fungus destroys the mucous membranes of the small intestine, which in turn can lead to leaky gut, various food intolerances and histamine intolerance, because in the small intestine the Diamine Oxidase is produced, which is needed for the reduction of histamine.
If the small intestine is disturbed, this process does not work properly and you will get big problems with histamine-containing foods like beer, champagne, salami and tomatoes.
Since the fungus is quite difficult to prove in the stool, unfortunately, it means nothing at all if a stool test for Candida is negative. For more information, see: Candida albicans – an intestinal fungus that can lead to autoimmune diseases.
Gluten as a cause of Hashimoto?
Most people with an autoimmune disease usually have one thing in common and this is: bowel problems! Since most of our immune system sits in the intestine, it makes sense to look more closely at the gut.
Gluten (gluten protein) consists of glutenin and gliadin and is therefore a protein mixture, which is found in almost all cereals. When gluten is mixed with water, a very sticky and viscous mass is produced. This gluten-proofing is very popular among bakers because it offers many advantages when baking bread and rolls. It holds the dough together and makes it supple for subsequent processing. It also ensures a delicious, visual appearance of baked goods.
However, gluten is a single catastrophe for the human gut, as it binds to the small intestine wall and thus leads to immune disorders and intestinal complaints. Depending on the sensitivity, duration and amount of gluten added over the years, a so-called leaky gut may develop, in which the intestinal mucosa becomes permeable. In a leaky gut, proteins, bacteria, viruses and nutrients get into the blood stream and cause a great chaos throughout the body.
First and foremost, the immune system is experiencing major problems that can lead to food intolerance and autoimmune diseases. The immune reaction to gluten often leads to strong inflammatory processes in the intestine and to a continuous destruction of the intestinal villi.
Since the protein component gliadin is very similar to the thyroid tissue, the immune system not only attacks the gluten constituents floating in the blood, but also the healthy thyroid tissue.
After I reported my gluten problems to a friendly baker and confectioner, he surprised me with stunning and frightening numbers. According to his statement, 10 years ago 10% gluten was added to 1kg flour. But today the gluten is up to 50% !!! So I am not surprised that almost everyone I know suffers from intestinal complaints and food intolerances.
Basically everyone should abstain from gluten, but people with intestinal complaints, allergies, food intolerances and autoimmune diseases should definitely completely abstain from gluten
Forced iodination in Germany as a cause of Hashimoto?
An important aspect that is repeatedly discussed as a cause of this disease is, among other things, the forced iodination of almost all foods in Germany. Since 1993, foods have been widely and uncontrollably iodised in Germany (iodised salt, food iodination, iodinated food supplements, animal feed iodination). The very fact that Germany is the only country in the EU still forced to iodine should open our health ministers eyes.
You should ask the question why all other countries no longer iodinate and why such diseases as the Hashimoto occur more frequently in Germany. The thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 through the conversion of iodine. But if too much iodine is added, sooner or later a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland develops.
If one is already affected by Hashimoto, excessive iodine intake continues to fuel the autoimmune process, and over-production of thyroid hormones is a recurrent problem. Thus, constant fluctuations in the hormone levels cause the permanently different symptoms and also burden the adrenal glands, which sooner or later fail their service and can cause further problems.
HPU / KPU (hemopyrrollactamuria) as a cause for Hashimoto?
HPU is an acquired or genetically-induced metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to maintain and utilize zinc, vitamin B6, and manganese. The result is that the body is no longer able to detoxify and maintain the immune system due to the lack of zinc. This opens the doors to viruses, bacteria and parasites and loads the organism in an enormous way. In addition, zinc is heavily involved in digestion.
The pancreas needs very high amounts of zinc to do its job. Also the intestinal mucosa is dependent on adequate amounts of zinc. If not enough zinc is available, the intestinal mucosal barrier breaks down and the so-called Leaky Gut develops. Due to that, nutritional components can get into the bloodstream, which in turn leads to immune reactions. The immune system gets off the rails.
The HPU may be genetic, but is also often the cause of heavy metal contamination, which closes the circle and you can quickly see that heavy metals are usually the main cause of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Detailed information on the HPU / KPU can be found at: HPU / KPU – A metabolic disorder with fatal consequences
Nutrition: Sick intestine = sick person!
A healthy intestinal flora is invaluable for the well-being and immune system. About 70% of the body’s own defense cells are found in the intestine. These defense cells sit in the mucosa (intestinal mucosa) and produce the immune globulins necessary for defense, which the organism needs for its defense system in order to fend off potential attackers.
The bacterial diversity in the intestine is responsible for many and essential metabolic processes. Intestinal bacteria produce enzymes and vitamins such as vitamin B12, folic acid and vitamin K. Through the metabolites of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, the peristalsis (naturally intestinal movement) is stimulated. This results in a short intestinal transit time, which is important for rapid detoxification and excretion.
These intestinal bacteria ideally feed on fiber. Due to our one-sided and strongly sugary nutrition, the good intestinal dwellers have a hard time and are quickly pushed back by pathogenic germs. Dysbiosis develops. This often leads to a Candida infestation, leaky gut or even a small intestine miscolonization, which is accompanied by severe symptoms.
A leaky gut causes food intolerance, is overstraining the liver, triggering autoimmune diseases, and much more. Once you are in this spiral, it will be very difficult to get out again. Unfortunately, I have to experience this on my own right now.
Most sufferers try to get a grip on the problem if it is even recognized, but they see a radical change in nutrition far too late, as the only true therapeutic action. In my opinion, sugar and any grain must disappear from the meal plan and be replaced with fish, meat, fruits and vegetables to have a chance to heal the intestine at all.
Parasites, fungi and bacteria
Infections with parasites or fungi are much more common than most people think. Caressing a dog or eating unwashed vegetables can be enough to catch nematodes or tapeworms. About 90% of the world’s population is infected with at least one parasite genus. Parasites cause chronic immune reactions that attack healthy tissue and cause immune regulation to mutate.
The following symptoms are often observed in parasites:
- Leaky gut
- Digestive disorders
- Mucus in the stool
- Intestinal obstruction
- Acid indigestion
- Chronic fatigue and weakness
- Chronic inflammation
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain
- Weakened immune system
The known parasites and worms nowadays can be fought quite fast and easily. Any family doctor can prescribe a suitable worm remedy, but conventional medicine is struggling at diagnosing or is not interested in it. For this reason, sometimes you have to fight to get the appropriate worm remedy. I only got prescribed a suitable worm remedy from the third doctor, which I consulted with my problematic.
Stress makes you sick! No matter in what form!
Almost permanently, the human body has to regulate itself through controlled expansion and contraction. Depending on the situation, anxiety, fatigue or exertion, the muscles react with contractions. This function controls the emotional situation and prevents flooding of the organism with too many emotions and feelings. Too much flooding may cause panic and anxiety, or even cause physiological problems.
Symptoms like …
- Sleep disorders
- Chronic inflammation
- Exhaustive fatigue
- Chronic headache
… are often caused by constant, chronic tension. Mostly doctors only treat the symptoms with medication, so that the cause is not corrected. The tension of the patient continues to be driven and a difficult circuit is created.
Especially when you not only think about mental stress, but also consider that, for example, food intolerance can lead to chronic inflammation in the intestine. This usually leads to significantly higher levels of stress than the level of mental stress.
Basically, that’s what happened to me. After the intestine was stressed too much, massive stress has arisen. This overstrained the adrenal glands, resulting in adrenal fatigue. To keep the body energized, the thyroid gland needed to work overtime. As long as the thyroid gland was overloaded. It all depends on each other, but is treated only in isolation and thus can not lead to healing.
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