Healing Hashimoto’s and Alopecia with Jill Grunewald

Healing Hashimoto’s and Alopecia with Jill Grunewald
In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interview Jill Grunewald on the best foods for healing Hashimoto’s disease and Alopecia.  Jill has an excellent cookbook called the Essential Thyroid Cookbook with many excellent recipes to help you heal.  We talked about all the various dietary approaches out there for autoimmune disease including their pitfalls and how to get around feeling worse.  We also discussed the autoimmune paleo diet, ketogenic diet, low-carbohydrate diets, ferritin, and hypothyroidism.  And we even got into the controversial topics of iodine, goitrogens, and vegan and vegetarian diets.  I really appreciate Jill’s common sense approach to these topics so this is one interview you definitely don’t want to miss.

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Best Diet for Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto's Disease

What is the Best Diet for Hashimoto’s disease?

Does a low-carbohydrate diet work best for Hashimoto’s disease? What about a gluten-free diet?  There are a number of diets out there claiming to be the best for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis but as with any condition, there is no single best diet for everyone.  I’ll cover two research papers that look into two specific diets for Hashimoto’s disease.

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Shannon Garrett Hashimoto’s Disease Interview

Shannon Garrett Hashimoto’s Disease Interview

In this interview on The Dr. Hedberg Show, I had a great time talking to Shannon Garrett about Hashimoto’s disease.

We started by talking about Shannon’s personal journey with Hashimoto’s disease.  And then we got into how stress triggers Hashimoto’s disease as well as emotions and early adverse life events in childhood and how they connect to autoimmune disease as an adult.

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Does the Autoimmune Paleo Diet Work?

Does the Autoimmune Paleo Diet Work?

The autoimmune paleo diet (AIP) also known as the autoimmune protocol diet is an extremely popular diet these days for autoimmune disease but there has never been any studies done to evaluate if it actually works.  Although testimonials should be taken into account, and there are many all over the internet,  the ultimate test for validity is a clinical trial.

As of August 29th, 2017, we now have a study that looked at this diet and how effective it was for autoimmune disease.  The paper is entitled, “Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”  Dr. Konijeti is the lead author and it was published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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