Cordyceps and Hashimoto’s Disease

Cordyceps Hashimoto's Disease

The Therapeutic Effect of Cordyceps on Hashimomoto’s Disease and Graves’ Disease

In 2016, a clinical trial was conducted in China that aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of cordyceps on Hashimoto’s disease and Graves’ disease.

The research paper was entitled, “Dual-Directional Effects of Corbrin Capsule on Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases” and was published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Let’s find out what this research paper showed if cordyceps could help Hashimoto’s disease and Graves’ disease.

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Optimal Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Levels

Hashimoto's Disease

One of the most common questions I get is, “What are optimal Hashimoto’s thyroiditis antibody levels?” For years, many patients and clinicians have been chasing thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and anti-thyroglobulin (TG) antibody levels in an attempt to get them as low as possible or even undectable as a measure of success.  This can leave many people frustrated and stressed about their condition.  Some individuals feel that these levels should become undetectable in order to consider the condition in complete remission.  But is this entirely true or necessary?

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Dr. David Brady Interview

Dr. David Brady

In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interviewed Dr. David Brady about the new GI-MAP stool test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory.  We discussed many topics including autoimmune disease, stool testing, stealth infections, gut infections, the gut microbiome and much more.  This is the stool test I use in my practice to identify bacterial dysbiosis, viruses, parasites, yeast, and overall digestive health.

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Shannon Garrett Hashimoto’s Disease Interview

Shannon Garrett

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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Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview


In this podcast episode I interview Dana Trentini, the founder of the well-known Hypothyroid Mom blog.  I really enjoyed our talk, in particular discussing thyroid issues with someone who is so passionate about thyroid health.

Dana Trentini created the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom. Dana launched her blog on October 1st, 2012, in memory of the unborn baby she lost due to hypothyroidism. She set out on a mission to learn all she could about hypothyroidism and to share her discoveries with people around the globe. Dana has since been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic.

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The Gut Thyroid Connection


The gut-thyroid connection is one of the most important and overlooked aspects of healthy thyroid function.  Did you know that many diseases can be traced to a breakdown in the gastrointestinal tract?  70 percent of your immune system resides in this area – your gut, and the GI tract has many important functions for your health including digestion, nutrient absorption, elimination, detoxification, hormone metabolism and energy production.  99% of the neurotransmitters in your body are actually created in the intestine (part of your GI tract), and every brain chemical known as a neurotransmitter is found there. This means the GI tract, or gut, plays a very important role in achieving optimal thyroid health. Read more

Gluten and Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto's Disease

Understanding the importance of gluten and Hashimoto’s disease may be the key factor in healing your thyroid.

The Link Between Gluten and Hashimoto’s Disease

Has your doctor talked to you about the link between gluten and Hashimoto’s Disease? Hashimoto’s Disease is an autoimmune condition that causes 90% of all cases of hypothyroidism. Gluten is a combination of proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt and many others. Ongoing scientific research indicates that there is a dangerous link between eating foods that contain gluten and Hashimoto’s disease.

The hard truth is that gluten and Hashimoto’s Disease are a destructive combination. If you have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, you need to completely avoid gluten to avoid triggering autoimmune attacks on your thyroid gland.  However, you may not have to avoid gluten forever but this depend on a number of factors. Read more

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease Thyroid Nation Radio Interview

Thyroid Nation Dr. Hedberg Interview Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism

I was recently interviewed by Diana Bowman on Thyroid Nation in a discussion about Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism

Diana : Hi everybody! Welcome to the third week, episode three, of Thyroid Nation Radio Talk Show Live and Podcast. I’m Diana Bowman, founder of

Tiffany: And I’m Tiffany Mladinich of

Diana: Also known as Diana and Tiffany, bringing you the voices of thyroid advocates, clinicians, bloggers and thyroid thrivers everywhere. In just a few minutes, we’ll be talking live with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg . I know that, I for one, am really excited. We’ve had kind of a working relationship, Dr. Hedberg and I, over the last, I don’t know, seven or eight months. I have lots of articles of his on my site, which are fabulous. Tiffany, I’m excited. Are you excited? Read more

Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism Radio Interview


I was recently interviewed by The Natural Nurse – Dr. Ellen Kamhi discussing Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism on the Progressive Radio Network.  This was one of my favorite interviews and I really enjoyed talking to Dr. Kamhi.

Here is a list of the topics we discussed during the interview:

  1. What got you started in working with patients who have thyroid disorders?
  2. Why do so many people suffer from a thyroid problem?
  3. What are the most common causes of thyroid disorders?
  4. What tests should patients ask for from their doctors to uncover the underlying causes of their thyroid problem?
  5. There are many types of thyroid medication, what are the best choices available today?
  6. Is iodine a safe and effective supplement for those with Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism?
  7. When is a gluten-free diet the best option for someone with a thyroid problem?
  8. Can you tell us why vitamin D may not be the best option?
  9. If you have an underlying infection that is driving your Hashimoto’s disease, what are the best treatment options?
  10. What is the best diet for someone with a thyroid disorder?
  11. Do people need to worry about goitrogens in foods?
  12. Please tell us more about leaky gut syndrome and some strategies to heal the digestive system.
  13. How does hormone replacement affect thyroid function?
  14. How does stress and the adrenal glands affect thyroid function?
  15. What are some of the most effective supplements for someone with Hashimoto’s disease?

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves’ Disease Podcast

Hashimoto's Disease

In this interview I discuss Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves’ Disease with Linda Lizotte.

Linda: This Linda Lizotte, I’m the co-founder of Designs for Health, nutritionist and I’m happy to interview Dr. Nikolas Hedberg tonight. Let me tell you a little bit more about his background. Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, he’s a D.C., D.A.B.C.I. He’s a board certified chiropractic internist by the American Board of Chiropractic Internist. His practice is in Asheville, North Carolina where he focuses on autoimmune thyroiditis. Read more