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Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Imagine the ability to reduce or cease taking medications for autoimmune thyroid diseases. Herbal medicines, alone or in combination with conventional medication, offer patients that option. Autoimmune diseases, which include hyperthyroidism or Grave’s disease, and hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disease, are characterized by humeral or cell-medicated immune responses in the body. There are autoimmune processes that seem to be precipitated by unique and complex interactions of causative factors. Examination of these factors can lead to a better understanding of these diseases. A systemic approach takes into account the main factors along with any other factors that might be sustaining insult to the thyroid gland or sustaining nutritional insult to the processes of building the thyroid or thyroid hormones. Exacerbating factors that could be present in someone’s life, such as lifestyle, environment and diet, have to be taken into consideration when creating a plan for someone with an autoimmune disease. This plan may include botanical adaptogens that can be used to support and improve thyroid function.

The white paper and webinar below examine both evidence-based and traditional approaches to using botanicals in various autoimmune thyroid diseases.

Webinar - Botanical Insights into Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Download webinar Recorded November 6, 2012. Presented by Dr. Mary Bove, ND.

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease is on the rise and a health concern for many women, men, and children in the US. The use of botanical medicines in the management of Hashimoto’s Hypothyroiditis and Graves’s Hyperthyroidism can be an effective option for many, offering both endocrine and immune system support. This webinar will cover botanical strategies for working with autoimmune thyroid disease, along with specific herbs and relevant clinical research. Herbs to be discussed include: Ashwagandha, Bladderwrack, Coleus, Kelp, Schisandra


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