In the memory of Dr. Rose

Dr. Noel Rose died on 30 July, at home in Brookline, Massachusetts, at age of 92. Anyone who is in some way involved with autoimmunity knows Dr. Rose, the father of autoimmunity. He came with the idea that the body can launch an immune response against its own tissues and organs with which established an […]

Bacteria can trigger Hashimoto thyroiditis

The important relation between bacteria and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Although the complete elucidation about the causes of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Autoimmune thyroiditis remains uncertain, studies have suggested that this pathology can be triggered by multiple factors resulting from a person’s genetic predisposition, combined with environmental factors. Among the environmental factors, we can highlight infections caused by […]

The immune system plays an important role in decision making preferences

  Among the variables that impact the risks and costs associated with waiting for later rewards is the internal, physical condition of the body. When healthy, we are less in need of immediate resources to manage a metabolically costly response to infection, injury, or disease. We are more likely to survive into the future to […]

Removing tonsils and an increased risk of autoimmune disease

123                               Tonsils play an important role in our immune system. Tonsils are a pair of lymphoid tissues located at the rear of the throat and function as the first defence against bacteria and virus. The underlying component of B cells […]

Childhood adversity impacts adult health

                    Children who experience chronic stressors are vulnerable to emotional and physical health problems during their entire life. An adverse early life environment can induce changes on behavioural and metabolic responses later in life. Childhood adversity has been linked to elevated rates of morbidity and mortality […]

Keep goiter from getting any bigger by Hashimoto’s

                            This is Shelley’s question: ‘I’ve been taking Synthroid for 2 years, and my goitre has grown larger anyways. Will I need surgery or are there other things to try to keep my goiter from getting any bigger? I feel like I’m […]

Soy and Hashimoto thyroiditis

Should SOY be avoided altogether in Hashimoto’s? There are four reasons why you should avoid soy: The problem with eating any food that you have an allergy or are sensitive to is that this will result in inflammation and interfere with the healing process. Most of the soy is genetically modified. Genetically modified soybeans contain […]

Adrenal glands and Hashimoto’s

  Adrenal Glands The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and weigh just 5 grams each. But per gram of tissue the adrenals have one of the highest rates of blood flow and the highest concentration of vitamin C. There are two parts of the adrenal gland: cortex and medulla. The cortex produces […]

Cold sensitivity and environmental sensitivity by Hashimoto thyroiditis

  In humans, body temperature is controlled by the thermoregulatory centre in the hypothalamus. Thyroid is controlling metabolic heat production. This process is called thermogenesis. Thyroid is playing a role of a thermostat, keeping constant temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, which is essential the processes in our body. When healthy, the thyroid dynamically reacts to […]

Weight loss, exercise and Hashimoto thyroiditis

  To provide you with an accurate advice for weight management, we need to know what causes your weight gain on first place, Arlana and Lisa. This may differ not just per person but also per period of your life (period of hormonal changes: pregnancy, (pre)menopause), development stage of Hashimoto’s (early stages more often changes […]