Is Hashimoto’s an Autoimmune Disease?

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Okay so the question that generates today’s presentation is
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is hashimoto’s an autoimmune disease so i’ve been in this for so long i that twists my brain around to think
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that there’s anybody that doesn’t know that hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease at
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this point not to be an insult i i just i’m living in an alternative world i’m living in a world where
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all day long like probably 80 percent of my patients have automated thyroid disease so the answer is yes
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so hashimoto’s is an autoimmunity so here’s here’s how it works okay so
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i’ll give you my family okay if well that person asked that question they may not know i have hashimoto’s so i have
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hashimoto’s and um so i have a i have a mother who had her thyroid taken out i have an aunt who had
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her thyroid taken out i had a grandmother all on the same side who had
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uh a goiter like until she died at like 96 or 97
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years old so this was back in 50s 60s um and
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and uh and and really nobody’s talking about hashimoto’s back then i mean it was just like uh an afterthought in in
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in like somebody’s physiology book in medical school but nobody really thought anybody got it
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okay but the point is is you have to have the genetics first to get it um in a family where
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if your mom’s got it um the chances uh and she has two daughters to change there’s there’s
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strong probability one of them is going to get it today okay so you have to have the genetics
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to be turned on that’s autoimmunity in general whether it’s hashimoto’s whether it’s a rheumatoid arthritis whether it’s
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lupus you have to have the genetics then what has to happen is you have to be unfortunate enough to get
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at a point in your life where your physiology crashes or
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you have a trigger that is
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so significant that it overcomes the ability of your immune system to stop
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you from turning on that gene that will now cause you to have hashimoto’s and you can and and so you’re so the immune
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system gets triggered and it can either attack the thyroid tissue
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so it’s called thyroglobulin tissue there’s a test called an anti-thyroglobulin test or much much
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more commonly the peroxidase enzyme
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and the peroxidase enzyme is an enzyme that that takes um tyrosine meta
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thyroid hormone is t4 and t3 the t is tyrosine the four iodines
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so it takes this tyrosine and it mixes it with hydrogen peroxide and then it sucks these four iodines in
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and now you have t4 so this the thyroid peroxidase enzymes and the key player that makes your thyroid hormone that can
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get attacked so you can either attack the enzyme which is frankly way more common or you
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can attack the tissue or you can attack both i’ve you know i’d see it all i see all that happening
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and then once that happens that turns on your genetics and now your immune system has been
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given the the okay to attack you over and over and over again every time you trigger an attack
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so the initial triggers that started for me it was an overwhelming infection i had pneumonia and i was under an
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enormous amount of stress at the time so you put those two things together and i got the pneumonia and i wasn’t coming
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out of it and then then as time went on i started to look things up and find people who knew about
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this and came to ultimately just go right hashimoto’s and a couple of other things
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um it could be a it can be that it can be a surgery it can be an injury if you get a if you get like you know
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i’m a chiropractor so i did chiropractic for a long time before i got into functional medicine so i saw lots of car
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accidents a lot of whiplashes a lot of disc problems that will create a massive
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uh cortisol storm an inflammatory hormone that comes out at your adrenal glands and
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and uh that’ll set it off stress will set it off injuries will set it off having a baby will set it off
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uh i was pregnant my second child i had the baby and nothing was ever saying again next
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you know i had constipation put on weight my hair was falling out i can’t lose any fatigue
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dry skin heart palpitations and so on and so forth those are the big ones surgeries i’ll do
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it surgery can set it off because when you have surgery not unlike when you have an injury um your body knows you’re
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getting cut into and your body’s going like ah and it’s putting out all the stress hormones and then those stress
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hormones can can trigger off so those are like the triggers that’ll trigger
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the person that has the genetic propensity to develop it now if you can have the gene to develop it never
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develop it if none of this happens okay so this is all to the answer of is it is this autoimmune
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and then and then the other thing is once you get it then there’s now for autoimmune thyroid disease um i think i
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have a video online that says the 39 different triggers for autoimmune thyroid disease and i think
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right now we’re up to 41 or 42. um and so so those triggers can be chemical
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triggers those triggers can be dietary triggers those triggers can be lifestyle triggers they can be pathogenic triggers
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you’ve heard of people go oh i’ve seen virus causes that lyme disease causes it you’ve heard him say don’t eat gluten or
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you’ve heard him say don’t eat uh nightshades or are you or it’s sugar just blood sugar
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problems can can set it off so all like diabetes and even even hypoglycemia even low blood sugar swings and stuff all of
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these things can trigger so once those major triggers have triggered the genetics
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to tell your immune system to attack your thyroid as a foreign object then all these other triggers can keep
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perpetuating it and then that’s what makes you feel miserable and then you have to get all those other
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triggers under control to get out of it to calm everything down and to be able to walk around feeling
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like a normal human being again so yes yes hashimoto’s is i it’s it’s it’s that’s what it is it is

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