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Diagnosing Graves’ Disease: A Complex and Controversial Perspective

Graves’ disease is a complicated and often controversial condition to diagnose. This article explores the complexities of diagnosing Graves’ disease, the overlap with Hashimoto’s disease, and the challenges faced in distinguishing between the two. A blend of professional experience and an understanding of the current state of autoimmune thyroid disease diagnosis are brought together to provide insights into this multifaceted issue.

The Impact of Blood Sugar Spikes on Hashimoto’s

Discover how blood sugar fluctuations play a crucial role in the development and management of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Learn about the effects of dysglycemia on cortisol levels, inflammation, and immune responses. Explore the significance of blood sugar control and its influence on Hashimoto’s symptoms and overall thyroid health.

Will an Antibiotic Fix SIBO?

Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat SIBO, but will they really fix the problem?

What Causes SIBO?

SIBO is a condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms, from bloating and abdominal pain to diarrhea and constipation. SIBO occurs when there is an abnormal increase in the number or type of bacteria in the small intestine, which can interfere with the digestive process and lead to a variety of health problems.

Can a Concussion Cause Hashimoto’s?

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit or call us at 775-329-4402. So today’s topic is can a concussion cause Hashimoto’s? So the answer to that is it can trigger Hashimoto’s. So Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease. People who are looking at this probably already know what Hashimoto’s […]

Hashimoto’s and Exercise Intolerance

People with Hashimoto’s often experience symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and sensitivity to cold. They may also have difficulty losing weight, even with regular exercise and a healthy diet. This is because the thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism, and when it is not functioning properly, it can lead to a slowdown in the body’s ability to burn calories.

Are My Supplements Working?

Are My Supplements Working? I work in a field in which we use diet, lifestyle and a variety of different supplementations from herbs and botanicals to nutraceuticals, to vitamins, to minerals, and so on and so forth, combined with diets.

Hashimoto’s and COVID

Today we’re going to talk about Hashimoto’s and COVID. So, we’re going to take this from the perspective of what I’m observing, not from “I’m the expert of the universe”

Glyphosates and Hashimoto’s

Note: The text below is a transcription from the video above. Although the transcription is largely accurate, in some cases it is incomplete or inaccurate due to inaudible passages or transcription errors. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rutherford please visit or call us at 775-329-4402. Okay, so I’ve just […]

Does Hashimoto’s Cause Insomnia?

Does Hashimoto’s cause insomnia? Oh, yeah. We have a questionnaire that we have people fill out to 289 questions, one of the sections is on hyperthyroid symptoms.