#137 Causes of Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism – with Chloe Turner

#137 Causes of Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism - with Chloe Turner

The Holistic Nutritionists Podcast


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When we're looking at autoimmune diseases, we're looking for the way the body is responding to itself, so its own antigens. Our body normally responds to things outside of us and if you get a bacteria, your immune system tries to react to it. But it's your body actually reacting to itself. An overactive immune system. And it's reacting when it's not meant to be reacting. It's kind of similar to allergies. That's why when people have allergies I also look at autoimmunity as almost concurrent conditions all the time. Autoimmune, especially when it comes to Hashimoto's, your thyroid is attacking itself. There's generally inflammation in the thyroid. You can have Hypothyroidism without having inflammation. You can just have not enough hormones because you don't have the right nutrients. When someone has Hashimoto's, and I've seen this a lot recently, your thyroid actually looks overactive, but they've got all the symptoms of underactive thyroid, and when they look at antibodies, they have the antibodies for Hashimoto's. So yes, you can have an overactive thyroid and look like an overactive thyroid, and you can have symptoms of an underactive thyroid, and that is such classic Hashimoto's.



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Natalie K. Douglas | Thyroid, Gut & Hormone Healer

Natalie K. Douglas | Thyroid, Gut & Hormone Healer

Natalie K. Douglas ("Nat") is a Holistic Dietitian and Nutritionist dedicated to Thyroid, gut and hormone healing.

Nat shows stressed, burnt out, overwhelmed women how to value their worth again, change their mindset habits, prioritize healing, and reclaim their vitality. Guaranteed.

Her clients say she’s the right girl to see if you’ve tried the conventional approach and nothing has worked.


Chloe Turner | Naturopath

Chloe Turner | Naturopath

Chloé is a Naturopath with 10 years experience working in the health industry. All consults are currently online.

With a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, Chloe’s aim is to assist her patients in their journey managing their health using food, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation and supporting sustainable lifestyle changes.

Chloé is currently completing a Masters Degree in Biomedical Science, with a strong belief that joining the forces of traditional healing practices with evidence based medicine will lead to superior health outcomes.


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