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    Is there anything that needs to be considered when trying to heal metabolism in someone with Hashimoto’s who has been on some sort of thyroid replacement for 15+ years.

    Matt Stone

    I don’t think so. Obviously there is a consensus about gluten being bad for those with autoimmune disease, but even that should be re-considered when foods that contain it are the most palatable and calorie-dense.


    Thank you @Matt Stone! I really appreciate your reply.

    Going gluten-free never helped me much at all and it eventually led me down the dark and ugly path of GAPS and AIP.

    I was thinking about thyroid meds and whether they can be a tool or a crutch during this process. For example – if someone has low temps and their blood work and symptoms all say hypo, would it be wise to up the thyroid meds? And, if a larger dose of thyroid meds did result in better temps, would that be a move in the right direction or an “artificial” response to the medication? Keep in mind we’re talking about a thyroid that an ultrasound has shown to be pretty atrophied (thanks synthroid!)

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