Guest: Jen Wittman
I could not imagine.
But the unfortunate reality is that this happens all the time.
One doctors says it’s this. The other says it’s that. The next says it’s nothing. That all of your test markers are in the “normal range”.
Yet the symptoms keep piling up, making life — your relationships, work, family life, etc. — a daily ordeal that never seems to get better.
For Jen Wittman, it took 3 years and 13 doctors to finally uncover that her daily miseries were the work of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune attack on her thyroid.
While many of us may have accepted the opinion of the first doc we encountered, Jen took the road less traveled. She would not quit until she got to the bottom of it.
On this episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Jen shares the remarkably inspiring story of how she healed her Hashimoto’s naturally.
But we don’t spend our time talking about test scores and antibodies. Those topics have been covered almost ad nauseam on previous episodes and, of course, The Thyroid Sessions.
Instead, Jen and I discussed “the mindset” of healing, not only from Hashimoto’s but any chronic health condition requiring the support and understanding of others, as well as being fully onboard with loving and caring for yourself.
The Thyroid Sessions are changing the world!
As of this writing, a whopping 105.5K people have registered to attend the event and over 2000 comments have been posted on the presentation pages.
Many of those comments have been questions for our experts.
To ensure that you get the answers you’re looking for, I’m hosting 3 LIVE Q&A sessions on the UW podcast. The first session went down last Thursday, when Reed Davis, Ben Greenfield, Christa Orecchio, and Andrea Nakayama joined me for the hour.
Here’s what our callers asked and our experts answered:
3:38 – My TSH is normal but my antibodies are sky high. AND I have nodules. What should I do?
8:32 – I’m extremely gluten sensitive. Can gluten antibodies attack the thyroid enough to cause nodules? And what kind of dietary modifications should I make if I’ve had my thyroid removed?
12:50 – I have Graves’ disease and have had my thyroid irradiated. But I’m still experiencing weight gain and mood symptoms. What can I do?
20:09 – I have major digestive problems and have gone gluten-free. My thyroid scores are abnormal. I was told to investigate my gut, liver, and possible LPS toxicity. And thoughts?
23:24 – I have alopecia, an autoimmune disorder. Is there a connection to thyroid problems?
25:55 – Is there any connection between the MTHFR genetic mutation and Hashimoto’s?
28:07 – I am hypothyroid and gluten sensitive and have been diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. What can I do to go deeper? Should I try juicing or colon cleansing? I’d like to put the antibodies in remission.
The game is about to change.
Far too many men and women with obvious signs and symptoms of thyroid problems are not getting the help they need from their doctors.
At last count, an estimated 30 million people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a thyroid disorder — only half have been properly diagnosed. Even less are receiving proper treatment.
They’re getting the wrong tests.
No one is checking them for antibodies.
Their medications contain ingredients and fillers that trigger their symptoms!
This is a shame.
So, we can either wait for our medical practitioners to get caught up with the latest thyroid research, or we can just do it ourselves.
We can become the experts on our own thyroids.