Popular Nutrient Deficits

When undertaking therapy for Hashimoto’s, ensure that you are not depleted of the major nutrients especially vitamins and minerals. In some of the conditions, including intestinal permeability, intoxication, hypothyroidism and adrenal stress you become vulnerable to malnutrition. What occurs is that the toxin or disease overshadows or displaces the nutrient leading to depletion.

It is recommended that nutrients come from the diet, especially nutrient sufficient organic foods alongside supplements if needed. Supplements may be needed if there is some difficulty in digesting and obtaining nutrients from food due to digestive complications, low presence of food or intestinal permeability. The following nutrients are especially required in high doses: vitamin D, selenium, all the vitamin B sets, ferritin, magnesium and zinc.

Food as Medicine

Common issues handled by Dr. Alessio Fassano are intestinalpermeability, triggers and genes. If you successfully treat intestinal permeability, much of the symptoms can be subdued. Aloes, dietary recommendation like avoiding gluten-rich foods can lead to full recovery.

In comparison to Celiac disease, gluten was a cause of Hashimoto and can as well leas to intestinal permeability.

Food allergies are also a major cause. Some of the people are variably sensitive to some foods compared to other people.

Intestinal Permeability

Although they don’t happen to all, symptoms of intestinal permeability include irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, abdominal pain and acid reflux. These symptoms indicate parts of the body which malfunction.

Some triggers, like the Epstein-Barr virus cannot be done away with, and the only viable option is to treat intestinal permeability. Leaky gut is identified by Dr. Fassano and if treated, autoimmunity is also easily eradicated healing most of the symptoms.

Our intestines provide great mechanisms in shielding out internal organs from contamination with wastes. However, sometimes the gut may develop holes which allow seepage. This confuses the immune system and can produce antibodies against the host’s body. This is referred to as“leaky gut” or intestinal permeability.


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