Dr. M de Klerk
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis affects one in every 6 women. This condition can only be effectively
addressed by treating the patient as a whole.
There are many “triggers” that can activate this auto immune disease and finding those triggers can
be the solution to resolving it too. It is not always easy or totally clear what the triggers are, and, in
that case, the whole body’s health needs to be taken in consideration.
The 4 supportive steps that needs to be followed, as the starting point for all Hashimoto’s patients to
begin the healing journey, is as follows:
Step #1- Removal of trigger foods- some foods will contribute to activating your immune response
on a daily basis, eventually ending up in an overwrought state of auto immunity. Removal of these
foods are essential.
Step #2- Adding healing foods- these foods will help heal your body, i.e., “food acting as medicine.”
Step #3- Reducing toxin exposure- Living a cleaner life sounds like a huge endeavor but is much
easier than you think. “Giving your body a break” will tip the scales towards healing.
Step #4- Supporting your detoxification pathways- Removing the accumulated toxic burden as well
as toxins from daily living is vital for a functioning body.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a journey, but invariably, can be improved.
Dr. Marike de Klerk