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THIS is the #1 Cause of Thyroid Disease

Written by: Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur, Naturopathic Doctor Did you know that the #1 cause of thyroid disease is Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Hashimoto's thyroiditis is considered an auto-immune disease (meaning that the immune system goes rogue and starts to attack the body instead of foreign invaders). In the case of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the immune system starts to attack the thyroid gland causing it to start to fail.   Common symptoms of Hashimoto's include: Fatigue and low energy Constipation Unexplained weight gain Cold intolerance or always feeling cold Muscle aches and stiffness Depression   Testing for Hashimoto's The sad reality is that few doctors are testing their patients to check if they have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Part of the reason is that whether you test positive or not, the standard treatment for a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroid) is...