Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's thryroiditis.
An overactive thyroid with excess hormone production. Causes include Graves' disease, a toxic nodule, iodine intake, thyroiditis, auto-immune disease (such as Hashimoto's thryroiditis), pregnancy, chronic stress and pituitary disorders.
Hyperthyroidism can have multiple causes. However, two factors appear to play a major role in most patients:
- Chronic stress, causing the thyroid to increase activity.
- Food intolerances, particularly to gluten.
Avoid concentrated sources of iodine, such as algae. Avoid stimulants, such as coffee, energy drinks and black tea. Avoid simple sugars, such as white and brown sugar, honey and maple syrup. Avoid soft drinks.
- DC 22 or DC 37
- DC 41
- DC 46
- In cases of hyperthyroidism, it is recommended that you check for food intolerances (see our article on Food Allergies).