Izabella Wentz, The Thyroid Pharmacist, writes a fascinating blog that explores causes of autoimmune thyroid diseases. In her latest blog, she points out that the problem scientists have in uncovering underlying causes of autoimmunity is that they are looking for one cause when there may be many infections that are co-creating a symptom complex and disease state. This was recently shown in Crohn’s disease and that scientists have found a strong correlation between bacteria and fungus that function synergistically in the gut biofilm to cause gut inflammation and the resulting ulcerations.
“…scientists have yet to say that Hashimoto’s is caused by an infection, because they’re looking for “ONE” single infection in every person with Hashimoto’s. But it’s not a black and white thing. The view that for a infection to be at the root cause means that every person with the disease should have the infection, and that every person without the disease will be free of this infection is too simplistic.
Numerous infectious pathogens can have similar protein sequences to the thyroid gland, numerous infections have the ability to infect the thyroid gland, and many types of infections can cause leaky gut.“
…and patient experience here has, over the years (and in Dr. Brown’s experience) demonstrated a very similar pattern with rheumatic disease.
Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
Current Supps: Curcumin, Bovine Colostrum, ALA. NAC, Milk Thistle, Super Liquid Folate/B12/B-Complex, Probiotics, Vit D3
Supportive Measures: IV Myer's Cocktails, IV Glutathione, FIR Sauna, Gluten-free diet, Gym.
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