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So the question today is can Hashimoto’s be cured, or can Hashimoto’s go away? The answer is no. And again, I think if some of you have not seen me before, you’ve know that I have Hashimoto’s, have had it probably since I was like 21.
So, no, because what happens is, you know, when I first got into this there wasn’t a whole lot of understanding how to figure out whether personally even Hashimoto’s or not, the lab ranges were all over the place, there was no genetic testing, there was nothing like that.
And now you can test for genes, we have testing, we know what the lab, we’re getting closer and closer to knowing what the lab ranges are, to be able to definitively tell somebody they got Hashimoto’s.
And the reason is this, that is these, some of these tests can now tell us look, you have a genetic problem. You have a genetic problem, and at some point in time a polymorphism in your gene was turned on that says, It’s okay for my immune system to attack me.
So your immune system is an amazing, it’s like, the more I read about it, it’s like insanely crazy. It’s supposed to take care of toxins, it’s supposed to take care of, it’s supposed to make sure all your food is like processed properly.
It’s supposed to take care of bacteria’s, viruses. It’s supposed to take care of your candidiases, it’s supposed to kill everything, but it’s not supposed, and it’s supposed to do all that without attacking you.
If you really think about that it’s pretty wild, okay. And so there’s a fail-safe mechanism that allows the immune system to do that. Then there’s not. So what happens? I don’t think that the answer to what happens is actually completely known yet just taking, I probably take 60 hours of classes a year on this type of stuff.
And so I’m just saying that there’s an evolving understanding as to why it happens. What I think is known now is those of you who have developed Hashimoto’s usually there’s a familial connection.
My mother had thyroid, this was before anybody was talking about Hashimoto’s. She had her thyroid taken out. My aunt had her thyroid taken out. My grandmother had a goiter. I had an uncle who had Parkinson’s disease, and another uncle has MSM.
I mean, so it was all through my mother’s side of the family. So, we started to notice that earlier on that there was a genetic component, so we never knew that absolutely, for sure. And what happens is when you have that vulnerability, that genetic vulnerability, as you go through life and you get these triggers, surgeries, having a baby, overwhelming infections, injuries, severe injuries, several things of that nature, they all trigger an immune response.
And if you have the vulnerability and maybe you’re not taking care of yourself, then you’re leading a sedentary lifestyle, and you eat like crap, all these things add up to, at some point you get one of those triggers and it’s enough to change that fail-safe mechanism because you have the genetic propensity to develop an autoimmune problem, or specifically Hashimoto’s.
Once that gene is turned off to my understanding nobody has figured out how to turn that off. And so now that amazing immune system says, It’s okay to attack Dr. Rutherford, at least his thyroid and a few other things.
But, that’s how it works. So it is an as far as we know it right now, it’s an incurable disease. When everybody comes in here, if they decide to start care, my very first lecture is we have an autoimmune problem.
It’s not gonna be cured, we’re not trying to cure it, okay. What we’re trying to do, is to do like, you would know other autoimmune conditions to be treated like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, we’re trying to put you in remission with lifestyle nutraceutical dietary life, you know, changes that will overcome, reduce, in some cases eliminate triggers that continue to exacerbate your immune system and attack your thyroid.
But, you’re always going to have to manage the case. And I mean, I’m there, you know, I mean, I have to manage my life very carefully, so I can come in here and do my job, really, mainly. And so I can feel good, but I have to watch what I eat and I have to not over exercise, and I believe I get a lot of sleep.
And I do relaxation exercises, and just, you know, I don’t over exercise, think I just said that, there’s just a lot of things that you have to do, because to my knowledge, it’s not going away.
Well, is that gonna be permanent? Is somebody never gonna figure it out? I don’t know. I think probably somebody is gonna figure it out at some point in time. I don’t know if that’s gonna happen in my lifetime, but for right now, the answer to that is no.
It cannot be cured. Yes. It will always be there. So, that’s the answer to that question.