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Diversity and hashimoto’s. Now this is a big topic and I’m continually reminded to try to keep these things to six minutes or less or I’ll lose your attention, so we’ll, see so uh, so micro microbiome diversity.
It should be the the title of this maybe, but it really is dietary diversity in the end, basically, what is being found is they’ve, been doing projects on the microbiome, since i think about 2007. So what is the microbiome? It’s like three to five pounds of bad back of not bad.
I’m. Sorry, it’s about three to five pounds of bacteria. In your gut, there should be a bacterial balance in your gut between good and bad, and what is being found out is it should be it’s, probably going to be a little different with each person as to what that balance is um and, And sometimes you’ll, take a probiotic and and and and that will bring your good balance up to where it should be.
You feel wonderful life is good, probiotics are the greatest thing on earth and other people take a probiotic and it blows up in their face. They start getting gas bloating, diarrhea and and depression and all kinds of other things.
It has a lot to do with that. Microbiome and the microbiome is, is the head scratcher for most of you, because, first of all, most of you, don’t, really understand what uh the completely about the microbiome.
I don’t think because the research is evolving and coming out literally like every couple of months and dietary diversity is, is really more um. The subject, because diet, lack of dietary diversity causes your microbiome to not have the proper bacterial imbalance.
So your microbiome has a lot to do with everything, not just how your bowels perform. It has a lot to do with your mood. It has a lot to do with blood sugar. It has a lot to do with with um. If you, if you get gas, if you get bloating, it has a lot to do with uh inflammation.
On the inside of your gut uh, i mean i, i there’s, an entire chart. It’s like you can’t, even read all the things that the microbiome has a positive or negative effect on so so so the point of this is um right now, most people with hashimoto’s kind of know.
The diet’s important and it started off with the uh 4r thing, remove, replace you know and re-inoculate. So everybody’s, doing the leaky gut thing and and then some people were having good help with it other people.
Frankly, more than not, eventually it didn’t work for uh, not for a long period of time and and there’s been a lot of research going on as to as to why that is, and it’s. Coming down to this, it really is coming down to this diversity in this microbiome.
So what’s? Diversity, diversity is, is, if you’re, like the average american you eat like the same eight or six or four or three vegetables, all the time. Okay, for those of you eat vegetables, so so, and and diversity means that there should be a a much wider variety of vegetables that we eat over a long period of time, what they’ve, what they’ve found now in hashimoto’s is, is that the gut microbial diversity and microbiome in the hashimoto’s? Patient is completely different from people who don ‘
T have hashimoto’s, so there’s, going to be a lot of research on what the mechanisms are of that and that’s all going to be fine, and that might give us some more stuff. We really what we really need to know is that people who have hashimoto’s have a bad microbiome.
This bad microbiome um is a lot. It has to do with the lack of diversity in your diet, mainly of vegetables, okay and and it, and it also – and it also has a lot to do with why you can ‘ T figure out your your diet now with that, because what they have found is in this bad microbiome that the hashimoto’s.
Patient has that’s, so unique to them is that they have a lot more bacteria and a lot more of those bacteria, bad. So for those of you who’ve heard of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, this is a big part of that.
In fact, other studies have shown that most people who have hashimoto’s have some sort of a combination of small intestinal bacterial growth and poor microbiome diversity and something else called oral tolerance problems without getting into oral tolerance problems.
This is the people who come into my office and go. I’m down to like five foods. If i eat anything else, i get gas, i get bloating. I get indigestion diaper yeah, so so you’re, losing the number of foods that you’re eating because you, you’re, either having sensitivities to them and tolerances to them, and that’s a whole nother That’s, a whole other presentation.
So so, if it sounds a little complex it is it’s, because if you’re trying to figure out so so, if you have gas bloating diarrhea, you eat starches, sugars, stuff, like that, you have that you take probiotics.
You have that you probably have this and you get you take probiotics and you blow up you get gas, you get bloating, you get distension in your stomach. You get stinky gas, you get not stinky. All this stuff comes from from from this, and this combination is no small thing, because, because you have bad bacteria, some of the vegetables are going to be feeding the bad bacteria.
Some of the uh, a lot of the foods are, are going to give you. What are called oral tolerance problems? You’re, just your your gut’s, not tolerating, because your gut’s, bad, maybe from the bacteria, maybe from the hashimoto’s, damaging the ability of your stomach to break down foods and stuff, and and These types of things and you’re, trying to figure out what your diet should be.
You’re like okay, i’m, like i’m, going to do the fodmap diet or i’m. Going to do the autoimmune, paleo diet, i’m, going to do the whole 30 diet or whatever it is. Okay and all of those diets probably are okay for people who don’t have any of this, and, and so so, these things are the this.
This dietary diversity is huge, and and and just to give you just quick – a quick quick example at a seminar that i went to on on hashimoto’s in a presentation on this. There was a study done. They took the microbiomes of everybody on earth every everyone.
I say everybody on earth, not everyone every they had to take a representative, um biopsy. If you will of the microbiomes of each country on earth and each one of them had kind of a characteristic microbiome, then they did um indigenous tribes, one indigenous tribe, i can’t.
Remember the neighborhood starts with an h, but that one indigenous tribe ate over 600 vegetables a year because they were like nomadic and they just went around and they just they just ate whatever they could find.
That was, their life was running around trying to find stuff to eat and and they had the best microbiome on planet earth like by far and i’ll bet you can guess who had the worst and if you can’t. It was the united states of america, and so and and who’s sick, you know and who’s.
Sick uh, the united states of america, is, is becoming one of the sickest places on earth with all these autoimmunities and – and this is during the time of covet, i’m, not even talking about that. Okay, so so.
This microbiome is a big issue and dietary diversity. The problem with dietary touristy is because one of the biggest dietary mistakes that people make when they start changing their diet and restricting their diets is that they lose microbiome diversity.
So so they know they have some sensitivities. They get off of gluten, they get off the eggs, they have some other sensitivities. Now they eat these five foods. Now they start to become sensitive to these five foods because they have this because they have this microbiome diversity that is not being properly addressed by eating.
Maybe 10 or 20 different vegetables over a period of two weeks. So this is actually a very big deal and i don’t know if i’m presenting it as well as i’d like to, but but but if you have hashimoto’s, the chances of you Having sibo or or poor dietary diversity, causing a bad microbiome or both it’s, probably about 50 to have both and you’re gonna have one or the other.
I’m just telling you you’re going to have it. We rarely rarely just start with a flatline autoimmune, paleo diet on people, which is probably the best diet for autoimmunity okay, but we give them the diet and the next thing they blow up.
They get gas bloating and we know that they have sibo if or they co or the patient comes in here goes. I can only eat four foods in like two months. I’m gonna be down, or if you’re, the person that’s, eating the nutty meat, only diet and say well, but it makes me feel better.
It does make you feel better because you’re, not eating any things that are blowing you up, but it’s, also destroying your entire digestive tract so, and we can talk about that at another time, so um.
So this is the so this is the dietary diversity the takeaway from this is, if you are not, the oral tolerance person who can’t eat a lot of vegetables because they blow you up there’s. One of the nuances that i guess that people call me for right, then you can.
Then you should start. You should start dripping in um, a wide variety of vegetables. You should you should you should try to eat like four or five or six or ten different vegetables each week. I know it sounds like a pain and there are websites on online that’ll.
Tell you how to do it, um and uh, and and it’s, not that hard you go out. You buy just tons of stuff yeah. You just buy this whole bunch of different vegetables. You put them in a food processor. You grind them down until there’s until they’re like ground down to nothing, you put them in different bowls, and you just you just eat a little bit of it each day.
Now it’s more complex than that, because i don’t want to take 20 minutes here, okay, but uh, but and so you can eat your normal meals without having to cook a lot of vegetables. You can just you can just take little bits and pieces of this.
You just need to introduce a variety of different vegetables. You can look up, you can look up oral tolerance, you can look up, mucosal tolerance, you can look up, veggie mash! You can look up. Microbiome management by food diversity and there’ll, be things online.
That’ll kind of walk you through how to do that. But it’s a big deal, and it is specifically specifically the worst in people who have hashimoto’s. So this was really relative to your hashimoto’s, and if you’re, the person who flares up.
If your opponent is getting the tenderness here and it comes it goes you get a goiter it comes. It goes your heartbeat is coming to go. This is one of the triggers that’s, causing that this is what it is.
Your bad microbiome is one of the triggers that’s, causing that uh those flares so that’s. One of the triggers that we look for when a person comes in here, so dietary diversity and hashimoto’s. It’s, a complex subject.
I hope that i gave you enough of the meat of it, so that, if you want any more of the bits and pieces it’ll encourage you to look up some of this. Some of the specifics on it: okay, that’s; it