Hi Diane,
Nice post. I too have Hashimotos. I was dignosed with hypothyroidism quite a while back, but just a few months ago the diagnosis for Hashimotos was given. I also have a couple of small nodules on my thyroid revealed by an ultra sound test. Sadly, instead of getting the help I needed, regular doctors just put me on anti-depressants, sleeping pills, and anti-anxiety drugs, all of which made things much worse. I haven’t taken any medication for Hashimotos at all, thinking I could figure out the under-lying cause and it would go away. Needless to say, I’ve been walking around with Hashimotos for a really long time now, and it’s a very, very miserable existence Frown I started on a traditional gluten free diet a while back, but just recently decided to get serious and go true gluten free. I’ve been following the Paleo Diet about 90-95% of the time, but it’s time to move that up to 100% if I ever truly want to get well. I had a test done by ALCAT to determine foods I’m sensitive to, so I could remove them from my diet. The list was very long, and I’m sure gluten had a lot to do with it. I’m also following the Jeff McCombs plan for dealing with Candida, and have done lots of cleanses, like liver, parasites, metals, etc. Until I cut out all grains though, I probably will never get better. I also need to get on Naturethroid or Armour for now until I can get better, or I will never feel good again. Thanks for the info on Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s website. This makes perfect sense to me now.

Best wishes to you in your quest for healing.