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Member Since 05 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2012 01:38 PM

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In Topic: Hypothyroidism Is Changing With Gluten-Free Diet - New Poster

06 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

I agree with everyone. My philosophy is we have to be an active participant in our own health. Our medical system is really not so much "healthcare" as "disease management" and then only symptoms. The science has improved over the centuries but what we don't know is still beyond huge. I don't think throwing chemicals at the problem and hoping for a good outcome is always the best course of action. Behavior & food modification is much preferred in many an issue. Patients need to be informed and utilize their medical professional as the subject matter expert/consultant. I'm not minimizing the Doc here in any measure. They have wonderful information and training. However, in the end, all they can really do is make recommendations. The final decision is ours which is why we need to be our own advocate.

Stepping off the soapbox now.... :D

In Topic: Hypothyroidism Is Changing With Gluten-Free Diet - New Poster

05 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

I will certainly post updates to my situation. I don't believe my hypothyroid was ever diagnosed as Hashi's. The doctor described it as more non-specific hypothyroidism. Always bugged me at some level not to know "why" I was being diagnosed. Only seems to have taken a quarter century to find out. I'm really hoping that all those years of untreated gluten responses haven't caused permanent damage. I've always been a good healer generally so I'm keeping the faith and saying a prayer on this one.

The one thing I have found as I have gotten older is how entrenched the medical profession is in information they consider facts that are actually no more than anedoctal dogma passed down from the historical past. The "you will forever be on hormone replacement" idealogy is something I would love to stand back and say "HAH!"

I'm a medical rabble rouser that way. I drive my Doc crazy with "I read an article about..... and what do you think?" :P

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