5 Pivotal Hashimoto’s Hacks: The Empowered Approach to Thyroid Health

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5 Pivotal Hashimoto’s Hacks: The Empowered Approach to Thyroid Health

Hashimoto’s Expert Inna Topiler Shares Top Tips for Overcoming Thyroid Issues

As soon as you find out that you have a thyroid health issue, or that you’re diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, your instinct is to learn as much as you can. As the internet becomes more and more crowded with information, it can be so difficult to find useful information. And, it can be hard to determine who to trust as you try to navigate your way to overcoming your Hashimoto’s and hyperthyroid symptoms. 

I know because I was once in this position and because I’ve spent the last decade helping Hashimoto’s and hypothyroid patients regain their health. 

A lot has changed in this time – and more changes are coming (more on that at the end of these show notes) but over the years, I’ve discovered that there are 5 key drivers of success when it comes to overcoming your thyroid issues and Hashimoto’s symptoms. I share them in this episode along with a big announcement about this show and support for anyone dealing with autoimmunity, Hashimoto’s, and hypothyroidism. 

The 5 Keys to Overcoming Hashimoto’s

These five proven strategies have made a huge difference for me and many of my clients struggling with Hashimoto’s.

  1. Diet: Balancing Blood Sugar Is Key 

It all starts with food! While everyone’s needs are unique, there’s one common thread: balanced blood sugar. Eating a balanced diet with all the macronutrients – carbs, proteins, and fats – is crucial. Avoid blood sugar spikes by avoiding excessive carbs at once and pair your meals with protein and healthy fats. Remember, stress can be physical too! Unbalanced blood sugar creates stress on the body, hindering progress.

  1. Clean Eating: Ditching Chemicals and Going Organic

Our world is full of chemicals like pesticides and herbicides. Research shows these chemicals can negatively impact our health. So, the cleaner you eat, the better. Prioritize whole, unprocessed foods straight from the earth. Consider going organic, especially for the “Dirty Dozen” – the foods most heavily laden with pesticide residues (check the Environmental Working Group’s list). Organic meats and dairy are also beneficial to avoid added hormones and antibiotics.

  1. Identify and Address Food Sensitivities 

Gluten is a common culprit for many with Hashimoto’s. Not everyone needs to be gluten-free, but some may have the DQ2 and DQ8 genes, making gluten processing difficult. When you consume gluten, even without immediate symptoms, the immune system attacks it. This can lead to accidental attacks on the thyroid due to molecular similarities between gluten and thyroid molecules (cross-reactivity).

I personally struggled with gluten for years, but identifying it as a trigger made a significant difference. Consider exploring food sensitivities to see what might be hindering your progress.

  1. Targeted Supplements for Personalized Support 

Supplements can be extremely helpful, but a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Our immune triggers and thyroid types vary. However, some supplements have been particularly beneficial for me and my clients:

  • SPM (Specialized Proresolving Mediators): Helps reduce inflammation and calm the immune system.
  • Glutathione: An amazing antioxidant that supports detoxification and promotes immune balance. I recommend the APEX Trizoma Glutathione brand for its liquid form and good taste.
  • Vitamin D: Another immune balancer and natural anti-inflammatory. I recommend Designs for Health’s Vitamin D Synergy or Vitamin D Supreme.
  • Remember: These are just a few suggestions. It’s important to find what works best for you.
  1. Calm the Nervous System 

The nervous system has a powerful influence on the immune system. A calmer nervous system translates to a more balanced immune system. Here are some ways to achieve this:

  • Meditation
  • Movement
  • Visualization
  • Reframing negative thoughts
  • Releasing negativity
  • Setting positive intentions
  • Affirmations
  • Faith
  • Mantras
  • Self-worth exercises (like clearing feelings of “not enoughness”)
  • I find meditation and movement particularly helpful. Experiment and find what works for you.

Bonus Tip #1: Building a Morning Practice Can Make a Big Difference

Mornings can be tough, but incorporating a self-care routine can shift the entire day. I recommend starting your day a little earlier, even before the kids wake up (believe me, I get it, I’m not a morning person either!).

The book “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod offers great tips on establishing a morning practice and provides ideas to optimize your early-start time. It’s hard to believe but the benefits of improved sleep quality and stress reduction outweigh the initial sacrifice of a little extra sleep.

Bonus Tip #2: Increase Your Capacity to Receive

This may sound surprising, but it’s incredibly powerful. We all want optimal health, vibrant energy, and freedom from Hashimoto’s. But sometimes, we struggle to allow ourselves to truly receive these things. 

My question for you is, can you allow all of the things you picture when you see yourself in optimal health? Take a moment and really feel this question in your body. How much good health can you really receive without feeling like, ‘Oh, gosh, this is too much’? All the things that you want to be able to do when you are feeling better; when you have more energy; when you lose that weight – how much of that joy can you actually allow and take in? 

This might feel like a strange concept, but explore it. Notice any tightness or resistance in your body when you imagine complete freedom from symptoms. Do you feel undeserving of such good health?

We often have subconscious beliefs about deservingness. We may feel good things like joy, love, and health need to be earned. This can block our ability to receive the very things we desire.

You’ve heard the stories about lottery winners who lose their winnings quickly. This is often due to a deep-seated feeling of not deserving it. They sabotage their own success.

The same can happen with health. If you don’t feel deserving of good health, your nervous system won’t feel safe receiving it. This can lead to unconscious sabotage of your healing journey.

Learning to receive is crucial for overcoming Hashimoto’s and any chronic health issues. I have entire programs dedicated to overcoming these blocks: “Clear Your Thyroid Blocks” and my signature program “Thyroid Mystery Solved.” You can find more information on my website … which brings me to my important announcement!

New Podcast Name and New Website – More Focus on YOUR Needs

In this episode, I share some exciting updates – including a new name for the show. As you may have noticed from the new podcast cover, the show has transformed! 

Five years ago, when I launched this podcast, my mission was to empower you to understand the root causes of your health struggles. I believe, and continue to see every day, that there are answers and solutions out there.

The show’s original name, Health Mysteries Solved, reflected this core belief. However, as the show evolved, the focus naturally shifted towards thyroid health and Hashimoto’s. This is because it consistently emerged as the area where listeners needed the most support.

To better serve you and reflect this focus, the show will now be called Thyroid Mystery Solved: Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism Revealed.

This doesn’t mean the core approach will change. We’ll still review individual cases and look at the mystery from all angles to find the root cause. Remember, Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune issue, not a disease of the thyroid itself, so there are still plenty of mysteries to solve! 

We’ll continue to explore the triggers and consider various biochemical pathways and metabolic processes to provide a comprehensive approach to slowing down or even stopping the immune system’s attack on the thyroid.

New Website – Your Online Hub for Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism Resources

I’m also thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new website: https://innatopiler.com/

Over the years, I’ve juggled several websites – one for my practice, another for the podcast, and yet another for my programs. This made it difficult for you to find the information and resources you needed.

To streamline things and make your search easier, we’ve combined everything into one user-friendly website! Here’s what you can find at InnaTopiler.com

  • All Podcast Episodes: Easily search for specific episodes or browse by symptom or category.
  • Personalized Playlists: We can build you a custom playlist based on your specific health concerns, like Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, or fatigue.
  • Free Trainings & Programs: Access all my free trainings and information about my signature programs.
  • Practice Information: Learn more about my practice and its services.
  • Supplement Recommendations: Find the supplements I use in my practice, programs, and personally.

Stay Connected and Engaged

In addition to the new website, you can also connect with me on Instagram at @InnaTopiler.

I’m passionate about helping you avoid months (if not years) wasted in fruitless research and frustration. I’m here to provide you with the information that will empower you to take control of your health. This podcast, along with all the resources on the new website and my social media channels, are designed to do just that. 

Please let me know what you think of the new website and the new podcast name. And, please share these resources with anyone you know who might be struggling with thyroid health issues or Hashimoto’s. 


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Related Podcast Episodes:

5 Daily Must-Haves to Help Manage Your Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism 4 Ways to Calm the Immune System and Support Hashimoto’s Are Immune Supplements Safe for Hashimoto’s? Here is What You Need to Know What You Want to Know about Losing Weight & Feeling Good with Hashimoto’s

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