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After my post last week-ish (to which no one seemed to know the answer to) I have found out that as my antibodies are now within normal range and I am officially in remission from hashimotos! YAY.

After researching and speaking to specialists, I've found that as long as my antibodies are within range and I remain symptom free - this is it. The destination. The place I've been working to so hard to get to. The place that seemed so far away, a life time away - is finally here, and as you'd expect I couldn't be happier.

Of course, if I happen to eat something that is a trigger for me (I now know what these are) I could, of course, upset my immune system and have the hashis go off again? It's a risk. But, I've removed the triggers, (never going near them again) healed the gut (ongoing maintenance) and attended to the nutrient deficiencies. Hormones are slowing getting there. So fingers crossed....

I wanted to put this out there so that it can give hope to someone should they need it but also, that it helps with future enquiries - when people asking questions that are important to them on here, it's amazing when fellow people on the same journey are able to help - The help that we get on here makes all the difference - especially when that person maybe feeling down, awful, sick or maybe totally alone and as if no-one else in the world understands or listens. To have an answer is just the magic they need.

Wishing everyone the absolute best on their journeys.

Natalie

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That's fantastic news Natalie. I bet you have worked really hard to get there too. Well done. It is so nice to get Good News stories, gives people hope for the future and reassurance.

Thanks scazzoh. It's been awfully hard work to be fair - but worth it ten fold 😌 Hope your having a lovely sunday x

Dear Natalie, so pleased for you! Funnily enough I was going to post a question to see whether any members have had success with Functional Medicine approach which, it would seem from your description of 'triggers' & gut healing, you have.

Could you please let us all know what your regime is? Thanks!!

I sure did bluemaxx and sure, if I can remember it all 😳

First stop for me was to check diet. I got a DNA hair test for food allergies. This was worth it's wait in gold for me. I was covered in spots (never had them before in my life EVER) docs we usual no help? Anyways, cut out all 40 foods that came back positive (some I didnt eat anyway) but most I did. Big ones like coffee, mint, chocolate, all dairy, beef. And the rash/spots went within a week or two. Now if I eat an affending food, the itchy spots come back. So if I eat beef I get the itchy spot on my chest - always same place. Chocolate, itchy rash left cheek and so on.

Then realised I must have leaky gut and food particles were getting and causing allergic reactions.

I also had ibs out if nowhere. Another clue for me.

So affending/ allergic foods all out plus all below foods also out:

ABOSLUTELTY NO:

dairy

gluten

chocolate

Sugar (or fruit)

Sweetness big no

Soy

Peanuts

Coffee/tea

Processed food all out

Alcohol out

All sodas, juices etc (just water)

No grains at all

Just Incase of environmental things being an issue I did the following :

cut out tap water due to fluoride.

And in order to remove other environmental toxins;

Make own toothpaste- coconut oil

Make own makeup remover

To heal gut here's the protocol and use:

Make own sauerkraut.

Drink kefir every day (coconut as fairy is out)

Kombucha every few days

Glutamine daily

Had nutrient deficiencies so Supplement protocol;

Ferritin

But d

b vits

Digestive enzymes

Plus get zinc and other vits from seed rotation daily (system to balance hormones)

Lots of early nights 😌😌😌

Not sure that's everything of top of my head as it's become a lifestyle now and I do all without thinking - but if you need to know anything else please ask X

Thats wonderful nat. I am fighting mine too and feeling very ill. Did you have adrenal probs too? I have high cortisol and hashis. Am pretty much working on the same protocol as you. Have been gf since jan and dairy free for a month. Suppose its a bit late for me to have the hair test?

Hi jefner πŸ˜„

You know what I probably did have adrenal probs (used to run 9 miles a day) but the protocol I followed prolly fixed that. I did also take Ashwaganda - forgot to mention that one - and I believe that's really good for adrenal issues?

Great news re giving up dairy and gluten - it'll be worth it for sure. And if you think you have food allergies - get the test it's never too late x

I have always eaten pretty much what i want with no apparent probs. Going gf hasnt made any diff to my antibodies though. Where can i get the test?

I know gf didn't seem to do my for me - that I could see. And my mom is a cealiac! Doc thinks I'm gluten sensitive but I won't eat gluten so they can run tests.

I got my test on line. I'll have a mooch through my files to see if I can find the name but you should google hair food allergy test and something should come up?

thanks hon

found this article which I found interesting

telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews...

Oh my. Well all I can say is mine saved my life, literally.

As I mentioned in my post above, I was covered in an itchy rash both the docs and derm had no idea what it was. When I cut the foods on my allergy list, the rash cleared and now when I eat day peanuts I get the rash on my chin. If I eat beef I get a rash on my chest. Chocolate....on my left cheek. Beetroot, another food on my list, rash on my chin. And so on. So I can see how I was covered all over my body.

Suppose you have to decide what works for you? Thankfully, mine worked πŸ˜‰πŸ™πŸΌ

think I am gonna get the 23andMe test done

jefner

Have you any info on the 23andme test I have heard about it but that's it take care lucieb01

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