Dr. Bergman is by far the most brilliant healer of the gut. I wish I could travel to California and visit him in person - as he suggests for 2 weeks, etc. That is not within my circumstances at this time. But I did spend the whole afternoon listening, and committing to memory everything I could find. Much of it is not new. (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, etc.) What was new to me, was that the gut would heal in about 6 weeks - giving the lower intestines a break with no meat, but just veggies and fruits.
So, today is the 1st day of that 6 weeks. I live in the mid-west, where meat and potatoes are the normal fare. (And I do mean meat and potatoes - oh yes, and gravy! : ) I had long ago left off with beef for the most part - having mostly chicken and fish. But as of today, it's gut healing time.
I had felt some relief with pro-biotics, and Vit D, and anti-fungals. Switching from Armour (30-60 mg over the past 20 years) to Nature-Thryoid in the last 2 months. Nature-Thryoid is smoother, kinder, adding energy, losing a lb or two. Armour held my Hashimotos well for the time. Dr. Bergman and more and more other Dr.s are climbing on board the "heal the gut" - "don't take medicine" train. And you were so right. I love hearing that kind of message. I'm jumping on this train too. I've tried no gluten before, without much success. I think I know what I was doing wrong. (It has to be the meat and dairy)
To quote Dr. Bergman, "Drugs doesn't heal. Real healthy (organic) Food does heal." "Healthy water heals." "Healthy fats heal." "Respect the body."
Heloise, how do we get the Bergman message to all these other folks on this forum? Yes, one must take the T-3, T-4 supplementation until the gut heals, but so many people have not heard that "leaky gut" causes auto-immune disorders, like Hashimoto's and Graves. Nor have they heard that it is possible to heal from an auto-immune condition.
Thank you for the support. You, and folks like you on this forum are such a blessing. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to visit a chiropractor like Dr. Bergman?!