Thyroid Health

Clare Backhouse

Thyroid Health

This week Clare Backhouse returns to share with us her knowledge and experience in helping clients with their thyroid issues.

Clare is trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, the UK’s longest-established provider of professional Nutrition education.

Prior to her work in health, she was a PhD academic in the history of art and dress in seventeenth-century Britain.

Her transition into the nutritional world was prompted by personal experience of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis where nutritional therapy and Trinitarian healing played a role. Clare does a deep dive into what can be a bewildering world of thyroid disease.

We start by looking at some of the basics of the normal thyroid gland before she explains the diagnostic steps involved in recognising thyroid disease and why at times it can take a long time to get a diagnosis.

She discusses the role of autoimmunity, inflammation and auto antibodies; then sheds some light into why a nutritional approach is different from a medical one.

Some of the elements highlighted include: triggering events, genetics and dietary choices. We touch on the role of elimination diets, the use of food journals and the gut-brain axis.


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