#1. Stress-related Hashimoto’s
Any sort of stress can trigger Hashimoto's. This includes things like divorce, starting college, death of a loved one, and so on. Stress-related Hashimoto's is typically very hard to treat.
#2. Infection-related Hashimoto’s
This is most commonly caused by the EBV virus but it can also be triggered by other bacterial infections as well, including Lyme Disease and others. The treatment here is to focus on ridding your body of latent viruses and infections.(EBV and Lyme Clearing Kits are available on this website)
#3. Gut related Hashimoto’s
Gut related Hashimoto's can stem from things like leaky gut and tends to occur due to something called molecular mimicry.
Gut related Hashimoto's tends to respond very well to dietary changes such as going gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, processed food-free and soy-free and fixing the gut using the items suggested above.
#4. End-Stage Hashimoto’s
End-stage Hashimoto's is when the damage to your gland is permanent and cannot be reversed. You can identify this by ultrasound in which you will see an atrophied thyroid gland.
#5. Mixed Hashimoto’s
This includes a combination of 1 or more of those listed here. This one is harder to treat as well.
#6. Environmental/EDC/chemical related Hashimoto’s
Iodine consumption (WITHOUT protection from selenium)
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (manmade combustion)
Polybrominated biphenyls (plastics)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (flame retardants)
The key here is to focus on detoxing your body and IMPROVING LIVER FUNCTION and Bile Flow. (Beet SuperFood powders are excellent and can be used daily. Draining and detoxifying your liver should happen first. See the Homeopathic Category on this website for Drainage options. The Comprehensive Detox Kit on this page is recommended for detoxification.)
#7. Inflammatory/Pregnancy-related Hashimoto’s
Pregnancy itself can lower your immune function and trigger the development of Hashimoto's antibodies. The goal here is to go into pregnancy as healthy as you can be.
#8. Genetic component
This doesn't guarantee that you will get Hashimoto's but it does increase your risk dramatically.
Long term smoking of cigarettes can trigger Hashimoto's.