It’s (Past) Time for a Dietary Body Reset

My Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease has me seeing red

Keri Mangis
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

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Photo by Nicolas Ladino Silva on Unsplash

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease in 2010.

I had never heard of it before. But I was lucky: I had an informed doctor who tested me properly and educated me as to what this meant. I started taking thyroid medication and, within weeks, began to feel better.

I was a yogi at the time, and a vegetarian. I ate healthy, organic foods. But—I had my vices—my chocolate, my chai tea lattes, my wine, my…sugar. So, I tried to cut down on a lot of those inflammatory foods, with some, but not a lot, of success.

Next, I implemented an Ayurvedic diet. I studied this science and, for several years, worked as an Ayurvedic practitioner. According to this model, Hashimoto’s, as an inflammatory disease, was a disease of Pitta, or excess fire. Thus, I needed to eat foods that were cooling, soothing, and anti-inflammatory. I did this for a while, but didn’t see any major improvements. Then again, I wouldn’t say I was 100% committed to it. I always had my exceptions, my treats, my cheats.

Then, I tried a gluten-free diet, as there is consensus that people with Hashimoto’s should be off gluten. Entirely. For life. No exceptions. Yeah, I was never that strict about it. Probably, that’s why I never really…

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Keri Mangis
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

I am author and speaker, dedicated to getting out (and staying out) of Plato’s Cave of shadows and deception. Hope to bring a few people with me.