Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hi Everybody,

There is a new theory that Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, a very common and under diagnosed cause of Hypothyroid disease, may be caused by a “hidden” infection in the body.


We have long thought that many of the most perplexing diseases these days may be caused by viruses, bacteria and other pathogens that science has not yet been able to isolate or locate in the body. In this case, the theory is that previous diseases like Mono and Lyme’s Disease, if not properly eradicated from the body, can go “stealth” and cause autoimmune reactions in the body.

There is a list of possible infections to get tested for if you have Hashimoto’s disease. The most common are the Epstein Barr Virus (causative agent of mono), Yersinia Enterocolitica (digestive system pathogen) and H. Pylori. There are others, but these are the most common.


This may turn out to be a great help for those of you with Hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s disease. Traditional medicine only tries to keep your TSH within normal limits, but does nothing for the autoimmune infection causing the disease. This is why so many people feel so badly, even when all their thyroid numbers are within normal limits- you have an untreated infection.


Hope this helps,

Dr Robin Barnes

mattandrobin@yahoo.com (email)

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This email is courtesy of Robin Barnes, D.C.  Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such.  They are opinion and are for informational purposes only.  None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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