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Aloe Vera Juice May Reduce Thyroid Antibodies

Aloe Vera Juice May Reduce Thyroid Antibodies

A recent study was published that looked at the effects of Aloe Vera juice on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  What they found was a significant reduction in thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies.  TPO antibodies are commonly elevated in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and are largely responsible for reducing thyroid function. Those with Hashimoto’s common experience symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, weight gain and memory problems.

The study included women with diagnosed Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and elevated TSH levels above 4mU/L along with elevated TPO antibodies.  They were given 50mL of Aloe Vera juice daily for 9 months and their labs checked again.  These women were not using thyroid hormone, nor were they taking anything that might treat their Hashimoto’s. The average TSH levels in the group at the start of the trial was 5.19mU/L and the average level of TPO antibodies 1020U/mL.  At 3 months of using the Aloe Vera juice daily, the treated group saw a reduction in TSH to 3.12 and a reduction in TPO antibodies to 825.  By the end of the 9 months, the treatment group on average had an average TSH of 2.01 and an average TPO level of 347.  The placebo group in this study had no change in either TSH or TPO antibodies. This is a huge reduction in TSH and thyroid antibodies in such a short amount of time.

Additional studies should be done to confirm the efficacy of Aloe Vera juice, but these preliminary findings are promising. There are not very many substances currently that are able to lower antibodies for Hashimoto’s this quickly.  There is extensive research on selenomethionine (selenium) and how effective it is at lowering antibodies. Adding Aloe into general treatment plans could lead to even more support for this autoimmune disease.

Like any herbal substance though, it is important to check with a doctor before you start any treatment for Hashimoto’s.  If you are looking for a provider that has knowledge in treatments for autoimmune diseases, our doctors are just that! Call our office today to schedule a free 15 min consult with one of our providers to get your questions answered on how alternative medicine can help your autoimmune symptoms.

Heavy Metals and Thyroid Function

Heavy Metals and Thyroid Function

The thyroid gland is a large endocrine gland in the neck that secretes two different thyroid hormones, called T3 and T4.  These hormones are responsible for several functions in the body, most of which having to do with metabolism, growth and development.  There are many conditions that result from too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) orContinue Reading

BOTANICAL REMEDIES USED IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

BOTANICAL REMEDIES USED IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Written by Emily Wittenhagen, Community Herbalist   Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation mainly presenting in the joints. The most common type of inflammatory arthritis, RA can cause significant discomfort and decreases in mobility and motor skills for those living with the condition. At Aria, we see many clients withContinue Reading

The Flu and You – How Viruses Affect Autoimmune Diseases

The Flu and You – How Viruses Affect Autoimmune Diseases

It’s finally fall.  And while fall brings many wonderful things such as crisp evenings, beautiful foliage and pumpkin spice lattes it also brings with it the flu.  Most cases of the flu and common cold are relatively benign for most people, but for those with autoimmune diseases viral infections can mean symptom flares for theirContinue Reading

Sign up now for the Fall Clear Change Cleanse

Sign up now for the Fall Clear Change Cleanse

Are You Ready To Feel Better? To Understand Your Body And What It Is Telling You In A New Way? To Make Decisions About Your Health That Helps You To Feel GOOD! The Clear Change Fall Cleanse Is Designed To Help You With Your Health Goals. _________________________________________________________________________ What to Expect: 4 one-on-one individual appointments.  First appointment needsContinue Reading

3 Tips to Doing Detox Right

3 Tips to Doing Detox Right

Nowadays, detoxing is on everyone’s mind, especially when living in increasingly toxic environments and experiencing negative health effects.  If you think that a detox might be right for you, there’s a way to do it right and ensure you are safely achieving the results you are looking for.  Email me to get on our FallContinue Reading

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet – How and Why it Works

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet – How and Why it Works

There has been a lot of talk in the last few years in the autoimmune community in regards to the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet/protocol.  One of the most common questions I get from patients is “Does the AIP diet really work in helping to reduce my autoimmune symptoms?”  The answer to this question complex, butContinue Reading

Living With Autoimmunity Event!  May 9th!

Living With Autoimmunity Event! May 9th!

Living with Autoimmunity Saturday, May 9, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM at Bastyr University in Kenmore Join the Autoimmune Advocacy Alliance (A3) for “Living with Autoimmunity,” an education program for families living with one of the 80+ autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. In the morning sessions, experts will share information onContinue Reading