The functional medicine treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis involves a multifaceted approach aimed at addressing the root causes of the condition and supporting overall health and well-being. Here are some key components:

Key Components of a Functional Medicine Treatment for Hashimoto's.

Key Components Recommendations
Dietary Change Whole foods, Fruits, Vegetables, Lean proteins, Gluten and dairy Free
Gut Health Optimization Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Gut-healing nutrients
Stress Management Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga, Deep breathing exercises
Detoxification Support Sauna therapy, Adequate hydration, and Liver-supportive nutrients
Hormone Balancing In addition to thyroid: Cortisol, Insulin, and Sex hormones
Nutritional Supplements Selenium, Iodine, Vitamin D, and Omega-3 fatty acids
Lifestyle Modifications Regular physical activity, Adequate sleep, and Healthy lifestyle habits

Comprehensive Management of Hashimoto’s.

  1. Dietary Changes: Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet rich in whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins while minimizing processed foods, gluten, and dairy. Some individuals may benefit from a specific dietary protocol such as the Elimination Diet to identify and eliminate potential food triggers.
  1. Gut Health Optimization: Supporting gut health through probiotics, prebiotics, and gut-healing nutrients to address intestinal permeability and dysbiosis, which are often associated with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s.
  1. Stress Management: Implementing stress-reduction techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to support adrenal health and reduce cortisol levels, which can impact thyroid function.
  1. Detoxification Support: Supporting the body’s natural detoxification pathways through practices like sauna therapy, adequate hydration, and liver-supportive nutrients to reduce toxin burden and inflammation.
  1. Hormone Balancing: Addressing imbalances in hormones beyond thyroid hormones, such as cortisol, insulin, and sex hormones, through hormone testing and individualized treatment strategies to support overall hormonal balance.
  1. Nutritional Supplementation: Supplementing with nutrients that support thyroid function and immune health, such as selenium, iodine, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  1. Lifestyle Modifications: Promoting regular physical activity, adequate sleep, and healthy lifestyle habits to support overall well-being, which are crucial for managing autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s.

Am I A Candidate?

Our team at Index consists of qualified healthcare providers who are trained in functional medicine and who can conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including laboratory testing and personalized treatment planning based on your individual needs and health goals. To find out more about working with our team of professionals for functional medicine treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, please contact us at