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Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders

What is Autoimmune Thyroid Disease?

Autoimmune Thyroid is a disease that affects the thyroid gland. It is ultimately an imbalance of the immune system attacking thyroid cells, which causes an effect of how fast or how slow the body will metabolize energy. It's an uncontrolled change caloric balance and the end result is an imbalance of metabolism affecting energy utilization. In the nutrition world, we call this Hypermetabolism (an increase in energy needs) or Hypometabolism (decrease in energy needs). In the medical world, physicians will diagnose this as Graves' Disease or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.


Autoimmune Thyroid Disease is also known as AITD.  Graves' Disease is hyperthyroidism and results in hypermetabolism. It is also been named by physicians as thyrotoxicosis. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is hypothyroidism and results in hypometabolism. Both conditions result in serious inflammation of the thyroid. These diseases are rarely noticed because these diseases may not be seen visually unless someone with one these presents with a goiter or bulging eyes. However, they can be felt. Some even call these diseases the silent killer. 

Nutritional Guidance

Jasmine provides nutritional guidance to support the recovery of Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders such as Graves' Disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and help those that present with these diseases manage their lives more effectively. Nutritional balancing while experiencing these conditions can help replenish energy imbalance, metabolism imbalance, electrolyte imbalance, water imbalance, caloric imbalance, and nutrient imbalance while enhancing concentration, focus, emotions, and biological processes. Working step by step with Jasmine and the course program created, bodily balance can be restored leading to less distress, more confidence in food choices, help stabilize weight, and ease the difficulty of disease management.

Why Nutritional Management if AITD?

Many years ago, Jasmine suffered from severe health issues resulting in multiple diagnoses.  The diagnoses were both Grave's disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which are the two primary autoimmune thyroid diseases. Jasmine also had a partial thyroidectomy, and years later was given radioactive treatment when the surgery didn't work.


Her inconclusive results motivated her to begin schooling in nutrition and begin graduate research biological processes of nutrients on the human body. Autoimmune Thyroid Disease is one of her primary focus reasons for her internship and application into the clinical nutrition doctoral program. Along with other areas of concern, she focuses on the root cause of what nutritional problems could be the culprit of these disease conditions in other people's lives.

Since the beginning of her mission, she has successfully managed her recovery by utilizing healthy lifestyle practices and maintaining visits with her endocrinologist.





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Sarah Bingham, MS, LDN, CNS, License #ND7406

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