Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is hypothyroid and what are the causes of it?

Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid is not producing enough of its hormones for one reason or another. The thyroid is a gland that is located in the bottom part of the neck and produces a specific hormone called T4. T4 is an inactive form of the thyroid hormone, which is later converted to T3, the active form.


  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Slow metabolism

  • Inability to lose weight

  • Not rested on waking up

Cause #1: Hashimoto’s disease (autoimmune)

90% of all hypothyroid conditions are Hashimoto’s. This is an autoimmune (your body attacks itself) condition. With this condition, the thyroid has antibodies that attack itself. This is immune dysfunction, not necessarily a thyroid problem. If you have Hashimoto’s your thyroid is inflamed and not able to produce enough of its hormones.


  • Do intermittent fasting

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Support your thyroid with the following:

    • zinc

    • sea kelp

    • avoiding too many stimulants (like caffeine)

    • s-acetyl-l-glutathione

    • do this acupressure technique

  • Support your immune system:

    • garlic

    • vitamin D

    • avoid things and people that stress you out

    • support your adrenals

    • B vitamins

  • Consume the following nutrients to help with Hashimoto’s:

    • selenium

    • copper

    • purified bile salts

    • vitamin A

    • iron

  • Avoid gluten foods

Cause #2: Too-high estrogen

You could also have a situation where there is too much estrogen in the body. (Women have thyroid problems 5 to 8 times more than men. The reason is that estrogen, which exists in higher quantities in women, is blocking the conversion of the hormones in the thyroid.) Many times, women have lower amounts of estrogen postpartum (after delivery of a baby). If you have too much estrogen it can definitely cause hypothyroid.


  • Consume more cruciferous vegetables (natural estrogen blockers)

  • Consume DIM (concentrated cruciferous)

  • In addition to the above remedies, consume sea kelp

  • Avoid GMO foods

  • Avoid soy products

Cause #3: Liver/Gallbladder issues or lack of bile

80% of the conversion of T4 (inactive form of thyroid hormones) to T3 (active form) happens through the liver. So, if there’s something going on with the liver or the gallbladder, it could mean that you’re just not getting the conversion of T4 to T3 and that is causing a hypothyroid condition. If you have a fatty liver, this can definitely be one of the causes of hypothyroidism.


  • Consume the following:

    • choline • selenium • iodine • zinc

  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Avoid GMO foods

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

  • Avoid alcohol

Other causes:

  • PCOS

  • Antacids

  • HBP meds

  • Antibiotics

  • Excessive iron

  • Statins

  • Phytic acid (in grains)

  • Too much caffeine

Last updated: Jun 26, 2023 14:19 PM