I have got to know quite a lot of kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D) over the years and I have seen first-hand, how tough it is to live with this autoimmune disease and manage it well. I am also passionate about gut health and its link with autoimmunity. This is why I got so excited when new research came out last month linking T1D and gut health. Even though it is early days I am hoping that this wealth of information might help to prevent this disease and at the very least may help children with T1D manage this complex condition better.
“Hashi-what? Never heard of it”. This is a very typical refrain from someone when their lab test results reveal they have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid disease. Yet this condition is rife in the UK and on the increase and three of our NatureDoc practitioners live with this condition.
The first thing I hear from many parents is something like: “Does little Johnny have a leaky gut? Can I test for it, and if he does have a leaky gut what can I do about it?” Here’s how to test and fix this very common problem that is the root cause of many other conditions.