Hashimoto´s Treatment with Functional Medicine in the 21st Century
I have successfully brought my own Hashimoto´s Thyroiditis into remission through following a 6 Step Hashimoto´s functional medicine treatment protocol.
I went from being chronically sick, tired and bedridden to full health and vitality again after exploring different treatment approaches in a time span of 3 years.
What has helped me the most to finally get my Hashimoto´s into remission was the new medical paradigm of Functional Medicine.
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine is a disruptive medical technology that aims to revolutionize the way we will practice medicine in the 21st century.
The definition of Functional Medicine (IFM):
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
Hashimoto´s Treatment and Functional Medicine Advocacy in Europe
After having experienced the immense benefit of this great 21st century healing modality it is my mission is to give back.
I am channeling my passion and inspiration to educate people suffering from Hashimoto´s Thyroiditis in Europe about the art and science of applied Functional medicine treatment.
in 2013 I was interviewed by Dr. Deanna Minnich, a top leader in the area of Functional Medicine for the Detox Summit about my journey of applying functional medicine as a trailblazer, thoughleader and biohacker in Europe and Australia.
My own story on how I healed my Body and Brain
Before I got diagnosed with Hashimoto´s in 2012 I was running my own integrative medicine clinic in Canberra, Australia with a focus on sports medicine and wellness.
During this time I discovered my passion for online and content marketing. I successfully implemented digital marketing strategies to build my first business. Life was good.
After getting married to my dear wife Tiffany in 2010 we both felt on top of the world. But it would not last… I was up for a real lesson what it means to loosing one´s health.
When I got more and more sick in 2012 my health declined greatly and I was not able to stay focused to successfully build my business further.
My ability to concentrate and remain energetic and awake during the day got less and less. Instead I became moody, irritable and tired.
My brain suffered the most: I got more and more depressed, slow minded and mentally fatigued. This was due to increased inflammation in my body and brain.
From sick to great with Functional Medicine Diagnostics and Testing
Below a picture of me when I was very sick… I was in bedridden most of the time at this stage and I had lost lot´s of weight. During this time my wife Tiffany worked over 14 hours a day in a start-up in Amsterdam as a co-founder and CEO.
I was not aware yet how sick I really was at this stage. I was celebrating my 34th birthday with my closest friends that supported us greatly at this time…
A few months later I was flown to San Diego, California, by a close friend who helped me to get access to first class Functional medicine testing and treatment.
I got the proper tests done so we could start treating my Hashimoto´s accordingly. It turned out that I had some genetic variations called SNP´s which were impacting my detoxification capacity of my liver.
As well we figured out that I had a serious bacterial infection of Heliobacter Pylori that needed treatment ASAP.
Healing the Body and Brain with Functional Medicine
At this time I recognized the close connection between overall body and brain health. Due to the fact that my body was sick and inflamed my brain started to suffer from this as well.
I could not keep up with friends and colleagues that had went all in with their businesses and careers. Often I had such severe brain fog and tiredness that I feared I’d lose everything: my family, wife and career aspirations.
After I discovered and applied functional medicine in my daily life I gradually turned my health around. I applied advanced personalized nutritional strategies to reverse my declining overall body and brain health. During this time I discovered Tim Ferriss´s: The 4 Hour Chef.
My biggest breakthroughs came from learning to cook for myself anti-inflammatory meals free of gluten, diary, corn, soy and grains. I found a lot of great recipes in Tim´s book. You got to try his steak recipe – the best steak ever!
I made Tim`s quote my mantra during my recovery from Hashimoto´s. I set myself daily goals, tracked my blood markers religiously and followed a step by step plan that I created together with functional medicine experts from the US.
It took lot´s of self experimentation, countless visits to supportive doctors that still ridiculed me for putting my hopes into Functional medicine and unending positive mental and emotional support from my wife Tiff.
Walking my talk as a Functional Medicine Early Adopter in Europe
I understand now that I am at the frontline of the functional medicine revolution in Europe. Functional medicine is on the path to totally disrupt the way we are going to practice medicine in the 21st century.
These days I am healthy, energetic and strong again. There were times I´d thought I never get better again. Due to my own effort, research and determination I got well again.
To my right you can see my dear wife Tiffany, an amazing woman who never gave up in the face of the greatest adversities. Her loving and encouraging words pulled me through my darkest moments.
She supported me with kindness, patience and compassion all the way through the darkest moments that I experienced in my life. I am indebted to her that I survived the battle with Hashimoto´s.
Health Coaching, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine and Biohacking
These days I am helping various individuals with different backgrounds to get their health and life back on track after serious illness.
“Matt is a professional, very accessible and flexible health practitioner who touches your heart. He showed me that it’s possible to gain a remarkable level of health and that we’re worth every effort to reach that goal.
Speaking from his own experience and solid knowledge, he is a truly convincing support on the way. With many skillful advice, tips and tricks he just makes it a fun challenge to hack your life! Matt includes all fields of life in the healing process since every aspect influences our wellbeing.
Of course I had some relapses: learning new habits is not easy. But once you have had a taste of the ‘New You’, you simply don’t want to go back. Now I am awake and productive again, have the energy to fully make use of my time.
I can honestly say I won my life back, including some passions which I thought had left my life for good. I am very, very thankful!” – Johanneke van der Pol, Piano Teacher, Netherlands
Matt Dippl, BHSc IFM – Biohacker, Speaker and Coach
I learned how to hack my own biology through a personalized lifestyle medicine approach that is fully based on solid functional medicine principles.
These days I teach the very same biohacking strategies that gave me my brain health back to knowledge workers in the digital economy to protect theirs. This is why people in the tech and start-up circles are calling me a Biohacker.
I am sharing my best strategies in the Bioahacking 101 Workshops. I am hosting these workshops at creative agencies, online marketing companies and other institutions in which it is being understood that success depends on an energetic and awake brain.
In 2012 I have been speaking at Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam and Quantified Self Amsterdam about Biohacking. I was one of the first guys in Europe talking about biohacking and functional medicine in tech circles.
To have a healthy brain is the prerequsite to kickass execution, creativity and innovation in the fast paced digital economy. In 2012 I was invited by Nikolas Woischnick the founder of Tech Open Air, Europe´s biggest Tech Festival to talk about functional medicine, biohacking and brain health.
If you´d like to get in touch with me you about biohacking, coaching or speaking you can book a 20 minute skype session for free in the resource section here.
Focus on what you can do,
Matt Dippl, B.H.Sc. IFM