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Hashimoto´s Treatment, Functional Medicine and Biohacking with Matt Dippl BHSc


Hashimoto´s Treatment with Functional Medicine in the 21st Century

Matt Dippl Avatar My name is Matt Dippl and I am a Hashimoto´s patient, researcher and qualified healthcare practitioner experienced with Functional medicine.

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.

Matt Dippl speaking at Detox Summmit

“Matt Dippl is a one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking individual who is brilliant at bridging seemingly disparate fields into a cohesive union for maximum impact! I enjoyed interviewing him as part of The Detox Summit as an expert.” – Deanna Minnich, PhD. TheDetoxSummit.com

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.

Matt and Tiff getting married before his Hashimoto´s Diagnosis in 2012

We were not yet aware that I already was quite sick on an internal level. I occasionally was tired and had challenges with energy levels but Tiff and I were very happy as you can see!

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.

Matt sick

Celebrating my 34th birthday while being seriously sick with my friends. (I am drinking gluten-free beer…) And I was not the happiest and healthiest as you can see.

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.

Meeting Tim Ferriss

In 2013 I met Tim Ferriss at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam. Tiff and I came up with a plan to meet him at the after party and we succeeded. I was able to chat with Tim for a few minutes about biohacking, blogging and content marketing. I was very touched by his humility, openness and relaxed attitude. The next day he signed me a copy of 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!

Matt´s signed copy of the Four Hour Chef

This is my personally signed copy of the 4 Hour Chef from Tim Ferriss. Tim shared a big biohacking nugget with me: “Alles mit Mass und Ziel.” Which translates as “Everything measured and with a goal.” This really is the essence behind biohacking.

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.

Matt Healthy again after treating his Hashimoto´s with Functional medicine.

Today I am well again – thanks to functional medicine, my dear wife Tiffany and great support from amazing friends and family.

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 at QS Amsterdam speaking on Biohacking, Functional medicine and Hashimoto´s.

Me speaking at Quantified Self Amsterdam about Hashimoto´s, functional medicine and biomarker tracking late 2013. It was a fantastic crowd.

“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.

Matt Dippl speaking at Tech Open Air Berlin alongside Ian Ross and artist from San Francisco..

Alongside badass artist Ian Ross from San Francisco on a panel talk about Life/work balance and biohacking in a start-up environment at Tech Open Air in 2013.

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.

Matt at Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam talking on Biohahacking and Brainhealth

“Matt is a true Biohacking expert. His guidance & expertise on food, exercise routines & meditation have helped me to get in better shape, resulting in more stable energy levels, less stress & higher productivity.” – Kees van Nunen, Fire Starter at Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Matt spaeaking at TOA Berlin about Functional medicine, Biohacking and Brainhealth

“Matt has been an awesome addition to the Tech Open Air festival. His great personality and deep insights into the health and biohacking industry made his talk absolutely stand out. I have been knowing Matt for many years and am in awe of his personal growth and developing business acumen. Watch out, he’s onto something!” – Nikolas Woischnik, Founder & CEO, Tech Open Air Berlin, www.TOA.Berlin

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

About the author: Matt Dippl, B.H.Sc. IFM is a passionate Hashimoto´s Researcher, Functional Medicine Advocate and Badass Biohacker. In 2012 Matt got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, a complex autoimmune disease. After applying cutting-edge Functional Medicine strategies, today he is symptom-free and the autoimmune disease is in remission. You can check out his resource section Matt has a Health Science degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and lives in Munich, Germany.