Are you interested to learn the latest developments about the most cutting edge approaches to Hashimoto’s Treatment? Are you still struggling with symptoms like fatigue, brain fog and inflammation? If yes – I am glad that you are here! Functional medicine might be the solution for you to get your Hashimoto’s into remission!
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Hashimoto’s Treatment with Functional Medicine in the 21st Century
My name is Matt Dippl and I am a Hashimoto’s patient, researcher and qualified healthcoach experienced with Functional medicine.
On this site you will learn about Hashimoto’s treatment from a functional medicine perspective. This is the method I used to reverse Hashimoto’s disease progression in a step by step fashion.
I have successfully brought my own Hashimoto´s Thyroiditis into remission through following a 6 Step Hashimoto’s functional medicine treatment protocol.
The journey I went through over the last years has taught me many things: how to deal with ignorant doctors, how to get the right tests and how to change my lifestyle – step by step.
Reversing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Remission is possible
First of all you need to make sure that you have hope and that it is worth to take your health into your own hands.
Maybe it is the first time in your life that you do something big for yourself.
Don’t get me wrong here… It takes time to reverse autoimmunity – but it is possible. I have regained my health, zest for life and happiness again – and so can you.
I wish that the first doctor who gave me my diagnosis in 2012 would have given me encouragement to change my lifestyle and work on my overall health in a systematic fashion to get better.
But he didn’t – he only crushed my dream of getting better by saying “that there is nothing one can do apart from taking drugs for the rest of your life.”.
I am sure you can relate…
In the end I went from being chronically sick, tired and bedridden to full health and vitality again in a time span of 3 years. It took determination and focus that’s for sure.
What is Functional Medicine?
What has helped me the most to get my Hashimoto´s into remission was the new medical paradigm of “Functional Medicine”. As Dr. Mark Hyman points our beautifully: “Functional Medicine is the opposite to Dysfunctional 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 according to the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM):
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 to give back to the Hashimoto’s community.
My aspiration, passion and inspiration is to educate patients that are suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis around the globe in regards to the power of functional medicine.
I have built up a network of specialists, service providers and pharmaceutical supplement providers here in Europe so that it is possible to execute a functional medicine treatment plan.
My story of recovering my Body and Brain from autoimmune Thyroid disease
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.
How Hashimoto’s can totally derail Your mental 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 a very common side effect wth Hashimoto’s.
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. It was a very stressful 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 diagnostic testing and treatment.
I got the proper tests done so we could start treating my Hashimoto´s accordingly. We figured out that I had a serious bacterial infection of Heliobacter Pylori that needed treatment ASAP.
On top it turned out that I had some genetic variations called SNP´s which were impacting the hormonal detoxification capacity of my liver.
The Body and Brain connection in Hashimoto’s Disease
At this time I recognized the close connection between overall body and brain health.
Due to the fact that my body was systemically sick and inflamed it became clearer why my brain suffered so much since getting unwell.
As a result of this brain impairment I could not keep up with friends and colleagues that had went all in with their businesses, careers and jobs. I felt inadequate and sometimes judged by others.
Overcoming Brain fog through Personalized Nutrition
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 and the Hashimoto’s Diet.
My biggest breakthroughs came from learning to cook for myself anti-inflammatory meals free of gluten, diary, corn, soy and grains.
This nutritional approach was able to lower inflammatory markers in my body, improved my metabolism and recovered my brain function.
At this time I found a lot of great recipes in Tim´s book that were permissible in on the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol. 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 and countless visits to supportive doctors. Functional medicine tactics and the unending positive mental and emotional support from my wife Tiff pulled me through.
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 here in Europe.
Functional medicine is currently successfully disrupting the way we are practicing 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.
But due to my own effort, research and determination I got well again.
To my right (in the picture below) 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 in my darkest moments. She supported me with kindness, patience and compassion all the way through.
Speaking at the Functional Medicine inspired Detox Summit on Hashimoto’s Treatment
In 2013 I was interviewed by Dr. Deanna Minnich, a great leader in the area of Functional Medicine for the Detox Summit.
I shared my story with her how I applied functional medicine as a trailblazer, thought leader and biohacker in Europe.
A solid clinical detoxification strategy was a crucial part to my full recovery of my brain function and overall health. Deanna Minnich is one of the thought leaders in this space.
Health Coaching for Entrepreneurs at Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam
In 2013 I mentored entrepreneurs during a startup acceleration program at Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam. I helped them to look after their health in an intense startup environment.
At the same time I presented at Quantified Self Amsterdam about personalized lifestyle medicine, functional medicine and biomarker tracking.
I was one of the first guys in Europe talking about functional medicine in the tech circles all over Europe.
To have a healthy brain is the prerequsite to high level execution, creativity and innovation in a fast paced digital economy.
Functional Medicine Presentation at the Tech Open Air Festival
In 2012 I was invited by Nikolas Woischnick the founder of Tech Open Air, Europe´s biggest Tech Festival to talk about functional medicine, lifestyle medicine and brain health.
If you´d like to get in touch with me you about functional medicine treatment approaches for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or want to learn more about biohacking, coaching or speaking please reach out via the contact form or you can book a 20 minute skype session for free.
Focus on what you can do,
Matt Dippl, BHSc IFM