Episode - Can Salt Trigger Thyroid Autoimmunity?


Can Salt Trigger Thyroid Autoimmunity?

There are many health benefits associated with good quality sea salt, and it’s something I recommend to my patients and personally add to my food regularly.

At the same time, we know that too much salt can be problematic. Research shows that excessive salt consumption can increase Th17 cells and inhibit Tregs (the opposite of what we want to happen – check out last week’s bonus episode for a quick summary).

So, should everyone with Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s avoid salt?

Today I’m sharing the research around salt intake and autoimmunity and how you can safely consume salt as a part of your diet.


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Why I regularly use and recommend sea salt
  • What studies show about the correlation between a high-salt diet and autoimmunity
  • My recommendations for daily salt consumption

As always, I hope you find this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!


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