Episode - Common and Uncommon Causes of Thyroid Autoimmunity with Inna Topiler


Common and Uncommon Causes of Thyroid Autoimmunity with Inna Topiler

“We don’t want to be in that state of let me shoot now and ask questions later, and that’s what happens in most cases with autoimmunity.” – Inna Topiler

The common causes of autoimmunity can be grouped into four main buckets: food, toxins, infections, and stress. From the things we put into and on our bodies to how we process the stresses of modern life, we often create a state of chronic inflammation and damage our gut in ways that our bodies can’t handle. By addressing these factors, you can start healing your body and the symptoms of thyroid autoimmunity.

Today, I’m joined by Inna Topiler, a board-certified clinical nutritionist with over 17 years of experience in clinical practice and the founder of an integrative practice Complete Nutrition And Wellness. She is also the host of Health Mysteries Solved – Hashimoto’s and Thyroid Revealed podcast and the educator behind the Thyroid Mystery Solved Step by Step program.

In this conversation, Inna and I discuss her journey with Hashimoto’s disease, how she found relief through diet changes and addressing underlying health issues, the role of food, toxins, infections, and stress in health issues, daily practices like yoga, meditation, and deep breathing for stress management, and more. Enjoy the episode!


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Inna’s Hashimoto’s diagnosis and why she decided to take a functional medicine approach
  • How Inna started helping people with Hashimoto’s
  • The process of removing mercury amalgam fillings
  • How Inna categorizes the most common causes of autoimmunity
  • Why we have to look at our individual detoxification capacity, not just the level of exposure
  • Different types of stress and their impact on the body
  • Taking an individualized approach to mind-body medicine
  • Recognizing thoughts and beliefs that cause tension and how to shift them
  • Food sensitivities and the importance of utilizing an elimination diet for a period of time
  • Why you mustn’t stay on a restrictive diet for the long term
  • Carbohydrate sources for people avoiding grains
  • Common foods that can cause issues for people with Hashimoto’s
  • Symptoms and testing related to mold exposure
  • Testing options for Lyme disease and who should consider testing
  • Inna’s approach to heavy metal testing
  • How certain types of fillers can be a trigger for people with autoimmunity
  • Focusing on both supporting the immune system and thyroid function
  • Importance of incorporating mindfulness and stress management into daily routines
  • The potential connection between breast implants, botox, and thyroid autoimmunity


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