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Autoimmune System, Pregnancy and Infertility

by Debbie Twoney on May 29, 2014

So many factors could be responsible for a woman not becoming pregnant. Infertility may be affected by a woman’s having autoimmune system problems such as Celiac disease or Rheumatoid Arthritis. More women than men have autoimmune diseases, which often start during their childbearing years.

You first need to know that 90% of thyroid conditions are autoimmune diseases.  If you are suffering from hypothyroidism, you are very likely having Hashimoto’s disease, even though you might not have been diagnosed with it by your doctor.  What an autoimmune disease really means is that your own immune system is self-destroying your thyroid.  As a result of that destructive attack, the thyroid slows down, and this is the reason why you are feeling so bad.

What you also need to know is this; First that the immune system lives in your gut. You will never have a healthy immune system or a healthy thyroid if you’re feeling bloated, constipated, and have a lot of different food cravings.  It’s key to know that the gut is lined with what's called the gut associated lymphoid tissue, but it is the headquarters for your immune system.  If you are experiencing any of the digestive issues that I described, your immune system is most certainly suppressed at this point. 

The second reason to have a healthy gut is to be able to properly convert the inactive T4 (thyroid hormone) to the active T3 form.  The third reason is that our gut is responsible for the absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.  Most people with thyroid conditions are deficient in many micronutrients like vitamins D and B12, selenium, and iron, just to name a few.  Most people reach out for the simplest solution, which is, of course, supplements. 


Here's a problem, when you are experiencing digestive issues, the supplements are not even getting properly absorbed by your gut.  So, you are literally paying for very expensive pee and poop.  Also when we absorb the vitamins and minerals properly, we will feel so much more satisfied with our meals much more quickly and therefore we will eat far less.  Guess what?  That is a way we lose weight too.

The gut is called a second brain by those in the know, because it can operate completely independently of the brain, and exchanges information back and forth with it.  Did you know that serotonin, which is the “happiness hormone” is 95% percent produced in the gut and not in the brain?  When we experience digestive issues that second brain takes a beating too.  Therefore, it affects our mood and our memory. 

 So many people experience digestive issues mainly due to food intolerances, meaning that you are eating food that is not agreeing with you, which is creating havoc in your gut.  Another issue can be candida, which is a nasty yeast overgrowth in the gut.  It could be the use of antibiotics in the past that killed the good bacteria in the gut and left the bad, causing huge dysbiosis, which means an imbalance of bacteria in the colon.

Can you understand why you aren’t healing on Synthroid alone?  What about your liver?  Why is having a healthy liver is so important to thyroid health?  You see, hormones and toxins are metabolized in the liver.  They are excreted through our GI tract.  Remember that the majority of thyroid hormones are converted into the active form in the liver.  This means that your inactive T4 gets converted to the active T3 there.  T3 is the hormone that gives you all your energy, clarity of mind, and metabolism; in other words, losing weight and getting the hormones to the ovaries so they can do their functions.  Therefore, if your liver is sluggish, you are not converting T4 or Synthroid to T3 effectively. 

There are protocols for cleaning the colon and the liver in my new revised edition of “Inner Transformations using Essential Oils”. The protocols to support the pituitary gland, thyroid and adrenal gland are in the book “Taming the Dragon Within” that talks all about the glands involved in women’s hormones and how to keep them healthy and in balance.

By cleaning out the colon, the liver and the uterus will begin to clean themselves also. By working on the liver, our hormones will begin to balance and our body will function better all around. As you can see cleansing our body has a huge effect on our hormones!!!

By cleaning out the colon, the liver and the uterus will begin to clean themselves also. By working on the liver, our hormones will begin to balance and our body will function better all around. As you can see cleansing our body has a huge effect on our hormones!!! 

Our hormones and getting pregnant as well as having a healthy pregnancy are dependent on all of these processes. Your liver, thyroid, kidneys, adrenal glands, colon and gut all affect our hormone levels as well as ability to sustain a pregnancy. Parasites and toxins need to be removed usually through a cleanse so that they are not passed on to your fetus.

Fully functioning organs are essential to preventing hormone back-up and negative feedback that adversely affect the pituitary, thyroid and ovaries. And all but eliminate infertility troubles..  If there are any problems with a woman's autoimmune system that needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid possible infertility issues.

 “I believe in preparing for the conception of your child before it is born changing the energy, emotions and DNA of the child.” The ultimate goal is to give birth to a healthy baby while maintaining the mother’s best possible well being.


Information shared here is not intended as medical advice, and cannot substitute for professional medical advice and information. Information provided is general in nature and may be helpful to some people but not others, depending on their personal medical needs. Always consult with your personal physician before following advice designed for general audiences only. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay getting care because of something you have read here.


  • dj2me

    this information will help so many women

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