Dr. Kharrazian was one of many doctors interviewed by thyroid advocate Mary Shomon for her latest article at about.com.

One of the leading practitioners in hypothyroidism treatment, Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MNeuroSci, has shared his approach to optimal treatment for hypothyroidism, as part of this series featuring well-known practitioners with expertise in hormone balance and hypothyroidism diagnosis and treatment.

For Dr. Kharrazian, as a functional medicine practitioner, optimal treatment means first discovering what caused the thyroid to falter in the first place and to go after that. According to Dr. Kharrazian, for most Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, the autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland. Although the use of thyroid hormones may be necessary, he feels that they do not address the cause of dysfunction, which is an immune system that is attacking the body it was designed to protect. This is evidenced by the many people who still have symptoms even after the gland is surgically removed (because some tissue remains, providing a site for attack).

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Learn more about Dr. Kharrazian book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?