Actress Zoe Saldana announced late last week that she has the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, requiring her to eat a gluten- and dairy-free diet. Saldana isn’t alone in this health situation. An estimated 22 million people in the U.S. have Hashimoto’s disease, making it the most common autoimmune disease in the country. For those with Hashimoto’s, it can be incredibly challenging to identify a diet that works best for them, especially since every person with Hashimoto’s is unique and requires their own treatment plan.
Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories
Dr. Larson holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He particularly pursues advanced developments in the fields of endocrinology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and environmentally-induced chronic disease. Dr. Larson is a clinical consultant to Cyrex Laboratories, a clinical immunology laboratory specializing in functional immunology and autoimmunity.