Michelle Madrigal opens up about Hashimoto’s diagnosis


MANILA, Philippines – Michelle Madrigal was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid, talking about her condition on Instagram.

“So I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, along with millions of young and older women who suffer from it,” she wrote, following up with an explanation of how the disease works.

Raw. - So I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, along with other millions of young and older women who suffer from it. - - What is Hashimotos? -it is an autoimmune disorder that can cause hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. It means that my immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid gland. The thyroid becomes damaged and can’t make enough thyroid hormones. - - I’ve also developed goiter (enlarged thyroid). We all know that Thyroid hormones control how our body uses energy, so they affect nearly every organ in your body. - - I am lucky that I am not prescribed with any medications yet.. And TBH, I would rather heal myself in a holistic way. I have been doing my research on AIP diet and paleo diet, so I will most likely start with it after our vacation. I started cutting sugar & gluten into my diet and it is amazing that I am not really craving sweets lately. - - I know healing my gut is just the first step, but dealing with daily stress and emotional flare ups is also another thing. I really am on a huge “transition phase” of my life this year. So here’s to healing naturally and being healthy from the inside out! #hashimotos #reversingdisease #healthyfromtheinsideout A post shared by Michelle Madrigal (@mitch_madrigal) on May 9, 2018 at 9:09am PDT

As the former actress explained, Hashimoto’s disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a disease where one’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland, therby causing hormonal problems.

According to Michelle, she has developed a goiter, or enlarged thryroid. “We all know that thyroid hormones control how our body uses energy so they affect nearly every organ in your body,” she wrote.

Michelle ended her post on a hopeful note, sharing that she hasn’t been prescribed any medications yet, and that she is planning to deal with the disorder by adjusting her diet.

“I have been doing my research on AIP diet and paleo diet, so I will most likely start with it after our vacation,” she said, addinf that she has started cutting out sugar and gluten from her diet.

“I know healing my gut is just the first step, but dealing with daily stress and emotional flare ups is also another thing,” she said. “I really am on a huge ‘transition phase’ of my life this year. So here’s to healing naturally and being healthy from the inside out!”

Michelle has been living in Texas with her fiance, Troy Woolfolk. She gave birth to their first daughter Anika in October 2017. Since then, Michelle has been posting regularly about her fitness regimen on Instagram, and wowed followers in January when she showed progress photos of her body after giving birth. – Rappler.com