Reversal of Graves’ Disease with a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet: A Case Report

Authors

  • Rishi Kalia, BS Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ravi Kalia, BS Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Abdullah El-Naji, BS Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Joshua Musih, BS Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Soham Patel, MD

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22230/ijdrp.2022v4n1a241

Keywords:

Whole Foods plant-based nutrition, type 2 Diabetes, pre-diabetes, vegan, graves' disease, hyperthyroidism, thyroid health, thyroid function, allergies, methimazole, cetirizine, vitamin D, Brazil nuts

Abstract

The benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet (WFPBD) include, but are not limited to, improvement of cardiovascular health, decreased inflammation, as well as enhanced endocrine system function. We present the case of a 51-year-old pre-diabetic female with a 22-year history of Graves’ disease who reversed her conditions following the ini- tial 28-week WFPBD period. In this time, she was able to reduce her thyroid stimu- lating immunoglobulin (TSI) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels and discontinue methimazole and cetirizine intake. It was also found that maintaining vitamin D levels are beneficial for promoting a more balanced immune response to help lower thyroid antibodies.

Author Biography

Soham Patel, MD

Whole FoodsPlant-based Endocrinologist in Tampa Bay, Florida. 

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Published

2022-01-12

How to Cite

Kalia, R., Kalia, R., El-Naji, A., Musih, J., & Patel, S. (2022). Reversal of Graves’ Disease with a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet: A Case Report. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 4(1), 6 pp. https://doi.org/10.22230/ijdrp.2022v4n1a241

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