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Treating the root cause(s)

It's been a few weeks since my last post, but I wanted to bring everyone up to date on my current status.

After a plethora of tests, and doctors, I decided to take matters into my hands. I had the lab run all of my tests again, and I took aim at resolving the various areas that I felt were in my control. They were my D3, B12, Iron, Testosterone, LDL, cholesterol, and glucose. So I supplemented and began eating a very strict diet. (In the beginning my diet was mostly just a superior plant protein powder with tons of super foods, since my appetite was gone)

In 5 weeks time, all of the above levels were optimized and I am feeling 80% better. My RT3 went from a very high 33, to 20 as well. My cortisol was also low, but now its optimal.

I have never taken anything for my Secondary Hypo, with the exception of propranolol, which is for the HR and palpitations., and they are basically gone. So I am hoping to get off this soon.

The only issue that I have run into, is that my BP will rise for no apparent reason. It is usually around 130/80, but sometime will rise to 154/90, and stay there for a few days.

Any idea?

Anyway, for those of you who are struggling, I would suggest getting all your vitals checked and working on optimizing your levels. It is working for me (Praise the Lord)


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Hello Dante,

This is REALLY great news and I am so pleased.

I am amazed your RT3 is coming down without thyroid meds (T3) but as you aren't medicating (T4) I guess it makes sense.

Plant proteins are great but be aware that soy (tempeh, tofu, edamame ) and chlorella //spirulina may stimulate the thyroid.

I don't know re high BP but suggest you may be eating too much of something that you are a little intolerant to (but who knows ? ).

I agree that all the vitals are most important.

Keep up with your regime as it's obviously working well and keep us posted of your progress.



Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.



The plant protein I use has no soy, it is actually a very high end product. It's called Vega All in One, along with Raw Essentials super food.


DanteNXS, Have thyroid levels been retested? Secondary hypothyroidism means your thyroid doesn't receive sufficient stimulation to produce thyroid hormone and you may need replacement.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.


I just got tested today, should have the results back next week.

I forgot to mention that I am also seeing a functional chiropractor, who has been adjusting my upper Spine. He stated that it was compressed, which affects the endocrine system.

I am no longer compressed.

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I was told the same. Not in all cases it works. I did get some benefit naturally, my periods stopped being awfully painful, but I figured that the reason for my upper spine to be painful and stiff is low t3 which causes muscle issues. Yet for some it might be the other way around, you might get great benefits from fixing it and I hope it works for you. Vague nerve can cause tons of nasty symptoms!


My understanding, is that every area of the body is directly/indirectly, controlled by the CNS, and that the nerves which run through the spine/discs, are meshed. Example, C1, C7, T2, and T9, if compressed, would lead to all kinds of endocrine and heart issues.

See the link for more info.

All I know is that my C7 was very compressed, and now it's not and I feel much better.


True, but when the damage is done elsewhere for other reason then fixing your back does not cure, thats what I meant.

But like I said, my periods aren't painful anymore it fixed something that was compressed. I do think anyone should try it as it might be the solution for some people. Not that expensive to try and you get to feel relaxed and nice anyways even though it did not fix the root cause :)


How can you treat the root cause without functional medicine testing like food sensitivities, stool samples, urine, saliva, to diagnose leaky gut etc..?


That's a very good question and I apologize for not mentioning it.

I was tested for parasites, ulcers, Lyme disease, but not any of the other stuff, until recently. My functional chiropractor advised me on what to take to heal my gut and my diet is very gut friendly. He stated that levels would not have optimized unless my gut was in good shape.

I am waiting for the results on the tests you mentioned, hopefully all is well, if not then I will do what's necessary to resolve it.

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thank you..i need a copy to hang on my refrigerator..

i have done the icky stool tests and it shows leaky gut and this is maybe why i have hashis. I am taking supplements.


Dante..are you in the US?


Yes, I live in the US, but I would love to move back to Europe.


you sounded American..isn't that funny? I am in the US too..native here.


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