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Green Walnuts and Honey??

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Good morning,

I was up late again reading up on supposed natural thyroid help. I ran across this: Green Walnuts, soaked in honey...

The recipe is:

What you need:

40 pieces of green (young) walnuts

1kg organic honey

1 large or a couple of small glass jars

What you do:

Clean the walnuts thoroughly then dry and prick them with a needle or sharp knife. Place the nuts in a jar then cover them with honey. The jar should remain open and exposed to sunlight. After 40 days, strain the liquid and store it in a glass bottle.

How to use it:

Take 2 tbsp. in the morning and in the evening on a regular basis.

Has anyone out there ever heard of, or tried this?? I am curious about it, but also I am coming to believe I will be forever on Thyroid meds. :(

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Walnuts rang a bell for some reason, a quick Google found this:

Not sure if soaking for 40 days would have the same effect as cooking....!?



I very much doubt it. Even cooking doesn't always work.

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shawsAdministrator in reply to LouiseRoberts

Thanks for that link Louise. It just goes to show that we have to double-check everything that might sound good. I would never have thought walnuts (nuts in general I suppose) might be goitrogenic.

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greygoose in reply to shaws

shaws, walnuts are on the list of goitrogens that I have posted several times. I wouldn't take too much notice of that 'article' (it's actually a reply on a forum) because it gets things a bit muddled. :)

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shawsAdministrator in reply to greygoose

Thanks GG. I will take your answer to heart :)

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greygoose in reply to shaws

:) Keep eating the walnuts!

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shawsAdministrator in reply to greygoose

Will that mean I might go 'nutty' altogether :)

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greygoose in reply to shaws

Groan. :)

Thanks I will go read up!!

mommalaurat, I very much doubt this will help your thyroid problem in any way. But whether or not it does any harm depends on how well you are medicated. If you still rely on your thyroid gland for some of your hormone, the walnuts might reduce the gland's production. If you are optimally medicated, it will just be a pleasant drink. But, it's not going to replace your levo. Without some sort of miracle, you are on levo for life! Or some other form of thyroid hormone replacement.

Thanks, thought it was too good to be true. This article got me excited, bummer.

If it's too good to be true, then it probably isn't true! :)


Did you ever try this? I just got done with the recipe and today is my first day trying it. It taste horridly bitter but hopefully it works.

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Monima in reply to elimill212

Hello, just wanted to ask if you've had any success with it?

Never did, honestly I tried to find the walnuts...quite a pain, so I gave up! Good luck!!

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