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General 'reset' which helped my thyroid

I have a goitre and last year had high hypothyroid, in the past I had hypothyroid.

I didnt regard any of the medical options as being beneficial in the long term, all had 'side effects' I saw as not amusing! The consultant told me she wanted to prescribe Carbimazole, while casually mentioning that it would wipe out my immune system. to me that meant I could be dealing with cancer rather than thyroid issues. It didnt make sense.

Instead I decided to put into action lots of beneficial things I had learned from Phillip Day, Charlotte Gerson and general research. I think doing these things could help us all. A basic principle is that chronic disease is caused from toxicity and lack of nutrients. So anything that can detox and build proper nutrition to a high level can help reverse it.

So I was more careful with the food I ate, I drank a litre of fresh veg (mainly carrot. apple and ginger) juice a day, took vit D, selenium, and B-s plus double my usual dose of the three Sisel supplements (a multi mineral and antioxidant -SpectraMaxx, a fucoidan supplement, and a resveratrol supplement. was already GF, I made sure I had some coconut oil and essential fatty acids. I ate organically and this included protein.

I felt better and my hyper levels normalised. I gave my body the things it needed to help repair. I realised I needed not only the nutrients to supply my daily needs but extra because having a disease meant there was a deficit ..like a hole that needed topping up too for my health to get better, not just maintain as it was.

Various problems lead me to become less disciplined and nurturing to myself, so i have slid back down the ladder a bit. But I am now going to do a reset and start doing all this again. My body just doesn't function well unless I do. intense stress called for me to do more, not less, but at the time I gave up. .. Who else self sabotages?

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If you're ill or under stress and you need to conserve your energies Idk that this is self-sabotage. That sounds like a very self-critical characterisation.

Are you hypothyroid or hyperthyroid? I would urge caution when self-treating w alternative remedies. If you need thyroid hormone you need it, juice and vit d will not suffice.

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Do you have thyroid issues or autoimmune? You sound like you work for the Pharmaceuticals.

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Hi

I agree with the sentiment that your body should be able to self repair if given the right building blocks (nutrients), but I'd rather do it by food than supplements. However, I have resorted to some supplements to try and boost the initial building supplies.

I also take levo, as my body currently is not producing enough thyroxine naturally. Hopefully (forever the optimist) in time my body can sort itself out - as is suggested in one of Dr Haskell's books (Hope for hashi...).

One big change I've made is avoiding flour with additives for last 6 months, and despite TSH rising to 2.9 (0.3 - 4.5) I have more energy now, than I have had for years.

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"I have a goitre and last year had high hypothyroid, in the past I had hypothyroid.

I didnt regard any of the medical options as being beneficial in the long term, all had 'side effects' I saw as not amusing! The consultant told me she wanted to prescribe Carbimazole"

Why would the doctor give you Carbimazole if you were hypothyroid? Did you have any antibodies tested?

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Hi not sure what you mean by hyper, do you mean hyper stressed, or hyperthyroid? Odds are your low in stomach acid and digestive enzymes, caused by insufficient intake of histidine vit-A or zinc. Zinc is commonly low with hypothyroidism, plus to make stomach acid you need the three nutrients mentioned, which leads to amino acid deficiency, which leads to adrenal problems, which ultimately leads to thyroid problems! Put simply if you've got thyroid problems, you've got an adrenal problem that's preceded it.

I take amino acids, a b complex, vit c@1000mg plus a digestive enzyme inc betaine HCL with Pepsin, and a probiotic supplement. You may want to swap your sisel products products about, if I were you I'd take fucoydan, encompass360,and a kaffe coffee the bacopa is great for the brain, I also take the coffee, and encompass360 has most if the nutrients in it like you won't need a b complex plus it has bacopa in it too!

For me I'm weaning off the thyroid meds actually don't feel like I need it! The adrenals thrive on amino acids, plus vitamin c, and b complex are neccisary cofactor nutrients

Hope this helps...

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Hi Road

I'm on 50 Levo...GP put me up to 75 three months ago but stopped taking one month ago because it made me feel dreadful...not depressed but so lethargic and much brain fog. I've have changed my diet completely (..strictly gluten, dairy free, and all organic...have researched much. IM taking vitamins you've mentioned and a few other supplements. Just in one month I feel so much better. My goal is to get down to 25 levo and always keep to strict diet. I must say..I had no idea healthy food could taste so good. I make my own ghee and it's delicious!

How are you getting on. I hope you're progressing to no meds without too much upsets. It would be great to have an update?

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Hi Flipper22, yes progressed to no levothyroxine, still get tired occasionally especially if I don't take amino acids, vitamin C, plus encompass360 for a week or more. So its obvious I'm not getting everything or enough of the nutrients from food alone. Not gone as far as you diet/food wise, but still eat healthyish even have a few beers without it bothering me ;-) nice...

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hi roadrunnergreg

Yes hyperthyroid or thyroditis. A very stress full period didnt help and just when I needed to help myself most.. I didnt. Hypo.. was a typo. Thank you. Yes I do find the Sisel coffee very good. A side effect seems to have been regaining some of my hair colour.. but mainly it does seem to be great generally. I think it kept me relatively stable when I wasnt doing as many of the other thing as I needed. FuCoyDon too. I take SpectraMaxx as well. I think you are right about the digestive enzymes too. I have taken the encompass in the past, but it would be a good idea to restart. Since I brought the levels of T4 down to normal it has stayed. I have never done thyroid meds.

Your comments are very helpful. Thanks.

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Hi Sedum, how's it going now? Still progressing with your health goals???

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So check it out...What about heavy metal toxicity detox. Aluminium causes all kinds of health problems. All vaccines and immunizations and flu shots are All filled with Aluminium! They inject us with all kinds of bad stuff and they know it. POPULATION CONTROL whether it is to lower the population or rid the earth of the weak links...It is WRONG. I do not care if the vaccine helped 1 person because they do not tell you it killed 4 people they gave it to in another country. A need to know basis I guess. I will be working hard to save my daughter from all the evil in this world. Now that I made the mistake of allowing her to get 2 HPV vaccines. The dumb lady did not tell me how she reacted to the first one she would of never got the second. Anyway enough of my rant.

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