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Healing my Thyroid - AZMT

Posted: Nov 27th, 2017 - 8:35 pm

About 25 years ago I was diagnosed as having Hashimoto's (autoimmune) thyroiditis after years of being hypothyroid and on replacement therapy.  Since my mother, maternal grandmother, and maternal great aunt were all hypothyroid and had autoimmune diseases I thought it "ran in the family."  About six months ago I had my first thyroid US, on which several tiny nodules were detected.  Fortunately they weren't suspicious enough to be biopsied.

The first smart thing I did was to get off synthetic Synthroid and switch to NaturThroid, natural thyroid hormone replacement which contains T3.  (There are other brands too.)  I felt better with that simple switch.  https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2015/01/15/new-study-reveals-why-1-in-6-thyroid-patients-still-feels-bad-on-levothyroxine/

Then I began reading up on dietary factors.  Guess what?  The #1 worst food for thyroid health is WHEAT, followed by cruciferous veggies that we all believe as so "good" for us (they are in certain ways, just not for the thyroid).  So, I stopped eating wheat and gave up broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, etc.  Another bad one is grapefruit.  I never really liked them except for the Texas Ruby Reds, but I stopped eating those.  I stopped drinking alcohol, which is horrible for the endocrine system in general but especially the thyroid.  I incorporated bone broth into my diet and also started taking a collagen supplement.

Shortly before the holiday I had my levels checked.  When the results came back my endo was amazed!  I was going into hyperthyroidism so she had to cut my dosage in half.  In addition, my last ultrasound was clean, meaning the nodules that had been there previously are nondetectable now.

My energy level is up, my head is clearer, and I have lost some weight.  My skin, hair, and nails are showing improvement, with more strength and shine.  I feel more positive in general -- not giddy, just good! I hope to see even more improvement -- years of suboptimal health have taken a toll on my beauty.

I hope my experience helps some of you here.  I would caution not to do this on your own without regular doc visits. You need to ask or tell your doc that you want to do this and also go back for regular labs to monitor your levels so your medication can be adjusted if necessary.




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