Woman Suffering with HypothyroidismHypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland has been weakened by poor nutrition, thyroid toxicity, bad lifestyle, stress, and too much medical 'help'. A victim of hypothyroidism has a body that can no longer adequately produce vital hormones. The establishment considers it to be yet another "autoimmune disease"; unilaterally rejecting all legitimate causative factors. The immune system only attacks things that it detects as being toxic.

The thyroid gland is suppressed by the intake of soy; an ingredient in the great majority of processed foods, and even in most of the so-called healthy alternatives. Additionally, fluoride is extremely damaging to the thyroid. Until the 1970's, doctors prescribed fluoride to patients with hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid) in order to cripple it. It was shown to be effective at 2 mg. per day. People in the present are estimated to be consuming 2-10 mg. per day from tap water, non-stick cookware, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, infant formula, processed cereals, and sodas. Hypothyroidism is also recognized to be caused by certain medications, such as lithium.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Mood swings
  • Cold sensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual periods
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle hair, skin, or fingernails
  • Hair loss

All S.S.R.I. anti-depressant drugs feature fluoride as a main ingredient, so these psychiatric drugs dramatically contribute to thyroid disorders, and they are the primary cause of hypothyroidism in some cases. S.S.R.I. drugs are notorious for causing nutritional deficiencies, due to their overall toxicity, and because they dramatically disrupt the serotonin that is used for digestion. Contrary to the dishonest drug company marketing, only 10% of an individual's serotonin is used by his brain, while about 80% of it is used by his digestive system. Without the proper nutrients, hypothyroidism cannot be cured, because those nutrients are needed to balance the hormones and to strengthen the thyroid. S.S.R.I. drugs furthermore reduce usable calcium in the body, and thereby render magnesium unusable; since magnesium and calcium are interdependent. Magnesium deficiencies are rife in modern society because people do not eat enough green leafy vegetables. A severe magnesium deficiency can lead to sudden heart attacks, and lesser deficiencies cause heart attacks when monosodium glutamate (MSG) is consumed. People who have hypothyroidism are much more likely to have heart problems, because the hormones that are produced by a healthy thyroid help to strengthen heart contractions and regulate heart rhythm.

The medical establishment prescribes synthetic hormone pills to hypothyroidism patients, and patients must continue taking them for the rest of their lives. This is because these artificial hormones cause a body to stop producing its own thyroid hormones permanently; similar to what is experienced with diabetics taking synthetic insulins. In both cases, the result is perpetual customers who will forever be reliant on the system, because the medications destroy the organ that they supposedly help. Be forewarned that there is no cure with orthodox therapies, and there may be no turning back.

The medical establishment's tests for hypothyroidism are unreliable, so multiple consecutive tests may produce differing results. As a result, some people are drugged for the rest of their lives for a disease that they did not actually have, until they began the drug regimen. Those who are given the pharmaceutical hormones develop hypothyroidism that is much more difficult to cure than those who did nothing at all, or those who turned to the alternatives immediately.

"Dessicated natural thyroid does not have FDA approval and its availability became quite limited in 2009. Many consumers complained to the ombudsman because of their preference for dessicated natural thyroid as thyroid replacement medication over the FDA approved synthetic versions"

-- F.D.A.

In the 1890's, the original conventional medicine (what is now alternative medicine) began using all-natural hormones to treat hypothyroidism. These natural hormones were extracted from animal sources. In 1958, the chemical industry first began producing the completely synthetic versions of the hormones, which were marketed as being identical to the natural hormones that had been used for decades. Soon thereafter, the F.D.A. began playing a political game to suppress the use of the significantly safer, animal-based hormones for no other reason than increasing industry profits. Behind its corrupt shenanigans was the fact that chemical formulations can be patented, but natural hormones cannot. It avoided a political backlash by not officially banning the natural hormones, but it nevertheless accomplished the same goal by re-categorizing natural hormone treatments as "not approved" therapies. Thus, a doctor risks his medical license, and increases his lawsuit risk if he prescribes the natural hormones. It is another example of the F.D.A. eliminating competition for its top pharmaceutical partners using cunning methods. Treating hypothyroidism has become much more expensive and dangerous as a result. The new synthetic hormones are addictive to the extreme, as only chemistry can provide. It follows the same addictive pattern seen with cholesterol medications, hypertension medications, diabetes medications, cancer treatments, anti-depressants, and pharmaceutical record-holders like Heroin (from Bayer). The chemical industry's synthetic hormones cause both heart disease and cancers, but they help to cover a doctor's assets.

How To Cure Hypothyroidism

In alternative medicine, there is very little difference in the curing of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. This is because the treatments involve assisting the thyroid to heal, in either case. Curing thyroid disease requires a long-term commitment for a period of at least a year. Creating this problem took years of self-poisoning, so fixing it is neither quick, nor easy. Hypothyroidism medications are addictive, and the body becomes reliant on them, which is why the mainstream establishment maintains that people must take them forever. Those who have been taking hypothyroidism medications for years must slowly wean themselves from the drugs. Abruptly stopping these medications will result in extreme fatigue, and additional thyroid problems.


  • Bovine thyroid hormone: This is a much safer option for treatment than the synthetic hormone replacements that are offered by the medical establishment. This should be useful for anyone with hypothyroidism, since the symptoms of the condition are caused by a deficiency of the thyroid hormones. It is usually made from the freeze-dried thyroids of cows. This supplement will be vitally important to some people who have severe cases, or for when the thyroid has been surgically removed, or if it is otherwise non-functional. This was the original treatment used by the medical establishment before certain pharmaceutical companies were given a monopoly on the synthetic version. Beware of "thyroxin-free" products, which do not contain the thyroid hormones that are needed. Likewise avoid other supposedly "improved" formulas, which are adulterated and never actually improved. You should be seeking something that is pure and all-natural, in other words. Do not self-medicate with this unless you are absolutely certain that you have hypothyroidism. You may wish to get tested at a doctor's office. If you use this and instead have hyperthyroidism (over-driven thyroid) instead of hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid), you could seriously damage your body, and even induce a heart attack.
  • Discard all non-stick cookware
  • Eliminate soy: Soy suppresses thyroid functions, imbalances hormones, and it has been shown to cause goiters (an enlargement of the thyroid gland) in previously healthy individuals, which shows that it disrupts iodine usage.
  • Adhere to an alkaline diet: This is extremely helpful when curing any chronic disease. Reference the Body pH and Disease article to guide you.
  • Balance estrogen levels (women): Excess estrogen slows down the thyroid gland. This means eliminating birth control medications, increasing the fiber in the diet, and avoiding all non-organic meats. Reduce dairy intake, because milk often contains lots of estrogen.
  • Exercise: Find a physical activity that is fun, and do it often. We believe that exercise could half the cure time in some cases, and curing is not possible without it.
  • Hemp fiber: This is a broad-spectrum supplement and a mild laxative.
  • L-tyrosine: Tyrosine is a natural amino acid that helps the body produce its own thyroid hormone. This is also known to help with the depression that usually accompanies hypothyroidism. Most naturopaths recommend that 500 mg. be taken 2-3 times daily.
  • L-arginine: Arginine is known to stimulate the thyroid and its hormones. It also improves immune function, improves fertility, and alleviates erectile dysfunction.
  • Avoid all sources of fluoride: As already mentioned, fluoride suppresses the thyroid, and is likely to be the leading cause of hypothyroidism. Drink spring water, avoid soft drinks, use fluoride-free toothpaste, use a shower filter, and throw away non-stick cookware.
  • Eat a natural diet: To help the body heal itself, remove burdens on its immune system. This means that all processed foods, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, white flour, white sugar, table salt, hydrogenated oils, aluminum, high fructose corn syrup, and etcetera should be eliminated from the diet. Organic food is the ideal. Do not trust marketing that reads "all natural", because this phrase is intentionally unregulated, so that anyone may use it for anything. Read labels carefully.
  • Iodine: The thyroid needs iodine to function properly, and lots of people now suffer from iodine deficiencies. To test yourself, place some iodine (we use 2%) on your stomach. Make a dot the size of a silver dollar (or twice the size of a British 50p). If it disappears within 12 hours, then you are iodine deficient. Keep adding iodine in increasing amounts, until it no longer disappears in a 12-hour period. This works due to the fact that the body transdermally absorbs iodine at the rate that it is needed. Do not use povidone iodine and do not orally consume iodine. This is an especially important precaution for those with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Red marine algae is the only means to safely orally supplement with iodine, but beware of other types of underwater vegetation. Baked fish is the safest and most natural way to consume iodine, but beware of bottom feeders, shell fish, krill, etc. Think kosher in regards to fish. Those with hyperthyroidism should not use iodine, because it could overdrive the thyroid, worsening the condition.
  • Chlorophyll: Supplementing with chlorophyll provides essential copper, helps oxygenate the body, builds healthy red blood cells, and it overall assists with skin health. Chlorophyll is a safe method of orally supplementing with copper.
  • Pears and apples: The ancient Chinese discovered that pears have a powerful tendency to balance hormones; especially in women. Pears help most when mixed with or juiced with apples. Try our pear juice recipe, and drink it regularly.
  • Zinc and selenium: Studies indicate that severe zinc or selenium deficiencies can cause decreased thyroid hormone levels. Never take zinc on an empty stomach. Brazil nuts are high in zinc and selenium.
  • Coconut oil: Buy organic, cold-pressed coconut oil from a health food store. Take about 1 teaspoon of it daily. You can also use it to cook with, but be warned that it smokes at low cooking temperatures, so it should only be used for low-heat cooking. Coconut oil speeds the metabolism, encourages production of the thyroid hormone, and kills candida yeast.
  • Avoid canola oil: Canola oil interferes with the production of thyroid hormones, amongst its many other dangers. Treat canola oil like the genetically-engineered abomination that it is.

Additional Notes

If depression becomes a serious problem, then sufferers may wish to read our article about eliminating depression naturally. Chronic constipation can be addressed by adding additional dietary fiber, such as psyllium or the superior hemp fiber. Sufferers will also want to take flax seed oil, and combine it with a food containing sulfur proteins; for example, goat cheese or eggs. This follows the Budwig Protocol's methodology, which decreases inflammation, increases oxygen intake, stimulates beneficial intestinal flora, and it provides a mild laxative effect.

Heavy metals and toxins can cause the thyroid to malfunction. This is particularly true in cases of Hashimoto's disease, wherein the thyroid is so poisoned that the immune system begins attacking it. Most people with thyroid disease will benefit from a heavy metal and liver cleanse, because thyroid impairment is generally the result of toxicity.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the application of iodine to treat Hashimoto's thyroiditis, so it is prudent that we comment. Dosage is especially important in these cases, as an overdose of iodine can cause the thyroid to shut down completely. However, a small amount of iodine does help this condition. Problems usually occur for those who take potassium iodide supplements, and those who take internal iodine drops. However, there is no evidence of adverse effects for those who moderately apply iodine transdermally. Applying iodine to the skin allows the body to regulate the iodine's absorption rate.

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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2009-11-02 08:34
The fact that we never recommend substances such as lithium aspartate is one of the things that separates us from the other sites out there; for we do enormous amounts of research to ensure that we 'first do no harm'.

Lithium Aspartate is sometimes used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid), because like fluoride, it attacks the thyroid. The unverified contention that it helps to spread iodine throughout the body seems to be an attempt to explain how it works. This also assumes that having iodine spread uniformly throughout the body is actually a good thing, instead of it concentrating in the thyroid and ovaries, as it normally does. These fraudulent claims are made because it wouldn't sound as good if the supplement companies had to explain that their product was crippling a vital organ, and could therefore lead to long term consequences. There is certainly nothing holistic about any of this. It is much more like pharmaceutical-based medicine, in fact.

While lithium occurs in trace amounts in soil, and also inside fruits and vegetables; this is not what you are getting whenever you purchase lithium aspartate. By the time it is inside a capsule, it is far from natural. Aspartate, like glutamate, is an amino acid which is also an excitotoxin. It attacks the brain cells as soon as there is more of it than taurine in the body, and it then goes on to cause (sometimes fatal) pulse irregularities in people with magnesium deficiencies. We would never recommend supplementing with it. It is essentially supplementing with MSG or NutraSweet.
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Lorie Blaine
# Lorie Blaine 2009-11-25 22:22
Are you aware that many supplements that contain kelp are also contaminated with arsenic????


Environ Health Perspect. 2007 December; 115(12): A575.
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Organic versus Inorganic Arsenic in Herbal Kelp Supplements
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Amster et al. (2007) reported findings from a case study involving a possible link between arsenic toxicity and the ingestion of a kelp-based supplement. The authors concluded that the arsenic-contaminated supplement was the likely cause of the neurologic, dermatologic, and gastrointestinal symptoms in their patient. Although the report has several methodologic shortcomings, the most serious flaw is the authors’ failure to recognize that the arsenic most commonly found in seaweed and seafood products is relatively nontoxic. This is in contrast to inorganic arsenic, which has well-documented acute and chronic toxicity. Amster et al. (2007) did not discuss the possibility that the arsenic measured in the kelp supplement was in the organic form, nor did they address the great variability in toxicity among arsenic compounds. These two oversights lead to the unsupported conclusion that the arsenic found in kelp is responsible for the unique set of medical conditions observed in their patient.
Amster et al. (2007) stated that “all chemical forms of arsenic eventually produce the same toxic syndrome.” In fact, the toxicologic properties of organic arsenic compounds are very different from those of inorganic arsenic. Inorganic arsenic is significantly more toxic than pentavalent arsenic compounds, arsenosugars, and arsenobetaine [Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 2007b]. Arsenobetaine is a common constituent of seafood and is considered nontoxic. Interestingly, the major organic arsenic compounds in most seaweed are arsenosugars, which are still much less toxic than inorganic arsenic. For example, in an in vitro cytotoxicity assay, inorganic arsenic was 50 times more toxic than the trivalent arsenosugar and > 600 times more toxic than the pentavalent arsenosugar (Andrewes et al. 2004). In a recent article on speciated arsenic in seaweed, Rose et al. (2007) confirmed that inorganic arsenic levels in most varieties of seaweed are undetectable. Thus, the assumption that organic arsenic in the supplement could cause toxicity consistent with inorganic arsenic is scientifically unsupportable.
Although Amster et al. (2007) did not quantify an arsenic intake dose, they did use urinary arsenic levels to estimate exposure. They noted that normal levels of arsenic in urine are 50 μg/g creatinine (roughly equivalent to 50 μg As/L) and that their patient had an elevated urinary arsenic level of 85.5 μg/g creatinine. According to the Agency for Toxic Substance Registry (ATSDR 2000), normal urinary arsenic levels are 50 μg/L, but only “in the absence of recent consumption of seafood.” After seafood consumption, arsenic urinary levels can reach 1,000 μg/L (Vahter 1994). Thus, it is clear that 85.5 μg/g creatinine is not indicative of arsenic toxicity, particularly after known organic arsenic exposures. Many researchers have investigated the relationship between seafood consumption and urinary arsenic and have concluded that in order to make meaningful risk determinations through arsenic urine analysis, individuals should refrain from eating seafood (including seaweed) at least 4 days before testing (Foa et al. 1984; Kales et al. 2006).
Moreover, the symptoms most prominent in the patient described by Amster et al. (2007)—memory loss, alopecia, and fatigue—are not characteristic of arsenic toxicity (ATSDR 2007b; National Research Council 1999). The most sensitive non-cancer end point of arsenic exposure is the appearance of skin lesions (with very specific characteristics). Even these sensitive manifestations of chronic inorganic arsenic poisoning are not observed until lifetime exposures are hundreds of micrograms of arsenic per day (Abernathy et al. 2003).
There are several other limitations of the study by Amster et al. (2007). For example, the patient had manifestations of the conditions even before supplement use. Also, the authors did not discuss the possibility of iodine toxicity associated with the supplement ingestion. Certain comparisons the authors drew between the arsenic in the supplement and the regulatory limits are misleading. In particular, the reference to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food standard for arsenic of 2 ppm, which applies only to animals treated with veterinary drugs, is not relevant (ATSDR 2007a). FDA guidance recommends levels for seafood that are much higher. For example, the level of concern for total arsenic in crustaceans is 86 ppm, a concentration 10 times higher than the amount found in the kelp supplement (FDA 1993).
In conclusion, Amster et al. (2007) inappropriately relied on total arsenic data to link arsenic exposure to disease. They used their findings to comment on safety in the dietary supplement industry as a whole, implying that their results indicate that heavy metal contamination in supplements is a major health concern. Although contamination in food and dietary supplements is an issue that should be examined, their article did not inform this issue, and it obscures more significant food safety concerns that are of greater public health significance.
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phillip nicholas
# iodoralphillip nicholas 2010-11-14 10:42
Hi, I am so glad I found your site and the info you present. Back in february I had an attack of atrial fibrilation and was prescribed amiodarone. Of course having researched the side effects of amiodarone I quickly tapered off it. I read the information posted by the infamous Dr Abraham and decided to take iodoral as a substitute for amiodarone. Any way I have developed the following symptoms, headache, abdominal pain, neck pain, nausea, muscle and joint pain and insomnia.I have stopped the iodoral since reading your site but wonder if I now have a hypo or hyper active thyroid. Further more I do not want to go back into AF so wondered if you had any advice.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2010-11-16 18:15
Hey Phillip;

I would spend much more time looking into your heart trouble than your thyroid. Unless you have very noticeable symptoms of hypo/hyper-thyroidism, it should be the least of your concerns. Overdriving your thyroid whilst you have heart problems sounds extremely unwise.

I strongly recommend that you read our heart disease article:


Feel free to contact us (https://healthwyze.org/index.php/index.php/contact-us) if you have any questions.
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Ameera A
# Ameera A 2011-03-16 10:01
i want to know whether arsenic cause hyperthyroidism.for a few months i took in an unani medicine named safi-blood purifier and now i have hyperthyroidism
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2011-03-17 06:41
Yes, poisons and heavy metals can cause the thyroid to malfunction. We strongly recommend that you cleanse:
Techniques For Cleansing The Body and Detoxifying (https://healthwyze.org/reports/486-techniques-for-cleansing-the-body-and-detoxifying)
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Danielle Dunlap
# Danielle Dunlap 2011-04-05 12:19
I agree with Alan. There is no mention of whether or not to discontinue taking hypothyroid meds while following your recommendations to cure hypothyroidism. Please let us know.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2011-04-06 12:10
In some cases, it will be necessary to slowly wean off of the medications whilst going through this regimen. Others will be able to stop immediately, depending on their thyroid state, length of medication use, and type of medication. Unfortunately, we're not able to issue a blanket recommendation on this because of all of the variables involved.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2011-11-06 08:18
You can purchase red marine algae in supplement form at herbal stores. We do not know of any specific blends which include all of the above ingredients. You would have to visit a store and read the ingredients of the commercial thyroid blends. Let us know how it goes, so that we can recommend it to others in the future.
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karen braithwaite
# toothpastekaren braithwaite 2012-01-02 19:03
I use Jason's brand, and ayurvedic organic brands. Look at labels that state no sulfates (there are more than sodium lauryl) and no flourides. Cost more, but what is more important?
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karen braithwaite
# karen braithwaite 2012-01-02 19:14
I have read about not eating cruciferous veggies for hypothyroidism. I cut out white sugar, white flour and white rice, and I have been vegan ever since, and many of my regular diet items are mentioned to NOT eat.
**I read once that cooking broccoli eliminates the chemical that interferes with thyroid function. Is that true for all cruciferous veggies? What is your opinion on cruciferous veggies?**
I am hypothyroid, no meds, never will. First test in 2003 had numbers TSH 16.25!, Dr. freaked. T3-T4 somewhat high. After cutting out white stuff, TSH dropped to 5.2 4-5 months later. I have been generally asymptomatic from beginning, except for cold feet, hands, rear end. Some morning headaches, and dry skin. nNo hair loss, no mood swings, no depression. I believe disease can be reversed, stopped and handled with diet changes.
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Alex Warren
# thyroxin is the thyroid hormoneAlex Warren 2012-02-02 02:13
Amongst all hormones, the thyroid hormone which is known as thyroxin held importance as it regulate the body’s basal metabolic rate (BMR), which is the amount of energy used by body. This hormone is secreted by thyroid gland which is located in the lower part of the neck region. When the amount of thyroxin produced by the thyroid gland decreases it causes hypothyroidism as a result of which body’s metabolic rate slowed down. This low amount of hormone could not perform the work assigned to it properly thus lead to several other complications. Thanks for healthy tips to control hypothyroidism
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Betsy Ewall
# Betsy Ewall 2012-02-12 18:38
can you please tell me what Iodine you use topically? If it is on this website I couldn't find it. Thanks so much for this information and for empowering us. I truyly believe we can heal ourselves, sometimes we just need the right information. Thank you SO MUCH for empowering us!
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tom howard
# my question tootom howard 2012-02-20 08:20
Thanks for this site . I also would like to know what type topical iodine should be used ! I have been on the thyroxin ,but just 3 months now . If I get off it and use the red marine algea , would I be successful ? I would also change diet refective of higher nutrition standards. Thanks Tom
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2012-02-20 08:59
We use red marine algae ourselves. Although, it should be avoided by people who have Hashimoto's disease.
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Susan Michael
# Low ThyroidSusan Michael 2012-02-23 23:48
Was thinking of weaning myself off Levothyroxine, 88 mcg. I have no health insurance. I have been feeling tired, but my numbers are excellent...right in the middle. I do not want to be my own doctor. Not overweight, but I cannot stand being tired. Any suggestions and thoughts?
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Lisa Robinson
# Trying to get off SynthroidLisa Robinson 2012-02-25 08:37
I originally had Graves 30 yrs ago. I was given one dose of Radioactive Iodine. 2 years ago the doctor put me on 50 mcg of Synthroid. It helped in some ways but I was still feeling tired, hair falling out more and more, headaches, neck pain and still weight gain and unable to lose it. I tried different combinations and dosages, even Armour with terrible results. So recently reading Dr. Brownstein and about iodine I added the Nascent Iodine, a thyroid support suppliment that contains L- Tyrosine 500 mg., and I cut my Snythroid in half. The headaces are gone, my neck stopped hurting and my hair is even falling out less. But now I am feeling the effects of cutting down, cramps in my calves, more tired and even my joints are swelling. Is it possible to get off Synthroid after being on it 2 years?? Are there any success stories out there? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I do not want to take this the rest of my life.
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Thea Beaulieu
# thyroid cureThea Beaulieu 2018-01-03 09:19
I'm wondering if anyone has had this experience I wasn't looking for. I have been on 125mcg. synthroid for 23 years . I recently started taking Charlottes web advanced everyday and started some cbd with my medical marijuana card. Lo and behold here i am 4 months later. I went from 125 to 100, then 88 and now I've cut that in half to 44 . I haven't really changed anything else. I wasn't even trying. I think at 65 my thyroid is going to heal itself!! Has anyone had this experience???? My dr. keeps asking me what i am doing?
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Michelle Lutz
# hypothyroidism - wowMichelle Lutz 2012-04-11 00:29
:o I am very glad that I found this site, I have so many questions.
In November, I had 3 seizures, the last - a Grand mal seizure, sent me to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the hospital, after blood tests. This made sense because I had been losing 'steam' for a couple weeks and becoming more and more sluggish.
The doctor now has me on Synthroid and I STILL don't feel good, not as good as I did prior to this whole episode. I still have issues with thought, I am gaining weight, I am SO bloated - I look 6 months pregnant.
I want to find a way to manage this without taking the Synthroid, I don't believe in my heart that they have me on the correct medication and noone will listen to me.
My thyroid is now, literally, just at the lowest possible number it can be at without being under. I try to tell everyone that maybe I should be in the middle, however, it seems since I don't have a degree, they think I don't know my body...does this sound familiar to anyone else? :woohoo: I would really appreciate it if anyone else out there has/had a similar experience and could share do's and don'ts with me. I really DO want to do this with diet and exercise.
I worked very hard to lose 80 pounds after another doctor made me take a med, I refuse to let them do this to me again.
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Brook Henneman
# MedBrook Henneman 2012-05-04 15:10
Do I continue to take my thyroid meds while doing this diet or have to stop? Thanks!
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2012-05-07 05:37
The whole idea of curing hypothyroidism involves being free of the medical establishment, and thus free of pharmaceuticals. At some point, weaning yourself off of the drugs will be paramount to a complete recovery. You can, however, follow the above regimen whilst taking the drugs, and whilst weaning yourself off of them.

Part of your problem is not medical, it is psychological. As long as you continue to see drugs as safe, and lifestyle changes and supplements as dangerous, you will remain a prisoner to the system. It's all about who you place your faith in, and if you place it in the medical establishment, they will keep you dependent, and they will eventually kill you.

Looking at the facts may help with your faith issues. Herbs and supplements don't kill anyone, but the medical industry is the fourth largest killer in the United States with properly prescribed medications by its own statistics. That doesn't even count the mistakes, botched surgeries, etc. Real medicine is giving your body what it needs to repair itself, as opposed to pharma, which is the ancient Greek word for sorcery. Times have changed, and they no longer wear black coats and pointy hats. Now, they wear white coats. They even use ancient ingredients such as animal's blood, and flesh from dead babies, which you can read about in our vaccine research.

We're not allowed to play doctor, but we can assure you that your doctor is lying to you, because that is his job, and he will keep lying to you if he wants to keep his license.
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Steph Lindstrom
# HYPERthyroidismSteph Lindstrom 2012-08-01 09:24
Any recommended reading/diet change for HYPER thyroidism? RIght now I am diaganosed as Sub-Clinical Hyperthyroidism and am not on any meds. I would like to keep it that way!
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Rubens Araujo
# Hashmotos thyroidism caused by candidaRubens Araujo 2013-03-20 09:00
Hi, firstly I would like to congratulations you for your website.
Secondly, I would like to say that I have been doing a large research about candida and the problems that it can cause in a persons health, and I believe that candida is the root cause of more than 90% of the people health problems, and that It can be the cause of hashmotos thyroidism, I saw people saying that a leak gut allows food particles and toxins to go into the blood stream and it can reach your adrenal glands and as a response to that your body sends the anti bodies to fix it, but since you have a leak gut constantly throwing toxins in there, your anti bodies will not fix that, and a leak gut may also give you acne. I had a problem with acne, digestion problems, and hashmotos thyroidism, I have been doing a low carb diet and using many anti fungal supplements, such as caprylic acid, neem, garlic, olive leaf extract, oregano oil, and a few others, taking a good probiotic, and taking glutamine to help regen my leaky gut.
Its been 2 weeks and my skin has already cleared up like 60%, my digestion is a lot better.
When I finish taking the anti fungals, completing 2 months on it, I will do some blood tests to check if theres any improvement with the hashmotos thyroid.
I think it would be great if you guys could add more info to the candida article, because allergies are just one of many problems caused by candida and that there are many good anti fungal supplements that you could list there.
I also forgot to say that I had many joint pains for like 5 months, and after those 2 weeks killing candida, my pain is already gone.
What I believe is that candida attacks any weak part of our body and creates a collony there, and can cause diferent problems, depending on where its attacking, I do a heavy workout 5 days a weak and so my joints can suffer damage and give candida a good place to attack.
That would explain why sunburns and other issue damages can cause cancer, since cancer is probrably a candida infection.
I hope you guys read this and give me your opinions.
Best wishes!
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Kate DePalma
# Natural thyroid supplements and PrionsKate DePalma 2013-04-24 18:53
Hi, I love your ideas about diet and lifestyle curing thyroid. I had a friend who actually put Scleroderma into remission with diet (a real feat!) Two questions if you would kindly have time to answer: You mention natural thyroid being better than synthetic, but what about the fact that its made from "pig meat" and that would go against the idea of eating only non hormoned organic meats? Also, Dr. Weil has stated there is a risk of prion contamination as it takes many many pig glands to make armour, naturethroid, etc. However small, the risk of "mad cow" seems possible. Also, wondering if HRT is not recommended for Hashimotos? I have Hashimotos and actually have followed your regimen most of my life--but perhaps need to work harder at it as my antibody levels are still sky high. Love your site. Thank you kindly for any info you could provide.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-04-24 19:38
We wrote an article about Dr. Weil, and we strongly suggest that you read it: Doctor Andrew Weil: Whose Side Is He Really On? (https://healthwyze.org/reports/294-doctor-andrew-weil-whose-side-is-he-really-on)

Hormone replacement therapy is known to be dangerous, so it is not recommended for anyone. This is especially true for hypothyroidism patients, who already have trouble balancing their hormones.

We prefer bovine (beef) thyroid hormones instead of pork, but in most cases, animal thyroid supplementation is not necessary at all, and cures are possible using dietary changes and supplements. Be aware that curing hypothyroidism may be impossible without regular exercise.
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Jan McAllister
# goitrogenic foodsJan McAllister 2013-04-29 20:05
I have been hypothyroid for about 10 years and take Naturthroid. I would like to start taking a whole food multivitamin. I am concerned that some of the nutrients in whole food vitamins are from foods that are considered "goitrogenic". I understand that cooking these foods is acceptable but they are goitrogenic in raw form. I am interested in your opinion on this matter. When in the form of a vitamin are these phytonutrients considered goitrogenic? should they be avoided ?
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-05-01 13:18
We do not believe that the foods that are supposedly "goitrogenic" should be avoided on that basis alone. The research into goitrogenic foods is shoddy at best. It is true, however, that many of the supposed goitrogenic foods are harmful and thus should be avoided. For example, canola, soy, and rapeseed are all damaging. However, healthy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli are absolutely essential for good health, and these foods will not be problematic if the body is getting what it needs from a balanced diet. Just remember that vitamins are supposed to supplement the diet, not replace it. The key to curing any condition lies with getting good nutrition from a balance of fruits, vegetables, meats and healthy fats.
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Benoit Deschamps
# Transdermal iodine on the throatBenoit Deschamps 2013-05-21 19:42
Hi Sarah and Thomas,

What you are doing is great. Thank yu on behalf of everybody!

I've been under Synthroid since two years by now, I'm at 100ug, and my doctor didn't find anything wrong, no antibodies nothing, beside a very high TSH, which was about 65!

I found your web site and began doing what's described here.

I have considerably improved my lactose intolerance, my hay allergies and now I'm trying to cure my hypothyroidism.

I began applying iodine 5% on the skin each morning and I'm slowly cutting my medication. It's been 3 months now. I feel a little fatigued some times.

I tried applying iodine tincture on my throat and almost 30 min later, I felt energised. My hearth's racing a little bit. My throat is starting to swell. Not really big but it's noticeable.

I don't want to take fluoride to counteract iodine, I guess I should continue to apply iodine transdermally on my stomach and not on the throat?

Is this reaction normal from my thyroid?

Thanks for your answers!
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-05-23 13:59
You need to stop putting the iodine on your throat. Never do anything which puts stress on your heart. By putting the iodine on your throat, you are evading the safety of the protocol. Putting it on the stomach allows the body to absorb what it needs at its own rate, and transfer it to the thyroid as it is needed. By putting it on the throat, you are forcing the thyroid to directly absorb it at high levels.

It sounds like you really just need to be patient. The protocol is working, but it's working slowly, as is normal. Hypothyroidism is one of the hardest ailments to cure, but you are doing it. Just slow down and give it time. You need to use some common sense before you either burn out your thyroid, or have a heart attack.
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Mark Gleason
# Mark Gleason 2013-08-20 13:53
I've recently noticed I can paint large areas of iodine on my body,(at different times through out the day) and it's gone within hours! When I first read this article a few years back a patch of iodine would stay for 24 hours. I've been exercising daily quite a bit lately ( I'm fighting a systemic candida infection) so I have to wonder if any of this is related. I'm going to start L-Tyrosine today.
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Keosha Darkcloud
# Keosha Darkcloud 2013-08-25 00:53
Thank you so much for the information. I haven't felt well in six years.I haven't found any other information that was helpful and my doctors didn't care.I am so happy to feel human again I haven't felt this good since I was a teenager.You also helped me save my eight year old from the same excruciating symptoms
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Jim Smith
# No more hypothyroidismJim Smith 2013-09-08 19:44

Just a note of encouragement. There's no doubt thyroid problems can be licked for good. I had hypothyroidism for years and my mother had it for many years. I made nothing more than a slight change in diet and it was gone in 6 months. Once I discovered the mechanism, my mother's was gone in less than one week. A shift in gut flora balance was the cause. Raw milk, raw honey, real sea salt, and plenty of sunlight(without sunscreen) was the focus. No other foods were consumed for a couple of days.

Also, the elimination of piperine(black pepper). Piperine increases bioavailability for one thing. Destroys gram-positive bacteria while protecting pathogens for another. It's also known to decrease T4.
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Jimmie Miller
# Coconut OilJimmie Miller 2014-03-04 09:01
My sister in law used coconut oil and built up over time to 1 Tbl spoon per day. I'm not sure how much time passed but she was able to come off the Armour thyroid medication...
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Brianna Moren
# Brianna Moren 2014-08-22 21:08
Thank you Sarah and Thomas for the best info we get from you both. I just saw a respond from Sarah on 04/24/2013 that says that "We prefer bovine (beef) thyroid hormones instead of pork...". Why is so? Isn´t a pork more similar to a human body? Please, I hope you can explain a little more on this. Regards to all.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2014-09-08 09:34
Pork is never healthy, and should be avoided even as a food. Pigs are scavengers that eat all manner of waste throughout their lives. You may find more information about that topic in this article: God's Nutrition: From The Big Guy Himself (https://healthwyze.org/reports/335-gods-nutrition-from-the-big-guy-himself)
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Jared Camberos
# Jared Camberos 2014-12-17 10:19
Great article, thank you!
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Radha Andhavarapu
# Is Grapefruit hurts hypothyroid?Radha Andhavarapu 2015-01-09 11:48

Recently I started taking fresh Grapefruit and banana juice at everyday night 8:00 p.m. I don't have any problem with sleep , I feel more energy, active during the day. After I started doing that I feel pain on my throat when I wake up. After drinking my everyday green smoothie it settles fine. My question is it related to Thyroid? or Grapefruit juice gives any sore throat or hurt thyroid?
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Karen Leach
# New Member CommentKaren Leach 2015-07-29 17:18
I just stumbled upon your website today while doing a Google search for the best source of Turmeric/Curcumin. One link led to another, and I ended up here. So happy to have found you!!! I have liked your Facebook pages, sent invitations to my friends who are interested in natural healing, and I'm continuing to scour your site reading articles. My hubby has hypothyroidism as a result of radiation therapy on his throat in 2009. He takes Synthroid.

I am looking for articles/references on your site relating to Crohn's Disease. I have had it since 1973, and our 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Crohn's in June.

Thank you for your good work! I hope you are still monitoring this site, since most of the comments are a few years old.

Thank you!
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2015-08-02 05:38
You might help yourself by following the advice within our celiac article (https://healthwyze.org/reports/148-curing-celiac-disease-using-holistic-naturopathic-techniques). The two conditions are similar.
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Pamela Jackson
# no thyroidPamela Jackson 2017-12-14 15:50
Hi there, my thyroid was destroyed by docs in early 2000's with radioactive iodine...as a result i am highly allergic to iodine now... I want to stop taking the meds ... and go all natural... i live in a very small bush town in Alaska a long way away from stores. So getting fresh anything is very difficult. Would very much appreciate your thoughts ...
Much appreciation ...
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Aneta Pietka
# coconut oil and gallstonesAneta Pietka 2018-12-19 19:56
Hey Sarah, I use to take a tsp of coconut oil daily a couple years ago for a few weeks and then I got my first gallbladder attack, so I stopped. Im not entirely sure that that was the cause but it never happened again and I do use it in other foods just not alone. Do you think it could cause a gallbladder attack? I have 1 gallstone. I would love to start taking it again as it has so many health benefits but Im a little scared now. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!
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