Hypothyroidism has a Root Issue

Think of your body as the car of your dreams. You did all the research, you spent years of saving your money, found the best deal,  walked into the dealership and paid cash for her. Only one catch, “No refund, no warranties, buy as is”  The salesman hands you the keys, your so excited. You put the keys in the ignition but she wont crank. In a panic you open the hood to look at the engine. It’s full of gunk. You soon find out and it is apparent that regular engine maintenance wasn’t done on this car. The previous owners just got in t and drove her. They didn’t care about the engine, they didn’t car what kind of gas they added, and didn’t even change the oil .So what are you going to do? All your money is in the car. This is YOUR car. Just like this is YOUR body. Just like this car’s engine,  you will need to start addressing what the root cause is of  your hypothyroidism. Would you take Motrin if you got a rock stuck in your shoe? Hypothyroidism does has a root issue. You were not born with hypothyroidism. We often ignore the underlying cause of hypothyroidism. Two things you can start doing immediately is getting your immune system in check and decreasing inflammation. Inflammation disrupts the production and regulatory mechanisms of thyroid hormones. Sometimes we have to do a little pruning of the branches, in order for the tree to be healthy again. A number of things can be the reason why you have hypothyroidism. It could be a wide range of things from  celiac disease, Hashimoto’s, leaky gut,  autoimmune disease disorder, nutrient deficiency’s, adrenal fatigue, exposure to chemicals, gluten or other food allergies, and hormonal imbalance.  It starts with the foods we eat to the chemicals in the environment, your thyroid can be influenced by many different circumstances. Let’s get back to figuring out what the root cause of your hypothyroidism. Your doctor can do a series of blood work to help you determine if its many of the things that I have listed. I know, it will be a long road but figuring out the source and then fighting it the issue at the root.

Will I be able to get off my medication?

Thyroid medication is only one piece of the puzzle. 

Generally, I would be the first person to tell you don’t trust pharmaceutical companies. Do your research before you take any medication and out weight the benefits but without sounding like I am contradicting myself. I believe in pharmaceuticals if:

  1. they work,
  2. they do more good than harm, and;
  3. there are no non-drug alternatives with the same effect.

  Being on medication isn’t a bad thing and I am not saying that everyone with hypothyroid symptoms should be on medication . I want you to understand that when you have  elevated TSH this indicates that the body is not producing enough thyroid hormone to meet your metabolic need. Thyroid hormone is very important to the proper function of the body that the sometimes the benefits of replacing it far outweigh any potential side effects of the medication. You can also check with your doctor to see if they offer a natural thyroid medication. One of the biggest problems with thyroid replacement  medications are the sensitivities to the fillers used in the medications.  Many popular thyroid medications contain common allergens such as cornstarch, dextrose, lactose and even gluten.

This explains why some of us react great to certain thyroid medications and others experience bad side effects.

Richard Shames and Karilee Halo Shames wrote:

Some people do not want to take the time to start with a mild dose, adjusting to their medication gradually. However, we have found that the slow, step-by-step method of reaching your optimal dose is more easily tolerated by the body than the “sock it to me” approach so characteristic of our fast-paced culture.

Slow and steady wins the race. Starting out at a smaller dose and gradually working your way up to the dosage your body needs over a period of time and having regular blood work done sounds like a easier hit on your body.

Meanwhile, during the process of  trying to figure out what medication and your right dosage. You can go ahead and start working on finding out what the root cause of  your  hypothyroidism.

“So let’s get back to the work of figuring out how to address the problem naturally.”

  1. Start eating an Alkaline Diet
  2. Eat more Iodine rich foods
  3. Stay away from Fluoride
  4. Dry brush before you shower

Your skin releases toxin through your pores when you sweet but dead skin can clog the those pores. You want to brush towards the center of your body in a circular- gentle yet firm round motion.

5. Avoid plastic bottles

Plastic water bottles contain phthalates from the plastic when plastic gets warm these harmful chemicals leach into the water. Phthalates acts like estrogen and throws your hormone’s out of balance.

6. Replace mercury fillings

7. Avoid Aluminum

8. Exercise Easy

9. Check your stress levels

10. Try to eat organic fruits and vegetables

11. Avoid chemicals

You can start making your own household cleaners. In my book: A Survivors Cookbook Guide To Kicking Hypothyroidisms BootyI have many recipes listed. There are other ways to get rid of weeds and bugs in your home too. Google is a fantastic thing. Google your question and you will find the answer.

We all have to die someday but do me a favor. Don’t die not trying, Don’t die not seeking after the truth, don’t die just accepting this is your fate. It’s up to you to make a difference in your life. This your life, your body and your choice. We all have a story. You are the author of  your book, make it fantastic.

I want to thank you  for reading my latest blog.  Please let me know if you need any support with it. 

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Health and Happiness,

Audrey
XoXo

Disclaimer

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

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