In this blog I am going to tell you how I naturally started to reverse my hypothyroidism with whole foods, the right supplements and a complete holistic lifestyle change.
People and their doctors sometimes disregard these side affects that come along with hypothyroidism as a natural ageing process. There are close to 300 symptoms that you can experience with hypothyroidism. Many people suffer from fatigue, weight gain, depression and memory loss to just name a few. Some of these symptoms are a side affect as we age, our bodies do start to wear down. You don’t have to accept these seemingly “age-related” diminishes as part of your everyday quality of life.
It’s been 20 years since my 1st diagnosis of hypothyroidism. I am always telling my story to share with others my experiences in hopes that it may educate and benefit another person. For years before I was diagnosis I truly struggled with constipation, fatigue, long-large-blood clot filled periods, acne, PMS, weight gain, and my hair falling out in clumps. And yet, despite how many times I seen my regular doctor, several specialist and even my gynecologist. No one could really pin point what my issues were. I was labeled as a hypochondriac and all of them tried to put me on anti depressants. I was not depressed. Nothing about me was depressed.
All these people I seen dismissed my claims as life or ” a natural ageing process” . They wanted to push prescription drugs down my throat. Oh boy, were they quick to write out a prescription for medication. I wanted to get to the root of my issues. I certainly didn’t want to endure the side effects of the long list of “what if’s” of the medications.
We need to be kind to ourselves. Give our bodies a fighting chance. If you constantly feed your body crap then you are making it susceptible to inflammation, virus’s and disease. I want to help you become successful in your healthy journey by applying the empowering techniques many of my blogs have to offer. This article has been written by a person who has had real struggles with a hypothyroidism but has worked through them. I am going to “keep it real” with you.
- Reduce your inflammation: Cut out foods like gluten, sugar, refined carbs, fake foods, soy, vegetable oils and add in fresh whole fruits, healthy fats and fiber. (click on this link for a free list of foods to eat and foods to avoid)
- Drink bone broth daily: if you start to drink bone broth daily this will add collagen protein and good bacteria to your gut. ( click on this link for a great recipe)
- Drink a Green smoothie daily: This will give you a daily boost in your fiber plus cut out some calories. ( click on this link for some great recipes)
- Fermented Foods: start eating fermented foods this will start to heal your gut. ( click here for some fermented foods idea’s)
- Take Supplements: You need probiotics, fish oil, vitamin b, D3 and a great multi vitamin.
- Nurture your adrenals: Start doing yoga and limit your caffeine .
- Reduce your stress: Stress plays a major role in your health. Cortisol ( the stress hormone) affects every single one of you hormones and it add fat around your mid section. You can start meditating, yoga, Epsom salt baths, massages and reading.
- Get out in the Sun! The sun is a natural vitamin D and it makes you feel good.
- Avoid harsh chemicals: You can start making your own natural cleaning supplies cheaply and without the cost of your health.
- Change your personal care products: Did you know that it takes 26 seconds for the chemicals in personal body care products to enter into your bloodstream?
- Eat Sea Vegetables Twice a Week: Sea vegetables are a good natural source of iodine to support the thyroid.
You have 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. We often ignore the underlying cause of hypothyroidism. 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.
Hypothyroidism is the kind of disease that carries a bit of mystery with it. This book is not for readers looking for quick answers. There is not one size fits all. You have to be in charge of your health. I didn’t write my books to sell you any “snake oil” in a bottle. I’ve written my books to be an eye opener for you and to share with you what I have learned on my journey. The solutions in this new book Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving has helped so many people. There are many incredible holistic practitioners, authors and researchers with experience and expertise in this area. I’ve done my best to pull from all their expertise, as well as my own knowledge and clinical experience. I want to make it easy for you to find the answers quickly, all in the one place, because I’m all too familiar with that awful side effects of hypothyroidism. I certainly don’t want you to have to spend years finding solutions, like I did. I also what you to understand that there isn’t an easy “one pill” solution, but the “one pill” approach that our current medical system is using is NOT WORKING because the underlying cause for hypothyroidism is not being addressed.
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Oh my gosh I can’t believe I stumbled on this tonight. I just wrote in my journal earlier… Can the doctor’s really be this stupid or are they just that unwilling to address the real issues? They prescribe drugs to treat symptoms without ever addressing the cause of the symptoms.
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Glad you stumbled onto my blog. There is so much more to just, ” Here take this pill”, My latest book Secrets to My Hypothyroidism Success: A personal guide to Hypothyroidism Freedom. Will give you a hands on approach to beating this dreaded disorder. ( you can find it on Amazon ) Also, check out our Facebook group Healing Hypothyroidism, if you can! I am always posting new material for everyone to read and listening to all the stories people have to share. Would love to see you join .
May Health, wisdom and blessings be yours,