a couple of years ago

To Heal a Thyroid Part 1

Do you find yourself excessively tired? Even if you get plenty of sleep? Are you losing a lot of hair all the time? Do you find you are gaining weight for no obvious reason? Are you abnormally craving sugary foods? Are you often angry or irritated for no real reason? Have you recently had a hormonal change? Maybe you are suffering hypothyroidism and don’t even know it, or maybe you do. What if anything can you do? Well stick with me and I will show you how I healed my thyroid and what you can do to help yours too.

First off let me start by saying I am not a doctor,  nor do I pretend to be one. I am however a huge advocate of natural health. My goal is to share how I naturally healed my thyroid, and got completely off synthetic thyroid hormone.

My Thyroid Story

My thyroid story started (or rather when I became aware) 2+ years ago (2012) when I was pregnant with my 3rd child. I think my thyroid was put under stress during the pregnancy and then after the birth the huge hormonal change caused a thyroid crash. After the birth of my son I had a birth control device implanted, against my better judgement. Then the middle of winter came, my baby was 3-4 months old and I was exhausted, angry a lot, irritable, gaining weight, craving sugary food and generally unhappy. I was too tired to care, showers became a task that took too much effort. I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t figure out what. I thought I was depressed or having postpartum depression. Then about 5 months after the birth I was fed up, I figured it was the birth control throwing off my hormones and it had to come out.

To heal a thyroid

A visit to the doctor removed the implant and revealed through blood work my thyroid was way to low. They started my on a synthetic thyroid hormone, and I thought I would feel normal soon. However that was not so. Two months later I felt slightly better but nowhere near normal, I was depressed and angry. By the time my son was 11 months old my depression had hit as low as it could go, doctors started me on an anti-depressant and changed my thyroid medication to a name brand version. I soon took myself off the anti-depressant and the thyroid medication was much better.

Fast forward to today (January 2015)  My thyroid, energy, depression and all that comes with it are manageable with thyroid medication. However, I feel broken. Forever changed. I have never got back the patience I once had with my children. My skin, my hair, and my weight and depression have ups and downs but never fully recovered. Then at the end of September 2014 I learned I was pregnant, and was excited to expect child 4. Then at 10+ weeks of gestation I miscarried, and the next several weeks was a long process to finalize. I am writing and researching out of a broken heart. I have now lost 3 babies (1 to ectopic pregnancy due to IUD birth Control device, 1 miscarriage I never questioned and then a second miscarriage post hypothyroid diagnosis). My broken heart and loss has turned me to God and seeking a natural healing and complete cure. I feel we as humans were never intended to live a life on constant medications to stay semi ok, but never to be fully healed.

The thyroid gland part of the endocrine system, and is very effected when other parts of the system is off. Low progesterone, and adrenal fatigue, low vitamins/ nutrients were my main contributing factors. Constant stress for years up to this point where my thyroid crashed, kept my adrenal glands depleted and depleting my B-vitamins and amino acids. I wont go into all the science and research, other people are better suited for that, but I will include links. Here is a website I am using as a reference.

Also this book is one I keep on hand and reference often
3rd Edition – Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails: A definitive Guide to Essential Oils That Could Save Your Life During a Crisis

Naturally

My thyroid healing plan

To heal my thyroid I will include stress reducing techniques, vitamins, Supplements, herbs, essential oils and foods.

Morning

  1. Oil Pulling with Coconut oils (remove toxins)
  2. Quiet time/ meditation session (reduce stress)
  3. Herbal tea with 1 tsp Coconut oil. (coconut oil aids the metabolism kicking the thyroid back into action)
  4. Red Maca Root(find the best stuff here)
  5. L-Tyrosine and L-Arginine supplement
  6. Iodine supplement
  7. Amino Acid Complex supplement
  8. Hypothyroid Essential oil routine*
  9. Fermented Cod liver oil (high in vitamin D and does wonders on the mood)

Mid day

  1. Herbal tea with 1 tsp coconut
  2. L-Tyrosine L-Arginine supplement
  3. Hypothyroid Essential oil routine*
  4. Meditation quite time (during kids nap time)

Night

  1. L-Tyrosine L Arginine Supplement
  2. Herbal Tea with 1 tsp coconut oil.
  3. Red Maca Root
  4. Iodine supplement (twice a day, till I no longer run low)
  5. Hypothyroid Essential oil routine*
  6. Meditation quiet time before sleeping

*Hypothyroid Essential oil Routine From
3rd Edition – Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails: A definitive Guide to Essential Oils That Could Save Your Life During a Crisis
Oral- Take 2 capsules filled with 2 drops each of Frankincense, Myrrh, German Chamomile and clove 1-3 times daily. Topical- 2 drops of myrtle, sandalwood and peppermint over the thyroid and chest area 1-3 times daily. Apply 8-10 drops of orange oil on the feet once daily massaging into the thyroid vita flex area on the feet.

I will be also include prayer/meditation in my routine. There is much science emerging showing the calming and healing effects of prayer and meditation. So my husband and I will pray over healing the thyroid, endocrine system, hormonal imbalance and fertility issues that all get wrapped into the hypothroidism package. I will also keep an eye on the hormone fertility side of things and may add in essential oil routines for those things as well. I will be updating the progress as I learn, follow along as I learn to heal my thyroid naturally ♡♡♡

Check out Part 2 of this series in To Heal A Thyroid part 2

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Beth

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