Have you ever wondered or been told you have an underactive thyroid? Has MASSIVE hair loss become one of the thyroid symptoms you suffer from? Would you like a chance to change all that… Naturally?
What girl doesn’t enjoy having thick hair? I mean our hair is our crowning glory, right? So what if that nasty little thing called hypothyroidism is stealing your beautiful hair? It’s depressing, right?
Oh trust me do I know… Having excessive hair loss is one of many thyroid symptoms, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it or accept it.
Ridding yourself of thyroid hair loss
This is a several part series but stick with me.
If you have missed the first part of this series read this post here.
After getting fed up with hypothyroidism and believing it can be healed (contrary to everything the doctors told me), I made some changes.
How are those changes working?
I am pleased to say, I have been off synthetic thyroid hormone for 2 weeks now. I have stuck to the plan (outlined below). And, so far so good.
There are moments that I think my thyroid or that area hurts but this happened on synthetic thyroid hormone as well. The one major difference I have noticed is my hair.
Excessive, and I do mean excessive, hair loss is one of many problematic thyroid symptoms.
That is no more, yes I am saying that in as little as two weeks I have dramatically changed my thyroid health enough, I no longer leave a wad of hair behind everywhere I go!
My thyroid healing plan
To recap I have a healing plan in place a plan to help jump-start my thyroid again. This beginning phase hopefully will not need to continue on forever, but during the healing, I will use this through thyroid support plan. This thyroid healing plan includes stress-reducing techniques, vitamins, supplements, herbs, essential oils as well as foods.
- Oil Pulling with Coconut oils (remove toxins)
- Quiet time/ meditation session (reduce stress)
- Herbal tea with 1 tsp Coconut oil. (coconut oil aids the metabolism kicking the thyroid back into action)
- Red Maca Root(find the best stuff here)
- L-Tyrosine and L-Arginine supplement
- Iodine supplement
- Amino Acid Complex supplement
- Hypothyroid Essential oil routine (from Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails)
- Fermented Cod liver oil (high in vitamin D and does wonders on the mood)
- Herbal tea with 1 tsp coconut
- L-Tyrosine L-Arginine supplement
- Hypothyroid Essential oil routine*
- Meditation quiet time (during kids nap time)
- L-Tyrosine L Arginine Supplement
- Herbal Tea with 1 tsp of coconut oil.
- Red Maca Root
- Iodine supplement (twice a day, till I no longer run low)
- Hypothyroid Essential oil routine*
- 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.
When the hair loss reared its ugly head
When the thyroid problems started for me, I was losing hair at a massive rate. I do mean massive, I could make a shedding dog envious! Can you imagine pulling clothes out of the dryer with huge hairballs in them? I would leave hair all over the bathroom sink and floor, gone, like all my hopes and dreams of a life of beautiful hair.
Once it was “under control” with medication the amount of hair loss on a daily basis, dropped dramatically but was still a ton more than normal. Having thick hair saved me during those 2 years, but I no longer consider myself to have thick hair (that is until now).
Since starting my natural routine my thyroid symptoms (including my hair loss) is almost none. A few hairs in the drain seems amazing compared to what it has been for 2+ years now.
Having less hair loss in itself is great, however, that is only a symptom, not the problem. Keep in mind the real goal it total recovery, complete healing. Not, what I have Doctors tell me, “it just about symptom management”. Symptom management is a decision to stay sick, and that is not the goal I am going for.
- The hair loss has stopped
- Thyroid ‘tired’ has not returned
- No unexplainable weight gain
- Mood is better than expected
- No synthetic thyroid hormone in over 2 weeks
Keeping my fingers crossed but I think I am on the way to full thyroid recovery! And even though the supplements may seem steep at first, I was looking at regular pharmaceutical medication FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! That’s a long time folks, and a lot of money so jump-starting my endocrine system with some supplements for a while seems like small beans compared to that.
To read everything I am doing up to this point read my first post To Heal A Thyroid Part 1
To read on in this series check out To Heal a Thyroid Part 3
I hope none of you ever need to heal their thyroid or that it never fails you in the first place. However, I have learned it is far too common. Whatever reason you find yourself here, I am glad you are researching a natural path to full recovery instead of a lifetime of pharmaceutical dependence. Struggling with thyroid symptoms (and all the issues that come with that) do not always have to be the case, neither does thinning hair ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.