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Fulvic / Humic and Thyroid Repair*


Section 1:


Undiagnosed Thyroid



Section 2:


Natural Healing Therapies


Section 3:


Additional Help and Info







SECTION 1

Undiagnosed Thyroid Problems Affect Millions of People

  • Can't lose weight no matter how much you try?

  • Feeling depressed and have low energy?

  • Are your hands and feet always cold?


More than twenty million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems and may unknowingly be suffering from debilitating side effects such as:

  • Mental confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue, weakness
  • Respiratory infections
  • Inability to handle cold- cold hands and feet
  • Weight gain - difficult weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry skin
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Lifeless hair
  • Difficulty concentrating, poor memory
  • and more

It is estimated that this condition affects millions of people, most of which are women, generally between the ages of 30 - 50. In it's most extreme, low thyroid can become Hashimoto's disease, where the body's immune system actually attacks the thyroid gland.

Even mild thyroid problems might cause serious consequences. Pregnant women with underactive thyroid are in jeopardy of having children with lower IQ's . And research shows that low thyroid levels can raise cholesterol levels, thus raising the threat of a heart attack.

Symptoms


Common and often undiagnosed symptoms and dangerous consequences of low thyroid include: serious mental problems, depression, anxiety, seizures, ADD and ADHD, poor concentration, mental confusion, memory loss, cold hands and feet, low energy levels, low resistance to colds and flu, respiratory infections, difficult weight loss, migraine headaches, acne, low blood sugar, high cholesterol levels, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, lung cancer, emphysema, constipation, low immunity, and female problems (due to high amounts of estrogen).

Very few medical doctors understand the undiagnosed thyroid problem or know that this situation has been getting progressively worse for many years. Many people have very real and serious symptoms, yet their physicians are unable to truly determine the cause, often treating them for the wrong ailment. Patients are often told that their symptoms are psychosomatic or "all in their head", and they may be sent to psychiatrists.

What is the thyroid?

The thyroid, a small bow tie-shaped gland just below the Adam’s apple, plays a key role in controlling metabolism, or how the body functions. The thyroid produces hormones (T4 and T3), and chemicals that travel through the blood to all parts of the body. These hormones tell the body how fast to work and use energy. The thyroid gland regulates how many of these hormones to produce; so when the body needs more thyroid hormones the gland starts producing again.

If the thyroid gland produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) it makes the body use energy faster than it should, or if it produces too little (hypothyroidism) the body uses energy slower than it should.

What causes improper thyroid function?

Thyroid malfunction is generally due to autoimmune response by the body. This is where the body’s immune system produces antibodies which attack the gland and then cause hormone production to be upset. Generally the cause is due to build up of dangerous toxins such as chlorinated substances, viruses, pathogens, infections, pesticides, altered enzymes or hormones, etc.

But how do you get things like "altered hormones"? The typical American diet is bombarded with chemical preservatives, additives, high heat processing, hydrogenated oil, excitotoxins like MSG and aspartame, artificial colorings and flavorings, and more. Many times processed, pre-packaged, and restaurant foods contain a multiple assortment of dangerous toxins, all in the interest of taste, convenience and shelf life. It is almost impossible to eat as our ancestors did, and because of this, our current foods, combined with unhealthy environmental factors, expose us to toxins the body was not meant to deal with.

Avoid chlorine and fluoride like the plague, including fluoride found in toothpaste and added to drinking water

Dioxin, a dangerous chlorine related compound found throughout the food chain, is one cause of low thyroid. Another is likely related to toxic substances which are produced when drinking water is chlorinated, and later when chlorinated drinking water mixes with plant phytochemicals in food.

Rather than feeding the body's endocrine glands as nature intended, the many hormone-like plant micronutrients found in food are altered by chlorine, and turned into mutagens that do permanent damage to the glands. Also, serious deficiency of valuable phytochemicals in modern-day diets may be responsible for undernourished hormonal functions in those with otherwise healthy glands.

The phosphoric acid used in soft drinks can also contain fluorine, which is equally implicated. Chlorine, fluorine, and fluoride are chemically related to iodine, and compete with it, blocking iodine receptors in the thyroid gland.


Up to 70% of the population may be affected

This situation has been getting progressively worse and is estimated to affect as much as 70% of the population. Many people have very real and serious symptoms, yet their medical doctors are unable to determine the true cause, often treating them for the wrong ailment. Conventional medicine usually calls for THS blood screening to lab test for low thyroid levels, which is often inaccurate because it only identifies part of the picture. It does not show whether the thyroid hormones are working correctly in the body. Since blood levels may appear normal, many people don’t receive proper treatment even though they exhibit symptoms.

Conventional Medicine

Conventional medicine has failed miserably with treatment of thyroid problems. Their procedure uses THS blood screening to lab test for low thyroid levels, which is often very inaccurate because it only identifies part of the picture. It does not show if the thyroid hormones are actually working correctly in the body. Many people that exhibit the common symptoms don't receive proper treatment because their blood levels appear normal.

There are important factors involved in getting proper treatment. You must find a doctor that understands the proper tests and treatments, and is willing to use natural desiccated thyroid. If your doctor does not understand these methods, and insists on blood work alone and prescribing synthetic thyroid drugs, then find a doctor who does.



Self Test

There is a self test based on body temperature, developed by Dr. Broda Barnes, M.D., using an ordinary thermometer, immediately upon waking in the morning.

Attention! This thyroid self-test is not intended to replace a visit to your healthcare practitioner; you may use this tool as a starting place to discuss your issue with your practitioner. You will need an ordinary thermometer to perform this self-test.

Upon waking, while still in bed, place thermometer under armpit for 10 minutes
Normal temperature is between 97.8 and 98.2
Less than 97.8 indicates low thyroid
Above 98.2 may indicate hyperthyroidism
You should administer this self-test every morning for at least 7 days. Record your temperatures each day for evaluation.

Many hypothyroids are due to iodine deficiency. There is another self-test you can perform to determine if you’re iodine deficient:


Paint a 1” diameter area of 2% iodine solution on your skin where it won’t show (inner thigh is good)
The iodine stain will remain for about 24 hours
If the iodine disappears sooner, you may have an iodine deficiency. Note: Hashimoto’s victims should not take extra iodine as it can attack the thyroid. Once again, this information is not to be used in lieu of a visit with your healthcare practitioner, it is meant to be used as educational or to open dialog with your practitioner.

Once you have determined that perhaps your thyroid is not working as it should there are a few things you can do to naturally restore proper thyroid function.

Pharmaceutical companies produce synthetic levothyroxine versions of “inactive” thyroid that very often don’t work. In many cases the synthetic versions don’t convert properly and patients often experience adverse symptoms.


Iodine

Iodine is required by the body to help form the thyroid hormone. Recent studies show more than 50% of the population has low iodine levels. Iodine is important as it helps to increase cellular metabolism, metabolize fat, and protect the body from the affects of radiation.

The underactive thyroid gland requires sufficient organic iodine to function properly. Organic means that it must come from a plant source, as part of a carbon molecule. High quality, safe, and readily available iodine is found in Fulvic. Another safe and effective supplemental source of iodine comes from kelp. A dose even as high as 2,000 to 3,000 mg of kelp daily is safe and effective.

Too little iodine can cause goiter and low thyroid problems. Certain foods, in high amounts, can act as goitrogens, meaning they suppress thyroid function and inhibit the body from correctly absorbing iodine. Following is a list of foods that, if eaten in RAW amounts of more than 4 cups a week, can decrease thyroid function and stimulate the growth of the thyroid gland. The good news is that these goitrogenic foods are heat sensitive, so cooking them lowers the detrimental effects on the thyroid, and de-activates the iodine blockers.

Spinach
broccoli
Cabbage
Brussel Sprouts
Mustard Greens
Cauliflower
Kale
Lima Beans
Rutabaga
Turnips
Sweet Potatoes
Kohlrabi
Radishes
Other foods that may also act as goitrogens are millet, canola or rapeseed oil, peanuts, pine nuts and soybeans or tofu. Soy is very high in iodine blockers. Please see our website article on the dangers of soy: Soy: Health or Hype?

Other iodine blockers are:


Chlorine - added to water supplies
Fluoride - added to water supplies
Bromine - a dough conditioner used in baked goods and bottled drinks
Foods like seaweed or sea vegetables known under the names of Dulce, Arame, Kelp, Wakame, and Nori (most commonly known as the wrapping for sushi rolls) are naturally high in beneficial iodine and help to remove heavy metals from the body. A favorite way to add a little zing to soups and salads, and increase iodine intake, is to make Japanese sea salt, called Gomashio. It tastes great and is simple to make. (Recipe below)





SECTION 2 - Natural Therapies for Thyroid Repair


Natural Therapies


Natural therapies can prevent and treat thyroid disease, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves Disease and Wilson’s Syndrome, which are the underlying causes of many serious illnesses.

Important Keys to Natural Repair:


  • Detox the thyroid
  • Clean up your diet
  • Regulate hormone function
  • Boost immune system function with high quality phytonutrients

Why Detoxing is So Important


A prime objective for anyone with a thyroid problem is to eliminate intake of all toxins, while removing toxic buildup within the body. Thyroid malfunction, both overactive and underactive, is generally due to autoimmune response by the body. This is where the body's immune system produces antibodies which attack the gland because the tissues seem foreign to the body.

When normal hormone production is upset, generally, the cause is due to buildup of dangerous toxins, chlorinated substances, viruses, pathogens, infections, pesticides, altered enzymes or hormones, etc., in the tissues of the thyroid gland. Such conditions can also cause lumps, tumors, and cancer.

When the body has been cleansed and has accumulated proper levels of nutrients, the thyroid has a chance to begin working again, in many cases in just a few months.

Supplements can help

Vital Earth’s Fulvic Mineral Complex – Detoxifies and nourishes, helps with alkalinity
Vital Earth’s Super Multi – Therapeutic strength multi-vitamin to nourish and replenish
Vital Earth’s Cal-Mag Liquid or Cal-Mag PLUS Chewables – Calcium is very alkalizing



Fulvic is a powerful solution

Studies show there is hope to naturally repair and restore proper thyroid function, using Fulvic, a natural water soluble substance of plant origin. It contains many healing phytochemicals and enzymes which readily disperse throughout the body, and right into the interior of cells.

Clinical medical school and hospital studies show that specially prepared Fulvic extracts regulate abnormal thyroid hormone secretion as a result of their ability to regulate RNA and DNA (cyclic nucleotides) at the cellular level. Similar studies also show that Fulvic regulates immune system function.

Fulvic is one of the most crucial factors in the reversal and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of good health. This miracle molecule passes through cell membranes with ease, they are organic, ionic, and plant derived, and they're more absorbable than colloidals.

Fulvic provides natural chelation

Nutritional therapists report that in many cases thyroid function resumes after only a few months when the body has been cleansed and has accumulated proper levels of nutrients. Outpatient medical hospital studies on overactive thyroid had a 90.9% cure rate within a six month period when patients were treated with a high potency Fulvic solution. (Yuan, Shenyuan, Tongren Hospital, Beijing; Fulvic, 4 (1988))

Fulvic is one of the safest and most powerful antiviral substances known, and provides a natural chelation therapy. It detoxifies the body, the liver and digestive tract by attaching to toxic buildup, including heavy metals, and chlorination byproducts where they disarm, neutralize, and remove them as waste products. They also neutralize dangerous free radicals, as well as supply hormone stimulating micronutrients.

Fulvic also works as nature's most powerful antioxidants, neutralizing dangerous free radicals, as well as supplying hormone stimulating micronutrients. Outpatient medical hospital studies on thyroid tumors, using Fulvic, show a 90% success rate, with 80% having complete cures.


You may be creating mineral imbalances if you're taking the wrong products

It is a well known fact that an excess of one mineral can cause a deficiency in another. We always caution people against taking excesses of individual mineral supplements, especially if they are in the wrong forms.

Maintain Natural Balance

Fulvic in the diet assists with maintaining proper balance. It chelates and removes the excesses, while helping to nourish by supplying safe natural organic forms of minerals, in proper balance, as nature intended. Correcting an imbalance with a substance whose main function is to regain balance is the most natural solution.

For example, a high amount of copper in the body is common to reduced thyroid function. Too much copper can inhibit the function of zinc, which is essential to the thyroid conversion process along with manganese, iodine, iron, and selenium. Fulvic in the diet assists with maintaining proper balance. Fulvic chelates and removes excess copper ( or other minerals or heavy metals), and helps to nourish by supplying safe natural organic plant forms of minerals, in the proper balance as nature intended.


What is Fulvic and where can you get it?


Fulvic is a natural element in soil that is created by microbial activity at the roots of plants. It converts metallic and clay based minerals in soil into a form that plants can then uptake through their root system. Plants absorb this powerful solution which is then usable by humans and animals who consume the plants. Producers of Fulvic products call this highly beneficial form of Fulvic “plant derived” because it comes from a plant source, and is in the proper organic form to be fully utilized by the body. Beware of metallic or clay based mineral products as the they can leave toxic mineral deposits in the tissues.

Why is Fulvic missing in today’s foods?


Since chemicals and pesticides kill Fulvic in the soil, plants are not able to take metallic and clay based minerals into their root systems; thereby creating mineral deficient plants—or in other words, Fulvic deficient plants. Few people realize the extent of the deficiencies this has created in the food we are now consuming. Many scientists correlate the steady rise in disease, over the last several decades, with the ongoing and increasing deficiencies in our soils; ultimately caused by the heavy use of chemicals and pesticides that have destroyed Fulvic.

Today, foods with high Fulvic content are very hard to find, making it essential that we supplement our diets with this important substance. Vital Earth’s Fulvic Mineral Complex comes from an ancient deposit of rich plant matter that was laid down millions of years ago before pesticides and other harmful substances ever existed. It’s organic, pure, and an excellent source of Fulvic. Nothing artificial has been added, and there are no flavorings or sweeteners needed because we process our minerals with nothing but cool, purified water. Tastes so mild you can drink it straight from the bottle.


Clean up your diet

It is important to eliminate all processed foods, food additives, preservatives, artificial colorings, hydrogenated oils, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). Reduce or avoid refined sugar, white flour, caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated beverages, and of course smoking. Soy is also a poison to the thyroid and must be avoided. Fermented soy is the only safe form of soy. (for more info read our article " Soy; Health or Hype "

Hypothyroids should limit their intake of cruciferous vegetables, (broccoli, bok choy, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower) as they suppress thyroid function if consumed too frequently and eaten raw. Three or four servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per week should be ok. Cooking cruciferous vegetables removes the goitrogenic properties so they don’t suppress thyroid function.

Other than raw cruciferous veggies, try to eat as many other fruits and vegetables raw when possible. The enzymes from living foods help the body to maintain proper metabolism. When food is heated above 118 degrees, the enzymes are destroyed.

Foods that should be eaten include: quality proteins like free range chicken and turkey, wild caught salmon, sardines and eggs. Red meats should be limited or avoided unless they're "pasture raised/grass fed"; make sure they are from organic free range livestock.

Legumes like kidney beans, lentils and black beans are good but avoid lima beans. Leafy greens and organic vegetables are a good healthy choice. Radishes have been shown to improve thyroid function. Organic fruit is good but avoid peaches, pears and strawberries if you are hypothyroid as they suppress thyroid function. Sea vegetables (seaweeds) are great for hypothyroid due to their iodine content. Coconut oil has been shown to be beneficial to thyroid. Coconut oil and olive oil are the only safe oils to use regardless of thyroid condition.

Organic produce is best because it is pesticide and herbicide free. Organic produce has also been proven to contain more nutrients than traditionally grown produce raised with synthetic fertilizers.

Most people have no idea how toxic their diet really is...they think they are eating a healthy diet by selecting only good quality wheat bread, natural cereals, leaner lunch meats such as turkey, natural sports drinks and more. Not one of these foods is actually "healthy", and all cause toxins to saturate the body...affecting immune system and thyroid function. Here's why:

Whole wheat is not "whole grain" and can adversely affect insulin hormone levels

"Natural" cereals that have been formed into shapes and clusters, not found in nature, are subjected to high heat pressure extrusion processing, causing free glutimates in the process, which are essentially a hidden MSG derivative.

Lunch meats contain cancer causing nitrates

Sugary drinks

What many are fooled into considering as "Healthy" sports drinks actually contain an array of detrimental sweeteners, including high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, and saccharin, as well as artificial colorings, preservatives, and more

Jody Ahrens, Co-Owner of Vital Earth Minerals, reversed an advanced case of Graves Disease using all natural methods. ... Read the Article

Healthy food is food that is as close to the way nature presents it as possible .

If the food you're buying in the grocery store comes in a package or box and contains more than 1 or 2 simple natural ingredients, then it has probably undergone some type of unnatural process that has altered it for shelf life, color, flavor, smell, consistency, convenience, or advertising reasons.

These processes essentially change the structure of the food and therefore the way the body will respond to it. And this includes genetically modified (GM) foods also. Take GM sugar beets for example. GM sugar beets have been engineered to be pesticide resistant; they are able to withstand being sprayed with Round Up 5 times per growing season without the plant being affected. Do you really want to eat something that has been saturated with Round Up? This is just one example of why Genetically Modified foods have hidden dangers that the general public is completely unaware of. (GM foods are banned in Europe).

A deficiency of healthy phytonutrients in our modern day diet is thought to be responsible for undernourished hormonal functions of the endocrine glands.

When the body has been cleansed and has accumulated proper levels of nutrients, the thyroid has a chance to begin working again. In many cases, nutritional therapists have seen that thyroid function resumes after only a few months, evident as body temperature begins to rise. A careful and cautious nutritional approach, with low levels of natural thyroid glandular supplements, and the nutrients and procedures outlined in this article will provide the best and safest treatment possible.


Aim for "Alkalinity"

Neutralizing the acids in your body and eliminating acid-forming substances from your diet will give your thyroid a chance to heal. Vital Earth’s Fulvic Mineral Complex is an alkaline product that helps to remove acid from body fluids.

Deep breathing exercises also help make your body alkaline. As your acid levels fall, your thyroid function will improve. Research has shown that disease (of any type) cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

Improve Alkalinity with Exercise

When you are not feeling great, exercise is the last thing you think you can do. Stress and emotional events (such as death or illness of a loved one) are known causes of thyroid malfunction. Exercise is the best known form of stress relief. Yoga, and Tai Chi are non strenuous forms of exercise have been proven to help restore thyroid function and reduce stress. Walking is another good form of exercise. Meditation is also very beneficial to the thyroid health.

Other toxins to avoid

Avoid chlorine (chloramines) and fluoride like the plague, including fluoride found in toothpaste, softdrinks, and added to drinking water.

Dioxin, a dangerous chlorine related compound found throughout the food chain, is one cause of low thyroid. Another is likely related to toxic substances which are produced when drinking water is chlorinated, and later when chlorinated drinking water mixes with healthy plant phytonutrients found in food.

The many, healthy, hormone-like plant micronutrients found in food, that serve to feed the body's endocrine glands as nature intended, are altered by chlorine, and turned into mutagens that do permanent damage to the glands.

The phosphoric acid used in soft drinks can also contain fluorine, which is equally implicated. Chlorine, fluorine, and fluoride are chemically related to iodine, and compete with it, blocking iodine receptors in the thyroid gland.






SECTION 3 -Additional Help and Info


Guggulsterone: Commiphora Mukul

Studies have shown that guggulsterone extracts from the Indian herb Commiphora Mukul can increase the concentration of thyroid hormones in the blood. The herb is especially effective in increasing the ratio of the active T3 form of thyroid (triiodothyronine) to T4 (thyroxine).

A corresponding and significant decrease in normal liver damage by free radicals was noticed, which is most interesting considering the fact that the liver is the principal site where T4 thyroid is stored and T3 thyroid is generated. Due to the natural increase in thyroid hormone function, and possibly other factors, guggulsterones have been used to treat overweight patients.

During those double-blind clinical studies, a significant fall in serum cholesterol was noticed. Thyroid hormone studies with forskolin extract of the Indian herb Commiphora Mukul, have shown increased thyroid production.

DHEA

Other studies on patients with low thyroid have shown that body DHEA levels are below normal. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), is a naturally occurring steroid secreted from the adrenal gland. Some researchers believe that supplementation with DHEA might assist in stimulating thyroid production and alleviating symptoms.

Thyrosine

Thyroid hormone is made from tyrosine, an amino acid that the body readily converts from phenylalanine, an essential amino acid. The body breaks down proteins, turning them into these and many other amino acids.

Poor quality protein intake or conversion problems during digestion and metabolism can limit tyrosine intake. This is especially true with people that have PKU (phenylketoneuria), a condition where their body cannot properly convert phenylalanine to tyrosine. Low blood plasma levels of tyrosine have been associated with low thyroid.

Supplemental Thyrosine is best taken on an empty stomach, with purified water or all natural fruit juice. Adult daily dosage for thyroid supplementation is about 1,000 mg, taken independent of milk or other protein foods, preferably an hour before meals.

Natural Thyroid Glandulars

Another highly successful approach for underactive thyroid conditions, or hypothyroidism, is to supplement with a natural desiccated thyroid glandular.

This is best obtained from a source other than pharmaceutical, because most thyroid replacement drug therapies are synthetic. The best natural glandulars come from livestock raised organically in New Zealand, where extremely careful control against animal diseases in maintained.

Studies show that when used properly, these natural glandulars can help revive the body's thyroid function. With the use of natural glandulars, reduction, or even possible eventual elimination of the need for supplemental thyroid may be achieved.

Pharmaceutical companies produce synthetic levothyroxine versions of "inactive" thyroid that very often don't work. These products have T4 thyroid which depends on the liver to do the conversion to T3, which is the most active form of the hormone.

In many cases the synthetic versions don't convert properly, even though blood tests look normal.


GO COCONUTS!

Coconut Oil


Coconut oil stimulates natural thyroid function. Most people are immediately alarmed because of the bad hype coconut oil received years ago, which still hangs over the name. This bad rap originated from the vegetable oil industry who felt threatened because of the incredible benefits coconut oil offers. Even though hydrogenated vegetable oil has many known detrimental effects, it is cheap to manufacture, offering a much higher profit margin for vegetable oil manufacturers.

Health experts agree that at least 30% of your daily nutritional intake should come from healthy fats. (Emphasis is on the word "healthy"). Coconut oil is a perfect way to fulfill this nutritional need.

Yes, coconut oil is high is saturated fat, but don't let that scare you. Not all saturated fats are alike. Because of the structure of coconut oil, the body burns it faster, and it is more easily digested than other fatty acids. Plus, it assists in giving energy to the liver and lymph system.

One of the powerful anti-viral and anti-microbial benefits of coconut oil comes from lauric acid. This fatty acid promotes healthy bones and aids in brain development. People who consume coconut oil experience less sickness, balanced weight control, proper cholesterol levels, and better digestion. Lauric acid benefits include relief for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

Coconut Oil Promotes Weight Loss


Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid. It does not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. It goes directly to the liver and is immediately used to produce energy, rather than be stored as fat, speeding up the body's metabolism. So, if you're one of the many thyroid sufferers dealing with stubborn weight gain, this powerful oil can help promote weight loss, not encourage it.


The recommended daily dose for an adult is 2-3 tablespoons per day, preferably taken with meals. Coconut oil is shelf stable and doesn't need to be refrigerated. It is not destroyed by heat and will not become a trans fat when heated, so it's fabulous for cooking. If you're not aware of the detrimental health effects of vegetable oils, read our article on vegetable oils/trans fats: Trans Fat and Vegetable Oils

What about Coconut Milk?


Looking for the benefits to your thyroid using coconut without using oil? Try coconut milk. Coconut milk is a great dairy-free alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. What we're referring to is not the liquid that is inside a coconut. Coconut diluted milk is the cream that is pressed from the flesh of a coconut. You can generally find it in stores in the ethnic foods section, or you can make it yourself. Try to avoid "thin" or "light" versions as they contain less lauric acid.


Make your own coconut milk:


To make coconut milk, take the white meat from the inside of the coconut (peel off the brown skin attached to the meat), cut it into small pices and put it in the blender.

Add enough boiling water to cover all the meat. Blend until finely grated.

Cover a bowl with cheesecloth and pour the mixture into the cheesecloth. Squeeze it to extract as much of the liquid as possible. This should yield one to two cups of coconut milk per coconut used. Discard the coconut meat, and refrigerate the coconut milk. It will only last 1-2 days, so drink up!

This yummy milk can be added to smoothies, soups or your favorite curry recipe. At the end of this article is one our favorite soup recipes using coconut milk, Thai Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup, also known as Tom Ka Gai.



Synthroid's Adverse Effects

Patients treated with synthetics often experience adverse symptoms and feel much better when given the natural desiccated thyroid, containing T4, T3, T2, and T1 hormones.

Recently, the drug company manufacturing the synthetic thyroid known as Synthroid has been undergoing lawsuits for inconsistency and quality problems, but sadly even those legal actions don't address the real issues, and let them off the hook for more serious legal issues.

Studies show that Synthroid and related synthetics can deplete the body's bone mass by as much as 13%.

We repeat...Conventional Medicine

Conventional medicine has failed miserably with treatment of thyroid problems. Their procedure uses THS blood screening to lab test for low thyroid levels, which is often very inaccurate because it only identifies part of the picture. It does not show if the thyroid hormones are actually working correctly in the body. Many people that exhibit the common symptoms don't receive proper treatment because their blood levels appear normal.

There are important factors involved in getting proper treatment. You must find a doctor that understands the proper tests and treatments, and is willing to use natural desiccated thyroid. If your doctor does not understand these methods, and insists on blood work alone and prescribing synthetic thyroid drugs, then find a doctor who does.





We hope you will explore some of these effective and healthy solutions for thyroid repaid. Once again, nature has provided an array of solutions that are proven to help lessen the fatigue, depression, aches and pains, chills, weight gain, and sleeplessness this condition brings. And unlike drugs, which only alleviate the symptoms, natural solutions go to work at the root cause, offering you the potential for permanent relief.

More info on Fulvic


Jody's reversal of Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism)

Chlorine: the dangers, and why it should be avoided

Food additives that absolutely should be avoided


Following is a link to a helpful website with information on:
thyroid advice thyroid related content, insurance, medication, fitness and diet:
http://www.thyroidtalk.com



*The information given in this article provide guidelines to help you follow a natural approach to thyroid health. These steps are not intended to replace your healthcare practitioner’s recommendations. These guidelines are intended to help you reach maximum thyroid health.




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