Natural Graves' Disease Treatment

Last Modified on Nov 12, 2014


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Posted by Krista (Wayne, Pa) on 06/21/2013

I was just diagnosed with graves and thyroid eye disease. I take the selenium. I am in the very early stages of the eye disease. I started taking two pills twice a day and now I am down to once a day. Does anyone recommend getting a second opinion with an endocrinologist?

Posted by Jason
Long Beach
02/04/2014
Selenium was recommended from my Dr at the Cleveland Clinic. They are the best.

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Posted by Timothy (Chicago, Illinois) on 10/24/2009

I get flare-ups of hyperthyroid symptoms - my test results have come back with the markers of graves disease. I have taken these symptoms to help with my hyperthyroid/jitteriness/insomnia/racing thoughts. If I take them for a few days - a few weeks and then re-take a thyroid test, my thyroid levels actually show remarkable improvement as my symptoms improve:

L-Tryptophan - 500milligrams - 3 pills up to 3X a day (without food)

Magnesium Chloride - 2 teaspoons 3X/a day (with food). I have also used Magnesium Citrate 1-2 teaspoons up to 3X a day. I think I prefer the Magnesium Chloride.

Magnesium Glycinate 400milligrams - up to 3X/day (with food)

Vitamin E - I know some doctors advise against taking large amounts of vitamin E so please check with your doctor. When I get very jittery vitamin E helps make me tired and calm me down so I'll take up to 800 iU a day of vitamin E as well.

These are the supplements that have significantly helped me. Please check with your doctor first!

Posted by Jules559
Porterville, Ca
07/20/2011
Hello, I just been told I have graves disease. I youtubed it and today I been in such tears. I am scared and I am a single mother. Its has efected my whole life and its been down hill since Oct. I now have double vission that makes it so hard to drive at night. Now that is making it hard to work and drive, I am more scared for my child. I am on a beta blocker Toprol XL 100 Mg and the Tapazole 2x a day at 5mgs. My eyes are hurting and I am so scared. Looking for anything that can or anyone who can help me start a recovering plan for myself. Please e-mail me at gotangels(at)ymail.com.

Any information on where to start and more about what is going on and about to happen to me. Are you guys still able to hold a job? If not how are you living? Any before and after picture? Gosh I could use the up lifting from seeing others come through it. Because what I have seen so far has got me crying all day.

Thank You. Julie

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt
08/12/2011
67 Posts
Oh no.... It breaks my heart to read your post. Don't be scared it is not the end of the world I promise. You must be having eye symtoms to be so upset after googling it. I too did the same thing as you and googled the day I found out I had it. That was three years ago. I am completely better now. You can go the natural route and see a Naturopath or you can get help from an Endocrinologist. I posted on the 11th of August some of the treatments I have done that have put me in complete remission. Remember that you can change doctors if you think they are not trying hard enough to help you out. Google some more. Sometimes doctors don't know whats best for you. In fact most of the time they don't. They only know a certain amount of things about any one disease or illness (since there are billions of them) everything else they look up in a very large book:) If they are that commited to your health. Otherwise they will put you in one catagory (Graves Disease) and treat you with the same drugs and recamendations they did for the last person with Graves. I would love to help you in any way possible if you have any questions please ask. I have children and actually one of mine was diagnosed with graves disease as well. It is only scary when you don't have the knowledge to feel confident you are in control of your health. Make sure the doctor tests all of the hormones involved with graves every time. TSH, free T3, and free T4. Also make sure (since you are on Tapazol) that you are getting a liver function test every 3 months. Unfortunatly I will not be of help if you are having eye symptoms as I haven't had any yet (knock on wood). Good health to you and I hope you are doing better soon.
Posted by Tina
Prescott, Arizona
09/01/2011
Inquiry for Jen from Bozeman, Mt

I was diagnosed with graves 10 years ago and have been on methemizole ever since. I am not doing well, I am extremely irritable and sad. I have tried bugleweed, lemon balm, and many other suggestions I have found. I am curious what your doctor/s did with you that helped you go into remission. I am in Arizona and haven't found the right doctor for me yet. Money makes it hard to work with the naturopaths because it seems like they are prescribing expensive supplements that they are not sure will work, but their idea is to test things with me and go from there. I just don't have the funding to be spending several hundred dollars every month to test products that may or may not help me. I am scared that my liver is being effected by the medicine and my relationships certainly are because I am not in a rational mental space.
Any details of your success story would be so appreciated.
thanks, tina

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt
09/01/2011
67 Posts
I completely know where your coming from. I to cannot afford the naturopathic remedies that end up costing hundreds of dollars per month on top of the dr visits which insurance doesn't even pay for if you are lucky enough to have it in the first place. I believe it is a combination of treatments that helped me both from the naturopath as well as from the research and self help stuff I have implemented myself. The foundation of what started my healing is a supplement called thymex which can be purchased on amazon. It is desicated thymus and I purchase it every few months for $16. 00. It supports your immune system. Which for whatever reason is attacking our thyroids with this disease. It sounds contradictory to support your immune system when it is attacking your thyroid but it works. I have treated my 15 yr old daughter using it as well and she is much better and on the road to remission as well. The other minerals and supplements I am using are:

Moodiness (hormonal and usually ovarian related) 1. Wild yam cream (progesterone) with a zinc supplement and/or 2. DHEA with a copper supplement. I can tell which one is needed and I very it depending on my period and mood. If it is heavy and long I am progesterone deficient so I take wild yam and zinc. If it is short and light I am estrogen deficient so I take the second two. I will continue taking them until I begin to feel normal again. It usually takes about 1 week or so to notice a difference.

Heart palpitations: Magnesium (250 to 500)and potassium every day (coconut water has 600 to 1000 mg of potassium in each can) I also will take a little extra potassium when I am swollen as it is an imbalance of sodium to potassium that causes this. The magnesium I take a little extra if I am unusually tense and need to relax a bit. It helps me sleep too.

Selenium: to help the conversion of thyroid hormones so there is not to much t4 or t3 and things can run smoothly. Selenium is one of the big ones I think has healed me. You should take a little more than the recemended dosage as we are usually deficient and it is so important for our thyroids. Usual dosage is about 200mg I usually take at least 400 mg per day.

iodine: 7 mg per day. (contrary to most doctors beliefs most hypers are actually iodine deficient and this is what caused them to go hyper in the first place) Flouride, bromine, and chlorine displaces iodine and does not do the job that iodine does so our thyroids malfunction.

I blend of GABA, theonine, relora, and a few other calming ingredients to help me sleep and deal with life. It really helps me to keep calm in situations where I would otherwise freak out. (I have five kids:)

Manganese: Is very beneficial to hypers and hypos. I can't remember exactly why. I will get back to you on that.

For my liver: Which has been through alot over the years as well. I very these herbs and supplements to keep my liver flowing( when one runs out I go to the next one). Dandalion root, licorice, milk thistle.

desicated Thymus gland: I only take a months worth about every 3 to six months. If I feel like my moods are getting worse and my heart palpitations are coming more often I know that my thyroid is probably getting more active so I order a bottle. Take it three times a day for 30 days and so far all of my blood work has been great for over a year now.

I also take A, E, C, Calcium, D3, I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Mostly it is a guessing game unfortunately. I have researched this issue for many years on the internet and at school. My family has suffered both hashimoto's and graves for a long time. I will never give up on finding things that will help. I am currently using the process of painting my goiter with iodine and watching it shrink slowly but very noticably. I get all of these supplements from the health food stores or amazon. I believe that every condition is caused by an imbalance in the minerals/ vitamins which causes an imbalance in hormones and pH and many other issues. We can't supplement with one thing without causing another to go crazy. For example Zinc and Copper are antagonists. Zinc and Progesterone are..... Buddies. Copper and estrogen are... Buddies. One goes deficient the buddy does as well. The antagonists party it up and cause many other problems in thier wake. It is a constant balancing act which gets tiresome but I feel so great and don't ever want to go back to taking those drugs that I could feel were wrong for me. Another helpful tip is that if you supplement with potassium for edema then make sure to take magnesium as well. Magnesium helps potassium get into the cells where it is needed. Iodine and Flouride are antagonists. Iodine is the weaker of the two so if you are drinking flouridated water etc... Iodine will loose the battle unless you are supplementing with iodine at a higher level than flouride. I know this is way to much info to take in but I have a hard time deciding which knowledge to leave out and which to keep in. Sorry. I hope this helps. Let me know if I can help with anything else. The mood thing is so hard. I was in the same boat. I thought I was going to cause my hubby to divorce me. My poor kids too. Chin up though. It is possible to feel better with a little knowledge. Best of luck, Jen!

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt
09/01/2011
67 Posts
So sorry I also should mention that the naturopath tested me for food intolerances and we found there were some big ones. It seams that Gluten intolerance is a huge one for Graves as well as most auto immune diseases. It nearly killed me to stop gluten but now after 1 year of not eating it I only miss it about once a month;) Once I make it through that week of craving it I am fine. The pain I get when I eat it makes me instantly sorry I did. Migraines, joint pain, as well as gastrointestinal issues. Just more of my (long) story:)
Posted by Marlane
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
09/04/2011
16 Posts
Tina, Google the ithyroid site. ithyroid is the best site I have found on the net dealing with Hyperthyroidism. cheers
Posted by Catherine
Whittier, Ca
04/24/2012
Here is something interesting I found: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10844053

I have not tried it, but I'm willing to give it a try. I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease three years ago and suffered with symptoms for about a year prior to diagnosis. Not fun to feel like a schizophrenic when you have a toddler and kindergartener to take care of. My eyes began to bulge three years ago, but seemed to respond well to the PTU I was put on. I had a very stressful couple of months a year ago and the aftermath of that time is that my right eye has bulged out once again where my left eyelid is "normal. " However, my bulged eye isn't so bad. It actually makes my "normal" eyelid look lazy. Go figure.

Anyway, I am tired of avoiding taking pictures with my family because I feel like a monster. If I do take pictures, I squint so that at least the right one doesn't look so enlarged. Last week was the first week in three years, after reading and reading on the subject that I have decided to change my health and lifestyle. Slowly, and day-by-day I am making changes that I hope will stick and help rid me of this autoimmune disorder. The next big step is purchasing a bugleweed supplement and the niacinamide. I know my endocrinologist would not approve of this and has asked me, every three months, if I would like to keep my thyroid and my answer continues to be "yes. " I have given up having anymore children over the last three years, although my husband and I wanted one or two more, because I'm still on the PTU. I want to be off the meds for good.

I will continue to check back to this post giving comments and feedback as I can, and I'm hoping and praying that these supplements can reduce the swelling behind my eye. I won't know about my levels, although, until I get back to the Endo in June. I concur with the person who blessed us all in dealing with this disorder, especially those who have symptoms and have yet to be diagnosed, and even more so, the family and friends who have to deal with the erratic behavior.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
04/25/2012
794 Posts
Hi Catherine... I would consider using and supplementing higher dose Lugol's Iodine to cure Grave's disease. Lugol's Iodine was used very successfully by medical doctors up to WW2 in curing both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid problems. Here is an extract which first describes -- in 1863 -- the inadvertent but successful use of LI to cure Grave's disease by a French doctor:

Iodine was used in the treatment of toxic goiter as early as 1840 by Von Basedow and in 1854 by Stokes. In 1863, Trousseau inadvertently used tincture of iodine successfully in a patient with exophthalmic goiter. "In the course of October, 1863, I was consulted by a young married lady, who habitually resides in Paris. She was suffering from subacute exophthalmic goiter... I still found her heart beat at the rate of 140 to 150 times in the minute... I wished to administer at the same time tincture of digitalis, but preoccupied with the idea that there would be some danger in giving iodin, I wrote iodin instead of digitalis, so that the patient took from 15 to 20 drops of tincture of iodin a day for a fortnight. (For the reader's information, "tincture of iodin" is a 10% solution of iodine in 95% ethanol. The daily amount ingested was 75-100 mg). When she then came back to me her pulse was only 90. I found out my mistake, and I substituted tincture of digitalis for that of iodin, but, after another fortnight, the pulse had again gone up to 150, so that I at once returned to the iodin. " Trousseau had the distinction of performing the first double-blind study of iodine in a cohort of one patient with Graves' disease. He also achieved remission of Graves' disease with prolonged administration of potassium iodide

In the above please also note that a strong tincture of iodine was used which is not advised or recommended. Also note that recovery from Grave's disease can also be achieved using either higher dose Lugol's Iodine or SSKI(drops of Saturated Solution of Potassium Iodide). In my opinion, Lugol's Iodine is the best one to use because it is more balanced and has more widespread beneficial effects on the body.

Source: The Safe and Effective Implementation of Orthoiodosupplementation In Medical Practice

And here is why many people are so unreasonably scared of supplementing higher dose Lugol's iodine today:

http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-04/IOD_04.html

Antioxidants are also extremely useful for helping to cure thyroid problems. The anti-oxidants glutathione and glutathione peroxidase particularly have relevance in both thyroid and liver cell health because they reduce or help to prevent free radical cell damage. Selenium is the central metal atom for both these anti-oxidants. That's why Selenium should always be supplemented together with Lugol's Iodine because thyroid problems might also involve a selenium deficiency in the diet as well.

The full Iodine Protocol is given here.

Also be aware that if you use this protocol, then you should expect other effects and symptoms, such as detox and die-off effects, which might also exacerbate your thyroid symptoms for a while. So start low and increase iodine dosages slowly to the full dose.

Posted by Bopeep
New Zealand
04/28/2012
Hi There, What ever you do, think very seriously about drinking the radioactive iodine offered by an endo. I had graves disease over 12 years ago. I took carbimazole for about 8 years, and all my endo wanted was for me to drink that stuff! I refused and am so glad I did, because today I am drug free and have a normal fuctioning thyroid. I would of been dead if I had taken the radioactive iodine, and I would of been on an artificial thyroxine. I tried lots of things and I couldn't tell you any one thing did it. But just eat a really good diet, don't smoke, don't drink too much, and try all the herbs that support a thyroid, vitamins and mineral, fish oil etc. Listen to your body it will tell you what it needs. It's a wonder I don't rattle when I walk with the amount of herbs I put down my throat :-) Good Luck.
Posted by Kukuipu
Florida
05/05/2012
Hi Everyone, First, I want to thank everyone for sharing real advice and help that most of the doctors and medical professionals can't give.

I have been diagnosed with Graves Disease 7 months ago. When I was diagnosed it was medium to severe. Of course they tried to put me on the medication, and send me to the radioactive treatment. I refused both. I can't see that any of those two options would help me to 'cure' that disease. I think that if any, they bring something else, not good, in addition to what you already have. So I started researching the internet for natural help.

After 2 months the bulging eye symptom associated w/ Graves started. I had already taken selenium (from 1st day of diagnosis, max safe dosage) and bugleweed, as well as some other herbal remedies. When the eyes started bulging, I knew I had to do more. I researched auto immune disease more than Graves, started on Aloe Vera and fresh Grapefuit juice, as well as Omega 3 (Dr. Murphy's - correct ratio), and Flaxoil. The Omega 3, taken with every meal did it. My eyes were back to normal (they were NOT far out) within 1 week. I did the ALCAT test and a nutrient test, and the results were Selenium deficiency, even after I had taken the max dose since 6 months. So Selenium definitely is key, as well as anti-inflammatory nutrition. I am about to have another lab test done in 3-4 weeks, and we shall see. My nutrients test brought back excellent Vit C, D, A, K, Calcium, etc. levels, due to the fact that I really eat what's beneficial vs. what's good. Not always easy, but definitely the way to go if your body is battling something. I was however missing gluthatione and folic acid, which I'm taking now too.

Posted by Sweety
Des Moines, Iowa
11/07/2012
Hi, For graves disease pls consult a accupunture treatment. I had graves disease and I took accupunture treatment and now it is completely cured.

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand)

Yes, a good way to get rid of Graves' Disease is to use the same protocol as the Lupus treatment that I mentioned on earthclinic. They work similarly. In addition the body's adrenal exhaustion may be at issue in Graves' Disease so try to take now and then a teaspoon of licorice extract. Since DHEA is an adrenal issue also, taking some of this may also help temporarily for the body to deal with adrenal exhaustion. This will allow the body to reset its hormonal system in balance.

Finally if you have a pathogen at issue, I suggest to take a couple of drops of 3% food grade H2O2 3-6 per glass of water. Don't use the drug store brand, as they have additives. Sometimes allergens that initiate a Grave's disease is coming from the skin. So spray lightly a weak solution 1-3% H2O2 over arms, feet and legs. At least it will remove the allergen source.

EC: Ted's remedies for Lupus are here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/lupus.html

Posted by Beverlee
Groveland, Florida, Usa
03/09/2010
Hi, I have been diagnosed with Graves Disease, over 6 years ago and I am still suffering from a few symptoms. Of course, when I was first diagnosed I was put on Tapozole and then surgery or the radioactive pill was recommend. Just to name a few of my symptoms, I did have the bulging eyes, lost a lot of weight, heart palpitations, tremors, sensitivity to heat, sweating and the list goes on. I also have goiters. I no longer have the bulging eyes and my weight is no longer an issue but I pretty much still have the other symptoms.

After researching the web and reading a few books, I decided to stop using the medication because it damages the liver and definitely not go with surgery and the quick fix pill. I was told with either option I would be on medication for the rest of my life.

I have yet to find a Dr (covered under my insurance) who will work with alternative methods. I know they are out there but because of financial situation I can't afford to pay out of pocket to visit these Drs. I know a person should never put a price tag on their health but unfortunately that is where I am right now. I'm still hopefully I may find a Dr under my insurance that will take my beliefs into account but until then I am still searching the web and have used this website many times and I'm so thankful it exists.

Since I don't have the guidance of a medical professional, I have been over whelmed on the direction I should take and which methods I should use to cure my disease. I know diet is extremely important and have been trying to adjust my eating habits. I did try to go vegetarian for a year but I think I was putting to much soy into my body and started eating meat and dairy again. I have cut back on the dairy but have a weakness for cheese. I also try not to eat red meat or pork and stick mostly with chicken or fish. I also think I shouldn't drink alcohol but unfortunately since I'm human I tend to have an occasional social drink once in a while. I have tried to eat organic whenever possible. I'm just now adding supplements to my diet. And because of this website, I have been drinking and taking apple cider vinegar pills.

Here is where I might get confused and have some questions. I do know I am iodine deficient and I've recently (4 days ago) started using liquid kelp. I plan on switching to a higher potent (milligrams instead of micrograms)capsule. Is there a difference in Bladderwrack and Kelp? I also want to add Bugleweed Motherwort Compound, Selenium and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I'm wondering if this is too much and don't want to over dose myself. Or if iodine is even good for someone who is hyper and not hypo?

I eventually want start doing what you recommended for the Lupus treatment but I'm sure I'll have many questions to ask once I cross that bridge. And finally (for now) I was wondering what the symptoms might be or how would I know if my body's adrenal exhaustion may be at issue or if I have a pathogen at issue?

I thank you so much for your time and please keep up the good work you do for Earth Clinic!
Beverlee

Posted by Lisa
Atlanta, Ga.
12/28/2010
7 Posts
I read that magnesium chloride flakes were good for this.
Posted by Mel
Toronto, Canada
12/28/2010
I am 26yrs old and have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism almost a year ago and now I look like a frog. I was wondering... Does bugleweed help with bulging eyes?
Posted by Bcnu147
Anacortes, Wa, United States
09/19/2011
This is a quote from a book dated 1913 called, The Herb Bugleweed. I don't know if this is accurate or not but this is what it says, " Therapeutic Uses, Benefits and Claims of Bugleweed
Traditionally, this herb has been used to cure coughs and respiratory disorders. It is also thought of as a natural remedy for sleeplessness.

Bugleweed is a natural source of phytochemical compounds, including various tannins; lithospermic acid; lycopine; flavonoid glycosides; phenolic derivatives such as caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid and rosmarinic acid; essential oil; magnesium; and resin. Bugleweed's medicinal properties are said to be due to the presence of lithospermic acid, as well as the other organic acids in the plant's extract.

The Herb Bugleweed
(Lycopus virginicus)
Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora
2nd Edition (1913)
American bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus) and its European counterpart gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) were widely used in folk medicine for and treating anxiety, tuberculosis and heart palpitations. Bugleweed extracts were also utilized by gypsies of old as a cosmetic as this herb is a major component for manufacturing black dye, hence the common name "gypsywort".
Extracts from this herb are thought to aid in normalizing heart rate, which is indicative of its potential as an alternative treatment for tachycardia.

Bugleweed is used as an alternative treatment to hormone therapy. Components of the plant may lower the levels of the thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroxine. This action could be due to the inhibitory effect of the herbal drug on the binding of the antibodies to the thyroid gland.

Bugleweed herb is commonly used as a natural treatment for some symptoms of Grave's disease, such as palpitations and convulsions. The herbal activity is sufficient for mild cases of the disease and is considered safe for long term administration.

Bugleweed is traditionally used to stop iodine conversion in the thyroid gland and can be used as a natural treatment for hyperthyroidism and related diseases. Bugleweed extracts mainly affect the vascular tissues, as well as the sympathetic nervous system.
The leaves of bugleweed may also be used as a natural cure for wounds and abrasions."

http://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/bugleweed-herb.html

Posted by Sam
Knoxville, Tennessee
05/29/2012
13 Posts
I was diagnosed with Grave's disease in 2008. It is a long battle, using natural cures. Originally, all of my symptoms vanished through my use of Co Q-10, L-Lysine, Selenium and Lugol's Iodine smeared onto my thyroid by a dropper. From 2009 to 2012, there were no symptoms (fast heart rate, bulging eyes/neck, nervousness were all kept in check by seemingly being normal). One key signal for me that all was not right was the runs (diarrhea). Recently, I thought about it and bounced off questions and answers about hyperthyroidism with a friend. My solution to fixing the problem was Kelp (Iodine tablets), since most pharmacies will not give you Lugol's Iodine without a prescription.

1. Kelp tablets (150 mcg, brand name is NOW). One a day. I snap it in half with my fingers and swallow both halves.

2. Homemade banana pancakes to act as a sealant or to harden by bowel movements. It was either the pancakes or Lipton tea.

Finally, finally, finally! The Grave's disease is where it belongs as the name implies, in the grave. Watch your vitamin intake, sometimes vitamins can be a big jolt to the body. It's better to eat foods that contain the vitamins than to take the outright pill, unless your suffering from a specific disease that requires immediate vitamin attention. But even with Grave's disease only one pill is needed, an iodine tablet. If there are any changes in my thyroid, I'll post it up on Earthclinic first. Everything is good to go. I sleep like a baby every night, minus the waking up every two-hours to cry.

Posted by Steph
Vashon, Wa - Washington
06/13/2012
2 Posts
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Sea Kelp. I too have severe Graves and have started taking kelp. Amazing how much better I feel. Went off the Methimazole completely. Numbers from blood work were high, but I feel so much better. Just started taking a popular juice supplement today said to build the immune system. I will keep you all posted. I have decided to try the natural approach as I feel the doctors and medicine have only made me sicker. I never had a problem with my eyes untill I went on the medicine. Coincidence... I doubt it. Thanks everyone for sharing your stories this disease is lonely and scary and it helps to read others experiences. Good health to us all!
Posted by Loraine
Orlando, Fl
06/14/2012
Hi Steph.... Can you advice what type of sea kelp you used? I am hypothyroid and had purchased a bottle of kelp to use. I couldn't though because when I read the bottle, it clearly stated that the product was considered to be carcinogenic in California. Needless to say I dumped it. I really wanted to try the kelp though so your input would be appreciated. Thank you

06/14/2012
2 Posts
Hi Lorraine. I have been taking Puritans Pride brand sea kelp. I break up a 250mg tablet and only take about half to 3/4 throughout the day. I have a friend who knows alot about supplements and said this is the best brand. Everything I've read says its good for hypothyroidism. I am hyper so taking kelp is rather unconventional. All I know is I feel better than I have since I was diagnosed a year and a half ago. If you do try it start small cut in quarters and take your first dose at night when your home to be sure how it affects you. Kelp isn't like any other supplement you will feel your first dose.
Posted by Loraine
Orlando, Fl
06/15/2012
Thank you Steph. Will definitely try.
Posted by Paloma
NY
07/20/2012
I read a few postings and was very surprised that some people advising to take kelp for an overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) treatment. I am sorry, but that is complete misinformation. Kelp should profoundly NOT be taken in case of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Graves' disease is when your thyroid is producing too much thyroid hormone. Kelp will increase your thyroid activity.

Kelp supose to be taken only by individuals that suffer from hypothyroidism, to boost their thyroid function.

Bugleweed is an herbal remedy to treat your overactive thyroid, DO NOT take kelp if you suffer from Graves disease.

Posted by Shawn
Stanhope, Ia
07/27/2012
I was diagnosed with graves disease 3 years ago after I lost a great deal of weight quickly. I was given all the terrible options of the medicines and of course radiation... I told my dr I didnt like any of the options but decided on the medicine instead. Then went home and researched natural cures.

My conclusion, bugleweed and lemon balm. I returned to my dr after 30 days (which I was supposed to be seeing how I was doing on medication which I did not take at all) My dr said he had never seen such a great improvement in anyone's numbers in such a short time, his conclusion was to have me stay on the previously subscribed dosage. I then dropped the bomb that I had not taken his medicine but instead chose to try natural medicine. He just looked at me and said that he couldn't recommend that to his patients. I just told him to at least tell his other patients of my experience and let them decide for themselves. I have not had to have regular blood drawn to check my numbers for 2 years and continue to stay in remission from Graves Disease. Please at least try this before drastic measures. Good luck. Oh I continue to take small doses of each just for good measure!!

Posted by Lori
Weatherford, Tx
08/22/2012
I have been diagnosed with graves disease. I'm currently Taking methimozole but worried about the side effects. I read the posts about lemon balm and bugleweed. How much of each should I take?
Posted by Remi
Sparks, Md. Usa
01/26/2014
Has anyone tried Ted's Cure for Graves Disease?







 



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