Thyroid Remedies

Last Modified on Oct 28, 2014

Natural Thyroid   0  0   

Posted by Aloha (Las Vegas, US) on 10/16/2014

It appears they have changed the formula of this natural dessicated thyroid med. that everyone has been seeing good results with please see link:

Nodules   0  0   

Posted by Tbird (Louisville, Ky) on 12/16/2011

Has anyone had experience with hyper- functioning thyroid nodules. Possibly Plummer's disease. I am at the point of either surgery or radiation. I would really appreciate any successful stories of healing such naturally. Thank you in advance.

Posted by Tina
Houston, Us
Pranic healing is an alternative healing that is very effective on glandular issues. Please google it and find a reputable healer to do this for you. Within a few sessions you will see results.

Posted by Meadowsweet (Halifax, England, Uk) on 04/20/2011

Does anyone know a natural cure for thyroid nodules with mild hyperT, please? I've found how someone found relief using ACV/baking soda, co-enzyme, selenium and L-lysine, which I plan to try, but that remedy was for hyperT caused by Graves Disease, I think. My problem is thyroid nodules which seem to be making thyroxine on their own. I'm waiting to see a specialist but the possible problem seems to be Plummer's Disease (i. E. Toxic multinodular goitre). I'm not on any medication. Thanks.


Posted by Jenny (Morehead City, Nc, Usa) on 10/14/2010

After the birth of my son almost 5 yrs ago, my birth control choice was Mirena I.U.D.. Up until the day that it was implanted, I was steadily losing the baby weight, that first day-I stopped losing and began gaining, slowly. I didn't attribute this to the choice but, to the fact of relocating, taking in a foster child in addition to 2- 8 yr olds and a newborn, life... I had it in for three yrs before tieing my tubes and that's when my OB/GYN found the nodules and sent me for the ultrasound. My question is: Is there a home remedy that could help reduce the size of the nodules and help alleviate the obvious hypothyroidism the birth control caused?

Posted by Tom
Regina, Sk
In this slide show on scribd. com:
Look at slides 36 and 48 and 81, where the word "nodules" is found in a Searchbox (must have the item locally on your computer, not just in the viewing window to be able to use Search). They say nodules in ANY tissue are from iodine deficiency, not from any disease. But another document I have says that a shortage of Selenium and magnesium will result in those nodules. That makes sense too since all the Iodine doctors are clear that Selenium is required to get the iodine where it can be used! So, an easy and harmless route to try for a few weeks if you're in no hurry is to make sure you get foods high in Se, like brazil nuts, cruciferous= cabbage family veggies like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and then garlic. But try to get some foods with Iodine in them at the same time (dulse seaweed, etc)

If you do want to go the LUGOLS iodine route, then just heed the slide 36 note that on their high doses of 50-150 milligrams per day, after 1 month one should get a thyroid panel to ensure you haven't gone hyperthyroid! (BTW, 1 drop LUGOLS 5% contains 6. 25mg total iodines. )
Or you can take a lot lower starting dose of LUGOLS, say 1 or 2 drops per day. That will still give you more intake than over 95% of people get today. The iodine taste is easily hidden by putting in milk, or fruit juice a few ounces.

Posted by Dixie Pearl
Tracy, California
Tom from Regina, I also have nodules, I was told I need to have my thyroid removed, I have a goiter also, I am also hyperthyroid, when I read about taking iodine, it nearly always talks about hypoT.

I need help fast, I only have until the end of this month, I came off the medication I am talking for hyperthyroid and I'm sure the DR will be able to tell I did that, if I can't find something fast to help this problem, I just don't want to have my thyroid removed, I feel sure there is help for me naturally. Can anyone help thank you

Posted by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
127 Posts
Go to and find the listing for the yahoo groups, there is one that teaches the use of iodine and nutrients for healing your thyroid, The owner of the group is a Naturepathic Doctor, she is a recovered thyroid CA patient.

Raw Food Diet   1  0   

Posted by Andi (St. Paul, Mn) on 11/03/2010

If you have thyroid disease, can you eat cruciferous vegetables? I have read that you should avoid them completely, and other sources say you can have them as long as they are cooked. Thanks.

Posted by Sharon (Soldotna, Alaska) on 03/07/2008

[YEA]  I am obese not from overeating, but due to stressors that I did not handle well and that caused a major stroke a year ago. Since then, I have made a major change in my diet even though I had eaten very well before without white flours, sugars and the other problem foods for many years. Now I am eating raw vegan foods and have not only finally dropped almot 40 pounds but my blood sugar levels are down to the mid-90s. I credit eating a raw food lifestyle with all this! My thyroid numbers are also in the more normal range! Lots of good changes that I believe eating a raw food lifestyle made happen.

Posted by Jaya
Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania
dear friend,

me and my elder son having thyroid problem due to that we put up too much weight. myself is 33 years and my son 10 years but we have 100 kgs of my self and my son have 60 kgs,when we knew this in last week getting too much worried about this,even we r doing lot of exercizes and yoga we put up.

now by taking raw food i want to reduce our weight. pl kindly help me by giving information reg. food which we will take. we dont eat pork, red meat.
thanking you will wait for your reply. i want to save at least my child from this chronic disease, i am not giving any medicine for him, i want to get his hormones balance by changing diet,yoga, like natural....

pl help me

Posted by Amanda
Hot Springs, Ar, Usa
14 Posts
Stay away from soy, fluoride, chlorine (even get a shower filter because your skin absorbs it), bromine(in some breads and gatorade and mountain dew). If thyroid is low then no raw cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, no mustard, millet, peanuts.
Posted by Kittykat
Long Beach, Ca, Usa
This is very interesting about raw food helping with your weight loss and thyroid. I have been eating raw vegan food for the past 3.5 months and ever since then my thyroid went from 2.8 (TSH test) to 3.7! My lipid panel is still within normal range but it was better 4 months ago (before the raw food). When I used to eat only chicken and fish for protein and vegetables I lost the most weight and my sugar levels went from 7.2% (A1C test) to 6.2%. Since going raw vegan I only impoved my sugar by. 2% so I'm now at 6.0%. I don't understand what's happening, especially to my thyroid. I avoided the cruciferous vegetables for that same reason. I feel like going back to chicken and veggies, maybe that will help my thyroid go back the way it was?

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Justnatural15 (Greenville,sc) on 10/28/2014

Hello all! This is a great site, recommended to me by a friend. I hope this is okay to post, but I need some guidance. Seven years ago I was misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism (this misdiagnosis has been confirmed by another physician). I have taken the thyroid supplement Synthroid for so long that now my thyroid cannot function properly on its own (this was also confirmed by my new doctor). I want to rid myself of this medication safely and try a hollistic approach, but I don't know where to begin. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thank you!

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
968 Posts
Hi Justnatural15...The reason they misdiagnosed you was probably because they used the highly inaccurate TSH/T4 test which doesn't actually test for T3 -- the active thyroid hormone you want to know about. You need to really take the Free T3/ Free T4 thyroid test because its a way more accurate than the TSH/T4 test.

So here are the proper lab tests that you should get:

Proper Thyroid Lab Work

Here is a list of Iodine-literate and thyroid-literate doctors in the US:

List of Competent Thyroid Doctors in US

Here is the address of a competent thyroid doctor in your area:

Carole E Benoit DO
Wellness and Nutrition Medicine
909 Summers Ave
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Tel: 803.837.9871

But if I were you I would perhaps go and see Dr Jorge Flechas if you can in North Carolina. He's renowned for his successful research and treatments for Iodine problems including thyroid problems. Here's his address:

Jorge Flechas, MD
Hendersonville, NC
Tel : 828.684.3233

If you want to try using the Iodine Protocol then you can find it here -- make absolutely sure to use all the iodine companion nutrients that are recommended -- at the stated doses with no shortcuts:

The Iodine Protocol

Iodine Companion Nutrients

It's probably better that you go and see a thyroid competent doctor who knows about iodine. With your problem, you will have to be monitored to adjust your current meds when you take the iodine protocol -- and that is best done and overseen by a competent iodine-literate thyroid doc.

Posted by Elizabeth (Nashville, Tn) on 04/11/2014

Sorry in advance for the long post but I want to give as much information as possible.

I'm 34 and me and my husband are ttc (trying to conceive) after his vasectomy reversal. First, I need to get my hormones in check and I need help. My periods are irregular (every 30-45 days, I never know) and I fear I have ovarian cysts and maybe even uterine fibroids. I've researched fertility supplements that can help your body regulate itself and I bought Fertilaid.

The problem is the effect it has on my thyroid. My thyroid "ran hot", or went hyperthyroid, for a short period of time back in 2011. I believe this was iodine induced as I was taking supplements that had kelp in it. After I quit taking them, my thyroid calmed down. Last year, a small nodule was found on the right side of the thyroid and the Dr. said it doesn't seem suspicious, but to keep an eye on it. Well, after taking the Fertilaid, which has kelp and other thyroid stimulating herbs, my thyroid became inflamed, like I was choking. This was only after 4 or 5 days of taking the supplement. Yesterday, the right side with the nodule became so sore and painful that I quit taking Fertilaid. I'm very disheartened as I was hoping that would regulate my periods and help me ovulate.

I bought Vitex. or chasteberry, yesterday (helps to regulate hormones) to see if that would work, and my thyroid went crazy after I took it (inflammation and pain). I just don't know what to do. I have an appointment with the GYN in a couple weeks, so I will ask for hormone tests. I know back in 2009 I was low on progesterone, cortisol and had adrenal insufficiency.

Has anyone heard of the thyroid going berzerk after taking certain supplements? I really wanted to regulate my thyroid so my hormones would be in check but I'm at a standstill.

Any help or advice at all would be greatly appreciated. I really want to start our ttc journey as soon as possible, I'm not getting any younger :(

Thanks to all.

P.S. On a different note, I would recommend serrapeptase for ovarian cysts, etc. It's greatly reduced my pain and bloating. Hopefully, it will keep working and eventually dissolve the cysts!

Posted by Mike62
Denver, CO
Elizabeth: Properly nourished glands make 37 hormones from good cholesterol. A properly nourished liver makes good cholesterol. Improper nourishment from eating cooked conventionally grown food is causing a bad liver to make bad cholesterol, bad glands to make bad hormones, and bad things like cysts and fibroids. A few supplements is not going to fix this. Eating the best food the right way does. The program I follow is called 80/10/10.
Posted by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Tx
Research selenium--this is supposed to help with iodine supplementation to keep the thyroid from being hyper.
Posted by Elizabeth
Nashville, Tn
Thanks for the info....I'll be checking on Selenium and see if that's an option.
Posted by Timh
Ky, Usa
1302 Posts
Elizabeth: A small amount of heavy metal or radiation will make such drastic reactions in the Thyroid.

First thing I would (and have done) is apply magnet therapy to end the inflammation. A refrigerator magnet would be a good start but you may need to graduate to a stronger magnet. Selenium & Vit-E, & Vit-A protects the glands from harm. Zinc lozenges will protect and improve T function. You can use Cod Liver Oil topically directly over the T area of the neck as this will bring major protection to the sensitive gland. I sometimes use a small hand-held vibrator gadget to clean and stimulate the Thyroid as well as Thymus glands.

Any antioxidant nutrients/supplements of oral route will help. I would recommend Grapeseed Extract of at least 100mg daily. Multicaratinoid complex will help along w/ 50mg Zinc to help conversion.

Posted by Mama To Many
714 Posts
Dear Elizabeth, Have you tried charting your cycles? It really gives a lot of information and can help you to figure out what to do. Marilyn Shannon’s book, “Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition” was very helpful to me in fixing irregular cycles, a number of years ago. Blackstrap Molasses has helped a lot of ladies to get their cycles regulated. It has helped many with cysts and fibroids. 1 Tablespoon a day, however you would like to get it in. (In milk, coffee, or off the spoon! ) Castor Oil packs are also helpful to people with menstrual irregularities. There is a lot of information about using these on Earth Clinic. Just don’t use castor oil during your period. Let us know how it goes. ~Mama to Many~

Posted by Joni (Selma, Oregon) on 12/15/2012

Thank you Tina for answering my question concerning your protocol for treating your hypothyroidism. I started the Endoflex (which I had) yesterday right after reading your post. I have been making my own milk kefir..... Which comes from my own goats, and I also make and drink lots of water kefir) for several years now. I also have been making my own fermented sauerkraut for sometime. I have lots of sea vegetables to choose from but I see I haven't been eating enough. Hopefully, increasing those and using the Endoflex twice a day along with the other things I will start to see some improvement. Oh, and I do have spirulina too so I will start that also. You are so right about the Fukushima problem, I'm very careful what I purchase. Wow.... Only 5-6 weeks for your thyroid to get balanced! That's amazing. Thanks so much for posting your protocol and willingness to help others!

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
Hi Joni from Selma, Oregon. Great to hear! If you don't notice a shift in energy (less sluggishness and other hypothyroid symptoms) within 2 weeks, I do want to share that 3-4 drops endoflex can be put in empty, clear vegetable capsules, and taken twice daily, in addition to applying on your thyroid, and other key points. So that's important to know. My sister has done that in addition to topical application which got her thyroid back to balance. My body did not need that, but just sharing incase your body needs further support.

Also, fyi, the capsules should be filled and consumed immediately. Don't make a day's / week's worth since it will dissolve and go to waste. Buy a glass dropper and some empty capsules from any health food store for ease of ease.

Good luck, Tina

Posted by Joni
Selma, Oregon
Hi Tina, Ok, thanks for the suggestion of putting Endoflex in capsules in two weeks if I don't see any improvement. I have bunches of those capsules, I just made up a whole bunch of vitamin C capsules today. I will copy off your post and save it along with your others so I can refer back to them. I wouldn't be surprised if my body is one of those that will need this further support. But, maybe not. Thanks so much again for sharing your knowledge and what has helped you and your sister.

Posted by Peace (Jeddah, Western) on 12/11/2012

Could some body help me with my 7 days old daughter was diagnosed with TSH value 163. I heard that it is abnormal and dangerous and the pediatrician has ordered one more TSH test tomorrow she will be 12 days old. Doctor even hinted that she should be kept on medicines after the test result up to 2 or 3 years. She is very cute and small I cannot think of medicines to her at this age. Please advice if there is any alternative to this because I am worried the conventional medicines would destroy here immune system even more. Please share your experience and valuable thoughts. Thank you EC and the contributors for this great site.

Posted by Peace
Jeddah, Western
Doctors have declared it is hypothyrodism and started the medication to take thyronorm 50mg daily in the morning empty stomach ( before milking ) with distilled water.

Could any body please help me in this situation? I am very depressed- my wife BP, TSH, Sugar all were normal during whole pregnancy and we do not have any thyroid hereditary evidence.

Investigation Result

FREE T3-0 2.1 - 4.40

FREE T4-0 0.8 - 2.0

FREE T4-thyroxine( FT4) 0.24*

TSH-(New Born Screening)-TSH 163.3*

TSH-Hormone(confirmatory test) >100*

FREE T3 ( triiodothyronine) 2.3

Posted by Carole
Bury Village, West Sussex,, England
37 Posts
Oh dear... I can understand how upset you must be feeling at the moment.I am sure people will be able to post and offer advice. I am a member of Thyroid UK and their healthunlocked forum is brilliant. You might find the site helpful. Best wishes.
Posted by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
Take Lugol's 5% Solution 2 drops in quarter glass of water daily. Give break 1 day in a week. Eat Kelp, which you can find in japanese market.
Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
A few suggestions that resolved my own hypothyroidism issues:

1. Eat kelp or sea vegetables daily (iodine source).

2. Apply 'endoflex' essential oil (1-2 drops) on thyroid area of neck 3 times daily. Google endoflex.

3. Increase probiotic rich foods like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut (Bubbies brand) which will aid in digestion which gets messed up due to thyroid irregularities.

Feel free to ask any questions, and good luck - Tina

Posted by Joni
Selma, Oregon
Hi Tina, How much kelp or sea vegetables did you eat daily to resolve your hypothyroidism? And how long did it take before you were no longer hypo?
Posted by Peace
Jeddab, Western
Hi Carole - Thank you for your condolence I have registered myself to the community and posted my query in that.

Hi Ed2010 - Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Hi Tina - I got some hope after reading yours and other friends experience. But could you please advise how can I feed my 15 days old daughter ( new born ) with the list your provided.

Once again thank you EC and for all these wonderful people, where I feel its one family.

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
Hi Joni from Selma, Oregon, It was approx 5-6 weeks of doing the entire protocol (which is listed in another post) that my thyroid got fully balanced. (Not just seas vegetables)... I just want to clarify that part.

I had 1/3 cup uncooked/dry sea vegetables daily, either in salads or in soup, and a few times a week I would have a serving of spirulina every AM too.

* Also with the fukushima tragedy in Japan, it is imperative to find good quality sea veggies from other parts of the world to ensure you are not consuming radiated produce.

Hope this helps. T

Posted by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
Hi, I recommended Lugol's solution after seeing the title Hypothyroidsm for Wife. It can be good for adult. I am not sure how it will react for infant. But the mom can take it. Good Health
Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
To EC: Changing the title of a post after folks have commented is not very safe in my opinion. Now people will read the comments thinking kelp and sea veggies are ok for newborns. Do you see the risk here?

Please re-think * not changing the topic of a thread of posts after they have been posted.

Thank you!

EC: This was requested by the original poster. Sorry if it created confusion.

Posted by Peace
Jeddah, Western
3 Posts
Hi Tina and EC : I am also sorry for this, Since I needed the remedy for my new born child I advised EC to do that, it is my mistake. But later I noticed it will create confusion and could be serious issue.

I am very thankful to TINA and must say we are very lucky to have a humble and caring person like her.

Tina & friends.. I am desperately waiting for my new born baby any suggestions. Please do try to help me.

EC : If there is any option to move the provided remedy to other relavant post please do that or else I beleive as highlighted by TINA may be serious issue if somebody does not read the post completely. You know the best option based on your experience.

Posted by Carole
Bury Village, West Susex, England
37 Posts
I keep thinking about this post and how worried you must be! I do think you need to ask more questions.... What other tests are being done to get a more accurate understanding of the situation. The following people/websites might be of help.

Elaine Moore has a very helpful website on thyroid/endocrine disorders.... both natural and conventional treatments.

Mary Shomon is another.

The TSH reading you gave earlier in a post is very high. You might be interested in this post by Cleveland Medical Journal.

I was 'very anxious' about posts suggesting seakelp and iodine. Any high ingestation of iodine/iodine-foods is not always the best route to follow for thyroid disorders.... It needs to be monitored with caution and tests regularly undertaken as it can push the thyroid condition into a 'hyper' status. Without testing the iodine status of the baby.... I would urge caution.

I have a thyroid condition.... I know how difficult it can be. Both my natural and medical endocrine specialists do not advocate iodine supplements. I am also careful about eating raw goitrogenic foods which can inhibit the uptake of thyroxine.

I have always managed my wonky thyroid with natural supplements/Chinese herbs. However, after a very prolonged stressful period I flipped hyper and I had to have help from conventional treatment as well as natural as the thyroid was running so fast. Fortunately things have stablised and I can return to a natural treatment plan.

So...based on my thyroid experience I would say......

Ask as many questions as you can and research and research.... Specifically for your circumstances. My best advice would be.... there is no harm to treat the newborn with conventional meds until you feel absolutely confident about a natural treatment approach with appropriate dosages etc.

Best wishes.

Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
Hello Peace, Another resource for hypothyroidism for moms, babies.

Good luck, Tina

Posted by Ecfan99 (Everywhere, Usa) on 11/26/2012

I'm a 44 year old female. Just received biopsy results on a nodule on the right side of my thyroid. Results were "suspicious - atypical cells with crowded enlarged nucluei. " Doctor says that means I have a 10-30% chance of having a malignant nodule. He is sending the results for molecular testing (Afirma testing) before deciding on whether or not to recommend surgery.

The nodule was discovered by my ObGyn who, at the same time, sent me for an ultrasound of fibrocystic breasts. I've learned here on Earth Clinic that an iodine deficiency could be responsible for both, and I've begun taking 150 mcg of kelp. I also have Lugol's 2% but have not started taking it yet.

What type of health professional would I consult with to talk about treating the nodule without surgery? I don't want to necessarily come up with my own course of treatment - I'd rather work with a professional who has experience with thyroids and nodules.

Thanks very much for any recommendations.

Posted by Delicioussmile
Kelowna, Bc Canada
I also just got notification after an ultrasound of the thyroid that it has nodules on it. And I should get the doctor to follow up on them. I'm Seeing a pulinary specialist about a nagging cough over a 8 month to 1 yr period. Can't eat or talk without coughing alot afterward to the point of breaking a rib. I am going for Cystic Fribrosis study, chest CT, heart ultrasound in coming week(s). Taking time off work cause I'm just plain exhausted. No sleep. Coughing and waking all night. Interesting question I'm interested too to find out what to do about this.
Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
968 Posts
Hi Ecfan... To help you understand your problem better, here is some research evidence that you can read and look through for more honest information on your thyroid and fibrocystic problems in relation to iodine supplementation.

Iodine Research

Iodine and the Breast

Iodine and Thyroid Nodules

The Iodine Protocol with Companion Nutrients

if you want to use the Iodine Protocol, it might be best to locate a doctor who is aware of and uses this protocol. Failing that, a naturopath in you area -- with a good reputation -- might also be another way to go.

Posted by Barbara (Co. dublin, Ireland) on 11/01/2012

This is a great site. Thank you so much. I have been through alot of stress lately. I started having terrible anxiety attacks, then uncomfortable voice weakness, heart thumping, and total pure exhaustion from just lifting a cup. Went to doctor done the TSH and said levels perfect. I said this does not help me further, he sent me to a consultant who done various checks, I even had a scan which showed a 2mm nodule. Consultant said all is fine with me. I said all is not fine please help me, I feel so unwell. He said he would send me to a Ent consultant, I said no point I know it is my thyroid (I had a half thyroidectomy 7years ago) and have the exact sypmtoms. Can someone advise me.

Posted by Debby
Monroe, Ct
17 Posts
Hi Barbara, I had the same problems, back and forth to doctors for 10 years. Long story short, went to an ENT, had a ultro sound, found nodules, had needle biospy, this is want you need to do. Found out it was papillary thyroid cancer. Barbara, the sooner you find out the better. Most nodules are fine but please have it checked.

Posted by Ashok (New Delhi, Delhi) on 07/20/2012

I am 43 years, slim, suffering from Thyroid since 2001. My TSH level was greater than 150 in the year 2001 when dignosed. Started taking Thyrox Tablet of 100 mcg. Now it has been increased to 125 mcg. For last 2 years, I am feeling trembling in my hands when writing, may be due to weakness. My digestive system is also affected. My memory is also kept on loss day by day. I have another problem in my left eye diagnosed as "Macular Pucker" for which I used to use multivitamins capsules like Fit-Eyes and Refresh Tear eye drop. I am in Government service. I do work on computer and feel fatigue specially in evening time.

Please advice me, if you have some effective remedy to my above problems.

Posted by Hope
Somewhere, Pa
Ashok, you really need to get your hands on a book called Iodine, Why You Need It by Dr. David Brownstein. This is the most eye opening book I think I have read in years! I never had a thyroid problem, but most of us probably have an iodine deficiancy. I think this book will help you and many others solve a lot of health problems. Please, please, please, do yourself a favor and get this book. Then report back to us if you resolve your issues. Thanks so much!! Good luck!!

Posted by Shawna (Forest Hills, Pa, Us) on 11/30/2011

My mother was recently diagnosed with having tumors on her thyroid. I found out they are very common in women that live in Western PA. They are saying it is because of the powerplants in this part of the state. I would like to know if there is something we can do to prevent and cure this problem. Thank you so much for your website! Earthclinic and Ted from Thailand have helped me stay heathier than any Doctor I have ever gone to.

Forever grateful,

Shawna from PA

Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
114 Posts
Depending on where your mother lives in Pennsylvania it's possible that she lives in what is referred to as "The Goiter Belt" or areas around the Great Lakes and inner mountain areas of the US. There tends to be alot of thyroid problems/ goiters in this area from iodine deficiency. If your mother is not taking an iodine supplement she probably needs one. Google "Goiter belt" and research it a little. Our soil is iodine depleted so we don't get the amount we need from vegtables and fruits anymore. The iodine in salt is not even close to enough for our thyroids needs let alone the rest of our bodies. If it were my mother I would get her some lugol's iodine or iodoral from Amazon ASAP. Make sure she is taking selenium, Vit C, and Magnesium as well. This should help shrink the tumor's/ goiter she has.

Posted by Sreyoshi (Kolkata, West Bengal) on 10/28/2011

Respected Sir,

I am a 21 year old woman residing in Kolkata suffering from a chronic ailment who came across your website while searching for a relief.

Last year I was detected with severe Fe deficiency. While performing allied checkups my TSH was found to be slightly elevated(6. 67) and my anti-TG antibodies were found to be positive(200). I was prescribed Thyronorm 25. However I could not tolerate the medication and had to withdraw it after 4 days. One day after withdrawing the medication my thyroid swelled up immensely and became hot, burning and painful followed by breathing problems, burning sensation in the eyes, insomnia, muscle weakness and diarrhoea. My doctor said it was autoimmune thyroiditis and prescribed Omnacortil 5 mg. It checked this problem effectively but only temporarily. 3 months later the problem reappeared and has been with me ever since, at times increasing and at other times getting reduced.

On the other hand one day after withdrawing Omnacortil an exactly similar thing happened to the left back portion of my head 6 cm from the top of left ear. It became hot and just felt like an inflammation which poured out a heavy liquid. It spreads throughout the head blocking the ears and the nose and I have to take Oxymetazoline hydrochloride nasal solution everyday in order to sleep. All the symptoms are exactly similar to thyroiditis with only difference in intensity and location. My M. R. I Brain is normal. I have been treated for migraine, sinusitis and lesser occipital neuralgia all of which made no improvements. All the doctors here are confused regarding this and it is without a diagnosis.

Both these problems have made my life a hell and I will be extremely grateful if you help me solve them.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

Posted by Haniffa
Kegalle, Sabaragamuwa,sri Lanka.
Drink 1x3 tablespoonful Virgin Coconut Oil daily until cured. My niece's hypothyroid was completely cured after following this regime. When she went for check up the Dr. asked her if she ever had the problem.

Good luck and God Bless you.

Posted by Mary
Hyderabad, Ap/india

My problem, I am diagonised with PCOS & hypothyroid. I think I had thyroid problem since more than 10 years, which I didn't realise till July 2011 when I had to visit doctor for uncontrollable periods for continous 2 weeks in a month, a week break & they start again. My gyn doctor asked me to get my TSH levels tested, my TSH level was at 8.98. I have put on medication of synthyroid of 25mcg for 2 months, got the results tested and it was worse nothing improved and TSH result was 8.0. As nothing worked I stopped consuming synthyroid tablet for a month. Again my endocrinlogist put me on 2 months of levothroxine of 50mcg , started taking it which I took for almost 3 months now. I am not interested in taking this tablet nor getting my TSH levels checked. I frequently encounter brain fogs, forget things I have to do, what I was doing and what next to do ?. Off late I am feeling I got old enough, lost interest in life, depressed. I read lot of posts to stop eating white , for PCOS issue, and also read I should not intake cabbage... Etc for hypothyroid issue. I am confused on what to have daily in my breakfast, one thing or other thing is suggested not to eat.. I look puffy, I have cravings to eat sweet, eat any food though I am filled. My forehead has wrinkles which shows up as if I am aged double of my age. I am 34, but look like 60 yrs old. Puffy face with wrinkles on forehead, I tried lot of nourshing creams etc, nothing helped. I dont want to live and it makes me quite depressed all time and makes me think to die.

I want to start ACV at least 1tbsp to start with from tomorrow.

Give me some suggestions on how can I cure PCOS & hypothyroidism both by taking right diet and natural remedies. I don't want to follow medicine. I don't get cold presssed coconut oil here.

Thanks, Mary

Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
211 Posts
Hi Sreyoshi Mary, Have a look at iodine here on EC. It is worth the effort to go through and some people have added links that are good to go to, particularly the iodine project one.
Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
211 Posts
Hi Mary, I forgot to say with iodine also add each day magnesium, selenium and Vit C.

Also for your wrinkles add 100% butter to your daily diet, Ted recommended it recently. As far as your diet goes take as much of 'the whites' if not all out of your daily consumption. I don't know what your normal breakfast is but if it is congee instead of all rice add half lentils. When making your flatbreads if you add gram flour (50%) it will increase the protein and use wholemeal flour instead of white.

Chromium helps to reduce sugar cravings. Shilajit is also good for your health, just do a search for your conditions and shilajit. All the best.

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