Hyperthyroidism Treatment and Remedies

| Modified on Jul 03, 2023

Hyperthyroidism treatment varies depending on the reason causing the over-active thyroid. A natural diet including foods that lower thyroid activity will be beneficial. Vitamin D and herbal supplements will also help support the thyroid and immune system.

What is Hyperthyroidism?

When the thyroid (a gland in the front of the neck) is over-active, making too much thyroid hormone, it is called hyperthyroidism. Since the thyroid controls the metabolism (how the body turns food into energy), it has a profound effect on muscles, bones, the heart and even cholesterol.  Hyperthyroidism is a case of too much of a good thing. Some people experience no symptoms, but many feel their heart beating too fast, become anxious and depressed, lose weight and sweat unexpectedly, Fatigue and muscle weakness may also be experienced. This is a genetic condition, more common in women than in men.

Hyperthyroidism may occur as a result of Plummer’s disease, Graves’ disease (an autoimmune disorder), toxic adenoma or thyroiditis (a chronically inflamed thyroid) which are all characterized by the overproduction of thyroxine (T-4). The long-term outlook for hyperthyroidism depends upon the cause. It may get better without treatment, but those with Graves’ disease usually get worse and can have life-threatening complications, If someone has Graves’ disease or a serious heart problem in addition to hyperthyroidism, this can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called a ‘thyroid storm’. A large quantity of thyroid hormone is released, causing the person to feel very ill or as if they are having a heart attack. Seek emergency medical help.

Natural Remedies for Hyperthyroidism

Treating the underlying reasons for the hyperthyroidism may need to be a long-term regimen. Avoiding iodine-rich and processed foods is important. Vitamin D and herbal supplements are also suggested home remedies.

Proper Nutrition

A well-balanced anti-inflammatory diet will be beneficial. Avoid sugars and processed foods.

The below foods are good for an over-active thyroid by helping to lower thyroid function and aiding the thyroid to stop producing excessive thyroid hormones. The anti-thyroid properties are strongest when eaten raw.

  • Nuts: almonds, pine nuts, peanuts
  • Any vegetable in the broccoli family: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage
  • Green leafy vegetables: kale, mustard and spinach
  • Fruit: pears, peaches, coconut products, berries
  • Misc.: Turnips, corn, millet, soy (isoflavones block iodine) and canola oil

Vitamin D

Many people have Vitamin D deficiencies. One of the benefits of Vitamin D is that it helps the immune system to recognize the difference between foreign and self-proteins, reducing auto-immune problems and inflammation. This home remedy is especially useful if Graves’ disease or thyroiditis is involved.

Herbal Remedies

Turmeric is one of the most useful herbal cures; it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Ginger, rosemary, cinnamon and oregano are also useful alternative remedies for fighting inflammation and strengthening the immune system.

Hyperthyroidism means that the thyroid is producing too much thyroid hormone and is caused by another underlying disease, such as Graves’ disease. Proper nutrition, Vitamin D and herbal remedies are useful in treating this condition.

Additional Pages of Interest:
Hypothyroidism Remedies
Thyroid Issues

ACV, Garlic, Lemon

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Posted by Lhucky (Manila, Philippines ) on 03/03/2016

I am not a healthy person. I smoke. I cough my lungs out. had flu sometimes accompanied by fever whenever my menstruation were about to arrive. I love fatty food. pork fats especially. And then 7 years ago, diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I never like drinking any kind of liquor. beer makes me puke, while liquor makes me feel very very cold. I'm prone to UTI as well. had +++ blood in urine last 2015. I had cold almost about every month, sometimes accompanied with fever. I tried looking for alternative for hyperthyroidism. sadly, I found that it cannot be cured. drinking iodine radiation nor operation wasn't an option. my heartbeat doesn't really bothered me that much. What bothered me then was how hot I feel. I sweat a lot. Lost 25 kg in 7 years.

My family were always on alternative medication. More like Chinese herbal medicine. But since I don't know any Chinese herbalists nowadays, I now rely more on Internet.Nov. I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar water. Most days I tried to make sure to drink at least 2 or 3 liter a day. There were also days that I can only drink 1 liter. Dec. I felt a lump on my left breast. Started reading about natural remedies for cancer. Came across the concoction acv, ginger, garlic, lemon, honey mixture for heart disease. Jan. I felt like I'm going to have a heart attack. The symptoms where there. My heart was pounding, there's a pain on my upper right back. Right shoulder feels like I sprained myself, tingling feeling on my right arm, my chest feels tight. I can still think straight though, I quickly took an aspirin, 1 low dose tablet. that next day, my husband made the concoction. I took 3 Tbsp that night. Told myself to drink it 3x a day. (While I asked my husband to take 1 Tbsp a day) had a good night sleep, feels energetic next day. but succeeding days I feel tired. sleepy. there were nights that I can't sleep. we finished the 1st batch in just a couple of weeks. The feeling of tightness on my chest were slowly going away. I can barely feel my back ache. I don't cough that much also.Comes Feb. I woke up having fever, my body feels very very weak, my hands and feet were very cold. My back is aching a lot. Heart pounding, Had nausea, and no appetite. accidentally drink mefanamic acid thinking it was an antibiotic. feels ok after 30 minutes later, had my breakfast around 3 pm in the afternoon. My husband insist on seeing urologist next day. next day, I woke up like I didn't fell sick yesterday. Urologist asked for blood test, urine samples, kidney ultrasound along with breast ultrasound and mammogram (diagnosis center only accept 40 years old patients for mammogram. I'm still 3 years far) after taking antibiotic for a week.Still taking 3 Tbsp 3x a day, along with 1 capsule of coq10 2x a day, and antibiotic with Tapazole in the morning and inderal 2x a day for a week. Still drinking Apple Cider Vinegar water 2 or 3 liter a day. At this time, I also add cayenne pepper on my Apple Cider Vinegar water.

Results came. I was shocked to see my blood test results were all in range. Createnine at 61 umol/L. Ph level 7. I even asked my husband if there's a possibility that someone mixed up with the results. (Laugh at the possibility that someone out there were worried sick with my blood test results.) My T3 and T4 were in range. Although TSH still at <0.005. (Might visit another endo for that) my T3 and T4 were always high. My chest tightness slowly going away. My right arm wasn't that weak anymore. I can still feel something was pushing inside my arm though, going up to my neck. But I feel great. My heartbeat doesn't feel like pounding anymore.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Dixie Pearl (Tracy, California) on 06/03/2013

Apple cider Vinegar cured my constipation problems caused by hyPERthyroid. I take a tablespoon full once a day in a glass of water.

Replied by Tricia
(Union City Ca)

I am also hyperthyroid. I hope this could help my (c) problem. My endo told me it was odd to be hyper and not have loose stools.

Replied by Annf

Try taking Magnesium, and make sure you use unfiltered ACV, with "the mother" in it.

Argan Oil

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Posted by Irina (New York, Ny) on 02/06/2017

While taking culinary Argan oil, I've been noticing a number of amazing and miraculous health benefits. Within the first day or so of taking it (1 teaspoon), my hyperthyroid symptoms completely abated. The jitteriness and anxiety coupled with racing, skipping heart just went away - I feel calm for the first time in a very long time. You can purchase Argan oil from Morocco or Israel (I am taking the kind from Israel). I am taking just a teaspoon - 2 teaspoons was too much for me. The dosage for a woman is that you can go up to almost a Tablespoon. I posted about Argan oil in the chronic sinusitis section also - it helped clear my sinuses also!

Replied by Barak

Is argan oil still working for you?


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Posted by Amanda (Boston, Ma) on 12/27/2016

Biotin - I'm currently taking 10,000 mcg - has helped tremendously with my hyperthyroid symptoms!


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Posted by Sunrise (Sydney, Au) on 06/08/2016

Borax works for Hyperactive Thyroid/Grave's Disease - at least, for me.

I'm a 59 year old female who's had Grave's Disease/Hyperthyroidism since 2006.

After a botched R.A.I. treatment that I was bullied into having in 2009, which killed off the left side of my thyroid and exacerbated the right side, I flushed all meds and refused to see another doctor ever again.

That was the first right decision I made.

Being normally very petite in stature, I was the 'lucky' statistical 1-in-10,000 to actually gain weight the worse the condition became, rather than lose weight, as most normally do.

It's been difficult finding information on Borax for this condition and if you do, it seems to be only vaguely mentioned; rather, 'hormone balancing' seems to be the catchphrase used most often rather than specifics, so I ordered some anyway to see whether it might help or not because frankly, I'd tried just about everything else over the years, to no avail.

I began taking Borax in earnest 6 weeks ago. That was the second right decision I made.

The recommended 'concentrate' to make up is 1 level teaspoon in 1 litre (about 30 or so oz) of water.

I take 20 mls of the concentrate in a glass of water 3 or 4 times a day, usually with a meal just so I remember to take it, but not always with a meal.

There's no taste or smell to Borax used in this way; it just tastes like water in water.

*Note: At first, I only took 5mls of concentrate 3 or 4 times a day, but the only change I saw for the first 2 weeks was that all of the excess weight I'd gained fell off, which I hadn't expected - and it has stayed off.*

So I raised the dose to 20mls of concentrate in water 3 or 4 times a day and have been doing so ever since, with the occasional day or two break from it.

The most visually obvious change (aside from the weight loss) is the right hand side of my thyroid, which is no longer protruding/enlarged.

If I touch it, it feels only slightly larger than normal. This I find to be remarkable - and most encouraging - after all these years.

I'm no longer shaking like a human jackhammer 24/7 (part and parcel of the illness) and that's a pretty big deal for me!

I do still very occasionally shake, but haven't yet figured out what sets it off and it doesn't last very long in any event. It may be triggered by a sudden bout of stress.

My heart rate no longer pounds ferociously almost constantly, although it's still irregular (sinus arrhythmia), but should it decide to start doing the tango in my chest again, drinking a glass of very cold/icy water settles it down rather smartly (probably shocks it).

Have had no thyroid storms whatsoever during this past 6 weeks, which were almost a regular occurrence. Another big deal for me.

I'm no longer falling over at the drop of a hat due to weakened bones (which, I hasten to add, only became weak following the R.A.I. treatment).

My bones feel so much stronger and I can walk sure-footed once again.

My eyes are still a little bit 'buggy/bulgy' (another symptom that only arose after the R.A.I. treatment) but nowhere near as much as they were before I began taking Borax.

So although I wouldn't say the condition is '100% cured', I can say that Borax has achieved remarkable things that I didn't expect and didn't dare hope for.

I would say my health is about 85% improved - better than it's been since 2006.

As I've only been taking it for 6 weeks, it could well be that, over time and with continued use, my thyroid might become completely normal again, despite only one side of it having survived the R.A.I. treatment and having to function alone.

Certainly nothing else I've read about and tried has produced such remarkable results for me personally.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U SUNRISE,,,,,,,,,,, let me say that you are one tough hyde. That's a compliment.


Replied by Ann
(New Jersey)

What kind of Borax, regular borax that can be purchased at a supermarket?

EC: Please read our borax page for more information.

Replied by Vija

I bought online borax powder (boric oxide), is it safe to take it with water if I have overactive thyroid, I am little bit scare.Thank you

Replied by Millie

Boric oxide is not the same chemically as borax. Boric oxide is used to make glass. I wouldn't take it internally.

Chia Seeds

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Posted by Annabell (Chicago, Il) on 02/28/2015

Chia Seeds from day 1 have helped so significantly with my hyperthyroid symptoms it's hard to believe and it's as though I've been taking medication (I haven't). I started out with 2 rounded tablespoons a day (I put them in almond milk or yogurt), and I immediately from that 1st or 2nd day felt drastically better; I felt a huge relief as I was calmer, less shaky, and actually able to sleep. Some days I went up to taking 2 rounded tablespoons 2X a day, but found I didn't need that much, and I did get a slight stomach ache, so probably wise to go up in dosage slowly, if you need to. I feel I am on the road to recovery, feeling my symptoms diminish more each day. Chia seeds are miraculous!

Replied by Annabell
(Chicago, Il)

I found an even more effective remedy - 2 rounded tablespoons of Flaxseeds. Somehow Flaxseeds have been working even better for me - I completely went off the Chia and onto the Flax and I'm really on the road to recovery now! My heart has stopped racing, and I have no jitteriness or other hyperthyroid symptoms!


Flax seeds and especially flaxseed products, like ground seeds and oil, can go bad pretty fast. I have a feeling they are using some kind of preservative on them -- one of those added things the FDA doesn't think needs to be included on the labels, so maybe research it. I do know that the whole seeds do have a longer shelf life than the ground products, but it is still short.


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Posted by Jon (Milpitas, Ca) on 10/16/2017

Copper with boron and magnesium has helped me with my hyperthyroid. I used to take take zinc supplents and vitamis C during allergy season but unfortunately it cause deficiency in copper and hyperthyroidism. Copper regulates the the thyroid to slow down while zinc does the opposite. Eventually we need balance between the 2 minerals.

Eltroxin, Supplements

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Posted by Monique (Sudbury,ont) on 02/22/2014


hi, I'm Monique from Sudbury Ont.

My concern is that I been cured from hyperthyroidism. My treatment was radiation and followed by Eltroxin 0.1 mg, now after several years on this medication to control the hypothyroidism in which I'm being treated now. From 35yrs to now 46 yrs. I still suffer from fatigue, mental and physical fatigue, I find myself absent minded, loss of concentration, low libido, lack of confidence and not to mention weight gain. I keep fighting these symptoms as much as I can with daily supplement, vitamins, and herbs...they help thank God. My question is I liked to stop taking Eltroxin because it's not natural substance but a chemical. I been looking for answers for a long time for a natural and healthier way. Along with these supplements I also take "zinc and copper balance" at one capsule per day. My doctor is uncertain about this method since they have little study on homopathic and holistic therapy. I refuse any medical medications for the symptoms mentioned. I am a total believer on natural approach for my health. Any suggestions....is Apple cider vinegar, Potassium idione, kelp or any other approach is greatly received. If I'm taking off the Eltroxin, to be replace with the alternative, this would so great. If the other approach is to stay on Eltroxin and to take other supplement like kelp or other is also welcome. thank-you

Replied by Mike62

Monique: Search desiccated thyroid/yahoo group and raw food videos.

Replied by Marie Nurse Aesthetician
(South Florida, US)

YOU were not CURED of Hyperthyroidism. Your Thyroid was shut down by Radiation to either produce hardly any hormone or Stop producing all together; causing you to now have Hypothyroidism and have to take hormone replacement medication for the Rest of your life (or optional natural treatments). THERE IS NO CURE for Autoimmune Thyroid Disease caused by Graves Disease (hyper) or Hashimoto's disease (Hypo). IT'S EASIER TO 'TREAT' HYPOTHYROIDISM so that's been the treatment plan by many specialists-to take patients from Hyper to Hypo.

Glad that you're feeling much better now and have your symptoms under control with supplement, vitamins, and herbs. I'm so happy that you're taking a more natural approach to treating your Thyroid Disorder; natural treatments work well for many. Unfortunately there are no case studies of better success stories on natural treatments to prove it to the scientific world.


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Posted by Alexa (Boston, Ma) on 04/03/2015

Flaxseeds have made me feel calmer and for the first time I am having a good night's sleep. I suffer from bouts of hyperthyroidism and flaxseeds have helped me to stay calmer A LOT. I may never need thyroid medication if I can control it with flaxseeds! I take 2-4 tablespoons a day. The kind you have to grind up, I believe those are more potent.

Foods to Avoid: Soy

Posted by Samantha (New York, Ny) on 05/29/2015

I just wanted to tell everyone here to be SUPER careful to avoid soy at all costs if you have hyperthyroid! I found out there is soy in a LOT of foods these days - both packaged and prepared. If you go out to eat, make sure to ask what kind of oil they use to make salad dressing, avoid condiments unless you purchase them at the health food store are check all the ingredients. Foods you would never think to be wary of like mayonnaise, for example, contain soy. I have checked through the ingredients and as long as I avoid soy at all costs (as well as caffeine, chocolate, coffee, the usual suspects), I feel MUCH, MUCH better, calmer, and more relaxed! Be vigilant about avoiding soy and I think you will notice a big change and might even be able to avoid taking medication. Magnesium is also very good for helping to calm you down.

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

If one shows such extreme sensitivity to Soy foods at even small amounts, it surely suggest an estrogen dominance or overabundance in the body. The supplement DIM is effective in freeing up that excess estrogen for use in the body the way it's supposed to. The amino acid Methionine is also good for reducing high estrogen levels.

(New York, Ny)


Thanks for your reply. I'm actually not estrogen dominant at all, I have a slightly elevated level of testosterone. I am 100% certain that soy exacerbates my hyperthyroid symptoms.

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Posted by Eileen (Sumter, Sc) on 06/16/2014

I am a 65 year old female. With the onslaught of menopause 15 years ago and then diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, I have suffered with depression and severe anxiety for all these years. I have been taking 10 milligrams of Tapazole all these years. It was supposed to inhibit the growth of the hot nodule, 1in X .5in. Well, it is now about the size of a large egg and now I have another one about the same size on the left side of my thyroid. I have taken antidepressants off and on for these many years with little relief. Seems that as I age the anxiety gets worse. I read on this site about acetyl-l-carnitine for depression and anxiety. I have been praying to God to show me something natural to help. I have been searching the web for more research to confirm this and I found this website for hyperthyroid. Wanted to post this if someone else is having these same miserable symptoms.


I also found other articles to confirm this information So I am going to give it a try.

Replied by Bill
(San Fenando, Philippines)

Hi Eileen...They were curing hyperthyroidism in the 1800s by using just Lugols Iodine. The dosage of iodine given for hypothyroid problems in those days was around 600 mgs of lugols iodine per day -- which converts to about 100 drops of 5% lugols iodine per day. See the research here:


http://iodineresearch.com/disease_hyperthyalthough r_pg1.html

Hyperthyroidism can also involve other adjoining factors such a low cortisol and low iron in the blood. See the research here:


And if you want to see the importance of iodine for the whole body(not just the thyroid) then see this link:


Although supplementing acetyl-l-carnitine may help your thyroid symptoms, it will not cure your hyperthyroid condition which is at the root of it all. From the research that you quoted in your last post, acetylyl-l-carnitine just acts to inhibit the absorption of iodine into the cells of the body. But it will have no action whatsoever on actually healing the thyroid(ie curing the root cause).

Should you decide to use lugol's iodine for your problem then you must ensure that you take the the full Iodine Protocol with companion nutrients. It might also be advisable to have a professional naturopath or doctor who is iodine-literate to help you monitor your own use of lugols iodine wrt your hyperthyroid condition.


Be careful of recommending any iodine product for hyperthyroidism! Just got out of the hospital from the condition, which put me into atrial fibrillation. I believe it was the result of taking Lugol's every day since my thyroid hormones used to be low and are now out the roof. Just be careful!

Replied by Ariel
(New York, Ny)

Be VERY careful supplementing with iodine if you have hyperthyroid! It made my symptoms a million times worse!

Replied by Monsoon
(Washington State)

Bill, were you or someone you know cured of hyperthyroidism by taking large doses of iodine?

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Posted by Sam (Knoxville, Tn) on 06/14/2013

Everyone with hyperthyroidism--this is serious. Actually, I think the length of time of symptom to cure was 5-years and 10-months. Let me tell you that my body cured itself. I have one strange body. The day of May 28th, 2013, I had sky-high anxiety/claustrophobia. Every step taken felt like my heart was not getting enough oxygen and I was about to pass out. Took the bus home most of the way and had to get off after a few miles because of that high anxiety feeling. Then, I called a cab and took it the rest of the way home.

After sitting around my home for a few hours, my body just couldn't take it. It felt like someone was sitting on my chest strangling me--my brain was on fire and it felt like 10 hotspots lit up in my brain. I called an ambulance and was admitted to the hospital's emergency room.

The emergency room technicians took my blood samples and it came back TSH: 0.577 and Free T4 Thyroxine: 0.82. The doctor walked in and said, "Everything is normal. Your thyroid is normal, your liver is normal. I see no anomalies in your blood."

My reply was, "What!? How can that be? It felt like someone was sitting on my chest strangling me and my heart was starved for oxygen." The doctor shrugged his shoulders and walked out.

And that my friends is how my hyperthyroidism was cured. A painful experience and I don't wish it on anyone but after living for 5-years and 10-months with this ailment--I'm sure my heart is probably somewhat damaged. It's a miracle of course. All of the health stuff I took, the iodine painted around the neck, L-Lysine, Co-Q10, Selenium is all fine and everything but you should see a professional.

Here is what I took from a doctor:

Tapazole/Methimazole: 2 X 10 MG, once a day.
Digoxin: 0.25 MG, once a day.

What put me over the top and sent me to the emergency room was the:

Metoprolol: 100 MG X 2, once a day. I was prescribed 150 MG but I took 200 MG and then started walking around and caught the bus. This forced my heart to slow down and sent my body into a little shock. First the back of my legs felt like they atrophied, then my back and then my shoulders and chest.

Somehow this forced my brain to reset the areas of my brain that control the thyroid. Anyway, it's been confirmed by two different doctors that my thyroid is normal. Don't do what I did to cure myself, you get professional assistance.

Replied by Nejla
(New Jersey, US)

I didn't quite get what the Metoprolol did to you!! I've been to the ER twice within a week with palpitations that felt more like a revolution is going on in my heart, thuds, flip flops and of course anxiety and fear, especially when my blood pressure shot up to 220/100. The 2nd trip to a different ER added hyperthyroidism to what was going in my heart which one doctor said was really PVC's :( well I've been reading online about treatment and I don't want the doctors to kil my thyroid.

I told my doctor that I thought the Metoprolol gave me symptoms, but she insisted I stay on them and that they would help. I am so confused. I have been taking many of the supplements mentioned here but nonetheless I have these symptoms. I always took Turmeric, L-Lysine, Cinnamon, Resveratrol, L-Carnitine+Alpha Lipoic Acid and then I started taking this new (SeroVital) which is a combo of amino acids that are precursors to HGH production, so I got really scared when I got sick and I stopped them all for a week.

Now I started taking the turmeric, L-Glutamine, Cinnamon, vitamin D3, my B complex, L-Carnitine+AlphaLipoic Acid and today I felt the best since these things started 9 days ago. I'd really appreciate any info on treating hyperthyroidism naturally andany info on PVC's (premature ventricular contractions) Mine is RV outflow PVC's. Thank you all.

Replied by Tammie B


I have been having a thyroid problem and I went to the doctor and he prescribed methamazole. I took it for a while and then started taking carrot and broccoli juice with one clove of garlic. After one day it takes away the pain in my eyes. It is not curing anything. I would like to know where you get the CO-Q10, selenium, lysine, and other ingredient to take for my hyperthyroidism. :)

Thank you for your post. Sincerely, Tammie B.

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Posted by Racumyah (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on 02/19/2012

Hello all, i just want to say thank you all so much for you all postings. there is so much wonderful information that will hopefully cure me. i have suffered from hyperthyrodism since 2000, i am 28yrs old. in 2007 they did radioactie treatment, but it never went completely hypo. when i found this site it gave me so much hope, and belief that i can be cured. i was put on methimamazole until i went hypo, two weeks ago i went hypo so the dx suggested to come off the meds to see if my thyroid normalize (i have been doing this battle or on meds and off meds for 12 years). my body has been feeling bad, but from reading this page im currently looking for a naturapath and im going try some of the remedies on this site.

thank you all so much, i can't wait to be cured!

Replied by Debby
(Monroe, Ct)

Hi, I just read your post and I hope you get this. The thyroid is not to be taken for granted. I know because I now have thyroid cancer. Not to really to get into it, but make sure your doctor does an ultra sound to make sure there are no nodules - this is very important. Also I want you to purchase the "The Complete Thyroid Book by kenneth ain, Md. If you have any questions you can email me.

Replied by Debra
(Omaha Ar)

What information can anyone give on thyroid cancer. Are nodules always cancer?

Replied by Tom
(Fort Worth, Texas)

Hello Debra, No, nodules on the thyroid do not always indicate cancer. Great article on Wikipedia www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid/nodule

General Feedback
Posted by Jen (R) on 12/17/2009

bad tooth, hyperthyroid

hello again earthclinic readers,

first thank you to all who answered my last question.

2nd i have a bad tooth, it broke 2 and a half years ago when i was preg and they just put a temporary filling in and it is gone now and the tooth is turning dark, it is my very last tooth on the top on the right side. Does anyone think that this could be the cause of my hyper thyroid and if so what will help, i read all of the infected tooth posts, but my tooth doesnt hurt and i dont think that it is inflamed but maybe. So i dont want to start messing with it if i can wait a while longer until i have money to go fix it. Do you think that the garlic or something would help if this is the cause of my thyroid problem? thanks in advance again.

p.s. sorry for the spacing in this letter, my space bar sticks sometimes
Jen in ca

Replied by Serena
(Los Angeles, California)

When I have bouts of hyperthyroid (I do not have it all the time and I am convinced it is in a big way because these supplements help to calm it down!) I am not on any meds. When I feel like my hyperthyroid symptoms are bad, I take these supplements:

1.) Magnesium Chloride - LIQUID form - 2 Teaspoons of Magnesium Chloride 3X a day with food - if my symptoms are really bad I take it 4X a day. Whatever your stomach can handle. Too much magnesium can make you go to the bathroom.
Within a few days I get total relief of my heart palpitation and anxiety.

2.) L-Tryptophan - 500mg up to 3 times a day. I am not 100% sure of the correct dosage so be sure to check with your doctor.

Replied by Joyful
(Lawrence, Ks)

Jen in CA,

Do you drink tap water? If so, STOP, and switch to distilled water! Fluoride messes up your thyroid, and fluoride buildup in the body can cause calcium deficiency, which leads to weak and discolored teeth. Drink distilled or reverse-osmosis water. Take calcium supplements to replace the fluoride build-up in your body. It takes awhile to flush fluoride out of your system. If you want a faster flush-out, you'll have to eat all organic foods in addition to drinking distilled water. I know that can be expensive, so I have had to compromise sometimes on the organic food. At the very least, avoid processed foods.

I had a chipped tooth during pregnancy as well, and I'm also dealing with thyroid issues. In researching about how to help my thyroid, I found scary information about fluoride. I have noticed a difference after 3 weeks of removing fluoride from my diet! Good luck!

Replied by Grobust
(Torrance, Ca, Usa)

Lemon Balm has worked great for absorbing excess hormones and helps relax a hyperthyroid.

Replied by Sam
(Knoxville, Tn/usa)

Whatever you had been doing before onset of symptoms should be stopped immediately. You need to take into account everything that has been done to your body over the last couple of years; every vaccination, food eaten, water drunk and your environment. Let's go over the source from brain to thyroid to the body cells: The pituitary secretes TSH (Thyroid Simulating Hormone): high TSH is hypo, low TSH is hyper, and today's normal is.35 to 5.5. From the pituitary's secretion to stimulate the thyroid, this is a negative feedback system because low TSH makes the thyroid create more T4 (hyper), high TSH makes the thyroid create less T4 (hypo). From a military perspective, the pituitary is the General and the thyroid is the Corp. The general sends the command to the Corp to release T4 (the Division) into the bloodstream, and is picked up in the periphery of the body where it is picked up in the cells. Within these cells, T3 (the Brigade) is produced. T3 is 3 times or 300-percent more active than T4: this is the case in real life between Army Corp and Army Divisions. Now that I've painted the picture for you in military jargon, you can see the General, Corp, Division and Brigade in action!

The first step, I had to eliminate the body's Opposing Forces of vaccinations, fluoride, aspartame, table salt, genetically modified organism foods (corn, soybean, fish), high fructose corn syrup, bromine, chicken mcnuggets. If you don't read the labels and steer away from those Opposing Forces, you can forget about curing yourself. Note: I never took the thyroid medicines given to me because I paid strict attention to everything entering my body. The medicines were steroids, Methimazole (Tapazole), Metoprolol Tartrate (Blood Pressure). Here are the listed of vitamins I had originally taken:

Co Q-10 (1 x 100mg per day)
Selenium (1 x 50mcg per day)
L-Lysine (1 x 500mg per day)

My heart began acting up near the end of my total cure so I drank:

Ground Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon of pepper in a cup of hot water): stops any heart attack in 30-seconds. After feeling better, all vitamins and the pepper intake were stopped. Here are the final two things I've taken:

Celtic Sea Salt (1 teaspoon per day, sprinkled over my food)
Heart and Body Extract (10 herbs, clears out 75, 000 miles of blood vessels in 2-minutes)

It has been a long fight but I sleep like a rock every night, have lots of energy, my skin is as clear as a bell, my heart is cool/calm/collective, eye pressure is normal (7.0); everything is looking good. If you have any questions for me, ask! You are in the battle for your life with hyperthyroidism and for those of you who have it, you know what I'm talking about. Trust yourself and in yourself. Don't let anyone mess with your body. Do your own research, I have and it was a huge battle. You take everything the doctors tell you and tear everything apart by studying anatomy for yourself. Good Luck!

Replied by Sue
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Please research coconut oil. Coconut oil cures not only thyroid disease, but heart disease. My 16 year old cat had a significant heart murmur and after feeding him coconut oil for 6 months, his heart murmur was completely gone. I have also read and heard first hand about how coconut oil helps the thyroid balance itself so it can function properly. Good luck,

(San Diego CA)
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My cat, 13 year old Ralphie was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and a heart murmur. I have been giving him extra virgin olive oil, just a few drops on his chicken (no fish products)wet food daily. He licks it off his food. I have been giving a homeopathic remedy specifically for hyperthyroid cats or dogs, made by PetAlive.com's Thyroid Soothe. I sprinkle the granules, a tiny bit on his wet food, seems to really make a difference in his calm demeaner. It also made an immediate slow down of his veracious appetite. Also, I give and highly recommend, NHV RestThyro a herbal tincture, I squirt in his mouth 2XD. It really calms him right down and has tonifying herbs in it like Eleuthero, same as Siberian ginseng, Bugleweed, Lemon balm, Gotu Kola, Hawthorn- good for the heart, Skullcap AND Valerian. I really prefer to give Ralphie natural products and he is responding very well. I love this site for all info that is natural. Feel free to email me if you have questions.

Replied by Lauren
(Queens, Ny)

Hi Sam from Knoxville:
I read yr post with much interest. Can you tell me the name of the heart and body extract that you used? Thank you for this wonderful post. God Bless.


I found this: https://www.heartandbody.com/

Replied by Jen
(Randr , Ca)

I have been on my own quest for about 2 yrs now and am really getting frustrated. I take everything I can that is good for my thyroid with out making it hyper (which is not an easy task, I reasearch anything new before I even get close to it food wise. Which is no fun at all. For example party at a friends house: here try this dip its good. I reply hold on wait whats in it let me use ur computer first while I google that ingredient. I mean really its no fun) I know my thyroid is getting better but my eye(s) are not. It is the worst part of this disease so far. Any extra info you have on thyroid eye disease would be greatly appreciated. And what is the heart and body extract. I want some. Lol

Replied by Rachel
(Regina, Sk, Canada)

How do you get fluoride out of your diet, and what's the risk with it? What does it do that is harmful?

Also, this is from the kuwaitipharmacy site. A very different perspective. After medicinal and nutritional suggestions they add:

External/Physical Therapies: Regular thyroid function requires plenty of sleep and exercise.
Water stepping regulates thyroid function. Create a daily exercise routine that incorporates one minute of water stepping (with knees high up like a stork) and barefoot dew walking.
Induce perspiration through exercising, saunas and steam baths.
In case of shaky hands, increased unrest, apply clay wraps around the neck to soothe the thyroid. Alternate clay and cabbage poultices. Leave on for five minutes and increase time gradually

Interesting, isn't it? :) Peace, Rachel.

Replied by Fxdiva
(Atlanta, Ga)

Sam, I'm writing to verify that the Selenium, CoQ10 and lysine work perfectly! I was on Methemizole and PTU for about 5 years, when they decided it was time to "kill" my thyroid. Well, I wasn't ready for them to "kill" my thyroid. I had been searching for a cure, but hadn't had any luck. Needless to say, the doctor's decision was enough to make me step up my search.

I logged onto earth clinic and found your combination of suppliments. Let me tell you, from day one I felt a difference. My urine was cloudly the morning after I started taking your combination. I later read that that was an indicator that the selenium was actually removing [chelating] the floride from my system.

My thyroid was sooooooooo fast that I actually had to take two doses of your combination, once in the morning and once in the evening, before I could come totallly off of my meds and I haven't looked back since.

I do drink the distilled water, but I've also read that over 50% of the floride we take in is done so through our skin [bathing and showering]. I've been lazy in getting the shower head filter, but your combination DOES WORK.

I would like to know how long was it before you were able to come off you the supplements?

Thank you a gazillion!!!!!

Replied by Gloria
(Mexico, Df, Mexico)

Hi Sam,

I think I may have a thyroid issue- acne, very dry skin and Raynaud's disease). I've always been very thin and I like it.Would these supplements that you recommend make me gain weight? Thanks a lot in advance! :)

Replied by Tricia
(Union City, Ca, Usa)

I was told by my endo to avoid iodine because of hyperthyroid?

Replied by Tony
(Tn, Usa)

Hello Tricia from Union City, Ca, Usa:

I certainly have a bad reaction when using iodine. I can hardly go or get out of the bed once taking this stuff. I've found out that if you have adrenal problems(fatigue, insufficiency, etc.) then this is why iodine creates problems when taking it. You have to address the adrenal problems first before using iodine or you might struggle when taking iodine.

This can be done by taking cortisol(hydro-cortisone) for a while to build up the adrenal glands. You can also use Liquorice as well to balance the adrenals. This can take some time though! Good Luck and God Bless!

Replied by Prioris
(Fl, Usa)

About 40 years ago (I had CFIDS) when I was young, one of the first supplements that helped me was Pantothenic Acid B5. It really saved my life because I would have likely died in an auto accident or something by falling asleep. I actually went to work with well over 100 symptoms for over 25 years. I think I could be one of the few in the entire world that actually kept working.

Vitamin B5 (or only a complex as noted below) – Helps to activate the adrenal glands and deficiency results in adrenal insufficiencies characterized by “fatigue, headaches, sleep disturbances, nausea and abdominal discomfort.” (Life Extension, 17)

Hyssop Tea

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Posted by Amanda (New York, Ny) on 06/08/2011

Hyssop tea has helped my hyperthyroid symptoms stay in check. It is high in Iodine, so check with your Dr. first. It has quiteted down the heart palps & much of the anxiety, along with greatly improving the length and quality of my sleep. You may have to take a lot of it, though, so I suggest buying organic loose Hyssop tea.

Replied by Chirod
(Marietta, Georgia)

I have found that Kelp is also high in iodine and eating that helps a lot! It takes a few days to kick in.

Replied by Matthew

Oddly, the Hyssop tea has helped my hyperthyroid, but iodine makes it worse - as did coconut oil. Hyssop Tea and Magnesium all the way!

Replied by Sara
(Miami, Fl.)

I have hyperthyroid and hyssop tea made me feel sped up & jittery.

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