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.
I cured my " hyperthyroid" condition using a parasite cleanse! My symptoms had begun rather suddenly with chronic, explosive, watery, yellow diarrhea. My doctor sent me for a stool test, at my request. It came back negative. The next 8 months were so difficult. I lost almost 30 lbs, my eyesight was going downhill fast, and any time I ate the smallest bit of sugar, my heart would pound and race so badly I thought I was going to die. I eventually had to wear adult diapers if I left the house, and I couldn't work. I had to run to the bathroom 30 or more times in a 24 hours period. It was so scary. I was finally tested and diagnosed with hyperthyroid and put on methimizole. During the first 10 days of taking it, I just decided to go ahead with a parasite cleanse, even though my stool test had come back negative. I took a good one, the one that costs about $40 at Whole Foods Market. From the first dose of the wormwood tincture (one part of the cleanse), I could feel a significant calming in my body. I think it was stunning or paralyzing the parasites, just as sugar caused them to have a party! As I continued the cleanse I observed 3 different kinds of parasites leaving my body. Within another week I went off the medicine. I completed the cleanse, I think it was a 30 day cleanse, and I have never had another symptom.
Those stool tests are sometimes absolutely worthless, as in my case. I later realized that if parasites came out in your stool, you wouldn't have parasites! I am so happy to be well again and have decided to do a parasite cleanse at least once a year from now on, just as a preventative from ever being so sick and scared again. I had read and tried almost everything mentioned for hyperthyroid conditions here on Earth Clinic and I had nothing else to try. I only wish I would have followed my first instinct and taken the parasite cleanse at the first sign of problems. I believe that if I hadn't fixed the problem, it would have eventually been fatal, as I was not getting any nutrients from what I was eating. The parasites were getting it all. I looked like a walking dead person, and I'm sure other people thought I had cancer. I have waited 5 months to post this so that I could be sure I am cured. I have regained almost all my weight, my eyesight is back to normal, and I never have the racing heart anymore. If parasites can do what they did to me, I believe they can cause numerous other problems in the body. Anyone can get parasites. I have read that everyone has them. If you eat out and your food is prepared by someone that has parasites and hasn't properly washed their hands, you will get them. I guess the symptoms you develop depend on the type you are infested with. I am almost 62 years old and this is the 4th major health issue I had to fix myself, as the doctor's couldn't or didn't help me.
At 37 and in great health (so I thought) I developed hyperthyroidism. I first noticed it after intense workouts. I would get the tremors. Then I couldn't sleep, was always overheating, etc. I went from a muscular 170 to a dangerously thin 140. My first reaction was to go to the doctor. Their solution was to put me on a heavy dose of medications. They said if this didn't work, they would remove my thyroid. I knew not to do this ever. I went to see a natural doctor who's been practicing for 60 years and she put me on a large array of supplements. After six months I am completely healed! I want to share with everyone exactly what I was on and did. First off I want to let everyone know that she tested every supplement to me because she said some brands work better than others on certain people. the Brown I was on worked for about 80 percent of all people. I don't know if I can get brand names but I will if they let me. I'm only going to stick to the stuff I believe was for my hyperthyroidism because apparently I had several other issues as well that I didn't know about.
First my lifestyle changes that started with my sister (a registered dietitian) that helped right away.
Eliminate the following: caffeine (aside from white tea), sugar (I had some coconut sugar, black strap mollases and stevia when I needed a fix) and gluten. I found out later that I was not gluten intolerant so I switched to sprouted breads.
Everyday (recommended by the health doc): you can skip this but I wouldn't.
White tea (she put me on a cheap brand called tenren)
Fresh juice : 1/2 of a carrot, beet, lemon, lime cucumber and apple. I also added a bit of ginger and either or both of spinach and kale. I sometimes would add a small slice of jalapeno....but it's spicy.
Exercise. Dr. recommended the mini trampoline to jump on for at least five minutes a day because it's the only way to clear out your lymph nodes. However, I usually did some running and some lifting.
Supplements: taken with every meal. I was religious about it and only missed a few times, but never more than one time a day. I just carried around a little pill holder full of stuff and measured out daily:
- magnesium MG zyme by biotic research or Douglas labs
-adrenal complex by professional formulas
-super krill omega
- milk thistle v max, it's either Douglas or biotic research again.
I was also on the following that I would recommend because 90% of Americans have poor digestion. if you can't digest the nutrients they will do you little good.
-pan ox 5 , I think it's also Douglas labs
-Quadra zyme ( they do 50% off a few times a year)
I also was on the following droppers from professional formulas. these were hard to take since you have to take them 3 times a day at 10 drops but you have to be 15 minutes before or after meals or brushing your teeth. each one is taken individually under the tounge and swish it around in your mouth.
- pituitary stimulus
- liver stimulus
If you still have silver fillings you should add
I pray this helps somebody. today I'm completely better except I still get the tremors on rare occasions. Oddly enough my coworker has had them his whole life and tried the adrenal complex that I was on and it almost completely eliminated them. God bless
I have hyperthyroid and I took Krill Oil just for basic health, I had read positive and negative reports about it, decided to try it, and in 1 day taking ONE pill my heart stopped racing and my hyperthyroid symptoms completely disappeared - the jitteriness, insomnia, anxiety, heart racing, everything - gone in 1 day. I know this sounds incredulous, I can hardly believe it myself!
I have been taking 1 capsule of krill oil now for 5 days and I am sleeping 10 hours a night and I feel totally calm for the first time in many years.
I highly recommend if you suffer from hyperthyroidism (or heart palpitations) that you try this! It has been a true miracle so far for me!
Be VERY careful supplementing with iodine if you have hyperthyroid! It made my symptoms a million times worse!
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.
I take Iodine for hyperthyroid. I started taking it less than a year ago as the pharmaceutical meds were killing me. The Iodine has CURED my hyperthyroid. Iodine has helped me a lot. My doctor is open minded and said everyone needs to take Iodine.
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!
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!
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!
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!
My husband was in the hospital a year and a half ago thinking he was having a heart attack (he was only 38). Turned out to be hyperthyroid/possible Graves Disease. Endocrinologist put him on methimazole. All of this time through monthly changes to meds, his TSH level stayed around 0.006 (range should be 0.270-4.200 according to the lab report) and T4 around 2.01 (should be 0.93-1.70). Nothing ever moved!
I had run across info about taking iodine for this, but was scared off by the wrong info that iodine was the worst thing for hyperthyroid, but at my wits end, I dug deeper.
In the meantime, doctor told my husband to consider killing his thyroid, as something should have happened by now. He told hubby to up meds to 30. Also said that iodine would do nothing. For some reason he set his next appointment for 3 months away, which he never had done before.
So, on our end, and behind the doctors back, my dear hubby agreed to try iodine therapy for 3 months, which was 50 mg Iodoral (normal daily dose is said to be 20 I think). Also took magnesium for better absorption and selenium to bind the heavy metals the iodine collected. We did nothing different for 3 months accept for the iodine and company. He did continue the 20 mg. of methimazole, but now I wish he had not.
So, time for lab results after the 3 months. We were nervous because his neck was swollen, he was having swallowing trouble and hubby was convinced he had thyroid cancer. Awesome news! For the 1st time in a year and a half, movement in his levels! Now his TSH is 7.590 (to HIGH) and T4 compensated by switching to low .79. Doctor got excited and said " we have movement". He thinks he did this with the poison meds. Really?
The swelling in his neck was because the med was too much. I also now know that we should have upped his selenium along with the iodine. We are so excited and feel confident that he will be able to discontinue his meds. We also know that when hubby started to sleep better was when his range was "normal", so now we don't have to rely solely on lab results to know how he is doing.
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid form powdered form liposomal C) has completely calmed me down and abated my hyperthyroid symptoms. I feel so much calmer, less stressed, and much more even-keeled since the first day of taking it. I need very little to feel a relief - 1/4 tsp twice a day of the powdered form or 1/8 - 1/4 tsp of the liposomal form twice a day. I read that vitamin C helps anxiety, and my hyperthyroid symptoms made me feel extremely anxious, so I'm wondering if there is some sort of overlap/correlation.
ACV, Garlic, Lemon
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.
HI U SUNRISE,,,,,,,,,,, let me say that you are one tough hyde. That's a compliment.
Foods to Avoid: Soy
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.
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!
Lemon Balm, Bugleweed
I was having acute hyperthyroism with one of the days getting into almost a coma due to raise in one of the T (t3 or t4 raised to 22 normallly is around 4?. I was told... by the doctor...)
Started taking twice per day 30 drops of melissa lemon balm and 30 drops of bugleweed. After 45 days I did blood test. Totally cure as per doctor. He was amazed. Didnt take care of diet too much. I like veggies, yogurt, nuts, etc. healthy.
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,
Foods to Avoid: Soy
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.
Hi everyone. I have not been diagnosed with hyper yet but Last year I was taking a supplement called chlorella. This is great stuff on the whole but it sent me into some sort of metabolic overload. I shook for 3-4 months. My body shook from the inside out and no one could see it. I was an absolute mess. My anxiety dwarfed anything I have ever experienced or ever read about. I honestly dont know how I survived. I think it was a thyroid storm. I am still not well and after a year they did an US and found a nodule. I go in tomorrow to see what treatment to do. As a nurse I will probably go holistic. I just wanted to warn those about taking supplements. Not that supplements are bad but DO BE careful. Take them slowly to see how they affect you. THe chlorella had lots of iodine in it. I know there is talk on the web that iodine helps hyper but I experineced it differently. I will continue to search for herbal remedies. JUST BE CAREFUL! GOOD LUCK TO ALL SEARCHING!
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.
I have Hyperthyroidism and Moringa has helped me to feel very calm and sleep well. I have not gotten my levels re-checked or anything, just feel a LOT better! I also have been getting my periods longer, something that is shortened when I get a hyperthyroid episode. I read this about Moringa:
Moringa oleifera leaf extract has been observed to decrease the conversion of T4 to T3 in female but not in male adult Swiss rats, therefore increasing the T4/T3 ratio,  indicating a potential use for therapy of hyperthyroidism
I tried Moringa for insomnia and it made me very depressed, so be careful. I hope I am alone in having this reaction but wanted to warn people in case I'm not. I have never had depression before, and I suffer from no mood disorders or anything. My experience with Moringa was very scary, I think because it lowers the T3 thyroid levels it can cause depression. I saw on Earth Clinic a few people complaining that they had depression and were trying to elevate their T3 levels to help treat it. So be careful out there, even natural substances can cause reactions in some people unfortunately.
Hi, Have you rechecked the levels? I heard it's not good for hyperthyroidism?
I tried moringa for what seems to be the hyperthyroid phase of self-limiting thyroiditis. The high iodine content in it made my hyperthyroid symptoms worse than they had been in weeks and it lasted for days: insomnia, shakes, tachycardia.
Hi Marryanne, I too am suffering from a hyperthyroid condition (originally Hashimoto's that was in remission), and I strongly suspect a gastrointestinal link to this problem. I suspect a bacterial/fungal gut infection. I would love to know what exactly you purchased from whole foods and how you took it to achieve your results! Thanks for your post. It caught my attention and opened my eyes to a possible cause of my hyperthyroidism.