Achieving Thyroid Balance with Natural Remedies and Nutrition

Raw Food Diet

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

Replied 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

Replied by Amanda
(Hot Springs, Ar, Usa)

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.

Replied 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?

Sea Kelp

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Posted by Joanna (England) on 01/17/2006
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hi, i suffered with weight gain and thinning hair, although blood tests showed borderline hypothyroidism i started taking sea kelp and at last my weight has slowly started to come off and as a plus my hair grows much thicker and quickly. i will take this supplement for life.

Replied by Gail
(Somewhere, in USA)

How much Kelp did you take?

Replied by Carmel
(Essex Uk)
5 out of 5 stars

Please tell me how you are now. I was borderline underactive thyroid and went onto the doctors medication of levothyroxine but got horrid side effects. then I tried the natural one and that didn't work. At the moment what is helping me is kelp tablets, they stop the bad headaches.

Soda Crystals

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Posted by Daniella (Beirut, Lebanon) on 05/17/2008
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Carbicarb remedy which is a solution for many symptoms!! I had painful red itchy hands with pimples after working in the garden and i took 1/4 teaspoon of soda crystals (baking soda and sodium bicarbonate) in a glass of water the trademark is Tricel, made in the Netherlands, and in one hour the symptoms were gone. I also had running nose and the soda crystals dried my nose. My nose sometimes gets blocked and with daily use of soda crystals can return your nose to its normal condition and opened sinuses. Soda crystals does a lot! It helps my mother sleep easily, it alkalises your brain, helps your hypothalamus and help your exhausted adrenal glands to recover.This remedy and advice i got from Ted, he advised me to take daily soda crystals with a lot of water... It is helping my thyroid problem as well as i have hypothyroidism. I hope it will clean my liver too from the fats and clean it like it cleans a dirty plate. Thanx Ted for the great help you give with your advice as always. You are the best website!!! And Ted is the best! What do we do without Ted? What do we do without Earthclinic? We would probably die.. I am telling everyone i know how great Earthclinic is and they are checking your site.


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Posted by Lauren (Queens, Ny) on 05/26/2013

Hey Ec... Happy Memorial day to everyone.... Quick question guys... Anyone heard of these products for hypothyroid? T-100, GTA Forte, Spectra 303T and Thyrostim. I was reading a book recently that listed these supplements and since I am trying without success to get off meds, I was thrilled to find something that I have never tried or even heard of. Please anyone who has tried these, I would love to hear your comments. Thanks guys...

Replied by Anonymous

You might want to read: The Iodine Crises: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life by Lynne Farrow. You can read parts of the book at

Posted by Laura (Logan, Ut) on 07/08/2011
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When I was a teen my thyroid was so low that I had the highest TSH score my doctor had ever seen. He said my thyroid was most likely dead. I believed him for twenty years. After a lot of research, I was lead to try alternative methods and found a good "muscle tester". She said my body did NOT like my Rx, (Levothyroxin, but I had used Synthroid in the past with similar results being that I was still very symptomatic) and replaced it with a whole foods supplement. I was VERY wary about stopping my meds. I expected to see the exhaustion and mental fog I feel the next day when I accidently skip a dose, but I was shocked to see an INCREASE in energy and in my ability to focus mentally. I was able to sort clutter all day for four days straight in preperation for an upcoming move. This would have been a nightmare for me before. I have been off my medication and taking the supplements for over a month now and I feel so much better! The supplement I use for thyroid is called Thytrophin PMG and is made by Standard Process ( It is very reasonably priced and it's all natural. It is supporting my body to make its own hormone which I never dreamed would be possible.

It is ESSENTIAL that you have muscle testing done to determine the needed dose. You can also learn to self test. It's actually pretty simple. The good news? My tester said it's pretty common that people can eventually stop taking the supplements once their bodies recieve the necessary nutritional support. I figure I will probably always have to check up on my thyroid and use this natural support on and off, but that's a far cry from a "dead" thyroid with lifelong Rx requiring blood work, etc.

I feel so good I can't even explain what this has done for me! PLEASE look into this. It's really true that you can get off your meds. Chiropractors are licensed to carry this, so they would be a good place to start.

Replied by Loren
(Queens, Ny)

Thanks Laura for this wonderful post. I heard a lot of Standard Process supplements but was always wary of using them because most of them contain animal products. I am especially scared of the ones that are made with beef. Do you know if this is an ingredient in the one you are using? I have been using meds for low thyroid for 2 years now and am dying to get off them. Also, how long were you on thyroid meds? Thank you so much once again for this wonderful post. It's people like you that make EC the place to be.

Posted by Anonymous (Chicago, Illinois) on 10/24/2009
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I get flare-ups of hyperthyroid symptoms - my test results have come back with the markers of graves disease. I have taken these symptoms to help with my hyperthyroid/jitteriness/insomnia/racing thoughts. If I take them for a few days - a few weeks and then re-take a thyroid test, my thyroid levels actually show remarkable improvement as my symptoms improve:

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by SamLaunch (Knoxville, TN) on 06/26/2009
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Thank You to everyone who contributes and writes on this website. My Hyper Thyroid problems began in March 2008 and lasted until May 2009. Thanks to Ted and his research which led me to find a vitamins that aid in long life: Co Enzyme Q-10, Selenium and L-Lysine. Here's what I took: Baking Soda mixed in apple cider vinegar with water added, those three vitamins listed above. What happened soon after taking those vitamins and drinking the drink: I fell into a deep sleep at 9:00PM. I never go to sleep at 9:00PM! I can't remember but it seemed like overnight, my eyes receded back into my head and my thyroid shrank. I say shrank because my neck had been bulging out with my eyes. I'm not sure which one of the four did the trick: Baking Soda w/ACV & H2O, Co Enzyme Q-10, Selenium and/or L-Lysine. I've been washing my scalp/hair with Borax and coating my face with Hydrogen Peroxide after shaving. I'm looking good and feeling good. I had been scheduled for the Thyroid radiation treatment at my veteran's office but no longer need or want to get a dose of that to fry my insides. Anyway, I'm very happy and owe my well-being to this free website. Thank You Ted and Friends.

Replied by Exp
(Charlotte, N.C., U.S.A.)

SamLaunch...What amounts of each did you use, and how often did you take them! Please be much clearer! Also, others posting their results, please remember to give exact measurements, time of day, times taken each day, whether it was pills, liquid, tablets or what ever! This information request is stated on the "comments/contact us" page. Thank you for your post though.

Replied by T
(Maryland, USA)

SamLaunch's post is about HYPERthyroidism (such as Grave's Disease), not HYPOthyroidism. This is a very important distinction! One is overactive, the other underactive. People with HYPER-t should not necessarily be taking the same measures as those with HYPO-t or vice versa. Please be careful to make these distinctions both when posting and when reading the posts of others or doing research.

EC: Very true, thanks for pointing that out. Posts moved to correct section.

Replied by Samlaunch
(Knoxville, Tennessee)

Yes, of course. I had been cured of Grave's Disease by using a combination of: Co Q-10, Selenium, and L-Lysine. Since, I'm very happy and back to my normal athletic self I did some research on Selenium and found that one atom of Selenium combines with one atom of mercury to neutralize the affects of a lifetime of vaccine/shots. Mercury causes a myriad of problems including hypo/hyper-thyroid problems: Protein inhibition, Disruption of mitochondria function, Direct affect on ion exchange in a neuron, Disruption of neurotransmitters, Destruction of the structural framework of neurons. L-Lysine regulates hormones in the body. Hypo/Hyper, to me it is one-and-the-same: too little or too many hormones, the three vitamins listed can bring your system back to productive functioning. Of course, the way you eat and what you drink (good water) will aid in your recovery. I don't drink tap water because I think it is poisonous. Mercury also causes gray hair and makes a person sterile. Ted, I love you very much. The link you provided to Dr. Denham Harman's reasearch on Free Radicals provided the clue into my finding my very own personal cure. I began taking Co Q-10, L-Lysine and Selenium on June 7th, noticed a change within one week and it is now August; a total transformation during that time. The good news is: I won't need the Nuclear Medicine treatment of burning out my thyroid or an operation to remove my thyroid. I can keep it (my thyroid) in place, where it belongs!!!

Replied by Samlaunch
(Knoxville, Tennessee)

Someone asked about how much was taken of each vitamin to cure my hyperthyroidism (Grave's Disease): one of each per day.

1. L-Lysine: 1 pill (500mg)
2. Selenium: 1 pill (200mcg)
3. Co Q-10: 1 pill (100mg)

The Selenium detoxified my system so that the Co Q-10 could do its' job of helping my mitochondria along. L-Lysine regulated my hormones. I should really stock up on those pills as there is mention of something called the CODEX: that will ban supplements as early as December 2009.

Replied by Samlaunch
(Knoxville, Tennessee)

Hyperthyroid: My Story

August 14, 2007: Hyperthyroidism begins. This condition came out of the blue (nowhere) and hit me hard.

January 1, 2008 thru June 7, 2009: Condition worsens. Can't stand for more than a few seconds without shaking, can't hold a pen/pencil without my hands shaking all over the place. No sleep for more than 1-hour. Eyes and neck bulging. High blood pressure, 130-beats per minute is my resting heart rate, hair thinning and falling out, and small bumps begin appearing all over my body.

At the beginning of June 2009, I read Ted's post that linked to Dr. Denham Harman and researched any article on Dr. Harman; especially the interviews. He mentions Co Q-10 and Selenium. This website (earthclinic) mentions L-Lysine to regulate hormones.

June 7, 2009, I begin taking the three vitamins: Co Q-10 (100mg), Selenium (200mcg), and L-Lysine (500mg). One pill of each is taken everyday. I began noticing a change; 3-days after beginning my personal vitamin regimen. From December 2007 thru June 2009, I visited my doctor and the nuclear medicine specialist. They suggested radiation treatment to burn out my thyroid.

Between June 7, 2009 and October 7, 2009; drastic improvements have taken place. In October, I've switched my toothpaste to non-fluoride and drink only non-fluoridated water. At this point, I'm thoroughly cured. My doctor tells me to quit taking vitamins and to come in for my thyroid destruction. I tell him to get lost and continue with the vitamins.

December 5, 2009: No more symptoms. Hair is looking good, skin is nice and smooth with no problems, sleeping nicely, heart rate is normal, eyes back to normal, and my neck has shrunk back to normal. I haven't changed my soda pop drinking habits and it's one vice I'd like to keep.

The drastic changes occurred with the three vitamins, and eliminating all fluoride intake. The biggest plus working for me is that I was always in shape before the hyperthyroidism hit so my heart could take the rapid pace; until the health reinforcements could be found. Anyway, Ted saved my life and this earthclinic website. I do owe them a gigantic debt. One more thing, I mix one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass with bottled water; to drink every so often.

Replied by Saba
(Mentor, Oh)

Question to Samlaunch from Knoxville, Tennessee - Are you taking any prescribed medication along with the vitamins or just the 3 vitamins ? Thank you.

Replied by Fxdiva
(Atlanta, Ga)

Samlaunch fron Knoxville, Tn - I wish you would come back and give us more detail about the hyperthyroidism cure.

Did you continue to take your perscribed medication while doing the Selenium, CoQ10 and L-lysine or did you stop? My thyroid is 4x faster than it should be and I just refuse to let them kill my thyroid. I've been on your vitamin workup for about a week now and my husband told me I was getting lighter [darkening of skin can be a side effect of hyperthyroidism] so the vitamins ARE doing something.

I tried coming off of my medication and my hyper symptoms started to reappear. I'm afraid to but am interested in trying to maybe double my dosage of vitamins by doing one in the morning and one in the evening to see if that will allow to discontinue the perscription. I'm on 4 - 50mg of PTU 4x day.

Your direction would be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Fxdiva
(Atlanta, Ga)
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Oh my goodness, I can't even begin to tell you how much better I'm feeling!!! I've been on the suppliments now for exactly 8 weeks and it has made all the difference in my world.

I did double my dosage - same amounts, but one dose in the morning and one at night and I've been off my medication for 7 of the 8 weeks. The first thing I noticed was NO MORE heart palpitations or sweats. My thyroid shrunk almost immediately - I'd say within 24 to 48 hours, my breating and heartrate also slowed. My overall dispositioned improved considerably. I'm soooooooooo much happier these days and other "stuff" has started working better too ; )

I'll be going to the doctor to get my levels checked really soon, but I'm pretty sure that these suppliments are working 100 times better than my medication ever did. Even if I have to take this for the rest of my life, I'd rather take something natural than something perscribed.

And last but not least, all 3 suppliments combined cost around $20 for what ends up being a 2 month supply. Folks, you can't beat that with stick. . .

If you have HYPER thyroidism [Graves Disease], please don't hesitate to try this, you'll really be glad you did.

Replied by Debbie
(Okanogan, Wa)

this is to fixdiva, about hyper thyroid, hey I also have hyper thyroid, for more then 26 yrs, was suppose to have the radioactive iodine, but chickened out, I've been trying to find somthing that would help, i missed the message you wrote, about what you've been taking, could you write another post and let me know, thanks, and so glad its helping you, thankyou debbie

Replied by Fxdiva
(Atlanta, Georgia)

Hi Debbie,

I'm taking the supplements that Sam Launch suggested, right above my first post: one each of CoQ-10 (100mg), Selenium (200mcg), and L-Lysine (500mg).

I started off doing one pill each, once a day and half of my medication. The first 48 hours that worked very well, but when I tried to come completely off of my meds the symptoms began to show up again.

So, I took a chance at coming completely off of my meds by taking one pill each of the supplements in the morning and then once again at night, works like a charm.

My thyroid is 4 times faster than it should be, so I show results very quickly. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.

Good luck

Replied by Iwanttobehealed
(El Paso, Tx, Usa)

Thanks for the info. I was diagnosed on new year's eve with hyperthyroidism with goiter. Because of the health care situation and lack of specialists in my area, I have yet to see the endocrinologist. So far the 4 general physicians I have seen told me I will need my thyroid gland removed and perhaps the goiter to be treated radioactively. This is my first time being attended/treated for any medical situation and it's definitely not easy. I'm not sure what all of my options are either. Everyone has told me the easy way to treat this is to remove the gland and that I will be on pills for the rest of my life. I've never had surgery before so you can understand how I am hesistant. I am looking to heal myself in natural ways. Can anyone give me any other advice? Right now the only medicine I was given is propranolol. Please help me, I don't know where to turn (websites, doctors, supplements, etc.)!

Replied by Wishingyouwell
(Gentle Earth, Ks)

You might want to read a book called:

Living Well With Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need To Know

by Mary J. Shorman

You can check out reviews about it on Amazon.

Wishing all the best to you in your healing journey!

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Iwanttobehealed... If you take the recommended medical solution for your problem with hyperthyroidism, and have your thyroid removed, then you will be permanently hypothyroid and you will have no other option but to take synthetic thyroid hormones for the rest of your life.

But, in my opinion, you have other options that you should try first. Thyroidism is a huge subject, and I haven't got enough space to fully describe the reasons which are somehwat complex. But here is a short article on the simple use of Lugol's Iodine that completely explains it:

And finally here are all the detailed research articles from The Iodine Project on the causes of thyroid problems, whose authors have discovered easier and less drastic ways of resolving thyroid problems -- including hypo- and hyper- thyroid problems -- using just larger dose lugol's iodine:

The Iodine Project is the most current independent research on the benefits of iodine that is ongoing. No doctor will recommend iodine as a cure for hypo- or hyper- thyroid conditions but the research simply speaks for itself.

It would seem to make sense to try these other options first before you decide to have such drastic surgery to remove your thyroid which will be irreversible.

Replied by Violetto
(Atlanta, Ga, United States)

Hi, I've been looking tirelessly for the "link [Ted] provided to Dr. Denham Harman's reasearch on Free Radicals provided the clue into my finding my very own personal cure." but I could not locate it. Would you mind giving me some pointers? I've looked through google search engines outside of the website and within the website and within several topics on every single page. It would be so much appreciated if you could point me to the right article.

Thanks a lot for the help.

EC: We didn't find a link from Ted either. Fortunately, Bill provided some resources on Dr. Denham at this link:

Replied by Springtime
(NM, US)

I read a case where this guy has goiter , his doctor wanted to kill the thyroid with radioactive stuff, the patient refused took iodine and he was cured!!

Supplements for Hyperthyroid

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Posted by Jay Lo (Manila, Philippines) on 03/08/2008
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HYPERTHYROIDISM In response with NAY question: Hi NAY, we have the same situation, I also took (50mcg of Euthyrox) for six months. I stopped using this medicine because my situation became worse. In short, the simple diagnose from June 2007 tripled in six months. Holistic medicine is a great remedy. I am not advertising these holistic medicines but it worked with me. If you have heard about the DXN products, these are best products that can cure lots of illnesses. Try using Ganocelium and Reishi Gano. Since you are from Thailand, you can check this out: DXN International (Thailand) Co. Ltd. 12/F BB Building Sukhumvit, 21 Asoke Rd, Klongtoey Neur Wattana, Bangkok. Tels: 00-6326875091-94. . Tel: 006622040154-8.

Thyroid Gland Removal Remedies

Posted by Kelli (Va) on 06/04/2013

I am 40 yr old female. I had my thyroid removed about 5 yr ago. It was by far the biggest mistake I have ever made. But relying on my Dr. recommendations I had it removed as it was getting larger. I have felt like a completely different person since then. I forget, can't focus, stay cold, headaches, very tired all of the time, can't sleep, leg cramps, serious hair loss, just don't care really. I feel as though I am becoming dumb over time. I take 175 mg of synthroid, weight 135lb, Dr. exclaimed that was high for someone my size? weigh is not and has never been an issue for me. I believe Synthrroid is causing some of these problems. I want to stop taking it, however I can't find a Dr. That seems to know what is going on. They just keep upping the synthroid??? Looking for a natural substitute to help me get back to the old me. I dont even take cild medicine. I don't know what my levels are anymore just got tired if going to the Dr and nothing being done.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Kelli, there is a natural thyroid medicine, I forget the name now, but read up on it, it seems to work much better than Synthroid. Also read up on Iodine.

Replied by Wishing You Well

As I understand it, Synthroid depletes iodine. Also, bromine, flouride, and chlorine deplete iodine. Iodine helps with cognitive functioning, energy, breast health, etc. You can read all about it in Lynne Farrow's new book: The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life.

Replied by Rsw
(Uniontown, Oh)

Kelli, Synthroid only contains T4 and your body must convert some of it to T3. Sometimes the body can't do this effectively. The natural thyroid hormones, like Armour, contain both T4 and T3, and are much better for the body. Your body does not have to convert anything, either. Read "Stop the Thyroid Madness" to learn how thyroid problems can be best diagnosed and managed, and join this well versed group to ask any questions,

You can feel a lot better. Best wishes!

Replied by Eileen
(Sumter, Sc)

Ask your doctor to try Thyrolar or Armour thyroid. Good luck.

Replied by Jill
(Orlando, Fl)

I suggest seeing a naturalopothist in your area. They can get you on a diet & supplement routine that will help. Good luck... Jill in Fl

Replied by Carolinablueskies55

Kelli, my daughter lives in NC & she had her thyroid removed and was taking synthroid for three nightmarish years. It made her life absolutely miserable. But her doc paid her symptoms no mind when she complained about how she felt. So finally she found a more suitable natural med that she orders from Canada & life is good again. Thank GOD for alternative meds! So don't give up seeking for better help through safer meds.

Thyroid Related Hair Loss

Posted by Laura (Arizona) on 08/22/2013

Hi! I'm hoping you can help me. I am a woman in my mid-50's. I have autoimmune thyroid disease. I am also in menopause. I have lost almost all of the outer half of my eyebrows. I have an area about 2 inches by 2 inches on the front top of my hairline where my scalp meets my forehead that is almost bald. It's so embarrassing to me. The hair on the sides of my head is thinning considerably and you can see my scalp. The thinning of hair is getting worse, the older I get. In the past when I get my thyroid medication regulated, it still does not effect my hair growth at all. I use to have beautiful hair when I was younger. Can you recommend some sort of herbal remedy that is not full of heavy metals that could help me? My sister says that taking about 5,000 mcg of biotin daily could help me. Someone told me possibly the herbs nettle or saw palmetto and horsetail could help me. For a while I took an over the counter remedy for hairloss with fo-ti in it that I got from a pharmacy, but I worried about taking something with fo-ti in it long term. Could you please help me by suggesting some herbs that are safe that I could take to help me grow my hair back? Any help you can give me is so greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Replied by KT

I know that biotin is one of the B vitamins and it has been emphasized in a nutrition almanac that you should take all of the B vitamins together because if you take one you can cause a deficiency in the others. For starters, you could try a TBSP of Blackstrap Molasses in a cup (8oz. ) of warm water or milk.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Laura, So sorry about the hair loss. That is really distressing. Nettles is extremely safe. I would highly recommend it. My son used it for his asthma and not only did it help, it healed him over time. Fresh nettles were used by people at one time as a "spring tonic. " I have also read about Biotin helping. You could safely drink a quart of nettle tea a day. I would get good quality loose nettle leaf and steep 1/4 cup in 1 quart of boiling water (but don't boil it, just pour the boiling water over the leaves and let them simmer for 20 minutes. ) Then strain and sweeten with honey and drink this daily. Or you could take a lot of nettle capsules, but I think the tea would be better.

I also have hypothyroid. When I was first diagnosed, I went on Synthroid, a very low dose. It made my hair fall out like I have never seen. I went off it and have been doing natural things and took Iodoral. My hair did grow back, though it isn't as thick as it used to be when I was younger. (I am 46. ) It took a while but I did get it to the point that my bloodwork said I was no longer hypothyroid. Some say that Iodoral isn't appropriate for those whose hypo. Is autoimmune. (However, I do think mine is as I have other autoimmune issues, like ITP.)

Rosemary is also good for hair growth. You could put the essential oil into your conditioner if you use it. Also, find a shampoo that doesn't have SLS in it as SLS causes hair loss among other things.

I once read some testimonies about juicing fresh cucumber to make hair grow better, but never had enough extra in my garden to try it. :)

Hope you find some good solutions! Let us know what helps you!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Laura

@Mama to Many -- the nettle tea sounds like a great idea! The nettle from the tea would probably get into my system better than a capsule. Thank you so much for the idea. I'm also going to give the rosemary and cucumber a try also. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my request for help.

Replied by Laura

To Kt, thank you for your advice. I will try the molasses and milk. I've often heard it's better to get the vitamens you need from food sources, rather than pills, if you can. So, this sounds like a great idea. Thanks for your suggestion. I'll definitely give it a try.

Replied by Cb

Hi, You can try MSM, Iodine or Kelp. I had hair loss also and it returned with these products. My hair loss was stress-related check that out also... There are a lot of things you can do about it, expensive and inexpensive if you search. I found a website of Dr. Berg you can see little video's about different types of people, and the things they should do to loose weight. I am an Adrenal type, he also refers to 'Thyroid type', 'Liver Type' and 'Ovary type'. I ordered his book and his description was very accurate! He recommends different diets and products to address all sorts of hormonal imbalances... Success!

Replied by Toourlady89
(Ca, Usa)

I have been reading up on Hair Loss, there is a relationship between Hair Loss and Low Iron. Ask for your Ferritin levels to be checked and maintain a level around 100 to get hair back. Hypothyroids has been found to be low In Vit D, B12 and Iron so include those in your lab check...

Diatomaceous Earth came up on one of my searches, its powdered shells from the bottom of the ocean. Pls google.. But testimonials of people taking it includes growing their hair back.. It sounds safe enough to take, but do your homework first.

Replied by KT

Please make sure you get "Blackstrap" molasses.


I had the same problem. My hairdresser recommended Nioxin Shampoo, conditioner and Nioxin Bodifying form. Its been three years, my hair is thicker, grows quickly and it's beautiful. I am back coloring my hair. For me, it is the best product that I ever tried.


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Posted by Ann (Duncan, sc) on 08/30/2007
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I have been using Turmeric for my inflammation for 2 years now and swear by it. I have an autoimmune disease which causes a lot of inflammation. I take 1 tablespoon a day and it keeps my swelling way down. I am now goiter free and do not need thyroid removal surgery. If I go off of it the swelling picks back up and my goiter returns. I have taken it in capsule form or by mixing it with water and swallowing fast!

Replied by Dixie Pearl
(Tracy, California)

Thank you Ann From Duncan, for your posting, I too have a goiter, and I was told I need to have my thyroid removed, I will try the turmeric.

Weaning Off Meds

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Posted by Lauren (Queens, Ny) on 09/21/2011

This message is for Bill from San Fernando or anyone else with an answer. Why is it that everytime I try to wean myself off my thyroid meds I would do well for about ten days then its downhill from there? Usually I would attempt to do this when I do my labs and all my levels are where it should be but its always the same. I rarely eat junk food, watch my diet, take a multi vitamin, vit c, selenium, iodine religiously, but yet I can't seem to get off these meds. I have read so many success stories of people who have done this and am asking myself why can't I? If you can give me any input on this I would so be grateful. Also, is it normal for hypothyroid patients to feel breathless sometimes even when their labs are perfect? Thank you in advance for a prompt response and also for all your awesome posts. I always look forward to reading them!

Replied by KT

WOW Lauren, I just read your post and see that no one answered. I would suggest that if you are eating right you do not need to take a multi-vitamin. Some of those "inactive" ingredients are toxic to some. In addition, if you are eating right you could be consuming adequate vitamins that could become toxic with the addition of the fat-soluble ones. You may not even need them but you won't know until you are off of them. Deficiencies won't show up immediately and it may take a little time for any toxic effects, if that is what happened to you, to get out of your system.

I would suggest not going off the thyroid meds just yet. Maybe the multi-vitamin and the medication aren't compatible.

I truly hope by now someone has given you advice that helped.

Replied by Phl
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
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The person who's done probably the most extensive research on thyroid disease and natural approaches for recovery is by Dr. Datis Kharrazian. He warns that taking iodine or eating iodine-rich food when you have certain thyroid problems can be like throwing gas on a fire. In his book, he explains scientific reasons iodine helps with some situations, but is very harmful in others. He's a thyroid expert, and doctors take his courses, so you can probably find an informed practitioner through his website. His book also explains why the thyroid epidemic is rampant these days.

Wilson's Syndrome

Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 11/10/2010

Does anyone know anything about Wilson's disease or natural treatment for it?

Replied by Nancy

My sister had wilson's disease. We discovered it when she was a young teenager. One night she convulsed and was taken to the hospital. Later we were told she had too much copper in her blood and it was settling on her brain. To keep the copper running, they prescribed penicilamine which she had to take for the rest of her life. She was to avoid alcohol and any thing that might contain copper. I believe the disease was named after president Wilson. My sister lived a normal life but died of cancer when she was 50. We do not believe the cancer was related to the Wilson disease because cancer runs rampant in my family. One of the signs of Wilson disease that I know about is a yellow ring around the iris of the eye. My sister was the only one in my family with the disease. It was a rare disease at one time but I believe it is more common today..hope I was able to be of some help. Sorry but I do not know of anything natural than can be useful. Something I will research for my own curiosity.

Replied by Sandra
(Toccopola, Ms)

Some supplements that help Wilson disease that I have found are Molybdenum and Zinc, I use a multivitamin with the molybdenum in it and 75 mg of zinc for a while each day then off until I taste copper (pennies) in my mouth again and start taking it again. staying off copper foods and drinks helps to decrease the problems caused by copper. Also, getting one's thyroid in good shape helps and eating a good nutritional diet. I'm still working on the good nutritional diet. I have always been a junk food junkie. Hope this helps.

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