I was asked a simple question today and am glad I was, because I am seeing more and more thyroid disorders – in very young children to elderly – and it’s become almost ‘normal’. Most cases are avoidable and treatable, although you wouldn’t know it, going by the increasing number of endocrine cases around now….
Medical thyroid therapy is often like a see-saw. Many patients swing to and fro even with very mild treatment and it can change suddenly. A person with hyperthyroidism can struggle to put on weight yet by using the right combination of supplements, along with an improved diet, it is more than possible.
The right protocol will allow a compromised GIT to be healed, and micro nutrients will assist with nutrient uptake, which addresses the leaky gut (most people mistake high metabolism for what is essentially poor nutrient uptake – that’s why it’s so mismanaged and rarely successfully treated) and broad spectrum nutrients – something thyroid patients are heavily affected by – ie malnutrition.
Believe it or not, a plant based alkaline diet will improve the situation more than any other.  If concentration is not compromised and there are no other underlying disorders – or even over arching disorders that could stem from long term thyroid issues, this can be more than enough to restore vital health. Other therapies may be needed such as acupuncture, homœopathy and either chiropractic or osteopathy.
The thing to remember here is that our endocrine system has long been compromised through all sorts of historical/hereditary issues – vaccination, caesarian birth, antibiotics, poor diet (even unintentional), stressors etc.
This is why basic diet and exercise cannot work for someone with hypothyroidism who is trying to lose weight. And it is why so many swing between the two. I have lost count of the number of patients who say that they were advised to just ‘cut down’ on their calories, and if they exercise hard, they will overcome the weight issues that accompany thyroid problems.
Our enzyme quota has long been used up thanks to a toxic environment – and diet – which then compounds on our hormones – this affects our growth (if you study gigantism then you can see this at its worst, where one or other imbalance switches on over manufacture of the wrong hormones) – once this massive and usually synergistic balance is thrown out it can affect everything from height to bone formation to brain/emotional development to reproductive disorders to rapid aging.
Balancing the hormones, alkalising the body, taking the RIGHT supplements and avoiding endocrine mimicry (perfumes, solvents, cleaning products, even cosmetics) are the key. While on paper the process is simple, in reality it is much more complex –
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– to allow a detailed, dedicated protocol to be designed, which will target your individual needs.
  • Alkaline diet
  • Avoiding/addressing food sensitivities
  • Homeopathy matched to YOUR constitution (Chrysalis remedy coming soon)
  • Bodywork – reflexology, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractice, Bowen, etc all have astounding results
  • Removal and avoidance of toxic chemicals by searching ‘non toxic’ in personal care, hair care, cosmetics, dental, cleaning products etc –
– this process will bring about the change that no medical treatment can do – it’s your choice: changing your life for the better or being dependent on drug therapies that are simply masking the symptoms.
Finally, simply because a thyroid extract is ‘natural’ ie taken from a dead body, does not mean it is going to change your health for the better. No more than eating a lump of iron ore will help with anæmia.

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