Are there alternative treatments?
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits on the lower part of the neck. It produces a thyroid hormone that controls your metabolism and the rhythm of your heartbeat. Today, we've seen an increase in the number of thyroid diseases, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones, while hyperthyroidism is where the thyroid makes more thyroid hormones than the body needs. Thyroid diseases are commonly found in more women than men. It's what controls menstrual cycles in women.
Too much or too little thyroid hormone can make women's periods irregular. It can even make women's periods stop for several months or longer. This is a condition known as amenorrhea. The thyroid also plays a significant role in the overall functioning of the ovaries. Dysfunctions of the thyroid can make it harder for women to get pregnant and affects the mother and the baby if the mother does get pregnant. Symptoms of thyroid diseases include weight gain or weight loss, low mood, fatigue, dry skin, joint or muscle pain, feeling cold all the time, constipation, and dry or thinning of the hair. One of the issues with the rise in thyroid diseases in the United States is the low amount of Iodine in the foods. The daily recommended amount of Iodine in the United States is only 150 micrograms, which is very low. Deficiencies in Iodine, especially in thyroid patients, can slow the metabolism down by up to 50%. If we look at countries like Japan whose daily recommended amount of Iodine is 3,000 micrograms, there are very few thyroid problems amongst women. If women develop a thyroid problem in Japan, it's because they're going way over their daily recommended amount of Iodine.
Their foods are very iodine-rich, which helps maintain a healthy thyroid, ultimately regulating their metabolism, mood, and overall reproductive organs. Japan has lower rates of cysts formation and breast cancer, which has also been increasing in the United States. With all this being said, if we want to decrease the number of thyroid diseases and breast cancer rates in the United States, we must increase the daily recommended amount of iodine. Furthermore, to maintain a healthy thyroid, it's essential to take in the proper amounts of zinc, selenium, iron, and B-vitamins. These nutrients aid in converting T4 hormones into active T3 hormones and helping with the regulation of the central nervous system. If one struggles with thyroid disease, they need to balance their intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and kale.
These foods can disrupt how the body processes Iodine if taken in extremely high amounts. However, if it’s balanced, these foods can benefit hypothyroid patients because they aid in balancing out the amount of circulating estrogen in the body which is commonly found high in hypothyroid patients. If a person with a thyroid issue loves cruciferous vegetables, just make sure to include foods with Iodine like sea kelp.
Key foods that help thyroid patients manage their thyroid function should include high amounts of Brazil nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, beans, bananas, peas, squash, asparagus, brown rice, quinoa, and seafood. These foods are high in zinc, selenium, iron, and b-vitamins. Also, by looking at the details of your nails, you can find out certain nutritional deficiencies that affect the thyroid. If one sees white specs on their nails, this is a good indication of a zinc deficiency. The person should consume more nuts, seeds, peas, and seafood. If the lines on the nails are going horizontal, this is a good indication of a vitamin B1 deficiency. With a vitamin B1 deficiency, the person should consume more beans, squash, and asparagus. If the lines on the nails are going vertical, this could be a good indication of an under-functioning or over-functioning thyroid.
Lastly, if one is looking to heal their thyroid disease, an excellent ancient remedy is to take 30 shelled walnuts and 500ml of vodka. The vodka should not contain any flavorings or dyes. Also, the vodka should be in a glass bottle. Crack the 30 walnuts, take the walnut's skin in the direct center, and put it in the glass bottle of the vodka.
After you've taken the skin in the immediate center of the 30 walnuts and placed it in the glass bottle of the vodka, seal the glass bottle, shake it gently, and put it in a dark place somewhere in your pantry. Let it sit in your pantry for 23 days. On the 15th day, go back to your pantry, shake the bottle gently, and then put it back in your pantry's dark spot. Then, on the 23rd day, take the bottle of vodka and start the healing remedy.
Take two teaspoons of Vodka three times a day before each meal. Do this for 30 days, then take a week off? Then, do it for another 30 days following another week off. Repeat this for another month if needed. The alcohol helps preserve the selenium in the walnut's skins and makes it easier for it to be absorbed by the thyroid gland.
This practice was the number one protocol in ancient Greece, and many thyroid patients today have been healed by this remedy. If one is looking to try this remedy, make sure that you get your thyroid checked regularly. Also, take in the foods that aid the thyroid's overall functioning and place in your subconscious mind that your thyroid disease is already healed.
“Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients.” - Hippocrates