Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism may be the cause of your sexual weakness, low libido, irregular or absent or heavy menstrual periods, various digestive and metabolism illness. Get a QRMA (Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis) done  today !

Hypothyroidism is becoming a major health challenge today in our world today most probably because of the increasing poisons and toxins from the excessive use of chemical drugs ingested by the populace and also from the presence of ‘heavy metals’ due to pollution of our environment.

There are a myriad of manufactured chemicals in the world today, thousands of which are being used on a daily basis.  When these chemicals get into your body and are not naturally excreted, they can cause ‘multiple chemical sensitivity’ leading to what is called “environmental illness.”  Environmental illness is an illness whereby, you become “allergic or chemically sensitive to much in your environment. Lead, arsenic, mercury and other heavy metals are highlighted in the Vibrational Analysis of patients afflicted with hypothyroidism that  come to our clinic.  You may be experiencing the symptoms of hypothyroidism but most physicians especially in third world countries may overlook or underestimate the impact of hypothyroidism.  Request tests to confirm this danger from our clinic. Get a QRMA (Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis) done in our clinic today to determine your thyroid functioning status as well as other valuable health markers.

But what is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is a thyroid problem caused by an underactive thyroid gland that produces insufficient amounts of thyroid hormones.

These hormones called T3 and T4 affects the body’s metabolism rate, which is controlled primarily by the thyroid gland. This common condition affects millions of people today. Because the symptoms may be varied and difficult to define, often mimicking other conditions, many people with an underactive thyroid gland may be completely unaware of the problem. Hypothyroidism may be the cause of your sexual weakness, low libido, irregular or absent or heavy menstrual periods, various digestive and metabolism illness, your poor concentration  and even depression!

To get a basic understanding of hypothyroidism, you need to familiarize yourself with the thyroid.

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of your neck (below the larynx or Adam’s apple). It releases hormones that control your metabolism—the way your body systems work and burn energy. This gland manufactures thyroid hormones which enable the body to carry out a variety of very important functions. The thyroid works in conjunction with pituitary gland which produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).  TSH in turn stimulates the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. These thyroid hormones play a vital role in the body, influencing metabolism and all the organs in the body. They determine how fast or how slow the organs should work and how the body generates and uses energy.

When the thyroid is under-active and doesn’t produce enough of these hormones, hypothyroidism can develop. Metabolic rate and energy levels decrease and the body uses energy slower than it should. The reverse is the case with hyperthyroidism, the overproduction of these hormones.

Some Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are not always easy to distinguish from other conditions, which makes a proper diagnosis very important. Some of the symptoms of underactive thyroid gland include:

  • Thrush
  • Allergies, e.g. Itching Eyes, Rashes, Hives
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Sore Breasts
  • Stomach Bloating/Digestion Problems
  • Nausea
  • Itching, dry Skin
  • Low Sex Drive or libido or sexual weakness
  • Menstrual Problems, e.g. Heavy and/or Infrequent Flow
  • Skin Problems, e.g. Wrinkles & Age Spots
  • Aching Joints & Muscle Soreness, e.g. Aching Legs & Backaches
  • Motion Sickness
  • Dry, Tangly Hair Or Hair Loss
  • Fatigue & Exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Weight Gain Or Difficulty Losing Weight
  • Brittle, Split Nails
  • Swelling & Puffiness in the Eyes, Face, Arms and Legs
  • Poor Concentration

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Here are top 10 home remedies for hypothyroidism from www.Top10HomeRemedies.com. In addition healing hypothyroidism is possible through the use of  Vibrational  Medicine such as Homeopathy. Detoxification of pharmaceutical drug residue may also be necessary to fully resolve this condition.

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that help improve thyroid functioning. It will also stimulate metabolism and boost energy. Plus, it will help raise the basal body temperature which is important for those dealing with low thyroid function.

  • Use coconut oil for cooking. Always use extra-virgin organic coconut cooking oil.
  • You can also add two tablespoons of coconut oil to milk and drink it in the morning along with your breakfast every day.
  1. Kelp

Kelp is a brown seaweed rich in iodine and other minerals. It is useful for those suffering from hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency. However, this remedy is not recommended for those suffering from autoimmune thyroid problems or else it may worsen the condition.

So, do consult your doctor before taking kelp supplements to check if it is suitable for you and find the correct dosage specific to your condition.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar may also help deal with this thyroid disorder. It is believed that it aids detoxification, restores acid alkaline balance, facilitates weight loss, and helps regulate hormones and improve their energy metabolism.

Apple cider vinegar is also beneficial for other health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and others.

  1. Add two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water.
  2. Mix in a little honey.
  3. Drink this solution daily on a regular basis.
  1. Fish Oils

Fish oils are considered good for increasing thyroid hormone uptake and maintaining healthy thyroid function. Being rich in omega 3 fatty acids, they also fight inflammation and increase immunity.  Take fish oil supplements after consulting your doctor, especially if you are taking blood thinners. The general dosage is up to 3 grams per day.

  1. Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease. Exposure to early sunshine is a good way to generate the vitamin D required by the body.  So, expose your body to early morning sunrays for about 15 minutes daily. This will also help maintain healthy immune function and calcium metabolism.
Those suffering from hypothyroidism can make it a habit to wake up in the morning and do some healthy exercises (stimulates the thyroid gland), such as walking outdoors. You’ll get the early sunshine as well as benefit from the physical exercise.

  1. Guggul

Guggul comes from the gum resin of an Indian tree called Commiphora Mukul. Research indicates that its active compounds called guggulsterones may help in the treatment of hypothyroidism by stimulating thyroid function. Plus, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity and cholesterol-lowering benefits.

You can take this herb in supplement form after consulting your doctor. Generally, it is taken in doses of 25 mg three times a day. When taking this herb, be sure to monitor your T3 and T4 thyroid hormone levels as it stimulates the conversion of T4 into its more active T3 form.

Caution: Guggul may interfere with estrogen, birth control pills, beta-blockers and other medications.

  1. Evening Primrose Oil.

Evening primrose oil is another great ingredient that can help hypothyroid patients. Being high in gamma linoleic acids (GLAs), primrose oil offers anti-inflammatory benefits and helps increase the levels of thyroid hormones.  At the same, it can relieve problems associated with hypothyroidism, such as hair loss and heavy menstrual flow.

The general recommendation for taking evening primrose oil is two to eight grams daily. Consult your doctor to find out the suitable dosage for your case.

  1. Ginger

Ginger is a good source of zinc, magnesium and potassium, and its powerful anti-inflammatory properties can help improve thyroid functioning.

  • Fresh ginger root slices can be added to soups and other dishes.
  • Another option is to drink a two or three cups of hot ginger tea. To make this herbal tea, add some fresh ginger slices to a cup of boiling water. Steep for five minutes, and then add some honey to it.
  1. Siberian Ginseng

 

Siberian ginseng is very useful for stimulating adrenal and thymus glands, which support the functioning of the thyroid gland. This herb will also help alleviate fatigue, one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Take a dose of 100 to 200 mg of Siberian ginseng extract twice daily, before breakfast and before lunch. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting a supplement regimen.

  1. B Vitamins

When dealing with hypothyroidism, take adequate amounts of B vitamins including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 to help reduce the symptoms. B vitamins are vital for healthy thyroid function.

Moreover, researchers suspect that those suffering from hypothyroidism may also be suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency.

So, make whole grains and fortified cereals an important part of your diet. Plus, include fresh vegetables and sea vegetables in your regular diet. Avoid cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale because they contain goitrogens. Goitrogens are anti-nutrients that interfere with the functioning of the thyroid gland.

Homeopathic Medicines for Thyroid Diseases —
Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism
Homeopathy offers a variety of solutions to this hydra-headed ailment

In most cases where the thyroid is dysfunctional, symptoms arise relating to the imbalance of the thyroid hormones. Conventional medicine generally treats people with Synthroid, or its generic equivalent, which is a preparation of T4, one of the two primary thyroid hormones. Some people do not respond well to Synthroid and need additional supplementation with T3, the cellular active thyroid hormone. In spite of adjustments made by doctors to some patient’s hormone supplementation, unwanted symptoms may still be present affecting the patient’s lifestyle and overall health.

But Homeopathy offers a variety of better and more natural long-lasting and complete solutions to this hydra-headed ailment. Homeopathic remedies have been used successfully by many homeopaths and natural health practitioners to help patients manage both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disease. Homeopathy has been used for hundreds of years and seeks to stimulate an individual’s innate immune response to an external stimulus, allowing the body to heal itself. Treating thyroid disease with homeopathy may or may not fully resolve your condition, depending on the degree of degeneration of the thyroid gland experienced by each patient; however, however it will provide relief for many of the symptoms produced by various aspects of thyroid disease.   Homeopathic remedies are useful on their own in relieving many of the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction. Always consult your physician and an experienced homeopath for treatment for any thyroid disorders, including autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Graves and Hashimoto’s disease.

You will have to consult your homeopathic physician for your own unique solution but we give a general outline of outstanding homeopathic remedies that have been used successfully worldwide.

Homeopathic medicines for Hypothyroidism – When Weight  Gain is the Main Symptom

Fucus Vesicelosus

Fucus vesicelosus, or sea kelp, helps thyroid conditions where there is an underactive thyroid with slow metabolism, according to the Boericke Materia Medica. The remedy has the power to stimulate the thyroid and pituitary gland, helping to adjust the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone, and boost metabolic processes. When used correctly, this powerful remedy offers relief from many thyroid conditions and successfully reduces a myriad of symptoms, such as promoting weight loss, relieving sluggishness and fatigue, alleviating headaches, muscle pain and joint discomfort, and overcome many other unwanted symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.

Dietary kelp is contraindicated while taking homeopathic Fucus vesicelosus.

Kali Carbonicum

Kali carbonicum is indicated for individuals who suffer from a slow metabolism, often seen in hypothyroidism. The remedy may relieve symptoms of coldness and chilliness, pain in the back, chronic constipation, indigestion, flatulence, belching and a sour taste in the mouth. The person needing this remedy may be aggravated in general by drinking icy-cold drinks, which can produce nausea and vomiting. Patients experiencing chronic bronchitis, sinus infections, obesity, fatigue and who are hypothyroid are excellent candidates for this remedy.

Calcarea Carbonica -Graphites-Lycopodium

The homeopathic medicine Calcarea Carbonica works well in controlling the excessive weight gain in patients due to hypothyroidism. The patient requiring this medicine is fatty, fair complexioned and flabby. Extreme sensitiveness to cold air is always present in the patient. Excessive sweating on the head usually at night time is also a very prominent symptom guiding towards using this medicine in weight gain. Another homeopathic medicine Graphites works well in controlling the weight gain in those persons who are very obese, chilly and suffer from obstinate constipation. Lycopodium Clavatum is also a natural homeopathic medicine for treating weight gain in hypothyroidism where the thighs and buttock region is obese. The patients requiring Lycopodium usually show excessive craving for hot drinks and sweets.

Homeopathic medicines for treating menstrual problems
in women suffering from Hypothyroidism
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Sepia Officinalis is an excellent medicine to deal with menstrual problems due to hypothyroidism where the menses are very profuse and appear very early. Presence of bearing down sensations in pelvic organs along with excessive menstrual flow is a hallmark in using this medicine to correct menstrual problem. The patient requiring this medicine is very chilly and even faints in an extreme cold environment. Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Carbonica can help where the women complain of heavy bleeding during menses along with extremely cold feet during the flow. Excessive perspiration on the head during sleep can accompany this problem, and the patients requiring this medicine are usually obese. Next homeopathic medicine Ferrum Mettalicum can prove to be very efficacious in those women who complain of excessive bleeding during menses where the blood is pale and watery leading to anemia and weakness. Cinchona Officinalis is yet another useful natural homeopathic medicine for treating menstrual trouble in women suffering from hypothyroidism. The symptom guiding towards its use is profuse menstrual flow containing dark clots.

Homeopathic medicines for dealing with cold intolerance in hypothyroid patients:

Homeopathic medicines Psorinum, Silicea, Calcarea Carbonica are wonderful medicines to deal with sensitiveness to cold in hypothyroid patients. All these are equally good for decreasing the sensitivity towards cold but the selection of the medicine solely depends upon the constitutional symptoms given by the patient. Psorinum may be given to those patients who always feel chilly and even in hot weather desire extra coverings to combat the extreme chilliness. Patients requiring Psorinum may also give a history of some sort of skin complaint during their life time. Next medicine Silicea mainly suits obstinate kind of people who are extremely sensitive to cold and who have offensive perspiration on feet. For using Calcarea Carbonica, the symptoms of excessive perspiration on scalp, obesity and craving for boiled eggs along with chilliness are given utmost importance.

Homeopathic medicines for treating constipation in a person suffering from Hypothyroidism:

The homeopathic medicine Alumina gives excellent results in treating the trouble of constipation in a hypothyroid patient. Patient requiring this medicine passes many days without going for stool, he feels no desire for stool until a large accumulation has occurred in intestines. The stool is mainly soft and clay like but it requires great straining to expel the stool due to sluggish action of rectum. Next medicine Nux Vomica works well in relieving those cases of constipation where the patient feels constant desire to pass stool but only scanty stool is passed. The stool is insufficient and does not give satisfaction to the patient. Pain in abdomen usually precedes the expulsion of stool. Intake of spices and coffee makes the patient worse. The last medicine Bryonia Alba can help in relieving those patients who complain of excessively hard and dry stool. An unusual thirst for large quantities of water may be present in patients requiring Bryonia Alba.

Homeopathic Medicines for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis:

There is no specific medicine in homeopathy for treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis but the required medicine has to be selected from a wide range of homeopathic medicines that depend entirely upon the constitutional symptoms of patient taken down after proper case taking. Homeopathic medicines Calcarea Carbonica, Graphites, Sepia Officinalis are few of the good homeopathic medicines to deal with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Calcarea Carbonica suits mainly persons complaining of weight gain with excessive perspiration on head and extreme chilliness. Graphites may be recommended in obese, chilly patients with obstinate constipation. The last medicine Sepia Officinalis is mainly indicted for treating the menstrual irregularities in thyroiditis patients.

Homeopathic Medicines for Hyperthyroidism

Iodum

The homeopathic remedy Iodum is indicated for patients experiencing hyperthyroidism, according to Dr. William Boericke, in the Materia Medica and Repertory. The person may feel very hot, agitated, and shaky with trembling hands and heart palpitations. There may be an increased appetite, with a desire to eat all day long, resulting in obesity; however, the individual may also have an increased metabolism and not be able to gain weight. Given in controlled doses and the correct potency, Iodum may help regulate the thyroid and the pituitary gland, the source of thyroid stimulating hormone.

Last Word & Warning

Never treat yourself for thyroid problems. Any form of thyroid disease is complex and treatment needs to be supervised by an experienced health practitioner.

Sources:
Lotus Materia medica

Materia Medica and Repertory; William Boericke; 1998
Materia Medica of Homeopathic Medicines; Dr. S.R. Phatak; 1988
Desktop Guide; Dr. Roger Morrison; 1993
University of Maryland Medical Center: Hypothyroidism
www.drhomeo.com

What Causes Hypothyroidism?

There are several potential diseases and conditions that can cause of Hypothyroidism.

  • Hashimoto’s disease– This an auto-immune disease, where your antibodies, which usually ward off foreign infections or substances, turn on your own body and attack the thyroid gland, This causes inflammation in the thyroid gland, gradually affecting its ability to function and produce thyroid hormone.
  • Hypothyroidismcaused by thyroid gland inflammation – also called thyroiditis. This is caused when inflammation of the thyroid gland leaves a large percentage of the thyroid cells damaged and unable to produce enough hormones. This inflammation could be due to things like infection or trauma
  • As a Consequence of treatment for hyperthyroidism – People who suffer from hyperthyroidism are often treated with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications to reduce their thyroid function. When the function is reduced too much, hypothyroidism can result.
  • Thyroid surgery –Removing all or a large portion of your thyroid can diminish hormone production. If there are not enough thyroid producing cells to satisfy the body’s needs, you will develop hypothyroidism.
  • Pituitary/hypothalamic disease – You could also be at risk of developing hypothyroidism if the pituitary gland fails to produce enough TSH – the hormone responsible for ‘instructing’ the thyroid to produce T3 and T4.
  • Iodine deficiency – Iodine is found primarily in seafood, seaweed, plants grown in iodine-rich soil and iodized salt and is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. Some areas of the world experience a severe iodine deficiency, for example India, Chile, Ecuador and Zaire.
  • Radiation therapy – Radiation used to treat cancers of the head and neck can affect your thyroid gland and may lead to hypothyroidism.
  • Medications – A number of medications (such as lithium which is often used for psychiatric disorders) can contribute to hypothyroidism. Consult your doctor about the effect of your medications on your thyroid gland.
  • Lastly, the cause may be in your genes. Hereditary factors could be at the background of many thyroid dysfunction.

For more on Symptoms, please go to:

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Diagnosing Hypothyroidism

A blood test is needed to confirm the diagnosis of an underactive thyroid gland, but does not necessarily tell you the cause. The patient’s clinical history and results of antibody screening tests and thyroid scans can help to determine one of many underlying causes.

Blood tests will measure the levels of TSH, the thyroid stimulating hormone, and T3 and T4, the thyroid hormones – as well as their interactions with each other.

The results of these tests will tell you where the problem lies – in the pituitary gland, where TSH is produced, the hypothalamus (which controls the pituitary gland) or in the thyroid gland itself. This will in turn help physicians to determine the correct management for you.

Our QRMA Test which includes these factors  as well as other issues can be very helpful and affords you the oppotunity to an holistic view of your condition. Please contact us for some more information.

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