Thyroid Problems/thyroid


Just Helping Out wrote at 2013-02-04 21:14:43
You could also take what the thyroid needs to make it's hormones which is Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Iodide. Many people in western culture do not get even the RDI of Iodine, which is 150mcg. In Japan, their diet typically gives them 12.5 mg of Iodine per day and they therefore have fewer thyroid linked diseases. You could get books by Dr. Brownstein such as Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It, and Overcoming Thyroid Disorders. Dr. Brownstein's website is: if you would like more information on the subject as you really also need your thyroid antibodies tested to ensure you do not have Hashimoto's disease, which is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease can be cured by the GAPS Diet, btw:  So if you have hypothyroidism due to lack of Iodine in our western diet, you may need to start on the medication to prevent further organ damage, but try taking Iodine, with your doctor's supervision and gradually lower your intake of your medication. If you also have autoimmune disease, fix that with the GAPS Diet and take Iodine under medical supervision to fix the nutritional deficiency...all while taking thyroid supplementation until your levels return to normal.  

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Karen Brawner


I will answer any questions you have regarding the thyroid whether it be cancer, cysts (types), hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, blood tests for thyroid problems, surgery, fine needle biopsies etc...


My complex cysts on my right thyroid gland and the isthmus were found my accident when my doctor thought I was having a TIA. The ultrasound found a complex cysts the size of a golf ball (which turned out to be the size of a tennis ball when it was surgically remove). Doctors were totally surprised because for 5 years, including the day I went to surgery, all of my thyroid blood work was "within the normal range". So much for blood work being conclusive..

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