Have you been feeling tired or moody? Have you been putting on extra weight that you haven’t been able to lose even with diet and exercise? Are you dreading the onset of cold weather this fall? You might have low thyroid function. And if you do, you can join an estimated 53% of America’s populace who are either under medical treatment for thyroid problems are among the very many whose thyroid problems have gone undiagnosed and untreated.
Even among those who have had blood tests showing “normal” thyroid levels, there are many whose thyroid function is less-than-optimal.
Low thyroid function is responsible for a number of unpleasant symptoms, including the following –
Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function –
- Low body temperature
- Unexplained weight gain
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Hair falling out
- Sensitivity to cold
- Pale, dry skin
- Muscle weakness
- Painful, stiff, swollen joints
- Menstrual problems
Why Are So Many So Sick?
In our modern society, thyroid problems are epidemic in scope. We can blame at least part of this on mercury fillings in our teeth, chlorine and fluoride in the water we drink and bathe in, and the frequent use of soft drinks such as Mountain Dew and Gatorade which contain bromine. Each of these substances can harm the thyroid and lead to numerous health problems as a result! (1)
How Do You Know If Your Thyroid Needs Help?
If you can identify when at least a few of the common symptoms of low thyroid function, then it’s a good idea to check your temperature first thing in the morning 3-5 days in a row. Menstruating women should do this on days 2-4 of their period. This is called the “basal metabolic” temperature.
For the most accurate results, get a digital basal thermometer (available at most drug stores) and lay it on the nightstand for easy access first thing in the morning. Immediately upon waking, place the thermometer in your mouth and take your temperature. Stay lying down in bed and keep your eyes closed if possible, so as to capture your temperature before beginning any activity for the day.
Normal body temperature is 98.4 degrees. If your average basal temperature is below 98 degrees, you may have hypothyroid or low thyroid function.
My Experience With Overcoming Thyroid Problems
In 2002 after 4 years of suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, low body temperature (in the 97 degree range), fatigue, and several other symptoms indicative of thyroid problems, I did something that most people might not have the luxury to do. I spoke with my doctor and asked him to allow me to try a low dose of Synthroid, the most common drug for low thyroid function, even though my thyroid levels were within the “normal” range (this is before I knew about essential oils!). I had an unusual doctor who was open-minded to trying different things, and he agreed.
Within 1 day on the Synthroid, my energy levels skyrocketed, my body temperature normalized, and I was able to go on a study abroad program in Russia for 2 months as a result!
The problem for me, however, was that the longer I was on Synthroid, the more I needed just to keep functioning. For me, it was not a long-term solution to low thyroid function.
After I came across Young Living’s amazing products in 2005, I weaned off Synthroid with my doctor’s support. Here’s what else I did –
Natural Solutions for Low Thyroid Function
Thyromin — As soon as I learned of this amazing product, I began to take 2 of them at night before bed. The first morning after taking my first dose, I literally woke up skinnier, more energetic, and with a more normal body temperature than the day before! After a couple of years using Thyromin, I no longer needed support for my thyroid and I discontinued using it with no problem.
Enhanced with the essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, myrtle, and myrrh along with bovine glandular extracts, iodine, and other nutrients that feed the thyroid gland, Thyromin is a unique and effective supplement that is guaranteed to help with thyroid function!
To sum it up, for low thyroid function, use 1-3 Thyromin capsules each night before bed. Increase or decrease the dosage by 1 capsule until you find the dose that improves function for you. Some people with severe low thyroid issues may need to take up to 5 capsules in the morning as well as 5 before bed to start with in order to nourish and reinvigorate the thyroid gland.
For hyperthyroid issues (an overactive thyroid), take 1-2 Thyromin capsules in the morning. This also feeds the adrenal glands.
EndoFlex is a special blend of essential oils that was designed to balance the body’s glands, including the thyroid. To help with thyroid function, apply 2 drops to the throat area 2x/day. EndoFlex can also be applied over the adrenal glands (low/mid-back), ovaries, pituitary (forehead area) and thymus (breastbone area) to help improve overall hormone function.
EndoFlex can help with both hypo- and hyperthyroid conditions as it helps the body to cope with imbalances in the fragile endocrine system.
During the time when I overcame low thyroid function naturally, I also supplemented with B vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and the amino acid L-tyrosine (available at health food stores), ate an extremely healthy diet, and addressed the emotional components of my illness.
Getting my thyroid in balance coincided with regaining my health from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia, when I began to tolerate exercise and began to function as a normal human being again for the first time in SIX years after having the stamina of a sick 80-year-old throughout much of my 20′s!
If you have problems with your thyroid, try out the solutions I outline and keep me posted on how they work for you!
Julie Behling-Hovdal is a reflexologist/holistic healer and founder of Essential Survival where she teaches people how to prepare for the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse — lack of access to medicines. In 2005 Julie was able to get off 4 prescription drugs and heal from a 6-year stint of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia with products from Young Living Essential Oils. Get a free copy of her report “Fast Track Survival Medicines” at http://essentialsurvival.org/fast-track-survival-medicines/.
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