Overcome Thyroid Problems with Essential Oils

by Julie Behling-Hovdal on October 12, 2011

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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
  • Constipation
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Depression
  • 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?

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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 Overcome Thyroid Problems with Essential OilsThyromin — 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 Overcome Thyroid Problems with Essential OilsEndoFlex 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.

 

Thyromin and EndoFlex can also be used with Hashimoto’s Disease where the body’s own immune system attacks the thyroid, leading to low thyroid function.

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!

After using the Thyromin for a couple of years I went off it with no problem.  Recently I began having symptoms of low thyroid function again, and found the help I needed with Thyromin.

If you have problems with your thyroid, try out the solutions I outline and keep me posted on how they work for you!

- Julie =)

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Testimonials –

“I was recently diagnosed with an inflamed thyroid.  I started taking Young Living Thyromin for balancing my thyroid and endocrine system along with EndoFlex 2-3 drops 2x’s a day on my throat.

I am already feeling better and I no longer feel the swolleness in my throat…and most of all I am much less tired!”

- Laura M., NY

“For years I have been taking synthroid for my slow thyroid (hypothroidism) and I began to feel like the medication was no longer working. I took myself off the med and turned to the oils, in particular EndoFlex with Super B as a supplement. I began to take Thyromin with it’s iodine to help kick start my thyroid back into action.

I am allergic to iodine so now I take a limited amount of Thyromin and my body lets me know when I need it. Every morning I rub EndoFlex on my Thyroid and parathyroid, take a Super B and am ready for my day.”

- Nancy M., FL

“I apply EndoFlex on my thyroid gland, thymus, ovaries and adrenals almost every day and especially if I feel low on energy. I feel an immediate increase in my energy and a feeling of well being. My hormones seem to be well in balance too and I’m 70 years of age. If I go very long without applying this oil, I can tell a real difference in my energy and feeling of well being in general.”

- Jacquelyn K., MT

“I’m shy of 50. Brittle hair and depression were issues most of my life. . . .  But after birth number three, [I began to have ] a body that was rather unresponsive to weight loss efforts.  . . . I began taking Thyromin nightly and applying EndoFlex daily figuring I had nothing to lose.  Well, my body began to respond to dietary changes and exercise once again. In about a month I was down two sizes.

For many years previous to Endoflex and Thyromin, I was used to getting gobs of hair in my brush and comb after a wash or perm. After less than two months with these two Young Living products, I permed my hair. And I could not believe it, but for the first time in my life no hair was left in my brush or wet comb. My fingernails which recently began ridging, chipping and curving backward, became a bit stronger too, ridging less, curving backward no more, and chipping less easily.   Talk about hope restored!”

- Grace S., MI

 

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References:

(1) http://www.thenhf.com/article.php?id=2042

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in the leaves 3 web b Overcome Thyroid Problems with Essential OilsJulie 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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Dottie Braswell October 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Hi Julie,
Wanna get it, but need to wait for payday :(

loraine December 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Hi Julie…..I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for about three years now. I was put on t3/t4 meds by my doctor but have never felt any better. I strongly believe in alternative healing and have practiced it to some point but it seems like there was always something missing. Anyways, I was thrilled to read your story. Essential oils are probably one of the few things I did not try so i am excited. The other product you mentioned (Thyromin) I am curious to try but am kinda scared because of the bovine source because of all that talk of mad cow disease. So how do someone like me know the source of this bovine and wheather its contaminated or not. I am really nervous about these things. Please advice, thank you so much for doing what you are doing. God Bless

Julie Behling-Hovdal January 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Hi Loraine — Young Living is very careful with where it sources the ingredients for its products, but I bet if you call them they can give you more information on where they get the bovine glandulars from. You can reach them at 1-800-371-3515. I hope this helps!

Julie =)

Michelle February 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any experience with the oils and thyromin, I had radioactive iodine, almost 20 years ago for my over active thyroid, it is not underactive, and virtually non existant. if you have any any suggestions and ideas, please email me. Thanks! I am just looking for someone who has used the products that has had the radio active iodine, I am a young living distributor.

Sandy June 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

Would you say this may benefit someone without their thyroid. It was removed excuse of cancer.

Kim June 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Thank you Julie for sharing this information and giving hope to others! I am sick with CFS/FM as well and completely relate to feeling like a sick 80 year old at far too young of an age. I’m using Endoflex and other YL oils, but haven’t yet tried the Thyromin. If you don’t mind me asking, is there anything else you recommend for helping to overcome CFS and FM? Thank you for any reply. Glad you’re doing better!

Julie Behling-Hovdal June 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hi Kim –

I did a tele-seminar on Causes and Solutions for Autoimmune Illness last winter and the recording is available here -http://store.essentialsurvival.org/tele-seminar-autoimmune-illness-causes-remedies/.

Best wishes to you on your healing path and let me know what else I can do for you!!

Julie =)

Julie Behling-Hovdal June 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Hi Sandy -

According to Dr. LeAnne Deardeuff, D.C. who is a friend of mine with a ton of experience using Thyromin with her clients, yes. I would try at least 2 at night and consider also taking 2 in the morning.

- Julie =)

Diane July 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

Hi Julie,

I have been taking thyromin and endoflex for about one week. I have noticed that I am waking up earlier in the morning and not as tired during the day. I am still taking my synthroid. Should I continue with the synthroid? Thank you for your story and help.
Sincerely,
Diane

Julie Behling-Hovdal July 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Hi Diane –

I am not a doctor and not able to give medical advice. I’m glad you are getting results with the Thyromin and EndoFlex! You might consider working with your doctor to lower your dose of Synthroid!

- Julie =)

Diane July 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Julie,

Thank you for your input. I will discuss it with my doctor. I really like the essential oils . Thanks again.

Diane

Pam July 24, 2013 at 12:07 am

Hi I have been diagnosed with hyper thyroidism recently. Can anyone pls tell me what oil should I use ?

Pam

KIm September 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I am wondering if any of the above would help me? I was diagnosed with hypothyroid over 12 years ago and they used radiation to stop all function. I take thyroid medicine every day. I switched to Armor a year ago and it seem to help more that synthroid ever did.

Val October 6, 2013 at 3:27 am

I too am wondering if this would work on someone who has had their thyroid radiated or removed. It doesn’t appear that this question has been answered.

Julie Behling-Hovdal October 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Hi Val –

Very good question! According to my friend Dr. LeAnne Deardeuff, DC who is an expert on hormone balancing with essential oils, Thyromin will also help people whose thyroids have been removed.

- Julie =)

Marcia November 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Hello, I have Hashimotos…I have heard by some to not take iodine products and also that I should take…I would like to try Thyromin…but two different views scares me…

Julie Behling-Hovdal November 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Marcia –

It is my understanding that Thyromin can work great for people with Hashimoto’s. Of course, I am not a doctor and cannot prescribe, treat, or cure disease. If I personally had Hashimoto’s, I would definitely give Thyromin a try!

- Julie =)

Antonia December 16, 2013 at 5:43 am

Supposedly, iodine should always be taken with selenium, vitamin C, and magnesium to avoid a possible flareup of the Hashi’s. Most hypothyroidism in the U.S. (at least 90%) is due to Hashimoto’s Disease.

These reccomendations are on all the forums for iodine and Hashi’s, all over the Internet. Not that this makes them accurate! But iodine by itself seems like a very risky proposition!

jo burkhart February 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Julie
You mentioned that you weaned off synthroid with the help of your Dr. I was wondering what you did to wean yourself from synthroid.

Julie Behling-Hovdal February 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Hi Jo –

I gradually reduced the amount I was using over a period of a couple of months. I cut pills in half, then in quarters, and then I went to a compounding pharmacy where they made a liquid from my Synthroid. I used a liquid syringe to measure out increasingly less amounts over time.

I hope this helps,

Julie =)

P.S. I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice – I am just sharing what I did.

kimberly February 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I have hypo and was looking to use myrtle for my thyroid but wasn’t sure when the best time was to use the oils. I take armour first thing in the morning so I didnt want to replace just yet but complement and heal. Any suggestions?

Julie Behling-Hovdal February 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I would just apply the myrtle oil over the thyroid 2-3x/day and see what happens. =)

Jan February 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Just wondering how safe these are if u r pregnant? I’ve had low thyroid for years. I’ve taken some herbs that have helped some. My temperatures were in the 95s and 96s, now they r in the 97s. I have a hard time with weight loss, especially after birth.

Julie Behling-Hovdal February 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Hi Jan -

I am currently pregnant and taking 4 Thyromin per day – 2 at night before bed and 2 in the morning.

- Julie =)

Jennifer February 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I had Grave’s disease and had my thyroid surgically removed in 2005. I gave been on synthroid ever since and have zero metabolism. What would you recommend and where do I apply it since I do not have a thyroid?

Rebecca March 19, 2014 at 3:18 am

I was born with my thyroid gland not working at all. I have diabetes, sleep apnea and am morbidly obese. I just started using and selling YL. Looks like I will start taking Thyromin as soon as possible!

Kimberly April 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Just signed up with YL and was curious about the thyroid benefits from the oils when I stumbled across this article. I can’t tell you how excited I am to try these two new products! I had my thyroid removed 20 years ago due to cancer and I have spent my youth (20s and 30s) feeling like an 80 year old woman….joint pain, tired all the time, weight gain, not being able to be the “active” mom for my two little ones. I spent years taking synthroid until I did more research about how it is the inactive t4 hormone and that those without a thyroid need the active t3! Why have my doctor not told me this?!?!?! I have become my own advocate and am now the one who tells my endo what bloodwork and medicine I would like (currently Armour thyroid) and have started to finally feel a little better. I’m hoping that with these two YL additions I will become the mom my kids deserve!!! Thank you so much for this great info!!!

Ruthie April 23, 2014 at 7:36 am

I was on Levothyroxine for a year for a slightly under active thyroid. Did not notice any difference as I actually didn’t feel bad before diagnosed except for constant yeast infection and inability to lose weight for approximately 3 yrs. I decided to drop the Levo and start Thyromin and Endoflex and was very hopeful. My doctor said to try but told me to come back in 7 wks. for a blood test, at which time they would tell me it didn’t work and put me back on the Levo. I have been taking the Thyromin and Endoflex for a little over 2 wks. I am more tired than I was before, my brain is foggier and I am gaining weight. I am very frustrated. I started with one Thyromin and then 2 at night and one in morning. Today I took this morning also. Any advice??

Julie Behling-Hovdal April 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

Hi Ruthie -

I am not a doctor and can’t prescribe or diagnose, but if I were in your situation I would take more Thyromin. Currently I am taking 2 at night and 2 in the morning.

Here is some information I came across about using Thyromin to balance the thyroid –

Take your basal cell temperature with a thermometer upon awakening first thing in the morning, even before you go to the bathroom or get out of bed. Put the thermometer under your arm pit and rest for 10-min (I’ve also read that it may be helpful to have two thermometers on hand and put them in each arm pit for an accurate temp). If it reads below 97.6°F (36.5°C) then your thyroid is low. Start out with one capsule each night at bedtime and check temp in 2 days. If it’s not up to 97.6°F add one more capsule, but take this one in the morning. Every 2 days continue checking your temp, and adding capsules until your temp reads 97.6°F. Alternate the additional capsules between morning and evening so that half of the number of capsules taken each day are immediately before bed and the other half are in the morning after rising. Follow the directions on the bottle.

I remember hearing Dr. Purser mention that some people may need 10+ capsules a day for a year before their thyroid begins to function normally again. Hormonal function can take a LONG time to balance. So if you’re serious about using the natural stuff, be prepared for a patient journey…and GOOD LUCK!!”

Please keep us posted -

Julie =)

Ruthie April 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Thanks Julie! I just started this morning taking 2 in morning and 2 at night. I have been taking my temp in the arm pit with a regular thermometer and it was mostly at 97.6 but this morning I finally used a basal thermometer and it was only 96 something and I got very discouraged. Thanks for the encouragement. I will try and let you know.

Julie Behling-Hovdal April 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm

=)

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