Addition To The Thyroid Standard

thyroid standard

Although we will go on to discuss much more detail on these topics, it is important at this stage to detail the treatment we are including in the thyroid standard, which is wet warm towel use in soaking pain affected parts to draw out toxins and reduce the pain. The warm water has epsom salts added 1 part epsom salts to 16 parts water.Keep the mixture warm and dip and squeeze the towels every ten minutes or so until the pain is noticeably reduced. The patient will often sleep then! Use small thick towels pressed flat on the effected parts of the body. This treatment is very effective and illustrates the skin as an organ of elimination, which we have discussed. We have also used some greens which have a drawing capacity such as cabbage. It can be blended and spread on a piece of cloth, placed over the toxic area and then securely wrapped with cling wrap. So it can be worn in some cases as a poultice or left on overnight. So in your travels watch for stories of effective greens or substances which can draw the toxins!

Remember here to retain confidence in the standard treatment and its detoxification effectiveness while clearly understanding the links between thyroid, gut and liver. And of course all body parts are necessary and should be restored to high functionality! Ok on with the connection discussion! Our standard treatment is already positive to liver restoration but can be augmented with liver programs because an impaired liver will be unable to convert T4 to the active T3 hormone correctly. The symptoms add food and supplement sensitivity temporarily to the existing range of thyroid symptoms which are evident.Watch for anything abnormal such as allergies to animals, paints, chemicals, normally supportive foods, trees and shrubs and fabrics. Here to us is a classic toxic buildup and so tighten the screws on the diet part of the program including higher levels of greens and raw foods in general and we will hit on appropriate liver sups shortly.More bad news! since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control reported that the average American has 116 out of 148 synthetic compounds in their body!

Whatever we inhale, ingest, and absorb into our skin eventually ends up circulating in our body. From our cosmetics and skin products to pesticides and exhaust fumes, we’re exposed to thousands of chemicals a day — many of which are especially detrimental to our thyroid health. Add which to the 82,000 chemicals which we are already exposed to as the new ones are synthesised by manufacturers for specific purposes and may be worse than their predecessors. Also remember studies confirm that most adults in fluoridated communities ingest between 1.6 and 6.6 mg of fluoride a day, effectively suppressing their thyroid function.

There are also a few people who have the MTHFR gene mutation that elevates their homocysteine levels associated with difficult pregnancies, miscarriages, birth defects, inflammation, and heart disease. Folic acid (a manufactured version of folate that is present in low-quality multivitamins and added to processed foods) is hard to digest. To add to their woes they are deficient in folate, B6, and B12 and may require activated versions of these nutrients to address these deficiencies. Their methylation impairment means a liver that needs a little extra help when it comes to clearing out heavy metals from their body. Remember your training to date and the interaction of “leaky gut”, intestinal damage, autoimmune disorder, thyroiditis and liver congestion. Always caused firstly by
• Nutrient deficiencies
• Gluten
• Sugar, seed oils and all the other junk food ingredients.
• Prescription drugs are emerging as a major problem.
• Toxins from all chemicals

Liver support is often a good idea with the standard thyroid program and for this we follow recommended protocol to be detailed shortly. Supporting the liver can sometimes really kick-start healing and even make the patient feel brighter, happier, and more alive although it can be a domino reaction from the thyroid which brings about the contentment.

There is a solid contention from functional doctors about iodine supplements especially but also chlorophyl sups such as DMSA chlorella and spirulina which are chelating agents within the body. There are warnings against over use of all sups as in intensive detox strategies. We need more research to establish solid guidelines and need to understand that their reservations stem from a practice of working with patients on medication and having insufficient hands on treatment.Here are the most supportive foods I recommend, But there are heaps more!
1 Vegetable juices with greens.
2 Green Smoothies
3 Beets and Cilantro or celery
4 Cruciferous vegetables
5 Bone broth
6 Fruits and Fiber
7 Probiotic foods and drinks
8 Chlorophyll, Sprouts and seedlings
9 Fermented foods
10 Turmeric
11 Avocados
12 Lemon/lime/calamanci in water early morning

A little more news is my recent meeting with the team at nourishme in Melbourne who create and export kefir grains and Kombucha scoby. They have a wide range of products and the owner is a scientist who was sick like the functional doctors we spoke about. Sick scientists can be more useful than sick doctors in this case he has produced a wonderful range of products which are essential for the first step in combatting hashimoto’s. So we will become wholesalers for them and will send you copies of product lists when we get a chance.

September 19, 2018

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