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Stimulate, nourish, and repair thyroid function with nature's
remedies while relieving deadly symptoms
Natural therapies can prevent and treat thyroid disease, including hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), Graves Disease and Wilson's Syndrome, which are the underlying causes of many serious illnesses.
A prime objective for anyone with a thyroid problem is to eliminate intake of all toxins, while removing toxic buildup within the body. Thyroid malfunction, both overactive and underactive, is generally due to autoimmune response by the body. This is where the body's immune system produces antibodies which attack the gland because the tissues seem foreign to the body. Normal hormone production is upset. Generally, the cause is due to buildup of dangerous toxins, chlorinated substances, viruses, pathogens, infections, pesticides, altered enzymes or hormones, etc., in the tissues of the thyroid gland. Such conditions can also cause lumps, tumors, and cancer.
Outpatient medical hospital studies on overactive thyroid had 90.9% cure rate within a six month period when patients were treated with a Fulvic medication.
Your first line of defense is to start supplementation with an appropriate high quality Fulvic preparation.
Fulvic is a natural water soluble substance of plant origin. It contains many healing phytochemicals and enzymes which readily disperse throughout the body, even to the interior of cells. Clinical medical school and hospital studies show that specially prepared Fulvic extracts regulate abnormal thyroid hormone secretion as a result of their ability to regulate RNA and DNA (cyclic nucleotides) at the cellular level. Similar studies also show that fulvic acts as an immunomodulator, regulating immune system function.
Fulvic is one of the safest and most powerful antiviral substances known.
Although they are not antibiotics in the technical sense of the word, as prescription drugs are, their antibiotic-like effect is comparable to the power of penicillin in equally small amounts. Unlike antibiotics, fulvic may be used indefinitely without creating any antibiotic resistant strains of disease which are common problems with pharmaceutical drugs.
Humic extracts, especially Fulvics, provide a natural chelatin therapy. They detoxify the body, the liver, and the digestive tract, by attaching to toxic buildup, including heavy metals, chlorination byproducts, etc., where they disarm, neutralize, and remove them as waste products. Fulvic also works as nature's most powerful antioxidants, neutralizing dangerous free radicals, as well as supplying hormone stimulating micronutrients.
Outpatient medical hospital studies on thyroid tumors, using Fulvic, has a 90% success rate, with 80% having complete cures.
The underactive thyroid gland requires sufficient organic iodine to function properly. Organic means that it must come from a plant source, as part of a carbon molecule. High quality, safe, and readily available iodine is found in Fulvic. Another safe and effective supplemental source of iodine comes from kelp. A dose even as high as 2,000 to 3,000 mg of kelp daily is safe and effective.
Avoid chlorine and fluoride like the plague, including fluoride found in toothpaste and added to drinking water.
Dioxin, a dangerous chlorine related compound found throughout the food chain, is one cause of low thyroid. Another is likely related to toxic substances which are produced when drinking water is chlorinated, and later when chlorinated drinking water mixes with plant phytochemicals in food. Rather than feeding the body's endocrine glands as nature intended, the many hormone-like plant micronutrients found in food are altered by chlorine, and turned into mutagens that do permanent damage to the glands. Also, serious deficiency of valuable phytochemicals in modern-day diets may be responsible for undernourished hormonal functions in those with otherwise healthy glands.
The phosphoric acid used in soft drinks can also contain fluorine, which is equally implicated. Chlorine, fluorine, and fluoride are chemically related to iodine, and compete with it, blocking iodine receptors in the thyroid gland.
It is a well known fact that an excess of one mineral can cause a deficiency in another.
A high amount of copper in the body is common to reduced thyroid function. Too much copper can inhibit the function of zinc, which is essential to the thyroid conversion process along with manganese, iodine, iron, and selenium. Fulvic in the diet assists with maintaining proper balance. They chelate and remove excess copper ( or other minerals or heavy metals), and help to nourish by supplying safe natural organic plant forms of minerals in the proper balance as nature intended.
Studies have shown that guggulsterone extracts from the Indian herb Commiphora Mukul can increase the concentration of thyroid hormones in the blood. The herb is especially effective in increasing the ratio of the active T3 form of thyroid (triiodothyronine) to T4 (thyroxine). A corresponding and significant decrease in normal liver damage by free radicals was noticed, which is most interesting considering the fact that the liver is the principal site where T4 thyroid is stored and T3 thyroid is generated. Due to the natural increase in thyroid hormone function, and possibly other factor, guggulsterones have been used to treat overweight patients. During those double-blind clinical studies, a significant fall in serum cholesterol was noticed. Thyroid hormone studies with forskolin extract of the Indian herb Commiphora Mukul, have shown increased thyroid production.
Other studies on patients with low thyroid have shown that body DHEA levels are below normal. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), is a naturally occurring steroid secreted from the adrenal gland. Some researchers believe that supplementation with DHEA might assist in stimulating thyroid production and alleviating symptoms.
Thyroid hormone is made from tyrosine, an amino acid that the body readily converts from phenylalanine, an essential amino acid. The body breaks down proteins, turning them into these and many other amino acids. Poor quality protein intake or conversion problems during digestion and metabolism can limit tyrosine intake. This is especially true with people that have PKU (phenylketoneuria), a condition where their body cannot properly convert phenylalanine to tyrosine. Low blood plasma levels of tyrosine have been associated with low thyroid. Thyrosine is best taken on an empty stomach, with purified water or all natural fruit juice. Adult daily dosage for thyroid supplementation is bout 1,000 mg, taken independent of milk or other protein foods, preferably an hour before meals.
Another highly successful approach for underactive thyroid conditions, or hypothyroidism, is to supplement with a natural desiccated thyroid glandular. This is best obtained from a source other than pharmaceutical, because most thyroid replacement drug therapies are synthetic. The best natural glandulars come from livestock raised organically in New Zealand, where extremely careful control against animal diseases in maintained. Studies show that when used properly, these natural glandulars can help revive the body's thyroid function. With the use of natural glandulars, reduction, or even possible eventual elimination of the need for supplemental thyroid may be achieved.
Conventional medicine has failed miserably with treatment of thyroid problems. Their procedure uses THS blood screening to lab test for low thyroid levels, which is often very inaccurate because it only identifies part of the picture. It does not show if the thyroid hormones are actually working correctly in the body. Many people that exhibit the common symptoms don't receive proper treatment because their blood levels appear normal.
There are important factors involved in getting proper treatment. You must find a doctor that understands the proper tests and treatments, and is willing to use natural desiccated thyroid. If your doctor does not understand these methods, insisting on blood work alone and prescribing synthetic thyroid drugs, find a doctor who does. Pharmaceutical companies produce synthetic levothyroxine versions of "inactive" thyroid that very often don't work. These products have T4 thyroid which depends on the liver to do the conversion to T3, which is the most active form of the hormone. In many cases the synthetic versions don't convert properly, even though blood tests look normal. Patients treated with synthetics often experience adverse symptoms and feel much better when given the natural desiccated thyroid, containing T4, T3, T2, and T1 hormones. Recently, the drug company manufacturing the synthetic thyroid known as Synthroid has been undergoing lawsuits for inconsistency and quality problems, but sadly even those legal actions don't address the real issues, and let them off the hook for more serious legal issues. Studies show that Synthroid and related synthetics can deplete the body's bone mass by as much as 13%.
Scientific and medical studies show that there is hope to naturally repair and restore proper thyroid function.
When the body has been cleansed and has accumulated proper levels of nutrients, the thyroid has a chance to begin working again. In many cases, nutritional therapists have seen that thyroid function resumes after only a few months, evident as body temperature begins to rise. A careful and cautious nutritional approach, with low levels of natural thyroid glandular supplements and the nutrients and procedures outlined in this article will provide the best and safest treatment possible.
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