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How I Reversed Hypothyroidism Naturally
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The “Big Brother” – the government – tells us that as coaches we cannot use words such as HEAL or CURE, or even allude to the possibility of giving people any remote hope of getting better naturally. Apparently, this right is solely reserved for the medical profession, which CAN use these words, but has miserably failed those with hormone imbalances, like the one I am about to tell you about, to deliver on them.
So, I have to have and be good.
However, this story is MY story – how I reversed – healed – cured MYSELF of hypothyroidism, pituitary tumor and infertility 100%. And since it is MY story and not a promise or a claim to do so for anyone else, I feel that I can use my right to FREE SPEECH (or the illusion of it) and tell you MY STORY as it truly happened.
this is going to be a long read…so, get comfy and take notes
Do I have you intrigued?
Can one really cure hypothyroidism?
If you are struggling with a thyroid disorder (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s, Thyroid Eye Disease) you might have heard from your doctors that the answer is “NO!” and emphatically so.
How do I know that? Since I believe in sharing personal experiences to show people whether something works or not, I would like to invite you to follow me as I journey back to my own past.
It was the year 2001. My husband (fiancé at the time) was diagnosed with a brain cyst.
The cyst was threatening his life.
He was hospitalized and had undergone a major surgery with two smaller ones in the following 2 months. I was his primary and only caregiver. Given that the surgery was quite invasive, although very skillfully performed, it took him nearly two years to fully recover.
I was also working a full-time job and spent most of my time (all of my “free” time) at the hospital. My husband needed a lot of care and attention which he did not easily accept from the hospital staff, so I had to make up for what they could not do – bathe him, keep him company, feed him…
With such a full schedule I averaged no more than 4-4.5 hours of sleep per night for at least 2 months.
As he was recovering, my health began to deteriorate.
Before I knew, I put on 30+ pounds, developed anterior knee condition and my menstrual cycles got crazier every month. By the time we got closer to our wedding date, they were about 3 months apart.
I did not know what was causing the problem and was too preoccupied with everything else in my life to pay attention to my own health. My doctor was not of much help when I sought her expertise.
About 3 months before my husband and I tied the knot I went in for a physical and decided to go on birth control (BC), as he was still recovering and we wanted to postpone having children until he was well. I had informed my MD about my hormone problem. Instead of trying to figure out what was causing it, she cheerfully wrote out a prescription for BC and sent me on my way. Her only concern was that I refused to have Pap smear done – I fought tooth and nail not to have it without a good medical reason – and, on which, after doing a bit of reading, she had to agree with me.
My body, already exhausted from stress and lack of rest, now took another hit—one of the worst things that happened to females all around the world—birth control drugs.
I was too ignorant to know what they might do to my body, even after reading the insert. My MD did probably knew less than I did at the time, as she assured me that the medication was completely safe.
With time I had learned just how detrimental birth control drugs and devices can be, but that’s a topic for another day.
At the urging of my doctor, I got on BC to regulate my cycle. Birth control did not solve the problem – it only covered up one of the symptoms that I developed at the time. The medicine caused drug-induced menstruations, while the rest of my health was spinning out of control.
Before long, I had put on more weight, going from my slim 125 lbs frame to 168 lbs at my worst.
My knees were in constant pain – I could even hear them crackle when I bent or unfolded my joints. There were times I was in so much pain I could not get out of bed, and my husband had to pull me up to my feet. Jogging was not even a faint dream at that time, since even walking and laying down hurt.
My skin began to change: my once completely moist and smooth face had dry patches all over.
Then it was my hair: it was falling out as if trying to evacuate before an inevitable disaster.
Next, in the line of attack, was my mental health. Up until that time in my life I had never known what it was like to feel depressed or sad for an extended period of time, however, as my health began to worsen, I plunged into the depth of depression and had to fight tooth and nail to appear normal to others, while dying on the inside daily. Had I gone to see a doctor, I would have been diagnosed with depression and probably put on yet another prescription drug.
Then my eyes took a hit—I had developed an extreme case of dry eye syndrome. It got so bad that I ended up having punctual plugs inserted into my tear ducts in an attempt to retain much-needed tears.
The list of my symptoms could go on for a while if I were to list them all, but I will spare you the details.
Over the span of several years, after my husband’s recovery, I had gone through more stress, some of which had to do with relocating, my father suffering a stroke and eventually passing on and many other life-disruptors.
Being that I had never recovered from the initial stress which started all these problems, what had followed simply compounded and made things worse.
I had visited several doctors and specialist in an attempt to find out what was going on with my body.
Some of them were well-known in their field and respected in the medical community, yet NOT ONE could tell me what caused my problems. At best, each tried to diagnose me with, what seemed, unrelated health issues and offer severely invasive procedures to improve… THE SYMPTOMS, including an open-knee surgery.
The extent of my diagnosis was that I was “border-line hypothyroid”. When I insisted on knowing the dangers of being “border-line” not one could explain those to me, and I was insistently told that I had nothing to worry about.
With time I found out that what is considered “border-line hypothyroidism” by one doctor can be considered hypothyroidism by another.
Eventually, after making a list of all my symptoms and doing research – this is long before you could Google things and find articles like the one you are reading now – I concluded that I had developed hypothyroidism.
It took me at least another year before my self-diagnosis was confirmed by an MD. I was, in fact, suffering from Hypothyroidism.
At the very same appointment, I was informed that I had a pituitary tumor and my chances of getting pregnant naturally were slim to none.
Much like you, I was also told that I could never be cured of what I had and will most likely need to be medicated for the rest of my life!
By that time I had already gone off birth control meds and lost nearly 30 lbs, but my body would not budge beyond that point. I believed that the cause was hypothyroidism. According to my doctor – the only way out was to medicate myself.
The pressure to cave in was immense!
I wanted to get better and I wanted to get better FAST! And…I wanted a baby!
My wellbeing could be envied by no one, however. My knees were still aching, my eyes could not get through a day without eye drops, my formerly luscious hair was going through seasons of thinning itself out.
While figuring out how to save my husband’s life (a story for another day – he had constant chest pains and alarmingly elevated cholesterol levels) – I learned I am my best advocate and caregiver and that I should never take a word of a doctor without thorough examination and questioning.
So, the day I was diagnosed was a day I felt like I was dying and rising out of the ashes at the same time.
I was in my mid-thirties and knew that I did not have the luxury to wait around if I were ever to have a child.
The news was devastating. However, I told the diagnosing doctor that I would not be needing the medications he prescribed (I still have them in my files!) and that one day I would come back to him, having fully reversed EVERY SINGLE CONDITION he diagnosed me with.
You’ve been there – at your doctor’s office, daring to speak up and question. So, you know how the rest of it went. I was laughed out of his office.
And so…my healing journey began.
I got off birth control meds. The moment I was off them the world started to seem like a better place to live in. My health issues started to slowly dissipate.
I made changes to my diet and lifestyle – things I now teach my clients to implements.
The recovery picked up.
Full recovery did not come overnight, but I was an adult enough to realize that the problems that I brought onto myself did not happen overnight either. I had learned that the most important tool in my recovery was patience, to be superseded only by nutrition and rest.
I was tempted on numerous occasions, vying for a child of my own, to fill the prescriptions that were sitting in my filing drawer to get what I wanted, but I chose to rather struggle for a little time longer than to get a momentary relief and undermine my full recovery.
Being patient had also afforded me the opportunity to further educate myself on the subject, to ensure that I would never go through the same hell again.
As I began to feel better, I started to blog about my experience. This is WAY before it was hip to say that you could reverse a hormone, like hypothyroidism. In fact, I pioneered the statement on my old blog, back in 2008, with my breakout blog posts “How I Cured Hypothyroidism Naturally” and “How to Reverse Hypothyroidism Naturally”. This was years before Big Brother came a-knocking to regulate my free speech.
I went from this…to this.
From this…to this…
My best progress happened when I changed my diet, excluding all processed foods from my diet, and excluding all animal products. Not a bad trade-off considering that I now get to live a life without symptoms or medications.
As my body was receiving more unadulterated nutrition, filled with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, it was using them as building blocks to replace the old, ailing cells in my body and to replenish its depleted storages which are needed for our bodies to function properly.
Patience is golden!
Since I had to create my own health protocol, it took me a little bit to figure out what works and what does not.
I had tried: diets, acupuncture, MANY supplements, and yes, at one point even a medication for my pituitary, but gave up on it shortly after, as it made me terribly sick. Tens of thousands of dollars later…and I was no better. Actually, there were times when I was worse off, based on whichever flavor of crazy I was testing out on myself at the time.
Having bumped around, I finally developed a method which we now use with our clients – which allowed my body to recover on its own, without the need for medication, supplements or magic potions.
Within 3 years my thyroid numbers were stellar, my weight dropped to 119 lbs – no dieting!
My eyebrows grew back in, knees stopped aching (I can even jog!); I no longer use eye drops, my hair is looking great, and my skin regained its luster.
I had forgotten what depression feels like, and I LOVE being a mom to my miracle child.
And…I made a trip back to the doctor who diagnosed me too! He was left speechless…but stubbornly refused to learn what I did to help his other suffering patients.
I used to get labs drawn twice a year, then once a year, until one day, over 7 years ago, I stopped visiting medical doctors altogether, because I have ZERO symptoms to worry about.
I am now feeling and looking better than I did in my thirties :).
The truth is out—Hypothyroidism is CURABLE!
Oops! Well…I know, I know, Big Brother! I cannot say it. But it was true in my case.
I believe that once the root of the underlying problem has been established and addressed, one can reverse the symptoms and the condition in a natural way.
And how do we look for the root cause? Check out this training.
This is a brief recount of my healing journey. I can go into all the medical terminology and show you my labs – but I will save that for my soon coming book, so you have it all in one place.
But I am certain that you are looking for outcomes, not ten-dollar-words. And you can see them not only in my story but also in the stories of our clients.
You can now see the journey of they take and what they’ve been able to accomplish – similarly amazing outcomes in the most natural way.
Got a question or thoughts on my healing journey? Drop a comment under this post. I will be delighted to hear from you.
Until next time…
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