Sunday, February 21, 2010

More on Hypo-Thyroidism

This blog was not intended to be about health. It was intended to be about spiritual matters. But how can you separate one from the other? When you are feeling constantly tired and barely able to function, how can you focus on self-actualization and spiritual awakening? You are too busy focused on survival. You are focused on taking care of the basics: getting your job done so you can pay your bills, cleaning the house, cooking, sending the kids off to school, taking care of your responsibilities. There is no energy left over for fun, passion, purpose, or anything that makes life worthwhile.

I am convinced that among women hypo-thyroidism (low thyroid) is a rampant epidemic. I thought it was just middle-aged and older women. But yesterday I met a drop-dead gorgeous 30-year old woman who was telling me the story I knew so well. She had no energy. She woke up tired and in a fog. She could barely function. She had been to doctors who kept telling her she's fine because they couldn't find anything wrong with her. Meanwhile she was starting to lose her beautiful blonde hair.

I quickly whipped out two of the thyroid supplements I've been taking (read the previous post) and asked her to take them right away. I promised her that she would feel better within a day if thyroid was her issue, which I have no doubt that it is. She seemed skeptical but took them. I too was skeptical when my friend gave me the supplements to take. But I was a believer the next day when I woke up with more energy than I had had in years. Since then I have seen two other women take the supplement and come back to life overnight.

I also gave her some direction around:
  • Not eating sugar--use maltitol, xylitol or agave nectar instead
  • Staying away from Nutrisweet. It causes headaches, which she has been experiencing, and has been known to cause brain cancer.
  • Staying away from dairy. Coconut milk makes a great smoothie, with a protein powder of your choice and frozen organic berries.
  • Finding some gluten-free substitutes for bread and pasta.

I'm not a nutritionist but I have read enough and have noticed what works for me. I wish that medical doctors would do the same.

She called me "her angel" and I saw hope light her face. I hope she lets me know how she is.

So again, I beseech you. If you are feeling really tired and especially are losing hair, spend $20 and buy a bottle of Raw Thyroid by Natural Sources. Take a couple of supplements in the morning, and a couple more at lunch time. In all probability you will get your life back.

By the way, I am in no way connected to the company that produces these supplements--except that I am grateful for their product changing my life.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Back from the dead

From the date of my last post I see that it's been almost a year since I wrote. I wasn't sure that I would write in my blog again, but it seems to have come to life on its own. Everyday there is a nice comment from a fellow blogger and so I thought I'd pick up the pen again, so to speak.

Much has transpired in the last ten months since I wrote. I found out that my being tired all the time was not a result of old age. My mother is 82 years old and had five times more energy than I did. But it wasn't until I started losing much of my hair that I realized there was something really wrong with me. Well it turned out that I had a low thyroid (hypo-thyroidism). The $1,800 worth of blood tests while revealing many things wrong, did not identify my thyroid as the main culprit. A friend diagnosed me. She handed me a couple of supplements and said, "If it's your thyroid, you will feel better right away." I didn't believe her but I took a supplement and the next day I felt really alive for the first time in months.

It seems that over 40% of the female population suffers from hypo-thyroidism. These women are constantly tired, don't have the energy to do simple things like get dressed and put on make-up, lose their sexual desire and passion for life, and when it gets really bad lose their hair. I thank God that I went practically bald. It allowed me to see that there was something really wrong with me and no, forcing myself to exercise was not going to help. Exercising when you have low thyroid totally depletes you to the point where you think you're going to collapse.

My sister recommended an excellent book called Hypo-thyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness by Broda O. Barnes and Lawrence Galton. If I had only read it when it was first published, in 1976, I could have had more energy sooner and more of a life. But better late than never.

The remedy is so simple. I didn't even need to take thyroid hormone. There is a great Raw Thyroid supplement by Natural Sources that you can buy at Whole Foods or order online at . It costs less than $20 a bottle and a couple of pills will make a huge difference right away, if thyroid is your issue. Since I've been taking these supplements (I take 4 a day) I have energy, the world has gone from gray to color, and my hair is starting to grow back. Also I have helped several other friends who had similar symptoms and who are now feeling much better thanks to these supplements.

Ladies, we are not meant to go quietly in the night and fade away. If you are feeling the way I did, just try these supplements out. And don't waste your time with visits to the doctor and expensive tests which more often than not do not indicate a problem.

It's good to be back!