Jan 192013
 

“How to Heal Thyroid With Foods” is a guest post by Magdalena Wszelaki of Thyroid Diet Coach.  She is a holistic practitioner who specializes in thyroid treatments that address the underlying causes of thyroid problems.

January is traditionally a Thyroid Awareness Month when we honor the 20 million American people, mostly women, who suffer from thyroid related diseases.

You see, out of these 20 million only 50% have been diagnosed. This means there are about 10 million of us who might be undiagnosed and misdiagnosed – this results in ongoing struggle with unexplained weight gain, fatigue, depression and infertility.

Today’s medicine answer to thyroid diseases is to either nuke the thyroid (for hyperthyroidism) or prescribe synthetic hormone replacement drugs like Synthroid (for hypothyroidism). For too many of us these “treatments” do not help to recover and do not make us feel at our optimal health.

Why Most Thyroid Treatments Don’t Heal Your Thyroid

Here is why: most thyroid conditions fall into the category of autoimmune conditions – it means that the immune system starts to attack the thyroid gland, mistaking it for an enemy and a foreign object. This means that if you are suffering from a thyroid condition you most likely have an autoimmune disease when nothing is wrong with your thyroid.

This is why today’s medical practices do not work for many people – doctors address the thyroid (which is not the problem) and not the immune system which is the cause of our health challenges in the first place. Doctors shy away from explaining this to patients as Western medicine today has nothing to offer a patient with an autoimmune disorder.

Another Approach – How To Heal Thyroid With Foods

However, there is hope. And there are recovery stories and successes of those who take an alternative path to health and heal thyroid with foods.

The answer is: your nutrition.

Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, said: “All diseases start in the gut.” Our gut, or the digestive system, is sacred to our health as it is also the home to our immune system. Our small intestine is the host of gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT in short) which is where the immune system lives.

Not surprisingly, most people with thyroid and autoimmune conditions also experience digestive challenges in the form of chronic bloating, constipation, gas, acid reflux and digestive pain. Each of these digestive symptoms puts incredible pressure on the immune system to function properly.

I would like to share with you the following infographic that gives you some statistical data related to thyroid disease, list of hypothyroid symptoms, current treatments and how to heal thyroid with foods.
How to Heal Thyroid with Foods - Fire Up My Thyroid

Thyroid Healing Program Fire Up My Thyroid

Here is where nutrition and how to heal thyroid with foods come in: a tailor-made diet that focuses on restoring the balance of the digestive tract and detoxifying the body can produce incredible turn-around in the human body.

This means once we change the way we eat, the digestive tract recovers, the immune system stabilizes and the attack on the thyroid seizes. The thyroid gets a chance to revive itself (the degree and speed depend on the person’s health history) and by doing so the symptoms subside or complete go away.
This is the approach we stand for – a protocol that addresses the root cause of your thyroid condition. Synthroid, methimazole and radioactive treatments do NOT address the root of thyroid problems. Food does. Give it chance. It’s well worth it.
Magdalena Wszelaki is a Thyroid Diet Coach who specializes in treatment of thyroid conditions using the power of foods. She successfully reversed her autoimmune thyroid disease and helped hundreds of people to heal their thyroid with foods.

Disclaimer:  I am an affiliate of Thyroid Diet Coat, which means I do receive a portion of any sales from this site.  I allowed Magdalena to share this information because I think she has a valid approach that will be of value to some of my readers.  As some of you may know, I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  Until I was diagnosed, I didn’t have a clue what was wrong, I just felt lousy.  You can read part one of my thyroid journey here.  I found a different doctor and am now on Armour Thyroid, but I hope to be able to slowly heal my immune system.  I can tell you from experience that my diet has made a HUGE difference in the way I feel, with or without medication.

 

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  12 Responses to “How To Heal Thyroid With Foods”

  1. Excellent subject! It’s hard to believe that such a small organ can play so much havoc on life!

    I’ve been hyperthyroid for over 12 years (probably longer UN-diagnosed) and refused conventional treatments all this time, except for methamazol and propranolol. After refusing RAI, most doctors refuse to see me anymore, but one doctor has been with for 10 years allowing me to choose my path of medicine.

    10 years ago, research in homeopathy didn’t seem to have an answer but recently I found that my thyroid was hyper because of mineral imbalances. It has made all the difference and eating is key to all health issues.

    Great job in sharing this info-hope mainstream soon gets it!

  2. Thanks for the great post! I reposted this via my Facebook page @Wraps by Brittney if you are interested in checking it out. Thank you so much!

  3. My thyroid is swollen with nodules. Supposedly is putting out that it needs to do. Need help in finding a way to have the swelling go down and get my energy back. :-(

    • Sharon, are there any naturopaths in your area? I’ve yet to meet a conventional doctor who’s interested in much beyond treating the symptoms. If you can’t find someone local, try visiting Magdelena’s site. She has a number of different programs to help you work through healing options.

      • I will certainly look into this. I have had 3 doctors including major blood work labs completed. nothing came up other than I am in menopause. I knew that. I will look onto Magdelena’s site and see what I can find. I appreciate your feedback.

        All the best
        Sharon

  4. I have a question, I have had half of my thyroid removed, and from what I understand, the other half has been “killed” with synthroid so that they can regulate and control the hormones better, because apparently they can’t control how much hormone a half is going to produce…do these methods apply to someone that doesn’t have a thyroid to even claim? Or am I just a completely different set of problems…would love some help with this, doctors just don’t do anything….

    • To the best of my knowledge, completely non-functional thyroid has a different set of problems, and must, at least in part, be addressed with hormone replacement therapy of some sort. The foods will likely help, but cannot replace the function of a thyroid entirely.

  5. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I was told it was genetic. To my knowledge then, I knew of no one in my family with it. I began asking questions of the family and discovered there was a family history. I was at the point where my thyroid was crowding out my bronchial tubes and my esophagus. I came close twice to passing out. Later I was told that had I done that, I may not have been able to be resuscitated. I was in a bad way by then.
    I have never liked taking pills, be they pharma or supplements…so I chose to begin using food as my pharmacy. I began by giving away or tossing all packaged foodstuffs. I learned about what types of food to eat when and how often. I also learned about the gift we’ve been given in the way of herbs and spices.

    Within 3 years, I was taking my synthroid once every third day at half the lowest dose. Today, my lab tests are normal, though I still have some of the symptoms. My cognitive levels are back to normal. And I still have some of the synthroid, I haven’t had a dose in 2+ years. I am now learning how to do wildcrafting to take advantage of those naturally occurring plants around me; should some disaster hit and I am not able to get some of what I need from elsewhere, I can find locally. Yep, love your name Common Sense, it’s what we need to be doing. :)

    • Thanks for sharing your story, Dee. I just read another story yesterday from a facebook friend who talked about how her thyroid had gone back to normal after she had her amalgam fillings removed. It just goes to show that healing is possible.

    • Did the swelling in your thyroid go down?

      • Mine has been pretty much stable. I have not implemented Magdelena’s protocol, although I did purchase her Hashimoto’s course. Right now things are more crazy than normal, and I just haven’t been able to carve out the time I should to make more changes.

  6. I like how the infographics have been layed out, priceless information. my sister has is a thyroid patient and I watch her closely. I watch her medication as well as her diet. I actually created a blog dedicated to thyroid diet because of what I learned taking care of her

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