Originally Posted by ramsemonius
I cant rememeber that last time that I heard about someone acheiving better health in the long term by virtue of taking Rx Meds for thyroid. I'm very skeptical. I think the docs prescribe them to try and get you out of their office, becuase they don't have the wherewithall or time to fully examine everything about you to figure out what the cause of the problem is. I would drop all meds, do a good herbal cleansing and start taking a few kelp capsules every day and also incorporate virgin coconut oil in your diet. I heard there are certain yoga positions that can influence the thyroid as well. Best of luck to you.
Actually Ramsemonius, even natureopathic doctors say that the best course of treatment for underactive thyroid disorders is Armour Thyroid which is a natural thyroid med that has been around for over 100 years. That is as good as it gets. Unfortunately there aren't too many options for thyroid disease sufferers. Trying to fugure out why you have the problem is not going to help any, there could be so many different reasons, it could be from abundant x-rays, nuclear fallout (Chernobyl),a selenium deficiency, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, it is too hard to pinpoint and futile. I agree that with most medical conditions the root of the problem must be examined and treated (hopefully without drugs) that it is the approach that I most believe in, but in the case of the thyroid it is a different animal. I know because I am hypothyroid, I have looked into many avenues to treat it, but there are few options for us. All we can do is to treat ourselves better thru a proper diet without any chemical additives, basically a whole food diet approach. We also have to supplement ourselves to help improve
our overall health so that we don't add additional health problems to the list.I also do agree that most doctors do give you a script to get rid of you and because it is the fast and easy solution.
Please don't listen to the above post about dropping all meds, you could do more harm than good. It is an excellent idea to try supplementation (selenium, vitamin e, grapeseed, coenzyme q10,magnesium, zinc and vit c,,vit a, vit b1-12,vit d),and calcium.There is a new supplement by liquid health that is an ultra antioxidant that contains vit e, selenium,grapeseed,vitamin c, coenzyme q10, and a couple of other ingredients that are escaping me right now, it is soy-free which is excellent. I also take thier Liquid Health multi-vitamin which is made from whole food (seaweed vegetation) I wish that people who didn't fully understand the ramifications of a disease, its progression, and the health repercussions would think twice about posting something that could potentially harm another being.