Re: natural treatment/ and recovery?
Yes, Candy, there is, it is desiccated thyroid hormone made from pigs and the most popular version in the US is called Armour Thyroid. When you said "natural methods" coupled with "mild enough" midwest probably thought (as did I - and I don't mean to put words in your mouth, Mid) that you meant 'alternative methods' (herbs, supplements, etc). While many supplements and dietary changes will help thyroid function they won't cure it or restore you back to complete health; for that you need the hormones, be it synthetic, or natural, and even then it takes some work.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.