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Re: SYNTHROID AND THYROID

Re: SYNTHROID AND THYROID

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Posted by penny on August 16, 2000 at 21:38:29:

In Reply to: Re: SYNTHROID AND THYROID posted by Tree Frog on August 15, 2000 at 06:23:41:

Hi TF, Good points. Your mention of sugar and carbs reminded me of something. Since I've been taking the supplements, my carb cravings have disappeared. I guess my body isn't looking for the quick energy fix anymore. When I'm hungry now, I primarily want only meat and veggies (strange, since I was never much of a meat eater before). Interestingly enough, the thyroid hormone is a protein. Might explain the new meat cravings?

I don't recommend stopping the hormone replacement therapy either, but it sure can't hurt to adress the nutritional deficiencies most of us have, and if we're lucky, we'll be much healthier over all. I honestly believe that the thyroid's underactivity is the body's way of slowing us down, because we aren't healthy enough to function at a normal level. Once we correct the underlying causes, our thyroids can function properly again, unless of course we let the vastly uninformed medical community convince us to kill our thyroids. Not only does surgery, or RAI kill our thyroids, but taking nothing but replacement hormone can eventually render our thyroids useless as well. My goal is to restore health, not permanently damage it.

Don't mean to sound bitter about the medical establishment, but I've been misled by the "experts" far too many times. When it comes to our health, I believe we need to be as responsible for it as we possibly can be.

Penny


: Please be very careful...whether or not one can take supplements to get off thyroid med. depends on WHY one is low-thyroid.

: For instance, if one is low because of a destroyed or non-existant thyroid, one has to have thyroid med of some kind. Check with your doctor to be sure of your own special case. It never hurts to build one's immune system, and it may help you!

: The thyroid forum on about.com has many archived articles that will help with weight control.
: For me, giving up simple sugars and simple carbohydrates is the ticket. Many times low-thyroidism is accompanied by carb/sugar cravings that back-fire. Rather than to provide energy, they stay on the belly and other parts of the body!

: An excelelnt book is The Thryoid Solution, which addresses emotional and dietary issues in thyroid illnesses. TF




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