Health etiketine sahip kayıtlar gösteriliyor. Tüm kayıtları göster
Health etiketine sahip kayıtlar gösteriliyor. Tüm kayıtları göster

29 Nisan 2012 Pazar

Start on a Natural Health Diet: Fight Hypothyroidism

AppId is over the quota
AppId is over the quota

Having a natural health diet will help you in taking control of your hypothyroidism issues. The feeling of having a healthy body and mind is not far away, but it will not happen unless you take the initiative and start on your own path. Being on a natural health diet plan will bring about many pleasing changes. You should consider this method before resorting to taking prescription drugs, which can possibly harm your health more than helping.

Energy is the Key to a Happy Life

Being on a proper natural diet helps with losing that weight gained because of low thyroid symptoms. Even exercising daily may not help you defeat the weight gain. This will change, however, from being on the natural diet because it is designed to help give you the set plan on what foods will provide you the energy you need.

Hypothyroidism drains the body's nutrients and energy by having a slow metabolism. This slow metabolism that takes place is the cause of excessive weight gain because the body just simply does not have the energy to break down the calories being consumed.

Your Body Needs Nutrients

Go on the natural diet and get that energy you need to go out again. Stop being stuck in one spot because of low energy levels. Having low thyroid symptoms can just bring your body down from lack of nutrition. Excessive dieting will do this also because you are purposely starving yourself to lose the weight that is being gained. The lack of nutrient intake from food only makes the hypothyroidism become worse. This happens because your body requires a specific amount of calories to be broken down daily, and since you are dieting and eating less food this does not happen. Once the body recognizes the indication of a calories being withheld, the metabolism slows down. So do not take the chance of this happening by overly dieting because you want to lose weight. Just take the simple path of choosing to go on the natural health diet to help your low thyroid levels, and shed the weight fast.

The calories that are consumed while on the natural health diet are very low, but you will still have the right amount needed to keep the body healthy. Also a part of this diet is specific nutrients which stimulate the thyroid activity naturally, basically meaning that you will be able to start losing weight. Besides knowing what foods are good for hypothyroidism, also learn about what foods are bad and damage the thyroid more. Naturally, your body craves vitamins and minerals to survive, and each part of the body has specific wants of what will help it out more. With these being obtained through a healthy diet, you replenish what had gone missing through dieting. A proper natural health diet is like no other. It tells you what foods to eat and cook with, and does not tell you that you are only allowed to eat a few carrots a day. The intention is to replenish, not diminish.

Do not wait until you have resorted to taking all other methods for a low thyroid beside this one. Get started on a natural health diet now, and get on the right track to successfully shaking off the miserable feelings of hypothyroidism. You will see great results, and lose nothing but weight to begin fitting into those clothes you have wanted to wear again.

Mike Rady Is a retired Fire Lt EMT his wife and daughter suffer from low thyroid levels find out more about hypothyroidism or low thyroid levels at You can also find out how they learned to control their thyroid levels the natural way.

View the original article here

25 Nisan 2012 Çarşamba

Why You Cannot Trust TSH 3 and 4 Test Results for Thyroid Health and Wellness

I advise all of my clients to specify a full thyroid panel of tests when they get a checkup. Those of us with autoimmune diseases and those with degenerative diseases such as cancer, obesity and other potentially serious diseases often have undetected thyroid issues. In addition to those with health issues, men and women who are 40 and older, whether they have diseases or not, should request full thyroid panel testing when getting a physical.

I have vitiligo -- an autoimmune disease that is often seen as a symptom of a malfunctioning thyroid. Medical doctors were slow to recognize the correlation between thyroid health and vitiligo. I was one advocate in the 1990s who encouraged fellow vitiligo sufferers to take my research to their doctors and demand, if they had to, thyroid testing. Back then, most medical doctors thought of vitiligo as only a "cosmetic" disease. Unfortunately, many still do.

What I've found over the years is, many people like myself, have thyroid problems that go undetected when our doctors test for TSH 3 & 4, without more thorough testing. I've has symptoms of hypo-thyroidism most of my life, but not once has it ever shown up in TSH 3 & TSH4 tests. Ever.

I had a physical 2 weeks ago. I requested the full panel of thyroid tests. The doctor questioned why I wanted it, asking if I had problems in the past. Though my thyroid always tested within "normal" range, I have known I was hypo-thyroid pretty much all of my life based on my lifelong vitiligo and other symptoms such as low body temperature. So, I had to persuade this doctor to do what she should do for every patient -- fully check my thyroid for dysfunction.

When my test results came in the mail this past Monday, my TSH 3 and TSH 4 showed a perfectly normal thyroid range; however, the tests that I had to persuade the doctor to do showed a different story. It showed that I was bordering hypothyroid/Hashimoto's disease. These results are very typical of those of us with vitiligo and/or other autoimmune diseases. It is also typical of many sufferers of other diseases, and for many whose thyroid tests in normal range in the standard TSH 3 & TSH 4 tests.

Undetected thyroid problems are epidemic in the USA, and a large undetected part of the problems of obesity, diabetes and cancers, as many natural health professionals such as myself believe. In the USA, the average person gets little to no iodine in their diet, which is necessary to nourish the thyroid. Bread eaters are blocking absorption of the iodine that may occasionally get in their iodine-poor standard American diets. Supplementing iodine is mandatory for health, thanks to removal of iodine from, and the addition of bromine to bread products.

Since my 20's when I uncovered my own hypo-thyroidism/Hashimoto's tendency via symptoms and by performing the Basal Temperature Test, I've supplemented to improve and nourish my thyroid. My current regimen includes Iodoral iodine, plus raw thyroid glandular supplements to nourish my thyroid to function properly. My body usually signals me when my regimen needs tweaking. I encourage my clients to find a qualified endocrinologist in addition to learning how to monitor their own thyroids via the Basal Temperature test. Once clients learn the symptoms of thyroid problems and learn to listen to their bodies, they often can tell when something is off.

Since many doctors do not go beyond the TSH 3 & 4 thyroid tests, I encourage you to take a proactive role in your health care. Insist on full panel thyroid tests. If I had not insisted on the Thyroid Antibodies test, my bloodwork would've missed a very important fact -- I have a thyroid problem! Since the thyroid controls every metabolic process in my body, my entire state of health -- both physical and mental -- were at stake.

As stated earlier, I've regulated my thyroid since my early 20s and I can sense when my thyroid is off. I knew I had to up my supplements based on how I felt and how my body was holding onto weight. I listen to my body and I know when I either need to lower or raise my supplements, which changes with age, stress levels, lifestyle changes, etc.

A simple basal temperature thermometer is helpful to gauge your own thyroid health, with the Basal Temperature Test. Shake the thermometer down at night, and check your armpit temperature as soon as you awaken, without stirring much, for 5 consecutive days. If your temperature is consistently low, consider further testing, because it signals thyroid issues, despite TSH 3 and 4 results. Find a qualified endocrinologist who is open to your concerns and proactive stance regarding your health when asking for full panel thyroid testing. It could save your health, and ultimately, your life.

Wanakee is a Traditional Naturopath who leads the field in natural therapies for vitiligo, a disease she has had most of her life. Wanakee's Nutritional Approach to Vitiligo & Other Autoimmune Diseases is a nutritional based how to guide book for those who want to improve their health naturally, whether they have an autoimmune disease, degenerative disease or health issues related to aging or obesity.

Wanakee also works with those who have other skin ailments such as acne and eczema. Her children have suffered with severe eczema, allergies and asthma all of their lives. With more than 27 years of experience in dealing with these health maladies, Wanakee has developed a regimen to help control these illnesses with diet, supplements and other lifestyle changes.

For a free phone or email consultation with Dr. Kee, visit:

View the original article here