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Thread: Thyroid Help? Trying to fix problems naturally

  1. #1
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    Jul 2013
    Burlington, VT

    Thyroid Help? Trying to fix problems naturally

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    I am currently working with a naturopath to correct a lithium-induced hypothyroid that is a suspected Hashimoto. I am just looking for some suggestions on where to look for ways of bringing my thyroid back to normal. Things that worked for other people. I will put this here, Iodine supplements make my thyroid worse. I've also corrected all nutrient deficiencies and my chronic anemia.

    Just before I got sick (2006),
    TSH: 2.05
    T4, free: 1.2
    T3, total: n/a

    Current (2013, fasting) on 20 mcg of T3 a day,
    TSH: 0.59
    T4, free: 0.9
    T3, total: 152

    Current Supplements:
    Vitamin C 4,000mg/day broken up
    Mg 400mg/night
    Omega-3 supplement, from algae (cannot tolerate fish oil)
    Betaine Hydrochloride, 1200-1800mg with meal
    Digestive Enzyme Complex, 2-3 cap with meal
    Multi, 1 cap 2x a week (upsets stomach more than that)
    Probiotic complex, 3 tabs every morning, 1M each tab.
    UV light, 30 minutes 3x a week

    Protein 15%
    CHO 40%
    Fat 45%

    Combination of raw/cooked fruits and vegetables, meats, 1L bone broth daily, occasionally raw cheese and yogurt with the whey pressed off, occasionally pastured eggs (raw yolks), occasionally quinoa and sesame seeds (doesn't bother me)
    No grains, legumes, nightshades, nuts, most seeds.

    Lift weights 3x week. Sprints 2x week. Yoga/stretching 3x week. Never more than 30 minutes.

    Acupuncture once a month.

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    Feb 2012
    Northern California
    Just glancing at your supplements I noticed you aren't taking selenium. From what I understand selenium is essential to thyroid function. My doctor had me increase my dosage to help get my thyroid functioning. BTW I have Hashimoto's. I'm working with a doctor that combines supplements with traditional thyroid meds.

    I just remembered a couple of other things my doctor checked and subsequently had me supplement; D3 and B12. I was surprised about the b12 as I've always eaten meat. He said if the gut isn't functioning well B12 isn't properly absorbed.
    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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    Jan 2014
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    How much are you eating?

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