sorry, fellow grokkers been running around all weekend. will definitely post some more when i get home tonight.
how did the muscle testing with the kelp tablets go? in a nutshell the way it works can be explained by some introductory reading on Applied Kinesiology which you can check out here: http://www.appliedkinesiology.com
you should see an NRT practitioner to assess whether your thyroid condition is a true hypothyroid condition, or if it has slowed down it's own production because your liver is running a little behind in it's detox processes, or is missing the Selenium required to perform the conversion from T4 to T3. Either of these things would send a signal from the liver to the thyroid telling it to chill out for a bit. Remember, the liver has to handle ALL of the hormones in the body, includin estrogen, which has a superlong half life compared to other hormones. Your body knows that estrogen can be cancer-causing when left to linger in the body for too long, and will prioritize it's clearance from the body over producing even MORE hormones from the thyroid gland. So there may not be a problem with the thyroid at all...this is why 95% of women with "hypothyroid" have estrogenic body types and high estrogen levels.
Of course your HPT (hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid) axis may be a little off due to excess/prolonged stress and your body's inability to cope with it due to lack of sufficient rest, sun exposure, exercise, and nutrition. More on that later...