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Hypothyroidism is caused by under active production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. [divider]. [tabs]. [tab title="Symptoms"]. It is a very common but often overlooked condition with symptoms that include fatigue, weight gain, slowed heart rate, constipation, irritability, sensitivities to cold, mental depression, slowness or slurring of speech, drooping and swollen eyes, swollen face, recurrent infections, increased allergic reactions, headaches, hair loss, brittleness of hair, female problems (such as heavy menstrual flow, painful periods, and premenstrual tension), decreased immune functioning, and calcium metabolism problems...

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  1. Avatar of Joe Porter Natural Cures Staff
    Joe Porter Natural Cures Staff / December 17, 2013, 9:59 am

    Hi Meme,

    Did you click on the links above please? remedies and diet and supplement etc…? Each of those tabs has more information and Remedies has things you can do help cure it.
    As the support team are not practitioners, we are not able to give you advice. If you are a paying member, you can also use our ‘Ask the doc’ service.

    Thanks

    Joe

  2. Avatar of meme6886
    meme6886 / December 17, 2013, 4:44 am

    I am now hypothyroid due to RAI treatment approximately 2 years ago…I was given Synthroid which made me feel absolutely awful. My endo would not and will not give me Armour so I went to my GP who DID prescribe it and I’m beginning to feel a little better. She started me off on the lowest dose and I’ve been taking it for 3 weeks and I’m starting to feel bad again. Should my dose be raised and if so how often? Is there anything else I can do?

  3. gabriela4100pre / December 28, 2012, 6:55 am

    hello everyone, I just want to share that Im taking my magnesium and iodine liquid …change my life… energy went back up, no more mood swing….Im back!!!Working out super hard to get back in jeans now… Happy 2013!!!

  4. gabriela4100pre / November 30, 2012, 1:21 pm

    thank you very much….

  5. raymond_1964 / November 26, 2012, 4:03 am

    l-tyrosine is an amino acids and you can get this in patrica bragg’s(health guru)liquid amino acid at the grocery store’s it has all the basic amino acids in it and you can replace it for your soy sauce and or teriaki sauce also.and the herbs sound like detoxing herbs specially ashwagandha root(its in my oral cheltion formula) and i also use iodine kelp every mourning.i would give oxygenating water a try first,oxygen is the most important element and nutrient for our body or if you have the money it would’nt hurt to do the herbs also:)

  6. gabriela4100pre / November 25, 2012, 8:47 am

    thanks raymond… Im learning at lot here. what do u think about L-tyrosine? Ashwangandha root? Gotu Kola Herb? Bacopa Herb? Kelp? Bladderwrack? Bioperine? Is any of these names will help me?

  7. wendy.schweitzer / November 25, 2012, 12:06 am

    Would like to get off synth roux….any suggestions

  8. raymond_1964 / November 15, 2012, 6:14 am

    When you start thinking about “calcium,” you should also think about what use do you intend for that calcium.

    The most advanced use of calcium would be to maintain bone mass, or even to add bone mass, so as to prevent or reverse osteoporosis.

    Calcium of the cheapest possible type, such as Calcium Carbonate, may well be all that is needed for some uses of calcium, but if you want to prevent or reverse osteoporosis, then you need to get into the truly advanced forms of calcium.

    The first vital fact about calcium, and bones, is that the bone has two very different parts.

    There are “pieces” of calcium and other minerals. These are NOT “alive.” These pieces of calcium, and other non-living minerals, are held in a matrix, or you could call it a “fishnet.” The matrix is made of living materials, such as collagen. You don’t get living matrix material from Coral Calcium.

    In the case of bone mass decreasing, it would seem obvious that the non-living part of the bone — the actual “calcium” is not deficient, but that there is some problem with the living matrix which holds the calcium particles in place.

    I have a very thorough explanation of “how bones grow” HERE. I encourage you to read that if you want to understand just how useful is this Coral Calcium being so highly touted on the net.

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    First, let’s look at some simple science related to calcium. The most common form of calcium on our planet is calcium carbonate. Click here for a good technical explanation of this type of calcium.

    Here is information on the composition and structure of coral.

    A small, invertebrate animal with tentacles resides within a hard coral frame. It resembles an anemone, but unlike the anemone it (the polyp) can withdraw into the coral frame (the corallite) when disturbed. These tiny polyps secrete a limey substance that hardens into the coral structure. This substance is calcium carbonate (CaCO3). A small quantity of specialized proteins is also present in the coral skeleton.

    There are two common forms of calcium carbonate, aragonite and calcite. They differ in their crystal shape, yet their chemical formula is the same. The denser of the two forms, aragonite, is found in the hard or scleractinian corals. Whether calcium carbonate becomes aragonite or calcite depends on the “seed crystals” growth pattern. Proteins secreted by the polyp undoubtedly play a role in the growth of the crystals of aragonite and probably determine whether aragonite or calcite forms. (source)

    Within the earlier study is this section:

    Aragonite is a constituent of many sea creatures’ shell structures; a curious development since calcite is the more stable form of calcium carbonate. Most bivalve animals and corals secrete aragonite for their shells and pearls are composed of mostly aragonite. The pearlization and iridescent colors in sea shells such as abalone are made possible by several minute layers of aragonite. Other environments of formation include hot springs deposits, cavities in volcanic rocks, caves and mines.

    So, Coral Calcium is nothing more than the cheap calcium carbonate! The coral “shell” is rock — lived in by an animal. The rock “grows” because of the process of crystallization. Already you should be able to conclude that this whole product is a fraud.

    If coral is made up of this type of calcium there is certainly no living matrix involved. It may be a fine source of calcium carbonate, but this form of calcium does not remain stable when it is no longer under pressure, such as under water.

    You should know that calcium in its most simple forms, is nothing more than rock. The body cannot use rocks, or digest them. So, the body has a natural method of handling this — it is called “chelating.” You can buy “chelated minerals” or “chelated calcium.” That simply means that the calcium is “mixed with” or “coated with” some material, usually an amino acid, which the body regards as food. Since the body considers this stuff food, the body will try to use it.

    Calcium citrate is simple calcium carbonate “chelated” with citric acid. The citric acid is considered food by the body, so calcium citrate is much more easily absorbed into the body than calcium carbonate — plain.
    this is from karl loren and his health sight and he exposes these lies on his health sight about coral calcium.

  9. raymond_1964 / November 15, 2012, 5:45 am

    read the above articals and when you do calcium supplements make sure that the ratio is lower than the magnesium!!everyone is wanting calcium when it’s magnesium they need the most!!calcium is VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BODY but not if your taking more than your magnesium.

  10. gabriela4100pre / November 15, 2012, 3:03 am

    hello everybody I just started my search for a cure to the very new hypothyroidism in my live.Can anybody tell me what is CALC CARB? and where I can get it?

  11. raymond_1964 / October 30, 2012, 2:04 am

    Magnesium versus Calcium
    Calcium, a major mineral, needs magnesium in order to assimilate into the body. Calcium, however, should never be taken on its own. Otherwise, it will pull magnesium out of body parts in order to assimilate. This creates a greater magnesium deficiency and the person will feel worse. This occurs with people who drink milk. Milk is about 8 calcium to 1 magnesium and it will create a magnesium deficiency.

    Magnesium regulates the entrance and utilization of calcium in the cells. Without magnesium, calcium remains in the body unused. This will result in calcium deposits in the joints (often called arthritis), gallstones, kidney stones, and in extreme cases calcification of the brain and other body organs and parts. This, in turn, results in loss of memory and loss of ability to reason and eventually the termination of life. All of these conditions have frequently been known to disappear after taking extra magnesium, especially the drink form (For more information, click here.).

    Again, magnesium and calcium must be in the correct proportions, otherwise the calcium becomes a pollutant in the body causing heart disease, arthritis, hardening of the arteries, senility, osteoporosis, and calcification of organs and tissues as described earlier, which could eventually completely degenerate these organs and tissues. From this you can deduce that it is contra survival to take calcium without magnesium. The rule is “Never take calcium without magnesium. Calcium depends on magnesium for it to assimilate. Magnesium, on the other hand, doesn’t require calcium in order to function. In fact, in many cases, magnesium taken on its own without any calcium will help you feel younger, more energetic, stronger, and give you a multitude of other benefits, all as a result of the magnesium being present to do its job.

  12. raymond_1964 / October 30, 2012, 2:03 am

    MAGNESIUM

    Because of the competing nature of calcium and magnesium, excessive calcium intake from foods or supplements can lead to a magnesium deficiency. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are identical with many of the symptoms of thyroid disease, especially hyperthyroidism. People of Asian descent who get hyperthyroidism often become completely rigid and may be found lying in the streets this way. The condition is called hypokalemic periodic paralysis and is highly associated with hyperthyroidism. It’s possible that the origin of the disease is not from low potassium (hypokalemia) but from low magnesium, which we know is a factor in hyperthyroidism.

    Functions:

    The principal function of magnesium that is critical in thyroid disease is that it enables muscles to relax. With inadequate magnesium, the muscles cramp. When this happens to the heart muscles the heart does not go through a complete relaxation phase, and the next calcium-driven contraction begins before the relaxation is complete. This results in rapid heart beat and irregular heart rate known as arrhythmia.

    Deficiency Effects and Symptoms:

    According to the Nutrition Almanac, “Magnesium deficiency can easily occur because magnesium is refined out of many foods during processing. Cooking food removes the minerals; the oxalic acid in foods like spinach and phytic acid found in cereals bind magnesium in the body, as do unbalanced amounts of salts….A deficiency can occur in people with diabetes, those who use diuretics or digitalis preparations, the elderly, those with pancreatitis, chronic alcoholism, kwashiorkor, pregnancy, cirrhosis of the liver, arteriosclerosis or kidney malfunction, those on low-calorie or high-carbohydrate diets, and those who have severe malabsorption such as that caused by chronic diarrhea or vomiting….Fluoride, high zinc levels, high levels of vitamin D, diuretics, and diarrhea will cause a deficiency of magnesium.”

    Also from N. A.: “Magnesium deficiency is thought to be closely related to coronary heart disease, including myocardial necrosis. An inadequate supply of this mineral may result in the formation of clots in the heart and brain and may contribute to calcium deposits in the kidneys blood vessels, and heart. Heart failure resulting from fibrillation and lesions in the small arteries is linked to a deficiency of magnesium, as is vasodilation, which is followed by hyperkinetic behavior and fatal convulsions.”

    “Symptoms of a deficiency may include gastrointestinal disorders, irregular heart rhythm, lack of coordination, muscle twitch, tremors, weakness, apprehensiveness, personality changes, disorientation, confusion, depression, and irritability. A deficiency interferes with nerve and muscle impulses. Long-term deficiency can lead to tetany as in a calcium deficiency, alcoholic hallucinations, unusual face and eye movement, alopecia (baldness), swollen gums, and lesions of the gums.”

    Beneficial Effects:

    N.A.: “Magnesium is vital in helping prevent heart attacks….After a heart attack, it has been found that supplementation provided a much higher survival rate and showed far less life-threatening dysrhythmias….It has also proved beneficial in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders, nervousness, tantrums, depression, sensitivity to noise, and hand tremor….Supplementing helps control dizziness, muscle weakness, twitching, heart disease, and high blood pressure,….reduce blood cholesterol and keep the arteries healthy….used for controlling convulsions in pregnant women, premature labor, and epileptic seizures.”

    Chocolate is a good source of magnesium and has a high magnesium to calcium ratio (about 4:1). Magnesium is low in hypers and the craving for chocolate may be driving my a need for magnesium. Unfortunately, chocolate may also be high in cadmium which is a probably negative factor for hyperT. Thus the craving for magnesium, if satisfied by eating chocolate, could exacerbate the symptoms of hyperT.

    In this first study we see that magnesium is depleted in the hyperthyroid state and treatment by Methimazole increases the magnesium content of both erythrocytes (red blood cells) and serum. This emphasizes the need for magnesium supplementation in hyperthyroidism.

  13. raymond_1964 / October 30, 2012, 1:58 am

    @jamie sorry for confusing you what dont you understand?`what i meant was any time you are sick rather from the common cold or a 4 stage cancer THIS IS YOUR BODY TELLING YOU, THAT YOU ARE LACKING ACTIVE OXYGEN AT A CELLULAR LEVEL,its that simple!! and the best ways to get ACTIVE OXYGEN IS 35O;ODGRADE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OR A OZONE GENERATOR.ihave people make fun of me and debate with me but my proof can be proved 7 folds over to any other protocol:)i give you facts and not theorys:)

  14. raymond_1964 / October 29, 2012, 7:11 am

    take magnesium(not calcium)in the powder form and take liquid idoine kelp and you can thank me later:) OH AND PLEEEASEE DRINK YOUR WATER!!!!! MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR HEALTH:)

  15. DGilliam70 / October 20, 2012, 2:22 am

    I believe optimal range is around 1.67. Feel free to chime in here if I’m wrong!

  16. erik_carlson64 / October 19, 2012, 1:31 pm

    I went to a naturopathic physician a couple weeks ago and had some blood work done.TSH result was 2.930. I was given a prescription of Armour Thyroid 60mg. Does anyone have any info on this and what should me TSH be at?

  17. DGilliam70 / October 3, 2012, 1:24 pm

    Thank you so much for the advice! I will look into it!

  18. ANNA / October 3, 2012, 9:39 am

    Dana, try going to a functional medicine practitioner…maybe Dr. Susan Blum from Center for Health and Healing, she was on Dr. Oz show and she has Hashimoto’s herself that she is healing!

  19. m.smith / September 18, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Hi Dana,

    Unfortunately, we don’t have information on Hashimoto at this time, please may we suggest contacting your local holistic practitioner or naturopath for further guidance.

    You can find your closest practitioner’s with the Doctor Referral Service:

    http://www.naturalcures.com/doctor-referral-service

    Thanks
    Marley

  20. DGilliam70 / September 18, 2012, 11:19 am

    I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. All the article says is to contact your physician immediately if you suspect this. Is there anything that can help? The Dr. won’t do anything for this.

  21. jamie nixon / August 27, 2012, 11:39 am

    What did Raymond say? That’s a little confusing. I have hypothyroidism and have been trying natural remedies for 10 years now. Took synthetic prescriptions for years and still never felt good so decided to take matters in my own hands and find new ways. I just found this website thru Kevin’s book and am learning so much! I still am searching for ways to feel good again! I’ve started eatting better, exercising regularly, detoxing and taking some vitamins and minerals prescribed by a registered dietician, but still know I’m not where I need to be. Can you explain more on this deficiency in oxygen?

  22. raymond_1964 / August 14, 2012, 1:45 am

    you are deffiecency in active oxygen!!!!! only way to get it in the body is 35o;odgrade hydrogen peroxide,dmso,msm,germanium or ozone generators

  23. originaldawn / August 13, 2012, 11:16 am

    I have been on synthroid for 10 years. I was told I can never get off it, HELP…. I also have a cyst om my liver and cyst in my breast… Does anyone see a picture here? What can I do when I have a desire to live healthy and have to deal with all this…..I eat organic, walk an hour a day, detox and cleanse… take vitamins and teas and all that filter stuff for home water… Can I do some cell therapy to bring me back to life? Will I die early now? HELP ME PLEASE… DAWN>>>>

  24. raymond_1964 / July 16, 2012, 6:47 am

    carol keep researching the how’s and why you have this problem and never just quit taking your meds because i did once(when i was on effexor,misspelled) and it took a month to feel right again.i would start with getting your magnesium levels checked out along with vitamin d and iodine.Iodine is the agent which arouses (kindles) and keeps going the
    flame of life. With the aid of our thyroid, in which the iodine is
    manifesting, it can either damp this flame or kindle it to a dissolute fire.
    Scholz 1990.

    Symptoms of iodine deficiency include muscle cramps, cold hands and feet, proneness to weight gain, poor memory, constipation, depression and headaches, edema, myalgia, weakness, dry skin, and brittle nails. Sources include most sea foods, (ocean fish, but not fresh water fish, shellfish, especially oysters), unrefined sea salt, kelp and other sea weeds, fish broth, butter, pineapple, artichokes, asparagus, dark green vegetables and eggs. Certain vegetables, such as cabbage and spinach, can block iodine absorption when eaten raw or unfermented and are called goitrogens. But eating fish won’t give you iodine in mg amounts. To get 13.8 mg iodine, you would have to eat 10-20 pounds of fish per day.[viii]
    i use iodine kelp and dulse(sea vegetable)and use a rebounder for the easiest exersize to move all your trillion cells:) good luck carol,oh by the way get RID OF THAT STRESS!!!

    Iodine is needed in microgram amounts for the thyroid,
    mg amounts for breast and other tissues, and can
    be used therapeutically in gram amounts.[ix]
    Dr. David Miller

  25. cat / July 16, 2012, 3:46 am

    Is it possible to get off my Levothyroxine medication? I have been eating healthy and exercising, so I cut back on my medication, but the last test showed that I was getting worse. Also, I am starting to feel sluggish again.

  26. raymond_1964 / June 19, 2012, 9:34 am

    I HAD THIS PROBLEM AND MINE WAS CAUSED BY SUGAR INTAKE AND WHAT IT DID WAS DEPLETE MY MAGNESIUM LEVELS AND OTHER CHEMICALS IN THE BODY BUT WAIT GRASSHOPPER!!!i know there is all kinds of GOOD HEALTH REMEDYS OUT THERE:)but we need to be thinking of the most neglected and abused element and nutrient and that is hydrogen peroxide(oxygen).i have more proof And testimonials of ANY NATURAL REMEDY.Let me make this very simple and clear. Food contains
    nutrients that are vital to human health. Hydrogen
    peroxide is such a NUTRIENT. The food that you eat is
    deficient in hydrogen peroxide! You should use liquid
    hydrogen peroxide as a daily nutritional supplement in
    order to compensate for your dietary deficiencies.THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE:)

  27. Daniel R  / June 8, 2012, 6:15 am

    I find that eating certain foods can help boost your thyroid…Seafood , spicy foods, curries, sea vegetables, peppers, and “thermogenic” foods that make you sweat!!! Awww!!! Also zinc, trace minerals and removing amalgams can drastically help….Each body is different, but certainly getting in tune w/ yourself and listening to your “bodily” alarms (pains)can def help!

  28. Dora Johnson / May 27, 2012, 1:43 pm

    I have been diagnosed with an under-active thyroid last month (through a blood work testing). The next time I had blood work done (2 weeks later), my test came back normal. How is this possible? Does this mean I don’t have a problem now?

  29. m.smith / April 5, 2012, 3:01 am

    Hi Gisele,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

    Regards
    Marley

  30. Gisele Miller / January 20, 2012, 1:01 am

    I had hypothyroidism from drinking too much water fluorinated water. I installed a whole house water purification system in and every 6 weeks the doctors lowered my synthyoid until I no longer take it at all. The fluoride was causing my thyroid to not work.

  31. Hillary Morgan / December 19, 2011, 9:15 pm

    It is 97.8 to 98.2 NOT 97.5.

  32. Tina SmithDucharme / February 6, 2011, 6:34 am

    I had para-thyroid surgery, what is the recommendation for this?

  33. briana perkinson / November 18, 2010, 1:55 am

    i see thyroid but what if its hypo-pituitary and not thyroid. are there any treatments for that? i haven’t seen anything for pituitary. help!!

  34. Rosie Preciado / October 25, 2010, 9:24 am

    What about when the thyroid is removed? do you have any information beside the armour or nature throid?

  35. alexis / September 22, 2010, 4:40 am

    Hi, Gina, I suggest you use the ask the doctor link to get some advice here at http://www.naturalcures.com/ask-the-doc

    Jeremy – too true – Kevin always recommends pure spring or filtered water.

  36. Jeremy Dwyer / August 30, 2010, 4:33 am

    One thing I believe that this website should recommend would be to avoid drinking fluorinated water. Fluoride has been used for decades to treat hyperthyroidism, according to Shomon in Living Well With Hypothyroidism. Also, Trudeau mentions the dangers of fluoride in his Natural Cures book as well.

  37. glsmith07 / August 12, 2010, 9:42 am

    My infant niece has been diagnosed with this. Does anyone have treatments for 10 day old babies???

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