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Natural Thyroid Support For Over- or Under Production

Natural thyroid support can come in many different guises or forms, but the most effective will be looking at the imbalance of the thyroid gland, rather than whether it is over- or under producing.

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The thyroid gland, situated in the front of the neck, is an incredibly important hormone producer. The hormones, known as T3 and T4, are used by every cell in the body, so when it isn’t working properly many areas of the body are affected, which have a knock-on effect.

Hyperthyroidism is when the gland over produces the hormones, which speeds up your metabolism, leading to an increased heart rate, faster breathing, weight loss, nervousness, moodiness, anxiety, insomnia, excess perspiration, fatigue, amongst other symptoms.

Hypothyroidism is when the gland under produces the hormones, which slows down your metabolism, leading to weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, intolerance to cold, sluggish bowels, depression, irritability, memory loss, decreased libido, abnormal menstrual cycles and more.

Medical science tends to blame every condition on a faulty body. Treatment ranges from suppressing or stimulating the production of the hormones, to replacing the hormones (with those from animals or a laboratory), to surgery or radiation.

These approaches can sound logical if you don’t think beyond the problem, the effect. But none of them address the cause, partly because medicine can rarely determine what the true cause of ill health really is.

No part of the body can function properly if you don’t supply it with the necessary ‘fuel’ or nutrients. A diet rich in nutrient deficient food (such as processed food, foods high in fat, sugar and salt, etc) might be able to keep you alive, just, but not in a healthy way.

The only way organs, glands and the body’s structure operates properly, is by ensuring it has access to the right nutrients in the right balance. This can only be obtained from real food. Synthetic supplements can never replace the value of real food, although it can help in the short term.

Apart from food, what other areas can affect the production of the thyroid hormones? As with everything in life, we are often knocked off balance by a sudden and deeply felt occurrence that we never fully recover from. Situations such as shock, fright or injury, etc. Other causes can come from long standing and unbalancing situations, such as living in fear or anger for an extended period.

We can ‘inherit’ these unresolved emotions from our parents and ancestors, offering us the opportunity to solve their problems and so draw a line under the ongoing line of ‘inherited’ diseases. This, of course, means changing the DNA. Yes, it is not fixed.

So what exactly is natural thyroid support? I do know there are many herbs and other holistic measures that can offer you this, but the area I am most familiar with is homeopathy. When good homeopathic treatment is used to undo the effects of the cause, whether yours or your ancestors, the blockage preventing your natural healing is removed, enabling your body to do what its knows how to – heal you.

Not only does your thyroid start functioning as it should again, other areas that were also affected by the cause, rebalance themselves.

Perhaps the best, and probably the most permanent, natural thyroid support comes from good homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy doesn’t treat the disease, it works by rebalancing you. Diagnosis is for medical use and has little use in homeopathy.


ADD and ADHD – Drug Free Support

ADD and ADHD have become common conditions that doctors and psychiatrists make today. Even school teachers make unprofessional recommendations for the use of the medications so commonly used in these conditions, largely because of their inability to manage the child.

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ADD and ADHD are not just childhood conditions. Adults can also be labeled with these conditions.

I believe that some parents (and doctors) can jump to the conclusion of Continue reading


Antibiotic Resistance, The Flaws, The Reality, Better Options

I am no fan of antibiotics, but do appreciate many swear by them. However as antibiotic resistance continues to increase across the world, it might be a good idea to understand why this is happening and what alternatives there are, just in case.

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Louis Pasteur is generally considered to be the founder of antibiotics, although this is not universally accepted. On his death bed, he recognised that bacteria was not Continue reading


The Best Health Insurance

What is the best health insurance? Is it the cheapest quote that offers you the most cover for all members of the family? Is it the middle quote that offers you a range of health care options? Is it the most expensive quote that covers every eventuality? Is it really any of these things?

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Instead of considering the ever increasing mine fields of competing insurance companies (who all make a very handsome profit from you), I invite you to think about this question laterally. First, what are you hoping to gain from your cover?

For most people, this is reassurance Continue reading


Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

As the problem with medical drugs escalate and gain notoriety, people are looking for natural alternatives to antibiotics and other health care solutions. Antibiotics have enjoyed a good run for their money, and have often been heralded as a super drug. Certainly they have had an influence on the world, but has it been a positive one?

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Antibiotics are usually prescribed for every problem. It’s rare for someone to come away from a medical appointment, without a prescription for antibiotics. Even when the problem is Continue reading


How To Change Your Life Around

For many people, life is a drudge. It is no longer exciting or stimulating. However, it is possible to learn how to change your life around, to bring back the spring in your step, to wake up looking forward to the day.

how to change your life aroundHumans are now so disconnected from the real world of nature, of sensation, of awareness, that it is not unreasonable to appreciate that this leads to apathy, to drudgery, even to depression. When we no longer live by the songs of our souls, when we no longer listen to our intuition, we are heading for destruction, just as the planet is at the hands of humanity.

It is only when we are connected to our inner beings, to the Continue reading


Is The Paleo Diet Healthy?

With new ideas springing up about the best diet for health, a common question is, is the paleo diet healthy? The proponents of it say it is, not surprisingly. And there are many good aspects about it. But a study appeared in the International Journal of Exercise Science claiming that it increases cholesterol levels.

is the paleo diet healthy44 healthy adults were studied for 10 weeks on a paleo diet. At the end of the experiment, the LDL cholesterol had increased by 12.5 mg/dL and total cholesterol by 10.1 mg/dL. Triglycerides had also increased slightly. Those most affected were the ones who had been the healthiest before starting the diet.

What is the paleo diet? It takes the idea from trying to duplicate what our Continue reading


Cystic Fibrosis in Children

Cystic fibrosis in children is considered to be one of the most hopeless. Medical treatment has now prolonged the life of sufferers, but they do still tend to die young. Mostly the treatment consists of simply managing each presenting symptom with the use of antibiotics, decongestants, bronchodilators and mucolytics. No true healing is possible with medical care.

cystic fibrosis in childrenThis condition usually makes its appearance in young children, before the age of three, although sometimes Continue reading


Manta Rescue

Such an amazing manta rescue! Diving in the Philippines April 2014 with Manta Rays. One approached us with fishing line slicing right through her wing. Our guide spent several attempts to cut her free and finally removed the barnacle encrusted fishing line.


The Benefits of Natural Birth Are Enormous

The benefits of natural birthing are difficult to exaggerate, with few problems when in the capable hands of an experienced midwife. More and more mothers are searching for not only a home birth, but a natural one, too.

benefits of natural birthMidwives, in general, are far more knowledgeable about birthing than most obstetricians, although obstetricians always hold the balance of power in hospitals.

Having a baby is not an illness, so it should not be normal to give birth Continue reading