To treat hypothyroidism naturally without drugs…
Most people (like you maybe) who have hypothyroidism have low levels of Selenium & Vitamin E, Iodine and Zinc & Copper in their diets causing hypothyroidism and…
You can easily improve your thyroid function to boost your metabolism (for faster weight loss) quickly & easily by eating the right foods so…
To get more Selenium & Vitamin E in your diet…
To get more iodine in your diet…
To get more Zinc & copper in your diet…
6 Ways you can cure hypothyroidism naturally…
1. Get 20 minutes of sunlight daily
The best source of Vitamin D to help cure hypothyroidism comes from natural sunlight. Vitamin D is necessary for normal thyroid hormone production.
2. You may need more L-tyrosine
L-tyrosine is just an amino acid that is used by your thyroid, along with iodine, to activate the metabolism boosting T3 and T4 hormones and… L-tyrosine is found in many protein foods such as meats, dairy products, fish, wheat and oats but…
If protein makes up 30% of your diet then you're probably already getting enough L-tyrosine in your diet and eating more may not help cure your hypothyroid problem.
3. Try not to get stressed out too much
Bad stress is one of the major causes of hypothyroidism and as you may know… Stress causes the hormone Cortisol to be released in your body and… Cortisol limits your thyroid hormone production and Cortisol also causes belly fat so…
4. Avoid Chlorine & Fluoride
Chlorine & Fluoride BLOCK the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland and you can go here to see why iodine is important for treating hypothyroidism but basically…
The less Iodine = Less thyroid hormone production and since most tap water is full of fluorine & chlorine…
You need to drink bottled water that is Chlorine & Fluoride free and you need to avoid toothpaste that contains fluoride and just to prove how important it is that you avoid fluoride…
Fluoride use to be used as a drug to treat hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) because it makes the thyroid underactive very quickly.
5. Stop Smoking
Smoking impairs both thyroid hormone secretion and thyroid hormone action so if you're going to smoke - Use an E-Cigarette that will not damage your thyroid.
6. Exercise 30-to-60 minutes a day
Exercising will improve blood flow to your thyroid which will lead to more production of thyroid hormone and the more intense your exercise is = the better the blood flow to your thyroid.
3 Herbs that help treat hypothyroidism…
Ashwagandha has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine to support the thyroid gland. Studies show that it enhances thyroid function and produces a significant increase in T4 thyroid hormone.
2. Guggul extract
Research in mice shows Guggul extract to have very strong thyroid stimulating actions & it increases iodine uptake (see why that's I important here) and…
New research on women with hypothyroidism shows that women who took a Guggul supplement every day were more likely to lose weight.
3. Coleus Foreskohlii
A herb native to subtropical areas of India, Thailand and Burma. It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Its active constituent Forskolin has been shown to increase the production of thyroid hormones and stimulate their release.
The foods you want to avoid with hypothyroidism are Goitrogens &…
Goitrogens are mainly found in soybean-related foods & cruciferous vegetables and many other foods like peaches, strawberries and millet (click here to see the full list) and…
You want to avoid Goitrogens because they contain chemicals that make it harder for your thyroid to make thyroid hormones that keep your metabolism normal and since it may be impossible for you to completely avoid all goitrogenic foods in your diet…
You can cook goitrogenic foods to remove the chemicals that interfere with normal thyroid function plus… Eating these goitrogenic foods in moderation and not excessively eating them won't have any bad effects on your thyroid and…
Here's a list of some common Goitrogenic foods…
If you think you have hypothyroidism because you can't lose weight…
Then "Not being able to lose weight" is not the only sign you may have hypothyroidism because…
Here are some other symptoms to look for before you say have hypothyroidism…
Hypothyroidism self assessment test
To see if there's a chance you might have hypothyroidism… Just take the test below and after you finish the test… You can see the results of your test at the bottom of the test.
To see if you may have hypothyroidism…
Follow these 6 guidelines when testing for hypothyroidism at home…
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism 1 year ago. I gained 14Kgs in 5 months. Currently I am on thyroxine sodium tablets 100mcg as prescribed my consulting physician. I have scored 95 in your test. After taking medications within 3 months my TSH level came down to normal. Now my TSH is 3.91. But still I am experiencing severe symptoms as mentioned in your test. This is making my life worse personally and professionally. I have changed nearly 5 jobs in 7 months as I fall sick often. I cannot sit under a fan for more than 5 minutes, immediately I start to cough continuously. I cannot sit in AC rooms as I fall sick which makes my temperature rise to 104 degree. I cannot tolerate to sudden changes in seasons. Once I get cold, I suffer from cough and nasal congestion which lasts up to a month or more. I experience joint pain, muscle weakness and sore feet every time. Every morning as I wake up I feel dizzy and very tired and also experience severe headache. My body aches terribly every time. I cannot stand in a place for more than 10 minutes, I feel like somebody is poking my under feet with knife. I get a feeling of my legs might break if I dont sit and lift up my legs from ground. Most of the time I will be just sleeping. Sometimes I sleep for 2 days continuously without waking up. I get angry very soon or go under depression very soon and very often. I have lost concentration in everything. Currently I am jobless. I have started avoiding my friends and also have stopped communicating much with my family. Even My family is finding difficulty in dealing with my anger and depression and sudden mood changes. So they dont talk to me much like before. I have lost interest in my life. I m desperately in need of help. Please advice.
I am 24 year old female. Weight: 69kg. Height: 5 ft.2 ins
May 13, 2013
Hi! I scored a 44 on the test. I'm 21 now but when I was 18 my doctor told me my thyroid was low which explained why I was tired all the time but not bad enough too be on medicine. So I started eating healthy and exercising. Lost about 10 lbs and went back too the doctor and she said my thyroid was normal again. But my insurance ended when I was 19 so I haven't been back to the doctor since. But I'm about 100% certain I have a low thyroid again. Biggest thing is bad puffy under eye bags and I'm extremely tired and unmotivated about 99% of the time. I hate this :/
April 09, 2013
what is your weight and height now?
April 09, 2013
I am 42 years old and a female mine was a 90 there was 2 of the questions I could not answer two of them right I no longer have my minstrel and I am on meds for headaches ..! I do have some other medical problems but my Dr has tested me but he tells me its ok but WOW a 90.! I am very worried now about this
April 20, 2013
April 20, 2013
Buenas tardes mi pregunta es que podria tomar o hacer para eliminar quistes en la tiroides y que programa de ejercicios me recomienda ya que me canso muy rapido y quedo sin animo cuando hago ejercicios o una minima cosa
April 07, 2013
I was diagnosed with PCOS three years ago and Hashimoto's just this past January. I am 17 years old, 5' 3", and currently around 170 lbs. I had started losing weight on my own in October of 2012 starting from 182 lbs and by July I had almost reached my goal weight of 150 lbs, but I didn't ever make it because my depression started relapsing and I suddenly started gaining weight rapidly. I eat very healthy (organic foods only; I am allergic to most preservatives) and exercise outside for at least an hour every day, so I was really confused as to why I can't lose weight (it was also extremely hard to begin with, so feeling my pants getting tighter every week is the most discouraging thing ever.) By October I had gone to see my endocrinologist about my unexplained weight gain and after taking a blood test they found that I have Hashimoto's. I have pretty much all of the symptoms listed up there except for irregular periods. Akso, even though I have PCOS, I don't have any insulin resistance nor am I at risk for any serious illnesses like diabetes. I was prescribed Synthroid and am currently on 75 mgs. I was on 50 mgs before, and until my dose was increased I felt extremely lethargic, cold, and weak all of the time. I have almost as much energy as I used to so I'm back to regular exercise, but I can't seem to lose weight at all!
I'm very frustrated because I don't know where to start again; what I did last time no longer works for me. My exercise is mainly reserved to walking since I have complications with my breathing, elliptical at the gym, and more recently, swimming. The only change in my diet is that I ended up developing an addiction to chocolate that I am currently trying to break, but since I started gaining weight months before I developed it I don't suspect it to be one of the main causes of my weight gain (it's not a very serious addiction either; a bar of it every two weeks or so.)
Thanks for any suggestions!
March 21, 2013
your workout seems like it is okay but how many total calories are you eating per day?
March 22, 2013
Thank you for all the info but I am a bit confused and was wondering if you could clear something up for me.
Peanuts are bad, but then Peanut Butter is good? is this right? Is there a certain kind/brand of peanut butter that is good in Vitamin E and is not considered a Goitrogen??
March 11, 2013
no if peanuts are bad then peanut butter is also bad for you if you have Hypothyroidism
March 11, 2013
I am almost 81 and I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos Hypothyroidism since I had a silicone breast implant.I have been on Armour Thyroid for a lot of years,but my doctor keeps changing the dosage.I am giving myself B-12 shots and glutathione every week.I am 4foot 11 and I weigh 162. I am planning to move to Phoenix Arizona and would like to find a doctor who
could help me.Any suggestions?
January 03, 2013
I'm hypothyroid and losing weight i need to gain i was on 50 synothroid now im on 75what foods will help me gain
December 03, 2012
if you want to gain weight then simply eat more
December 04, 2012
I have a fairly severe hyperthyroid condition, it has been verified by my GP. The only discrepancy I have with the diagnosis and symptom calculation from the excellent article here, is that not every case of hyperthyroidism is true with cold body temperature. I have the opposite, I cannot stand the heat, I love the cold, not freezing, just cool, the heat makes me feel more bloated and very uncomfortable, sometimes my face feels like it is on fire. I have a heat intolerance.
So maybe I am the exception to the rule.
October 20, 2012
I am the same exact way.
November 02, 2012
hi Adrian,i have hypothyrodism and am on Thyroxine Sodium tablets 100mg but my TSH is 2.8 which doctor says is normal but i loss a lot of hair and feel tired also always have a bloated stomach.and now my cholosteral is high 5.9 and doctor put me on satin durgs that is Zocor but i have muscle pain so now he stopped said 2 see with diet controll can u please tell me what is good for thyroid&cholestrol levels to be normal thanks Lourdes
October 13, 2012
Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I am managing my thyroid without any medications. I see a doctor of Chinese medicine weekly and take traditional Chinese herbs in powder form. Not only are there no side effects of the herbs, but I am losing weight. My heart palpitations have stopped, I no longer suffer from dizziness, and my energy is slowly increasing. Also, my cycle has normalized and I ovulate regularly (I was also diagnosed with PCOS-although I no longer have cysts also thanks to herbs). I eat a very wholesome diet with rice, tons of vegetables, and small portions of meat. I eat a lot of nuts, usually a yogurt a day, decaffeinated tea only and water. No soda, no coffee, no junk (once a week or so maybe a small indulgence). I think this site has a lot of great recommendations! Also in terms of exercise, I live on a mountain in Taiwan, so I am always getting some exercise just taking my dog for a walk! I am hoping to step up the exercise now and lose about 30 more lbs. Good luck and feel free to write if you have questions! :) Stay positive, I know it's so so hard sometimes!
August 22, 2012
Would you email me the name and phone number of your Chinese Herbalist, please? I'd appreciate it!
arcticcajuns at gmail dot com
November 02, 2012
i have hypothyroid hashimoto,and i would like to know the name of the powder you are taking,i feel like natural hormones can only maintain,but clearley not cure my situation.please if you could helpfuly give me information that can give me good insite to getting on the riht path to thyroid redemtion thank you.
November 15, 2012
Hi Ms. Sabrina,
Thank you for posting your comment. I wanted to know, what herbs are you taking?
March 14, 2013
Im waitin to see specialist to confirm hypo. Scored 77 on test. Could u suggest a diet plan plan as I'm so depressed wit my weight and lack of energy and motivation. I've put on 2 stone in 12 months
August 15, 2012
I am 75 and I weighed 288 pounds. In the middle of May I started to reduce my calories to 1400 using the App My Fitness Pal. This 1400 average includes walking one mile every evening. I lost 15 pounds. Then my weight loss stopped even though I maintained the calories and walking. I have a paralyzed foot so I can not walk any faster than 2 MPH. Do you have any suggestions
August 06, 2012
what about riding a bike?
August 07, 2012
I was diagnosed with having an underactive thyroid over a year ago. Have been on 50mg Levothyroxine ever since. Gradually losing little bit of weight. But now I am at the point where I want to look my best. I am 5ft6 and weigh 11 and half stones. Ideally I'd like to be around 9 and half stones, but for now 10 or 10.5 seems like a realistic goal for me. I have also been told I carry a lot of water weight and need to up my cardio.
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out and recommend an exercise regime which would help me lose weight.
July 25, 2012
I am 34 and I have hypo, and I score a 83 on the test. I am levothyroxin. I am 5'5 and I weight 220 lbs. I want to loose weight, but nothing I do is helping at all. Is there any supplements other than my thyroid meds that can help?
July 19, 2012
what have you tried in the past to lose weight?
July 22, 2012
Hi! I recently had surgery and Radiation treatment for thyroid cancer,back in February '12, cancer is all gone, thankfully! but I am on Synthroid 200mg and I take Vit D 50,000 mg ounce a week, and I have not been able to lose weight and my energy is sluggish, usually always tired, I have a very physical job ,on my feet most of the time, work 40hrs a week, and try to get plenty of rest, I eat lot's of veggies and drink only water,stay away from sweets, my doc says I am overweight and that I should have lost weight with the Synthroid. I am 44 yrs old 5'9'' and weigh 219 lbs, I just started doing your awesome work out plans, but i wanted to know if there is any other supplements I should be taking to help with my lack of energy and swelling on my face hands and feet that I have been experiencing since my surgery.
July 07, 2012
there's not really any supplements that i know of that will help you with swelling
July 09, 2012
Hello, my name is Chriseya. I just happen to be looking for ways to lose weight do to my Hypothytroidism. I run across your post here and thought that I should leave you a comment. I noticed that you said that you still feel sluggish, tired, lack of energy, swelling in face, hands, and feet. All these are symptoms that maybe your Synthroid needs to be recalculated. Your dose sounds like it is not high enough. I say this because September 2 and 5th, 1997 I thyroidectomy of my right lymphnode. Found out I had thyroid cancer and immediately underwent a complete thyroidectomy of my left gland. They found no more cancer surrounding the left gland. Then I had to go through this Iodine diet, then a whole body scan. That is when we found out I still had cancer cells that moved down towards my throat. Then I underwent the worse treatment and that was Radiation. I say this becuase of the aftermath and the treatment at the hospital. I developed Lymphedema because the Radiation it self weakened my lymphnodes, which caused my lower lymphs to began to swell and ache a lot. Be very vigilant of your lymphs, definitely start to lose the weight and take care of your skin. Because infections can occure if you dont take care of yourself. Starting with weight loss is the key. I wish I knew that. Because since my surgeries and radiation, I doubled in size and developed lumphedema. Lymphedema is not curable but manageable. I am 32 years old, 5' 3" and 300+ pounds. It is going to be hard, but if you eat a balanced meal and exercise regularly, you can do it. But talk to your oncologist and have them check your TSH. Sounds like your levels T4 levels are off. Good Luck!!
August 08, 2012
Hi Adrian I did the thermometer test first thing in the morning the digital one under my arm and came out 97.8 degrees does that means I could be bordeline for thyroid problems?
July 05, 2012
it could be but only being tested by a doctor is the only way to be sure
July 05, 2012
Hi I scored a 68 on your test ... I have bad water retention and can gain 10 lbs premenstrual . The last time I had an in depth thyroid test the doctor said it was normal ... But I have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism . I lost weight when I was pregnant and am now 11 months postpartum And have gained 20 lbs . I went to naturapthic doctor wich said it sounded like low throid . I'm taking supplement and it is helping some but still have some water retention .help please... Should I go get tested again? I'm losing my faith in doctors.
July 02, 2012
have you tried any actually workout & diet plans?
July 03, 2012
I am 5 ft 2 in and weigh 220lbs. I am very scared I have type2 diabetes and hypothyroidism. I am on hormone therapy for my thyroid but I feel like I am still falling apart, my hair looks gross my body looks gross, and I am beside myself with what to do. I weighed 130lbs pre-pregnancy and everything went to hell once my son was born. I am asking or any tips or advice. I am willing to try anything.
June 25, 2012
I was recently told that I had a low thyroid. My TSH level is 7.58
I was put on synthyroid, but I started having crazy symptoms. I couldn't sleep. My heart raced & my hands & feet would swell.
I recently had a baby (almost a year ago) & am still nursing.
Can you suggest anything that would specifically help my problem? I scored a 20 on your test. The only real symptoms that I seem to have are fatigue & dry hair.
June 16, 2012
are there any alternative meds your doctor can put you on?
June 17, 2012
You might benefit greatly from an iron supplement. Low iron is very common in women especially after pregnancy. If your thyroid meds are making you too hyperthyroid comsider asking to switch to a natural dessicated thyroid product like armour or Thyroid by erfa. Good luck.
August 21, 2012
Hi, I scored a 64 on the test. My father in law is taking a synthetic drug for his thyroid and it has cause him to have a disease now that affects his feet and they go numb, the drug he takes I'm not sure the name but that was one of the side affects. I do not want to have to take a drug the rest of my life. Im 41 and 5'2 and 130lbs and my idea weight is 104-131 but I am on the high end which makes me have belly fat, at 110 I would feel great. Weighed 104 in my late 20's and was lean and had abs. I have two children now and I want to see that body again. How can I reset my thyroid naturally and I also smoke could you please help me. I diet and workout everyday but the scales won't budge..1200 calories and 30mins cardio and 30mins weight training...what can I do to help my thyroid naturally fix itself...please help I'm desperate.
June 14, 2012
I scored 83 on your test.........I am on 125mg of thyroxine
I have been diagnosed for 5 years and been trying to loose weight since but to no avail....... I am so sad and depressed because I am sick of being FAT.....PLEASE HELP ME
MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL XXX
June 01, 2012
what weight loss plans have you tried?
June 01, 2012
Hello Adrian, I could really use some help, please, to get some weight off. I am 46, 5'4'' and 186lbs.and climbing. I scored 67 on your hypothyroid test. Any kind of workout or exercise is a major problem for me because of a rare condition I have. I've tried many diet plans, nutritionists, physiotherapy,etc with no luck. Doctors in the past have not helped at all. Currently I do not have one and can't get tested for hypothyroidism. Are there any supplements that really can increase or jumpstart a persons thyroid/ metabolism and help them with energy and burning fat/calories? Please help.
May 27, 2012
I am hypo for 3yrs. I am at 100mcg and my levels have been on target for 1yr. I worked before this and had an ok body. I lost all the muscle I had when my thyroid fell out and my metabolism sucks. I eat super healthy and still workout but am getting no results. How long does it take to rebuild all the muscle I lost. I am 5'4" and at 129-130. I weighed 118-121 before. Thanks!!
May 17, 2012
expect it to take up to 40 days to get down to 118
May 18, 2012
I'm a woman 42 years old 5'2" and 204lbs. and have been recently diagnosed not with hypothyroidism but hyperthyroidism. I know it doesn't seem like it based on my height and weight but I used to be even heavier. Since my diagnosis I have been taking medication; Propylthiouracil to reduce the T4 hormone my thyroid is way over producing and Toprol for the irregular heartbeats. The medication is helping my thyroid T4 levels but I have begun to put on weight like crazy. I was 189 lbs. not just 3 weeks ago. I'm overly tired much of the time but don't consider myself a couch potato. I don't have an exercise routine but I am not unactive. I'm getting really depressed and the exercise I do get agrivates my heart palpitations caused by the hyperthyroid problems. Do you have any suggestions for people with my problem of hyperthyroidism being treated leading to weight gain? Thank you for any help you can offer! Sincerely, Rose
May 07, 2012