One older man searched help from Erika Schwartz, MD and he wanted a consultation for his severe health problems. She conducted examination of the treatments and medications he received and her decision was to make a consultation with his cardiologist and additionally ask if he would like to change his therapy completely.
He had problems with low testosterone, excess weight and thyroid levels, sleeping problems because of his advanced eczema stage that lead to unbearable itching.
She tried to find his cardiologist and in the end she managed to do that after 3 weeks. However, after she suggested that he has to eliminate the medications that contributed to the development of eczema of her patient, she said:
“He said that he cannot talk to me, because I do not understand science. After I said that we have the exact medical degree, he hung up”
That is why, after they talked she convinced her patient that they have to start the plan that she made. She thought of treatments that will help him to improve the level of the thyroid hormones and to eliminate all medication so he can improve his cholesterol.
At first, the patient thought that his treatment can be the reason for a heart attack, yet Dr. Schwartz tried and explained that if there is correction of the hormones the cholesterol levels will be naturally low.
Thyroid hormones happen because of function of the thyroid gland. It is an endocrine gland and it has a butterfly form and it is located in the lower front of the neck.
There are two thyroid hormones: thyroxine and triiodothyronine, and they are also known as the T4 and T3. T4 is transformed in the active T3 in cells, and it goes in the organs using the bloodstream.
Its main function is regulation of the metabolism as well as providing energy. Additionally it gives support to the organs so they can function optimally. One of the most common problems which are related to thyroid is actually hypothyroidism. It is the state of having a thyroid which is not active, meaning the gland cannot produce enough hormones for regulation of the necessary functions of the body.
It might happen because of different external and internal factors, including Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune condition where the thyroid gets attacked by the immune system.
Hypothyroidism might be manifested by different symptoms, such as hair loss, brittle nails, fatigue, dry skin, feeling cold, weight gain, body temperature irregularities, depression, poor reflexes, mood swings, brain fog etc.
However, because these symptoms might also mean other ailments or diseases as well and doctors usually prescribe certain medications which are not proper and they do not consider that actually the thyroid imbalance can be a powerful cause.
Mary Shomon, is a thyroid expert and she is also author of different books on the theme, says that: “People are having problems with depression or high cholesterol and they are receiving antidepressants and cholesterol medications, but no one actually tries and checks if the thyroid is the cause of the problem.”
According to her, there is a flaw in the conventional test for diagnosing hypothyroidism. It is a test, which is also known as the thyroid stimulating hormone test, and it measures the pituitary hormone level in the blood.
Dr. Schwartz says “When the day ends, we have problems since we treat individual symptoms, but we do not pay attention at the body or the person, like a whole. It is a test that is actually doing a disservice to people who want to take care of themselves, or a person who wants to take care of their patient.”
For achieving better results, the T4 and T3 levels have to be individually examined. Additionally, it is very important that T4 is turned into active T3 and that it goes in the cells, so it can regulate the body organs function.
Dr. Schwartz has a holistic treatment and she says that there should be many changes, as well as the hormones, diet, supplements and exercise. She has a certain approach and she treats the body as a whole and this does not examine only the symptoms, and consequently, it has given great results.
It is also believed that the thyroid hormones have an influence over the entire body. That is why, external and internal factors can cause thyroid disorders, and they can derive from a combination of many aspects such as diet, immunity, hormones, environment etc.
“We all live in a world that is toxic and there was a huge change in our everyday lifestyle. And this is very critical to be realized if we pay attention to our diet and everyday habits. It is important to start some strategies so we can compensate for the fact that we have completely moved on from the natural evolutionary ancestral history.”- stated Greg Emerson, who is an MD and founder of the Emerson Health & Wellness Center in Queensland, Australia.
The main toxins are mycotoxins and mold and they are result of certain fungi types. “There are many different scientific evidence and they prove that the poisons which are produced by mold are horrible for the thyroid gland. Additional problem is that we are also consuming a lot of food which contains a lot of mycotoxins.
We also eat foods that contain a lot of sugar and this helps the mold to grow in the body. Additionally, we do not eat foods that can protect from mycotoxins.
Hyperthyroidism is the complete opposite case and it is also called overactive thyroid. This is the situation when there is excess production of thyroid hormones. It is a situation when there is sudden weight loss and it happens because of revved up metabolism and because of irregular or rapid heartbeat.
It is important to know that the imbalance of the hormones might be bring back to normal and it can happen by starting important changes in the lifestyle. At first, it is important to eat raw foods, reduce stress and exercise regularly.
Dr. Emerson also said that it is important to decide whether you are eating healthy or not, are you getting enough sleep, having enough sun and exercising enough.
Dr. Schwartz also says that is it important to listen to your body. It is important to take proper care of all these things and to define the main cause of the problem and to discover the ideal natural treatment.
You might be losing sleep because of different things and you have to improve these things. The biggest control over our health can be done through finding quality resources and research and with talking with experienced doctors, individuals and experts. If you restart your thyroid using proper nutrients, you can lose weight, and the aging process can be slowed down, your energy will be improves as well as your overall health.
We present you couple of things on how to restart your thyroid:
You can restart the thyroid and it is important to combine selenium and iodized rich foods including:
• Sunflower seeds
• Brazil nuts
• Shellfish (mussels, oysters, scallops, clams, shrimp)
• Eggs (max 3 eggs in a day)
• Fish (flounder, sardines, halibut, wild salmon)
• Mushrooms (criminu, shitake, button)
• Poultry (turkey, chicken)
• Whole grains (oats, brown rice, wheat germ)
• Meat (pork, beef, lamb, liver)
• Veggies (cucumber, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, artichokes, broccoli, arugula, bean sprouts, asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, avocado, celery, bean sprouts, chives, beet greens)
• Fruits (lemons and berries)
You should avoid the following foods:
• Dairy (do not eat dairy for 20 days at least)
• Do not eat sweeteners and sugar
• Do not eat grains
• Do not eat legumes and beans
• Do not drink beer
And it is also not to follow:
• Diets with restricted calorie intake;
• Low fat diets;
• Low carbohydrate diets
It is also important to do low impact exercises for at least 60 minutes in a day:
After 30 days you can begin with doing some high intensity workout 1 to 3 times weekly:
• Weight Lifting Exercises
• Body Weight Exercises