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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Holistic (alternative, natural) help (and cure?) for hyperthyroidism

Related: Lemon Balm tea [aka Melissa: Young Living carries the oil version of this herb] has been shown to inhibit the division of tumor cells. It may also be beneficial to those with Grave’s disease-studies indicate that the herb slightly inhibits the thyroid-stimulating hormone and restricts Grave’s disease, a hyperthyroid condition.
Related: "Sweet Melissa": Young Living Essential Oil for depression, anxiety, herpes, and vertigo
Related: Do you have a goiter? Take a look at this link.

I recently decided to seek out a doctor that would discuss with me (without giving me a hard time) some natural ways I was using to try to tackle hyperthyroid. I was successful in finding a physician, and after he spoke with me and looked at my blood results over the last couple of years, he felt I should continue on my same regimen; that I was on a positive path.

Young Living Wintergreen Essential OilI have been taking 10 mg of Methimazole daily (on occasion 15 mg) for the last ten years for hyperthyroid, and am still doing so. Within the last two years, I've added a product that was recommended by and obtained through my acupuncturist called Thyrodex by Evergreen Herbs. I took four capsules three times a day with meals for several months and after receiving my regular blood test (I go at six month intervals) I was thrilled to see my Free T3 went from 4.56 to 2.95. I am also using Young Living's Wintergreen Essential Oil (which is listed under "First Recommendations for Hyperthyroid Graves Disease") in the Essential Oil Desk Reference, rubbing 2-4 drops (along with a similar amount of V-6 Oil, or more when required, like after a hot shower or sauna) on my neck over my thyroid/goiter 2-3 times a day, and, since I've been doing so, my TSH has gone from .01 to 3.41, which is remarkable; I originally felt it might be an error.

Image of Thyrodex bottle from Evergreen Herbs
[Update: In October of 2010, my new doctor dropped my Methimazole to 5 mg a day (after I changed my diet to exclude dairy, wheat, and gluten, which I had just found out I was allergic to). My current blood results are TSH: 1.13, and Free T3: 3.2. This is the first time ever in ten years I've taken this small of a dose of Methimazole, and after the first couple of weeks, I'm feeling okay (the elimination of the allergens certainly has benefited me as well). Thank you, Young Living and Evergreen Herbs.]

[Update: 12-16-13. Here are my most recent blood test results. TSH: 4.03, and Free T3: 2.8. I continue to take Methimazole at 5 mg a day along with 8 capsules (instead of 12) of Thyrodex, while continuing to use Young Living's Wintergreen Oil directly on my thyroid/goiter every day as per above. I had a blood test previously on 8-29-13 (and this was when I had run out of Wintergreen, and I hadn't replaced the bottle for several months) and my TSH dipped to .14. I could only think that the Wintergreen was making the difference, and lo and behold, when I started using it again, the TSH went back to normal (as is shown above in my 12-16-13 lab report), so make of that what you will, but I plan on always having a bottle of Young Living's "therapeutic" Wintergreen Oil on hand.]

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