Remedies for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by J on 08/17/2007

Hello Dear Parhat! My name is Jessica. I have been reading this website and I faund it very good. Can somebody help me with thyroid problem? Hashimoto thyroiditis. Some natural remedy. Is AVC a good remedy for this problem? Thank you for your help. Love and Light

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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Hashimoto thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid where autoimmunity can initially cause the hyperthyroid, or in a longer term one results in also hypothyroid condition. Most people I know with autoimmunity regardless of the kinds of autoimmunity often the heavy metals and fungus or candida issues can sometimes be noted.

A simplest remedy in my opinion, but not necessarily resolve the real cause is the use of lavender oil applied topically around the neck area to reduce that inflammation of the thyroid and also lavender have certain antifungal properties which is useful against such condition if those are the cause. Lavender oil works by transdermal absorption, goes through the skin and goes directly to the offending inflammed glands, in this case the thyroid glands. Certain antibiotics potential of clove oil is a possibility added about 1 drops in a one liter drinking water, well shaken can also help at least for me in some reduction of weaknesses and lack of energy, which is common inhypothyroid individuals or perhaps some sickness where weaknesses is seen. Clove oil is warming as well as it having antibiotics potential that may also rid of the offending microbes causing the said condition.

As to the lavender oil, it can be applied three times or four times a day. Certain hospital medication may worsen the condition and may worsen hashimoto thyroiditis from frequent antibiotics, frequent vaccination, sugar diet, and oily food. Those results in the body to become acidic (antibiotics causes the body to become more acid), initiating either a fungus, mycoplasma to grow around the glandular areas initiating a condition of inflammation.

Basically the body's terrain is what is causing those microbes to grow in the first place (its a fertile round and our bad dietary habits make good fertilizers for them), and in some cases vaccinations (which are the source of mycoplasma living and heavy metals) as they generally grow in acidic conditions also.

Oily dietary foods block normal hormone function, sugar provides foods for mycoplasma and other yeast condition, while it is the accumulation of heavy metals from frequent antibiotics use makes an ideal food for mycoplasma and fungus like organism. Our modern diets actually are high in sugar, acid forming (bleached flour, common table salt, etc.), chemical toxins and heavy metals, and oily vegetables if we compared to a diets our original ancestors ate which are comprised of non-processed food.

Heavy metals are retained much more whenever a diet is excess in oily food (heavy metals are hydrophobic), mycobacterium are anaerobes so they use sugar as a nutrient and heavy metals to protect themselves. Antibiotic get destroyed easily in presence of heavy metal by oxidation and hence the "antibiotic resistance" from such use, but in this case from excess heavy metals making antibiotics less effective. Hence, reduction of accumulated heavy metals in people can reduce the resistance of antibiotics, but the antibiotics itself is somewhat acid forming.

Common supplements used are anti-fungals supplements such as vitamin D3 or D4, vitamin K2 (immune system, antifungal), magnesium, zinc, selenium, iodine, vitamin B3 niacinamide, artemisinin, chinese parsley, kelp, soy, and isoflavones.

However other supplements that are synergistic with iodine are quite necessary such as natural vitamin A and vitamin E as well. Vitamin E may lower the inflammation, however selenium has antifungal properties, but yet are also a necessary nutrition. My own observation if niacinamide B3 also have certain cleansing properties in itself which might reduce inflammation of the thyroid.

However it must not be forgotten that in the cases of those I am aware of are due to mycoplasma in nature and hence are fungus.

In which case, two remedies are antifungals are the 1/8 teaspoon (woman's dose) borax diluted in one liter of drinking water usually done between once a week to three times a week, and baking soda 1/4 teaspoon plus potassium bicarbonate 1/4 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water. In event potassium bicarbonate is notobtainable, then potassium citrate. In event potassium cannot be found, then the remedy has to be altered to 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (NEVER baking powder) in 1/2 glass of water two times a day on an empty stomach once in the morning and once before bedtime. Normal bowel movements such as three times a day, equivalent to the number of meals in a day, can also reduce the symptoms are severity of the condition, by reducing the toxins in the body. However most people won't have normal 3 times a day bowel movements which creates toxin overload, resulting in easier inflammation.

Magnesium has often been ignored of having antibiotics potentials when we compared against zinc for example, And some magnesium supplements but I prefer magnesium citrate while magnesium bicarbonates are harder to use (its magnesium carbonate in bubbling carbon dioxide or carbonated water) as it is alkalizing, while the most alkaline magnesium, magnesium hydroxide are relatively difficult to absorb.

As to the wormwood (artemisia or artemisinin), chinese parsley (coriander), 10% sodium thiosulfate solution, cod liver oil for example, those have heavy metal chelating properties which reduces the free heavy metals which obviously are free radicals that may cause such inflammation in itself, but also provides nutrtion or protection of the offending microbes, such as mycoplasma. By reducing the heavy metals, sugar and especially the fructose (corn syrup), the organism starves and the inflammation is reduced. In event of a boron deficiency as boron are antifungal in itself, those lack of it can also remotely cause thyroid inflammation as the offending mycobacterium grows from the lack of anti fungals, such as selenium or boron. The proper use of chinese parsley, depending on how much some people can tolerate it. The less the toleration, the greater is the heavy metals accumulated in the body. So it is likely that a child with ADHD (often due to heavy metals as the cause) can tolerat only 2-3 leaves at a time, while a normal person like me can easily eat 1/2 kilogram or a pound of chinese parsley without any ill effects. Generally therefore, we can assume most people who have problems, might also have heavy metals in which case a chinese parsley can be taken only less perhaps just a tablespoon of it with plenty of water.

Niacinamide B3 has certain interesting cleansing properties that I noticed, which prevents the microbials from attaching and forming colonies also. Niacinamide, I think I would likely take about 300 mg a day for 5 days out of a week, while the b complex I would take two days out of a week so prevent vitamin B imbalances.

Liver also plays an important role in detoxification in which event the acetate portion of vinegar (liver detoxes them by acetylation, so the process is somewhat similar) in which case 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 1/2 glass (at least) of water is used. That's taken twice a day on an empty stomach. Certain other interesting detoxification supplements, and hence with less toxins, less inflammation of the thyroid is also seen as helpful such as N Acetyl Cysteine, 500 mg, perhaps three times a week. Sodium thiosulfate 10% solution usually found in aquarium pet shops well labeled, no coloring, are sold as dechlorinators which can be added to drinking water to remove chlorine and especially neutralization of oxidizing chemical toxins buildup in the liver. The dose I would likely use is anywhere from 3 drops to a maximum of 12 drops in one glass of water, with a median dose of about 6 drops. The sodium thiosulfate removes free heavy metals. On the other hand, tannins also removes certain kinds of metals such as iron, and free metal iron are something microbes tend to flourish also or at least hide themselves against invading white blood cells or antibiotics.

Thus, green tea might be helpful, although the problem about green tea is the possibility of above average fluorides found in tea, in which case, chelating or removing fluorides using a small amount of borax may help.

However, other halogens which compete against iodine in the thyroid such as bromine, fluorine, and chlorine can also result in hypothyroid as they compete for the same place, and those should be removed from diets, or reduced, such as chlorinated water, fluoridated water, fluoridated toothpaste, excess insecticides use (which has fluorides).