100 Pounds Overweight, What to Do to Get Healthy

Posted by Shirley (Kentucky) on 10/02/2006

This is a question for Ted. Ted, I am 42 years old, over- weight,hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, and was a heavy smoker. As of February8, 2006, I have quit smoking, but I have also added another 30 pounds to my5'10" frame. I'm at least 100 pounds overweight. I was always healthy until the birth of my son 13 years ago(they believe that is when my thyroids became the way they are. My question to you is: Where do I begin? How do become healthy again? I know I need to exercise, so I am planning my exercise routine, I know I need to take supplements, but what, and how many? I have NO energy, depressed have the time. I am on Synthroid meds,200mg. I take 2 tbls of ACV 3 times a day (Straight) no mixing. I want to thank everyone at this web sight. I love to read the work that is being done with natural cures. Thanks again.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Pregnancy often causes the mother to be deficiency in many nutrients. This is why a mother is very sick after having a child.

Overweight is usually due to hormonal imbalances. Which hormonal are causing the imbalances is another issue. However, before going into the hormonal route, you need to remove heavy metals, raise your body's antioxidants. Sure it sounds vague, but here is more specific plans:

1. Add 1/4 teaspoon of dead sea salts to one liter of water. It have some trace mineral that will correct whatever imbalances the body have.

2. ACV one tablespoon 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water, taken twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. This will correct buffers the body needs to achieve a pH balance.

3. Take some antioxidants, such as alpha lipoic acid 200 mg, biotin, vitamin B complex.

4. After taking the above for about 3 weeks, then try to correct hormonal imbalances, such as 12 mg/day of DHEA and see if it works for you. If not then try licorice extract, which have certain hormonal like qualities Evening Primrose can be taken on indefinitely and will correct some hormonal imbalances, usual dose is 1 -2 gram/day. Cod liver oil should help.

If the hormones are balanced, then weight loss should be helped. However some people experience weight loss just taking only ACV, and some after taking B5, but for me I got weight loss from taking DHEA and taking plenty of Alpha Lipoic Acid and biotin.

Lecithin is most important. Take one tablespoon along with every meal. It will remove the fats easier and I have seen weight loss, initially anyway. I have also experience weight loss from lecithin, alpha lipoic acid, DHEA, bee pollen, while taking B5 have given me energy levels higher. But some people energy levels get higher on just taking vitamin E also.

Heavy metals can block you weight loss program if you are already high in it. So take a urinary test for heavy metals. If it is there, a simple way to stop this is simply adding 1/4 teaspoon of EDTA per liter of water instead of putting in the dead sea sea salts.

How to lose weight does not work for everyone, and exercise is obviously true. However, raising your thyroid can be done by taking more organically available iodine as in kelp, zinc acetate 50 mg/day, and melatonin every night I have seen often causes weight loss, especially those who have difficulty sleeping.

One obvious ways to lose weight besides taking supplements is to do the fasting, on weekly basis, of course. Not to lose weight as an objective, but to detoxify the body. And by detoxification, you will in the end lose weight. Ted