Most of us have Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Its an autoimmune condition.
What happens is that our bodies mistakenly make antibodies... the things that fight infection... to two substances that our thyroid makes. It thinks these two things are germs... and fights them. IN the process of getting to them, thyroid tissue becomes collateral damage. That's why the thyroid gets inflamed and enlarged, thats why you get nodules and goiter. All of that is because of these two auto-antibodies we've made.
The two substances are:
* an enzyme that helps make thyroid hormone called Thyroid Peroxidase... or TPO.
* a protein that is the "raw material" of thyroid hormone, known as Thyroglobulin
Scientists aren't sure why our body makes this mistake. There is some speculation that people who have gluten intolerance and continue to eat grains alike wheat, barley and rye, are more susceptible, as the gluten protein resembles Thyroglobulin. Other theories are that an infection like lyme disease, yersinia or some other pathogen are responsible. Still others point at the higher rate of thyroid disease in women, and propose its the disruption of the immune system necessary for a woman to carry a child, and cells from the child crossing the placenta into the blood stream as a cause. There's also thought that the ballet ofmonth cycles women go thru, all the release and shifting of the hormones, predisposes women to something going wrong, the body making a mistake.
No one knows for sure.
It may be one or a combination of things that causes it.
To answer your question... some people do stablize and can get off hormones. Others... there's been too much damage to the thyroid and they have to take supplemental thyroid hormone for the remainder of their lives.
Thankfully its one of the least expensive drugs. Walmart's generic is $4 a month!
The yeast is called Nutritional Yeast.
I really like the taste... it comes in powdered or flake form, I prefer the flake.
I get the Sprouts brand when its on sale. Its great stirred into soup at the table (B vitamins are heat sensitive so you don't want to "cook" it), sprinkled on veggies, or in green smoothies.
Here's something about it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast
I don't know how old your kids are, but now might be a good time to get them to help you around the house... at least as far as taking responsibility for their bathroom and bedrooms goes. If they're ten or older, they can start doing their own laundry. They are going to have to learn sooner or later!
Another idea is to work until around 9:30 and stop.
If whatever doesn't get done, then leave it. When people complain, explain you need help.
What you might discover, is that they don't even notice. LOL
Bottom line is that you are doing too much. And you have to stop for the sake of your health, that's basically what your doc said.
As for vitamin C, I like the powdered ascorbic acid I get in 8 oz jars. Its pure C, it has nothing else in it. A 1/8 of a spoonful is 1081% of your RDA for C. So a little goes a long way. I drink distilled water now, but when I drank tap or when I use tap water now to soak my produce, I put C in it. For drinking, I'd put in about a peppercorn sized amount to a gallon jug of water.
Hope this helps!
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