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MZZCHIEF
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I have to add I've been taking Forskolin which is the roots of a coleus plant that has really helped with energy, also with high interocular pressure in my eyes.I bought the powder and take about a half teaspoon 2-3 times a day with a half a teaspoon of chlorella, an algae that is rich in a broad spectrum of minerals.

Here's something about Forskolin, more than you'll prolly want to know!
www.naturodoc.com/forskolin.htm


It doesn't hurt that its Springtime, either, with so many fun things to do outside in the garden and woods! ha

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Thanks for that rerally interesting info...it's a drop of lemon or lime juice for me in my water from now on!



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Has anyone heard of Moducare, to support a healthy immune system? It was recommended to
me by my compounding pharma.

http://www.moducare.com/pdfs/NH-Moducare.pdf

It has plant sterol and sterolins.
Going for my bloodwork on 21 may🙏 fingers crossed that my results have emoticon improved.

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I just love this site!!

I'm new to this site but have had thyroid issues for about 8 years. Hope these suggestions help . . .

My GP suggested that I take DHEA and it's helped regulate things tremendously!

Also, I learned that you need to find a doctor who will listen to your specific symptoms. If you FEEL sluggish or other symptom but your doc says "The numbers are fine.", find a different doctor. From what I understand, the T3 and T4 ranges can vary a great deal so both symptoms and numbers should be checked. My doc told me my numbers were fine then ran out the door. emoticon The next doc listened to me, changed my thyroid meds and took me off of estrogen. I feel better than ever! (still fat but I feel great! LOL)

For those of you who are taking the multi vitamins and having issues with weight loss, consider getting off the multi vitamins for a while. There are a few things in there that may be interfering with your bodies natural processes and/or you may be having a negative reaction to something in there. If you are eating right, you really shouldn't need that flood of man made chemicals.

My brief story: about 8 years ago, I started getting really dizzy (almost fainiting), hair falling out, cold, dry skin, heavy periods and a few other symptoms. doc said I was Hyperthyroid and put me on synthroid. Over the next 5 years, they struggled to get my dosage right and I gained about 20 lbs almost overnight. Since then, I have struggled and struggled to lose weight and have tried just about everything to lose it. So far, the only thing that is working cutting my calories down to about 1100 per day and thinking about the treadmill. Ok, I'm horrible. I love baked goodies and fried foods and that treadmill is a handy coat rack. HELP!



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I found an interesting article in 'First' magazine, oct 22. Issue. It talks about a new thyroid discovery called type 2 hypothyroid. Even though your blood levels ate fine you may be resistant to absorbing thyroid hormones normally. emoticon



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I also have Hashimotos. My thyroid levels are within the
Normal ranges yet I feel awful. I had anemia too
due to heavy menses. I found a natural supplement
Called blood builder that worked for me. Other iron
Building supplements didn't work. I have also had
hair loss along with a long list of other symptoms.
Wen has worked wonderfully for my hair.



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I am using spirulina powder and lime juice ice cubes for added energy.

God Bless



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i have been going through a bad time with cold intolerance from my thyroid. Does anyone have any suggestions for a supplement that can help. Have had problems with my thyroid for years. I can never seem to lose weight. I moved here from another state and was going to an endocrinologist there. I talked to my doctor here and was told that i had no issues with my thyroid because the labs says its normal when I go in.


 
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Hi all,

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when I was 19. I didn't get treatment for it at all the first few years, then I got bad treatment that I didn't follow for the next few years. I recently decided to take it seriously because I am a mess. So, I got selenium, iron, omega-3, 6 and 9, all the B vitamins, zinc and then also vitamins A, D and C. I also drink milk-thistle to help my liver with all those supplements. And now I'm looking into buying something for the hair loss and for my nails. I also have extreme iron deficiency, so my hair especially is not in a very good condition.

And thanks for the info on Chlorine, I hadn't come across that. I'll have to see if I can get it in Greece.

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Wow! I had not heard about C removing Chlorine! That is wonderful!
We did put a whole house filter in, but I don't know how much of everything it removes, so I do use a Pur, still, as well, for drinking and cooking.

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Hello!
What an awesome an insightful post! I remember reading that I should get some really expensive filter in order to solve the chlorine from my water, and it made me feel a little hopeless to avoid the issue considering I need to increase my water consumption for exercising, but at the same time I'm possibly worsening my already sluggish thyroid.So its awesome to know it only takes a little Vitamin C to help that issue cost effectively! :)



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Three products I swear by are...

Nutri-Ox Scalp Spray: When my thyroid levels change too drastically I always get a itchy, burning section on my head which leads to hair falling out in patches even if I do not touch the area. Nuri-Ox is great. I can spray it onto my scalp wherever I have the itching and it soothes the skin and prevents the hair from falling out. Instead of wigs and hair pieces, I can keep my own hair and still have my medications adjusted as needed.

Thyroid Lift by Planetary Herbals: Most thyroid supplements irritate my thyroid. I have to be very careful not to use products with iodine even though my levels are typically low. Thyroid Lift has some Ayurvedic herbs in it to treat autoimmune thyroid issues. I use the product as my daily multivitamin. It has iodine, but is the only product that has not triggered the Hashimoto's for me.

Garden of Life Perfect Food Super Greens: again, just a nutritional support that seems to help my energy level and fatigue. When I use it daily for a few months, it also seems to strengthen my hair and skin.


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MCINTYRE17
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THanks for that,

I will get some Biotin to try


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MMMDROP808
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It seems to help. I've been taking the vitamin since November, and I went from having some really drastic shedding, to virtually none.


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MCINTYRE17
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And does that help?How long till you notice a difference ?Thanks x


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MMMDROP808
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Yeah - the Biotin I've got is just an over the counter supplement. I'm pretty sure I got it from amazon as well (I've got a prime membership, and it just makes my life so much easier). It was actually a suggestion from my endo to take the supplement because of my hair falling out. I just take it once a day before bed with some of my other meds.


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Hi There,

I have been losing my hair for years, and my specialist said its just hair loss nothing to do wiht any illnesses I have or meds Iam on, can i get the stuff you were talkin about to help with hair loss??Though I have been told by several people that Regaine does help but you have to use it all the time


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Other than my multivitamin, I take 10,000mcg of Natrol Biotin for my hair. My hair had started feeling crunchy, and was falling out, but now its starting to feel like cornsilk again, and I haven't noticed excessive shedding.

I also ordered a bottle of Spring Valley Selenium 200mcg from amazon.com. It was only $6. I had read that it can help Hashimoto's people that are having conversion issues - so, what the heck. I'm only planning on taking one-a-day until I can speak with my endo about it and get her two cents.

A gadget I can't live without is my Myotape measuring tape. It just makes it super easy to measure myself. I also got that on amazon, it was $5.


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I ordered a supplement called "Thermadrol" which had great reviews on Amazon.com. Now that I have the bottle, I'm thinking I need to send it back because it has a warning for thyroid conditions. Does any one know why this type of product is bad?




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Hi All,

Im Lynsey from Scotland Uk and have had my thyroid out over a year ago due to thyroid cancer, is there anything i can get over here in the Uk to stop feeling tired all the time and to keep me upbeat and full of beans lol thanks.


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HI FITARTIST.

Does the ASTAXANTHIN help with thyroid issues? Thanks!

Bella

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt


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I too, have had a struggle with my weight, but I have been hypothyroid all my life or at least since a preteen.emoticon. After the heart attacks in 09 I did get 50 lb slimmer but I have gained 8 of those back again and I really want to lose another 30. I struggle because I am an easy keeper and cannot eat much food.emoticon. I do quite a bit of exercise but not strenuous because of my rotten hip, which will be removed on Oct 13 and replaced with a titanium one. I really need to get slimmer and it seems lately the more I exercise the weight just creeps up instead of down.
I am glad the stuff you are using is working for you. I have never heard of it in Canada and once I go into Vancouver for my operation, then I will have to stop taking all my vitamins and supplements except the dessicated thyroid. Keep on doing what you are doing if it works for you.emoticon

I am following Dr Esselstyn's book to Reverse Heart Disease.
My goal is to get one pound slimmer every week until I reach 140, and then stay there forever, healthy.


I notice that my weight always comes up as Kg but believe me, I never weighed 210 Kg LOL It should be reading pounds (that is what my scale says), and I cannot seem to change it so wanted you to know. LOL



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Glad it's working for you!

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emoticonemoticon

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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It seems like I've tried everything to lose weight: running, wearing a pedometer, counting calories, drinking more water, eating on a strict schedule, eating "mindfully", P90X, setting up a home gym, packing lunch and snacks for work, various supplements, and for one reason or another, none of these has done the trick for me. Then, almost on a whim, a few weeks ago I started taking Thyroid Helper by Wellness Resources, and have been losing .5 pound a week consistently. It seems too good to be true, but I can't argue with success. (And from the information that I've found on line the risks are slim to none, although you never know for sure.)

As far as I know my thyroid is fine, but I have symptoms that are consistent with hypothyroidism. My cholesterol is high though. (This is genetic and not related to my diet.) I'll be interested to see if my blood cholesterol levels have decreased the next time I get it tested. It's probably time to find myself a good Endocrinologist.

Stay tuned....

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thanks for the infoemoticon

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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My tip is to add crystalline ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to your tap water to get the chlorine out!

Why bother to remove chlorine from your drinking water?

Chlorine is great for getting pathogens out of your water, but its not good for the thyroid.
Its its a halogen that interferes with thyroid hormone production.

Additionally some of the chlorine in our water supply binds with organic matter in the water and turns into chloramine, which is thought to be a carcinogen.

So why not just sidestep the whole issue and add a wee bit of Crystalline C to your water?

Crystalline C, aka powdered vitamin C, is simply C, with none of the fillers you'll find in a capsule or pill. Its concentrated, its pure C.

How pure?
A 1/4 teaspoon of the powder provides 2083% of the RDA.
So you do NOT want to overdo it... like any other nutrient, excess isn't better, its overdose.

Its reasonably priced with 8 oz going for between $8 -12 online or at your health food store. This will last a VERY long time as you only need a peppercorn sized blob to dechlorinate a gallon of water instantly.


When you're out, ask for a lime or lemon wedge for your water. Since both are full of C, it does the same thing. If you don't like using the powdered c, use some lemon juice. I repurposed an empty juice jar for my water, which I keep chillin in the fridge.

C is also good for helping with the absorption of your thyroid hormone and its conversion of your thyroid medication (t4) to the active form t3 in the gut. Not to mention being great for your skin... its an essential part of collagen, the protien that keeping yours skin supple and wrinkle free.


Here's a whole page of choices:
www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=
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I take quite a few supplements. Some of my faves are ASTAXANTHIN and my "Momma's Little Helper" organic tea from Dave's Teas. It contains VALRIA (nature's valium). I started drinking it when I was getting bad panic attacks.

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Hey Team!

Welcome to the Healthy Stuff We Like Forum!
We felt that we needed a forum to pool the collective wisdom of the team, a positive happy place to share things that make our lives more enjoyable.

Since we expect a large response, initially we'll have three sticky threads.
Yes, this is my misguided attempt to impose some sort of order on chaos.
ha

NOTE: if you've got some healthy tip that does not fit within these 3 catagories, OR you'd just like to start a thread of your own, please feel free to do so!

The 3 stickies are:

1. Lotions and Potions... at home beauty recipes you concocted, additions you've made to existing commercial formulas, commercial beauty products you've used and liked... AND those that didn't meet your expectations. Okay so that may not be positive. But its positive if you warn someone else off a bad product.

2. Supplements, Herbals and Teas... Just like it says. Also valuable is where you got the best deal... cuz there's no such thing as "extra money".

3. Gadgets ... this would be anything from blenders to gym equipment/workout clothes and everything in between. Keep it G-rated, please!

As for the rest of the Health Stuff We Like forum, individual threads can be used for healthy foods you enjoy... and ways to prepare them... tips or tricks you use to make life more enjoyable... or anything that won't go under a specific sticky thread heading.

You know you have a healthy tip you're just dying to share.
So what are you waiting for?

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