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Hypothyroidism: A Search For the Cure: An Update

thyroid_glandIf you read my recent post (Hypothyroidism a search for the cure) you’ll know that I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism—for the second time.  I was diagnosed several years earlier and after changing my diet I was cured of hypothyroidism, but I’ve since stopped doing the things which had cured me the first time, and I’ve been diagnosed, again.  I’m committed to healing myself the natural way, again, and to help others with their search for a cure, I wanted to document it here (also, remember, I’m not a doctor, this is just my experience and thoughts, etc.).

As an update, here’s what I’m doing to help me along in my search for a cure:

I’ve stopped eating broccoli, green peppers, and celery–unless they’re cooked.

I’ve stopped eating peanuts.

I’ve begun eating a spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil every day. 

I make sure to workout three times a week–at the very least going for a forty-five minute walk.

I’ve committed to reducing stress in my life and just completed a month long meditation weekly meditation class.

I’ve also had an hour long meeting with Dr. Mark Mincolla .   Dr. Mincolla is all about natural healing and had cured his own hypothyroidism.  We had a nice meeting and he did this thing where he puts tubes up to my throat and then tried to push my arm down while holding the tube there.  It’s suppose to show what foods weaken my system and which don’t.  On his recommendation I should no longer eat wheat, any type of nuts, or potatoes (along with all the foods mentioned above–and he liked the idea of a spoonful of coconut oil every day).  I’m not sure I buy into what he says, just because it seemed so odd, but he was recommended by a friend I respect, so I figured I’d give it a try.

As of today I feel as though I have no symptoms of hypothyroidism but I’ll be tested again in January and that will be the real “official,” test.