Doctors keep getting this hidden epidemic wrong

There is a disease that copycats the “normal” effects of aging. It strikes women seven times more frequently than men.

It’s a hidden epidemic.

Yet if you’re a woman and you go to your doctor and tell them you have fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, loss of libido, or unexplained hair loss, more often than not they’re going to tell you it’s normal, you’re getting older, just accept it.

Heck, they’re probably going to tell you you’re “depressed” and give you Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Paxil, Effexor or Zoloft. That’s just the modern form of telling a woman she’s “hysterical” as far as I’m concerned.

But this epidemic of hypothyroidism does have one major thing in common with aging — diminished or faulty hormone production. So doctors often miss the diagnosis.

When someone is officially diagnosed with the disease, the medical establishment goes right to the medicine cabinet and prescribes synthetic hormones. Now you have to take these for the rest of your life because these artificial hormones cause the body to stop producing its own thyroid hormones permanently. And did you know these drugs also, little by little, kill off your thyroid tissue? They destroy your thyroid gland permanently.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative treatment. In hypothyroidism cases, the thyroid gland is simply being suppressed, meaning the effects are still reversible.

Here are several natural ways to reverse hypothyroidism.

  • Increase iodine consumption — The thyroid needs iodine to function properly.
  • Eliminate and discard all non-stick cookware
  • Eliminate soy — Soy suppresses thyroid functions by disrupting iodine usage. It has been shown to cause goiters in previously healthy individuals.
  • Adhere to an alkaline diet — This is extremely helpful when curing any chronic disease.
  • Balance estrogen levels  — Excess estrogen slows down the thyroid gland. Eliminate birth control medications, increase fiber in your diet, avoid all non-organic meats and reduce dairy intake.
  • Avoid all sources of fluoride — Fluoride suppresses the thyroid and is likely the leading cause of hypothyroidism. Drink spring water, avoid soft drinks, use fluoride-free toothpaste and use a shower filter.
  • Zinc and selenium — Studies indicate that severe zinc or selenium deficiencies can cause decreased thyroid hormone levels.
  • Coconut oil — Coconut oil encourages the production of the thyroid hormone. Buy organic, cold-pressed coconut oil from a health food store.
  • Avoid canola oil — Canola oil interferes with the production of thyroid hormones.

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Virginia Tims-Lawson

By Virginia Tims-Lawson

Virginia Tims-Lawson has dedicated her life to researching and studying natural health after her mother had a stroke that left her blind in one eye at the age of 47, and her grandmother and two great uncles died from heart attacks. Spurred by her family history, Virginia’s passion to improve her and her family’s health through alternative practices, nutrients and supplements has become a mission she shares through her writing. She is founder of the nutritional supplement company Peak Pure & Natural®.