Can Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods Cure Hypothyroidism?
Can Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods Cure Hypothyroidism?
By Dr. Eric Osansky | Submitted On August 22, 2010
Most people with hypothyroidism take thyroid hormone daily for the rest of their life. And while thyroid hormone can do a good job of managing the symptoms of a hypothyroid condition (although not always), many people are beginning to turn towards a natural thyroid treatment protocol in an attempt to restore the function of their thyroid gland, so they won’t need to take synthetic or natural thyroid hormone forever.
However, some people who have thought about following a natural thyroid treatment protocol question both the safety and effectiveness of these treatment methods. The truth is that not everyone has a hypothyroid condition that can be cured through natural thyroid treatment methods. On the other hand, many people who were told they would need to take thyroid hormone for the rest of their life have had their health restored back to normal through natural treatment methods.
How Do Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods Work?
The way natural thyroid treatment methods work is by getting to the underlying cause of the disorder. What’s important to understand is that in most cases the malfunctioning thyroid gland is not the actual cause of the hypothyroid disorder. Most cases of hypothyroidism are caused by other compromised areas of the body, which then leads to malfunctioning of the thyroid gland.
For example, due to poor eating habits and an inability to deal with chronic stress, many people have weak adrenal glands. As a result of this problem, other areas of the body will frequently become affected, including the immune system, digestive tract, and yes, the thyroid gland. This happens because when someone has weak adrenals, their body goes into a catabolic state, meaning that it is breaking down. When this happens, the body will try to slow down this process, and will therefore look to slow down the thyroid gland.
In this scenario, treating the thyroid gland might help reduce or perhaps even eliminate the symptoms, but until one addresses the actual cause of the thyroid gland (in this case the weak adrenals), it will be impossible to cure this condition. So in this case it would be impossible to cure the hypothyroid condition by focusing on the thyroid gland. In summary, a natural thyroid treatment protocol will look to address the actual cause of the disorder, whether it be the adrenal glands, or another compromised area of the body.
Dealing With “Tough” Cases Of Hypothyroidism
If you have become hypothyroid due to surgery of the thyroid gland or by receiving radioactive iodine therapy, then you might wonder if a natural thyroid treatment protocol can cure your condition. If your thyroid gland has been completely removed through surgery, then obviously your condition can’t be cured. On the other hand, many people who have had partial removal of their thyroid gland or who have received RAI can still benefit from natural thyroid treatment methods.
Of course under these circumstances there is no way to guarantee that your condition will be cured, but it is definitely worth a try, especially when compared to the other options you have. Many people who have thyroid surgery or receive RAI assume they can’t be helped through a natural thyroid treatment protocol, which isn’t always the case. The body has an amazing ability to regenerate, so as long as the thyroid gland hasn’t been completely removed there still is a chance for the thyroid gland to manufacture enough thyroid hormone on its own.
The Risks Of Self-Treating Your Hypothyroid Condition
While it might seem easy enough to treat hypothyroidism naturally on your own, especially with all of the nutritional supplements being made readily available for purchase, the truth is that doing so is risky, and usually at best will deliver sub-optimal results. Just remember that in order to cure a hypothyroid condition this involves more than just taking nutritional supplements, as there are other factors involved with any effective natural thyroid treatment protocol.
There are many thyroid support supplements and thyroid boosters being sold online and in retail stores, and while some of them might help manage your symptoms slightly, most are a complete waste of money. So your best chance at receiving optimal results is to consult with a holistic doctor who specializes in thyroid disorders. If they determine that you are a good candidate for a natural thyroid treatment protocol then they will put together an individualized treatment plan to help restore your health back to normal.
How To Find A Competent Natural Endocrine Doctor
Finding a good natural endocrine doctor is no easy task. This doesn’t mean you can’ receive great results by consulting with a “general” holistic doctor, such as a naturopathic physician. Without question this is usually a better option than just taking the advice of your endocrinologist or primary care physician without receiving a second opinion. But while a “general” natural doctor might be able to help, in my opinion you should first try to see if you can schedule an appointment with a holistic doctor who deals with thyroid conditions on a regular basis.
In order to find such a doctor you could of course perform a search online, going to your favorite search engine and typing in the words “Natural Endocrine Doctor”. If you happen to know someone who has a thyroid disorder who sought the advice of a natural doctor and received great results, this without question would be the best option. In my free guide I offer on my website entitled “The 6 Steps On How To Treat Your Thyroid Condition Naturally” I provide some resources to help you find a competent natural endocrine doctor. The link to this website is provided at the end of this article.
In any case, natural thyroid treatment methods can potentially help with your hypothyroid condition, and these treatment methods are definitely worth looking into as a way to restore your health back to normal. Not only can these treatment methods be extremely effective, but when under the guidance of a competent healthcare professional they are also very safe. When you think about it, there really is very little to lose by giving natural thyroid treatment methods a try.
Dr. Eric Osansky is a licensed healthcare professional who personally used natural thyroid treatment methods to restore his health when he was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disorder. For more information on how to use Natural Hypothyroid Treatment methods to restore your health back to normal, including a free video and 46-page guide that shows you how to treat your thyroid disorder naturally, please visit his website at www.NaturalEndocrineSolutions.com.
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