Can a person refrain from drugs and rely upon alternative medicine to treat thyroid disease? It may depend upon the seriousness of the disease. If the person has a goiter on their thyroid, they may need and want a plastic surgeon to remove the goiter as part of the treatment. This would be a very rare case. Most cases of thyroid disease can be improved and treated with some form of alternative medicine.
The most serious type of thyroid disease is Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system is in overdrive and attacks the thyroid gland. The natural treatment for this and other forms of autoimmune disease is to take large quantities of the amino acid NAC or N-acetyl-cysteine. It is anti-aging and fights the build up of free radicals in the body. It needs selenium and Vitamin E present for complete assimilation in the body. This amino acid is very good for your liver. Tyrosine is another amino acid that helps your thyroid gland. Read more »
Hypothyroidism (also called underactive thyroid) is a condition that’s characterized by the insufficient production of hormones by the thyroid gland to meet the body’s needs.
Hypothyroidism can still be treated and is very common nowadays. One of the most effective remedies for this medical condition is to treat it with herbs.
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Cortisol is a stress hormone that is secreted by 2 small glands just above the kidneys. This hormone was put there by mother nature to help us deal with a flight or fight kind of situation that you would have had when man was running from lions or bears. Every time the body is stressed these glands release cortisol to handle the stress chemically. Its job is to convert stored energy sources into usable energy that can save your life. Today however, there is stress everywhere.
These chronic and frequent rises in cortisol are very detrimental to your mental and also your physical health. It has been linked to heart disease, high cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure, and pretty much everything else that you can think of that stress creates for your body. Other unwanted side effects of high levels of cortisol are storage of excess fat, especially around the mid section, depressed sex drive in both men and women, and the break down of muscle tissue. Read more »