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to iThyroid--the Internet center for the
investigation of the nutritional correction of Thyroid
Read this!! The
information on this site is for experimental purposes only. There is no
scientific proof that thyroid disease can be corrected nutritionally. The
editor of this site is not a doctor and has no formal medical training. What works for one
person may be dangerous for another. Consult a qualified nutritionist who
knows your health condition before commencing any supplement program.
New to the Site? Check out these
What's New at iThyroid?
- 10-15-05 Mary Shomon's new
book is out with a lot of good information including a chapter on my
nutritional protocol for correcting hyperthyroidism. Her book is called
"Living well with Grave's Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor
Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know."
Calcium and Magnesium---the key to avoiding irregular heart rate.
- 2-11-01 New
page called "Latest Ideas" with new
thoughts on potassium.
- 9-15-00 Phthalates
and DHEA. New information suggests that these
hypolipidemic agents may promote hyperthyroidism.
- 8-13-00 Boron:
Studies show that boron is critical for magnesium and calcium metabolism,
raises serum copper levels, increases estrogen and testosterone, and is
probably very important for the control of thyroid disease, especially
Tests for Thyroid Function
By Elaine A. Moore
- 6-14-00 Chocolate--High
cadmium content makes it a negative for those with thyroid disease, despite
the fact that it is high in copper.
- 6-1-00 Cadmium
Sources in our food, air, and water. Book excerpt identifies many
cadmium sources. A MUST read for everyone!!
- 5-25-00 Certain
foods called tyramines, such as chocolate, wine, beer, and bananas can
contribute to headaches, hypertension, and possibly hyperthyroidism in
certain individuals. Take a look at Tyramines,
MAO and MAOI, in the new Deeper
- 5-21-00 Mercury
file rewritten. Mercury
toxicity from dental fillings is a major health problem and a significant
factor in thyroid disease and anemia. Mercury accumulation can be
accelerated significantly by the consumption of milk and probably by
- 5-5-00 ANEMIA
is highly associated with thyroid disease. In fact, anemia may be the
beginning of thyroid disease. Hyperthyroidism may be copper-deficiency
anemia and hypothyroidism may be iron-deficiency anemia. Click
here to read about Anemia.
- 5-5-00 New hypothesis why milk adversely
affects hypers: MILK
- 4-26-00 Don't get iron deficient! Read
the story of how I got iron deficient so it doesn't happen to you.
- 4-25-00 Read about Cadmium.
It appears that cadmium is a (or maybe the) prime
cause of thyroid disease.
- 4-23-00 New section for hypers: Getting
- 4-21-00 Where to get a hair
analysis. Hair analysis.
- New information on Drinking
- New 4-14-00 Medical
Treatments for Graves'.
- New 4-12-00 Bone
and Teeth Problems
If you have thyroid disease, what should
you do? Follow these steps:
- Don't get hurt.
is dangerous and kills. Get to a doctor and get antithyroid
medications to prevent heart failure. Be careful though. Many people get
persuaded into undergoing RAI before becoming informed about the dangers. Educate yourself
first. Read the section RAI
or not RAI? If you have hypothyroidism, take replacement hormone.
I've seen no evidence that not taking hormone will stimulate your thyroid to
work harder. Nutrition may reverse the hypothyroidism, but until then
take hormone. Read about the hormone choices, Synthroid or Armour, on HypoT
- Explore the Section, "New
to the Site?" above.
- Become your own doctor.
put your life in someone else's hands because they don't care as much about
you as you do. Don't trust anyone else, including me. Do your
own research. This site is devoted to research into the nutritional
basis of disease, but this work is experimental. Nothing you will read
at this site or hear from anyone else has been proven to work 100% of the
time. You have to find your own path.
assembled a lot of information from observations from my own disease
experiences, others experiences, and published scientific studies. The
deeper you go into this site the more detailed information you'll find. Read
the information here and then do your own research. You may discover
something critically important that no one has found before.
to the bulletin board and tell your story and experiences. We all
learn from those stories. When you find something that works for you
report back to the group. We make progress by all helping each
- Post your story.
you have success or failure following a particular strategy, write all the
details down and send it to me BU007@aol.com
for posting under the appropriate disease
This way there will be a permanent record that everyone can refer to so that
the story won't have to be told over and over.
This site is for everyone.
statistics tell us that about 5-10% of the population have or will get thyroid
disease, my estimation is that at least 80% of the population has nutritional
deficiencies that result in reduced mental and physical capacities and which
could eventually lead to degenerative diseases like thyroid disease and other
This site has health and nutritional information that is not
available anywhere else. Dig in and I think you'll find the study of
nutrition incredibly fascinating. You may find the nugget of information
that will lead you to correct your disease condition. If you don't find
it, ask on the bulletin board.
Confused by Nutrition?
Don't worry, everyone
is confused. It's complicated. However, it's making more sense all
Many people discount nutrition because of all the conflicting
information. One day food X is found good for you; next day food X is
found bad for you. What do you do? Give up or dig deeper? I
If people can nutritionally correct diseases which are not
understood by mainstream medical practitioners like hyperthyroidism and
hypothyroidism, then anything is possible.
In my opinion, If you have a disease, including the
autoimmune diseases, it's probably due to a nutritional deficiency and can be
corrected. Mainstream medicine isn't looking into the nutritional
correction of these diseases, but here we are.
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