Thyroid Illness: Learn Alternative Healing Methods and Find a Better Doctor

Do you have a thyroid illness like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? Do you know someone who does? Well if you answered yes to one or both of these questions then I think you should know about a website that may provide you with the help and resources you need to turn around your health and begin the road to recovery. Izabella Wentz is a popular speaker on thyroid health, a licensed pharmacist and a Hashimoto’s survivor, her website Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D1 has resources that you may find valuable.

If you would like to personally connect with a doctor who will use alternative methods of healing instead of just loading you up with pharmaceutical drugs that may lead to more problems later on or tell you to remove your thyroid then you could use her Contact page to find such a doctor. On this contact page, you could access links to three resources that will assist you in locating a health professional that could provide you with alternative approaches to health and healing. The Institute for Functional Medicine Database2 will help you find a functional doctor who will seek to understand the underlying root cause of your symptoms and treat you more holistically than a regular doctor who relies on giving prescription drugs to mask symptoms but who does not seek to identify the root cause of those symptoms and heal the real underlying problem. Functional doctors treat a range of illnesses, so you could use this database if you want help for other types of health conditions, not just thyroid-related ones. I highly recommend that you bookmark the Institute for Functional Medicine website or write down the web address, since you may want to refer to it multiple times to help yourself and/or others. On the same contact page you could find a link to The Thyroid Pharmacist Database that features clinicians recommended by patients and have shown interest in Dr. Wentz’s work. Also, you will find a link to the list of knowledgeable clinicians3 maintained by the ZRT Lab.

In addition, it would be a good idea to look at the other information that is contained on Dr. Wentz’s website, including articles, to learn more about thyroid illness and how you could help yourself or someone else.

So many people seem to have problems with their thyroid, it is my sincere hope that this information will help you or someone else.

Footnotes

  1. https://thyroidpharmacist.com/
  2. https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/
  3. https://myzrt.zrtlab.com/tools/FindProvider
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Keto Info: Go from Interested to Informed about the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet (referred to as the “keto diet” or “keto” for short) is currently one of the most popular diet trends on the Internet today and for good reason. The ketogenic diet is being used for a variety of reasons, which include losing weight, battling cancer, treating autism and helping those suffering from epilepsy.

Rather than being a new fad, the ketogenic diet was used as far back as the 1920s for reducing seizures in pediatric epilepsy cases. In addition to epilepsy, the ketogenic diet is being highlighted as a treatment for those with mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.1 Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, “a ketogenic diet may be well suited for improving cancer outcomes, autoimmunity, neurological disorders, and metabolic disorders alike.”2

Summary of the Ketogenic Diet

In a nutshell, the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb, moderate protein diet.

On a “strict” (standard) keto diet, fats typically provides about 70 percent to 80 percent of total daily calories, protein about 15 percent to 20 percent, and carbohydrates just around 5 percent.3

The goal of the ketogenic diet is to go from burning glucose (sugar) for fuel, which is what most of us burn and what our body favours as a fuel source, to burning fat for fuel instead.4 When blood levels drop to a certain point, your body goes from burning glucose for energy to burning ketones for energy. Ketones are produced by the liver from both dietary and body fat. They are water-soluble compounds formed from fatty acids that cross into the cellular mitochondria where they are metabolized for energy.

While most people use meat in their ketogenic diets it is possible to do vegetarian or vegan versions of the diet. These non-meat keto versions are much more restrictive than a meat keto diet, but allow vegetarians and vegans to experience the benefits of a ketogenic diet without sacrificing their dietary principles. A vegan keto diet that shuns all animal-based products is more restrictive than a vegetarian keto diet that allows eggs and dairy products, but both are possible with keto. Actually, some of the key foods on all keto diets, including those with meat, are vegan like coconut milk and oil, olive oil, avocados and high-fat nuts like macadamias. See the Extra Resources section for links to an article and video talking about How to Follow a Vegan Ketogenic Diet.

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California senator proposes law that could restrict online freedom of speech on vaccines

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Our rights and freedoms our being stripped away at an alarming rate – from censorship of independent media to authoritarian vaccine laws. The land of the free is becoming more and more the land of the controlled. Californians may become even more enslaved than they already are if a disturbing, anti-freedom bill called “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan” is passed.1

The essence of bill SB1424 is this:

Any person operating an Internet site in California would be obligated to develop a strategic plan to verify any news stories shared on the site. The plan must also have measures to mitigate the spread of false information by using fact-checkers to verify the stories and provide outreach to social media users. A “fake news” warning must be placed on any news story that contains false information.

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Keto Edge Summit with Dr. Jockers

Free Online Ketogenic Diet Summit from May 7-13, 2018

Are you interested in the Ketogenic diet? There is an online summit hosted by Dr. Jockers that will be streamed for free online in May 7-13, 2018, but you have to register with your email and first name at this site: http://urltag.net/CIW3R

The site says there are free gifts for registering which you could read about on the site page.

A ketogenic diet could possibly help with weight loss, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune illness and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as many other health problems.

Conventional Sodium Advice WRONG, Large Study Confirms

A large international study conducted in 17 countries and recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found the advice given by doctors to their heart patients and others with regard to sodium has been WRONG.

Conventional advice given by most Western doctors and even published by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – has recommended that those under 50 years old limit their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day, and those over 50 limit their sodium consumption to less then 1,500 milligrams per day.

The recent study, conducted by nearly 400 scientists around the world, followed 156,424 people between the ages of 35 and 70 years old living in 628 cities and villages in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe.

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Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests

The following is an excerpt of an article called “Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests” on the GreenMedInfo website at www.greenmedinfo.com. The entire article could be found at the following link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/fluoride-calcifier-soul.

Calcium Stones In the Brain

Pineal gland calcifications upon dissection resemble gravel, and are composed of calcite (calcium carbonate) and/or calcium hydroxylapatite, the latter of which is not unlike dentin or bone. [Source]

Pineal gland calcification is associated with a number of diseases in the medical literature:

  1. Alzheimer Disease
  2. Bipolar Disease
  3. Circadian Dysregulation
  4. Hormone Imbalances: Low Melatonin
  5. Insomnia
  6. Low Back Pain
  7. Parkinson Disease
  8. Schizophrenia
  9. Sleep Disorders
  10. Stroke

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The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

This article was taken from the GreenMedInfo website (www.greenmedinfo.com) and could be found at the following link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/spice-prevents-fluoride-destroying-your-brain

Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising!

Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned controversy among the general public, as well. From ‘conspiracy theories’ about it being first used in drinking water in Russian and Nazi concentration camps to chemically lobotomize captives, to its now well-known IQ lowering properties, to its ability to enhance the calcification of the pineal gland – the traditional ‘seat of the soul’ – many around the world, and increasingly in the heavily fluoridated regions of the United States, are starting to organize at the local and statewide level to oust this ubiquitous toxicant from municipal drinking water.

Now, a new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a natural spice-derived protective agent against the various health effects associated with this compound is available.

The study was authored by researchers from the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, who have spent the past decade investigating the mechanisms through which fluoride induces severe neurodegenerative changes in the mammalian brain, particularly in cells of the hippocampus and cerebral cortex.[i] [ii]

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Nutritious Delicious Apple Smoothie

How many of you love apples? Well consider my hand raised. Apples are one of those versatile fruits that could be eaten a number of ways and I believe this Nutritious Delicious Apple Smoothie is a great way to have it. In this recipe I used cinnamon and an interesting ingredient with lots of vitamin C called Camu Camu, but if for any reason you do not want to use or do not have one or both of these ingredients then leave them out.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vegan milk, sweetened or unsweetened ( i.e almond, coconut, rice, etc.)
  • 1 apple, roughly chopped, without the core and seeds ( I left the skin on but you could peel it if you want)
  • 1 or 2 dates (Medjool or any other type of date that will add sweetness)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of non-alcoholic vanilla essence (I used one with organic glycerin instead of alcohol)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 handful of sunflower seeds

OPTIONAL: 1/4 teaspoon of Camu Camu. This is full of vitamin C and will add an extra level of nutrition to your smoothie, but if you do not have this ingredient or prefer to omit it then you can.

OPTIONAL: A light sprinkling of cinnamon. Personally, I did not measure and you don’t need to be exact but if you want a measurement use a  1/4 teaspoon or less. Since this is optional you could leave the cinnamon out all together or substitute with another spice that compliments the ingredients above.

Directions

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth, pour into a glass or cup and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Nice Nutty Shake

With nutbutter, banana, sunflower seeds along with a touch of carob, vanilla essence and cinnamon, this dairy free, delicious shake will satisfy your sweet tooth while also giving you a healthy alternative to the sugar-laden, anti-health drinks you could buy. Well enough talk, let’s get down to business!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of vegan milk (almond, coconut, rice, etc.)
  • 1 handful of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of nutbutter (the nutbutter of your choice, i.e. sunflower butter, peanut butter, etc.). You don’t need to be precise and could use a regular spoon instead of a measuring spoon.
  • 1 banana
  • 1 or 2 dates
  • 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon carob powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of non-alcoholic vanilla essence
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

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Lovely Strawberry Pudding

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Do you like pudding? Do you like strawberries? Well the good news is you just may like this easy strawberry pudding. It’s tasty, light, healthy, vegan, raw, gluten-free and dairy-free – now what more could you hope for in a breakfast or snack recipe (since this Lovely Strawberry Pudding could fulfill both these categories).

Well let’s go and make this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries from the freezer (slightly defrost in or outside the fridge if you think it may be too hard for your blender)
  • Optional: 1 banana (room temperature or frozen)
  • 1 or 2 Medjool dates OR 3 or 4 less sweet dates – Don’t forget to take out the pits. If you don’t have dates or prefer not to use them, then add another healthy sweetener like stevia.
  • 1 cup vegan milk (i.e. almond, coconut, rice, etc.) Note: You may need to add more milk if it doesn’t blend well but begin with one cup.
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (soaked in the cup of vegan milk for at least 20 minutes or longer even as long as overnight)
  • Optional: 1 handful of almonds (Soak almonds in hot water for 20 minutes or more or cover your almonds with moderate water and put in the fridge overnight. Strain the water, lightly rinse almonds. Do not keep the water). You could also use another nut instead.
  • Optional: 1 handful of sunflower seeds or another seed like pumpkin seeds.

Directions

  1. Blend the strawberries, banana, dates and cup of vegan milk with the chia seeds in your blender until it is a creamy texture. Do not over-blend, because you are making a pudding to eat with a spoon, not a smoothie to drink. If the items seem to be stuck and are not blending well add a small amount of milk and see if it solves the problem. If not keep adding small amounts of milk until the ingredients start to blend. The key is not adding too much milk so it is creamy but to add enough for the ingredients to blend together.
  2. Top your pudding with the strained almonds and sunflower seed (or other kind of seeds)
  3. Enjoy!

This is a very versatile recipe that you could customize to suit your tastes. Feel free to add other ingredients like spices or protein powder to the pudding during the blending stage or add spices and fruit afterward as toppings.

 

Could vaccines be a significant contributor to autoimmune illnesses like MS and Lupus?

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Right now, as you read this blog, how many people are suffering from an autoimmune disease, not because of problematic genetics or poor lifestyle choices but because of vaccinations – something that the mainstream medical and media establishment indoctrinate people into believing is safe and effective and leads to a healthier society.

However, the sad reality is that there are serious concerns about the connection between vaccines and autoimmune illness. Israeli clinician, Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, and his colleagues authored a study published by the journal, Pharmacological Research in 2015. In their report they identified four groups of people that had an increased risk of developing autoimmune illness after being vaccinated.

Read the article in Natural News called “Top doctors reveal that vaccines can trigger autoimmunity, turning our immune systems against us” () written by Vicki Batts to learn more about this important study. A paragraph…

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Blueberry Chia Cereal

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Delicious and nutritious – not just a catchy phrase but the perfect way to sum up this blueberry cereal, which is gluten-free, wheat-free and full of nutritional heavy weights.

Ingredients:

1 cup ~ blueberries (remember to take time to defrost in the refrigerator or at room temperature if using frozen berries from the freezer)

1 1/2 cup ~ dairy-free milk (i.e. almond milk, coconut milk, or any other animal-free milk)

1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon ~ chia seeds

1 tablespoon ~ hemp seeds or hearts

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