I have probably beem hypothyroid for many years without knowing it. Had lots of Antibiotics
as a kid for a near fatal kidney disease, lots of metals in teeth. (Amalgams are out, I now have gold and porcelain). Now I am experiencing more sypmtoms, and since having kids and having moved from the tropics to a cool place (just climate wise, lol), the pounds
have piled on, and I just feel TIRED, skin is yellowish, joints ache, brain doesn't work, low motivation, etc.
I have been resisting going even on Armour for ideological reasons- my body should be able to heal this.
I've had acupuncture and herbs
I eat organic food, wild salmon and plenty of greens
I avoid goitrogens
I am now a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and treat myself
I drink filtered water
I take supplements, minerals, ginseng, you name it
I drink raw vegetable juice and take green supplements
I've done colon cleansing but find it hard to do it properly as the low thyroid slows down the cleansing and elimination.
So far, I am not feeling much more vibrant or healthy, probably just maintaining myself at a low level.
I have been told to do a Candida diet + elimination program. However, I already eat very low carb and I wonder if the low thyroid= low body temperature is encouraging the candida or if the candida is attacking the thyroid or inhibiting hormone uptake in the cells = or both..aaargh.
My current thought is:
Should I go on Armour and do the detoxification while on the replacement to enable the system to properly clean out?
Is this otherwise going to be a vicious cycle: Low thyroid, low elimination, sluggish system, more toxicity, low thyroid, etc?
Then, if the detox works, the system should go hyper and I would ease off the replacement.
What do you all think?
I still want to believe in natural healing-has someone seen the light here withouth Armour et al?