Thursday, October 20, 2011

Me LOVES My Supplements!

As most of you know, I've been struggling to lose the weight I gained after being healed of my anorexia. As of now, I'm about 50 lbs overweight. I've sometimes wondered how even when I do everything perfectly, I just can't lose the weight. A friend finally suggested it might be Thyroid related. I was like DUH! Most people are actually iodine deficient. When she suggested that might be my problem, I got really excited. I know, excited to have been "diagnosed" but I was just happy to have a reason! I was diagnosed with goiter just before I got married, but it was never discovered why. I looked up the symptoms of iodine deficiency/hypothyroidism and low and behold I had all but 3 symptoms. Now, most people would go to the doctor, get diagnosed, and go on medication for the rest of their life. Not me. See we made the switch to being holistic recently, we treat the whole body, not just the symptoms. Don't get me wrong, modern medicine definitely has it's place. I knew that the most likely cause of having hypothyroidism is not having enough iodine. So what did I do? I went and got me an iodine supplement (kelp). I've already lost 5 lb, by doing nothing different than taking the kelp. I feel immensely better. I'm also taking a prenatal vitamin (best vitamin for a woman to take as per a medical doctor), vitamin E oil to help my body break down the sellenium I ingest, and an acidophilus supplement to keep my body well balanced. I cannot begin to tell you how much of a difference this has made. We have also added WAY more veggies into our diet, but that's a whole other post. The point of this? Just check to see if there's any type of supplement (or better yet a food) you can use to treat whatever ails you. Chances are it will not just treat the one symptom you're having, but cure your entire system. "If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health"--Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”--Hippocrates

1 comment:

  1. Thrilled to hear you are feeling better and being able to lose the weight! And so glad I was able to help. :)


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