Remedies For Thyroid Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why is it advised to ask a doctor about taking Dayquil if you have a Thyroid Disease?
    I have Graves' Disease and am in remission right now. My thyroid is functioning normally. I have taken two doses of Vick's DayQuil and just read on the back to ask a doctor before taking this product if you have a Thyroid Disease. Does anybody know why this is?

    • ANSWER:
      it is not recommended that people with thyroid problems take any products with pseudoephedrine or natural ephedra, ingredients that are sometimes found in natural weight loss, energy and cold remedies. There are anecdotal reports of people with thyroid disease becoming extra-sensitive to stimulants like caffeine, pseudoephedrine or ephedra.

      this applies to phenylephrine, the decongestant found in DayQuil.

  2. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a good home remedy for treating a cold?
    i have been sick with a cold for the last 5 days and it is driving me nuts, there are not a lot of medications i can take because i have a 'thyroid disease.' i have been drinking green tea, doing the hot soup thing, drinking juices with vitamin c and taking this homeopathic logzenes called zucol to treat my cold, and the classic bed rest. i still feel crappy does anyone have any good home remedies so i can get over this faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Fresh ginger, fresh lemon and lots of honey in hot water, really soothes and ginger is antiseptic...Plus drink loads to flush out the germs...

  3. QUESTION:
    What are good anti hair loss treatment products for african hair?
    I have relaxed hair that used to be long, healthy and strong. Since I've recovered from thyroid disease, my hair's been thinning and falling, not too drastically but it's growing super slowly. I eat healthy, drink lots of water and stopped wearing extensions. What are good hair treatment for hair loss? I heard Ren Furterer bulbs were good but do you have good suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Most hair loss treatments can be brought over the counter. Some of them can be very expensive. But you can save a lot of money by considering natural hair loss treatments over these costly remedies. While there is no sure fire way of getting all your hair back, there are ways of stopping the balding process and regaining some of your hair naturally. Consider these natural hair loss treatments before buying those expensive medications.

      Onion bulbs - With onion bulbs, there is no need to hunt down exotic ingredients for healthier hair and scalp. This can be found in most kitchens and can help with hair loss problems. When using onions for hair loss treatments, simply rub the juice directly to the hair and let sit for up to 1 hour. This will help in boosting hair growth as well as making hair strands stronger.

      Cayenne Pepper - Applying cayenne pepper to the scalp stimulates hair follicles and blood circulation. You can make cayenne pepper paste by mixing it with some water. Apply to your hair directly and let sit for 30 minutes. This will help in hair re-growth.

      Soy - Soy is a good source of isoflavone which are said to have anti-oxidant properties similar to Vitamin E. The use of soy for hair treatments averts hair loss.

      Jojoba Oil - Jojoba oil cleanses the scalp and helps stop the production of sebum. Too much sebum in the scalp leads to slow hair growth. It also contains anti-oxidants which prevents hair damage, rejuvenates and makes the scalp healthy. This is one of the most commonly used hair loss treatment ingredient.

      Pumpkin Seed - Lower DHT levels in the body naturally with pumpkin seed. These contain natural oils that stop hair thinning. They work by producing delta-7-sterine which inhibits DHT levels.

      Ginko Bilboa - Ginko Bilboa is an ancient Chinese remedy that spans generations. It is primarily used to regulate blood circulation. It is especially beneficial to the scalp as increased blood flow will help in hair re-growth and help maintain a healthy head of hair.

  4. QUESTION:
    home remedies for underactive thyroid hormone imbalance?
    can anyone suggest any home remedies for thyroid that are underactive, as i go to gym and diet but still not losing weight.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no home remedies although kelp tablets which have iodine in them are very good. The thyroid needs iodine but the tablets are not enough on their own. Don't listen to the doctors as they know nothing except thyroxine which does more harm than good.

      What you need is Armour Thyroid which helps reduce weight and gives you loads of energy. I and thousands of other use armour thyroid. I used to do triathlons before I was diagnosed with a low active thyroid. I am a male 6ft and my weight went up to 16 and a half stone and I could not loose much on thyroxine.

      Unfortunately you have to pay for it, but then how much is your health worth?

      Don t worry you can feel better without that synthetic chemicals.

      First off all if you are in the UK, 99% of doctors do not know how to treat thyroid disease. They only know about Thyroxin which is a synthetic CHEMICAL and should not be in your body. It has many side affects, many don t feel well on thyroxin as you may well find in a couple of months...weight gain, extreme fatigue, frequent bowel movements, puffy eyes and dry skin, and many others.

      People with under active thyroid glands who take Synthyroid (thyroxine) should be warned that this drug stimulates osteoclast activity, accelerating bone resorption, and leading to osteoporosis. Natural thyroid medication is available in most countries and is far superior.
      Thyroid disease has become epidemic, due to our stressful lives and ill-conceived diets. Soy, in particular, which is used so widely now, suppresses thyroid function and should be banned in all its forms.

      In the long term it leads to osteoporosis. In time you will experience these side affects, so please keep the information that I am about to tell you as you WILL need it. You can treat your thyroid by natural medication with NO side affects. The medication is called Armour Thyroid and is derived from pig s glands that have a great success rate. They actually used to prescribe it in this country for people with thyroid disease. Yet most doctors don t even know that, in fact most doctors will not have heard of it and advice you against it while not being able to give you scientific evidence why you shouldn t! That s because it s all about money not health. Their problem with natural products is that nobody can patent them, so the government cannot have exclusive ownership. But they can by making up synthetic chemicals.

      What you need to know is that about 85% of people are unable to transfer T4 into T3 when they use Thyroxin. T3 is essential to the function of the main organs of your body. Armour thyroid naturally has T4, T3 and T2 and T1 and it make you feel well with no side affects. Tyrosine does not have T2 & T1. Once you research it at the site below you can order it from the recommended site -http://www.internationalpharmacy.com/en/home

      I was on Thyroxin for two years and did not feel well on it I had absolutely no energy and my weight ballooned up to 19 and a half stone. I started my Armour in April this year and I am now 15 and a half stone with loads of energy. Armour Thyroid helps increase your metabolism where thyroxin slows it down. As you don t know me, don t take my word for your health go to http://www.tpa-uk.org.uk/ Sheila Turner (expert on thyroid disease) runs this thyroid patient advocacy site which will inform and educate you on your disease. There are over six hundred other people on that forum who are taking Armour Thyroid and can give you advice. Pretty soon you will see that doctors know absolutely nothing about treating the thyroid. The are ignorant about it.

      In the early 1960s, desiccated thyroid hormones (thyroid extract) began to be replaced by synthetic levothyroxine (T4), or by combinations of synthetic T4 and T3. Replacement occurred faster in the United Kingdom than in North America, but by the 1980s more patients were being prescribed synthetic levothyroxine or T4/T3 combinations than desiccated thyroid extract.

  5. QUESTION:
    Our cat is currently being treated for upper-respiratory disease and has been howling constantly?
    Our 14 year old cat Greyson has been meowing constantly as if he is looking for something. we feed him well, give him his medicine when he needs it and give him plenty of attention. He also has an overactive thyroid disease and with this most recent visit to the vet discovered he is anemic. (we don't know why.) Please help us, we are stumped and need support right now :3

    • ANSWER:
      He is very uncomfortable. Upper Respitory Disease is extremely uncomfortable. While being treated can you sooth the air with licorace root, euchanaca, tea tree oil, eucalypt and other herbs through a humidifyer of diffuser to make the air more comfortable for her to breath in. There is an article about this in the Whole Dog Journal. Hope it Helps.

      Here is some info on it:
      Thanas wasted no time adding Cough Drop! to her AromaDog line of aromatherapy pet products. She describes it as an all-natural cough suppressant that works quickly, helps open breathing passages, acts as an expectorant (antitussive), soothes the chest and respiratory system (balsamic), reduces swelling (antihistamine), helps reduce excess mucus secretion (anticatarrh), and acts as an immune system stimulant.

      The bottle should be shaken well for at least three seconds before use, she says. Repeat the application every three hours. In households with other animals, or in boarding kennels, spraying the air, bedding, and other surfaces can help keep the illness from spreading.

      Another way to disperse essential oils into the air is with a diffuser. Aromatherapy supply companies, such as Aromatherapeutix, sell different models. A nebulizing diffuser consists of a nebulizer (glass receptacle) attached to the hose of a small air compressor. Drops of essential oil placed in the nebulizer are atomized into tiny droplets that are sprayed into the air.

      Bell notes that disinfecting essential oils dispersed by a nebulizing diffuser effectively clean the air, deodorize the room, and help clear up and prevent contagious illnesses.

      A new type of ultrasonic cold mist diffuser runs silently (unlike nebulizing diffusers with their noisy air compressors) and can be set for constant or intermittent dispersal. To use, simply fill the unit with water, add a few drops of essential oil, and turn it on. Buttons on the unit control the frequency and duration of misting. Simpler models, such as the SpaMist diffuser, run constantly. Ultrasonic diffusers have become popular accessories for aromatherapists and those who use essential oils.

      Any blend of disinfecting essential oils, such as Ravensare, Eucalyptus radiata, or Spike Lavender, can be dispersed into the air with a diffuser.

      Canine nutritional consultant Linda Arndt has a favorite remedy for clearing the air and helping dogs recover from and avoid respiratory infections. The Nzymes product Ox-E-Drops (not to be confused with Oxy Drops, an eye drop from a different manufacturer) contains sodium clorite, which breaks down to form chlorine dioxide, a microbiocide.

      To use in a warm steam vaporizer (an inexpensive appliance sold in pharmacies), mix 1 teaspoon Ox-E-Drops Concentrate with one gallon of water. For severe cases, use up to 1 tablespoon. In a small bathroom, other enclosed room, or in a crate covered by a sheet, direct the vapors toward the dog s head, keeping the vaporizer far enough away so that its hot steam doesn t pose a safety hazard.

      Allow your pet to breathe the vapors for 15 to 20 minutes each hour for four to five hours, says Arndt. Repeat the procedure for two to three days until symptoms improve.

      It s in the water
      Ox-E-drops can be added to drinking water as well as spayed in the air. Use 1 drop per 20 pounds of body weight, diluted in 1 to 3 teaspoons of water, says Arndt, and give this amount three times per day for all types of illness or respiratory problems.

      Faith Thanas at AromaDog created Lickity Spritzer, a blend of colloidal silver and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) hydrosol, to help keep dogs healthy while traveling as well as at home. Colloidal silver, a suspension of submicroscopic metallic silver particles in a colloidal base, is promoted as an all-purpose disinfectant and infection-fighter.

      In her book Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, Suzanne Catty writes that the hydrosol (distilled flower water) of lemon balm makes a good prophylactic in flu and allergy season and has both immune-stimulating and infection-fighting properties.

      Together, says Thanas, these two super-power ingredients knock out the potential for infection from bacteria, fungi, and viruses, stimulating the immune system and emotionally calming your pet. Lickity Spritzer purifies your pet s yucky water bowl so it becomes a clean source of good health. This product is great for dogs or cats and multiple pet households.


remedies for thyroid disease