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HELEN KELLY, DIP.H.IR.

IRIDOLOGIST, ‚ÄčFAMILY HERBALIST, CECP, CBCP

"Manifest better health starting today!"

Urinary concerns, for the Ladies

Concerns for the Ladies and the urinary system


I am hoping this is going to work... new website format, so one never knows.


Cranberry Juice. 

We know it is great for helping get rid of kidney stones.

It is great for urinary tract infections. 

And now.... how about this... It can help regulate the bladder! 

So it seems for a few of us, cranberry juice helps calm the bladder?

Yes, it is beginning to seem so. 

Less dribbling? Fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night?

Sounder sleep? 

Yeah, I know. Interesting. 

For years we know that Cranberry juice aids in ridding stones out of the kidneys, but some Drs. believe 

excess could increase the stone formation. Jury is still out on that one. 

And we know that Cranberry juice is good for cleansing the urinary system when there has been a Urinary Tract

Infection.

It also is used a preventative for UTIs.  

So what about sleep? What about waking for nighttime urination?

Among some of my clients and family and self.... it seems to help this!

Who knew?!


So if you're experiencing the night time urination, it might pay off to try 4-8 oz of cranberry juice in the evening. 


This made me question, 'Why?'

I started looking at the components of cranberry juice.

Nothing out of the ordinary, just good stuff.

Vit C, E, B6, K1, copper and manganese. And the some stuff which is good,  A-type proanthocyanidins, which prevents Bacteria from sticking to the tract. 

Okay, that's all good. But then what?


What else is being affected?

It seems the LIVER is being affected, for the positive!

And the liver has a direct affect on sleep!

Okay... we are really getting somewhere now!

We know that if we detox the liver, sleep improves. 

The liver becomes active in the early morning 1-3 am, according to Chinese Medicine.  

It seems the liver can be POSITIVELY AFFECTED by cranberry juice! 

GREAT!!! This then may improve sleep.


So the suggestion would be, try some Cranberry juice, use a good quality, 4-8 oz in the evening. 

Then we come to the tablets. Yes! These can be used and they seem to be effective also, 2 in the evening. 


I will not promise this will work for everyone, but so far we have had some very positive feed back.

We can always schedule a Body Code session for more information about the state of the body. 


What about the gentlemen? Well, they have a few other issues to deal with. It won't hurt to try this, but I would suggest more intense evaluations with a Body Code session. 


Have a great week with lots of good sleep!

Blessings,

Hk

 




























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Omega 3 Knees!

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 3:34 PM Comments comments ()
And we are almost into summer...well the calendar says we should be. 
Hope your weather is cooperating.

So what are some of your summer plans? Any hikes? Are the knees holding you back? 

I recently met with some 'almost' seniors and was a bit taken back by how many were dealing with knee pain. Yuck.
I consider most pain optional and I personally like to opt out.

I have addressed this several times, but whenever I experience something positive, I like to share. I want everyone to be as happy and healthy as possible.

Knee Pain?
What can be some of the causes?
Cartilage breakdown.
Misalignment of the pelvis
Misalignment of the vertebrae.
Pathogens.
Toxins.
Weak tendons.
Weak muscles.          
Adrenal issues can affect the left knee. 
Gall Bladder can affect the right knee.
Energy blockages in the knees. 
Lack of proper supplements.
Lack of exercise. 

I think this is the short list, I am sure there is more. 
It will be a bit different for different people. 

Body Code work can help solve the puzzle as to why there is pain. 
Then we can decide how to deal with it.

There are supplements we can choose from.
Glucosamine/chondroitin helps build tissue.
Gelatin will also help build tissue.
Vit C is a must. It can be a natural anti-inflammatory as well as a catalyst for healing. 
And one I have come across lately is the Omega 3. Not only is it good for bones, but is also good for tissue and joints. 

So I started taking an Omega 3 fish oil from the North Atlantic. I finally did a breakdown on my own nutritional needs and thought this would help in some of the stuff I was trying to address, such as eyes, hair etc. 

After the first month, that little annoying knee irritation seemed to be not so annoying. The knees weren't really sore, just tender at times. 

After month number two, I very seldom noticed the knees. Okay. Stairs? Hmm.... not much problem. 

After month number three, I forgot about the knees.

I have worked for sometime in cartilage rebuilding with gelatin, glucosamine and chondroitin, Vit C and minerals, just general good supplements. And I was taking an EFA, Essential Fatty Acid, complex with flax seed, borage and some fish oil. Apparently, not enough fish oil for what I was needing. 

When we look at oils, traditionally we use Flax for women and Fish for men. These have the precursors in the oils for hormone production. I would suggest testing to see which your body is in need of. Obviously, it is not a 'one size fits all' situation.

OMEGA 3 FISH OIL. 
What can it help? Ready for the novel?
Depression
Eye health
Brain health
  This is absolutely necessary when pregnant for the developing child's                 
  brain. 
  ADHD? You can get bubble gum flavored fish oil for children...and it 
  is shockingly good! 
  Alzheimers or dementia issues? Yep... this and maybe some Vit E. 
  Autism? This requires some definite helps. An evaluation between Cod 
  Liver oil or Omega 3 should be considered. 
Heart health
Blood factors, lowering triglycerides.
  Also will thin the blood, do not take if you are on blood thinners. This will
  be between you and your Dr. 
Insulin factors, helps with diabetics 
Joint and bone health, actually can boost the calcium levels in the bones.
Liver, helps with that fatty liver disease.
Skin, lots of nice moisture!
Sleep
And that is a partial list. 

When rebuilding, do not expect to have over-night results. We are so used to having everything quickly we become impatient. So guys, men, you are notorious for this! You cannot take this for three days and give up because you didn't see any improvement. Go for three weeks and we can talk. 

How much? Again, more is not always better. 
Two capsules day, is a good start. If your working with the brain, try doing one of these capsules at night as this is when the body does repairs. You will be giving building materials at the right time. 
For children, we can work with 1/2 tsp. 
And after healing has occurred, we can go to maintenance doses of supplements. And remember, the body IS DESIGNED to heal!

If in doubt, don't! 
Yes, you can be allergic to something here. That can be addressed if you feel this is the case. We can check. 
If you're not sure about this or any supplement, get some good advice. 
And check with your healthcare provider if you are on some prescription medications. 

Okay! See you on the trail!
Blessings,
Hkelly






 
 






Anti-aging, the skin! We're on it!!!

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 2:41 PM Comments comments ()
ANTI-AGING, we're talking about the skin this time!
I am all for it...naturally of course. 
I have several daughters. I spent some time with them this last week and we started talking about skin, wrinkles, premature aging and the rest. The fact is, we ARE going to age, thankfully so as the alternative isn't all that great. The goal here would be to do it in the least painful way possible. 
 
For my age, and I am eternally 59 at this point, I have pretty good skin. So because my daughters are interested in MORE anti-aging info, I thought to share some of what is out there, at least what I have available right now. There is always more to know, this by no means is everything! No one knows everything!
These are just things which have come across my radar in the past few years. 

I occasionally have used very expensive products, but I find you don't need the most expensive products for good results. And there is also the nutritional factors here. What supplements does one use for warding off extra aging? Like I said, this is what is on my screen right now. It is NOT everything, I am sure.

Here we go!

B VITAMINS
I once read that one symptom of B 6 Vitamin deficiency was wrinkling around the mouth. Enough said! It isn't going to hurt to take a good brand of B-50 or B-100 complex. These are usually very balanced and you won't be getting too much of one or the other. B Vitamins are water soluble, so don't be afraid of getting too much, your kidneys will take out what you don't need. Beef, poultry, fish, garlic and greens are good sources of B 6 also. 

BETA CAROTENE
This converts to Vit A in the body. This is very much anti-wrinkling. Because it is water soluble, you can take it with very little fear of overdosing. Your kidneys will eliminate the excess. I take 50,000 u a day of this, you can use up to 75,000 a day before you start overdosing. (And this is also VERY good for your eyes!)

VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is great for many things. It also generates rapid cell repair. This is good for the skin. You may want to add 1000 mg a day of this to your diet also.

GELATIN!
And guess what else builds collagen? Yep... old fashioned gelatin. It is marvelous for the joints, the eyes, the hair, the nails AND even the SKIN! So how much do I use? 
Well, I use those packets from the grocery store and use one of those a day. I just blend it into my smoothie. It doesn't taste. After a few months, you may find you can maintain with 3-4 packets a week. I have one daughter who gets her gelatin in bulk from health food source on line. In that case she takes 1 tablespoon a day. (And this is marvelous if you have some joint pain!)

GLUCOSAMINE/CHONDROITIN
These also are some of the building blocks of collagen. And collagen keeps the skin elastic and full.  You may take a couple of these a day. You may end up not needing as much later just to maintain. (Also very good for your joints!)

EFAs
These are Essential Fatty Acids. Flaxseed is very good for women, it is a precursor to estrogen. Fish oil for men, flax for women. 
Depending again on your diet, 1000 u a day is a good start.

HORMONES?
Yep, we want those balanced. Some breakouts can be attributed to estrogen imbalance. 

MOISTURIZER!
My mother-in-law, RIP, had great looking skin. Her secret she said was to, "Moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE!" I use a product called Dermae. It has Vit A in it among other natural ingredients. 

MINERALS!
If there is a shortage of minerals in the diet, this can also affect the skin. It is HIGHLY SUGGESTED you get a good mineral supplement. 

WATER! 
It is the number one element to enhance the skin. I had an esthetician(skin specialist) tell me she could tell who drinks enough water and who didn't by how wrinkled their skin was. I immediately started drinking more water! You need to be drinking about half your weight in ounces. You weigh 150 lbs, you drink 75 ounces of water a day. And this needs to be GOOD water. For sure it should be filtered in some way. And you need to be careful of bottled water, sometimes they have fluoride added and you don't want that. We can go into that more in another blog. 

ASEA GEL
Then one of the products I really like is ASEA GEL. It really nourishes the cell structure of the skin. I use it at night. 

Here is one 'interesting' idea: 
HEMORRHOID OINTMENT? 
Yep. It is purported to shrink tissue. So somebody somewhere decided to try it for the wrinkles on the face and had some great results with it. But there is one thing you might note, the ointment which will work the best for this comes from Canada. They have the yeast extract and shark liver oil which are some of the key ingredients for success. 

HYALURONIC ACID
This is added to many skin formulas. It is to help collagen formulation. I think there are some valuable applications with this. It is probably worth a try.

No doubt there are some things here which some gals will not be able to take or use as they, "Break me out!" Well, I wouldn't do that either! But let me remind you, this can be treated! If you are allergic or intolerant, you can always have a session to address that.

If you have questions about dosages, we can address that also.

I did some work for a gal who had a 'pregnancy mask' on part of her face. She was now 40 and wanted to know if I could work on it for her. Frankly, I was a bit skeptical and could not guarantee results. But we did some releases and about 10 months later her son noticed her face and asked what happened. Now without makeup, the dark mask around her face was gone. Well, that was inspirational! So having some darkness on both sides of my neck, I found I had a reason for them and did some releases. Are they gone? No, it hasn't been 10 months yet...BUT! They now are getting very molted looking, breaking up I guess you would say. So now I watch and wait. Many times there are toxicities in the skin which need to be addressed, some are related to gland toxicities. Thankfully, we can address those also. 

I HIGHLY suggest any supplements you take are of a good quality. Cheap isn't always the best, and also at times when you buy the most expensive you're paying for packaging. Just use caution, and get some suggestions. 

Right now I am researching which oils may be of benefit to the skin. So there will more coming on that. There just always is so much more to know!

We are going to age. We can do it well. But please remember, the best thing about your face will ALWAYS be your SMILE!
Keep smiling!
  "Put a smile on your kisser and someone may put a kiss on your smiler!"

Blessings...

Hkelly


As always, if you have concerns, please contact your preferred health care provider. 





The SCOOP ON POOP!

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments ()
Oh, come on! I know there are people who want to know... "IS THIS NORMAL?"
What is normal? Lots of things! Is there anything Abnormal? Several things.

"Disease begins in the colon," according to Dr. Christopher and many others. You haul the garbage out of your house quite regularly, and it is good to get the garbage out of your system regularly also. Sometimes in my mind I just picture an out-house. Any camper has seen one of these. You had to hold your nose to use it. Well, imagine being a walking out- house. Yeah....take the garbage out. 
Dr. Christopher also stated, "There will never be world peace as long as there are a bunch of constipated men sitting around a table trying to discuss it."  This is probably true. I think I have met this type on a few occasions.

So what is 'REGULAR'?
I remember one story told in class by a practitioner about a woman who displayed toxin overload and constipation symptoms. Upon being questioned. She was adament that she was regular!!! So the provider asked her again, "Do you have regular bowel movements?" 
"Yes, she replied I 'go' once a month!" I would love to tell you this is made up. But unfortunately it is true. Some professionals would tell you that a bowel movement once a week is also normal. Please someone, show me somewhere in the animal kingdom, the animal that defecates once a week. I grew up on a dairy farm. I for sure never saw such a creature! So why would it be normal for a human to have a bowel movement every two, three or four days? Okay...it is a misunderstanding. This IS normal or average for constipated people, but it is NOT HEALTHY. A healthy person has two to three bowel movements a day. That would be a goal. 

So what does 'normal' look like?
Usually a light brown, about as long as from your wrist to your elbow, about as round as when your forefinger and thumb are placed together, and soft. As you can tell, this is very individual.  You can worry about that, after you are having the bowel movements.  
NOTE: Any maroon colored stools, or black tarry stools MUST be evaluated by your Dr. This is could be an indication of blood in the stools, and it is serious. 

What causes this constipation?

*WATER? Usually a lack of enough water. Are you drinking enough? A good rule of thumb is one half your body weight, pounds, converted to ounces. So if you weigh 150 lb, you should be drinking about 75 ounces of water daily. We will discuss the types of water later. Also, if the body isn't picking up the water, there will be a problem. We evaluate the usage of the water using the Body Code. 
*MEDICATIONS? Also medications can slow the tract down. Pain killers are notorious for this. There are others also, so we look for medication toxicities. 
*EMOTIONAL ISSUES? Emotional issues are paramount also! Holding onto emotional issues? Uh huh. That may cause a 'holding on' within the body also. We can address these things with TE sessions.
*FIBER? Lack of proper fiber also causes an issue. I know there is a big push right now against grains. I have a problem with that as whole grains are where you get so many useful B vitamins and also the fiber. You just need good old fashioned fiber in the diet from whole grains, fruits and vegetables, raw and even cooked.
*SMOOTHIES? And even some of those nutritional supplements, as great as they are, can cause a problem. To compensate for the lack of fiber in your smoothies, you need to add a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil to keep things moving along. 
*EXERCISE? Lack of exercise is also a big factor. One of the easiest and best is just simply a walk. That's it! But exercise in any form will help. 
*ENZYMES? Or lack there of? Supplements may be needed until the condition can be corrected. And I check to make sure your enzymes are up to par!
*HORMONES? A lack of thyroid hormones can very often cause constipation. But don't bank on getting an abnormal report back on this. You may need to run your own test with your body temperature, should be about 98.6 around 3 pm.

So what can be used to get you 'GOING?'

Dr. Christopher puts out the LOWER BOWEL TONIC. This is just what it states. It is a tonic to heal the issues of the lower bowel. This can be taken over a long period of time to heal the colon and encourage proper responses. Start out with 2 capsules a day, usually at night, then increase until desired results are achieved. After success, start backing down the dosages. You may need to take 2 capsules a day for a few months to heal this tract. If you are needing to take more than 4 capsules a day, consider putting some into your morning routine. 

PSYLLIUM HUSK is a good one also. Just mix a tablespoon or so of this product in some juice the night before and Waa Laa! Success the next morning. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water with this. Many people take 2 capsules of this 2-3 times a day. This keeps things moving along well.

SMOOTH MOVE. One little treat on the market now is a tea. You drink this around 7 PM, and success will be yours in the AM. And the name of this wonderful little product is, get ready for it...."Smooth Move." Yeah, I laughed also. It is a very pleasant tea with wonderful, gentle effects. 

Dr. Christopher also developed a recipe for a healthy little snack which will also help children, or their parents, assure relief from constipation.
DR. CHRISTOPHER'S BOWEL AID
1 pint ground or finely chopped dried fruits, ie apples, apricots, dates, figs,peaches, prune, and or raisins.
Add one ounce powdered slippery elm bark, one ounce powdered flax seed, one ounce powdered licorice root,  and enough sorghum or blackstrap molasses to make moldable. Shape into small round balls and roll them in 1:1 slippery elm bark and powdered carob.
These are plenty sweet, so there won't be a problem getting them down. They are very good for children who might be a little  'slow,' or their parents.

An easy exercise program is the TTap program. It does wonderful things including encouraging regular bowel movements. 

So there you have more info than you ever thought you would want about bowel movements! And there is more....but I think we have talked enough about it for now. Just one more thing, you're not really going to lose any weight until you clear the constipation condition. It is what it is. 

Fruit ball, Anyone? ;-)

Blessings....
HK

Be sure to see your Dr. for any complications.




Spring or Allergy season? You can choose!

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments ()
Welcome to Spring! Or allergy season?

I used to have what I would call 'MAY FEVER.'
Came during the month of May, and ended when May left. Sometimes traveling would flare it up again. Arrrgggghhh.....  I found several very good treatments for this allergy. One of the best was good ol' Vitamin C. About 3000 mg a day would help with the allergy.
Some of the other chemical treatments were just that... and left me feeling groggy, or with stomach upset. I just never knew. But hey... it was only May...for a while...

So what is an allergy? Well, usually it is an auto immune response to an element the body perceives as being a threat. Some people will say, "I played for hours outside as a child and then as an adult I get THIS!!!"

Others have allergies as very young children. Some have allergies to milk,  wheat, or grains, this is a big deal. You need to become the worlds best package reader! Even soy sauce has wheat in it!!!

Do we know why we have allergies? Not necessarily. I have a few pet theories of my own. I do know many, MANY times we have adrenal issues. When we work with the adrenals, some allergies go away. Once in a while, it is a thyroid issue. Just depends on who and what. Everyone is individual.

Recently I had a client approach me at a social function. He was all smiles as he said, "Hey... It worked! I can eat chocolate! But I don't like it that much." Huh? You don't like it? Oh, well.... 

During the course his office evaluations, he admitted to an allergy to chocolate. This allergy would send him to a migraine attack which might last a couple of days. I asked if he wanted to get over it? He said yeah, but he had just learned to eat his way all around a chocolate chip if it were in a cookie. We went ahead and did the releases and he went merrily on his way. So when he finally decided to see if the treatment worked, he ventured out hoping it wouldn't be 2 days of torture. Hence...the first chance he got, he had to tell me. I was excited to hear about this. So was he....but he did discover he wasn't all that fond of chocolate. Hmmm..... Well, he won't gain weight. 

Dust allergies, weed allergies, pet allergies, flower allergies, food allergies, etc, we can do a lot for these. Do they all clear as easily? Not always. Sometimes it takes more than one treatment. We have to look for all the triggers, organ involvement, emotional involvement, etc. We don't know until we try.   

And sometimes, it isn't an allergy, it is an intolerance. The body response is similar, the cause might be different and on a different level. We check for those also. 

If you're not happily tip-toeing through the tulips enjoying spring, or foods, or pets, you can make a different choice! 

Have a wonderful week!
HK










Have a toxic Brain?

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM Comments comments ()
In the family we have had an accident which I am not ready to able talk about just yet. But lets say it was an accident and there was brain injury/trauma. So I have been dealing with brain issues for a month or what feels like a lifetime. I have learned soooo much!

Lately, I have been seeing lots and lots of TOXINS and toxins in the brain. So where do these toxins come from? I think mostly life. There are some we can avoid, some we should avoid and others we need to just deal with.

What can we avoid? How about some of those chemicals in the water.
If your using fluoridated water, you are cramming the hypothalamus and pituitary with fluoride. You might want to look up some info about fluoride and decide if you want to continue doing that. 

There are also bromides, which affects glands, from bleached flours, use unbleached. Might want to look that one up also. 

And then there are the preservatives in our foods. Do you know mortician now uses about 1/2 the embalming fluid as was necessary 60 years ago? That's right. You are pickling yourself. Where as bodies used to need to be embalmed with a day or so, now can wait several days before breakdown. I know somewhere there is a person thinking this is okay…

We have toxins on the foods we eat. They are called pesticides and fertilizers.
Many of these are hormone, estrogen, based. Does that not get you a little concerned? Do you think these could possible affect the master glands like the hypothalamus which regulates hormones? Uhh… yeah….
Organic isn't cheap, but neither is ill health.


I have been working with a baby who was born to a drug addicted mother. I think this is one of the saddest situations. By testing, we learn he is loaded with toxins from drugs; his brain, his glands, his organs. Yes, there are things that have been done to help him. But it is quite the process. Meanwhile, the child is miserable, as well as his caretakers. Then as recommended  the state, vaccines were introduced into a body and brain with issues of toxicity already present. At this juncture, I will ask you please read the package insert from vaccine company, before you get the vaccine. It is online if you can't get it otherwise. Prevention of toxicity is far easier and cheaper than a clean up with it's questionable outcome.


Like I said, it will be hard to avoid all the toxicities in our society. But if we do no more than the best we can and avoid as many toxins as possible, we will be ahead of the game. 

Now, back to the accident in our family. There was brain trauma. Because of the lifestyle chosen by the mother of the family, there weren't many toxins in this child's brain. We were ahead of the game as we started into recovery with this child. And I will add he is recovering very well, an answer to many prayers. And as he has needed the drugs for treatment, we detox as we go. It has been a very interesting and rewarding experience. More on that in a later post.

Please, try to have a less toxic week!

HK



HAPPY NEW YEAR! Pick your FIX!

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM Comments comments ()
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 
Well, we are planning one aren't we?
So now it becomes official, the New Year is here! 
You know for sure because all the diet stuff is being advertised.There are 'new' diets, 'new' foods you should put into your diet, 'old' foods you should never put into your diet, new exercise programs and then the list just gets longer.

We all know if we just do all that is on the list we will live long and healthy lives…. just like last year… right?
 
So what is it going to be? Extra pounds that need to go, better toned body, dropping a bad habit, getting off some medication or a better diet?
There always seems to be enough to choose from.
My philosophy is just to pick ONE ITEM, only one. Do you realize your chances of success are almost at 100% if you are only working on ONE ITEM? Those are odds I like!

If you are going to work on a weight issue please remember you will also need to look at detoxing, good bowel movements and a simple exercise program as well as wholesome foods. I remember the exercise guru Jack LaLane. His motto about fried foods was: A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
Now that is something to think about. 
Eat as close to what God created, avoid the boxed and packaged stuff and you will make steady progress.
You would also want to check your thyroid activity. A sluggish thyroid will prevent weight loss, a healthy weight loss. And if it isn't addressed, all that weight you lose will be back shortly. There are other hormones that play a role, such as estrogen. Estrogen dominance can make women, and men, heavy in the middle. This should also be evaluated.
If you have cravings, these can be mineral or vitamin deficiencies. Consider good supplements. Personally, I like the tangy tangerine in which you get vitamins AND minerals.
Cravings can also be signals of trapped emotions in glands. Some of my clients say it is wonderful to be free of cravings so as you can just leave stuff, by your CHOICE. I would have to agree.

Is exercising a problem because of stiffness or pain?
This is where the EMOTION CODE or BODY CODE would be of benefit. It is much easier to exercise when you feel good. Would anyone have to tell you how to spend a $million? Just like they would not have to tell you to get up and get going when you feel good.

Dropping a bad habit isn't so easy, but if that is all your working on and you have decided it is going, you are well on your way. Addictions can be terrible to deal with, but they can be dealt with. Many times we take the emotion out of it and find it much easier to let go.

Remember, you only need to take one item to work on! 
Pick out yours and lets address it.

Wishing you a successful, Happy, HEALTHY, New Year!

hk







IODINE…Do you need it?

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments ()

Thought I would address this as it is timely. We are hearing more and MORE about iodine deficiency.
People are vaguely aware of the role of iodine. In our country we have had what we call the goiter belt, upper midwest. This is where the iodine was so deficient that many people developed goiter, the abnormal growth of the thyroid gland.
To prevent this, iodized salt was introduced and the goiter problem was somewhat resolved.
Now we had a campaign to what...."Lower salt intake!" Do you see a problem may be developing?
Most of civilizations develop around water, this is natural. Then with progress, people move inland. All that fresh seafood became a delicious memory for some. With a change in diet, less seafood, less iodine became available. Couple that with an area such, as mine, which is iodine deficient naturally and you will more than likely have a population which will be somewhat iodine deficient.
So take a supplement and be done with it? No... not so fast.
The pituitary and thyroid glands grasp what ever is available when the mineral train comes through. On that train can be a couple of items which will bind up those glands. Fluoride and bromide being some of them. Fluoridated water is not actually your friend. I know, I know… it prevents cavities. Well, TOPICALLY it does strengthen the tooth enamel, but that is as good as it gets for you. Hence another blog… Bromide is in your refined flours, always use unbleached flour, and yet another blog….. So these glands suck up the negative stuff and when the good stuff comes by, it isn't taken up so readily.
Of course this can be changed. But it is done S-L-O-W-L-Y. These glands respond very slowly, as more good stuff comes by, they start releasing the bad stuff and picking up the good stuff. I also check these glands for any issues, trapped energies they may have. You want these glands a peak performance, as well as the others.
I suggest several supplements, Lugol's Iodine being one of them. 
We start out with 1 DROP a day for a month. Then we move to 2 DROPS a day for the next month. Then we test. Do you need more, or less? Once we have reached a point of not needing more, we retest and possibly start reducing the dosages, back to 1 drop, then lower if necessary. I take the iodine supplement 3 times a week now. Once the hole is filled you can stop shoveling, we just maintain.
Dr. David Brownstein has written a couple of books which I HIGHLY recommend, if you want complete information, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders and Iodine, why need it.

Iodine deficiency symptoms COULD be:
Autoimmune disease
Cancer
Fatigue diseases
Thyroid disease, sluggish thyroid also...which affects weight!
Developmental delays in newborns, if the mom is short on it
Irregular menses
Breast tenderness
There is actually a much longer list and this is a blog not a book.

Because women are women, they require MORE iodine in their diet than a male, they use more of it.

Co factors which enhance iodine are selenium and B-2. So be sure to add these to your regime when taking your iodine. Several tablet supplements contain these.

Please check with your health professional concerning extra supplementation. 
And as always, I will be glad to help you wander through the supplement maze with testing and suggestions.
Have a beautiful day!
HK

The Sluggish Thyroid...

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM Comments comments ()
The SLUGGISH THYROID!
This has to be one of my favorite topics!
I have HAD a low functioning thyroid and at my last Dr. appointment I was told to keep doing what I was doing. Well, great... I had been off the thyroid medication for a month at that time. 
I know what you are told if you have thyroid problems; you will be a life long thyroid patient, you will never not be taking medication, that is IF it is diagnosed! I was several years getting it diagnosed, hair falling out, weight gain, no energy, poor hormone balances, freezing to death year round, brain fog, poor female cycles, etc.
So when I finally was diagnosed and put on medication, I did not need my 2 naps a day. Great! But I was still sluggish, had falling hair and was over weight.
I had been to another Dr. earlier suggest I just lay off the candy bars if I wanted to lose weight. Uhh..... sure! Then what!

Before there was the TSH test for thyroid, there was the basal body temperature test. It is the one I used. This test was done for 5 mornings BEFORE I got out of bed. I used one of the old fashioned mercury thermometers. I preped everything before I retired the night before. I had my note book ready for entry, I tracked those temps. If I were in a monthly cycle, I would have waited until the 3-4 day of the cycle before I did this.
So in the morning I took my temperature. It was quite low, about a 96 F. The second part of the test was my taking my temperature at 3 pm. Kind of a trick if you are busy... but still doable. So my afternoon temp was about a 97F.
I did the same thing the next 4 days. My morning temp seemed to be around the 96-97sF. I never did hit the 'normal' 98.6F in the afternoon or even 98F.

So this made me quite curious. If my normal temperature is 2 degrees below normal, why is it not normal to have a temp 2 degrees above? If a high temperature indicates a problem, why doesn't a low temp indicate a concern? Well, it does to me! Why even have a 'normal' if it doesn't matter? 

So if my morning temp had been all over the map, that would indicate adrenal problems. The adrenals didn't seem to be an issue at this time. But the low afternoon body temp was a significant indicator of my problem.... and by the way.... I WAS taking thyroid mediation during this time. 

One of my favorite thyroid sites for a great explanation of thyroid issues is: stopthethyroidmadness.com 
They DO NOT teach you to get over the thyroid condition, but their information is wonderful.
I eventually went to a natural grain thyroid medication. It worked as well as the synthetic and seemed to process better for me. But still.... I thought I could do better....Then I got a hold of Dr. David Brownstein's book, Overcoming THYROID Disorders. BINGO!!!! I KNEW I was onto something!

At my last Dr.s appointment for a refill of thyroid medication, I told the Dr. that I was thinking I didn't need the medication any longer. He assured me he would find out when the test results came back. So I waited for the test results. Three days later the office called and told me everything looked great and to keep doing what I was doing. So I did and have been. I had been off the thyroid for nearly a year now. And my weight is manageable, my hair has thickened up according to my hairdresser and I have plenty of energy. I still don't get everything done I would like, but I haven't found a good cloning program yet either. AND... my afternoon temperature is usually around 98.4-6 F.

Do you have symptoms of a low functioning thyroid?
Low basal body temperature, temperature not reaching 98.6 or close.
Thin hair
No energy
Lowered immunity
fatigue symptoms/diseases
Low levels of hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, just to name a few.
Weight gain, inability to lose weight
Joint pains
PMS symtoms
The list goes on......

So what affects the thyroid?
Trapped negative energy, I release quite a few of these.
Stress.
Poor nutrition.
Lack of fundamental necessary elements.
Overload of toxins.
Two toxic elements affecting the thyroid and pituitary are fluoride and bromine. In the 1960's Bromine was added to breads. Hmm... how interesting. We already were adding fluoride to water. 

When the thyroid and pituitary call for nutrients, they take whatever is floating around if they can't find exactly what they are looking for, usually what is picked up is fluoride and the bromine.  These elements will build in the gland, and the gland will not then be responsive to releasing necessary hormones or be able to pick up necessary hormones. And you will end up a thyroid patient. But it doesn't happen for quite a while as the test given does not measure how much hormone is actually being received by the body. 

Treating the thyroid:
This is a SLOW program. There is nothing fast about this.
What are the factors I have used?
I have used Dr. Christopher's products and helped a thyroid recover.
I used Vit E because it breaks down scar tissue. 
I used Vit C because it is great in cell rebuilding.
I used iodine with selenium and Vit. B2, these are co-factors that help with iodine absorption. I graduated the iodine supplement as recommended, I also used muscle testing for dosages.
Of course this is in addition to my regular vitamin regime.

After graduating the iodine up, using muscle testing for dosages and then back down, I currently take only maintenance dosages 2-3 times a week now.

How long did this take? Well, it takes 2-3-4 months. 
It is a very slow process because the thyroid is not a quick gland to work with, it changes very slowly. As the iodine is gradually added to the diet, the toxins are slowly released from the glands. You just can't rush this.
But when you get to where you need to be, it is WORTH IT! 
Since that time, I have also learned how to release negative energies out of these glands so they can function to their full capacity. 

Thankfully we have been given many avenues to help us during our journey here. I am grateful for all I have been given to help me and now I can help others.

I am thinking I will address more of the iodine issue in the next blog... I am thinking...

Choose good health and make it a great week!
hk

ps, please check with your health professional if you have questions about this or health issues.


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