This article, while long, is something that we all need to look at. If you make certain changes in your diet, then you will positively affect your health. This article is for those who have Hyper- or Hypo-Thyrodisim, and how that a messed up Thyroid can cause things like depression and diabetes. We should self regulate ourselves, so that people, like the government and the doctors, do not need to regulate or medicate us. Look sometime at the side effects of medications they are advertising, and the side effects are worse than the disease. Scott
A compromised immune system is more susceptible to infection. Some areas of concern –
Anyone with Hyper/Hypothyroidism needs to redouble their efforts to rapidly cleanse the system. The Thyroid Gland is key to overall health. Produces T3 & T4 hormones (Iodine Atoms).
Iodine helps regulate metabolism in the body. Thyroid synthesizes vital T3 (rare) from T4 (plentiful). Body needs 150 msg per day – 80% comes from T4 conversion to T3 in the Liver.
The Pituitary gland also plays a role in Thyroid function by moderating the production of both T3 and T4 (Iodine Atoms). The Hypothalamous in turn regulates Pituitary function.
The Thyroid is weakened & neutralized by processed food & white sugars, All sorts of problems can occur. Diabetes 2 is common amongst the youngest & most vulnerable.
T3 & T4 regulate body temperature & metabolic rate of every cell in the body (biochemical reactivity).
Main causes of Hyper/Hypothyroid conditions in body:
1) Chemicals in environment (PCB, DDT, Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Lubricants, adhesives)
2) Chlorine & Fluorine in tap water (Iodine mimics) – leads to Hypothyroid
3) Polyunsaturated Food Oil (eg. Corn, Soy – Oxidized oils) – impair T4 to T3 conversion
4) Sugar & refined Grains – Carbs convert to Glycogen & Triglycerides, suppress hormone levels
5) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil – Trans fats inhibit conversion of T4 to T3, decrease Metabolism
6) Mercury (eg. fish, amalgam fillings) – displaces selenium which is vital for T4 production, T4 to T3
7) Non Organic Green & Black Tea – contains high levels of Fluoride
Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
An overactive thyroid releases too much T4 and T3 into the bloodstream, causing the metabolism to speed up too much. The most common cause is Graves’ disease. This is an autoimmune condition in which antibodies behave like TSH and stimulate the thyroid uncontrollably. Complications of untreated hyperthyroidism include liver damage, cancer and heart failure, which can lead to death.
Symptoms of an overactive thyroid include:
- Rapid pulse
- Tremor (shaking) of the hands
- Sweating and sensitivity to heat
- Weight loss (despite an increased appetite)
- Nervousness, agitation and anxiety
- Bulging eyes
Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
An underactive thyroid releases too little T4 and T3 into the bloodstream, causing the metabolism to slow down too much. The most common cause is Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune condition in which white blood cells and antibodies attack the thyroid gland. If not treated, the metabolism will continue to slow and will ultimately (in 10 to 15 years) lead to death. 90% of Hypothyroidism occurs in women. On average 1/3 of women over 55 have low thyroid.
Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
- Lethargy and fatigue
- Feeling cold (even on warm days)
- Unusual weight gain
- Reduced concentration (brain fog)
- Puffiness of the face
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
‘Cadmium & mercury deplete selenium in the body (essential for their removal). Selenium atoms combine with cadmium & mercury atoms and escort them out of the body via the bile system. When selenium is depleted by cadmium and/or mercury, there is less selenium to form the deiodinase enzymes that convert T4 to T3, resulting in low T3 and hypothyroidism. Also there is less selenium to form glutathione peroxidase, one of the body’s prime antioxidants.’
‘Melatonin is known to bind heavy metals (Limson et al., 1998REF15) and to increase intracellular GSH levels through an up-regulation of GSH-synthesizing enzymes (Todoroki et al., 1998REF3). It is thus possible to speculate on two mechanisms for melatonin’s antioxidant action, namely, (a) melatonin as a chelating agent binding mercury, thus eliminating its cytotoxic properties, or (b) melatonin causing production of increased levels of intracellular antioxidants such as glutathione (Todoroki et al., 1998REF30). It is not excluded that both these mechanisms could be operating simultaneously. mercury as an inducer of oxidative stress, and the resultant effect on ß-Amyloid (Aß) production and phosphorylated tau levels in neuroblastoma cells. Furthermore, we demonstrated that these effects are reduced and/or reversed by the pineal indoleamine melatonin.’
NOTE: Sodium fluoride added to toothpaste & urban water reservoirs attacks the pineal gland.
The Thyroid Gland is critical in the body. The extent of its ability to function normally determines your degree of overall heath. It is a bell weather indicator. A compromised immune system is much more vulnerable to infection & seasonal influenza. Vaccines undermine the immune system by introducing live viruses & toxic heavy metals to an already overloaded network. The synergy of immunological, neurological & physiological well being hangs in the balance. Thus the delicacy of our glands must be protected. Otherwise a domino effect of sickness & long term deterioration of health are inevitable.
DIABETES 1: A Failure of the body to metabolize carbohydrates due to insuffient Insulin production in the Pancreas, marked by an elevated blood sugar level. Diabetes was quite rare before the Depression Era. 1933 saw a 1000% jump in the disorder. The reason? The mass marketing of Margerine & Crisco (which relaced Butter & Flax/Coconut/Hemp Oil in many homes). *TRANS FATS
DIABETES 2: Insulin resistant Diabetes (escalating in numbers).
DIABETES 3: Triggered by hypersensitivity to Cell Phone/Computer/Microwave Radiation.