“How Can You Help Me if I Don’t Have a Thyroid?”

by Jeda Boughton on March 30, 2015

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A lot of women ask me if I can help them, even if they don’t have a thyroid.

Actually, most thyroid imbalances have nothing to do with the thyroid gland itself.  Unfortunately, most doctors treat the thyroid like it’s not an important part of your system, like it can be replaced with medication.  Yet, the medication alone doesn’t bring your body back to balance and it certainly doesn’t correct the problem that caused your thyroid problem in the first place.

In 1998 I had my thyroid ablated, which means that I don’t have a functioning thyroid.  The doctors told me that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life.  However, the medication they gave me didn’t work very well for me and I started to gain weight, I had trouble sleeping and my head was in a fog all day.  I kept increasing the dosage of the thyroid medication but it wasn’t helping.

The disease that caused my thyroid imbalance did not originate in my thyroid.  Sure, the worst of my symptoms were caused by the affects that the autoimmune disease had on my thyroid but the gland was not the root of my problem.  Removing or “killing” my thyroid simply stopped the overactive thyroid symptoms but it did nothing to resolve the original disease.

So where did that leave me?

My thyroid gland was no longer functioning, and to this day that hasn’t changed. It took me years to figure what to do so I could get my health back, fortunately I finally got there.  The medication wasn’t working because my body was still unhappy on the inside, I was still inflamed, stressed and completely imbalanced.   It takes a lot more than a “magic” pill to stabilize your system.

Now I help other women who have similar stories. For example, I help women whose thyroid glands aren’t working properly, for whatever reason, hyper or hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, thyroid removal, radiation, goiter and even cancer.

The point is, you don’t have to have a thyroid gland to benefit from supporting the rest of your body. In fact, without a functioning thyroid gland you need more support than ever. This way your system will know what to do with the thyroid hormone that you take every day.

Dr. Jeda

Dr. Jeda Boughton is a doctor of Chinese medicine in Vancouver BC, Canada, and the founder of the Natural Thyroid Health Program. She teaches women who suffer from thyroid disorders how to heal naturally through alternative medicine.

Jeda Boughton – who has written posts on Natural Thyroid Health.


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