One day, an elderly man with serious health issues entered the office of Erika Schwartz, MD, to seek advice about his condition. After the thorough examination, she decided to consult with his cardiologist about completely changing his therapy.

The man suffered from an advanced stage of eczema, causing unbearable itching, low thyroid and testosterone levels, excess weight and a sleeping disorder. She tried for several weeks to reach the cardiologist, and when she finally did, she proposed him to change the medications, and he told her that it is the most absurd thng he ever heard.

Thyroid

Thyroid

She tried to explain to him over the phone that they have the same medical degree, but he didn’t even want to listen to her and hung up on her.

After this awful conversation, she decided to try her way after all. She wanted to change his cholesterol medication for thyroid hormones.

When the patient heard this, he thought that that big amount of hormones will lead to a heart attack, but she explained him that it is not going to happen, because these hormones maintain the cholesterol level low.

The thyroid hormones are a product of the thyroid gland – an endocrine gland with a butterfly shape which is located in the lower front part of the neck. There are two thyroid hormones – triiodothyronine and thyroxine, further mentioned as T3 and T4.

The T4 is turned into the active T3 in the cells, and is spread through the organs in the body by the bloodstream. Their major function is to privide energy to the body and boost the metabolism, and also to help the organs to function properly as they should.

The most common issue when it comes to the thyroid is the hypothyroidism. It is a state where the thyroid is not that active, so the gland produces less hormones than necessary in the body to maintain a proper function of the organs.

This can be a result of various reasons, and one of them can be the autoimmune disease Hashimoto,where the thyroid is being attacked by the immune system. This condition manifests itself by several different symptoms, such as itching, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, depression or brain fog, fatigue, brittle nails, mood swings, poor reflexes and so on.

Unfortunately, these symptoms may be an indicator for something else, so the doctors often overlook this disease and prescribe the wrong medication.

The thyroid expert Mary Shomon explains that people who suffer from depression or high cholesterol are given medications only for that, and no one ever bothers to check the thyroid gland.  It is the most critical flaw, due to the conventional tests, who are not able to spot the hypothyroidism.

The stimulating hormone test, or TSH test, does not measure T3 and T4 individually, as it should. Dr. Schwartz claims that for better results, both of these thyroids have to be examined separately, and for further treatments, that the T4 should be turned into T3 and be transfered throughout the body.

Her approach examines the body as a whole, altering the diet, hormones, exercising and the supplements.

The belief that the treatment of the thyroid can influence the well being of the entire organism is one that Dr. Shomon shares too. Our metabolism relies on it.

Proper brain function, right amount of oxygen, pancreatic function, good digestion, are all under the influence of the thyroid. But we cannot take only the internal factors as a cause, the external factors play a big role, too, such as the environment,hormones, the diet and so on.

We are a part of a toxic world, and we need to make a balance between what we have to do and what is good for us. The leading toxins in the present world are the mold and the mycotoxins, which are both a result of some type of fungi.

They are terrible for the thyroid gland, and yet we consume them in some form every day. We are consuming too much sugar, which produces the mold in the body, and we cannot stop ourselves, causing a hyperthyroidism.

The hyperthyroidism is the exact opposite of the hypothyroidism – it results in excess production of the thyroid hormones. It results in a rapid heartbeat and sudden weight loss. However, this balance can be restored by taking some measurements – eating raw and healthy foods, taking plenty of exercise, reducing the stress and fostering healthy relationships.

First, you should listen to your body carefully, and if you notice that something is wrong, ask yourself why is it wrong? Find the solution and help yourself. That is the only way you could properly take care of yourself. You are responsible for your own health.

The best thing to do in this case is to restart your thyroid gland. By doing so, you will keep your normal and healthy weight, boost your energy, slow down the process of aging and improve the well being of your body as a whole.

Here is what you should implement in your diet in order to restart your thyroid gland: eggs, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, whole grains, shellfish (shrimps, clams, oysters, scallops, mussels), fish (wild salmon, flounder, sardines, halibut), poultry (chicken, turkey), meat (beef, pork, lamb, liver), mushrooms, all types of fruits and vegetables (especially green vegetables).

Avoid these foods: beer, grains, dairy, sugar and sweeteners, beans and legumes, low fat diets, low carb diets, calorie restricted diets, andmore servings of Goitrogenic foods.

Finally, at the beginning,, for the first month, do light exercises for about an hour, every day, something like swimming, hiking, walking or biking. After that, do high intensity workouts about three times a week, something like weight lifting or body weight exercises, and you will be as healthy as ever.