5 Things I Did To Help Heal My Thyroid

  1. I got as many toxins as possible out of my home and body.

Think make-up, toilet bowl cleaner, dish soap, hand soap, shampoo, nail polish, birth control pills, Advil and any other medications that you don’t *need* to be taking.

I use a free app called Think Dirty to check products on the fly while at the grocery store. I highly recommend you download it and use it to help you buy cosmetics, cleaning supplies and toiletries.

Many of the ‘normal’ products we use like Dawn, Tide, Comet, Crest and more, even some of the ones that are supposed to be ‘green’, score at an 8/10 on the toxicity scale in the app. That’s highly toxic. Especially when we tend to stick to a product and use it daily or weekly for years.

All those chemicals add up. Your poor liver is working overtime trying to clear out the gunk.

I try to find products that are a 4/10 or lower. It’s easy when it comes to hand soap, shampoo, etc. Most grocery stores have a ‘healthy’ section. But, things like nail polish can be a bit trickier. The nail polish I love is called Pure Anada Glamour Nail Polish. It goes on smooth, dries fast and stays on a long time. You just need to do some research.

You are what you put on your skin! I know the saying is “You are what you eat.” That counts, too, such as eating more organic and grass fed when you can find it, but we tend to forget about the products we use.

Your skin absorbs products within 30 seconds. Choose natural ones!

  1. I stopped gossiping.

This is an interesting one, imho.

I used to chat with friends and talk about what was going on with everyone we knew, some of which was not so good.

What I realized was this actually dropped my energy instead of feeding my positivity. I felt tired after seeing my friends or gossiping in the lunch room. I had to stop doing that!

I believe in the law of attraction.

What you speak, you create. Yes, you are THAT powerful.

Energy, what you say, think and feel, is emitted or vibrated out into the Universe and the same or a similar kind of energy is returned to you.

I highly recommend you keep your conversations as positive and up-beat as possible, and spend time around people who feed your soul.

  1. I stopped working out as much, and changed how I worked out.

I toned down my workouts to include more walking and yoga. I was a fitness and spin instructor. It was nothing for me to teach 7 or 10 classes a week. That was A LOT of pressure and stress on my body. It was fun and I loved it, but over time it was just too much.

My body was already struggling, so intense workouts made me feel worse, really tired, or gave me a headache.

My goal was to feel better, calmer and more relaxed.

I stopped working out as much, and changed how I worked out.

  1. I stopped eating gluten.

Let me be clear here, I don’t believe that everyone healing from a thyroid condition needs to give up gluten, but I do believe that it will greatly help some people, like myself.

Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye, spelt and barley. The acronym you can use to remember the grains that contain gluten is BROWS. Barley, rye, oats (if they are not marked as gluten free), wheat and spelt.

Wheat has been genetically modified for years to decrease the growing season, increase the yield and make it very resilient to bugs. That makes it hard for us humans to digest.

In your small intestine, you have these little guys called villi that line the walls, They have a very important job. They are meant to absorb your nutrients as they float by. (You mouth to anus is actually a tube that keeps things outside of your body.)

Since the wheat is so resilient, it actually scrapes these nutrient absorbers off. As this gets worse, you can get small tears in the walls of the intestines where food will leak outside of the body. That’s bad. No one wants food particles floating around inside them where they aren’t supposed to be. It’s gross and it can hurt.

But, the bigger problem is that when the villi get rubbed off, your body has less chances to absorb nutrients. Over time, you start to starve. Your body will start taking nutrients from your bones, muscles and more to keep your body functioning. It can create muscle atrophy where your body catabolizes muscle to use elsewhere. Then the muscles become weak and the body has less strength and ability to do normal functions like walk up the stairs.

Eating gluten might not create an instant reaction for you, unless you have celiac disease. It’s a process that happens a little over time. For me, I notice that my skin is very dry the day after I eat gluten, abnormally dry.

If you don’t know if gluten is a problem, take it out of your diet for a month and see if anything changes. Know that gluten is in EVERYTHING, so it can be tricky to avoid completely.

  1. I started using a high quality essential oil.

If you have a problem, guaranteed there’s an essential oil that can help. For releasing weight, I use Smart & Sassy by DoTerra. to relax, you can use Lavender. To feel better emotionally, you can use Console or Forgive, or an oil like Patchuli.

Using a high quality oil is very important. Remember we talked about how products can enter the skin and get into the bod in 30 seconds or less? Essential oils are no different. If you’re using a Walmart brand, you’re not getting a high quality oil and you’ll just be adding more toxins in.

The two brands I have knowledge of are Young Living and DoTerra. (If you need an oil distributor, let me know.)

You can topically apply oils (often mixed with a carrier oil), inhale them using a diffuser, or ingest them. Take caution with ingesting.

There are oils for sleep (Serenity), for releasing cellulite (cedarwood, geranium, grapefruit), to decrease the pain from a headache (peppermint, rosemary and lavender), and DoTerra has an oil called ZenGest that is the bomb for reducing upset stomachs or indigestion when rubbed over the stomach.

Use them as you need them, and again, buy a high quality oil.

I did a lot of other things to heal my own thyroid condition, including finding a naturopath and an NAET practitioner (it stands for Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques) and more. I also made use of a probiotic and added kombucha to my diet and more.

This list of things will certainly get you started. If you are serious about healing from a thyroid condition, or a condition you feel is related to your thyroid even if your doctor doesn’t agree, then I can help.

I have a 3-month Thyroid Healing Kickstart 1-1 program that is designed to help you heal your symptoms. I am not a doctor, I am a massage therapist by trade, and I was able to heal my own thyroid.

The techniques I use include releasing any past life an ancestral karma, as we know we can carry forward things that we don’t want, and overcoming any limiting beliefs, thought patterns and trauma that may be contributing to the condition and/or symptoms.

In addition to changing physical things in your life, it’s also important to shift your thoughts, emotions and energy.

I also love to get your Higher Self involved. We can do a Future Progression session and she can tell you exactly how you heal it.

Read more about the 3-month Thyroid Healing Kickstart here: http://sherrisimpson.com/ready-for-healing/

Send along a Facebook message if you feel this program may be for you. We can have a quick chat.

The way I will support you will be highly personalized. That’s the best way to heal as your past, your symptoms, your desires and experiences will be unique to you.

In good health,

Sherri. :O)

Sherri Simpson