Causes for low thyroid can include stress, low activity/exercise levels, low movement of Prana/Chi, environmental pollutants, caffeine and chocolate Prozac, postpartum (possibly 5 - 10% pp women). In Ayurvedic terms, extreme Vata aggravation - especially prolonged change, irregularities, stressors, sleep and other depletions are clearly involved. Also the following, the key avoids or minimize which weaken thyroid:
.Chlorine. Chlorinated water for drinking, bathing, swimming
.Sugar, particularly white or supermarket brown
.Fried (at high heat) Foods
Symptoms and effects of low thyroid include depression, mood swings, low metabolic rate resulting in fat storage and difficulty losing weight, dry skin, headaches, menstrual problems, lethargy, recurrent infections, cold sensitivity, poor circulation, cold feet, poor memory, compromised immune system and premature aging. Thyroid is primary support to immune function as well, and low thyroid often manifests also low immune function and Candida. Note: this is not touted as medical expertise, but is my collected information to date.
Other things can cause these symptoms; tests are available if you are not sure.
.Need thermometer only! The self-test for basal metabolic temperature is a good way to confirm, per Rita Anderson and Dr. DeMarco: Shake down the mercury in the thermometer below 95F/35C and lay it down at night next to your bed. Measure immediately upon waking - lie there preferably eyes closed - under the left armpit for 5-10 minutes. Do this 3 - 5 mornings in a row at least. Menstruating women take it days 2 -3 - 4 of period, others anytime. Take average axillary's temperature. Normal is 98.4 (98.6 less 1 - 2 degrees for under the armpit).
.I have used EndoFlex on my throat, for a heads up. I find that when it smells really great, or feels even better, this experience goes along with compromised thyroid function symptoms for myself and some of my postpartum clients.
.In one seminar a woman claimed that thyroid issues are about
conscious/subconscious fighting within ones self. She finds the SARA blend is great for this. Dr. Young uses Myrtle with Spikenard for similar purposes, maybe more specific to speaking our truth effectively.
If on synthetic or other thyroid medicines?
Gary Young reports that synthetic thyroid only mimics thyroid response but doesn't help your thyroid. The body degenerates its' own thyroid in this case because it is not fed. Thyromin feeds it. Start the Thyromin right away. Most need to graduate off the other, some switch same day; usage suggestions below. Gary explains that Thyromin is not medicine it is a food supplement. The excess will be eliminated. Thyromin rejuvenates and balances the thyroid.
"Thyromin is a special formula by Dr. Young of glandular extracts, herbs, amino acids, minerals and essential oils perfectly balanced to maximize nutritional support of the thyroid. This gland regulates body metabolism energy, blood sugar levels and temperature." It is one of Young Living's VERY few products containing any animal glandular.
Dosages (see basal temperature test above)
.For Hyperthyroid, use in the AM only. AM use also jumpstarts the adrenals
.For Hypothyroid, use 2 - 3 in eve, lunch option also
.Giving room for error and normal variance, if your average basal
temperature is 97 - 4 tenths below normal, use one Thyromin and then
increase 1 for each tenth lower than 97 as a good starter measure. Gary suggests that if your temperature is a whole degree under normal to use 10 daily to start; 5 in AM, 5 in PM.
.Thyromin is usually best taken at night. A few people report it keeps them awake. Dr. Young's advice is to have a good book handy and ride it out for 4 - 5 days, after which the body will self-regulate the day/night routine and HGH and Cortisol levels which are influenced. Ref training tape 26 Hormonal Response and Longevity part 1, and others, (available through
.May need to start with 4 - 6 Thyromin @ a time; will rebuild your gland and you will be able to reduce. (2 - 4 in afternoon or eve, 2 in Am). This is more than suggested on the bottle; find your comfort level.
.Use of Ultra Young and ProMist can often reduce the Thyromin need with other benefits.
.Ultra Young jumpstarts the anterior pituitary, cleaning the receptor sites for and supporting better uptake and function of naturally produced HGH and enhancing its function as well. HGH is a master hormone regulating immune, hormonal, metabolic and other functions of the glands, liver, heart, spleen and pancreas. Vegetarian oral delivery high absorption spray.
.Gary is finding to use Thyromin often with Goldenrod, internally. (Young Life Research clinic report with protocol available), especially when impotence and lowered libido is experienced along with low thyroid issues these products also enhance each other.
.ProMist supports clearing of blocked pituitary receptor sites for HGH (immune function et many other functions). It is also an oral spray delivery for best absorption, includes Pregnenolone (forgotten precursor before progesterone, hormone for female and male hormones, body will use as needed and excrete any excess, no overdose concern as with progesterone), B vitamins, DHEA.
.Include cleansing and body building/nourishment as basic protocol as well
.For most of us it may be wise to take one Thyromin from time to time (all
of us exposed to chlorination) because chlorine blocks uptake of tyrosine amino acid in iodine in to essential thyroid function. Major inhibitor of thyroid function. Caution - for drinking, bathing, minimize showering swimming pools in chlorinated water.
Q - Regarding thyroid support during pregnancy?
A - Yes. Monitor basal temperature, postpartum as well.
.I have heard Dr. Young speak of a client, a woman with no thyroid gland and no parathyroid gland. She takes a maintenance support of 1 - 2 Thyromin a day only.
.Dr. Young's thyroid was destroyed with his logging accident. It took 3
years to rebuild it and he still uses the Thyromin also.
.I also heard a woman in Boulder last summer report she had transitioned totally off both synthetic thyroid and Thyromin in 9 months. She had
previously been using medical thyroid supplement for 8 years! She said she had to use higher doses of Thyromin at first, also took Sulfurzyme (MSM with Wolfberry/high antioxidant, immune enhancing, et other effects).
. Dr. Young's experience is that most people in her situation will need to
arrive at a maintenance level of 1 - 2 per day.
These notes are collected from three talks by Gary Young, one by Rita Anderson and one in a class with Kathy Farmer, all healers using Young Living Essential Oils and products, and from Dr. Carolyn DeMarco, MD's book, Take Charge of Your Body.
Collection notes by Martha Oakes
Two Thyromin before bedtime, one in the morning when you get up. Rub Myrtle on throat and on the neck of the big toes. There is COQ10 in Thyromin, which is good for the heart muscle! I also suggest that you inform that doctor about Thyromin, he/she would most likely be interested!
Fragrantly yours, Carol
Thyromin 60 Capsules
This product was developed to nourish the thyroid, balancing metabolism, and reducing fatigue. It contains combination of specially selected glandular
nutrients, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and herbal Essential Oils. All of the oils are therapeutic grade quality and are perfectly balanced to bring about the most beneficial and nutritional support to the thyroid.
Contents - Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and menopausal conditions. Iodine (kelp is a key component of the T3 and T4 thyroid hormones that are pivotal for increasing energy levels and metabolism. Potassium supports healthy thyroid function. CoQ10 is used by cells in the body to convert food to energy.
Heart cells require more CoQ10 to maintain muscle strength because of their higher demand for energy. CoQ10 helps in the prevention of heart disease and cancer and may help protect against blood cholesterol. L-Cystine is an amino acid that supports proper liver function and healthy hair. Adrenal/pituitary extracts from bovine sources provide the building blocks to thyroid hormone synthesis. Pituitary Substance, in a base of Irish Moss, Adrenal and Pituitary extracts.
Essential Oils - Peppermint (Mentha piperita) supports digestion and
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) has hormone like properties that support the
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) may help increase thyroid function.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) has hormone like properties and is anti-inflammatory.
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Companion Oil Blends: Clarity, En-R-Gee, EndoFlex, JuvaFlex, and Magnify
Suggested Use: One to two capsules daily, immediately before going to sleep.
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Comments: To know if you need THYROMIN, take your basal cell temperature with a mercury thermometer upon awakening first thing in the morning even before you go to the bathroom or get out of bed. Put the thermometer under your armpit for 10 minutes and if it reads below 97.6 degrees then your thyroid is low and you need Thyromin. So, start out with one capsule at bedtime and check your temperature in a couple of weeks. If it is not up to 97.6 degrees, add one more. Do this until it reads 97.6 degrees. If it is above take one in the morning. Follow the directions on the bottle. Also if you don't have a thyroid, this is wonderful way to possibility to reestablish one. The body will always try to heal itself.