Kehau Martinez, Guest
*This is an opinion piece. Under no circumstances does Thyroid Nation recommend discontinuing your thyroid hormone replacement, for essential oils use or ever. This worked for this particular woman. We aren’t sure if this is still her current protocol as of August 2016. If you have thyroid disease and especially Hashimoto’s, it never ‘goes away’! It can be put into remission, yes. Always talk to your healthcare provider before implementing any new system. We at Thyroid Nation believe that we are ALL individuals and there is no one way or one treatment that works for everyone. We are all uniquely, individually created!
When I mention that I use essential oils instead of thyroid medication, most people are amazed, quickly they ask ” how I did it, which essential oils did I use, where did I apply them, for how long?”
Here are the details of MY, *no thyroid medication, regimine:
I was on thyroid medication for about 2 years. The doctors tried Levothyroxine, Synthroid (briefly), Bio-Identicals and Armour. None of them worked. With each new thyroid medication I did feel better – but it only lasted for a few weeks. Then my symptoms would come back and sometimes get worse. Most of the time, my doctors would just tell me to increase my dose. So I did. And for 2 years, I continued feeling terrible. I lived in a heavy haze all the time. I disliked being on the medications and tried to stop them. But, I always ended up non-functional and brain dead. Who wants to live like that? I certainly didn’t. I needed some real support for my body. This was not the way, for me. I knew there had to be another, less toxic option. This was thyroid induced fog and lack of energy, was not how I would spend the next 80 years. So, I made some changes.
First Up, No Thyroid Medication for me. (Yikes!)
Last October, I stopped my medications, cold turkey (not recommended but I was desperate) and started using Peppermint, Lemongrass and a blend called Endoflex. I layered them topically on my thyroid (base of throat area) and adrenals (mid-back) 3x/day. Within a week I felt better and was able to workout again. I kept up this regimen until December and was even able to lose some weight and get some energy back. In December, I added Frankincense to the mix, but decreased my usage to 2x/daily. This decrease happened mostly because of lifestyle changes more than by intention. However, I did not have any issues come up with the decrease in frequency. I added Frankincense because although I was feeling better, my thyroid antibodies were still at approximately 6,000 (goal is 40 or under depending on what type of physician you work with). Needless to say, I was on a mission to get those antibodies down!
Fast forward a few months and my antibodies were still very high, but I was still feeling better than when I was on the thyroid medication. I decided to alter my routine a bit, one more time. Instead of applying the oils to just my thyroid and adrenals, I started using the thyroid and adrenal reflexology points on my feet. In the morning, I would apply the oils to my thyroid and adrenal areas. In the evenings, I would apply the oils to the bottom of my feet, making sure to hit the thyroid and parathyroid points. (For those who do not know – you absorb oils quickly through the bottom of your feet. If applied all over the bottom of the foot, the oil can be detected in every cell of the body within 20 minutes).
I stayed consistent with my usage of the oils for about 7-8 months, total. I did use Frankincense, in my routine, for about 4 of those months. At that point, I found that I could play with it a little. I used Endoflex almost every day, but I cut back on the other oils. Some days I applied all 4 oils while other days I only used 1 or 2. It really depended on how I was feeling and I followed my intuition.
I have now been using the oils for almost 10 months and I still have no need for thyroid medications. I continue to follow my intuition with the oils and use whichever ones appeal to me the most, depending on the day. Endoflex is still one I use almost every day. I continue to apply them to my feet in the evenings and thyroid in the mornings. I have gotten my antibodies down (though still not perfect, but close!) and my TSH has decreased (yay!) while my T4 to T3 conversion improved (double yay!). My doctor was astounded that my body did this without thyroid medication. I was deemed “one of those rare people.” I don’t think I’m rare, though. I think I just gave my body a chance to heal itself. I took out the toxic drugs and supported it with a more natural option and now I am well on my way to saying “I used to have Hashimoto’s.” Thank you essential oils! (this is MY story, everyone is different and you have to do what you feel is right for your body)
About the Author
Kehau Martinez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and environmental advocate. Following her heart, she decided to become a health coach to empower other women who struggle with thyroid and adrenal imbalances. Today, she supports women who have thyroid imbalances to lose weight, increase energy and thrive. Kehau received her Health Coaching training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Chapman University as well as certifications in Animal Communication, Reiki, Spinning® and the Access Consciousness Bars®. Additionally, she is certified in Raindrop Technique® and uses genuine essential oils to perform this application of oils which detoxifies the body, empowering it to restore balance and promotes spinal health.
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