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Thyroid Can Affect Weight & Hair Loss


Author: Debbie S.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 09-25-2012
Views: 15,198
Word Count: 463
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 7809-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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A year ago I had my thyroid tested along with my hormones and where I am generally low with my numbers, TSH was high and T4 was quite low. The doc wanted to give me medication for it but I declined and started taking Thyromin.

When I did the HCG diet last winter, a diet that is supposed to actually to help a person become healthy, not just lose weight but also change eating habits. It didn't take and I gained back almost all the weight.

I looked into why it works for some and not for others, and I found a theory that the thyroid has to be up to par, and since I didn't want to pay for another blood test, I increased my Thyromin pills to 2 each night. The next time I did the diet, it actually helped me, and I went on to lose more weight after the diet ended.

In France during early July, I was advised to start taking the Endoflex oil blend for my vitiligo, and started putting a couple of drops under my tongue twice a day. I've been doing that for two months now. (No improvement of the vitiligo however).

I had used this oil to balance out my thyroid about 7 years ago when I first joined Young Living. I have the blood tests to prove that it worked, as my blood work was totally covered by the insurance we had at the time. That was my very first amazing, exciting and best yet, proven in black and white testimonial that I had with essential oils.

My hair has been falling out recently, due to stress, but everyone was saying it has to due with the thyroid. I started the Master Cleanse lemonade diet. (Last day was yesterday!) Instead of my hair loss stopping, which is one benefit listed in the book from the cleanse, my hair loss accelerated.

I called the author of the book, and told him about it and that I didn't know if my thyroid was up to par yet. He said that normally the cleanse will make the T4 low, but after the 2nd or 3rd round on the cleanse, it comes back into range.

Knowing my thyroid was off on the test from last year, I decided it was worth the hundred or so dollars to have it tested again for the sake of my hair. I just got the results and I am totally normal on all three accounts! Still it did not help my hair loss however.

My TSH went from 7.32 to 1.55, right in mid range. T3, which was in range before, went from 2.2 to 2.6, an improvement. T4 went from .72 to 6.8, right in mid range.

All these great numbers without drugs, what a blessing!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: hypoactive, hypothyroid, hypothyroidism, thyroidism, thyroiditis, thyroids, thyroxin, thyroxine, underactive.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hormones — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
2.Associated topics: hormones,thyroid — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: hair-loss-(alopecia) — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
4.Associated topics: hormones — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: hormones — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
6.Associated topics: hypothyroidism — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
7.Associated topics: weight-loss — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
8.Associated topics: hormones — "Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."Link

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