Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hypo Thyroid vs Hyper Thyroid


Such confusion in this area. I've done some research and tried to clear it up a little bit,
at least in my mind & hopefully in yours as well. 

The thyroid produces T3 & T4 hormones. Too much thyroid hormone in the body is called thyrotoxicosis. Some thyroid conditions are looked at as auto-immune disorders, which continues to rise. So in these cases, the immune system attacks the thyroid. 1 in 10 are diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. Many thyroid issues also test positive for heavy metal toxicity & are suspected at causing imbalances. Cilantro can detoxify the body of heavy metals. To make it more confusing, one thyroid issue can mimic the other such as with Hashimoto's or Grave's disease.

The most common treatment for underactive thyroid is synthroid, a synthetic chemical version of the hormone. It's also given to people who have had radioactive iodine which is used to destroy the thyroid gland. The Armour Nature-Throidthyroid for hypothyroid, beta blockers & antithyroid meds for hyperthyroid patients come with an abundance of side effects. The prescription tapazole stops the thyroid from making the hormone. 

So which one, if any, do you have??? Let's see what the symptoms are for each.....

Hyperthyroidism (overactive) or Grave's Disease. Produces too much hormone and can lead to the following: sleep issues, hair changes, unexplained or rapid weight loss, tremors, racing heart rate, sensitivity to hot temps, excessive sweating, diarrhea, anxiety & irritability

Hypothyroidism (underactive) or Hashimoto's Disease. This one doesn't produce enough of the hormone and can lead to the following symptoms: excessive fatigue, unexplained or rapid weight gain, muscle cramps, slow heart rate, sensitive to cold temps, constipation, depression, brain fog, decreased memory, nail issues, muscle weakness, thinning hair, achiness & menstrual or fertility issues. 

There are a plethora of symptoms for each one of these imbalances, did we ever think it could be that 
many? Do any of those sound familiar to how YOU been feeling lately?? 

Healthy nutrition, lemon water, essential oils, detoxing your environment, avoid foods that can cause inflammation, get good sleep, know your body, track your intake of iodine, stay moving....keep as active as possible & try consulting a natural health professional. These few ideas and more can help manage the symptoms of an imbalanced thyroid. 

Here's some essential oils that can help with this too: frankincense, geranium, roman chamomile, ginger, lemon, cilantro & tangerine. 

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