Archive for September, 2011

Aloe Vera for Graves’ Disease/ Thyroid Eye Disease

Did you know that nearly every known dis-ease is caused from inflammation? Including our Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease, not to mention Thyroid Eye Disease... It just so happens that the ancient Aloe Vera plant has turned out to be one of the most extraordinary anti-inflammatory plants in all of creation.

 Apparently no matter what started your inflammation and pain, the natural ingredients within Aloe Vera is bursting with anti-inflammatory ability plus all this is based on real science to back it up. Aloe Vera is about 99% pure energized water “intelligently designed” by Mama Nature to contain more than 75 key ingredients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and miracle super sugars. If you are looking for a simple way to improve your overall health and well being, including your immune system (and we need that most of all!), Aloe Vera provides you with a potent smorgasbord of helpful cellular nutrition.

As you already know I am experimenting a lot with all kinds of natural products, and I am a “one man” laboratory, needless to say. I’ve never recommended anything to anyone that I haven’t tried or researched thoroughly, it’s just prefer to be sure what I am talking about.

 So, since I got rid off Graves’ Disease several years ago, I was asking myself how do I keep it away. Yes, I did changed many things, my life style especially, but still, the nutritional and diet part wasn’t covered. I wanted to eat everything without any concerns and be as healthier as possible (with this dirty environment around us!). I experimented with a few natural products and supplements, but the best results I got from using a few products containing Aloe Vera. It’s not that you never heard of that, but still, we are not doing it, right?

 I was also looking for the most natural/ organic products or company, not any product in general, that I can afford and will not cost me a fortune. I was introduced by a friend of mine to the Aloe Vera family, and since then, 2 years now, I am using only their products, because I know that they are 100% natural, even the stabilizers used in the cosmetics.

Today, I’m trying to put only natural products in my mouth (I mean toothpaste, food is another topic here), I even use Aloe Vera to wash my clothes and clean my house,  the shampoo and conditioners are too with Aloe Vera,  face creams, and of course the Aloe Vera juice (there are 4 different to choose from- and not the one sold in GNC, sorry), also herbal formulas, vitamins and supplements. Everything that I need for my health and cosmetics I prefer to buy it with Aloe Vera. But listen- not any Aloe Vera…a special one.

What I actually did is that I changed my shopping store- instead of going to Publix, Walmart or Kroger, or any other general store for that matter, I shop from one company and they have a wide variety of products, for practically anything you and your family need to stay healthy.  They are very economic also, you can use the “fluoride free” toothpaste for 4 months or more, 1 bottle of Aloe Vera gel for 2 months (if you have a particular health problem- then you need 1 cup every day), the face cream for 5-6 months…

 Since I am using these products I haven’t practically been sick even with the occasional flu.  I even didn’t notice that until recently, when I was cleaning the drawer with over-the counter medications and I noticed that I haven’t used them at all. So here we go, I’ll stop talking, you give it a try..

 Feel free to browse the products, they have offices world wide, so if you live in Australia, or  United Kingdom or  Malaysia, it will be delivered by the offices there so you don’t pay oversea shipping fees. If you don’t know what to order, send me an email with your symptoms and complains and I’ll tell you exactly what you need, or what I would use..

 The other good thing is that if you decide to become a distributor you actually get paid to shop, and you’ll receive 15% off immediately of all products, life time, no other requirements (there is a minimum order requirement, but it’s different for different countries.

 If you don’t want to do that of course, you can use my personal sponsor

  ID # 001002401252

 as a referring agent (optional, but preferably)…This is the company:

   www.ForeverLiving.com

 or go here for the products:

https://www.foreverliving.com/retail/shop/shopping.do?categoryName=Drinks+R&task=shopCategory

 If you live in another country, different from USA, just change the location on the upper left corner of the webpage to your country and your language, as they have offices worldwide, so you can read on your own language and shop in our own country, isn’t that convenient?

  Products to consider:

  1. Aloe Vera Gel (30 ml- 100ml/daily), 4 different tastes to choose from (that’s their best product)

 2. Forever A-Beta- CarE (contains Selenium and all anti- oxidants listed in my previous email)

 3. Forever Arctic Sea ® (can be used as a substitute for Flax seed oil)

 4. Forever Vision® – improves the general eye condition, a lot!

 5. Aloe Moisturizing Lotion-  This unique lotion has outstanding moisturizing properties for the skin;

 6. Aloe Vera Tooth Gel- I love this tooth gel, as it contains no fluoride (which we well know has a good contribution to Hyperthyroidism).

 7. Forever Alluring Eyes®. (eye cream). Keep in a refrigerator for best results.

 8. Forever Immublend- great product for supporting the immune system, especially helpful when that immune system is not doing well.

 9. Aloe Vera Gelly (I use that refrigerated for under my eyes, or any other skin irritations), helps puffiness, at least mine..

 (P.S. Note that none of the above products are FDA approved. This statement is not endorsed by Foreverliving.com, it’s my personal observation and recommendation on the subject)

  For more information about the benefits, you can just watch this short video:

  http://www.discoverforever.com/video.php?id=470&tab=0

  If you are ready to join the Aloe Vera family, click here, choose you country and proceed as directed:

  http://www.discoverforever.com/join.html?page=join

Selenium and Grave’s Disease/ Other supplements

This is not a new information in fact, but I am mentioning it here because there was just another scientific research about Thyroid eye disease and Selenium that I feel I should share with all of you..

Recently conducted study titled Selenium and the course of mild Graves’ orbitopathy” was conducted by the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. What happened: They  carried out a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effect of selenium (an antioxidant agent) or pentoxifylline (an antiinflammatory agent) in 159 patients with mild Graves’ orbitopathy. The patients were given selenium (100 μg twice daily), pentoxifylline (600 mg twice daily), or placebo (twice daily) orally for 6 months and were then followed for 6 months after treatment was withdrawn. Primary outcomes at 6 months were evaluated by means of an overall ophthalmic assessment, conducted by an ophthalmologist who was unaware of the treatment assignments, and a Graves’ orbitopathy-specific quality-of-life questionnaire, completed by the patient. Secondary outcomes were evaluated with the use of a Clinical Activity Score and a diplopia score.

CONCLUSIONS made by the scientists: Selenium administration significantly improved quality of life, reduced ocular involvement, and slowed progression of the disease in patients with mild Graves’ orbitopathy.

Another older information about selenium as well:

On June 22, 2001 Dr. Barbara Gasnier reported the findings at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Denver, Colorado that selenium supplementation may prevent progression of autoimmune thyroid disease, especially during the onset of the disease. According to the researchers, selenium deficiency appears to contribute to the development and maintenance of autoimmune thyroiditis because of its effect on the function of selenium-dependent enzymes, which can modulate the immune system.

Selenium supplementation with 200mcg of sodium selenite may improve the inflammatory activity seen in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis, but whether this effect is specific for autoimmune thyroiditis or may also be effective in other organ-specific autoimmune diseases remains to be investigated. Selenium supplementation may lower free radical activity, which contributes to inflammation.

It appears that taking selenium without iodine will result in a decrease in production of Thyroxine (T4), although there may be an initial transient increase in T4 to T3 conversion and hence higher T3 and seemingly worse hyperthyroidism.

Bottom line:  Selenium may be helpful for both- hyperthyroidism and thyroid eye disease (mild, but who knows). I know that almost any laboratory can measure if you need any vitamins and supplements. Better check that as well.

I also know that muscle cramps (I used to have a lot of these and they’ll wake me up during the night) are well administered by taking magnesium.

But again, I would just take vitamins and supplements on my own, check better with your family practitioner first.

Stay well,

Svetla

%d bloggers like this: