Archive for October, 2013

Free Coaching Conference Call for all my suscribers

Free Coaching Conference Call about Graves’ Disease, Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism 

Hi all,

since I am receiving a lot of emails recently and I can barely respond to all of them,  (I mean- I receive hundreds of emails every week), I decided to set up a Free Coaching Conference Call for questions, answers, sharing stories and discussions on Graves’ Disease or hyperthyroidism (or hypothyroidism for that matter).

callmeThe call is Free and open  for people worldwide (any country in the world!) There will be access codes provided for each country and you’ll be calling a number in your own country (local ph charges apply)

Brief agenda: We’ll be talking mostly about your experience and your challenges regarding Grave’s Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid Eye disease and hypothyroidism due to RAI or thyroidectomy.

 Feel free to share and discuss:

***1 thing that helped you most with your thyroid problem (a tip, suggestion, method, strategy).

***1 thing you are mostly challenged  and need help with (a specific symptom, thyroid tests reading, family and friends, doctors etc. ). 

How can we help you?

When: November 05, 2013, Tuesday, at 4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

 Phone The conference call is limited to a certain number of participants (not my rules, rules of   the company that provides that free conference), so first come, first serve basis…   Please register here:

 http://gravesdiseasecure.com/registration/

 It will be approximately 1 hour, and I’ll do my best to record it so we can listen later.  If you get a busy signal, that means the room is full, or too many people dialing at the same time. Try again later.

 Please, use the World Clock to convert for your time zone. Click on the link below and check your time.

 http://www.timeanddate.com/

 Some housekeeping here: Announce yourself when you enter the “chat room”- name and country will be Ok. Ask specific questions, and if you know the answers of a question somebody asks, feel free to answer. It’s a free sharing information/ experience and stories. Keep it short and to the point.

 Register here:

 http://gravesdiseasecure.com/registration/

All participants in the call will receive my Special Report “10 Secrets for Changing the Psychological, Emotional and Mental Background of Thyroid Disorders”.

See you in the “talking room”  next Tuesday!

 If you have any questions, let me know.

 Svetla

Advertisements

Raw Juice Therapy for Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism

fresh-vegetablesRaw juice therapy is a method of treatment of disease through an exclusive diet or use of juices of fruits and vegetables. It is also known as juice fasting, when this is the only thing you consume. It is the most effective way to restore health and rejuvenate the body, but with Graves’ Disease and hyperthyroidism you have to be very careful. While I believe that raw juice therapy may be very useful, I don’t recommend the raw juice fasting for the cases of Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. The problem is that raw juice therapy (used by itself only) has tremendous cleansing properties and if you have Graves’ disease and Hyperthyroidism you already have high metabolism and lost a lot of weight. In this case, if not monitored by a qualified practitioner,  it can easily exhaust your organism. But you can safely add 1 or 2 juices every day to your diet. However, if you are Hypothyroid right now (due to RAI, thyroidectomy or any other reason) and struggling with weight issues raw juice therapy, I believe, can help you tremendously.

The Gerson’s Therapy

Gerson’s Therapy, named after its inventor Dr. Max Gerson, relies exclusively on Raw juices (a coffee enemas) to treat and help conditions like cancer and other serious disorders and illnesses. The therapy approach was developed in 1920’s and now the non-profit organization is managed by his daughter, Charlotte Gerson. The book about Gerson’s therapy is available on Amazon, and the Gerson Institute itself is located, to the best of my knowledge in California, but had licensed clinics only in Mexico and Hungary. I will not go in details why the clinics are not in the USA, it’s a pretty ugly story, but if you have Netlix, or even on YouTube, there are numerous documentary videos about this issue. The only thing I know that this is a great loss for the American population and many people travel from the USA to Mexico, specifically to be treated for many diseases in this clinic. The link to their website is at the bottom of that page.

As juices are extracted from vegetables and fruits, they have certain medicinal characteristics that may benefit certain conditions. Besides specific medicinal virtues, raw fruit and vegetable juices have an extraordinary revitalizing and rejuvenating effect on all the organs, glands and functions of the body. For more detailed information, check on the links below.

How it works with Vegetable and Fruit Juices?

6 Main types of Fruit and vegetable juices 

10 General Recommendations for Raw Juice preparation

Fruit Smoothies and Raw Juices by Mariquit Losaria Orendain 

Mariquit

Mariquit Losaria Orendain is my guest writer for this week on my blog. I invited her to share her Raw Juice and Smoothies recipes with all of us. She is  is from Philippines, 47 years old and she suffered from Hyperthyroidism for many years. I have the pleasure to present a few of her smoothies/ fresh raw juices which are very simple to make and the fruits/vegetables can be found anywhere in the world. You may experiment your own combinations as well. Enjoy!

Carrots, Orange, Green apple, and Pears Fresh Raw Juice

4fruitscombinationtext

Carrots and Pineapple Juice

N.B. Carrots are good for the eyes, because they contain Vitamin A in large quantities. Pineapple has anti- inflammatory properties and is also good for inflammation of the eye tissue.

CarrotsPineapplecombination

My smoothie of fruits combination..  Papaya, Banana and Cantaloupe ( Chinese Melon ) Taste good ..

PapayaBananaCountaloupeCombination

Vegetable and fruit combination for a juice in the afternoon.. Cucumber,Green Apple and Pears..  Cheers!

CucumberGreenapplePearsCombination

Happy Juicing!

Do you have a favorite recipe that you found tasty or beneficial? Share it with us!

Want to be my guest writer? Please, contact me!

P.S. This is the link to Gerson Institute

Cleaning the Emotional Bathroom of Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism

 

stressedlady1I have a confession to make; I was a life time worrier. When it comes to worrying there was no other person in the world that can do that job better than me. I could worry pretty much about anything and any time, day or night. I guess I inherited this precious character trait from my mom who still likes to worry about everything.

 Anxiety has been my dear companion all my life, but that’s a personal trait that will never go completely away and I am very aware of that fact.

But when I was sick with Graves’ disease some 10 years ago, anxiety and negative emotions just bloomed like a flower, watered with care every day during summer. See what I am talking about? Along with the anxiety other “nice” emotions will show their ugly faces: I’ll also feel angry (1), resentful (2), annoyed (3), irritated (4), bitter (5) upset (6) or (7) all of the above, to the point where I get pissed off of myself.  Then my “monkey mind” decides to start feeling sorry for itself and just for a change, the self-pity, pessimism and guilt will come along. Which will be replaced, sooner or later, again, by obsessive worrying, irritability, crying and sassing, snapping people  with words, blaming,  and not always in that particular ugly order. You can safely add to this list emotional liablity, nervousness, irritability and you can get a pretty nice picture of Graves’ disease condition. Not that I didn’t have any positive emotions, but they would manifest so rare that I don’t even remember them.

How fun this was? You may ask my friends and family members back then when I was sick with Graves’ Disease…. And I am pretty sure that you have experienced some of these emotions (if not all)  at least once, if not on a regular basis, if you have Graves’ disease or hyperthyroidism. Have you?

And yes, it’s Graves’ disease and all thyroid hormones to blame for these emotions to a very big extend. We ask family members and friends to understand; we write heartbreaking letters to them and seek for the right words, hoping that they’ll somehow comprehend what is going on with us and that we are the victims of our own bodies. And they may, or may not. They’ll try to be compassionate and empathetic but they’ll still want this Mary, David, Christina, Alexandra etc. (insert your name here) they knew from before Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. They do not want the “insane” person we’ve become, but the previous, precious, version of you, not the “downgrade”.

So, how do I keep all these emotions under control? Emotions feed your thoughts and thoughts feed your emotions. That’s a never ending circle and you can either chose different emotions or different thoughts to break that vicious circle.

I want to share 4 simple tips how you can deal successfully with the negative emotions, associated with Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism. 

5 tips to deal with  your negative Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism emotions

And as always, if you have your own strategies, please share them here on this blog. You can not believe how many people this will help!

Carbohydrate or Gluten Free diet for hyperthyroidism?

Carbohydrate or Gluten Free diet for Hyperthyroidism?

(What to eat or not to eat, that is the question!!!:)

Hyperthyroidism, as we all know,  is a complicated disease. Unfortunately, the traditional methods known today are not enough to deal successfully with this problem. To identify a drug that is safe, affordable and effective is a challenge to modern medicine today. In fact, it seems un-achievable. Thus, an effective diet when treating specific disorder is of great importance, or at least I think so. So here we go today:

Real Food for Hyperthyroidism Patients

Real Food for Hyperthyroidism Patients

In 1928 Henry Moll, MD writes an article about the different hyperthyroidism symptoms, and some of them he believes, to whatever reason, are overlooked by the present medical society. He insists that there are important reciprocal actions between the thyroid gland and the gastro-intestinal tract of which we have little knowledge yet, but which nevertheless demand a closer study of dietary in hyperthyroidism. Clever man!

For example dyspepsia (known also as indigestion, characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen and sometimes accompanied by bloating, nausea or heartburn) is found to be one of the precipitating and most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism, often preceding the manifestation of the other well-known symptoms like palpitations, mental emotionality, moodiness and exophthalmos (Moll, 1928).

Dyspepsia in Graves’ disease patients can often be accompanied with hypochlorhydria (when the stomach is unable to produce hydrochloric acid) or achylia (absence of gastric juice or other digestive secretions). The achylia is also responsible for the fast stomach discharge, typical for hyperthyroidism patients. Dr. Moll suggests a diet, which is rich of carbohydrates.

This diet is of a caloric value of 2,700 calories, and consists of about 80 grams of proteins, 60 grams of fat, and 440 grams of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are typically found in whole grains, whole wheat, whole rye, brown rice, bulgur, wheat berries, vegetables, fruits and beans.  Easily digested refined carbohydrates from white bread, white rice and other refined grains, pastries, sugared sodas, and other highly processed foods may cause weight gain, interfere with weight loss, and lead to diabetes and heart disease (Moll, 1928). Well, this diet is quite the opposite of the Gluten-free diet, well known today. But, as you may have noticed already, many things were different back in 1928.

The improvements as a result of this carbohydrate diet diet should be mostly a reduction of mental symptoms, i.e. emotional instability, decrease of pulse rate, palpitations and by significant increase of weight. Which is ok with me, because I know how difficult can be to deal with all of them. And the diet also makes sense, because the products listed by Dr. Moll are considered “grounding”, specifically in mental aspect.  They also help maintaining the weight, if you lost too much.  (There is a link at the bottom of this post for the whole article, so feel free to read it).

Fresh Food for Graves' DiseaseNow, the opposite of this diet is the Gluten- Free Diet and it also makes sense to me. Dr. Moll lived almost a century ago when no pesticides were used for the crops and genetically modified foods were practically unknown. The soil and the waters were clean and not contaminated with mercury, copper and other harmful for our health substances. All the foods were “organic” and “natural”. Not so today.

 So, what would I do, if I were you? I will try both, gluten free and carbohydrate diet and I’ll see what works better for me. At least, we have a choice here. I am personally  more inclined to try the carbohydrate diet first. I like bread and all related products. I make and bake my own bread and I can’t leave without it. But- it’s your choice!

 So let’s see why gluten free diet might be applicable for Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism patients as well (click on that particular link). I write there about Celiac disease, leaky gut syndrome and all related problems…

The Gluten Free Diet

Reference:

Moll, H., A carbohydrate diet for hyperthyroidism. Retrieved: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2456150/

Meanwhile, as always, you are welcome to share your opinion!

img5

%d bloggers like this: