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Complementary and Alternative methods for Graves’ Disease, Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism

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The science today is speechless about what is the cause of Graves’ disease and similar autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s disease, Lupus, Diabetes type I, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many others. Some people even have more than one of them. We can speculate forever what caused our autoimmune disorders and probably we’ll never know for sure, neither will our doctors. Especially when the disorder is a possible combination of numerous factors: the chemicals, the genetically modified foods we consume every day, the heredity, the exhausted adrenal glands due to massive and chronic stress, the single traumatic events or mycoplasma bacterium (as noted by some clinicians). The pure physical causes may vary depending on circumstances and conditions, but chronic autoimmune diseases are, in fact, systematic malfunctions caused by collapses in the body chemistry balance. How is that happening? How our otherwise perfectly designed body structure will allow this to happen?

There are many answers to this question and they are very individual for each and every person. But the fact is that the body harmony is destroyed, causing different symptoms, which have only one purpose- to draw your attention to your body. We are no longer mindless because the focus now is on the pain, discomfort and what is wrong with your bodies.

The traditional medicine, unfortunately, does not look at the body as a whole, but as a combination of separate parts put together in something called “body”. Thus, the approaches for treating different disorders is focused only on the dysfunctional organ, whatever that organ is. Alternative and complementary methods though look at the body differently- they treat it as a whole system where all the organs are connected and one organ affects all the others. The approach is completely different and it aims the harmony and alignment of all body parts and systems, so speaking, of the whole body and mind.

There are hundreds of alternative and complementary methods from Western and Eastern culture that can help pretty much any health condition. None of them is better than the other, they are just different approaches. People are drawn to one or another technique depending on their culture, personality or general knowledge. I have listed below 10 alternative and complementary methods that are easy accessible, exist in pretty much any culture and country and are also very affordable. There is no guarantee which one will work for you but based on this ancient wisdom, I believe that your body will greatly benefit from it, regardless which one you’ll chose. 

The only thing that is required from you is to give it a try,  be open to new experiences and be willing to incorporate these methods in your everyday  life.

If you are curios and want to learn more and also get the answers of questions like:

What  is the difference between complementary and alternative technique?

Are these methods safe and how you should approach and practice them?

What are the most popular and easy to implement? Check below:

10 Complementary and Alternative techniques for Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism 

If you have experiences with other alternative  and complementary methods and techniques that helped your condition, please share them.

Even more natural methods and alternative techniques are available in my books below. Please, click on the picture below and check them now:

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Rethinking Graves’ Disease and any other autoimmune disease for that matter

Rethinking Graves’ Disease, and any other autoimmune disease for that matter

img5The science keeps silence regarding what is the cause of Graves’ disease and similar autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s disease, Lupus, Diabetes type I, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many others. We, the public and the affected, speculate at large what caused our autoimmune disorders and probably we’ll never know for sure, neither will our doctors. Especially when the disorder is a possible combination of numerous factors: chemicals like fluoride (even though some decades ago it was used in fact for treating hyperthyroidism), pollution, the genetically modified foods we consume every day, heredity, exhausted adrenal glands due to massive and chronic stress, single traumatic events or mycoplasma bacterium (as noted by some clinicians). The pure physical causes may vary depending on circumstances and conditions, but chronic autoimmune diseases are, in fact, systematic malfunctions caused by collapses in the body chemistry balance. How is that happening? How our otherwise perfect body structure will allow this to happen?

img1There is almost 150-year history of hypothesizing that hyperthyroidism is a condition in which adaptive-defensive style and personal or environmental stressors are  significant predisposing and precipitating factors for the development of this disease. And that’s no surprise, because hyperthyroidism presents itself in a wide variety of behavioral symptoms such as active expression of emotional distress and instability in speech and behavior, all possibly suggesting mental illness. Graves’ Disease patients also seem to have significantly higher anxiety as a constant personality characteristic. Hyperthyroidism, in fact, is often confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), menopause, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and bipolar disorder. I am not familiar in details about the mental symptoms of the other autoimmune disorders but I am pretty sure that there are such, which suggests that mind and body worked hard together to create the complicated clinical picture of that particular disorder. Why would we think then that just by feeding the body with pharmaceuticals would solve entirely our medical problems? Do you think that our bodies are sick because they medications?

The result of all of the above factors, or even just one of them, is that our immune system is severely affected; it is not acting properly and is grossly disorganized. It cannot recognize the invaders anymore and starts attacking its own cells and different organs, as it is the case with Graves’ Disease. I believe we can take measures to improve our biochemistry through proper nutrition, different naturopathic methods or traditional measures like medications, but is this enough?

Sickness in any form, I believe, is always a reflection of inner, spiritual problems that interrupt the body’s naturally powerful immune system. Autoimmune diseases begin in the spirit and end up in the body, manifesting themselves in different chronic disorders. Same may not be true for acute illnesses even though I suspect a psychosomatic factor there as well.

Unresolved issues, energy blockages and suppressed emotions play an equal role in the initial setting of any disorder and they may interrupt the natural bio-repair process in the body. The healing process may stop or not work at all unless we also pay attention to our emotional detoxification and spiritual development. The mind and the spirit play a significant role in that healing process and should not be disregarded. They may boost the natural defense mechanisms to reverse the underlying cause of the disease in such a way that no medication can accomplish. Nurturing the body chemically (with proper food, not pharmaceuticals), structurally (meaning exercise), energetically, emotionally and spiritually is the best strategy for approaching Graves’ Disease and any other autoimmune disorder.

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Voluntarily Simplicity for Graves’ Disease

If someone asks me what was the most successful approach in my healing process in 2 words- I would definitely say “voluntarily simplicity”. That was the single one thing that had the most impact in curing my  Graves’ Disease. Well, of course there were other alternative methods involved like diet, supplements, herbs, yoga, aromatherapy, etc. – but that simplicity played the biggest role  ever.. How, you may ask?

Simplicity is not about misery, or frugality, or being thrifty. It’s about discovering the important between many unimportant things.

Back in 2003 I gave up a lot of things that weren’t “so necessary”, including, but not limited to the material stuff. That also means that I accepted to live with a smaller income- and much less stress. That was the key for my healing, and living without stress and no alarm clock has no price tag, ever.

I also meant getting out of debt, and that’s possible too. I’ve lived years with and without debt, I can appreciate the difference. Today, if I can’t afford to buy something right there, I don’t buy it. That gives me a huge peace of mind.

Simplicity is applied in all aspects of our lives, not just part of it.  The simpler, the better, that’s my motto. I am not saying that you should live ascetic life, or in poverty, neither did I. It’s a voluntary lifestyle choice. I am mostly talking about reducing possessions that we don’t need, being stuck in the wanting mode, the never satisfied hunger for material things, the wow- entertainment, the mindless action, increasing the quality of life versus quantity of activities, it’s about learning to slow down and smell the roses.

It’s also about simple diet, simple life.  When I look at a cook book and see these “page long recipes”, I just close the book. It will take me days to getter all the ingredients, not to mention the hours spent in the kitchen. I try to eat simple things, and I did not died of hunger last 9 years. A boiled egg, a sliced tomato with salt, a piece of homemade bread with butter.  Finally, “we are what we eat”.

It’s also about sorting out your life– what is important and what is not, re-arranging your priorities, saying “no” many times, to many things and to many people. The more I say “no”, the more I see how many more “no’s” I should’ve said.  

I forget multitasking. If you are doing two or more things at once, you’re not doing either of them. Or you are just poorly doing them with a lot of frustration and stress as well. I know, too many things to do, no time at all. That’s the moment when you drop things out of your “to do list”. This is crucial for healing Graves’ disease. Try to juggle 5 balls, no try 2 balls….what’s easier?

It means also de-cluttering. Throwing away. Discovering “enough” for you. Valuing “the ordinary”. Going to a few places in one day, rather than more. Watching less, so you can see more.  Carrying less, so you can  climb more. Talking less, so you can hear more.  Assuming less, so you can succeed more. Competing less, so you can excel more. Paying attention.

There is no “one way to do simple living right”. Simplicity has many faces, these are just some of them. You find yours and stick with them. Or experiment.

Bon Voyage.

Svetla

http://www.GravesDiseaseCure.com

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