Issue # 150 November 7, 2013


Welcome to KnowYourThyroid.

Today, Djehuty Ma’at-Ra will give you some alternative methods to help improve your thyroid function, including using the color blue. Who knew??




Your Thyroid Gland: Alternative Treatments

By Djehuty Ma’at-RA

The thyroid gland is a member of the glandular or endocrine system. The  English medical term derives from the Greek words: thyreos meaning “shield”, and  eidos meaning “form.”

The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck. It is slightly heavier  in women than in men and enlarges in pregnancy.

The thyroid gland secretes the hormone “thyroxin” directly into the  bloodstream. Thyroxin is also known as “thyroid hormone.” Thyroxin is an  iodine-containing compound. In fact, the thyroid gland itself is chiefly  comprised of the mineral iodine and therefore is vital and necessary for optimal  thyroid health and functioning.

The function of the thyroid gland include: regulation of normal body growth  in infancy and childhood, regulation of metabolism, regulation of body  temperature, maintenance of skeletal maturation; and regulation of protein, fat  and carbohydrates. These functions supra are dependent upon thyroxin or thyroid  hormone.

The thyroid gland in most Americans is sluggish if not outright inactive.  This is especially true of American women. Inactive or underactive thyroid gland  plays a major role in the modern American epidemic of obesity, especially in  women, due to the fact that an underactive or inactive thyroid gland impairs  metabolism and therefore body heat which is dependent upon the burning of fat  converted from sugar.

Pathologies of the thyroid gland include: hypothyroidism, goiter, thyroid  cancer, and thyroiditis to name a few. Lack of iodine plays a major role in the  development of these diseases or pathologies.

Many women who suffer from thyroid problems go and seek medical help from  doctors who prescribe to them harmful pharmaceutical thyroid drugs with thyroid  tracers on them laced with radiation so as to radiate and kill the thyroid gland  entirely. With Western allopathic medicine, their motto is, if you can’t fix it,  destroy it or remove it.

As the thyroid gland in the body corresponds to the Fifth chakra (throat  chakra), imbalance of the Fifth chakra also plays a role in thyroid problems. A  chakra is a “wheel” or “vortex” that cannot be seen with the physical eye and is  totally energy based. There are a total of seven major chakras located at  certain organs on the body and the Fifth chakra is located at the throat area.  The color for the Fifth chakra is light blue and blue, so any gemstone with this  color (or even violet or purple) can help to balance or correct imbalances of  this particular chakra.

Blue colored stones include: blue lace agate, angelite, chrysocola,  celestite, azurite, and lapis lazuli. These stones can be placed directly on the  thyroid gland for a few minutes to help correct any imbalance at this  chakra.

You know, it’s very bizarre in the sense that the thyroid gland in addition  to responding to the color blue, also responds to the color violet and the chief  mineral for the thyroid gland is iodine, which term is derived from the Greek  word ioeides meaning “violet.”

Iodine is a bluish-black solid that becomes a violet vapor when heated.  Hence, the thyroid gland responds to blue and violet.

It is amazing to me how a single mineral such as iodine can cause some of the  most horrific health maladies. Did you know that cretinism (which includes  drawfism, mental deficiency, large tongue, and muscular incoordination) is the  result of a thyroid deficiency? Midgets (dwarfs) are the direct result of a lack  of iodine in the mother’s body during pregnancy. So is mental retardation. Both  of these conditions can be prevented by sufficient iodine amounts in the  body.

And have you ever saw someone with goiter? It looks like a big tumor on the  neck. Goiter is simply the result of a severe iodine deficiency and can be  reversed with adequate amounts of iodine in the daily diet.

Great and natural sources of iodine include: White Oak bark, Black Walnut  hulls, Watercress, Chickweed, and sea weeds, especially sea weeds, which include  Nori, Dulse, Kelp, Irish Moss, Iceland Moss, Bladderwrack, Spirulina, Chlorella,  Hiziki, Arame, Wakame, Red Marine algae, and Blue Green algae to name a few. In  fact, sea weed is the Grestest and Best food for humans as it supplies us with  every nutrient we need for optimal health. You don’t have to eat fish as a  source of iodine. Fish are rich in iodine because what do fish eat? Answer:  Seaweed! And what is sea weed rich in? Answer: IODINE! So leave the fish alone  and let them live and simply do like the fish and eat sea weeds to get your  natural iodine.

Iodized salt as a source of iodine? I don’t think so! While iodized salt may  have curbed the incidence of cretinism in the United States, it greatly played a  role in the development of high blood pressure in this country. So cretinism was  exchanged for high blood pressure.

Instead of using iodized salt under the banner of sodium chloride (white  table salt), it’s much better (and safer) to use sea salt (available at health  food stores).

Also, magnets can greatly help in thyroid problems by stimulating the thyroid  gland. Simply put a magnet on the thyroid gland for a few hours and the thyroid  will revive. This technique alone will reverse thyroiditis (inflammation of the  thyroid gland).

If you are pregnant, it is vitally essential that you obtain adequate amounts  of iodine.

Iodine is essential for anyone attempting to lose weight (fat),  naturally.

I concocted an Iodine Phosphate Formula and a Thyroid Formula which are both  rich in natural iodine and contain the best sea weeds and herbs supplying very  large amounts of natural iodine. Not only do sea weeds provide iodine, they have  a mucilaginous and bulking effect in the colon which helps to clean the colon  and aid in the formation of stools, and very importantly, suppresses hunger (or  appetite), something obese people need in order to lose weight.

So in closing, just remember that: (1) every thyroid condition can be  reversed or healed with natural iodine, and (2) synthetic, pharmaceutical grade  iodine is toxic and can prove fatal.

This article is compliments of and Djehuty Ma’at-Ra, the People’s  Herbalist.


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