Archives for: January 2002, 08
Dear Heidi, Just finished the 2nd gallbladder flush after faithfully using Julia's GCGS for 2 weeks.
My upper back feels much better but I still don't feel balanced. I came across the self Thyroid test, (I'm from the "goiter belt of Midwest) and found my basil AM temp at 94.2. When I've gone in for annual chck it's been 97 so perhaps I'm hypothyroid even tho the blood tests showed normal.
My question is: could the "glandular" from HFS be used and can the thyroid heal itself in time? Dr. Bronner wrote if the digestive part of the body is OK so will the thyroid. I've been 98% compliant on BTD and am taking Deflect, cortiguard and nytricine along with basic B supplements. Should I wait a few more weeks to see if the body balances itself or start a glandular and see if things work better from that end?
Thank you so much for your suggestions. Doris
Hello, Doris! Yes, absolutely - the thyroid can and does change and readjust.
Keep taking your basal morning temperature for a couple of weeks, and average out the results to find your average bmt. Check your vitamin B intake, and make sure it is optimal. You may need a bit more to help your thyroid return to normal if your average bmt remains low.
I suggest using visualization and balancing exercises, such as the Tibetan 5 Rites and/or practicing t'ai chi or another yogic or martial art form.
You can also do the 'iodine test' using plain iodine (make sure it is NOT mercurochrome) to paint a quarter-sized patch on your inner thigh. If the patch disappears in less than 24 hours, paint another patch in a different spot on your thigh and see if that one can stick it out for 24 hours. This little trick is both a diagnostic (if the patch doesn't last a day, your body is low on iodine) and a treatment (via the iodine absorbed through the skin).
If after a month of doing these things, your average bmt remains too low, a low dosage of a HFS glandular may help turn things around - but I suggest incorporating the above changes first before starting glandulars.
I hope this helps, and please do let me know how it's going for you! :-D