Archives for: January 2002, 09
Symptoms: One year ago I was feeling depressed, tired, and was overweight, did little exercise, etc.(Born 7-15-41, female, blood type B negative, secretor). Needed cataract surgeries both eyes. Had pink eye and auto immune symptoms(growths in nose and ear). Hadn't seen doctors in almost 40 years.
Started seeing doctors in Omaha, told them I had been irradiated for tonsils as a child.
Found your books. Started following "the plan" and exercising in October, 2003.
Had MRI and CT scans, and ultrasound biopsies. Diagnosis and Recommendations: "Suspicious" diagnosis for one nodule on one thyroid gland.
Went to see world expert in Chicago for thyroid cancer caused by childhood irradiation. Biopsied again in Chicago in March, 2004: all 3 nodules on thyroid glands are now benign, plus salivary gland tumor is benign.
The doctor advises I should take Synthroid. We want to see the latest biopsy reports before making a decision, but I am fully inclined to keep on diet and continue exercising and NOT take Synthroid or any hormone pill.
He also advises thyroidectomy, but is not insisting on it because of benign biopsies and thyroid functioning normally.
What I Do Following the Plan: I walk ten plus miles a week. Had the cataract surgeries, and no longer need to wear glasses. I waited until all auto immune symptoms went away before the eye surgeries. I have lost 17 pounds, and feel VERY much better. I also take the B mineral supplements, 2 pills daily, and 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil and 1 tablespoon lecithin. Eat fresh fish a couple of times a week, and 2 or 3 vegetables plus a big salad at evening meals. I don't eat avoid foods. It has made a world of difference.
Question: What do you think about shutting down my thyroid glands? I would continue to be followed with regular ultrasounds and biopsies, traveling to Chicago from Omaha. Thank you so much--all of you--for your remarkable work and breakthrough in understanding health and nutrition. We are spreading the word as much as possible. Kira Gale
Welcome, Kira Gale! You have travelled quite a road, and come to a wonderful place in your life. I've rarely seen such a succinct account of an astonishing story of healing. Congratulations, and WELL DONE!!
I find it sad (but to be expected) that your doctor advises you to take Synthroid, even though your condition is improving in ways he never could have predicted and certainly could not have produced with his drugs or his surgeries. I find it even sadder that he would advise removal of your thyroid when the biopsies are clean and the thyroid is functioning just as it should. Maybe instead of "even sadder," I should say "unbelievably shocking."
My first suggestion is to continue doing what you've done for the past 6 months -- it's working! I certainly would not consider impairing the function of a perfectly healthy organ by taking Synthroid -- or having a perfectly healthy organ removed.
You appear to have a key to healing that, apparently, "world experts" are quite unaware of. Use it, and enjoy it! Save yourself the fees. Make a mental note to have another doctor's appointment in 40 years or so -- if you really feel the need of it. :->
I am just truly happy for all you have achieved for yourself. I salute your balanced approach and clear thinking. And I'm very grateful for your kind words & your support for this health system. Bless you, and do write again! :-D