I got a chuckle on this one; pretty darned clever. If my husband were a poet, he’d probably be entitled to write such as this, lol.
If you have a sluggish thyroid, I hope you take a minute to read this.
Today I pulled a book from my shelves as I have reason to read from it again. The title is “Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled” by Richard Shames, MD and Karilee Shames, PhD, RN.
The book is a 3 step program to Beat Hormone Havoc and Restore Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive Balance.
I bought the book a few years ago and used the advice to work toward restoring some energy to my body as well as to reverse uncontrollable weight gain. Most of my life I’ve been fortunate to be able to keep my body at a weight that was reasonably comfortable, so it was very disconcerting, to say the least, to find I was gaining weight and nothing that used to work would reverse the process.
The steps I took, which I learned in reading from the book definitely helped.
Now, a few years later, I find I’m dealing with what they term “frazzled” but I term PMS on steroids aka days when I’m completely unable to handle stress. I have reason to believe these symptoms are related to changing hormones, but still I know this is not “normal” and thus I need to find what’s out of balance.
Since being “frazzled” or quick tempered is very uncharacteristic of me, I’m determined to figure out what’s going wrong and do what I can to correct it.
Just now I read something I want to share with all who have symptoms of a sluggish thyroid; a thyroid that doesn’t seem to do its job so we feel the effects:
Fluoride has been used by the medical profession to slow down activity of an overactive thyroid gland. “It is no longer used medically for this purpose since the development of better medicines, propylthiouracil (PTU) and methmazole (Tapazole). However, as a result of its ability to slow thyroid function, fluoride has systemic effects, as well.”
What I gather from this is that ingesting commercial fluoride via the water we drink, or food eaten that was grown using fluoridated water, or consuming beverages that contain fluoridated water or using hygiene products that are fluoridated, we are in essence medicating our body and one of the effects of this is to slow the function of our thyroid.
I personally know people who are very frustrated with their bodies due to excess unwanted body fat which they can’t seem to shed due to a sluggish thyroid; hence my desire to share this information.
There is a lot more info that follows, which you can read in the book. I hope you find a copy and read it. But here’s a really important point I want to share:
When fluoride was originally tested on research animals, the fluoride tested was naturally occurring sodium fluoride (NaF). I think it’s extremely important to be aware this naturally occurring fluoride is NOT what is being added to public water supplies today.
What is used today is hydrofluosilicic acid, an industrial waste product of the fertilizer and aluminum industries. I don’t know about you, but I DON’T want that pollutant in my body.
From this book I learned that scientist, engineers and lawyers of the EPA headquarters in Washington D.C. stood, unanimously, against fluoridation. The following links take you to their letter and other helpful information.
In my opinion this is a great blog full of words of wisdom– hence my sharing it on my blog 🙂
We moms are always talking about “Me Time.” We seem to spend a lot of brain power thinking about it and how to get it. I even recently saw a red carpet reporter whose sole assignment was to ask celebrity moms how they get the all-important Me Time. And, each celebrity had different answers. Pedicures and coffee were favorites. Lunches and going to the gym were mentioned. Basically any activity that doesn’t involve the children can qualify, although if doesn’t involve the children OR the husband, then it is really considered a treat.
And I know why we say this. It’s because being a mom is tiring. And draining. And some days it’s not all that fun or even interesting. Being a mom requires lots of hard work, lots of putting others first, and lots of doing things that you don’t necessarily feel like doing. So, when we have been…
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I went on a bonafide date with my husband this evening. This is a notable event in light of the reality it’s something we rarely do. It’s not that we don’t go out and about together; we do; we just rarely do so without our nine year old, special needs child.
But tonight we actually went out together–alone; first to dinner then to a movie. Dinner was at a near by Thai food restaurant; a place we’d never before eaten at (for that matter I’m not sure either of us had previously even eaten Thai food at all). The movie was my choice; the film’s title is “God’s not Dead”.
I chose the movie both because, upon first learning it was coming out I was interested to see it and planned to support it, and secondly, there was no other movie listing that looked better.
Now I’m very thankful it’s the film we went to see as, I can say without hesitation, it’s an excellent film; a film that far exceeded my expectations. Even my husband, who typically doesn’t “choose” to see such films said it was good. Based on feedback I think it safe to say he enjoyed it.
Since I don’t feel like writing a review on the film I’ll simply state the movie was engaging, entertaining and very professionally done. In my opinion it had all the necessary elements for a quality film with an excellent plot. I laughed a little, cried a lot and felt really good the whole time I was watching it.
I look forward to the movie coming available on DVD as I’d look forward to viewing it again.