Young Living’s Answer to Your Thyroid Trouble | slide presentation

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Dr. Pat presented the following slide show live to a group of essential oil enthusiasts. We are now pleased to offer it to to you here on the web.

This presentation on thyroid dysfunction includes the following elements:

  • common symptoms
  • common causes
  • growing prevalence
  • home and laboratory testing
  • how you can heal your thyroid with Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils and products.

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  1. Lindsay Koenig says:

    I suspect I have Hashimoto’s. I started using YL products less than a year ago. Where do I start? Do I demand my PCP do tests or is it just better to go to a natural health practitioner? My symptoms include gut health issues, inability to lose weight since the birth of my 3rd child 5 yrs ago despite working out 5-6 days a week and trying different workouts, eating Paleo, hair loss, low libido, intermittent brain fog, periodic unexplained heart palpitations, dry skin, the list goes on! I have been using Endoflex and some other hormone balancing oils. My cycles have been more regular since starting these. I had PCOS previously and 2 miscarriages. I’ve done a lot of research over the past couple years on improving my guy health after 20 years of stomachaches and it just dawned on me that I think I have Hashimoto’s!

    • Yes, I believe given the complexity of your history, that it would be best for you to see a functional medicine natural health practitioner. He or she can better support you back to health. Good luck to you!

  2. If I don’t have a thyroid problem can I still take Thyromin?

    • If your thyroid is truly doing fine I would not recommend that you take Thyromin. That said, if your thyroid function is normal, but on the low normal side (Free T3 and Free T4, plus normal but high side TSH) then it may be helpful to take Thyromin. It would be very important to have your thyroid blood tests done after 3 weeks or so on a capsule of Thyromin to make sure that the supplement is being helpful.

  3. I’ve recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and prescribed 50 mcg of levothyroxine. How do I transition from levothyroxine to YL Thyromin?

    • If you hope to repair your thyroid it really is important to work with a clinician who works with thyroid conditions. To not do so is risky. Good luck!

  4. My tsh is 7.48 and my ldl cholesterol is elevated. My dr. wanted to start me on 50 Mg of Lev. but I wanted to try Thyromin first instead. I did take one last evening before bed and found it very difficult to sleep and have had a nervous energy all day. Which is much differnt than my “normal” lethargy being hypo. Could it cause me to become hyper, or is there an adjustment period?

    • It is always best to work with a clinician when you are trying to improve your thyroid function. So check back in with your doctor for more blood work.
      That said, Thyromin may be taken in the morning if it is disturbing sleep. I have known it to be too stimulating for some of my patients to take at night. It is a very effective glandular. Make sure to retest your blood soon to assess your progress…in 3 weeks’ time or so.

  5. Mara Mazzarotto says:

    I have been diagnosed with subclinical Hypothyroidism my TSH is above 6.077. I decided to follow a book by a functional doctor, Amy Myers MD. before taking medication. She recommends a AIP type diet, supplements as well as relaxation techniques. I was able to follow the diet but still feel fatigued and irritable, probably my body is detoxing. I am also taking Thyromin from young livings and have many other essential oils I’d like to star using. My major problem is that It is hard for me to decompress and relax as I have a crazy work schedule and also feel worried about the air quality in my apt.

  6. Mara Mazzarotto says:

    I was diagnosed with subclinical Hypothyroidism, TSH is 6.077. last month and decided to follow an AIP type diet from functional medicine doctor’s book rather than taking medication. I am able to follow the diet but I have been stressed and it is hard for me to relax, exercise and sleep enough hours. I am taking probiotics, a multivitamin, and the thyromin from young livings. I will go back to do blood work to see if my TSH is lower but am worried as I know that stress can temper with thyroid function. I have a very demanding job and also just turned 52 and dealing with menopausal issues as well.

  7. Susan Kerridge says:

    Hi my twin sister has given me this link. She buys heaps of your oils. She wants to get the correct ones for me to improve my hypothyroidism. My GP has strongly recommend I go on statins. I have refused at this stage but my LDL is quite high. What oils should I take to get this down. LDL 5.4 HDL1 .73 tri 1 1 cholesterol 7.6 chol/HDL ratio 4.4

    • I assume your sister is a member of Young living as well as I am if uses a lot of the oils. They are wonderful oils!

      I am sorry that I can not make recommendations for you. I would need to examine you to make determinations. Proper thyroid management and cardiovascular management are very important to your health. The lab results you are posting do not make sense if you are posting a typical lipid or blood fat profile.The only lab finding that would make sense is the Chol/HDL ratio of 4.4. You seem to be asking about what to do for both your hypothyroid condition and a cholesterol condition.

      You certainly deserve to feel better and regain your health. You have important issues which need to be properly addressed. If you are not able to come to our office to be examined I recommend that you find a functional medicine, or naturopathic doctor or chiropractor, who uses the oils, who can help support you as you journey back to health. Your lab values need to be monitored as you work to change your health. Good luck to you!

  8. Melissa says:

    I have hypothyroidism. I’m on 88mg of levothyroxin. I can’t loose weight. My hair is falling out. Yes I still have my thyroids. I need help. I’m at my Whits with this.

    • I am sorry you are feeling so poorly. It sounds as if your thyroid condition is not being well managed. Your hair should not be falling out, and you should be able to lose weight. Levothyroxine is synthetic T4 and not everyone does well on synthetic T4. You may not be a good converter to the active thyroid hormone,T3. There is so much that can be done to improve your condition. You need to see someone in your community who works with thyroid conditions beyond typical allopathic (traditional western medicine) management. This could be a Chiropractor, Naturopath, or a MD who has a functional medicine approach. As I have previously written, a full blood work up is necessary. You should ask for a TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, Reverse T3 and thyroid auto-antibodies (TPO and TGA). There is a good chance that you have Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Disease, and need to be treated for that as well. Do not give up, you can feel better.

  9. Amanda Glenn says:

    My husband has an overactive thyroid. He takes Synthroid but it makes him gain weight and makes him feel terrible!! First, is there a cure for this or anything other than all these medications that would help him? I am an oil lover and Id love to get whatever he needs to make him feel better.

    • Since your husband was placed on Synthroid I presume he had his thyroid removed due to the hyperthyroidism. Many individuals who have hyperthyroidism can be helped with natural therapies; but once the thyroid is removed then some type of thyroid glandular must be taken for the rest of their lives since there is no thyroid left to manufacture hormone; and the person has become hypothyroid.

      So if the gland has been removed oils will not be sufficient to build hormone. He will need to be on some type of hormone support. He may do much better on something such as Armour, or other natural complete glandular rather than a synthetic hormone such as Synthroid. Thyromin is a wonderful supplement from Young Living which can be helpful, but he really needs to work with a practitioner who is used to working with the thyroid naturally. It is very important to monitor the thyroid with regular blood work ups and also take AM and PM temperatures to monitor the body’s response to anything taken.

      Good luck!

  10. Jennifer Bulone says:

    Hello, I recently was advised by my Doctor that my thyroid function was “normal” for my age (47) but that he would like to see my thyroid functioning at a much higher level… that of a 20 or 30 year old. He prescribed me Nature Throid. When I read the side affects possible are hair loss, mood swings, irregular heart beats, swelling, mood changes, chest pain, seizures. Plus it is made usually with a Pigs thyroid glands which I’m not really a fan of that fact.
    Is this young living alternative something that can increase my thyroid function to that of a 20/30 year old?

    • Thyromine from YL is a combination product which enhances low thyroid function. In addition to a number of supportive ingredients it contains glandular which is also “Porcine” sourced, that is, from pigs. So if you do not want to have a product made from the glands of a pig, you would need to stick to essential oils, and nutrients that can support the conversion of T4 to T3, thereby enhancing function.Since your practitioner feels your thyroid is a bit on the low side, but normal, it may work to simply enhance thyroid function without being on actual glandular.

      The side effects of the any glandular or RX medication for the thyroid are the same if too much is taken,because it could then shift you into a hyperthyroid function.

  11. i have hyper/graves, which do you recommend?

    • Please see Slides 41 and 42 for recommendations for Hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is very serious as is hypothyroidism. Often, there can be infections or toxicity affecting the function of the thyroid. It is important to identify these factors with a skilled practitioner, if possible, for good resolution.

  12. Carrie Parker says:

    I have a friend who had her thyroid removed 10 years ago. She wants to come off of her prescription meds and use YL oils to support her body. I’ve searched everywhere for recommended protocols and can’t find anything for people who have had the thyroid removed. Do you know of any research regarding this? I’m not asking for a diagnosis or a treatment plan, just need to be pointed in the right direction.

    • Clinically, once you have your thyroid removed, there is no gland left to create T4 which is needed for conversion to T3, the active hormone in your body. If we look at pure anatomy/physiology we would then say some amount of glandular or prescription medication is NECESSARY to maintain health. Going without such support could have devastating effects on the health. We cannot live without thyroid hormone. I am not aware of any research that indicates that one is able to restore good thyroid glandular function, without prescription medication, once the thyroid glands have been removed.

      That said, non prescription glandular, such as that in the supplement, Thyromin, can be utilized to create a certain level of thyroid function. It would take quite a bit of Thyromin, however, to maintain health, given there is no gland present. I sometimes support patients who have no thyroid with additional glandular from other sources to reduce cost.

      There are cases where some thyroid tissue has “grown back,” and created some hormone, T4. This could not be relied on, however. But, miracles do happen.

      In any strategy, including when one is on prescription medication, regular blood tests, including but not limited to Free T3, Free T4 and TSH, must be done to assure that good progress is being made. One should never go off the prescription medication unless one experiences improvements in the blood workup that would indicate growing success. Your friend should work with an alternative practitioner who regularly addresses thyroid challenges.

      I wish her good health!

  13. Dr. my cholesterol is 270 and HDL is 53 LDL 180 LDL/HDL3.4 TSH is 5.067 I was dianose with Hyperthyroidism and i can’t take Levothyroxine because i am highly allergic to iodine. So i decided to try using essential oils . I am a young living member , and i am a vegetarian and a health nut. My main problem is a can not sleep, so thats why i got involved in essential oils and they are working. So i really enjoyed your artical and it has helped me to find out which oils to use for hyperthyroid problems. Thank you so much for the information and please send me any information on Hyperthyroid that you have. Sencerely Aisha

    • It appears I previously missed this post. My apologies.

      Your blood work does not make sense if you are hyperthyroid. It is now more consistent with hypothyroid. Also, if Levothyroxine was recommended it appears that you had your glands removed. If so you would focus on hypothyroid support rather than hyperthyroid support.

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