When I found out I had Hashimoto’s a little over a year ago I had no idea what it was. After I learned that it was an autoimmune disease, which could leave me infertile, I was greatly concerned. I can understand now that finding out this news was a good thing as it caused me to TRULY start caring for myself. It also threw me into immediate action.
The first thing I did was to take a good look at my life and to assess how I was living. For years I had not taken good care of myself and even though I had been much better to my body in recent years, I still carried a lot harmful thought patterns and beliefs. If I was going to heal I was going to have to embody a lot more self compassion as well as to drop the facade of the woman I thought I was “supposed’ to be.
Next, I got into action and found an AMAZING specialist that walked me through the process of lowering my antibodies. I was advised to replenish my mineral deficiencies, strengthen my gut and detox heavy metals from my body. I also found other sources of support and followed advice on how to further strengthen my mind, body and spirit.
The good news is that in less than a year I no longer have Hashimoto’s. I would like to take the opportunity to share the actions I took as maybe some of the steps will work for you too.
Here is a list of things I did in order to heal my body:
- Therapy: Working with a trained professional to heal hurts from all areas of my life, beginning with childhood. I didn’t even know my energy was stuck but once I created the space for healing to occur my life began to shift and it was and still continues to be beautiful. I began to finally love myself, and in such a profound way, and I know this made an impact on my healing process.
- Heavy Metal Detox: A blood and urine test showed I had high levels of mercury and lead so I did a 30 day detox using NCD2 drops paired with the use of an infrared sauna. I only went to the sauna three times over a period of two weeks, however I would have gone more given the opportunity. Very relaxing and warming.
- 23 and Me genetic testing (specifically for methylation): I took this genetic test to look at methylation, which dictates my body’s detox capabilities. I found out priceless information, like the fact that my body needs a Methylated form of folate, not folic acid, or that the B12 I was taking was not absorbable by my body.
- Essential Oils: I rubbed endoflex and basil oils on my thyroid gland and feet everyday. Basil wakes up Qi in the body.
- Supplements: Selenium, zinc, vitamin D, iron, methylfolate, methyl B12, NAC, L-glutathione sublingual, Fish Oil, vitamin C, vitamins B1, B2, and vitamin A every few days.
- Reduced Toxic overload: Stopped swimming in our chlorinated pool, did a heavy metal test on my water supply (using the filter), made sure never to use fluoride toothpaste, switched to all organic makeup, toiletries and housecleaning products. I had been using mostly natural products but I slowly eliminated ALL the toxic ones over the year.
- Sleep: Made a commitment to get more sleep. Many nights, I failed miserably in this category, but overall my sleep has improved a little. Mainly because my daughter sleeps through the night now. That being said, I should be in bed now.
- Body work: lymphatic massage, reflexology (cheap here in Hong Kong), biodynamic energy healing, and cranio-sacral therapy (NOT CHEAP, but amazing).
- Went 100% gluten-free and cut out most dairy except for occasional ghee.
- Candida Cleanse/Diet to get my gut flora in balance. I just recently had a dental implant and had to go on two round of antibiotics. Staying positive about it and following the same protocol as before. Probiotics, homemade fermented foods, black cumin seed oil, Biocidin, Enhansa (curcumin) and Biofilm tablets. I made sure to EAT FRUIT such as kiwi and berries; I just made sure it was on an empty stomach. I also soaked all my gluten-free grains before boiling in homemade bone broth to make it more digestible.
- Believed I would get well. This is the most crucial step. Without it all the other steps will not work in the long-term.