As a follow up to the editorial about fibroids, let’s talk about the thyroid gland. How are the two related? The thyroid gland sits on the windpipe and fibroids occur in the female reproductive organs (uteris area). Well, the thyroid has several functions, one of which is regulating hormones. Fibroids is triggered in part by a hormonal imbalance. In the previous post about fibroids, I explained that fibroids is an overgrowth of hormones, well the root of this issue can be traced back to the thyroid. Just as that article stated that certain toxic foods such as steroidal chicken, hormonal milk, and processed Doritos fuel the fibroids fury, there are foods out there that promote a healthy thyroid, which could prevent the outcome of fibroids from the start.
The foods in this green juice have various benefits, this particular combination targets the thyroid gland. The most important fundamental of this drink is that it is alkaline. Illness, which I define as cells and bacteria that are adverse to human development and which I consider different from ‘dis-ease’, cannot survive in an alkaline environment. The issue is, many of the foods we have access to and are encouraged to eat are not alkaline but rather acidic. Look out for another editorial on alkaline foods and blood coming soon.
A big miss in the mainstream medical industry is to offer information to encourage preventative practices. Doctors and distributors stand to make much more money off of treating a preventable condition through exams (CATSCANs and EKGs are extremely costly and equipment manufacturing and distribution of these tools to hospitals extremely profitable), medical treatment (pharmaceuticals is one of the most profitable industries in the nation), and surgery (costs of different fibroid procedures was broken down in detail in the “Fibroid Fury” post).
Another dysfunction of the mainstream Western medical industry is not looking at the body holistically, as in a “whole” unit. This is why we have “specialized” medicine in the Western industry. The foot doctor focuses on the foot, ear nose and throat doctor focuses on that, this ‘ologist’ focuses on the stomach or the vagina, etc, not making the connection that all of these things work together and are co-dependent on each other in the body. With an infrastructure like this managing our health and wellness, it figures the average person may not understand the relation between a lump in your neck and a pain in your pelvis.
All of this being said, I feel part of my purpose here is to inform people of their options. I can assure you that there are ways to manage your wellness with basic food and exercise. I love that I’m able to be a resource for people, but ultimately the choice is yours.
Here is a great start with some basic foods to promote a healthy thyroid. My top 3 of this list are: spirulina, cranberries, and coconut oil. Spirulina is found in many green foods (especially seaweed like kelp, dulce, and nori) and can also be taken as a supplement. Cranberries are most easily consumed as 100% juice preferably not from concentrate. Coconut oil is one of those healthy fats crucial to cell development, it’s great for cooking and baking and can be used as a replacement for canola, animal fat, and most importantly transfat (also known as hydrogenated oil). The specifics of healthy versus toxic fats is for a different post, where we can distinguish the differences between canola oil, animal fat, and hydrogenated oil versus natural, plant-based fats.
Every choice you make produces a result, whether desired or not. Start today with creating the results you want! A major step is recognizing the pattern of what type of choices produce what type of results, understanding the certain lifestyles that lead to certain outcomes. Another step is to learn all you can about what concerns you. Understanding your body parts is essential to understanding your symptoms and illness.
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