I could probably write my own book about this book but to keep this post reasonably short, OK medium, I'll start with my own story. About 4 years ago I was working in an extremely toxic environment with people that were nasty monsters, seriously, that's the only way I can describe them (without cursing). And we all know toxic environments are stressful, to say the least. I noticed a bump at the base of my throat where my neck meets my collar bone. Now, I am not a fan of western medicine, I prefer holistic medicine, but sometimes you just have to get checked out by technology, which in this case meant a sonogram. The Dr. didn't think it was cause for much concern, she blamed the stress of the afore-mentioned monsters. I had almost forgotten about the test when the Dr. called me. I remember I was sitting with my feet up on my desk and when she identified herself I really didn't listen to anything she said because in my head I kept hearing, 'why is the doctor calling me, doctors don't call me'. And then I heard the B word which stopped me cold. She said I needed a biopsy because I had thyroid nodules and that they were bigger than normal range. The biopsy, which hurt like hell in the neck, showed that the nodules, were benign thank GOD. 95% of the time this is the case. This was good. What caused them, they don't know, not good. How to get rid of them, they don't know, again, not good. Western medicine at it's finest.
I was very relieved and very grateful but when she said it's just something you'll have to live with I said no thanks. It's not normal to have these on my thyroid so I wanted to get rid of them. The first thing I did was quit working with the nasty monsters. Then I went into my usual research every natural remedy on the planet mode for this condition and six months later when I was rechecked by sonogram again, she was surprised to see that the little buggers had shrunk. Now four years later, they are teeny tiny and there is no longer a visible bump on my throat. I told her what I was doing, which was a combination of a tea called Lady Bed-straw, that I had to order from Belgium, a treatment with cabbage, very stinky, tapping, which she knew nothing about, and a few other natural remedies. She looked at me like I was crazy but said 'whatever works'. Now that I have read this book and know the right food combos I'm confident that my nodules will be completely gone next time they are checked.
Fast forward to the reason I bought the Thyroid Healing book. Dr. William describes nodules as a side effect of the Epstein Bar virus, that we carry whether it's active or dormant. He explains that when the immune system isn't able to destroy the virus it attempts to wall off the virus with calcium. That's what thyroid nodules are, calcium prisons for the virus. Well look at that an explanation! And then of course he tells you the foods to eat to rid your body of the virus and heal.
Also, I never understand why people think it's more expensive to eat whole foods then processed garbage.This haul below of fruits and veggies cost $22 and then I bought a few staples at Trader Joe's and spent $35!
I hope you will read the book! You can also check out his Instagram account here where he talks about different foods and their healing benefits, the list in the book is just amazing. This pic, before I gave up eggs. Thought I'd miss them but I don't. I also love his list of Grab and Go Combos, since I'm usually grabbing and going. Here are a few of my favorites;
- Cauliflower and Apple - brings down inflammation in the thyroid
- Tomatoes and Spinach - together they strengthen the liver and flush the lymphatic system build immune support
- Celery and Dates - a powerful adrenal restorative
- Wild Blueberries and Papaya - provides fighting power to stop, reduce and prevent thyroid tumors, cancerous and benign and restore tissue that may have been killed through radioactive treatment
- Tangerine and Raspberries - helps prevent calcium loss in the thyroid and throughout the body preventing osteoporosis
Here's to our health! Toasting from my juice production line, cheers :)