Thyroid disorders affect over 4% of American citizens and are often misdiagnosed as sleep disorders or anxiety, leading to further health issues. If you are dealing with a thyroid disorder, the most important thing you should do, is to make some dietary changes.

Hormones have a role to support the communication between every function in the body, so any ­­­imbalance can be the cause of a list of health issues.
The thyroid gland affects almost all of our metabolic processes, and these thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter  (abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland) that does not require any treatment, to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones: hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism.

Please see the below video from WebMD explaining the basics of the thyroid gland


As with all organs in the body, a regular intake of key nutrients are required to keep the thyroid gland healthy, like zinc and selenium, so if you want to treat this condition, make sure the levels of these nutrients are optimized. We have found the best to be Innate Response Formulas which you can find on Amazon, just click here: Selenium *


Hypothyroidism is a condition of an underactive thyroid, which is characterized by weight loss, fatigue, slow metabolism, constipation, and brain fog. It is most often a result of:

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis a type of hypothyroidism that occurs when the immune system does not recognize the thyroid gland cells, or their enzymes and inhibits the production of the thyroid hormone. This is caused by:

  • Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide. Cold and sinus medicines, the heart medicine amiodarone, or certain contrast dyes given before some X-rays, or MRIs, may expose you to radioactive Iodine.
  • You may also be at greater risk for developing hypothyroidism if you have had thyroid problems in the past.
  • The use of certain drugs
  • Removal of the thyroid gland (the thyroid may have been surgically removed or chemically destroyed)

Please see related article on the link to thyroid cancer and radioactive Iodine in Chernobyl

Foods to eat for Hypothyroidism

The following foods are incredibly beneficial in case you suffer from hypothyroidism:

Flax seeds






Nuts and nut butters







Sesame seeds

Swiss chard

Coconut milk




Grass-fed meat

Summer squash


Cottage cheese


Hyperthyroidism is developed when the thyroid gland is hyperactive, elevating the levels of the thyroid hormone.

The most common causes include:

Toxic adenomas: Nodules develop in the thyroid gland that release  thyroid hormones, upsetting the body’s chemical balance

Graves’ disease: The excessive production of thyroid hormones.

Subacute thyroiditis: Inflammation of the thyroid that urges the gland to “leak” excess hormones, leading to temporary hyperthyroidism that in most cases lasts for a few weeks but may persist for months

Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland

Which leads to symptoms such as anxiety, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, nervousness, and accelerated metabolism.

Foods to eat for Hypothyroidism

If you are suffering from hyperthyroidism then make sure you increase the intake of the following foods:

Sweet potatoes



Brussels sprouts















Blood tests

Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via a blood test.

More info

Because the endocrine system has an integrated nature, if you suspect a thyroid disorder, you should also go and test your sex hormones.

Please also see this related article on the chemo drug Asparaginase, that can now be found in Potato chips

Thyroid Disease or Menopause?

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), millions of women with unresolved menopausal-like symptoms, even those taking estrogen, may be suffering from undiagnosed thyroid disease. While symptoms such as fatigue, depression, mood swings, and sleep disturbances are frequently associated with menopause, they may also be signs of hypothyroidism.

A survey done by the AACE showed that only one in four women who have discussed menopause and its symptoms with a physician, was also tested for thyroid disease. The thyroid plays a role in regulating overall body metabolism and influences the heart, brain, kidney, and reproductive system, along with muscle strength and appetite.

If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause and the symptoms persist despite appropriate therapy, ask your doctor to do a thyroid screen (TSH). A blood sample is all that is needed to make the initial diagnosis of hypothyroidism and treatment is easily achieved with thyroid replacement therapy. WebMD

*CAUTION: Only take the selenium and chromium from Innate Response Formulas at the high serving. Absolutely do NOT take other selenium and chromium supplements in high quantities, as they may cause serious harm!

Love and Light

Healing Oracle


Join me on Facebook Amanda Mary and Healing Oracle Group or preferably on MeWe and our MeWe group Healing Oracle

Please also like, share and subscribe to our other Social media channels|Twitter | YouTube

About the Author

With almost twenty years spent researching and treating Cancer, I am a well respected author, teacher and health coach.

I do have a list of qualifications, but I find them cumbersome and false. The fact I am a qualified Holistic Doctor is neither here, nor there. Medical education is entirely corrupt and something that can be used against you. I go on courses in order to learn, not to buy a badge to hide behind, or a stick to beat people with.

So much nonsense has been written about me that I never read, or choose to absorb. It’s all about them, never about me. I have been attacked and targeted simply because I have helped people and not been silenced. A common misconception is that I am holistic, but the truth is I do not sit on either side of the imaginary divide between what is “mainstream” and what is “holistic.” There is greed and corruption on both sides and examples of bad practice in every field.
Personally, I am only interested in what works and improves the life of the patient.

In some cases, radiation can work and so am happy to recommend that route, if it works and saves a life in an emergency situation. But there is no ‘one size fits all’ and no cookie cutter protocol. There are many variables in healing the body. We are all individual and all capable of change, so each case must be considered individually. What works for one, may not work for another. Mass medication is wrong.
My research and work has led me all over the world and got me into some tight spots at times, but I am thankful for every twist and turn and have learned a lot from each. I am wiser as a result and see that life teaches us all. I recovered from breast cancer 20 years ago, which has saved my life over and over and made me very aware of how fleeting and precious life is. I live each day to the full and as if it were my last.
I have twenty children, many of whom are adopted, four are mine naturally. I love and adore them all and am honored to have been able to raise them, for now they are strong and independent adults. My children are the most important people in my life.

I despise materialism, I have old fashioned views and feel the modern world has lost much in the way of values and common decency. So I travel the world with my partner and 6-year-old daughter, helping people and sharing knowledge. I am still learning and feel that everyday is a school day. The reason I started this blog was so I could pass on some of this knowledge to others.

I speak the truth about everything and my honest approach shocks many, as I tend to say the things most people would not. I focus on solutions, as I am a problem solver at heart and there is only one truth. Stick to the truth and you will never go far wrong.

I hope you enjoy our blog site and the articles we labor over for your benefit. Please donate to the cause on the page above, as we do not receive a penny in advertising, or sponsorship. It is all from the heart.

Love and light.
Amanda Mary Jewell