Comments on: How I Reversed Hypothyroidism in Two Months with Zero Medication Healthy Eating and Healthy Living for a Happy Life! Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:28:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Steve Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:06:22 +0000 I switched to diet soda about 15 years ago due to the notion that it would be better for me than regular soda. In the course of those 15 years my diet soda habit gradually increased. So did my dependency on it for my caffeine.
After small amounts of weight gain, I would simply drink more diet soda and reduce my caloric intake, thereby losing the weight. I controlled my weight doing this for many years.
3 years ago I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism (after many health complaints and weight increases that I could not shake)
Fast forward to today.
Sine being diagnosed with Hashimotos disease,my TSH has never been stable while being treated. It fluctuated from test to test and my dosage was constantly adjusted.
It occurred to me that there was one constant in my life that could be causing my TSH to be fluctuating. After thoroughly searching, I found that diet soda, can and will, cause thyroid issues. The sweetener in it is a known endocrine disrupter. The AACE has revealed that stopping diet soda consumption ( all artificial sweeteners ) can result in a complete remission from Hashimotos disease.

My experience was as follows:
4 months ago my TSH was 30, so I quit the diet soda in an effort to learn if it was having an impact on my TSH.
After quitting diet soda for 1 month, my TSH dropped to 15.
Next, after 2 months of no diet soda, my TSH was at 9.
Finally, after 4 months, my TSH came back at a mere 1.3
I am going to see my endocrinologist in 6 weeks to have a full panel work up done, and to see if my antibodies are now in the normal range.
I thought that all of you should be made aware of these results because I know that a lot of people try to control their weight.
Diet soda is not something that you want to use in your attempt to achieve that goal. It is “tentatively” linked as a cause for thyroid disorders, including hyperthyroidism.
You can look at my test results and determine for yourself if diet soda is merely “tentatively” linked to thyroid disruption.
I hope that this information helps those of you who regularly consume artificially sweetened substances and are suffering from a thyroid disorder. Artificial sweeteners are abundant in the grocery store, i.e., processed foods and drinks.

By: Katie Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:43:31 +0000 Thank you Angela! I definitely will! I think I’ve been overdoing the workouts too! I don’t know why I haven’t been able to convince myself that an hour or more a day isn’t necessary to be healthy. Thank you again for sharing your story and I am so glad to hear that you’re still going strong on your progress!! That is GREAT!! :))

By: Angela Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:45:53 +0000 Hi Katie!

I’m so glad you found this helpful. I know so many women with this issue, and most of them go the route of the meds. I just was not okay with that–and I’m glad I wasn’t. It’s been years now and I haven’t relapsed. Sometimes our bodies just need a little help along the way. I was guilty of overworking out–which had the opposite effect of my intentions. It spiked stress and cortisol.

I wish you the best and come back and tell me how you do!


By: Katie Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:51:56 +0000 Omigosh!!! I have to THANK YOU for sharing your story!!!! I’ve recently been diagnosed with the same thyroid condition you mentioned…in fact my TSH levels are 6.00 and all I’ve heard is I’ll need to go on meds…which I too am not ok with being the only solution if I can somehow reverse my thyroid condition and heal it naturally if it’s possible. Anyway, it was so refreshing to read about your experience …it left me with hope and excitement that I may have a better solution in front of me. I’ve already made some significant diet changes even though I thought I was eating healthy, I was still overdoing my carbs, sneaking in a treat here and there but I’ve been under a lot of stress so I know that was “propelling” me towards sugary fruits and popcorn (even if it was popped in virgin coconut oil!)….and even though I do intense workouts consistently (HiiT and resistance training, etc)
So, thank you! I felt by the time I finished reading it and re-reading excerpts aloud to my husband, that I had just made a friend who gets what I’m going through…and the direction I’ve been trying to find.
I appreciate the insight!!! My doctor is quick to prescribe meds, and I plan to ask for a chance to heal my thyroid first!

By: Wendy Sat, 05 Aug 2017 06:54:21 +0000 Hi Angela, my thyroid was going bonkers a few years ago. I was extremely tired and got tested, my tsh was a little high, but not too high, but I was feeling all the symptoms, brain fog, extremely tired, can’t lose weight no matter how hard I was training. They kept an eye on it and did my research. I am a holistic health coach, so I believe food is medicine, so I wanted to heal my body naturally without medicine. The medicine scared me cause they say you have to take it for life and I am not big on medicine. At the time I was juicing and eating alot of kale cause they say kale is good for you. As I was doing my research on types of food to eat and not eat for hyperthyroidism.. In 3 months, I cleaned out my system and changed my diet and everything went back to normal. Doctors said it could be a one time thing. So anyways, long story short, went back to my old ways and a year or two later started getting extremely tired again, so I went in to get tested again. Tsh was high again, this time doctor kept insisting that start a small dosage to see if it would help me with my symptoms, but I resisted again and told him to give me 3 months again to change my diet and control my stress…Again I was able to reverse it again. What we eat and how we control our stress has a direct impact on our bodies and how we heal ourselves. I believe in individuality, what works for me may not work for you, but at the end of the day I believe if we feed it the nutrients it needs, we can heal our bodies. Hope that gives you some encouragement that there is hope beyond meds.

By: vani Sat, 05 Aug 2017 02:45:56 +0000 Angela,
God bless you much! I have just got results for thyroid 2 days back and my tsh is high. Glad that there are other non conformists in the world! I am sure I will start with some of the things you mentioned. That is sound advice and thanks for sharing freely all the resources you came across. Blessings and more….

By: Amelia Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:40:58 +0000 Thank you! This article gave me the encouragement to try something better for my body first which is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

By: Phylbert Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:38:12 +0000 I read through your story. Sounds good. I’m more than halfway there, I have been low carbing for over ten years, I take a good probiotic and I don’t like coffee so that’s not a problem. I don’t drink milk, hate the stuff. I do have a bit of cheese sometimes. This plan of yours can heal more than thyroid. It has been known to heal other autoimmune diseases.

But I would like to tell you one thing, it’s about your mention of being surprised people are so low on iodine because they eat so much salt. Regular table salt isn’t good for you. In my research I have found that it has a minimal amount of iodine but they also added sugar and some companies added aluminum to it, too. Better to use sea salt. It not only tastes like regular salt but has other minerals in it making it a healthier option.

Loved your story, I will read it over again and see what I’ve missed.

By: Laurie Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:35:40 +0000 In helping to improve thyroid function (among other things), gluten-free definitely is beneficial. *However,* it seems that consuming millet is NOT a good idea because has goitrogens. And unlike cooking broccoli, cauliflower, etc., which reduces the problem, when you cook millet, it actually *increases* the problem! 🙁

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