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Is There A Cure For Hyperthyroidism?

Posted Sep 18, 2011

Written by Shawn Pearson

Looking back at my life, it appears that I have always had trouble with my thyroid being hyperactive…I guess being younger and healthy made it easier to cope with or I always played it off as my body reacting to stress.  However as I get closer to 40, you learn that the body doesn’t rebound as easily.  As of recently, sudden rapid heart rate, night sweating, muscle weakness, mental fog, electrical tingling in the hands and nervousness finally reached a tipping point. Something had to be done…

It’s been driving me crazy, I haven’t had any of these problems for years...the last episode I had was probably late 2002.  My recent problem may have something to do with all my efforts to lose weight using the 4 Hour Body diet. Although, working out 3 times a week and trail running 6-12 miles on the weekend is supposed to make you feel better right?  It did at first for me, but slowly over time I was starting to feel worse and worse!  By late August 2011, my body felt like it was allergic to exercise on a day to day basis.

I’ve been checked out by a physician, one test showed excess thyroid hormone and the second test a week later did not…it was somewhat frustrating. Of course, before the first test I felt like death that day, a week later before the second test, I felt better.  After researching the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, it sounded really close to what I had been experiencing. Although, after considering the limited treatment options, I just can't get comfortable with cutting out an important gland or exposing it to radioactive iodine.

Meanwhile the symptoms got a lot worse during the second week of September, especially at night. I was getting desperate…there are only so many episodes you can take when your heart rate suddenly jumps from 75 bpm to 150 bpm even though you are only sitting on the couch. It’s pretty scary. Finally, instead of Googling the normal queries like “cure”, “symptoms” or “treatment”, I decided to ask “Why is hyperthyroidism worse at night?” And hit upon a gem of a website.

Now I am only guiding you to this site for information. Always consult your physician before doing any kind of self treatment. The information here can be dangerous if you have some other genetic disorder related to nutrition (like Wilson disease) or if you think that taking more of one vitamin/mineral to make it work faster is a good idea...it's not, so don't do that.  Anyway I landed here first.  John’s experience was eerily similar to mine, I was almost excited because knew I was on to something.

I found the site on Friday morning before work on September 16. At lunch I went to pick up and ingest the nutritional supplements listed. About one hour later, I felt 200% better! And after a few days of continuing the regimen, I can testify to you that I have only had a few mild symptoms at night that are getting progressively better each day.  Now I can sleep through the whole night; there are no more panic attacks; my heart no longer races uncontrollably; the tingling in my hands has almost disappeared and my cognitive abilities are normalizing.

Discover Magazine

So far it appears that I have had some nutritional deficiencies that were causing all kinds of problems. I am still following up with my physician, but I wanted to share my experience with you because I was inspired by recently reading some very uplifting articles in the October 2011 issue of Discover magazine. The cover has “How to Cure Everything”. I believe medical science is getting there and it will probably be America’s next “technical revolution” where the rest of the world would rely on us for just like they did for the computer and Internet revolutions. Read all the articles from pages 33 to 56 to get a better idea of how close we are to curing malaria, AIDS, allergies, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, addiction and cancer.

NOTE: If you want to explore the rest of the ithyroid.com site, be aware that the links on his site are not set up right, so I will list them here.

*** UPDATE *** After reading this post you are probabaly wondering how my hyperthyroid situation worked out. You can read what happened in my recent post about improving my memory. There you'll find out what worked for me and how I was able to fix my hyperthyroidism without surgery or perscription phramaceuticals.


  • Cynthia
    May 09, 2015

    Hi there! I was just diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Please share your info with me. Im very reluctant to have my thyroid removed or to kill it.

  • Dani
    May 06, 2015

    Hi Shawn, Ive been struggling with constant mood swings, steady weight loss despite increased appetite, a constant feeling of dryness in my throat, and various anxiety symptoms and sleeplessness, and Im now wondering if my thyroid doesnt have something to do with it. Every now in then the glands in my throat will swell up suddenly and become very painful to the point where its hard to swallow, which is what caused me to start researching hyperthyroidism. Would you please email me the supplements you started taking? I also am more interested in natural healing remedies as opposed to medication, hormones and radiation. Thank you so much!!

  • Gail Robinson
    May 05, 2015

    Please tell me your story of how you cured your hypothyroidism. The links you provided are not working. Thank you so much.

  • Rhonda
    April 16, 2015

    I was almost relieved to hear someone else has the same symptoms I have, especially the tingling in hands and feet. Please email me with websites, and nutritional info that worked for you. Thanks for sharing!

  • joshua
    April 12, 2015

    Hi my mother has this can you email me what you took to cure you and steps you took

  • Stephanie
    April 11, 2015

    Shawn please email me, Im desperate! My heart is pounding and feel horrible. I have young children and need to get better , can you let me know what your treatment was, I am al holistic and natrapathic. please please please , help?

  • Jill
    March 28, 2015

    Would love to know more about the supplements. Destroying the thyroid isnt in the cards for me so the more I can learn the better. Thanks!

  • Shawn
    March 20, 2015

    Hi everyone, thank you for all the responses...Im getting to answering as soon as possible.

  • Shawn
    March 20, 2015

    Hi everyone, thank you for all the responses...Im getting to answering as soon as possible.

  • evelyne wright
    March 20, 2015

    Hyperthyroid would like to read more page will not load.what vits.wamins etc? Pease e mail as I cannot read your other information

  • Erik
    March 11, 2015

    Hey Shawn, That is fantastic beyond belief! I am 24 years old and have hyperthyroidism. I am very into holistic health/natural healing. So taking medication for this....NOT HAPPENING. I would greatly appreciate it you could email me, sharing more of your THYROID story beginning and how youre holding up now, a few years later....as well as information of those links that dont work and the supplements and steps you took to cure yourself. You have put a big smile on my face as I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much!

  • Reeta
    March 11, 2015

    Shawn, glad to hear you felt 200 better. Please share the supplements that helped you along your journey. The link is not working.

  • RA
    March 08, 2015

    Hi Shawn, My gf is having a tough battle with hyperthyroidism. Her doctor is recommending more pills but I am trying to get her to try to get it under control naturally without more prescriptions. Could you please tell me your remedy so I can recommend it to her and she can start working with her physician to get everything in order.

  • cindy
    March 03, 2015

    Hi Shawn, I too would like to know the vitamins you took for your thyroid. PLEASE

  • Tyler
    March 02, 2015

    Hi Shawn, Could you share with me the supplements that you took to treat your hyperthyroidism? That webpage is down

  • Jo
    February 25, 2015

    Hi Shawn, I was wondering if you could share the different supplements that you used to help with your hyperthyroidism. Thank you!

  • dale kelly
    February 24, 2015

    have hyperthroroildism i need.help with how to make it better or cure it thank you.

  • julie
    February 22, 2015

    I have hyperthyroid and am wondering what supplements you took? Thanks

  • Thierthaponnamma
    February 16, 2015

    Help me to get rid off hyperthyroidism am 24 yrs old and unable to gain weight am too skinny am pure vegetarian and i more like to have juices or liquid than solid food like rice etc....please help me

  • Laura
    February 11, 2015

    Hi Shawn, Could you share with me the supplements that you took to treat your hyperthyroidism? Thank you!

  • Elif Cengic
    February 07, 2015

    Hi I have hyperthyroidism which I hot after birth ive had it for 5 months now, what supplements and diet changes do you recommend?

  • Adrienne
    January 31, 2015

    Hi Shawn, I have just gotten my annual checkup and, although my vitamin D was low last year, it is even lower this year. Now, I also see that my thyroid number is barely registering, it is so far off. They commented on fears of a pending Thyroid Storm. Outside of feeling warm more often , I feel fine last year I had terrible mood swings. We are retesting, but I want to take care of the known problem of my vitamin imbalance. What were the vitamins you took? I know that I need to take D, but in order to take it, you have to take the appropriate amount of A and K as well, along with healthy fats to absorb these vitamins. Ive contacted the Weston A. Price Foundation, in the mean time, and also would like to see what your findings were and what your progress was like. Thank you.

  • Vedika
    January 26, 2015

    Hi Shawn, Its been a year now that i have been deducted with Hypothyroidism. Tingling in the hand at night and racing heart beats were driving me crazy initially. i started taking supplements and it is is in control now. but my question is how can i cure this problem completely. Please guide me on this. Regards, Vedika

  • Margaret
    January 25, 2015

    Please share the vitamin information that helped you!!!!!!

  • Ann Cameron
    January 15, 2015

    I too have been diagnosed with nodules that are producing to much thyroid hormone. What are the suppliments that you have taken and do you know if you have/had nodules that were overproducing? Thanks, Ann

  • Adrienne
    January 12, 2015

    Dear Shawn, your post gave me a ray of hope for hyperthyroidism cure. I was diagnosed in 2002 and have since been searching for the cause and possibly cure for my condition. So far, I have not had my Vit D checked.

  • Shawn
    January 07, 2015

    Hi Shante, I responded to your query via email, thank you for your question and response!

  • Shante
    January 07, 2015

    Hello Shawn, I find this article fascinating. Can you please email me information on the supplements? I have tried to access the links however they appear to be disabled.

  • Shan
    January 07, 2015

    Hello I too was wondering what supplements you were referred to as well as the websites. It appears as if the links are disabled now. If there are no longer any links the supplement information is greatly appreciated.

  • Shawn
    November 21, 2014

    For those of you reading this post and it looks like I dont respond in the comments, I actually do via email. So you can ask me questions...As I always state, I am not a doctor so I wont be giving you medical advice, only telling you what I did to make my bout with hyperthyroidism go away. And yes, it is almost the end of 2014 and it is still gone. So there is light at the end of the tunnel. Just be ready to put some time into the healing...it takes a few months, but the cure has been permanent so far for me. You need to work with your physician while you do this, as they can help you with blood work and balancing you supplements. Looking back at the experience as a whole, if it happened to me again, I would get my vitamin D checked first...I believe that extremely low vitamin D is what started the problem in the first place. And now I take precautions by supplementing my vitamin D, especially in the low sunlight months. I wish that guy didnt take his site down...it was a g

  • Julia
    October 22, 2014

    I have hyperthyroidism, my question is can you fully recover from hyperthyroidism based on your information of vitamin supplements without surgery or radioactive treament? I clicked on the copper supplements mentioned here, but it said page not found. Thank you.

  • Deborah
    August 11, 2014

    Hi, Shawn. I clicked on everything that is highlighted in your post, but the browser could not find these. Could you please tell me what the supplement was that you took and the websites that you referred to? Thanks so much, Deborah

  • Danielle
    November 12, 2012

    For the last five years I have been so tired it was a different kind of tired I gave birth to my son exactly a years ago today ever sence I had him I have been very ill weak tiered heart racing sweating brain fog mood swings vomiting diarrhea dr. cant figure out why I think I have hyperthyroid but not showing on blood test please help

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