The Thyroid: over & under - hyper and hypo? - tired or cold? - active or healing?
Gained a bit of weight? Were you told that your thyroid wasn't working "fast enough"? Always feeling cold - hands and feet. Not so sure that taking your temperature will do any good and then to be told by your GP that Wilson's Disease is about copper metabolism and don't be silly, it's in your head! Well, it's in your throat and in your perceptions. And here follows some ideas and concepts - for educational purposes only, of course.
Generally, the underlying issue with a slow thyroid is about not being fast enough to grab the "morsel" or “the piece of information” or “piece of something required”. We have moved past the caveman's need to be primarily focussed on obtaining that “morsel” of food as being just about the only important “morsel” type to need to control. How we operate in our environment in this present time, is much wider in definition and just as important for our survival.
One side of the thyroid is not being able to be fast enough in grabbing or taking in this desired or perceived-to-be-needed “morsel”, feeling that one is too slow. An example might be that a salesperson consistently loses out on making a deal or sale as a competitor always seems to be a tad quicker at getting the client(s) or deals or being too slow in the understanding of an issue/concept/paradigm while studying or cramming for an exam or while doing stressdful research. Or not being able to grasp the content of an important seminar(s) or piece of learning and feeling in our gut that we just aren’t fast enough.
The other side of the thyroid is affected when there is an issue around not getting rid of something, or a “morsel”, not quickly enough. Not speaking up in an important moment and getting the woords out, or having a thought / item / contribution in a timely manner - but instead not done / handled fast enough, leaving one feeling too slow, too late. Or, not selling some items such as shares / stocks / investments when the market was right - and then “experiencing” subjectively, of course, the results of slowness, causing one to have less. Basically, the conflict is of not being able to spit it out or get it out fast enough.
The above are very real, albeit subjective, thoughts and feelings, creating their own tensions, shocks and turmoils that cause an active phase of creating cell plus to help out in the thyroid to occur - instantly. A very natural biological program is initiated automaticaly by our body, allowing extra cells to help out, to give you more digestive juices, to ratchet it up a notch or two, so we can grab faster and digest that "morsel" and/or spit it out faster.
So, during this active phase (conflict / issue is not resolved) there are more cells of this endodermic tissue of the thyroid produced to help - a biological law in German New Medicine (http://www.learninggnm.com). One doesn’t feel anything - no pain, no coughing, etc - maybe a bit more pep and vigor - maybe some temperature changes - some sleeplessness - middle of the night awakenings - and those cold hands and feet.
When these issues or conflicts are resolved - the issue has no more energy on it - no more time is wasted on the conundrum and one feels that the whole grabbing or getting rid of the “morsel” business in a timely manner happens normally again and is of no concern and one is just fine with how things are, then one simultaneously goes into the healing phase. Those extra cells, that were there to help us in need, are deemed to be no longer required by our body. Then they can be gently removed by nature, too.
The extra tissue is removed by bacteria (yes, they have had a bad rap but are sometimes useful, too) and fungus (also gets a bad rep and can serve a valuable function), and help “eat up” or remove the temporary extra tissue. And in German New Medicine that is a very natural biological law - mentioned here for educational purposes only... of course...
The thyroid cells that were created to enhance the thyroid’s functioning during the “stressed” and challenging, active time are naturally decreased / gobbled up / eliminated by mycotoxins and fungus in this healing phase. In the healing process a tiny minute bit of extra thyroid tissue is removed as well.
That occasional extra bit of tissue that is removed, is not an issue. So over the years this will be experienced in each of us differently (and explains why there are different beliefs as to what the optimal temperature is for a totally healthy thyroid). Slower thyroids are sometimes seen as a function of aging (slower means slightly less tissue and a lower basal temperature).
However, over a lifetime, it could add up and if the active and healing phases occur often and the thyroid goes through many of these cycles, then the minute amounts of extra eroded tissue with each healing can add up.
In the end, less thyroid tissue creates less thyroid hormones and will be seen as a thyroid needing some supplementation, and often artificial thyroid is prescribed for life. When this problem is severe, it is then called Hashimotos.
When the active and passive phases are infrequent over the years, then a bit of eroded tissue is not at all a need for medication - some extra natural supplementation can allow the ever so slightly less able thyroid to still function well. When well supported - kelp, atomidine, potassium iodide (my personal opinion and shared only for educational reasons, of course) are the first items to use. Then natural glandular support is good to follow with. An alternative health practitioner would label this Wilson's SYNDROME (not Wilson's Disease which is entirely different).
You know where you stand by taking your temperature - be your own investigator. Use an old-fashioned thermometer if you can find one. And only an oral thermometer will do. Go to for more details -
When antibiotics are taken for some reason (often unrelated) at the same time during any thyroid healing phase (once or more often), then the bacteria required for the break-down of the healing phase extra thyroid cells (the mycotoxins and fungus) are not present. Those extra cells that nature wants to remove but cannot, become encapsulated instead (as a backup program). Benign little cysts is what this looks like - and stay in the thyroid. This encapsulated tissue continues to produce the thyroxine hormone! Then, in essence, this thyroid can be said to be a hyperthyroid. The orthodox medicine method is to remove part of this thyroid, so the over-production is decreased to about normal (cysts and all).
Had the right bacteria been available during the healing phase, the excess tissue would have been naturally gobbled up and the thyroid's owner would, possbly, never have noticed. The healing phase would have been characterized by extra sleeping, tiredness, some weight gain, some sluggishness, night sweats, warm hands and feet and then all would be normal again. Often we read that a slow thyroid happens due to stress, so to some degree that is correct and totally not specific enough and to the point.
Dr. Chris Lowthert explains all of the above very succinctly:
"According to the New Medicine paradigm known as German New Medicine (see my previous blogs) what western medicine calls "disease" is clearly articulated as a biological program that is run by our very own innate intelligence in order to process shock conflicts that originate in the psyche, physically "register" in an area in the brain that corresponds with the nature of the conflict and which in turn manifests in the body at a location (typically an organ) that is controlled by that part of the brain. This way life (and death) events that appear too difficult to instantly accept get translated into biological events that the body is designed to process over time. This "translation" from the psyche to body in a sense "buys time" for the possibility of resolving the conflict.
"In the context of our evolution, the thyroid gland developed with the digestive system. This is evident today by the understanding that the thyroid gland was once an exocrine gland that excreted its hormones into the intestine. The digestive system derived from the endoderm germ layer, therefore, during the conflict active phase you will have tumor growth. The related biological conflict is related to a 'morsel'. The right side/'wing' of the thyroid is 'not being fast enough to "catch" a morsel'. The left side/wing of the gland is 'not being fast enough to "get rid of" the morsel.' Increased thyroid tissue in the conflict active phase will increase the organism's metabolism and this is the biological purpose of the thyroid tumor. The organism will experience hyperthyroidism. Once the conflict is resolved, the additional thyroid tissue is decomposed by the tuberculosis bacteria. If the organism stays in a hanging healing phase, they will develop hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's Disease.
"The thyroid ducts are derived from the ectoderm germ layer. Therefore, ulceration of the ducts will take place during the conflict active phase. The biological conflict of feeling powerless. 'My hands are tied. There is nothing I can do about the situation', 'something should be urgently done and nobody is doing anything about it!', 'I feel helpless.' The biological purpose of the widening of the duct is to allow more thyroxine to be delivered to the bloodstream to help the organism gain control by increasing the metabolism. Once the conflict is resolved, the organism moves into the healing phase and the ulcers are replenished. Thyroid cysts or tumors will be formed.
"As you can begin to see, the changes that take place at the organ level have important biological meanings that help the organism survive the unexpected biological conflict."
by Dr. Christopher Lowthert, DC, German New Medicine® Practitioner and Teacher
Some people, diagnosed with Hashimotos are not needing lifetime supplementation at all and just proper support during the healing phase. They should have been left alone and given time to sort out how not to activate the thyroid into overdrive again and again and again and to see if there are any emotional and habitual “tracts” that need healing help.
Some Hashimoto “sufferers” have both alternating hyper and hypo thyroid. Just like that, we are told! And why? There must be a weird little extra-terrestrial in there turning little knobs on and off! So someone with a need to make cell plus during a conflict can already have some encapslated cells on board and this will register as over active (temporarily) with existing "tumours" (read encapsulated calcified cell plus) on tests.
As we know, it has also been difficult for orthodox medicine to sort out what a real hypo thyroid. Now we can see this has been a mixed blessing.
All of this applies to the TISSUE of the thyroid gland. The tubuals inside the thyroid, the ducts, as opposed to the glandular tissues, are a different challenge and can be seen with symptoms such as goiters.
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