My Improvements

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and that means something when I describe my health changes. It is hard to believe that they are both me. No more hypothyroid "moon face".  Thank you Armour Thyroid and Iodine.  God has healed my body with the assistance of great doctors he has placed in my path. I am eternallygrateful to them for all their help.

If you read Dr. Broda Barnes book called Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness and also Dr. Mark Starr's book Hypothyroidism Type 2 you will learn about myxedema.  The face and eyes are swollen in the condition.  
Myx is the Greek word for mucin, which accumulates in hypothyroidism. Edema means swelling.


2004    2008
      December  2004                                      February 2008

The picture on the left clearly shows my own case of myxedema while on Synthroid thyroid hormone.  Notice how it cleared after treatment with Armour Thyroid (desiccated thyroid hormone).

myxedema
This historical picture shows a man suffering from myxedema before being treated with desiccated thyroid hormone.  


My endocrinologist told me that taking Armour thyroid would cause my cancer to come back and I would risk death. Looks like I am living!


I often get asked what I take for supplements and what I eat each day to stay well. What I eat is below.  


What I Eat

These are the grocery items that I always have in my house. I only fresh organic veggies and fruits. My meat is from local farmers and is grass fed and organic. My eggs are free range. My milk is raw and right from the farm.

Veggies
Fresh Garlic
Onions
Potatoes
Green Peppers
Red Peppers
Tomatoes
Romaine Lettuce
or other dark greens
Mushrooms
Zuchinni
Green Beans
Broccoli
Carrots


Spices(love Penzeys - that's where my blends are from)
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Allspice
Cilantro
Celtic Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Turmerick
Sweet Curry
Dutch Cocoa
FoxPoint
Barbeque of the Americas
Brady Street
Bavarian Blend
Fruits
Apples
Bananas
Blueberries (in winter frozen from summer)
Cherries (in winter frozen from summer)
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Lemon
Oranges
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

What do I eat?
Flavorings
Orange Peel
Almond Extract
Pure Vanilla

Sweeteners
Agave Nectar
Brown Rice Syrup
Xylitol
Stevia
Maple Syrup
Breakfast

Free Range Eggs - scrambled or hard
boiled
Raw Cheese
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Brown Rice Cereal
Cinnamon
Rice Milk
Coconut flakes
Raisens
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Hot Buckwheat Cereal
Coconut Milk
Nutmeg
Raisens or Bananas
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Smoothie
Whey Protein Powder
Frozen Fruits
Stevia
Coconut Milk
Flax Oil
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Banana Pancakes (grain free)
See Recipe here
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Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancakes
or Waffles (mix)
Real Maple Syrup
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Gluten Free Granola
Organic Vanilla Yogurt
Dried Fruits

Lunch

Taco Salad
Avocado
Sour Cream
Cheese
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Soups
Cabbage Chilli
Taco Soup
Black Bean Soup
Split Pea Soup
Italian Cabbage Beef
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BBQ Beef on Lettuce
Tomatoes
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Smoothies (see
breakfast)
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Leftovers from dinner
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Sandwich with
Sammie's Bakery Millet
& Flax Bread (GF)
Organic Prarie Meat
Veggies!
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Omlet with green
peppers, onions,
mushrooms, cheese
and maybe nitrate free
bacon or ham

To find local resources for raw milk go to www.realmilk.com
To find local sources of good meats and vegetables go towww.localharvest.org
To order good grains go towww.clnf.org (Country Life Natural Foods)