Numerous people with Graves’ Disease actually have a negative test for thyroid antibodies. So though a positive test for thyroid antibodies, along with a positive Radioactive Iodine Uptake test will verify you have this condition, one can’t rely on the thyroid antibodies blood test alone. So while some doctors will recommend a TPO or a different blood test to identify thyroid antibodies when they think someone has Graves’ Disease, others won’t recommend any of these blood tests at all.
In Graves’ disease, the immune system wrongly targets the thyroid gland, making a faulty antibody (TRAb) that stimulates the thyroid to make excessive amounts of hormone. The thyroid is normally tightly regulated by areas of the brain – the pituitary gland and hypothalamus – that tell it to properly turn on and off.
What you need to understand is that in most cases of Graves’ Disease, the problematic thyroid gland isn’t the underlying cause of the disorder. So while recommendation medications might do a good job of managing the symptoms, they will do totally nothing for the actual cause of the disorder. On the other hand, the aim of any natural treatment of Graves’ Disease protocol is to cure the cause of the disorder.
Herbal Treatment for Graves’ Disease
Some people who have Graves’ Disease try to self-treat their condition using nutritional supplements and Herbal Treatment for Graves’ Disease.
- It has calming effect on the nervous system and has no contraindications.
Lemon Balm Tea
- It has relaxing effect and is used to treat anxiety and stress. It also known to lessen the overproduction of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).
- Utilize as aromatherapy oil or mist.
- This is another potent herb to help good night sleep. Avoid taking during the day because it has strong sedative properties and may perform as a tranquilizer.
Warm Milk with a table spoon of Honey
- Take at least 30 minutes before bed.
- It calms the nerves and relaxes the muscles, thus helping the organism to get ready for sleep. The magnesium reduction is connected to stress; for that reason, taken as supplement it has helpful effect on sleep.
Additional sleeping techniques and recommendations for Graves’ Disease connected sleeping problems:
- Deep breathing and relaxation techniques are also often recommended by clinicians to promote good sleep.
- Utilize bubble baths with soft music and candles to relax before going to sleep.
- Massage therapy also helps the body to relax on a physical and mental level.
- Meditation- this free and simple method is found by clinicians to calm down “running minds and thoughts”, to help awareness, relaxation and attention.
- Walking and physical work out both can help establishing a health sleep pattern, so practice on a regular basis.
Diet for Graves’ Disease
Here is an example of an everyday protocol when I first went on my Graves’ Disease diet.
- Protein drink which contained 2 cups of purified water, 1 cup of mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries), a healthy form of protein powder, and 1 teaspoon of flax seed oil (after one month 1 added one raw organic egg to this).
- Natural apples and raw sunflower seeds
- Grilled chicken salad: natural mixed greens and spinach, organic grilled chicken
- One more protein drinks very filling, and really tastes pretty good
- Organic roasted turkey
- Some kind of vegetable (i.e. squash)
- 1 cup of raw nuts almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews
For more information on a natural cure for Graves disease talk to a doctor and a nutritionist. This way, you can live your life easier even with Graves disease.