What is Your Thyroid?
The Thyroid gland is part of your bodies endocrine system. This is a system of glands throughout the body which is part of how our body communicates with itself, internally. Endocrine organs release chemicals, called hormones, into the blood, which give information and instructions to our other organs.

The thyroid is a small gland located in your throat, just in front of your larynx, or voice box. The thyroid’s main function is to regulate your metabolism. Thyroid hormones are released and tell each other organ how fast it should do its own job.

Thyroid Conditions
Like most organs, as long as it is working correctly, you won’t even know it is there. When it becomes imbalanced, however, then you will experience symptoms. The following are the most common thyroid conditions.

Goiter. This refers to a swelling of the thyroid gland. It might be only a little, or it can become quite large in severe cases. The causes of goiter are usually nutritional.

Hypo-Thyroid. After goiter, this is the most common thyroid illness. It refers to a thyroid gland that is underactive, not producing enough thyroid hormones, and as a result the metabolism and function of most of your body is underactive. There can be a complicated mix of causes, including nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, as well as others.

Hyper-Thyroid. This occurs when the thyroid is overactive, and is almost always associated with an autoimmune aspect. “Auto” means “self”; autoimmunity describes conditions where your immume system malfunctions and begins attacking your own tissues, rather than limiting its action to foreign invaders such as bacteria or viruses.

Graves disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are among the most common auto-immune conditions involving hyperthyroidism.

Conventional Medicine
Unfortunately for many people, thyroid conditions are among those the conventional medical system doesn’t seem to do well, if we define “well” as you were sick, you undergo a course of treatment, now you are better, and can just go off and be healthy the rest of your life. All too often, people are told instead that they will need thyroid medications the rest of their life. THIS IS UNTRUE. Your body has a natural ability to heal, and you should NOT need medications the rest of your life!

Natural Thyroid Treatment Philosophy
The key to successfully treating your thyroid is to identify and correct the true, root cause of your thyroid imbalance. It is almost a certainty that you are not suffering from a deficiency of prescription thyroid medication.  The three main patterns of root causes are 1) nutritional deficiencies of key nutrients, 2) accumulation of environmental toxins and 3) in some cases there is an infectious component to the illness.

We rebuild your bodies nutritional base where deficient. If you are Hypo-thyroid, we will rebuild your thyroid, primarily through herbal medicines and other natural methods. If you are Hyper-thyroid, we calm your thyroid with different herbs.

The process can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more, depending on how severe your particular condition is. The bottom line, take-home message, is, that if you still have your own thyroid (it wasn’t removed), then you should be able to regain your own thyroid function and not be on prescription medications the rest of your life.enlargedthyroid

It has happened again. A dear friend informed me they had scheduled their gallbladder surgery. They were fed up with the pain, and it “has to come out”. They had multiple opinions from multiple Medical Doctors and that is the consensus. This individual didn’t want to even discuss other options.

Whether someone chooses to use my services as a doctor or not isn’t the question. What I find disappointing in all this is that people still are blindly accepting ANYTHING said to them by the conventional medical system without question. I hope our population is starting to have greater respect for their bodies that cutting off parts that hurt, because the doctors in question cannot or will not help them get better.

So, this post is about the BIG PICTURE. How is it that Human Life is possible? We are basically spirits temporarily inhabiting walking, talking bags of water and electrolytes, divided into billions of cells, each one of which must simultaneously be performing thousand of biochemical reactions to keep us alive and functioning.

The chemistry our bodies rely on is highly repeatable. If this weren’t true, life would not be possible, and we wouldn’t be here having this conversation. This includes the chemistry and physiology of normal health as well as disease.

Specifically for gallstones and gallbladder disease, the issue is nutrition combined with inflammation. Reverse those, and your liver starts making. What made this situation with this friend especially frustrating is that I’ve actually written a book on the natural methods of treating and reversing gallstones. To learn more about it, please check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ANAioMX6s

Whether the question involves gallstones, heart disease or any other condition, and ESPECIALLY things where you are being given an irreversible choice to amputate a body part, DON’T ACCEPT THE PREMISE OF THE QUESTION! Whether that is through me or some other knowledgeable source, please, respect your life and body enough find out all your options.

“The world has changed.
I see it in the water.
I feel it in the Earth.
I smell it in the air. ”
J. R. R. Tolkien

The fact that we no longer live in a clean, pristine world should, by now, be obvious to everyone. The fact that much of the damage is being done deliberately for profit, rather than an inadvertent, unfortunate side effect, is harder for most people to accept.

This website is dedicated to helping you be proactive about your health. It is the only way you CAN be healthy! We can no longer wait for the government to regulate industry and force them to give us healthy food, clean air or pure water. We have to take charge ourselves. You have to stop spending your money on industries that don’t promote the health and welfare of each individual, humanity as a whole, and especially the planet.

This website will teach you how to do that. Step 1: read the basics here on food and nutrition. There will be lots more to come over time.

Dr. Cage