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“Besides fasting, or chronic protein deficiency, the common causes of hypothyroidism are excessive stress or ‘aerobic’ (i.e. anaerobic) exercise, and diets containing beans, lentils, nuts, unsaturated fats (including carotene), and undercooked broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, or mustard greens. Many health conscious people become hypothyroid with a synergistic program of undercooked vegetables, legumes instead of animal proteins, oils instead of butter, carotene instead of vitamin A, and breathless exercise instead of a stimulating life.”
-Ray Peat, PhD
"Hello everyone - I just wanted to give a quick update to all of you who have been involved in helping me get the help that my daughter needed for her catamenial seizures...
Since my last post, we have been very serious and diligent to continue researching and implementing all of the things that we have learned from this forum and all the other places I have found Ray Peat info ..... what a miracle!!! We had just been missing a few puzzle pieces all of these years - pieces that were hidden by the 'establishment' yet pieces that have changed our lives for the better!
We have completely proven that high, frequent doses of oral micronized progesterone (progendo at first) with vitamin e as the carrier - (we have since been able to get ahold of progest-e and are using it in conjunction with progendo while we continue to lower her estrogen) - works almost immediately to stop seizures during the 'bad' days of her cycle - both petite mal and grand mals! We have experienced it first hand and want to share that taking progesterone in other forms (cream, suppository, etc.) never proved as effective nor as quick to heal as the oral liquid - don't just swallow a gel cap if that's what you have .... chew it and let the progesterone rub into your gums and under your tongue!
Thank you all as well for leading us in the direction of understanding the thyroid's role in basically EVERYTHING ... and how we are already seeing changes in her health by eating 'peatarean' and supplementing with thyroid glandular and cynomel .... for the first time in years I feel like I can breathe again, and we are seeing a light at the end of our tunnel!
We still have a road ahead of us to repair, heal, and restore everything to it's rightful place, but coffee is curing her headaches, oj and salt is lowering her very high pulse rate, and progesterone is the hidden seizure cure! Thank you - thank you to all of you and may we all be able to continue to help others who need this information to live full, strong and healthy lives!
God Bless you all!"