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Seven Ways to Improve Thyroid Function (without HRT)

September 18, 2017 6 min read

Earth-Based Nutrition and a Common Sense Approach that Restores Normal Thyroid Production

This article is in outline format to promote ease of reading and the capture of the essential points. 

With the number of hormone disrupting influences in our world today, the need for a clear cut method of restoring endocrine production is now central to any health building protocol. 

Here are just a few of the most common hormone disrupting influences in our daily lives:

  • radiation
  • chemicals in our food
  • the use of plastic everywhere
  • chemical pollution in our air, soil and waterways
  • the use of caffeinated beverages & concentrated sugars,

all of which wear down our natural hormone production powers, particularly the thyroid.

The truth is, in comparison to the above, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) itself is the most direct attack on our fragile hormone producing system, as HRT fails to exercise the glands in ways that cause them to gain enough strength to function on their own again. 

The thyroid assists in the management of hormonal excesses throughout the body. Its proper functioning is essential to basic wellbeing. 

The answer is to eliminate the disrupting influences, while providing the body with herbal superfood nutrition of the kind that rebuilds the inherent powers of the entire endocrine system.

What follows are 7 ways to restore thyroid powers naturally, without resorting to Hormone Replacement Therapy:

Overview of a Thyroid Building Program

1. Get off the typical vitamin and mineral formulas - including liquid iodine drops (it is missing the other 70-90 minerals your body needs to stay in balance.)

a) Replace them with 100% whole earthen seaweeds, superfoods, and clays. Sea vegetables are your greatest friends at this time. They promote thyroid health like none other. Formulas that include sea vegetables are:

Earth & Sea Greens or Vital Cleanse & Nutrify

Sea Vegetable Blend plus Moringa

Alfalfa-Nettle Combo

Thyroid Balance 

b) If you are sensitive to the iodine in seaweeds follow the remainder of this program for 6 weeks, build your mineral reserves, reduce pathogen overgrowth, improve your digestion, build adrenal health, detox heavy metals, then begin with small amounts of any of the formulas and build up slowly.

c) Learn more about building health naturally by going to: Create the Health You've Always Wanted- How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Medical and Natural Therapies and Get the Results You Hoped For the First Time

2. Consume earthen mineral sources to provide mineral building blocks for your hormonal system to construct hormones with:

a) Mineral Manna (contains the three listed below, yet with Himalayan Salt).

b) If you are salt sensitive, then take:

Sacred Clay

Ancient Mineral Blend

Earthen Ormus

c) Learn more about health-building minerals and other earthen resources by going to:

The Happy Clays

Sacred Clay - Instructions for Use

Mineral Manna Update – Instructions for Use

 d) Caution: If you are on prescription meds or chemical thyroid meds, separate the taking of meds and clays by 1-2 hours or more. Clays have the ability to draw chemicals from the body, so you want the meds to have produced their effect before taking the clays. Then taper gradually off the meds as you see your natural hormone production is coming back online from a solid nutritional program.

3. Gradually withdraw from all forms of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

a) After 2-4 weeks on a quality health building program, begin to gradually taper off all Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRT) while continuing with the herbal strengthening program. Work with a qualified health practitioner to assist in a gradual simultaneous tapering/upbuilding (typically no faster than 10% per week. Slower if you have been taking meds for several years).

b) If you are not on thyroid glandulars or other forms of HRT, then best not to begin. Save yourself the pain of withdrawal. Restore thyroid health instead with solid herbal and mineral nutrition.

c) Even Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy will further imbalance your overall hormone levels. The reason is because hormone replacement gives the hormone producer glands the signal that they do not need to make the hormone resulting in a weakening of the gland, similar to the way a cast on the leg causes the leg muscles to grow weaker due to lack of exercise.

d) Rather than "replace" hormones, empower the normal functioning of your glands with sound nutrition – earthen minerals, seaweeds and superfoods.

e). Learn more about the subject of HRT by going to: The Pros and Cons of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Glandular Extracts

3. Build up your adrenal glands naturally.

The adrenals are the foundation of thyroid health. The adrenal glands manufacture over 50 body hormones, plus over 50 forms of adrenaline alone (based on the current mood).

a) Nourish them back to health with:

Kidney & Adrenal Builder

Adaptogen & Mushroom Blend

Revitalize for Women (or Men)

Spleen Builder (a common cofactor organ when adrenal health is low)
The 3 Food Groups that Cause Harm to the Spleen )

b) Get off all adrenal depleting drinks, foods and drugs. This means:

1) All concentrated liquid and granular sweeteners, including the natural ones, except:

Licorice Root Powder

Stevia Green Leaf Powder(not the liquid drops or the white powder extracts)

Smoothie Spice Blend

Yacon Powder

Lucuma Powder

2) Use fruits, raw honey, and sweet starches, like sweet potatoes, sparingly until the spleen is restored to a state of balance. The spleen affects mood and energy levels, especially when stressed by sweets, stimulants, or alcohol. 

3) All recreational drugs and alcohol – especially cannabis (quickly depletes kidney jing/adrenal power thus deepening hormone imbalances). Each of these trigger hormone production excesses leaving the body further depleted from the experience. Now is not the time to push your hormone levels more than they are able to handle naturally. Nourish your hormone glands back to health instead.

4) All forms of caffeinated beverages – including coffee, green tea, black tea, yerba mate', kombucha, and honey mead/jun). Is Coffee Really a Health Food??? Advantages and Disadvantages of the World's Most Favorite Beverage

4. Build probiotics in the gut.

a) Consume Soil Based Organisms (SBO's)

Friendly Flora


6. Reduce systemic pathogen overgrowth(which commonly interferes with normal hormone production):

a) Stop the use of occasional antibiotics & regular use of colloidal silver (single mineral sources can cause a mineral imbalance due to the absence of the other 70+ minerals, all of which are interdependent). 

b) Follow wise food combining practices. OK, So What foods CAN I Eat?

c) Insure your cholesterol levels are high enough to build quality steroidal hormones. Steroids are constructed of cholesterol recycled by the body from bile flow. 11 Benefits of High Cholesterol Levels

d) Fats are important, but an excess of fat will feed the viruses and mycoplasmas whose job it is to consume fat excesses and toxins (a prime cause of chronic fatigue and hormone disruption). A Shocking Revelation About Fruits, Oils & Fats

c) Undigested food in the gut attracts and multiplies the viruses, bacteria, parasites, and yeast, whose role in the body is to consume excesses of all kinds. Build powerful immune responses and improved digestion of foods with:

Sacred Clay or Mineral Manna (for minerals, detoxification, and immune system support)

Immune Power (for immune and lymphatic system support)

10 Day Immune System Boost(for brief potent intervention)

Friendly Flora(for digestive and immune system support)

Pro-EM-1(for digestive support)

Digestive Bitters (for digestive, immune system, and detoxification support) 

Herbal C(for digestive, immune system, and detoxification support) 

d) Learn more about managing fungal overgrowth by going to: Candida - What Causes It & How to Manage It

e) Learn more about how minerals assist in detoxification and boost immune response powers: Mineral Manna Update - Instructions for Use

7. Detox heavy metals, radiation, chemicals and pathogens.

a) Clay baths, neck poultices with:

Sacred Clay and Black Beauty

b) Learn more about detoxification with clay by going to:

Detox Baths, Facials and Clay Packs with Black Beauty and Sacred Clay


What if I do not have a thyroid anymore, due to surgery or radiation? 

Work with a qualified health practitioner to guide the process. Other glands in the body are called upon to provide thyroid hormones when the thyroid is less functional. This is one reason why building the entire endocrine system back to health is critical to success. Sea vegetables, clay minerals, and adaptogenic herbs hold the greatest hope in this area. The same suggestions above apply.


Many blessings of health & success,
Enjoy these remarkable gifts from Nature!


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Michael King

Michael King is a Life Enrichment Consultant, a natural intuitive, a researcher of Nature's most powerful healing resources the world over, the author of "Detoxify, Nourish & Build - Three Essentials for Vibrant Health" and the Vital Health News Updates - a periodic newsletter documenting the most life-building natural resources on the planet. Michael is also an advocate of sustainable gardening, environmental responsibility, and an architect of ways to increase global food production.

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