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Basic Nutrition 101
Diabetes
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Thyroid Health
         
Thyroid Health
         

The thyroid acts as a thermostat for the body, a carburetor if you will. It produces hormones which regulate the metabolism of the body, maintaining balance between the energy using and energy producing systems of the body. If the thyroid is depleted or deficient, the rest of the body functions poorly.

Broda Barnes, M.D.
Home test for thyroid function


Insert a thermometer under the armpit upon awaking and leave there for 8 minutes before reading. Record the reading and repeat the process for 3 more days.

Average the readings (add the readings for all 4 days and divide by 4). Women who are pre-menopausal should conduct this test after your period is over, to insure accuracy.

The ideal range is between 97.8 and 98.2
Readings below this indicate hypothyroidism on a sliding scale:

97.4 possible
96.8 quite possible
96.9 and under - likely
95.0 and under very, very likely

Symptoms: dry skin, feeling cold, high cholesterol, lack of energy, circles under the eyes, moon-face, difficulty in losing weight, -- could be one symptom or a combination.

Supplementation which may help:

Kelp - Contains approximately thirty trace and major minerals. Rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, silicon, and iron. High in B complex vitamins. Moderate amounts of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc.

Black Walnut -
High in manganese, selenium, potassium, iodine and B15.

Garlic -
High in phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and zinc. Moderate amounts of selenium, vitamin A and C. (may cause hypoglycemic activity in diabetics)

Co-Enzyme Q10
- Cardiol - It's enzymatic properties may aid circulation, stimulate the immune system, increase tissue oxygenation, and have anti-aging effects.

All of these products and more can be found in the Neways International Catalog. These alternatives are not intended to conflict with or replace any medical treatment your doctor has recommended. They are intended to complement the path you have chosen. It is recommended that you discuss any health products with your chosen medical professional, before taking, to avoid any conflicts or unnecessary risks.