I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in January of 2011. Very simplistically, it’s a disease that attacks my thyroid and manifests in hypothyroid-like symptoms that are very unpleasant. Then again, any disease is unpleasant. That’s the most basic definition of the word… dis-ease. It’s not comfortable!
I chose to get help treating the disease with natural supplements and diet, and over much time, many tough changes, and a hefty financial obligation, I was able to get it under control. In fact, I got so healthy that I felt like an 18 year old again. I was symptom free and had an abundance of energy. I felt amazing.
Then I got pregnant with baby #3. I delivered her, nursed her, was up through the night with her, didn’t cook the way I normally would have… all of these thing wore on my body… and suddenly I was feeling more like a 80 year old than an 18 year old. 🙁 Sad, sad, sad day.
I chose to support my thyroid with essential oils. Knowing that applying small amounts frequently is often most effective, I made diluted roller bottles and applied them several times throughout the day. Here’s how I make my roller bottles. After about two weeks of frequent use, I felt stronger. And, I noticed that I needed the oils less and less over time. Now, I keep them in the bathroom next to my bathroom. My daily routine is to swipe them over my thyroid every morning and every evening when I brush my teeth.
Do you use natural solutions to help support your thyroid? If so, I’d love to hear what you’re doing!