by Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Hallelujah Acres Health Minister
The thyroid gland is one of the most important
glands in the body, but do you know what it is,
where it is, and what it does? Statistics prove
that over one third of the earth's population
is unwittingly suffering from a malfunctioning
thyroid gland, a condition that is known to cause
birth defects, hearing loss, fatigue, fibrous cysts,
cancer, Alzhiemer's disease, Down's Syndrome,
obesity, and more. To avoid being a candidate
for thyroid fallout and facing a possible future
meltdown in your health, this article will help you
better understand the wonders of 'body mechanics'
and how to boost your thyroid health.
What and where is the thyroid?
The thyroid gland develops in the first trimester
of the fetus and is the largest of all 7 endocrine
glands. It is known as the shield gland (from the
Greek) because it resembles the shape of a shield.
It is one of the cartilages of the larynx and is situated
on the sides and front of the lower part of the larynx,
and the upper part of the trachea. Though the
thyroid does not secrete any type of fluid, copious
amounts of blood flow through it daily.
Functions of the thyroid
The thyroid manufactures hormones that control
many functions in the body, foremost being to
regulate the body's metabolism, i.e. the rate at
which we burn food. The thyroid also regulates
body temperature and aids in the growth and
development of the brain as well as the epidermal
layer of the skin. In order to perform these functions
and manufacture the necessary hormones to fuel
these operations, the thyroid must have an
adequate supply of iodine.
The importance of iodine
Iodine is considered to be one of the most vital
biochemical elements known to man, having one
of the highest vibratory frequency rates of all
elements. Iodine is called the 'metabolizer'
because it controls many important functions
throughout the body. The role of iodine is vital
- restores heat and assists calcium in the
repairing and building of tissue in the body
- helps manufacture of protein
- helps carbohydrate absorption
- helps in cholesterol synthesis
- helps in conversion of carotene to Vitamin A
- is antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic,
- is a detoxifying agent
- protects the thryoid from radioactive
- increases the motility of the gastrointestinal
tract, the reactions in the nervous system,
and the heart's ability to utilize oxygen
- stabilizes basal metabolic rate
- helps reduce arterial plaque
- increases circulation
- aids in mental clarity, speech
- helps maintain healthy nails, teeth, hair,
Where does the body obtain iodine?
Sea vegetables such as kelp, bladderwrack,
nori, dulse, chlorella, spirulina, and sea (mineral)
salt are iodine-rich foods that should be incorpor-
ated into one's daily diet. Likewise, sesame seeds,
asparagus, garlic, spinach, swiss chard, turnip
greens, and summer squash also contain iodine.
Daily consumption of these iodine-building foods
helps support thyroid function. Nevertheless,
iodine deficiency in America is widespread,
especially among women. It is reported that one
in seven women is low in iodine and that over forty
seven per cent of breastfeeding women are iodine
deficient in their milk.
What causes iodine deficiency?
The human body is a marvelous machine that
speaks of Almighty YHVH's handiwork. In the
book of Genesis, we read the story of creation:
And YHVH formed man of the dust of the
ground and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life and man became a living soul.
- Genesis 2:7
The 'dust of the ground' refers to atoms and
molecules, elements of the earth that are the
building blocks of our body temple, all of which
are necessary to support physical life. It took the
Spirit of YHVH (His breath) to bring the body to life
physically as well as spiritually.
Given this unique joining (marriage) of body and
spirit, man became a living soul, but in order to keep
his body temple alive, it required nourishment. Thus
YHVH instructed man what to eat, directions for
which are recorded in Genesis 1:29. And YHVH
said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing
seed, which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree
yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food).
History proves that man's ills are the result of
disobedience to YHVH's laws. When man rejected
YHVH's first law, His plant-based diet, the curse of
sickness, disease, and death ensued.
Poor diet, wrong diet, bad diet contribute to the
breakdown of the body. A diet that lacks proper
nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc.) cannot
nourish a living body. An inferior diet causes numerous
deficiencies, iodine being one. Thus we see that
nutritional weakness, i.e. iodine deficiency in
the case of the thyroid, is largely the result of
According to Dr. Bernard Jensen, one of America's
foremost pioneers in nutrition, "Those living extensively
on meat, starch, refined, manufactured and preserved
foods, albumin-rich foods, devitaminized and demin-
eralized foods irritate and weaken or incapacitate the
Most Americans are not eating iodine-rich foods.
Their diets consist of cooked, processed, animal-based
foods that have little to no nutritional value, iodine included.
Furthermore, many of these so-called 'foods' block the
body's ability to absorb iodine. Some of these
common 'blocking agents' are
- fluoride and chlorine (toxic chemicals that are
found in most municipal drinking water)
- perchlorate (rocket fuel vapors in the air)
- pesticides and herbicides (most of which contain
bromide, flouride, and chlorine)
- bromide (a toxic bleaching agent used in most
commercial bread products and some soft drinks)
- soy- one of the biggest iodine absoption inhibitors
on the market, and it is found in nearly all processed
foods from baby formula to packaged cakes, candy,
chips, crackers, mayonnaise, salad dressings,
supplements, and more.
It is important to note that raw broccoli and cauliflower
also act as blocking agents for the thyroid. Therefore,
those with thyroid problems should only eat these
vegetables in cooked form.
Symptoms of thyroid problems
Thyroid problems are divided into two categories:
underactive (low) thyroid (hypothyroidism) and
overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). While most
incidences of thyroid problems involve underactivity,
an overactive thyroid can be equally difficult for the
sufferer. Nevertheless, thyroid problems in general
are most often due to nutritional deficiences or
overload, as the case may be.
Given the nutritionally-inferior Standard American
Diet, we can thus conclude the following thyroid
Poor Diet= iodine deficiency= low thyroid function=
- Poor circulation
- Cold hands and feet
- Lack of energy
- Excess weight
- Decreased IQ
- Increased ADHD, ADD
- Increased risk of spontaneous
- Premature birth
- Birth defects (deafness, Down's Syndrome)
- Ovarian cysts, cysts in breasts
- Menstrual problems
- Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
- Raspy voice
- Decreased mental clarity, confusion
According to Dr. David Brownstein, MD, author,
health lecturer, and world authority on thyroid
states, "All cysts are the result of an iodine
deficiency, which, if left untreated, WILL turn
into nodules, then fibroids, then cancer."
Poor diet= excess hormones= hyper thyroid=
Palpitations Heat intolerance Insomnia Light or absent menstrual periods Fatigue Fast heart rate Trembling hands Weight loss Muscle weakness Warm moist skin Hair loss Staring gaze Impotence in men Muscle spasms, cramps, twitching Anger Nervousness Mood swings Low sex drive Diarrhea Excess sweating Itchiness Breathing difficulty Weight loss Fever Weakness
An overactive thyroid can be more critical than
an underactive thyroid, producing what is known
as a 'thyroid storm.' This condition is caused by
an excess of thyroid hormones being released
into the body. Severe heart palpitations and heart
failure can result.
Additional factors that influence thyroid health
Apart from diet, thyroid peformance is affected by
lifestyle and environmental issues, one of the more
prominent being exposure to radiation. Many leading
health experts warn that repeated and/or long-term
exposure to ionised radiation, as is commonly used
in conventional medicine applications (X-ray,
chemo-therapy/radiation, CATscan, etc.) causes
serious damage to body tissue. Likewise, microwave
radiation (low frequency, electro-magnetic frequencies)
that is emitted by high power lines, transformers, cell
phones, computers, TVs, radios, microwave ovens,
hair dryers and other electrical devices alters DNA,
causing body cells to mutate. Health problems such
as migraine headaches, hearing loss, depression,
diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, and many other
conditions can result from short or long term
microwave radiation (EMF) exposure.
The greatest threat to thyroid health, however,
is nuclear radiation. This form of ionised radiation
releases a host of radioactive particulates that invade
the body, acting as free radicals that attack body cells,
especially those of the thyroid. Exposure to these
abnormally-charged particles, especially iodine-131
however brief or prolonged, can be fatal. Radioactive
iodine gravitates to the thyroid gland, causing the
cells to mutate and become cancerous. Radiation
poisoning, if not checked in the short term, can spell
a certain, horrific death.
Furthermore, research shows that thyroid health
is linked to deficiencies of zinc, glutathione, iron,
and hydrochloric acid. Dr. Janet R. Lang, BA, DC,
established and respected educator of functional
endrocrinology, consultant, and author teaches that
if you are experiencing thyroid symptoms, you
have already exhausted your adrenals, and no
matter what you do for the thyroid, it will not
respond unless you fix the adrenals first.
Supporting thyroid health
As a Health Minister of many years, I have worked
with people who exhibit deficiences and symptoms
of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and find
the case scenario to be consistent with the profile(s)
as stated above. While unraveling the mystery of
thyroid problems can sometimes require medical
help, testimonies prove that it is possible for the
average sufferer to correct his/her thyroid imbalance
through proper diet and supplementation.
Supporting the thyroid with the nutrients it needs
in order to function properly should first be addressed
through proper diet. Living foods repair and restore
body cells. Science, medical research, health experts,
and scripture prove that if given the right food, the
body heals itself.
To support thyroid health, improve your diet
Boost your personal health index by eating at least
85% raw and only 15% cooked, vegan foods.
- Incorporate more fresh, raw foods
into your daily meals and eschew harmful,
processed, and animal-based foods. Choose
foods that contain high levels of iodine.
- Eat iodine-rich sea vegetables- kelp,
dulse, nori, bladderwrack, etc.
- Use (sea) mineral salt- Celtic, Himalayan
living crystal salt. (Avoid processed, "iodized"
- Eat organic, local foods as much as possible.
- Add extra virgin coconut oil to your daily diet.
Include healthy exercise into your daily routine and
take the necessary actions to protect yourself from
harmful radiation. A strong body and immune system
are the best defenses against ill health of any kind,
including nuclear radiation.
Protecting the thyroid from nuclear radiation
Recent release of radioactive material from Japan's
nuclear power plant meltdowns serve to heighten
awareness concerning protecting the thyroid gland
from radioactive iodine-131. Since this toxic form
of iodine specifically attacks thyroid cells, protection
of the thyroid is now a priority issue.
An attack on any part of the body becomes an
assault against personal health and survival. To
successfully counteract the affects of radioactive
iodine-131, consider taking the following actions:
1. Start eating right. If you are not on the Hallelujah
Diet, start it now.
2. Start eating iodine-rich sea vegetables: kelp,
dulse, nori, bladderwrack, spirulina, chlorella, etc.
3. Incorporate more iodine-rich fruit and
vegetables into your diet (asparagus, turnip tops,
summer squash, etc.)
4. Eat organic, local foods as much as possible
5. Purchase iodine-boosting supplements that
contain potassium iodide/iodate: Iodoral, Iosol,
Thryoset, NukeProtect (see 'References' below)
6. Drink Chaga tea to boost your immune system
Become serious about your health habits while there
is time and product available. While supplementation
of potassium iodide/iodate helps support/protect the
thyroid, relying solely on supplements is unwise. Pills
are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Warding off
potential radiation damage requires personal education.
Research the matter. What you learn and what action
you take today may well determine your survival.
Access our Radiation information page here.
It has been my experience as a Health Minister
that medical science does not always resolve
thyroid problems successfully. In fact, many times
organized medicine fails. Allowing for the pitfalls
and shortcomings of conventional modalities, we
should not be surprised. However, it is common
to seek thyroid testing. Whereas laboratory tests
do exist, reports abound that these tests are not
always accurate. Therefore we encourage thyroid
support through proper nutrition (diet), since science
and personal testimonies prove the healing power
of living foods. Though thyroid issues are sometimes
known to be life-long problems, many sufferers
have experienced remarkable improvement or
resolution through the living food (Hallelujah) diet
and natural supplementation.
To be continued in another month, YHVH willing,
when I address the Adrenals
References and sources:
Dr. David Brownstein, MD- educational
materials on thyroid, articles, newsletter,
Dr. Janet Lang, BA, DC
Iodine in Thyroid and Total Body Health
Symptoms of Thyroid Problems
Balancing Your Hormones and Why It Matters
Dr. Ariel Policano
Top Superfoods for Thyroid Health
How to protect yourself from radioactive
fallout- Hallelujah Acres
The Vital Role of Iodine-ND, CNC
Olin Idol, http://www.hacres.com/pdf/documents/
Recent Advances in Iodine Nutrition-
Michael Donaldson, PhD, Hallelujah Acres
Dr. Byron Richards educates on how to
detect thyroid problems
The Barnes Foundation has a list of doctors
across the nation who go to holistic conferences:
1.203.261.2101. Other references are two labs
that do iodine testing. They know who the
doctors are who are doing the testing:
FFP Labs: 877.684.3233 and
Hakkala labs: 877.238.1779.
Iodine Loading Test (FFP Labs, 8779995556)
Products that support thyroid health-
Iodoral, Iosol- from Hallelujah Acres
Please use our ministry PIN#407
ThyroSet, NukeProtect- from North American
Herb and Spice Company- http://www.p-73.com
Contact us to order
BioPro Technology- from Hallelujah Acres
Please use our ministry PIN#407
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