Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)

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Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

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Hypothyroidism: refers to low, sluggish thyroid activity; meaning low production and conversion of T-4 to T-3 thyroid hormone.


While occasionally seen in men, hypothyroid is almost epidemic in women from puberty to menopause and beyond.  The hormone and menstrual cycles are certainly aggravated by hypothyroidism and vice versa.

Hypothyroidism, however, has far more to do with insulin/leptin and adrenaline resistance as the primary driver behind the problem than is medically acknowledged.  Fact is, little, if any, of conventional thinking has any value for people searching for self-help answers that work.

Add in how women internalize and deal with stress and anxiety [compared to men] along with dietary intake of alcohol, sweets and carbohydrates and you have a perfect recipe for hypothyroidism in women.

By comparison, hyperthyroidism affects few women as compared to hyperthyroidism, the ratio being (+ -) 1:100.

And like hypoglycemia vs. hyperglycemia, hypothyroid is the actually the flip side of hyperthyroid ; meaning, each presents itself and manifests with different symptoms, when the factors driving the problem are the same.

Interestingly, the solution for thyroid problems in general is the same as for adrenal burn-out, cortisol issues, poor sleep, low energy, menstrual issues, eating disorders, obesity, brain fog, poor memory, belly fat and poor skin and hair.

While most women are prescribed synthetic thyroid, even so-called natural thyroid has its shortcomings.  Unfortunately, once on thyroid medication, women must be careful about withdrawing from their use.  Guidance is strongly suggested and equally hard to come by.

The ReVive Protocol offers practicable answers for many female issues because the problems are NOT what they appear and diagnoses handed-out are, at best, misleading descriptions of symptoms and canned answers based on a faulty medical model and poor understanding of cause.

Other factors that are both common and predictable in women with hypothyroidism is yeast overgrowth, use of antibiotics, bladder infections [so-called], obesity, gas and bloat, poor digestion and bowels, breast fibroids, menstrual irregularity, polycystic ovary dis-ease [so-called] along with moodiness and brain fog issues—just to name a few.

Be sure and read Special Insights, Pre-Diabetes & Premature Aging in the Archive link below to get a better understanding of the factors that affect women and their thyroids.

It would also be helpful to learn about the Autoimmune Attack Cycle and the Sugar/Alcohol Cycle. Click hyperlinks to read about them.

Lastly, please see Special Insights, Change Your Food Habits, Change Your Life in Archive.


  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for help and be open to new ideas.

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