Take care and have a great night. “How do we get a copy of the slides?” This is going to be posted up on my website and the blog. These work really well. One of the important things about herbs is actually smelling the herb and so when people are taking these herbal tinctures, either straight or in a little bit of water, they smell the herb and that traditionally has been said to enhance its properties. Take 300-1200 mg daily in tea or capsules, or 40-60 drops of tincture 1 to 3 times daily. A big part of that is because Bladderwrack contains iodine and that’s why we don’t have Bladderwrack recommended under Hashimoto’s because in Hashimoto’s you don’t want to take too much iodine. Lymphocytes are then broken down even further into B- and T-cells. Graves’ is also an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s, it’s just a little bit different. Yersinia is a gut bacteria and Yersinia is actually in the same species that caused the Bubonic plague in Europe. Again, this is being recorded and it will be up on the website and on YouTube in the next couple of days. Let me say right off the bat that we don’t use all of these with everybody. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a1d9e9068e2a16f8700cd29945dac7df" );document.getElementById("b9ecc6f1c4").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); The Dr. Hedberg Show is a podcast series of my best interviews, teleconferences and all of my original solo productions. Lemon-balm does the same thing as the Bugleweed but it also helps with the symptoms. Will I … The stool test is highly sensitive for H. Pylori and then the blood tells us if it’s gone systemic because H. Pylori can actually get out of the stomach and become a systemic issue. The herb lemon balm or balm (Melissa officianales), a member of the mint family, originated in the Near East and was later transplanted to Europe by Benedictine missionaries who recognized its beneficial effects on health. The first herb that we use in some people with Hashimoto’s is Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, it’s an Ayurvedic herb and it’s main uses in Ayurvedic medicine and then in modern functional medicine is as an adrenal adaptogen and we know that when the adrenals are out of balance then most likely the thyroid is going to be out of balance as well because cortisol affects thyroid function. Does Hashimoto’s have these symptoms as well? So those are some of the really great herbs for Hashimoto’s. Dr. Hedberg is the author of “The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide.”. The third herb is Nettles sometimes also known as Stinging Nettles, traditionally used for seasonal allergies. About 90 percent of hypothyroidism cases in the United States are due to Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Lemon balm: Kills EBV cells in the thyroid and dampens nodule growth. Pine Bark Extract. The adrenals must be in balance. Can I take goldenseal and CoQ 10 are collagen with the doctor medication? About the Author. I also lost a lot of muscle mass. Blue Flag is probably one of the most uncommonly used herbs out there for the thyroid. I’ve been in practice for ten years now practicing functional medicine with a big focus on thyroid disorders. I have patients that are recovering alcoholics so I’m not going to give them an alcohol based tincture, we’re going to use the capsules and they’re both equally effective. OMG I sound so sick but I am still very active . James Duke, The Green Pharmacy, Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1997. They say A Underactive Thyriod is a Disease, I disagree. DGL also known as Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, Vitamin C and then Methylmethioninesulfonium, all of these will inhibit H. Pylori growth. The polyphenol tannins in lemon balm make it an effective antiviral treatment. You want to find out why the gland isn’t working well. Lemon balm inhibits TSH receptor binding, which causes decreased production of T3 and T4 in the thyroid gland. The things we focus on with Hashimoto’s is a gluten-free diet, good vitamin D levels, things like that. " Lemon water is one drink both my wife and I can't drink. All articles copyrighted by Elaine Moore. She’s tried dozens of modalities and traveled widely to get help for her anxiety, chronic fatigue, pain, adrenals, digestion, insomnia, immune problems and more. Your thyroid is a key gland that’s tied to every other system in your body. All writing and images copyrighted. I think that these are great way to educate everyone on different topics. Lycopene (found in tomatoes and other red fruits excluding strawberries and cherries) Resveratrol (found in grape skin, sprouted peanuts, and cocoa) It’s really important to identify the underlying infection that’s driving the autoimmune disease. Thank you everyone for coming. It is possible to go in and take the Ashwagandha, the Schisandrea, Nettles, the Blue Flag and stuff like that and it’s really not going to hurt anything. Let’s talk a little bit about Graves’ disease which hyperthyroidism. Kind of a modern day plague that a lot of people don’t know they have because they think they have a gut infection or a stomach virus, things like that, they have a lot of diarrhea and digestive issues. Hashimoto’s is basically an autoimmune disease where the body is making antibodies against the thyroid gland and that’s usually triggered by an infection. The Th1 cells deal with acute infection li… One of things that Schisandra does is it helps to raise glutathione. We’re looking at the early antigen, the VCA which is the viral capsid antigen and the nuclear antigen. I … Okay, if you have a question, go ahead and type it into the question box. I have still got a lot of living to do & it’s trying to slow me down . Whether it’s the Epstein-Barr virus or it’s H. Pylori, another microbe called Yersinia, Enterocolitica. Hashimoto’s and Calf Pain is common, when leg cramps occur at night they interrupt sleep and can leave you feeling exhausted. He’s has great Nettles. Now with Graves’ you also want to look for Epstein-Barr virus as a potential trigger. Then for H. Pylori, we do blood and we do a stool test. Apply to scalp and rinse. T4 is the inactive form of thyroid hormone and then the body converts T4 into T3 which is the active form. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and western Asia, and widely naturalized in Europe, Asia, and North America. Due to the calming effects it encompasses on the nervous system, lemon balm effectively reduces nervousness and headaches caused by excessive stress. She did not do any blood work (except T3 T4 TSH) and just wanted to give me radioactive iodine – I don’t want to take that. These herbs can really help with energy levels and all of the symptoms related to hypothyroidism. Your thyroid is a key gland that’s tied to every other system in your body. All of these work really well for Graves’. Indeed, lemon balm is a great natural mosquito repellent. Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is used to relieve symptoms and promote immune system health in patients with autoimmune disease. I have published a book called The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide. It has made so much difference to our digestive systems and recovery every day. It’s an anti-histamine, an anti-inflammatory and it really helps to balance the immune system. Lemon balm is a low-growing perennial herb with ovate- or heart-shaped leaves that emit a lemon odor when bruised. Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. ♦, © 10 Jul 2006 Copyrighted by Elaine Moore. Go ahead and download the basal body temperature tracking forms from the website. Guggulipid, Commiphora mukul is another classic hypothyroid herb. That can actually be Yersinia and Yersinia is transferred just by contaminated food or water, hand to mouth. All so involved. You get about 30 percent better absorption than with the capsules and that’s because of the alcohol with helps with the absorption of the herb. Copyrighted by Elaine Moore © 2008-2020 All Rights Reserved. Lemon balm also works well as an antiviral topically on the herpes virus. Selenium really helps to boost glutathione and it also helps Hashimoto’s. You should be on medication if you have Graves’ and I have a basal body temperature tracking chart at the patient resources link and this is something that I recommend for anyone with hypothyroid, is to check your basal body temperature. I know I have A Gut problem maybe Ulsers all you have mentioned. When adrenalin is high, Lemon-balm really helps to calm that down. Thyroid disorders, it’s a big topic. H. Pylori tends to be the big player in Graves’ disease. For Epstein-Barr virus we do a blood test and we’re looking at a few different things. Paradoxically, lemon balm is also used to raise thyroid hormone levels in patients with hypothyroidism. Schisandra? Has sent me for a ultravsound as to tomorrow. So that’s an individual question. Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a small saucepan. It explains how to do that and so what we do is we look at this over a week or two and I can tell if the thyroid issue is more thyroid related or if the issue is more adrenal related. ... rutabaga and rapini.) Turn off the heat and allow the tea to steep for 15 minutes or more. But we’ll usually use one herb at a time. If you have a question you can type your message into the chat box and I’ll get to that as soon as I can. What are Optimal TSH Levels in Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism? A lot of the herbs out there are just garbage so you need to be sure that you’re getting something of high quality and everything that Moss has is going to be excellent. This week I’ll send out an e-mail when that’s out and you can see the slide then. The medical information on this website is provided as an educational resource only, and is not intended to be used or relied upon for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Dr. Hedberg is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he consults with patients worldwide. Th2 stimulating compounds: Caffeine. Lemon balm is used to mildly reduce thyroid hormone levels and symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism. It’s also anti-viral specifically a lot of the research has been done on its anti-viral properties against herpes and it also reduces anxiety. ” I wish I could be helped . Ashwagandha has also been used as an aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine. Grape Seed Extract. People say I am pregnant, which is embarrassing. You’ll notice an increase in stamina and energy. Reishi mushroom has direct anti-Epstein-Barr activity. Larrea tridentata is used in the south west by the Native Americans in the desert, that’s where it grows. The active medicinal ingredients in lemon balm include citronella, citral, tannins, and geraniol. Bladderwrack also has some compounds in it that support the thyroid so just an overall simulator and supporter of the thyroid gland. Used as a tea lemon balm is used to stimulate the menstrual period in women with amenorrhea (absent or scanty menstrual periods), and is particularly useful in women nearing menopause. Lemon-balm also works well when what we call catecholamines which are adrenalin epinephrine and nor-epinephrine. Hashimoto's Disease – Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Dr. Hedberg provides world-wide, virtual health consultations. Capsules or tinctures are the preferred methods. Usually one dropper full, one squeeze is about 30 drops and so if you’re 100 pounds you take about 30, if you’re 150 pounds you take about 60 drops, if you’re 200 pounds about 90 and so you kind of adjust it from there. The uses of the herb Melissa officianales in autoimmune diseases. It is currently used for relieving nervousness, improving sleep, reducing over excitability and has a mild sedative effect. So Lemon-balm is another great herb. Preparations containing lemon balm should clearly list lemon balm or Melissa officianales as ingredients rather than lemongrass or lemon oil. Juicing for Thyroid and Hashimoto’s. Used as an essential plant oil, as a tincture, or as a tea composed of dry leaves, lemon balm is used to treat anxiety, depression, palpitations, respiratory congestion, allergic reactions, menstrual pain, and nervousness. With Hashimoto’s, I’ve mentioned the infections before, the big one is really Epstein-Barr virus, H. Pylori also known as helical back or pylori can also trigger Hashimoto’s and then Yersinia Enterocolitica. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep (natural sleep aid), improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating as well as colic). The leaves are harvested before flowering and used medicinally.1 Lemon balm, also called Melissa officinalis, is a herb that may help support your thyroid and also normalize the accelerated thyroid function that occurs in hyperthyroidism. One of the questions is, “Audio not available online.” The audio, you call in the phone number that was sent out with the link for this presentation. As I said, we’re usually working on the infection and gut health and gluten free and all those kinds of things. So these are great herbs if you have general hypothyroidism that’s non-autoimmune in nature. Again, we’ll use a tincture or capsules. It really depends on the individual. It’s also good for prostate issues but it also works well with Hashimoto’s. The reason why there’s so many people who have a thyroid issue and they still have symptoms is because they have Hashimoto’s and conventional medicine really doesn’t treat Hashimoto’s any differently than they do non-autoimmune hypothyroidism. Beverly Meyer is a clinical and holistic nutritionist. How Your Gut Microbiota Affects Your Thyroid, Autoimmune Paleo Diet and Hashimoto’s Disease. As lemon balm has been found to have an effect upon the thyroid hormone TSH in Grave’s disease, one scientific paper cautions the use of lemon balm if someone has a propensity toward hypothyroidism for fear the levels of TSH will fall even farther (1). Drink the lemon water in the morning or throughout the day. Sometimes we’ll have people take it a night if they don’t seem to have any kind of stimulating affect from it. Berberine is found in things like Goldenseal and Chinese Coptus, Oregon grape root are very good for H. Pylori. Fatigue because you can’t make energy, constipation because thyroid hormone drives foods movement through the intestine so that can become sluggish. One of the things we know about Blue Flag is that it actually detoxifies the thyroid gland so mercury can be a big trigger of autoimmune disease and mercury can disrupt thyroid function. Alternative practitioners believe that lemon balm can be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including insomnia, cold sores, high cholesterol, genital herpes, heartburn, and indigestion. But no- one here not even my doctor. Lemon balm is a first-line herbal treatment for herpes outbreaks. Hello: Researchers have tested both lemon balm essential oil and extract … Lemon-balm works really well for people who are agitated and restless and who can’t sleep. I have hyperthyroidism and on carbimazole. Required fields are marked *. In the Nettles, the roots and the leaf are the most commonly used. Ashwagandha will enhance the conversion of T4 into T3. Lemon-balm does the same thing as the Bugleweed but it also helps with the symptoms. How to test for Hashimoto’s… We’re looking at IGG and IGM anti-bodies so that’s done in the blood, that’s fairly straight forward. In addition to binding with thyroid tissue, the antibodies may bind to the adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the acid-producing cells of the stomach. Too much thyroid hormone can kill you and result in death or being rushed to the emergency room. Here’s another good question. I’m going to be opening it up for questions at the end of the webinar. If T3 levels are low, Ashwagandha can help in that regard. Another way is with what we call N-acetyl-cysteine or NAC. Add thyme, fennel seed, and lemon balm. There doesn’t seem to be any more questions coming in. “Herbal company recommend, since I have heard most herbs are not very good from places.”. The thyroid Peroxidase and the anti-thyroid globulin antibody to make the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s. Here’s one more question coming in. Capsules on average for any of these herbs, you want to take about four to six capsules a day depending on how much is in it and you want to look for a standardized extract or just a whole herb from a viable source. Those will be very helpful. I have a overactive thyroid and I having shortness of breath when I walk not even that far and I have shortness of breath I have a goiter in my neck and it’s uncomfortable and sometimes it feel like I have a blockage and it smears to mess with my breathing. The Liver Support Kit was developed by Dr. Izabella Wentz for the Rootcology supplement line. Become a patient today. We talked a little bit about the Epstein-Barr virus and H. Pylori. So, if you have hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s hypothyroid, then yes, that’s going to make it even worse so you want to avoid those. Synthroid or Levothyroxine, conventional prescriptions, are just T4 and some people have issues converting T4 into T3 for a variety of reasons and Ashwagandha really helps to enhance that conversion. Let’s go ahead and bring out that slide show. Okay, so we’re getting close to wrapping it up now. As a tea, lemon balm is also used to relieve migraine headaches. And again, the same thing with alcohol, it doesn’t really matter if it’s with or without food. Just to mention, hypothyroidism, the symptoms are going to be anything related to a sluggish metabolism so you might be very cold, cold hands and feet. Melissa Oficinalis (Lemon balm) Panax Ginseng. Lemon balm slows pituitary function, lowering TSH levels, which, in turn, reduces thyroid hormone levels. Then Motherwort inhibits the conversion of T4 into T3 so we use a product called thyroid calm pound from Herbalists and Alchemists and it has Bugleweed in it, Lemon-balm and Motherwort. That’s a good question. View Bundle One of my favorite herbs, Bladderwrack is one of the most popular ones out there on the internet and it’s in health food stores. The helicolbacter pylori, it’s a bacteria in the stomach. It breaks down the mucus membrane and then the H. Pylori is opportunistic so it grows and eats away at the lining of the stomach. Lemon balm is also used as a tonic or tea to reduce and manage symptoms in Graves' disease. Basically this works by enhancing the conversion of T4 into T3. This information should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. The Epstein-Barr virus is a herpes virus so any that we would use for herpes virus can potentially work well for the Epstein-Barr virus. Why don’t we go ahead and start with Hashimoto’s.