No evidence of disease
I first tried some conventional treatment (e.g., surgery), and my doctor wanted me to have additional treatment (e.g., chemotherapy), but I declined the additional treatment. Instead, I decided to use other healing techniques, and now I am well.
Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc), Blood Testing
Diet Change, Increasing Positive Emotions, Releasing Suppressed Emotions, Following Your Intuition, Deepening Your Spiritual Connection, Increasing Social Support, Finding Strong Reasons for Living, Taking Control of Your Health
Exercise, Sleep (getting more of it)
I was diagnosed hyperthyroid through bloodwork. My GP was very rude to me at first, dismissing my symptoms until he was able to view the labs. The endocrinologist put me on methimazole, a thyroid hormone lowering med, and a heart rate lowering med, both of which were temporary solutions. They tested me for all the joint and thyroid related autoimmune disorders, but I tested negative for all of them, and never received an official disease diagnosis. I went to the best out of pocket holistic doctors I could find, and still none of them ever recommended any of the the things I chose to do on my own that healed me. One doctor was supportive of "doing whatever I was doing because it was working." I remember her being shocked that I was willing to do something like the GAPS diet in order to heal. And that was the best medical support I ever found.
In the first couple months after I was diagnosed, I was very busy going to various doctors appointments and scrambling for answers. The things I focused on to heal myself at this time were prayer, research, and eating a clean diet. After my thyroid levels got back to normal, and I wasn't taking meds or going to so many doctors appointments anymore, I felt free to try more hard core diets. I started out with GAPS + AIP elimination. I've experimented with numerous healing protocols over the years including, low carb, fasting routines, and traditional food diets. I've experienced the most success with Aajonus Vonderplanitz' raw paleo diet, and today, I eat mostly raw foods. My health is always the best when I'm stimulant and alcohol free and sleeping really well. I learned to prioritize sleep early on in my healing journey, because if I didn't get to bed by 10pm, I would have terrible insomnia, sometimes not being able to sleep all night. Exercise, mindfulness techniques, detox routines, and trauma processing have also been an important part of my healing.
UPDATE: As of May 2022 I continue to thrive in health!
Nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, and unprocessed emotional trauma - same as everyone else.
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