Birth Year 1974
Gender Female
Country United States
Please summarize your healing story in 100 words or less In 2014 I had a massive hyperthyroid attack and sudden onset of autoimmune joint pain. I was told that there was no chance of recovery and I would lose my thyroid, either through radioactive iodine poisoning or surgery, and become dependent on synthetic thyroid hormone for the rest of my life. I couldn't accept that answer, and I believed that healing was possible, despite what doctors were telling me. Two months later my thyroid hormones had leveled out enough that I was able to stop taking the heart and thyroid meds, and just focus on healing naturally 100%. Seven years later I still have my thyroid and my autoimmune symptoms are gone.

Health Challenge

What is/was your primary health challenge?


Year diagnosed


Current health status

No evidence of disease

Year you healed or became stable


Type of Healing

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.

How was your health challenge diagnosed?

Imaging (CT, PET, MRI, Mammogram, X-ray, etc), Blood Testing


Check any conventional treatments you've tried for your health challenge:


Check any of the 9 Radical Remission factors you've tried:

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

Check any other alternative treatments you've tried:

Exercise, Sleep (getting more of it)


Briefly describe your diagnosis method and conventional treatments, including their timing. Did they help at all?

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.

Please tell us your healing story in as much detail as you would like:

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!

Do you have any thoughts about what may have caused your health challenge in particular, or what causes it in general?

Nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, and unprocessed emotional trauma - same as everyone else.


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