Notes from the Thyroid and Essential Oil class RPMT held August 12, 2017.
I use "Be Young Total Health" essential oils
Gayla Norgren brought copies of Dr. David Brownstein's newsletters in which he talked about the thyroid. The following is an exert from the June 2014 newsletter:
"You must first know something about the physiology of the thyroid gland, which sits in the lower part of the neck.
This gland produces about a teaspoon of thyroid hormone per year, which -- believe it or not -- is responsible for maintaining the proper function of every cell in the human body.
The thyroid gland is prompted to produce hormone by another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is produced in the pituitary gland.
The thyroid gland then produces (primarily) thyroxine, also called T4, which is a relatively inactive form of the hormone.
When T4 is released into the bloodstream, it travels to cells, enters the cell, and is converted to the active form known as triiodothyronine, or T3. This is the form of thyroid hormone that is responsible for stimulating cells to produce energy and heat, among other functions.
When there is enough T4 -- and then T3 -- being produced, a feedback loop in the body tells the pituitary to lower TSH levels."
Now that we know where, what and how the gland works, lets discuss what we learned at the meeting.
Myrtle essential oil is recommended for Hyperthyroidism and Myrrh essential oil is recommended for Hypothyroidism. One or two drops can be applied daily to the thyroid gland (where throat meets the sternum) and on the thyroid point of the foot (located on the ball of the beneath the big toe). You can also apply one drop on the neck of each big toe, morning and night.
For a lump on the thyroid Frankincense is recommended. It can be applied directly on location.
Iodine deficiency was also discussed. From Dr. David Brownstein's newsletter, June 2014, "When T4 converts into T3, it can also become another form of the hormone called reverse T3 (rT3), which is used by the body to slow metabolism. ...The most common cause of elevated rT3 is iodine deficiency."
Gayla shared this web site and the phone numbers for Iodine testing and Bromide & Fluoride levels:
www.hakalalabs (303-763-6242) and (1-877-238-1779)
Gayla also recommended Iodine, why we need it, why you can't live without it by David Brownstein, MD.