In 2006 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto disease. It’s an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid. My thyroid levels were below normal levels, plus I had the markers that showed Hashimoto. After being on thyroid meds for a couple of years, I had to go and see the doctor for my levels to be checked to continue my prescription. Well I ran out of meds and time got away from me. My son was in and out of the hospital and the family was under some serious stress. I had been off my meds unintentionally for about a year. About 6 months or so ago I started drinking the green smoothies. I would drink at least 32 ounces a day, sometimes more. My favorite is banana, blueberries and spinach. And I also drink tomatoes, cucumbers and spinach with a pinch of pink Himalayan salt. I drink the smoothies at least 5 out of 7 days per week. I try to alternate the greens, but spinach is my favorite.
I finally made time to go and see the Endocrinologist to get my levels checked about 2 weeks ago. The nurse called and said that my levels were normal! I was like, wait, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto, I don’t need to take meds? The nurse said the doctor will recheck my levels in 8 weeks. But I do not have to take any thyroid medication.
The only thing that has changed was adding the green smoothies. I still deal with stress, my son was in the hospital again last month. And stress affects the thyroid quite a bit. The body has an amazing way of healing itself when given what it needs to heal.
I will continue to drink the greens daily.
Thank you Victoria for spreading the power of greens! Sending a big MUAH!
Denise – Chicago
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