This is the series of follow-up emails to this blog published with minor edits.
The sad truth about Hashimoto is that it more often than not signifies general deterioration of the health status of the person concerned: there will normally be many side symptoms and the usual illnesses will be more frequent and requiring more care.
My guiding light in dealing with the many side symptoms is the book Health & Holism in 21-st Century.
The purpose of this book is to guide the individual willing to take the responsibility for his or her own health. It contains many recipes both original and from other sources: tested and optimized.
What I find more or less indispensable when dealing with Hashimoto are:
1. Heart Tonic. This is herbal tincture (highly elaborate!) which is excellent for supporting the heart. In my case this tincture helped me overcome heart deficiency that I developed as a result of hypothiroidism and now it replaces beta-blocker that I should otherwise take. I strongly recommend this tincture to anybody suffering from Hashimoto disease! You will have to make the tincture yourself (from herbs and vodka), but this is fun. Do not worry if you can not find all of the herbs, it will work even if incomplete.
2. Tea for glands. Obviously, glands suffer under Hashimoto and it is worth supporting them. I add to this herbal mixture a tea spoon of bedstraw, which is the herb specially for the thyroid. Once or twice a day a cap of this is quite enough. It feels very refreshing!
3. Relaxation Technique. This is very simple but powerful technique for relaxing the body and reducing the tension of stress upon it. As you know, stress is of major consideration in controlling Hashimoto and there is hardly any other technique that can do so much in just few minutes.
4. Diet. I know that there are number of special diets for autoimmune diseases, but I have not tested them. The basic idea of Yudkin's diet presented in the book is that the total daily intake of carbohydrates should be bounded at a low level. In practice this means either a slice of breath for the day, or a glass of wine. Of course, the many foods that do not contain carbohydrates are allowed in normal quantities. This diet is good, because it does not inspire obsession, yet it fosters a healthy sense of discipline.
Obviously, and as with any chronic condition, regular physical exercises are very useful. I personally do simple gymnastic in the morning. I have tried the popular Tibetan exercise for the thyroid and it works.
Finally, I would once again recommend ELI Belt that I mentioned in the blog. This belt has in-built 4 transmitters that take the chaotic electromagnetism and direct it into electromagnetic vortex which stimulates the guts. As such it is simple daily routine to promote better condition of the guts. It is well known that in cases of autoimmune diseases one should pay careful attention to one's gut (and there is extensive recent research on why). ELI Belt is my way to do this.