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Super Amazing Healing Remedy for Dry Thyroidy Skin

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Thyroidy…somehow the word has integrated itself into a convenient and multi-functional part of my vocabulary. Thyroidy skin, I’m feeling thyroid today, my brain is thyroidy, the uses are endless for such an irreplaceable word. Anyway, this post is not meant to be about adjectives, it is to share with you a remedy for the extraordinarily dry skin that comes along with the symptom parade of a hypothyroid episode.

However, I would like to share a little update with you first. In my last post, I mentioned that I was undergoing a detox for heavy metal toxicity. I did complete the 6-month protocol of the heavy metal chelation by DMSA pills that I wrote about and was retested for metals and minerals. The good news is that my iron and zinc have returned to normal levels and the level of cadmium did go down. The bad news is that cadmium levels were not reduced quite enough and that mercury levels in my body had increased. Yuck. So now I am undergoing a series of IV chelations of DMSA, DMPS, EDTA, glutathione & vitamins. One down, five to go. I will update you as the process continues.

Back to my thyroidy skin. I have to admit it was my fault. I had A LOT going on and I put my health and self-care completely on autopilot. This was the absolute most wrong thing that I could have done when I had A LOT going on. I broke and fell apart, piece by piece, symptom by symptom. I didn’t even realize it was happening. Hair fell out, every single nail split and/or broke (ridges, anyone?), rash spread all over my torso, bruises didn’t heal, sinuses turned into the Sahara, total brain blackout, stressed, exhausted, achy, etc, etc, etc, and that lovely bone-dry skin representing that of an alligator.

Emergency NOURISH. My heart, my spirit, my body. Still working on recovery but my skin healed in record time once I started putting this lovely healing goodness all over. You can make as much as you want, although I like to make it in relatively small batches. Omit any ingredients that you don’t have – all but the coconut oil is optional. Whip the following ingredients together in a blender or food processor:

2/3 cup coconut oil (Good for all things thyroidy)
2 T olive oil
1 t vitamin E oil
lavender and cedarwood essential oils (Both so good for the skin. I used 30 drops each but adjust to your own liking.)

Store in a glass jar. Play around with the amounts to find what works best for your skin. Use often and generously!

How do YOU nourish yourself and manage symptoms?

Goodness from the web:
1. Thyroid Change is sooooo close to reaching 10,000 signatures on its petition for better thyroid care. If you have not yet signed it, click on over here.

2. Have you discovered Hypothyroid Mom’s site yet? Dana Trentini’s seriously awesome blog discusses many health-related aspects of our illness. I have learned more here about how the thyroid affects the rest of the body than I have on any other site. Dana is an advocate for patient’s rights and is passionate about the education that she is providing on her site. LOVE her!

3. Here is a link to a Deepak Chopra meditation from his latest 21-day meditation challenge, Perfect Health. I encourage you to take 15 minutes for yourself to relax and breathe. You deserve it. My world is infinitely better because of Deepak Chopra.

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  1. Elaine

    Your posts inspire me. Even when you have a new challenge, you rise above it. You also provide amazing tips and source material. Thank you!

    1. Mikelle

      You inspire me! Thanks for all of your support – I have no idea what I would do without you. You are amazing and I love you πŸ™‚

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