Hypothyroidism

A Cruel Fate Dealt to Me?


No one understands hypothyroidism unless they’ve been through it. Outsiders think we can simply follow a diet or exercise plan and be fine… but anyone who’s been there knows that is just not the case.

Personally I was frustrated because I kept gaining weight out of control no matter how hard I tried to diet or exercise. My energy levels kept plummeting to an all time low! and the problem was it didn’t all happen at once...

The symptoms of hypothyroidism began to creep up on me during my mid 20’s… at first I chalked up each symptom as one more thing that would happen to me due to aging...

  • Lack of energy (developed into extreme fatigue and drowsiness)
  • Weight Gain (more specifically 32 pounds out of nowhere)
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Thinning
  • Dry Skin
  • Etc.

Little by little normal life became something else…

A struggle, if you could even call it that.

It was well beyond that.

Well beyond...

Depression began to set in and I didn't see it coming...

I wanted to get my energy back and lose weight again so bad I DECIDED I was going to do whatever it took to make it happen...

See, I used to be an avid homebrewer… and getting a beer belly seemed logical...

Actually, it was expected of me.

However, I’ve always had a knack for being healthy by watching what I ate and going to the gym.

I never had to worry about my weight until I bought a new set of jeans size 34 (up from size 32) and found out literally just a few weeks later my jeans didn’t fit!

My belly began to hang over my jeans and stretch out the buttons on my shirts!

I’d been watching my diet, exercised regularly, yet I was gaining weight…

So I did what any logical person would do in my situation...

I quit drinking beer!

I still gained weight.

No matter what I did I just couldn't seem to lose weight.

Although at this point weight gain wasn’t really what made me look into my health…

My mind had become foggy... I just couldn't think clear.

I felt worthless as I had a hard time focusing on my daily activities and felt extremely drowsy.

I had zero energy.... but it was worse than that!

I found myself needing a nap every single day and still felt like I couldn't function!

Even working out became a struggle because recovering took longer than usual…

Again, I thought I was simply aging…

I figured laying off of beer would slow it down... but when I realized that beer wasn’t the cause, I began to ask questions…

See, on top of everything else my skin had been extremely dry...

My body temperature was cold, especially hands and feet.

I remember being ashamed of shaking hands with people I’d meet because they’d always make a remark about how cold my hands were.

I used to always have warm hands!

Something was definitely wrong, but I had no clue…

... and then one day, while taking a shower, this happened:

I was lathering up my hair and something felt weird. I began to feel this “texture” on my hands and when I opened my eyes to look down at my hands I was shocked to find hair all over my hands and all over the bathtub!!

My jaw literraly dropped as I stood in the shower scanning the tub and watching my own hair all over it...

This was definitely not normal hair loss! - not at my age.

I was terrified to go bald...

and so my journey began...

After meeting some people with hypothyroidism, I was discouraged to learn that they’d been on medication for over 5 years (one had been on it for 20 years!!!) and still had not gotten better.

Are you friggin' kidding me?? 20 years and still nothing??

Was hypothyroidism some sort of cruel fate dealt to me?

No way… I was not going to go down just like that. Not without putting up a fight.

So I began to try EVERYTHING.

Starting with my diet.

I began to try all types of diets…

Low carb diet
Slow carb diet
Gluten-free diet
Paleo diet
90/10 diet
Gaps diet
Raw Vegan
Juicing!

… but no matter how hard I tried to diet, the scale kept going up and jeans not fitting.

Nothing worked, and everything seemed to affect me.

Until I found something that did work.

I call it my "Energy & Fat Loss Formula"...

One day, I saw a video of one doctor explaining hypothyroidism…

... and what he said clicked instantly!

All of a sudden I was steered in the right direction.

I started eating better foods and noticed my energy levels go up...

I started sleeping better and I stopped gaining weight...

I learned about supplements like:

  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin D (with vitamin K)
  • Maca
  • Ashwaghanda
  • Tribulus Terrestris
  • Tongkat Ali
  • Seeds from berries (Goji, Golden/Gooseberries, etc.)
  • etc.

… but everything changed when I added healthy fats like coconut oil to my diet… and was introduced to probiotics and fasting...

Not just any coconut oil, centrifuged coconut oil.

I ate it and also rubbed it on my skin around my thyroid…

Coconut oil is a good oil… not to be confused with other oils from foods which you must avoid… especially foods with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids or PUFAs as some call them…

This is all part of the EFL formula which you can start learning on the next page...

Click continue to learn the EFL formula and learn how to get your energy back and lose weight again...

continue

- "Hip Hip" Jorge