In his book “Hyperthyroidism”, Dr. Broda Barnes lists these symptoms as being characteristic of how thyroid functions:
- Impaired Memory
- Dry Skin
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Menstrual Disorders (Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, Cervical Polyps)
- Chronic Recurrent Infections (Ear Infections, Sinusitis, Colds etc)
- Mental Health Issues
- Nervousness & Irritability
- Boils, Carbuncles, Acne and Skin Itch
- Poor Circulation
- Chronic Fatigue
Dr. Barnes developed the Barnes Basal Temperature test as an excellent indicator of an under-functioning thyroid. This test involves a full 10 minute in the armpit test of temperature first thing upon wakening every day for a month. Temperature should be recorded and charted daily. A consistently low reading below 36.6 C indicates Hypothyroid problems.
The organic form of Kelp in sufficient amounts daily may be used to assist with regulating the thyroid, however, it is suggested that a sufferer consult a natural health practitioner for in-depth assistance.