If you are in tune with your spirituality, you probably already have a sense that situations in your life can affect your physical body.
There is absolutely a relationship between your thyroid health, and the health of your throat chakra. Today, I’m sharing everything I do to keep my thyroid (and throat chakra) healthy and in balance.
About 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a thyroid disorder. Since I didn’t want to take prescription drugs for the rest of my life, I went on a mission to learn ways to reverse autoimmune disease naturally.
Here I share everything I did to completely reverse my autoimmune disease. This is a long list, but know that you don’t necessarily have to implement all of them, nor do you have to do any of them perfectly. Don’t get overwhelmed; use your own intuition to take what you need and leave what you don’t.
Menopause, and some other situations in my life knocked my thyroid out of balance. I had a 5-year run of absolutely no prescription drugs for thyroid issues!
I ignored many of my body’s signals and stubbornly refused to go back on drugs when I should have.
Finally, I started taking 45mg of Armour Thyroid, with the help of my doctor. And after a few months of re-implementing some of the practices I got lazy on, I’m down to 20mg daily, and dropping.
I share this because I want you to know that this an ongoing practice. And that it’s okay to rely on a combination of traditional and alternative medicine to feel your best.
Spiritual Causes of Thyroid Disease
I firmly believe the spiritual causes of all autoimmune disease (not just thyroid) must be addressed in order to heal your body. All of my recommendations below are based in spiritual self-care. When your mind, body, and spirit are in balance, it isn’t possible for illness to exist in the body.
If this approach feels soothing to you, you’re right where you belong. Let’s continue. Here is everything I did for reversing autoimmune disease.
Throat Chakra Healing
The throat chakra is your ‘thyroid chakra’.
So you can read all about throat chakra healing here, if you’re strictly focused on energy healing/personal development at this time: How To Open Your Throat Chakra and Live Your Truth: 10 Best Ways
There is some overlap between what I cover here and in the throat chakra post, but this one includes many important things you can do for your physical body to usher in healing.
How To Treat Thyroid Disease Naturally
Relieve Your Stress
When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s I was also suffering from anxiety. But I never really made the connection they were related. It turns out that severe stress can cause autoimmune disease.
When I got slapped with an ‘atypical’ mammogram, that was the motivation I needed to get proactive about my health (cancer and stress are strongly linked too). The truth is, our world is stressful, and how we react to that stress will define how much wellness we experience in our lives.
So, to prevent or heal autoimmune diseases naturally, you have to take an honest look at your stress level.
If you take nothing else from this article, know that your stress/anxiety are directly tied to your physical health. So focusing on soothing your stress needs to be your first priority.
You’re never going to eliminate stress from your life. The key is knowing how to process it in healthy ways. Here are some ways to help manage your stress in order to prevent autoimmune disease naturally:
Set time aside first thing in the morning to meditate. Even if it’s just for 2 minutes. Focus on your breathing, and just notice what it’s like to have no thoughts in your head. Or try this soothing body scan meditation.
Chakra Healing for Reversing Autoimmune Disease
Chakra healing is at the root of healing your thyroid – in fact it’s at the root of healing any physical issue.
If you don’t know what chakras are, they are energy centers in your subtle body that record your emotions, experiences, and beliefs about different areas of your life.
When you experience trauma, they can become blocked, and your energy gets stuck. Physical illness is the end result.
Many will say autoimmune diseases is a result of a root chakra imbalance. While this is often the case, the chakras build on one another, and therefore, there’s more than one out of balance. If this is all new to you, you can get an overview of the chakras and their associated body parts here:
What is a Chakra? Here’s Your Quick Start Guide
Energy Healing for Thyroid Disease
- Reiki is a powerful form of energy healing that focuses on relaxation and balancing your chakras. I believe in it so much that I became a certified reiki master and offered it to others for years. It’s a great stress buster and helps to uncover areas of your life that need healing.
- Acupuncture – tell your Acupuncturist the areas you’re targeting
- Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) – this is an easy stress relief technique you can try right now!
- Massage reduces stress and gets stuck energy moving
- Floating is much like a sensory deprivation tank, and simulates being in the womb. Some find it deeply relaxing, others, not so much. You do you.
Yes, this stuff costs money but it’s actually enjoyable and in the long run it’s still cheaper than paying for medication! Think of it as an investment in your wellness.
So, I recommend you find the therapies you love most, and schedule sessions regularly, so you always have a healing session to look forward to. Make a variety of wellness practices a regular part of your life.
Essential Oils for Throat Chakra/Thyroid
Your brain is constantly absorbing details of your environment. Listen to spa music, light candles, take an Epsom Salt bath, and use .
When you’re seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling things that are calm, your mind and body will settle. There is a powerful connection between your emotions and sense of smell. This blend by Rocky Mountain Oils is for the throat chakra, specifically. You can massage a bit directly onto your thyroid area, daily.
Talk to Yourself
Imagine your anxiety is your inner child; acknowledge that part of yourself, and tell her/him that you’ve got everything under control, and that you’re safe.
Yes, this might sound a little crazy, but it’s really very calming, and helps to create distance between you and the anxiety.
The goal is to remind yourself that the anxiety is just one part of you that can be nurtured and managed: it’s not all-consuming.
Anxiety is a sign that your solar plexus chakra is out of balance. Learn how to heal it here.
If you’d prefer, you can also write about your feelings. Do you keep a manifesting journal? You’d be amazed how powerful a tool it can be: The Best Tips On How To Start A Manifestation Journal
Protect Your Energy
Spend less time around people and situations that trigger negative emotions. You can even do a cord cutting ritual to help you move forward in freedom and joy.
Carve out some time every day to get away from all the electronics and breathe fresh air. Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, your body will still reap the benefits of spending time in nature.
Listening to birds, feeling sunlight on your face, and removing yourself from the man-made world for as little as ten minutes will reduce stress significantly and help to bring balance and grounding to your root chakra.
Yoga for Reversing Autoimmune Disease
Yoga is all about mind-body-spirit connection. Did you know that stretching releases endorphins? Gentle movement can do wonders for your immunity. If you’re not comfortable going to a class, there’s tons of free stuff on YouTube.
To learn more about how yoga can help relieve autoimmune disease, check out this article from Yoga Journal.
Take a moment to examine your beliefs and expectations around wellness and illness. Many of us just expect to inherit the health issues that our family members had, which can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In actuality, genetics play a very small role in determining how likely someone is to experience certain diseases – just around 10%. That means the other 90% is within your control!
You can break old patterns and choose a different future for yourself, by upgrading your beliefs, habits, diet, and emotions.
One way to retrain your brain to think positively is through affirmations. Positive affirmations will remind you to look for the good things in your life.
These are specific to the throat chakra: 29 Throat Chakra Affirmations to Speak Your Truth
Over time, you’ll notice stress and anxiety decrease, which is an important step in preventing and healing autoimmune diseases.
Read Positive Messages
You wake up thinking about the same things you were thinking about when you fell asleep. So it’s important to ensure you’re thinking positively as you settle in for the night.
Do some reading, especially before bedtime, on healing, or anything that uplifts, soothes, and inspires you.
These are my top 2 book recommendations to nourish your soul as you heal from autoimmune disease. They opened my eyes to new possibilities, and I hope they do the same for you:
Get Your Sleep
As you implement these practices, you’ll begin to sleep more soundly.
If you feel you need to heal your relationship with sleep, now’s the time. Here are some posts that will help:
I also recommend the Insight Timer app (I’m not an affiliate – I just love it). I listen to their sleep stories whenever I wake up in the middle of the night.
Essential oils are a big help, too. This is the blend I recommend:
If you’re using your own essential oil products, make sure they’re therapeutic grade and GCMS tested (I’m an Aromatherapist, so I’ve already vetted out anything I recommend). Otherwise, they’re doing more harm than good.
Best Diet for Autoimmune Disease
Remove these from your diet (or at least keep it to 20% or less of your diet):
- REFINED SUGAR
- OVER-PROCESSED FOODS
I know, I know! But hear me out: sugar can actually create fearful thoughts in the brain.
Every single item on this list causes inflammation in the body, which is the very last thing you need when working through autoimmune issues. Just about every autoimmune disorder is linked to inflammation.
Cleaning up your diet will starve disease, so while this may feel like a sacrifice at first, the payoff is huge. Plus there are tons of healthier alternatives these days, so give yourself permission to try some new things at the grocery store.
Once you find something you like, you can swap out your old brands once and for all. This step alone will help you heal autoimmune disease.
Add more of these to your diet:
- WHOLE FOODS
- FILTERED WATER
- VITAMINS + SUPPLEMENTS
Eat Whole Foods
To prevent or reverse autoimmune disease naturally, you need to flood your system with fresh veggies (both raw and cooked), fruit, and gluten-free grains like rice and quinoa.
I personally am a vegetarian, but many roads lead to Rome! If you’re a meat eater, make sure you’re choosing organic products, and consider eliminating beef.
There’s a huge list of foods that have anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this mega-list of anti-inflammatory recipes on Pinterest.
If you can handle the taste, I highly recommend adding wheatgrass to your daily routine. This wonder green contains every mineral known to man. You can get it at your local juice bar, or in powder form (far more economical).
In some parts of the country you can find it fresh, if you prefer to juice it yourself (but note you’ll need a special wheatgrass juicer). Parsley and spinach juices are a close second, but nothing beats wheatgrass. Make sure you’re choosing an organic, non-gmo brand.
Drink Filtered Water
Your body is 60% water! Quantity and quality are both important when we’re talking about water intake. Shoot for 1/2 your weight in ounces, daily. Make sure the water you’re drinking is filtered.
Flushing your body of toxins is an easy and effective way to reverse and prevent autoimmune disease. These water bottles by Brita are great, and so much better for the environment than plastic water bottles.
Supplements for Autoimmune Disease
Supplementing my diet with the right vitamins, minerals, and herbs also played a huge role in healing my autoimmune disease.
I’m no doctor, and often experimented with various supplements on my own. I don’t necessarily recommend this, unless you’re super independent and love researching this stuff.
Unfortunately, in my experience, my medical advisers were far more interested in prescribing me pharmaceuticals than testing my blood for vitamin deficiencies.
But don’t be afraid to ask specific questions, get second opinions, and even work with a naturopathic doctor in addition to your primary caregiver – you’ll find the difference in how a naturopathic doctor approaches healing is like night and day.
If you’re suffering specifically from thyroid issues, like I was (hyper or hypo), and you haven’t had your thyroid surgically removed, this book is a must-read. I’ve been taking Lugol’s Iodine for over 5 years now and it has helped me to get off my prescription drugs.
Again, I don’t suggest you toss your medications out the window. This is a process, and it takes time. But when done responsibly, you really can heal yourself in more ways than one.
I also take Vitamin C and D3 daily.
Do some research on supplements for your specific condition, too. Always look for non-GMO brands.
Many vitamins come in capsule, liquid, or even gummy form. Consider your daily routine and which option is best for you. Here are some options to consider. Pure Encapsulations is a clean brand, and I use it myself.
More Lifestyle Upgrades for Reversing Autoimmune Disease
- BREATHE CLEAN AIR
- REDUCE PESTICIDE INTAKE
- REPLACE TOXIC PRODUCTS
Breathe Clean Air
Upgrading the very air you breathe is such an easy and powerful way to prevent autoimmune disease. Just plug an air purifier into the bedroom and let it go.
Ensuring the air you’re breathing while you sleep is huge! Your body has enough to process without having to deal with airborne allergens and toxins. It’ll help protect your immune system too.
The purifier you need depends on the size of your room. Here are a few highly rated options in different price ranges.
Average Sized Spaces (up to 340 sq feet): Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier
Large Spaces (up to 850 sq feet): RabbitAir MinusA2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Filter
Reduce Pesticide Intake
Wash any produce you get from the grocery store in the sink – fill up the sink with water and a few healthy splashes of white vinegar.
This will help remove any pesticides from the food that can be toxic, and bog down your natural immune system.
Replace Toxic Products
Switch out any harsh chemicals in your house (soap, laundry detergent, deodorant, lotions) with more natural options. All the toxic crap in traditional household products takes a tool on the body and can cause diseases over time.
There’s no need to be overwhelmed here – start by working a few of these into your routine, and then add more later. When you commit yourself to lifestyle changes, every aspect of your life will transform. I know because I did it myself, and now these things don’t feel like work.
In fact, I’m so addicted to feeling my best, that I would never go back. With that said, it’s perfectly natural, normal, and expected that you’ll go through phases in life where you fall out of balance. That’s okay! You can always come back to these spiritual self-care practices to get back into alignment.
Did you learn something new about healing your thyroid? Wishing you all the best on your healing journey. You can do this!
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