Thyroid Supplements 101: Facebook Group Urges Parents to Stop Thyroid Hormone treatment for hypothyroidism and switch to Colloidal Silver.
Stay away from this Facebook group.
In the Facebook group, parents consistently inquire about uses of silver to treat hypothyroidism. The answer is no.
This is a serious disease and this Colloidal silver treatment is quackery.
After numerous people suggested stopping levothyroxine, she admitted that she has already consulted a naturopath that will work to take him off the thyroid medication.
The naturopath “doctor” falsely believes diet and supplements can manage thyroid disease.
Stat away from these people trained in naturopathy.
Unfortunately for the grandmother, the advice by the naturopath and the group is inaccurate and potentially life-altering for her grandson. Hypothyroidism is a disease of the thyroid or pituitary gland where the thyroid does not release enough hormones to the body.
The thyroid is tasked with providing the energy and affects all organs in the body. Dysfunction of the thyroid is not related to diet. Major Cause of hypothyroidism include autoimmune disorders.
Levothyroxine is a drug used to treat hypothyroidism and is useful in the management of the disease. Without medication, individuals are at risk for heart disease, memory loss, brain damage, depression, goiters, liver disease, and neuropathy.
By suggesting the grandmother stop levothyroxine, the group is putting the five-year-old at risk of developing serious health issues.