Some people who choose to follow a natural treatment protocol have issues with their “unsupportive” spouse. Fortunately this isn’t too common with the people I consult with, although I’m sure there are many people who don’t even schedule a consultation because their spouse isn’t supportive of their choice to use natural treatment methods in an attempt to restore their health back to normal. The truth is that most people have a conventional mindset and take the advice of their medical doctor, and so when someone is told to take thyroid medication or receive radioactive iodine treatment, but then chooses to follow a natural treatment protocol, it is not uncommon for their “significant other” to question this decision.
In the past I have written articles and posts regarding “unsupportive” friends and family members. One of my recommendations is to try to avoid those people who don’t support your decision to follow a natural thyroid treatment protocol AND who constantly nag you about this. But of course this is difficult to accomplish with your spouse, and so if you are looking into natural treatment methods but have an unsupportive spouse, then you need to try educating them about the safety and effectiveness of such methods. This can admittedly be challenging to do, but it’s definitely worth attempting this.
So how can you accomplish this? After all, you can’t force anyone to be open minded and embrace natural treatment methods. But you can try to convince them to take an hour or two of their time to look at some of the benefits of following a natural treatment protocol, as well as some of the risks of conventional medical treatment. Here are a few of the ways you can do this:
1. Have them visit this website. However, I wouldn’t just give them the website address and tell them to read some articles. I would choose a few select articles and/or videos for them to watch. I would try not to overdo it. For example, if you have hyperthyroidism or Graves’ Disease and wanted to convince your spouse about the benefits of natural treatment methods and the risks of radioactive iodine treatment, then you might want to have them read the following articles and/or watch the following videos:
Article: Are You Skeptical About Natural Treatment Methods?
Article: Combining Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods With Conventional Treatment Methods
Article: Stop Treating The Thyroid Gland!
Video: Natural Hyperthyroid Treatment Methods: Are They Safe?
Video: Radioactive Iodine: Why You Should Avoid It
Video: Graves’ Disease: Natural Treatment Options
On the other hand, if you have hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, then you might want to have them read and/or watch the following:
The same three articles I listed above
Video: Natural Hypothyroid Treatment Methods Can Cure Your Thyroid Condition
Video: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Natural Treatment Solutions
2. Have your spouse listen in on a consultation with a natural endocrine doctor. Have them be a part of your recovery, as if they are at all skeptical about you following a natural treatment protocol, I think it’s a good idea to get them involved. This way they can hear the doctor tell them all of the benefits, and of course they can ask the doctor any questions they may have. This can help to overcome many of the objections your spouse may have about you following a natural treatment protocol.
3. Give them some physical material they can read. If your spouse prefers to read physical material rather going online or talking on the phone, then you can give them a book to read. Or if they don’t want to read an entire book then print up a copy of the free guide I offer online, and have them read this. They should be able to read this within an hour, and it will give them some valuable information that might make them more supportive of your decision to follow a natural treatment protocol.
Obviously there will be some people who refuse to do any of the above things. And while reading an entire book may be a lot to ask, asking your spouse to read a few articles and/ or a couple of videos won’t take too much of their time. There of course still will be some people who can’t be convinced of the benefits of natural treatment methods. For these people there really isn’t much you can do, other than stick to your guns and hope that your spouse doesn’t become too big of a nuisance in trying to persuade you to stick with the conventional medical treatment protocol.