Here are some of my patients with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions who have benefited from following a natural treatment protocol.
I was concerned about an ongoing “mental fog” and forgetfulness I had – which is one of the symptoms of Hashimoto’s. I was having trouble losing weight and also felt very low in energy. Since following Dr. Osansky’s recommendations I have found that I have a greater sense of calm – something I didn’t expect from the treatment and changes in diet and lifestyle. In addition to getting my Hashimoto’s under control, I have enjoyed other health benefits as well. I no longer suffer from anemia, my Vitamin D levels are normal and my immune system is strong. My thyroid blood tests and antibodies normalized. Although it’s a commitment and initial expense, it is completely worth it in the long run. Given the alternative (taking thyroid medication for the rest of your life), in my opinion it’s a no brainer. If you give a natural treatment protocol a fair chance you’d be surprised at how much more empowered you’ll feel about your illness and treating it. A natural treatment protocol is an effective solution that puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to your health. Traditional methods do the exact opposite.
Howard Beach, NY
I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, and I began to notice changes in my symptoms pretty quickly after beginning the natural treatment protocol. After the first month my palpitations and anxiety type symptoms almost disappeared and I was sleeping better at night. The second month results were even better. I felt so good that I began tapering off my antidepressant medication that I had been taking for years. After the third month all of the symptoms that I had experienced prior were no longer present. My energy levels were better than they had been in a year and my thyroid lab results were within the normal range.
I began treatment with Dr. Osansky because I had been hypothyroid for a number of years. I tried to treat it with alternative health methods but finally succumbed to being put on 30mg Armour Thyroid/day. First of all, the protocol was overwhelming and took a little while to adjust to the supplements and diet changes recommended. For the first 2-3 months, I was not feeling very good. Following this tumultuous beginning, I felt great. Now, at 11 months on the protocol, I feel better than I have in 20 years. I did not realize the extent of my foggy brain, depletion of energy throughout the day, and decreased desire to enjoy each moment of every day!
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in September, 2012, but I didn’t consult Dr. Osansky about my condition until fall of 2013. I was under the care of an endocrinologist during that year, and he put me on Methimazole. The drug worked to some extent during that year, but I never really felt like my old, active self, and I knew I didn’t want to take the drug forever. The testing that Dr. Osansky did when I first consulted him was much more thorough than any of the testing my endocrinologist had done. Dr. Osansky wanted to get at the cause of my hyperthyroidism, not just treat my symptoms. I began Dr. Osansky’s treatment regimen while still taking the Methimazole, but after about 6 months I was able to wean off the drug and eventually stopped taking it completely. I felt much better after getting off the drug and just taking Dr. Osansky’s recommended tinctures and supplements. I had more energy, my thinking was clear, I was sleeping well, and my heart didn’t jump around in my chest anymore. My thyroid blood tests improved with the drug, but even after stopping the drug and just following Dr. Osansky’s treatment, my tests still continued to improve, and all my tests have been within the normal range for the past eight months. If you are suffering from hyperthyroidism, I’d definitely give Dr. Osansky’s methods a try. If you follow his recommendations I don’t know how your condition couldn’t improve. In addition, Dr. Osansky is very supportive and responsive whenever you have a problem or question. He’s always there for you.
San Francisco, CA
When I was 18 I fell very ill and was shortly thereafter diagnosed with Hashimoto Thyroiditis. There were times when I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed for weeks and I gained 50 pounds in just a few months. My career as a classical ballet dancer was abruptly over and I found myself at the age of 20, after having been in peak athletic shape and excited for what my life had in store, to being too ill to seek employment or carry on with even simple daily activities. I was in and out of remission through my early twenties, sometimes feeling better and other times plummeting into poor health and depression. I began my treatment with Dr. Osansky two years ago. With his help I have completely regained my health. I haven’t had a relapse since I began with Natural Endocrine Solutions and my health and energy has only been steadily getting better. I feel like I truly owe my life to Dr. Osansky. He has always been available at a moments notice for questions and concerns. He is easy to talk to and all of his advice has been hugely important in my recovery. He always takes the time to explain my test results and suggests supplements and dietary modifications based on his findings. I truly don’t know where I would be without Natural Endocrine Solutions. With Dr. Osansky’s help I learned how to take my health into my own hands — making educated decisions about what I eat, what supplements I take, and the choices I make. I feel empowered and energized again, instead of always waiting to relapse back into illness.
I am eternally grateful to be healthy again! I will never take it for granted. I highly recommend Natural Endocrine Solutions if you are truly looking to take your life back and find a true solution!
San Francisco, Ca
When I first began, I was at my wit’s end. I was about a year into my disease, and had already hired and fired two other holistic doctors. Although they both did help me greatly by cleaning up my diet and lifestyle, their methods did not help my Graves’ disease, so I had to keep searching. That’s when a simple internet search found Dr. Eric. Just the fact that he had Graves’ disease himself and is now free of it, filled me with so much hope, that I just knew he was going to be the one to give me back my health for good. I think it’s very important to find the right holistic doctor. There are so many out there that just aren’t thorough, or knowledgeable enough. Dr. Eric has chosen to specialize in one area, and because of that, he is able to help people regain their lives through knowledge and experience.
Immediately I began feeling better. My heart palpitations which were of the greatest concerns began to decrease, as well as the other symptoms. It took a few months, but there were some days where it felt like I had no disease at all. I had to remind myself to keep eating right, and continue following the protocol, and to not let my guard down. It was such a freeing experience to finally have someone who knows what to do behind me, and watching over me. Even though he was 3000 miles away, I never felt like I was without a safety net. My blood tests improved to the point that I am now free of Graves’ disease. It is completely gone, and now I know why I was sick and how to stay healthy. I had leaky gut from a previous candida infection that wreaked havoc on my digestive system, and ultimately my whole being. I killed off the candida, and treated the leaky gut and Graves’ disease at the same time. I now have my health, and it’s not going anywhere ever again!!! The best part? My doctors said it was impossible to get rid of!! And I proved them wrong!!!
It is not an overstatement to say that Dr Osansky has shown me the light at the end of the tunnel in my journey to healing Hashimoto’s. By following his protocol I was able to overcome most of the symptoms in just three months. Six months down the line and I am almost in remission. Dr Osansky also empowers his patients by educating them on their condition, and keeping them up-to-date and informed about Hashimoto’s which gave me a new-found sense of purpose, positivity and drive. Highly recommended.
I was diagnosed with “hyperthyroidism with no known cause” at age 32. I had experienced all of the typical hyperthyroid symptoms, with heart palpitations finally getting me in to see my doctor. I was then put on the anti-thyroid drug, methimazole. It was 5 years later when my endocrinologist asked me if I was ready for a radioactive iodine treatment to destroy part of my thyroid. Right then, I knew I had to find another solution. I didn’t want to permanently destroy my thyroid and I didn’t want to be on medication for life either. The medication did an okay job of masking my symptoms, but it worried me that it was only a mask. I found hope in Dr. Osansky’s approach to try to figure out the underlying causes that were keeping my thyroid overactive. In my case, he helped me figure out that a lot of my issues were gut related. After I started a whole foods diet, cut out the foods that caused irritation, started Dr. Osansky’s supplement recommendation and did a few other lifestyle changes, I received great results. I felt so relieved and happy that I finally figured me out! My blood tests became normal and now I am off my anti-thyroid medication and doing well. Dr. Osansky gave me the tools I needed to help me restore my health. I would definitely recommend trying a natural approach to achieving better health. The effort I put forth paid off in a big way. I now have a better understanding of my body, adapted to a healthier lifestyle for my family and I, and I have the tools and knowledge to go forth healthy and happy without medication.
I’ve always had the perfect health until 2007. Never had an issue with my weight. My weight was always 120 pounds. Always had plenty of energy. I was then diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. Seeing an internal medicine doctor helped me for a short time and then I relapsed. I started looking at other options and came across Dr.Osansky’s website for natural remedies. After being accepted into the program, I was given multiple tests that other doctors seem to ignore. With 70 percent of your immune system located in the digestive system, I feel like Dr. Osansky focused in on the digestive system the most. The large amount of information given each month, along with the webinars, has been very helpful in changing my lifestyle habits. Without them and the help of Dr. Osansky, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
When I first began working with Dr. Eric some of the symptoms I experienced included a rapid heartbeat, dizziness, irritability, no energy, weight loss for no reason from 98 lbs to 87 lbs, overly sensitive, crying without any reason, difficulty sleeping, feeling hot most of the time even in room temperature, mood swings, eyes protrusion, stress level was high. The first 3-6 months of faithfully following the natural treatment protocol, I started to see & feel the improvement in my condition. And, as the months progressed, my whole lifestyle changed, my food intake changed to gluten-free & healthier, mostly organic foods, my exercise routine (been doing it more frequently & creatively), & my stress level gradually went down through meditating, breathing exercise, & thinking more positively. Admittedly, at first, it was very hard on me, but I did the best I can & followed doctor’s recommendations. Through these changes, along with the supplements combined, thankfully, at present, my heartbeat is back to normal, I feel more relaxed, my energy is back to normal (& mostly feel more invigorated than ever), I sleep very well, my body temperature is back to its normal state, weight ranges from 100-102 lbs, eyes’ protrusion almost back to normal size, and I’m more optimistic than ever before. My family doctor, Dr. Snell, who is outstanding as well, told me most people could not stand the symptoms of Graves Disease so they receive the RAI. What Dr. Osansky did was to prescribe a protocol that allowed me to avoid the Graves Disease symptoms so I could heal. The symptoms were horrible and I felt trapped with RAI as the only alternative. We prayed about this situation and found Dr. Osansky who provided a natural alternative which allowed me to keep my thyroid gland and lead a normal life.
I definitely recommend Dr. Osansky. I saw him for my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis condition, and he paid attention to my symptoms and history, and also recommended a few tests. Using that information, he devised and modified (when needed) a treatment protocol to address my needs. At no time did I feel like a “category.” What I like and appreciate is the personal connection even though I have never met Dr. Osansky or his staff in person! Email responses are very prompt! He takes the time to understand my individual issues and makes suggestions based on what is best for me. After a year, I am feeling much better and believe I am on track to good health by addressing causes of symptoms instead of just medicating to mask the symptoms.
Key Biscayne, FL
Through my own research, I discovered that there are many side effects to radioactive iodine treatment. However, every visit to the endocrinologist ended with them stating that this was the only treatment for Graves Disease. In fact, one endocrinologist yelled at me and stated that I had to have the procedure done by November because of the dangerous side effects of the medication. I found Dr. Osansky’s website and read all his articles. I was immediately convinced that he could help me because one of his articles described his symptoms and it seemed as though he was describing my symptoms. I wanted a doctor who had this experience and could tell me what to expect.
Since starting the natural protocol, I feel full of energy. I look forward to seeing my students instead of dreading each day. My eating habits have totally changed. I can actually function when I get home. I used to sleep during the two week Christmas holidays, but this year I actually painted, cleaned and exercised. It has truly been a lifestyle change. My blood tests show tremendous improvement. In fact the same endocrinologist who yelled at me sent me a letter indicating that I should immediately start lowering the Methimazole.
When I first began the natural treatment plan for my autoimmune hypothyroid condition my top five symptoms were chest pain (diagnosed with costochondritis), fatigue, memory loss, stomach upset, and muscle weakness. No matter how much rest I got, I was still tired. Additionally I did not sleep well either. Originally, I didn’t feel much different. I believe the reason for that to be because I was only taking a portion of the recommended natural supplements, as well as the fact that I had only changed some of my diet. When I really got serious about making changes is when I began to really see improvements. Although this does require a change in lifestyle, I feel much better today. The natural treatment protocol allowed me to delve deeper into the root of the problem and address it so that I will hopefully not need to be on these supplements for the rest of my life. I have already cut back on some of my supplements since my last blood work results.
I have hyperthyroidism and felt terrible when I first started the treatment. I had no energy and all I wanted to do was sleep all of the time. After beginning treatment I feel great and have more energy, and I feel better than I felt since my early 20s. And I’m sleeping again throughout the night. I was very skeptical about natural treatment methods at first. But I’m almost back to normal again and I feel great, and I’m glad I made the decision to try the natural protocol. I couldn’t have made a better decision. I’m so thankful for Dr. Osansky because he really changed my life. Natural is the way to go.
I saw Dr. Osansky for a hyperactive thyroid/Graves Disease, and suffered from this for over five years before I found Dr. Osansky. At first I did not notice any changes, as I had heart palpitations which caused me to wake up at night and I couldn’t go back to sleep. After only a few weeks of following Dr. Osansky’s suggestions I began to sleep better, and have gained back my energy and strength. My blood test results normalized, even though my endocrinologist told me when he first saw me that nothing I ate or did would change my condition, I would not let him schedule having my thyroid gland destroyed. Even when I had “storms”, I said “no” to this procedure. I kept searching for help from naturopathic doctors until my registered dietician friend gave me Dr. Osansky’s webpage. My endocrinologist sent me a letter saying he does not need to test my blood for a year unless I have any problems. I wish I had found Dr. Osansky sooner!
Alice M O’Neal
I was struggling with such symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, digestive and sleep issues, slight weight gain, sensitivity to heat and cold, depression, muscle weakness and hair loss. I have noticed positive changes in my mood; I have also become much less sensitive to cold. I am sleeping better as well. I am on a gluten free diet as well and I must say I feel better than ever. I am not fatigued or easily tired anymore; no digestive issues or hair loss. Actually, I am symptom free now 🙂 So thanks again for your help! TSH/T3/T4 have all improved. Also red blood cell count /vitamin D/DHEA/ improved. No zinc and copper deficiency anymore. Yes, it’s much easier to take a drug…but if you are looking for a cure, give a natural treatment protocol (and your internal system!) a fair chance.
I had struggled with my health for many years–TB, endometriosis, migraines, fibromyalgia pains, 2 frozen shoulders, fatigue, food allergies, poor digestion and malabsorption, sluggish thyroid, to name a few. Then suddenly I began losing weight and was experiencing bouts of sustained rapid pulse and strong heart palpitations that prompted me to go to the doctor pronto and have it checked out. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and was prescribed beta blockers to protect my heart from dangerous cardiac symptoms until more tests could be done and a treatment plan given. My endocrinologist gave me little hope. I told him I was not going to hurry into surgery or radioactive iodine ablation. I wanted to keep my thyroid and began searching for a natural alternative to keep it and restore it to health if at all possible. That’s when I found Dr. Osansky and joined his thyroid restoration program. That was the best decision I could have made. He skillfully began to untie the knots my state of health had evolved into. He went to the core cause and no conventional doctor had ever been able to do this for me. Not only was my thyroid completely restored, my lab results began coming back in the normal range and my overall health improved 100%! I am no longer taking any medications. I feel younger and stronger at 62 than I did at 42. Following Dr. Osansky’s treatment protocols was a challenge and required a great deal of commitment and determination, but it paid off and turned my life and health around for which I am eternally grateful. I would recommend Dr. Osansky to anyone facing hyperthyroidism in a heartbeat. His care was professional, targeted and extremely detailed, he definitely knows his stuff.
Since following the natural treatment protocol I have all of the energy that I had before Graves’ Disease, and not being on the meds feel wonderful. Being able to do all of the things that I used to do is fantastic, as we all take so many things for granted in life, and our health/body is very sensitive so what we feed it is so important, good in good out. Little by little my blood work came back to the normal range (within 4 to 6 months) but you have to follow the protocol.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis after a routine checkup and bloodwork. My medical doctor wanted to put me on hormones, but I knew that was only treating the symptoms and not addressing the real cause of the problem. I began searching for alternative natural treatments and found Dr. Osansky. I feel great about the knowledge I have gained about foods. I am proud of myself that I have been able to stick to the pure diet. I am proud that I don’t to “give in” to the food companies temptations to eat all the processed, pre-packaged, and sugar laden foods. As a side benefit, not only is my thyroid normal, but I have lost about 40 pounds. I love that I know how to eat the best food for my body and how different food affect my body. I love that I did not have to “give in” and begin taking pharmaceutical company drugs.
After years of jumping from doctor to doctor then losing two babies to miscarriage I was finally diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. I spent two years on horrible thyroid medication only to wind up with more issues and side effects from the meds. Now I am so blessed to say that I have been medication free for over 4 months!! This natural healing journey is working and it has been AMAZING! I am sleeping great, free of mood swings, depression, night sweats, joint pain and PMS! Not to mention I have tons of energy! I want to say a special thank you to Dr. Osansky. He is an amazing doctor who truly has a passion for his patients and his work.
Six years ago I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I was 28 years old, and I discovered that I had a resting heartbeat of 160 beats/minute and my thyroid was enlarged which caused me to have difficulty swallowing. I am overall a very healthy individual, and had never before experienced any kind of serious health condition. My medical practitioners were surprised that I hadn’t had a stroke since my heart was so completely out of control. I was immediately put on Propranolol (beta blocker)for my heart to get out of immediate danger, and began taking Methimazole (Tapazole)on a regular basis in the hopes of regulating my hyperthyroid. This would begin an irregular and erratic journey of taking a wide variety of doses of Tapazole over the next 4 years since my thyroid would not regulate, or subside, even with heavy doses of medication.
Throughout this time, I was desperate to try to get off the medication and treat my thyroid naturally– so I tried a variety of types of therapies such as long-term acupuncture and acupressure treatments, homeopathic remedies, lymphatic massages, cranial sacral therapy, raindrop essential oil treatment, Rolfing treatment, individualized naturopathic diets, along with daily yoga classes, meditation and rebounding. While these therapies were assisting some of my symptoms (bulging eyes, fast heart rate, irritability, memory loss, anxiousness), they were not getting to the root of my condition since my overall state of well-being continued to worsen over time. I also read many books on thyroid conditions and found a variety of ideas concerning vitamin/mineral treatments (with generic recommended doses) which could help my condition. I only later discovered just how dangerous the path of self-medication/self-treatment could be, since we all have different bodies, different needs, and one generic recommendation does not fit all. Throughout this time I was also still requiring the assistance of medication, since my thyroid was constantly in a state of flux and simply would not regulate.
After 4 years of attempting to regulate my condition, I was simply feeling powerless and unable to cope with the daily stresses of feeling like I was not in control of my condition, or of my body. I was no longer able to deal with the feeling of overall failure since I felt I had ‘lost’ the battle in attempting to heal my thyroid. So I finally succumbed to the pressures of my endocrinologist to do the Radioactive Iodine treatment. I had long resisted this treatment since it went against my personal beliefs regarding wellness, however I could simply no longer take the day-to-day unknowns of my thyroid activity. I was desperate to be able to get to a place of normalcy, which was assured by my Endocrinologist since the RAI would essentially obliterate my thyroid and I was told that I would require medication to treat my future damaged-thyroid (hypothyroid), for the rest of my life. I longed for this type of day-to-day regularity, so I finally did the RAI, which was a harrowing experience.
However, a few weeks before the RAI treatment, I was researching the ramifications of RAI and I came across Dr. Osansky’s book on the Internet. I bought the book, hoping that it may help me post-RAI treatment in my recovery, since I had already decided to go through the RAI because I simply could not take the promise of ‘just one more’ natural treatment program to help. I had already spent years investing my time and money in these types of promises by other naturopathic therapists. Little did I know that it would actually be the solution I had always been looking for.
Only 1 month after completing the RAI (a large dose of 5.44 MBg-14.7mCi which is a ‘medium-to-high’ dose since my thyroid was quite enlarged), I started Dr. Osansky’s natural treatment protocol. I soon discovered that I had had undiagnosed Celiac disease for many years, which had resulted in a leaky gut, and had greatly affected my thyroid activity. I was shocked that after all of the practitioners I had been to over the years, no one had been able to recognize or target these severe issues. So once Dr. Osansky was able to discover where my body was at through a variety of blood testing (through my own family doctor), urine testing, saliva testing, and hair mineral analysis (all through mail-order laboratories), I was prescribed a personalized natural treatment protocol, which included a variety of whole food supplements along with a personalized diet. At the same time, I was also still following the recommendations made by my endocrinologist and taking daily doses of medication (Levothyroxine/Synthroid) for my newly obliterated thyroid (hypothyroid) post RAI, along with Prednisonefor my bulging eyes.
However, as I followed a natural treatment protocol over time, it became apparent that my hypothyroidism began to stabilize itself and my thyroid was becoming normalized. I started feeling the positive effects of the natural treatment protocol within weeks of starting the program, and 10 months later I did not require any medication at all since my thyroid had completely stabilized, and I had felt the best I had felt in years. The effects of my well-being was beyond belief. My endocrinologist was quite confused (and still is to this day!) as to how my thyroid was able to regulate itself since I had such a severe hypothyroid soon after the RAI. Over time I have tried to inform her of my new diet and whole food supplements that have assisted me, but she insists that I am just one very rare case of a success story, since I no longer require any medication of any kind which is an incredible feat considering my history of severe (and long-term) hyperthyroidism to severe hypothyroidism.
Now here I am, at 34 years old and I have been medication-free for the last year and a half, and I am also 14 weeks pregnant! My thyroid has remained stable so far throughout my pregnancy without the aid of any medication and my Endocrinologist continues to be amazed at my stable condition. I will continue to stick to a natural treatment protocol in order to ensure I continue to experience this overall wellness in my life. Wellness IS possible!!!
I cannot recommend his program enough. It has simply changed my life, and has also begun to change the lives of my loved ones. As they have witnessed my progression to wellness, they have also adopted many strategies I use with regard to maintaining a healthy diet and overall wellness strategies as recommended by Dr. Osansky. I am a teacher in Canada’s High Arctic, and even with such limited access to fresh foods in this part of the world (since it is a very small remote fly-in community of 1200 people), I am still able to consistently follow a natural treatment protocol. So if I can do it in this part of the world, I feel that anyone can!
I hope that with my story, you may not have to go through the harrowing experience of the RAI treatment, and instead start a natural treatment protocol as soon as possible, since your path to recovery would be that much quicker with a healthy, and undamaged thyroid. And your own path to wellness would be that much smoother. But even if you have had Radioactive Iodine treatment, there is still hope for you yet! I am living proof that the thyroid is still able to function properly with the right support from natural treatment methods in Dr. Osansky’s program post-RAI treatment.
I cannot express the feeling of empowerment that comes with feeling totally in control of your own health, your own wellness, and your own body. To this day, I am extremely grateful to have come across Dr. Osansky’s book for I cannot imagine where my health would be at this point in time without it. I am extremely thankful each and every day. So I hope that you too, will be able to find your own path to wellness.
Pond Inlet, Nunavu Canada