90 Day Thyroid Rehab Cleanse
Introduction: 90 Day Medical Medium Cleanse
I’m writing today to let you know that Dr. Vy Simeles and myself (Dr. Danielle Lockwood) are participating in a plant-based dietary cleanse for over-all health and wellness. We will be sharing our progress and pitfalls as we take this journey together and welcome our patients, friends and everyone else to follow along and participate if they so choose. Just to be clear: No, you don’t have to buy anything except for vegetables from your grocer to follow along and participate Just Subscribe to the newsletter if you haven’t already. Certain parts of this cleanse might not be advisable to certain people, so if you are not one of our patients, please consult your healthcare provider first. If you are a patient, of course, just ask me if the medical medium protocol is right for you.
How Do I Follow Along?
- First, follow the instructions for the 1st month (liver, lymphatic & gut health) here.
- Next, check out our additional thyroid healing foods here.
- Check our Weekly Shopping List for a quick reference on what you’ll need.
- Also, be sure to interact with us on Instagram or Facebook and share your progress with us.
- Further Reading: check out our blog at TerrainWellness.com for In-depth Articles and resources published periodically during the process.
- Patients: Check your email for newsletter updates/instructions.
- Not a Patient??? No Problem! We want to help you even if you aren’t a patient or live too far away. Just sign up for the newsletter here and follow along for free.
Rather than wrestling with the controversial idea of a “medical medium”, Dr. Vy and I decided to simply read the book and question whether the strategies discussed might improve hormone balance.
Numerous Medical Conditions Tied to Endocrine Function
Many common health concerns involving fatigue, weight gain, body pain, poor sleep quality, estrogen/testosterone imbalances or just simply feeling vaguely unwell can often be related to dysfunction in that small butterfly-shaped gland in our necks. Since issues related to endocrine function are so prevalent, we thought that trying a cleanse designed to improve endocrine health would be relevant to our patients. As doctors treating thyroid conditions in Portland, OR, Dr Vy and myself are personally trying this because it gives us a chance to take a journey together with our patients. We see this as a fun way to interact with our patients on our journey toward improved endocrine function and general health together.
Medical Medium Thyroid Protocol: Can it Help Me?
Many patients, friends and family members have been asking us what we think about the book “Medical Medium” book by Anthony William. The short answer is that we don’t know. However, we have heard multiple personal accounts from people having very positive clinical outcomes and experiences by following the protocol described in the book. Rather than wrestling with the controversial idea of a “medical medium”, Dr. Vy and I decided to simply read the book and question whether the strategies discussed might improve hormone balance and endocrine function. After reading the book, we decided that juicing wholesome vegetables while cutting out problematic foods seemed harmless, so why not be cautiously optimistic and try it out?
In his recent book, William links endocrine function to a number of factors, some of which can be influenced by food and lifestyle. William claims that endocrine dysfunction can be caused by viral pathogens like reactivated Epstein Barr virus, herpes zoster or HHV6. Interestingly, research published in the US National Institute of Health supports William’s claim by showing a possible link between Epstein-Barr and autoimmune hormone disorders. Furthermore, medical research shows that emotional stress and the “Western Diet” that is high in saturated fat, sugar (and sugar substitutes) and processed/fast-food may have a role in auto-immune conditions. Furthermore, research shows that the Western Diet increases the body’s inflammatory response, which over time reduces one’s ability to fight off infections. With all this in mind, the idea that eliminating junk food and greatly increasing natural vegetable intake might influence hormone health makes sense.
Epstein Barr Virus, Stress & The “Western Diet”
This picture of endocrine function being related to viral causes, stress and common food ingredients also fits with the health conditions that we see some patients come in with. Dr Vy and myself frequently see a low-grade viral picture with many people that come in with hormone imbalances, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and hormone imbalances and many other related health concerns.
To be clear, by trying this protocol, we are not specifically endorsing Anthony William’s recommendations. We are curious about reports of positive results and think it will be fun to try it out. Also, our invitation for you to join us on this journey is not medical advice and patients who are unsure if the medical medium protocol is a good fit for them should ask us. Non-patients should consult their healthcare provider before making changes to their healthcare and diet. Anyway, with that out of the way, we truly want to see how the cleanse affects us personally and we’re excited to share the experience with everyone. Dr. Vy and myself (Dr. Danielle Lockwood) will lead and demonstrate our personal journey with this 90-day thyroid rehab and share a deeper understanding why it may work while being transparent with everyone if it doesn’t work.
After reading the book, we decided that juicing wholesome vegetables while cutting out problematic foods seemed harmless, so why not be cautiously optimistic and try it out?
Every weekday Dr. Vy and Dr Dani will post a slice-of-life snapshot of how we’re doing that day with the cleanse and once a week (usually on a Thursday) we’ll be doing an Instagram-Live, Facebook-Live and a Youtube video on a special topic related to where we are in the cleanse. The Facebook/Instagram Live events will be an opportunity for everyone to ask any questions or comment on where you are with the protocol.
The whole 900 day process is divided into three parts:
- Part A. Liver, Lymphatics and gut release
- Part B. Heavy Metal Detox For Thyroid
- Part C. Epstein Barr Virus and Thyroid
We will start our first 30 days of the 90-day rehab focusing on Liver, lymphatics and gut health. We will send out more information on this as we get closer to the start date of Monday July 8th.
The cleanse officially begins on Monday, July 8th, 2019!
Follow us on social media where you can ask questions, make comments or share in the journey with us.
Yours in health,
Dr. Danielle Lockwood, Dr. Vy Simeles and the Terrain Wellness Team