My daughter fell asleep with her water bottle last night. I ended up getting crowded out because of it. I would love a nap right now. My homepathy teacher graded my essay fast yesterday and I got a 100. My daughter just asked me for chocolate... It's 7:30 in the morning... WOW. I'll work on breakfast in a minute. I have no tinctures to check today but ginger and skullcap may be ready tomorrow. That skullcap has been going almost 2 months now. I still have to see what I have due this week. I have saved the lessons and assignments for 2 classes. I need to go back and watch the lectures and there is a slide show for each module in Homeopathy I need to get saved. I like having all this still on my hard drive because our internet goes out with the weather so I can still access it even if the internet is out. I need to get breakfast cooked for the little ones so I'm keeping this short today. I leave you with the endocrine system. Have a great day!
Hello Class! These next two weeks we will be learning about, perhaps one of the most comprehensive systems in the body, the endocrine system! We could possibly spend the whole semester on this system (sigh…). There are lots of important components of the endocrine system. I would like to challenge you to pick one (thyroid, anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary, pineal, hypothalamus, parathyroid, etc) and write something you enjoyed learning about it. Hope you have fun researching it!
I apologize up front. I wanted to do a different topic for this discussion but we had no power for 3 days and I'm running out of time to meet this week's deadlines. Therefore, I'm going to discuss the thyroid.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the anterior of the next that can swell in a condition called goiter which makes a client feel as though there is a lump in their throat. This is the body's largest gland and is vital for metabolism. If this gland is not functioning properly, the body could gain weight or lose weight for seemingly no reason. If the client gains this would be hypothyroidism and loss is hyperthyroidism. There are MANY symptoms related to each condition as we learned in this module's lesson. I think my favorite part was reading the hyperthyroidism part of the lesson, to be honest. I suffer from hypothyroidism and it was rather interesting to see how the other side experiences their thyroid not functioning properly. That was, in fact, what my paper was on last week. Between the two issues, one said eat goiterous foods cooked, the other said raw (respectively). While I understand eating them raw might reduce the hyperactivity of the thyroid, I thought it odd that they would suggest eating foods that disrupt the thyroid while the thyroid was disrupted. I would suggest not eating them at all. I also didn't know those foods impacted the thyroid and I really like to eat raw broccoli so I have been forced, thanks to this lesson, to not eat one of my favorite foods. I got rid of my goiter with iodine and really don't want it returning! Something else I recently discovered, and I'm still trying to find any studies on it (I was hoping to use that as a source for this assignment because I think this is cool), liposomal glutathione helps with the thyroid in some people. I had watched a video of someone who tried it and she felt great after using it so I decided I didn't have much to lose to I ordered a bottle. I chose the small one because I didn't want to spend a lot on something that may not help. After taking the bottle as directed, my prescription went down one notch which has never happened. This highlights that we still have a LOT to learn on what causes thyroid issues because this supplement is used to detox the system.
Since I couldn't find any studies on the relationship between glutathione and the thyroid, I looked up goiter to see if I could find anything of interest there. I found this study by Rodrigues et al (2017) disturbing because it says the standard treatment is surgery... I think surgery should be the LAST option. Not the first. I did find a study by Ritchie et al (2014) that said glutothione supplementation does increase glutothione in the system which I think is a bit of a redundant thing but maybe a precursor to what this supplementation can do to help the body heal. This study was on a specific brand.
Rodrigues, M. G., Furtado de Araujo Filho, V. J., Luongo de Matos, L., Hojaij, F. C., Simões, C. A., Ramos, D. M., Mahmoud, R. L., Mosca, L. M., Manta, G. B., Volpi, E. M., Brandao, L. G., and Cernea C. R. (2017) Substernal goiter and laryngopharyngeal reflux. Arch. Endocrinol. Metab.Vol.6, no.4. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2359-39972017005004102&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Richie J.P. Jr, Nichenametla S., Neidig W., Calcagnotto A., Haley J.S., Schell T.D., and Muscat J. E. (2014) Milestone Study Shows Oral Supplement Setria(R) Glutathione Effectively Enhances Body's Most Important Protective Antioxidant: Long-Term Human Clinical Trial Data Now Available. PR Newswire; New York [New York. Retrieved from https://proxy.lirn.net/MuseProxyID=mp01/MuseSessionID=0006ws8/MuseProtocol=https/MuseHost=search.proquest.com/MusePath/abidateline/docview/1531974273/fulltext/C41F69958BAE43D1PQ/1?accountid=158302
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.