Hi-- I just wanted to share something that I found out a while back. I thought this woud be a place where it could be of benefit to a lot of people. I have a severe hypothyroid and do the Synthroid thing to correct it. I took my daughter to a holistic nutritionist for other issues a while back and in the converstaion mentioned my thryroid problem.
It turns out that synthroid does not casue the thyroid to work better as I assumed it did--it simulates the action of the thyroid instead. Long term use of synthroid can actually hasten the atrophying of you thyroid. The nutritionist suggested that I take one kelp tablet a day--you can get it in any health food store and a huge bottle is under $10--it is a standard dose. Kelp stimulates your thyroid to help prevent atrophy. She said not to stop the Synthroid, but to use kelp as a booster in conjunction with it. I am feeling so much better since
. Hope it helps some one else out there