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How this body rebuilt a surgically removed thyroid
« on: March 29, 2018, 12:49:00 pm »
Most surgeons do an incomplete thyroidectomy, and perhaps my surgeon did the same in 1971.  Have been on multiple glandulars since then.

Started "medical dryfasts" several years ago with the postulate of clean-up and regenerate.  Let the body do what it is designed to do by means of autophagy.

It took six medical dryfasts of 13 days each - no food or water 24/7 - and that sums to 1,872 total hours dryfast in the past three years. That's what it took to get the body off multiple glandulars.

I used to take two to three glandular tablets per day, and I started to titrate off them in the 4th dryfast session. 
In this sixth and last session the body also did a big salt purge.  Psychologically, scenes from the past were triggered - of over-salting foods. Now I can eat an apple and taste the subtle saltiness.

I watch for well known indicators of low thyroid and only occasionally feel the need to take one thyroid glandular.

I don't know if I will do another long dryfast because I've learned about intermittent fasting and the one-meal-a-day lifestyle and the great results people have with it, so I may stick with it to let the body finish up what it started.

There were also psychological issues and resulting scenes from the past that along the way I dealt with.  The oddest one was a scene of a dragon-like being who ate certain minerals and was able to breathe out fire.  The mind tried to impose on the body a non-complementary template or program, and that had to be resolved.

Thanks to Dennis for impressing upon me the importance of learning about my pet ape and its own sentient abilities. I'm impressed.  I am not totally on a species-specific diet that the ape is anatomically designed for, but I do know what that is and am very familiar with the anatomy and biochemistry of the body. It is a gradient process and a negotiation of compromise between the mind, the brain/body and any overgrown critters or parasites who have the ability to pan-determine.

The *Intermittent Fasting / One-Meal-A-Day way of eating starts with people eating whatever they've been accustomed to eating, but the daily fasting gradually/gradiently changes their palate and brings about increased sensitivity to foods with chemical additives, including salts, manmade sugars and fats. The daily fasting also shrinks the tummy and satiates the body sooner... can't eat as much as before.

Another data point: during the sixth and last dryfast the body started to dislodge impacted lymph in the brain, starting with the cerebellum.  I knew that could possibly be a tough thing to experience 24/7 and that is when I ended the dryfast session and dropped down to a more gentle IF/OMAD way of eating.  Dennis did talk about the necessity of having the brain in reasonably good working order, and people doing the IF/OMAD consistently report more mental clarity, and while continuing to eat whatever pleases them.

*My intermittent fasting mentor is Gin Calhoun Stephens, retired special ed teacher and author of "Delay, Don't Deny", and "Feasting without Fear", and founder of a 50k member closed Facebook group.