Friday, March 20, 2015


Fucus vesiculosus, may be an effective alternative treatment for hypothyroidism for some people as it contains iodine found naturally in the sea. Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone. This results in one’s metabolism falling outside of the desired range. There are a wide range of thyroid medications available, both natural and pharmaceutical. As with all medicines, Fucus can occasionally cause side effects, so always consult your healthcare practitioner before starting treatment.


Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common form of hypothyroidism. It is considered to be an autoimmune disease as the body mistakes the thyroid gland for a foreign body and sends antibodies to attack it which eventually destroy it over time. This leaves the body without essential thyroid hormones that are required for controlling body temperature, appetite and rate of metabolism. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to serious health disorders that could prove fatal.


Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include tiredness, reduced heart rate and pulse, weight gain, dry skin and hair, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, confusion, anxiety, depression, joint pain, headaches, numbness in the extremities and menstrual problems. However, as these symptoms can be attributed to any number of health problems they are often overlooked. If you are experiencing a combination of the aforementioned symptoms without any obvious cause, contact your doctor immediately for a check-up.


According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, those who experience hypothyroidism due to a iodine deficiency may be able to treat their condition with kelp. Iodine, found naturally in kelp, is required to enable the thyroid gland to function correctly. The majority of people in the western world use iodized salt and therefore do not need to supplement with iodine unless they suffer from hypothyroidism.


Fucus is rich in iodine and is available in many different forms including tinctures and standardized extracts. According to the NYU Langone Medical Center, fucus is often referred to as kelp as it is present in a large number of kelp tablets. However, kelp is not considered to be the same as fucus as it is actually a different form of seaweed. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a dose of 600mg fucus one to three times per day to stimulate thyroid activity. It is not recommended to self-treat hypothyroidism with fucus.



  1. Weight loss programmes may cause side effects. Homeopathy on the other hand offers a safe, long lasting and holistic solution. Composed of natural elements in minuscule doses, #homeopathy has absolutely no side effects. Instead it goes to the very root of the problem, is gentle on the body and takes into account the emotional and psychological aspects of a patient. International research has shown that certain homeopathic medicines are extremely effective in reducing weight as they help to burn calories faster by speeding up the metabolic rate.

    One such 100-year-old homeopathic remedy prepared from an extract of sea-kelp has been researched and accepted by UK's Medicines Control Agency.
    We had a case once of a 37 yr old female who came to us with an eight kg weight gain after delivery. She had tried various diet plans and weight loss programmes with hardly any success.
    She suffered from depression due to weight gain. We advised a thyroid function test which turned out to be positive for hypothyroidism. Our in house nutritionist drew up a specific diet.
    With a combination of homeopathic treatment, an individualised diet plan and scientific monitoring of her weight, she not only shook off her extra weight but also her depression.

    Losing weight is no longer about looking good but being healthy. Homeopathy helps in doing so safely, surely and systematically so that the weight that comes off, stays off. Enjoy your baby, your food and your new life together!
    Homeopathic medicines that help to reduce weight:
    #Fucus — Reduces weight by speeding up the process of burning of fat tissues.

  2. na žalost i u Hrvatskoj večina problema riješava se liječenjem radioaktivnim jodom (J-131). Primjenjuje se u medicini još od 50-tih godina prošlog stoljeća. S obzirom na činjenicu da jedino štitnjača specifično nakuplja jod u svojim stanicama kako bi mogla proizvoditi hormone štitnjače: T4 (koji sadrži 4 atoma joda) i T3 (koji sadrži tri atoma joda). Ta činjenica je elegantno iskorištena za vrlo specifično korištenje izotopa joda u dijagnostičke i terapijske svrhe. J-131 se koristi i u dijagnostičke i u terapijske svrhe, ali je njegova uloga u liječenju bolesti štitnjače znatno naglašenija. Naime pomoću J-131 vrlo elegantno liječe pojačani rad štitnjače (hipertireoza) u difuznim bolestima kada je cijela štitnjača zahvaćena bolešću (Mb Graves, Mb Basedow) kao i u situacijama kada jedan čvor (toksični adenom) ili više čvorova (multinodozna toksična struma) pojačano rade. Liječenje radioaktivnim jodom ali sa znatno većim dozama i nuspojavana primjenjuje se kod pacijenata sa karcinomom (rakom) štitnjače. Prevencija farmaceutsku industriju ne zanima, a sami pacijenti su postali brojevi.

    1. Najviše prirodnog joda pronadjeno je u moru. Izuzetno veliki postotak joda nalazi se u algama koje se još nazivaju i povrćem iz mora. Posebno su jodom bogate smeđe alge, potom suha smeđa morska trava, dok je u crvenim i zelenim algama niži udio joda. Čak i male količine algi mogu zadovoljiti preporučene dnevne potrebe za jodom odraslih.

  3. There are many different homeopathic thyroid treatments available, and each is suited to the individual based on the other physical or emotional symptoms that are presenting. The treatments offered by homeopathy for thyroid problems include fucus vesiculosus, calcarea carbonica, calcarea phosphorica, lycopus, iodium and spongia. These treatments all have specific applications, which should be considered before deciding which to use in any specific case.

    Homeopathic medicine works on the principle that a substance that may be capable of inducing a disease, administered in minuscule doses, can serve as a cure. It is similar to the basic theory of inoculation, although homeopathic medicines are generally much more diluted, to the point where some opponents claim they work due to the placebo effect, whereby a sugar pill, administered in the way real medicine would be, can cause improvements in conditions based on the power of suggestion alone.

    Homeopathic remedies are combined with water at a ratio of either one to nine or one to 99. The diluted solution is then taken and further diluted at the same ratio. This process is repeated up to 30 times in some homeopathic thyroid remedies.

    Calcarea carbonica is a homeopathic thyroid treatment derived from calcium carbonate. As with most homeopathic remedies, it can be used for a variety of different conditions, including slow development of bones and teeth, backache, fractures and joint pain. The treatment is also used for PMS, right-sided headaches, ear infections and eye infections. The accompanying personal symptoms that make this treatment suitable for thyroid conditions include anxiety, tiredness, sensitivity to cold and offensive smelling urine. Calcarea phosphorica is a similar treatment that is more suited to people with frequent perspiration or children with cold extremities.

    Another homeopathic thyroid treatment is iodium, derived from iodine. This treatment is also used for treatment of people with rapid metabolism and people who are particularly susceptible to perspiration. Additionally, it is used to treat lead poisoning and rattlesnake bites. People with thyroid problems suited to iodium are those who feel better when they were outside in the open air, and worse when they are in quiet or warm surroundings.

    Fucus vesiculosus is a treatment derived from sea kelp, which is often used in homeopathy. It is one of the homeopathic thyroid treatments, but it can also be used to treat conditions such as obesity and constipation. This treatment may be suitable for people whose forehead feels like it’s being compressed by an iron ring and who have thyroid enlargement.