I have been dealing with thyroid nodules for the last 8 years. Two Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists advised me that I did not need surgery; one recommended that I needed it. Until last year, they did not irritate me. I almost opted to have surgery last year; however, a few weeks before I was scheduled to have surgery, I was told that my insurance would not cover all expenses. Was that a coincidence? No, not at all!
Doctors make surgery sound so simple. They would remove my entire thyroid, and I would have to take thyroid medication for the rest of my life. I wasn’t comfortable with that. I was introduced to an herbalist that instructed me on my thyroid nodules. Basically, nodules form because the blood needs to be detoxed. You detox the blood and the liver with a healthy diet and herbal supplements. I took the recommended herbal supplements and ate a vegan diet for a month. (By vegan, I didn’t eat any meat, dairy, pasta, bread, or sweets). My nodules began to reduce in size.
I didn’t continue the vegan lifestyle, but I continued taking the supplements. I’ve always been a coffee lover, whether it’s plain coffee, cappuccino, or iced coffee. I wasn’t an alcohol drinker, but in the last few months, I begin indulging in red wine, about 2-3 glasses per week. I noticed that my nodules were beginning to grow and become irritating again. After discussing with my herbalist, he said that coffee and wine increases thyroid nodules.
I stopped drinking both immediately. Alcohol, coffee, and black tea are highly acidic. You hear conflicting reports about coffee; some articles say that it can have positive effects on your health and some say to avoid it. Wine is good for the heart, but you need to drink a good-quality wine to get the benefits.
I’ve mentioned in my previous posts that I do not eat pork, shrimp, crab, and lobster for religious reasons. Although beef, chicken, turkey, and certain fish (not shark or catfish) are acceptable to eat, I will most likely return to the vegan lifestyle. Meat is very acidic, and it is very important to keep your body alkaline. I would prefer being a vegan over having surgery and taking medication for life.