I saw this quote seared into a park bench when we were in Florida when I was in my teens… eons ago. It’s had a huge impact on my life and informed my reactions to life’s challenges and opportunities over the years. But never did I live this quote so deeply as when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and told that it could be reversed and my body would come back into balance once I gave it the support it needs.
I’ve got to say, I’m fed up with doctors telling people that thyroid and autoimmune disease is incurable.
Just this one little statement can be the difference in empowering someone to make the supportive changes they need to reverse disease or to hand over their health care and give up trying to get better. Studies have shown that those who use positive prayer or believe they can be healed tend to have better health outcomes. In fact, the acts of praying and positive thinking both rewire the brain. So whether you think you CAN or think you CAN’T heal, may go a long way to determining how you actually reverse disease. Just because a doctor or your doctor doesn’t know how to “cure” it, doesn’t mean it’s “incurable.”[bctt tweet=”If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. —Henry Ford”]
Western medicine vs. your thyroid
The problem isn’t necessarily just with your particular doctor; it’s with the system as a whole. Doctors aren’t trained to prevent or reverse disease; they are trained to “treat” disease with medication or surgery.
Did you know that in American medical schools, doctors aren’t always required to learn about nutrition? Taking a nutrition course in medical school is usually an elective so many doctors don’t even know the first place to start when it comes to advising on a healing diet for disease. And I believe that’s the very FIRST place we should be focusing when it comes to reversing thyroid, autoimmune and inflammatory disease!
Some of my coaching clients feel a sense of loyalty to doctors they’ve seen for many years; some are worried about disagreeing with a doctor because we’ve all been socially conditioned to see doctors as authority figures. But no single doctor is the ultimate authority in anything. You don’t owe anything to a doctor who isn’t serving you. You do owe it to yourself to find someone who can and will help you.
I go into great detail on how to find and choose the doctor that’s right for you in my program, Thyroid Fix in 6.
The important thing to know is that your doctor may be unintentionally setting you up for failure….and I want to undo that messaging.
Listening to your body’s wisdom
Our bodies have an innate wisdom to heal themselves often times in ways science can’t explain yet. What’s most important to know is that you have to begin loving your body again and working with it as a partner in healing. You have to trust that it knows what to do to heal itself…if only you’ll give it a chance.
When you stop fighting your body and start loving it more through proper nourishment and lifestyle habits, you give yourself the space and support you need to heal. If you really want to reverse disease, eliminate symptoms, and start feeling normal again, you have to come from a place of “CAN” heal instead of can’t. That may require a leap of faith but I’m here to take that leap with you. Will you join me?
If you’re ready to take the leap, I provide a ton of resources to turn around thyroid, autoimmune & inflammatory disease naturally, including:
- Our totally free Thyroid Healing Type Assessment, Report and Coaching Sessions
- Right here on my blog, where I talk about what’s worked best for me and my clients, as well as the latest research and resources I come across. You can subscribe to get new blog posts delivered right to your email by signing up on the righthand side of the page.
- My book, Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally — part memoir, part instruction manual for how I personally healed my Hashimoto’s disease.
- My exclusive free 6 Thyroid Myths That Can Keep You From Healing workshop — with info on the comprehensive Thyroid Fix in 6 program, which walks you through, step-by-step, the exact actions you need to take to heal your thyroid and get your life back! We’ve seen hundreds of participants in the Thyroid Fix in 6 avoid, decrease, or even eliminate the need need for thyroid medications.
- The incredible Your Best Thyroid Life Video Bundle, in which I personally invited 27 of the world’s top health experts to share their best tips for living with and healing thyroid disease.
Remember, just because a doctor doesn’t know how to “cure” it, doesn’t mean it’s “incurable!” Trust that your body knows what to do to heal itself and give it the chance to do so.
Jen Wittman is a Certified Holistic Health Expert, Chef, Author & Vitality Coach, who teaches women how to reverse thyroid and autoimmune conditions naturally. She’s helped hundreds of women decrease (or even eliminate) their thyroid medications and has helped others stay off thyroid medication entirely.
Through her free Thyroid Healing Type Assessment, Jen teaches easy and simple steps to thyroid healing that can fit into your busy day. She also provides print outs to bring to your next doctor’s appointment so you can get the support and respect you deserve.