“It’s idiopathic. I like to say the idiot doesn’t know the pathology, and that’s your doctor,”  says Dr. Steven Hotze, MD. He takes issue with doctors who stamp a label on a disease and do not dig further to assist the patient in potential underlying causes.

Dr. Hotze blames busy doctors who are uninterested in further symptoms or tests saying, “He doesn’t know what’s going on, all he knows is he’s got this new disorder describing fibromyalgia.”

Dr. Hotze says fibromyalgia was amplified as a catch all disease as a protocol to sell more phamaceuticals. He explains it was, “Dreamed up by the drug companies in the late 1980s.” He goes on to say, “They give you antidepressants which will never make you better, in fact, will make you worse.”

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Dr. Hotze says the conversation leading up this point looks much like this:

“Doctor I ache all over, every muscle in my body aches. What have I got? I’m scared!”

He does a battery of tests, charges you thousands of dollars, comes back in and says, “You’ve got fibromyalgia.”

“What is fibromyalgia? What does fibromyalgia mean?”

“Well it means you have joint and muscle pain.”

“That’s what I told you I had.”

“But I told you in Latin!”

“How do you treat it?”

“We’ve got some Cymbalta or Lyrica.”

“But those are antidepressants!”

Dr. David Brownstein, MD adds, “The other question to think about, is fibromyalgia caused by an antidepressant drug deficiency syndrome? The answer is clearly no!”

Instead the two agree it’s often a slow thyroid causing the problem.

Thyroid symptoms include: constipation, loose stools, bloating, belching, gas, yeast problems, hair loss, puffy face and eyes, ridged fingernails, enlarged tongue evidenced by teeth grooves on the sides of the tongue, thinning of the outsides of the eyebrows and recurrent and chronic infections. To read more click here.

Dr. Hotze says, “Recurrent and chronic infections are a sign that your immune system is unhealthy not that you have low levels of antibiotics in your body. If you have to have one round of antibiotics after another, or if you have to have antibiotics at all that tells you your immune system is not healthy. The most common cause of a low immune system is poor energy production, which is thyroid hormone.”

He adds magnesium is often low, to the point of deficiency. He recommends magnesium citrate, like this one or magnesium glycinate, like this one (affiliate links). He says people are so low in fact, “We treat everybody across the board with magnesium. Historically Americans are very low in magnesium. It is essential for the production of the energy molecule in the body which is ATP (Adenosintriphosphat), effected by the thyroid hormone.”

Pure Encapsulations say magnesium glycinate, “Is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats; also for energy production, and the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. This vital mineral also helps utilize B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Magnesium glycinate is less likely to cause loose stools than other forms of magnesium.”

Magnesium sold in the form of aspartate, citrate, citrate/malate, and glycinate are highly bioavailable magnesium chelates. Pure Encapsulations say they are beneficial in, “Supporting the metabolism and utilization of many essential nutrients and the proper functioning of important enzymatic and physiological functions.”

Magnesium is key to assisting an ill thyroid.

Other symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are recurrent and chronic miscarriage, infertility and irregular cycles. Dr Hotze says, “In the old days when women had frequent miscarriages the doctor would empirically put them on a grain of Armour Thyroid.” He says it’s so common due to the imbalance of the female hormones and that every women will have an issue with her thyroid at one point or another.

Dr. Brownstein says putting women on Armour Thyroid with miscarriages was historically normal treatment saying, “There’s numerous cases, histories of articles, about doctors doing that in the old days. That’s gone these days.”

In 1888, The Transactions of The Clinical Society of London (click here) published a study saying six women are diagnosed with thyroid issues for every one man. They said the heavy percentage of hypothyroidism, hypodema at the time, was due to the imbalance of hormones as they progress through menstruation.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, specialist in autism, schizophrenia, and autoimmune disorders recommends magnesium malate as it is most easily digestible. Click this affiliate link for a clean magnesium malate.

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*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, GAPS who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia through food she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. This is not a news article published by a paper trying to make money. This blog is put out by a mom who sees first hand the effects of nourishing food vs food-ish items. No company pays her for writing these blogs, she considers this a form of missionary work. It is her desire to scream it from the rooftops so that others don’t suffer from the damaging effect of today’s “food”.

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