I got married back in 1997 to my first husband. Not yet in the world of natural health, I got on the Depo shot. If you’ve ever been on the Depo shot, you know my story. I know you know my story, because out of the hundreds of women I’ve spoken to over the years who’ve been on the Depo shot, almost all of them had the same story to share. They told me I may gain about five pounds. I promptly gained about forty.
When I complained about it to the doctors, they explained that your metabolism slows as you age. Granted, that’s true. But, as I learned, your metabolism also slows as you start messing with the hormones that are intertwined with your thyroid functioning too.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or even a doctor, to figure out that when you gain forty pounds in just over six months at age 20, it’s not the aging process at fault. So, I realized I was being lied to. But there was really not much I could do. Dieting never helped. Yoga didn’t help. Jogging didn’t help. I joined a gym, but kept getting fatter, so I quit. I resigned, for awhile to being unhealthy.
After my pregnancy with my son, I tossed on another ten pounds. Then, I was tired all the time and so I tossed on another ten. It was getting out of hand. Then, I started praying for help and visualizing myself thin. Not long after that, I stumbled upon a product that was completely natural: A. Vogel Bioforce Thyroid Support Tabs. The name sounded so clinical, but the ingredients listed only sea kelp and an agent used to keep the sea kelp in tablet form. That’s all that was in it.
I had tried other sea kelp before, but it didn’t work. This brand however is processed minimally as soon as it is harvested and it retains all its nutrients. Sea kelp contains iodine (as opposed to the fake iodide added to table salt that barely gets us by, and yet we crave) and bromine (as opposed to nothing added to table salt.) What’s so crucial about this is that our thyroids can’t use iodine sufficiently if it’s not in its natural pairing with bromine. Yet again, Mother Nature wins.
So, finally, as quickly as it went on, the weight came off. The very week I started taking the sea kelp supplements to help my thyroid get healthy again, I lost three pounds. At a rate of two to three pounds a week (EVERY WEEK,) I gradually but steadily began to recognize myself in the mirror and in photos again. Before long, I had lost over fifty pounds. Check out the photos I offer as proof.
To answer the ever looming question of how much iodine is in the tabs: The suggested daily dose (which is all I took) is not even a mcg over the RDA of iodine. No overdosing on iodine here, just making sure my engine has the fuel it needs.