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Finally Know What Causes Thyroid Problems And What To Do About It

​Discover what causes thyroid problems. Learn ​why stress is often behind thyroid issues. Find out ​how ​the Epstein Barr Virus ​can cause thyroid problems. And learn some natural remedies that you can use for the thyroid.


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What Is The Thyroid?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. Your thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle.

The thyroid secretes several hormones, called thyroid hormones. Thyroxine or T4 is the primary one. Your body converts T4 to T3.

It is crucial that T3 and T4 levels are neither too high nor too low. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland in the brain maintain the T3 and T4 balance.

​The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck

T4 and T3 do play a role in your health. They are both steroid compounds. When the thyroid is underactive, your body has a backup system to compensate for that loss.

The thyroid is part of the endocrine system.  It's a system that consists of glands that create the body's hormones. Your thyroid warns the rest of the endocrine system if it needs help.

A functioning liver will store T4 and also convert it to T3. It will release these hormones if the thyroid is underactive and distressed.

The T4 to T3 conversion takes place more often in the liver than the thyroid.  A dysfunctional liver is the real cause of thyroid hormone conversion problems.

Thyroid hormones run throughout the body. They influence our metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormones ​are crucial for brain development.

Thyroid hormones regulate vital body functions, including:

  • ​Breathing
  • ​Central & peripheral nervous systems
  • ​Muscle strength
  • ​Body temperature
  • ​Heart rate
  • ​Body weight
  • ​Menstrual cycles
  • ​Cholesterol levels

 ​So let's look at some common side effects of a sick thyroid.

Common Symptoms Of Thyroid Problems

There are many different symptoms of a compromised thyroid. The most common problems are hypo- and hyperthyroidism, and Hashimoto's.


Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland is overactive. In this state, the body produces too much thyroid hormones.

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include the following:

  • ​Fatigue
  • ​Hand tremors
  • ​Nervousness or anxiety
  • ​Dry skin
  • ​Weight loss
  • ​Muscle weakness
  • ​Mood swings
  • ​Rapid heartbeat
  • ​Trouble sleeping
  • ​Increased bowel movements

Graves' Disease

Graves´ disease is one of the most common of all thyroid problems. It is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism. Sir Robert Graves first described it in the early 19th century.

Graves' disease often goes into remission or disappears after several months or years. But left untreated it can lead to severe complications such as death.


Hypothyroidism is a condition when the body lacks enough thyroid hormones. In this weakened state, the thyroid becomes less effective at producing T4 and T3.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism include:

  • ​Fatigue
  • ​Weight gain
  • ​Dry, rough pale skin
  • ​Cold intolerance
  • ​Constipation
  • ​Irritability
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • ​Weakness
  • ​Coarse, dry hair
  • ​Hair loss
  • ​Muscle cramps
  • ​Depression
  • ​Memory loss
  • Decreased libido

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a disorder that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto described the condition in 1912.

Hakuro Hashimoto

Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto described the inflammation of the thyroid gland ​in 1912

If your thyroid becomes inflamed, you have thyroiditis. As your thyroid becomes enlarged, it may cause a goiter. A goiter is when the front of your neck swells up.

Now you should know a little bit more about the thyroid and its side effects.  So what causes thyroid problems in the first place? Let's find out in the next section.

​What Causes Thyroid Problems?

Thyroid problems are hard to detect. Many people can get diagnosed for something else when it is a thyroid problem.  

You can still suffer from an under- or overactive thyroid even if your tests come back normal. This is because thyroid testing is not that accurate yet.

It is common to believe that problems with the thyroid are due to a hormone imbalance. But even if doctors give their patients hormones, they don’t feel better because of that. That means that it is not the hormone imbalance that is the problem.


Woman with goiter

Many women receive hormone therapies to fix their ailments. But they still struggle with weight gain, hair loss, feverishness, insomnia, and so on.

Some may experience small improvements when they use medications. But most often their symptoms persist. That’s because the problem is not hormonal.

In this section, I’m going to talk about common causes of thyroid problems that doctors don’t talk about. Western medicine treats only the symptoms of diseases. They are not interested in fixing the underlying cause.

Drug companies control the medical establishment. They make more money by selling drugs that suppress the problem instead of fixing it.

Doctors often tell their patients that they need to live on the medicine for the rest of their lives. They do this so that drug companies can earn a handsome profit.

If you got a thyroid issue, there is a huge probability that you’re not getting the best treatment. The reason for that is that medical communities are not able to offer a remedy that works.

Stress is one common reason for thyroid issues. So let's learn how stress may imbalance the thyroid.

Why Stress ​Causes Organ And Gland Imbalances

Stress is a huge part of why we become sick. Our thoughts and feelings are powerful and can affect our health in a big way.

About 90% of our illnesses are because of stress. In my previous blog post, I talked about how stress may manifest cancer.

Ancient physicians found out the correlation between organ ailments and emotions. For example, people who felt anger suffered from liver and gallbladder problems.

Grief caused lung or colon problems. Fearful people seemed to have kidney and bladder issues and so forth.

Many believe that our brain generates all our emotions, but that is not true. It is our glands and organs that create our feelings.

stressed woman

Stress is a huge part of why we become sick

Organs and glands are frequency generators. So when you feel a specific negative emotion, it is a gland or organ that produces that emotion.

When you look at your body and other things around us they seem solid. But if you zoom in millions of times with a microscope you will see atoms, then protons and electrons. If you zoom even further, you will see energy vibrating at a particular frequency.

Everything in the universe is energy vibrating. Every atom is 99.99999999% space. Your thoughts and emotions are also energy vibrating at a particular frequency. Anger, for example, has a different vibration than love. Scientists can measure our thoughts' energy field.

Your entire body is intelligent, not just your brain. All organs have a separate intelligence which performs specific functions.

Emotional traumas can overload the organ or gland. It is like when you use the wrong adapter for your device. If the appliance doesn’t get the right voltage or ampere, it will break down.

It is the same when we experience emotional trauma. Negative thoughts distort the energy field of the body and make us sick.  

The emotions connected to the thyroid and other glands are:

  • ​Humiliation
  • ​Longing
  • ​Overwhelm
  • ​Shame
  • ​Unworthy
  • ​Jealousy
  • ​Lust
  • ​Pride
  • ​Shock
  • ​Worthless

​One of the pioneers of energy healing is Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer. Learn about his great discovery about cancer and other illnesses in the next section.

​Diseases Are Biological Programs

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer was a German doctor that got testicle cancer after his son died. He later discovered that his cancer was due to the emotional shock of losing his child.

Dr. Hamer later interviewed and made Ct-scans of cancer patients in the clinic he worked in. What he discovered was astonishing.

Hamer found out that all his patients had an emotional shock before the onset of their cancers. Each conflict shock affects a unique part of the brain that relays it to the organ.


Your body can’t see the difference between an imagined or a real situation

Hamer's theory is that our illnesses are because of biological programs. Our bodies go into fight or flight mode if there is an immediate danger. The threat causes a specific biological response. ​

Your body can’t see the difference between an imagined or a real situation. It will run the same programs whether the threat is real or not.

Every disease has a distinct conflict shock. Hamer learned that diseases run in two phases. We have the active conflict phase that runs the moment we experience the trauma. After we deal with the stressful situation, we reach the healing stage.

It is not the situation that causes the shock, but our perception of it. Three people can face the same challenge but have three different reactions. Our response depends on our beliefs, values, or our vulnerabilities.

Hamer identified five biological laws to diseases. He later founded German New Medicine.

Are you curious to know what Dr. Hamer discovered about thyroid problems? Keep reading to find out.

​​How ​Biological Conflicts Manifest ​Thyroid Issues

According to German New Medicine, there are different biological conflicts in the thyroid gland and thyroid duct.

I'll start by explaining the reason for problems in the thyroid glands.

​Why You Have Thyroid Gland Issues

The thyroid gland sits at the front of the lower neck below the larynx with one lobe on each side of the trachea.


The right lobe of the thyroid relates to an “ingoing morsel” and to not being fast enough to catch a morsel. A morsel is, for example, a job, a position, a promotion, a contract, a business, or a purchase.

It is something we desire but are too slow to grab. The morsel can also relate to a person that you are too slow to catch or get a hold of.


The left lobe of the thyroid relates to an outgoing morsel or not being fast enough to eliminate a morsel.

In this case, it can be a term paper, any goods, stocks or a person one was too slow to get rid of. An apology or a proposal that some expressed too late can also evoke this conflict.

During the conflict-active phase. Thyroid gland cells increase according to the intensity of the conflict. The biological purpose of the cell increase is to improve the secretion of thyroxine.

stress woman with books

Thyroid gland issues are due to not being fast enough to catch or eliminate a morsel.

Thyroxine makes the individual faster at catching the desired morsel. This process causes an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism.

Because of the increased thyroxine production, the patient often becomes overexcited and nervous. They may also become irritable or have trouble sleeping.

​Common Characteristics Of Thyroid Sufferers

People that have thyroid gland problems are obsessed with getting things done. They often have careers involving competition and deadlines, such as:

  • ​Business managers
  • ​Vendors
  • ​Journalists
  • ​Sales agents
  • ​Athletes
  • ​Manufacturers

​Thyroid glands issues happen when we feel a constant pressure to keep up and don't find a balance. A typical example is when single mothers try to balance two jobs and taking care of their children.

Children and adolescents may also suffer from thyroid-conflicts if an authoritarian person pushes them. This person can be a parent, a teacher, or a coach that tells them they are too slow.

stressed woman office

People that have thyroid gland problems are obsessed with getting things done

According to German New Medicine, hypothyroidism is always preceded by hyperthyroidism. The cell increase will persist as long as the biological conflict is active.

If the conflict goes on unresolved for a long time, the individual may get a goiter, nodule, or thyroid cancer.

Once you resolve the conflict, your body uses fungi or mycobacteria to reverse this issue. The bacteria will break down the extra thyroid tissue cells.

Your production of thyroxine will also go back to normal. However, if you resolve this issue and later relapse, the program repeats itself.

The thyroid ducts have a different emotional conflict. Let's explore what causes this problem.

​The Reason Why Your Thyroid Ducts Become Sick

The thyroid ducts branch throughout the thyroid gland in a tree-like structure. They transport thyroid hormones from the gland into the blood.

In males, the biological conflict in the thyroid ducts is a frontal-fear conflict. In females, it is a powerless conflict.  

Frontal-Fear Conflict

A frontal-fear conflict is a big fear of heading into a dangerous situation. It can also be a danger that is moving towards you.

This conflict may happen during a head-on accident or a frontal attack by a person or an animal. A scary confrontation from a government agency or a bank may also cause this conflict.


​In males, the biological conflict in the thyroid ducts is a frontal-fear conflict.

A frontal-fear might also be due to disturbing news. Often, the conflict happens because of medical examinations or surgeries. A cancer diagnosis is a common frontal-fear conflict.

The purpose behind the widening of the duct is to increase the flow of thyroid hormones. Your body does that to gain control of the conflict.

Female Powerless Conflict

A female powerless conflict is when you feel helpless. You may feel like your hands are tied and that you're not in control of a situation.

powerless woman

In females​, the biological conflict in the thyroid ducts, is a female powerless conflict

This conflict might happen when others try to control or decide for you. You may feel that there is nothing that you can do to improve or change the situation.

Another thing that can affect the thyroid is the Epstein Barr Virus.

How The Epstein Barr Virus Causes Thyroid Issues

The Epstein Barr virus may affect the functioning of the thyroid. Sir Michael Anthony Epstein and Ms. Yvonne Barr found the virus in 1964.

EBV is the cause of infectious mononucleosis also termed mono. It is an illness associated with fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck.

Epstein Barr Virus

Epstein Barr Virus

The Epstein-Barr virus is part of the herpes family that has existed for over 100 years. During that time, it has moved through many generations of people. There are over 60 strains of them.

Some strains of EBV are mild and slow-moving. They may never result in anything more than a backache. Other strains of EBV are more aggressive and fast-moving. This might explain why EBV causes different reactions in people.

The Epstein Barr Virus has four stages. Thyroid illness develops in stage three. Here is an explanation of each stage:

Stage One EPV

A person first catches EBV, when they are born. The virus often remains dormant. The worst symptoms you might feel is mild fatigue, colds, sore throats, and earaches. For those with robust immune systems, the virus will cause no discomfort, for the rest of their lives.

Stage Two EPV

You may reach this stage when you're run-down. The virus is infectious in this phase. Blood testing for this is stage is not reliable.

At this stage, the body is at war with the Epstein Barr virus. The EBV releases a chemical that announces to your immune system that an invader is present.  Your immune system then marks virus cells with a hormone. They then try to find and kill the virus.

EBVs want to go to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of your body’s defense mechanism.

Immune system

The EBV virus can take over the thyroid when the immune system is too weak

In this stage, you may get a sore throat, fever, headache, or a rash. Sometimes these symptoms come and go. That’s because, at specific points, the immune system can get the virus under control.

After a while, the virus will understand that it can’t stay active forever. So it will start looking for a long-term home in the body.

The virus will pick an organ or organs, and it will recede from the bloodstream as it begins to nest. It tends to end up in the liver during this nesting phase.

The virus likes the liver because it is the biggest detoxifier of the body and contains toxins. After the virus nests, the war with the virus will die down. But the EBV can still cause problems in its hide-out.

Stage Three EPV

At this stage, the virus becomes active again. It fills the liver with toxins that go into the lymphatic system and bloodstream. This process confuses the lymphocytes that protect the thyroid.

Over time, the virus will wear down the immune system and the thyroid. The immune system will then spread to other parts of the body and help out.

This immune response makes thyroid lymphocytes leave the thyroid. With the thyroid’s lymphocytes focused elsewhere, EBV can get into the thyroid gland.

Once the virus reaches the thyroid, it burrows deep inside its tissues. It can then hide in the thyroid for years.

Symptoms you may experience at this stage include:

  • ​Fatigue
  • ​Heart flutters
  • ​Confusion
  • ​Anxiety
  • ​Pain
  • ​Mild fever
  • Tingles
  • Brittle nails
  • Dizziness
  • ​Brain fog
  • ​Bloating
  • ​Hot flashes
  • ​Sleeping problems
  • ​Sore throat
  • ​Numbness
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin

​Stage Four EPV ​

The Epstein Barr virus can move from stage three to stage four in as little as one day. At this phase, viral neurotoxins flood the body’s bloodstream and travel to the brain. They then short out neurotransmitters and inflame nerves throughout the body.

As a result, you may experience:

  • ​Heavier brain fog
  • ​Confusion
  • ​Anxiety
  • ​Joint pain
  • ​Heart palpitations
  • ​Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty healing from injuries
  • ​Memory loss
  • ​Depression
  • ​Migraines
  • ​Nerve pain
  • ​Restless legs
  • ​Insomnia

​As the virus makes itself at home in or around the central nervous system, it inflames nerves. EBVs slows down your body so that your blood vessels can’t deliver enough oxygen to your organs.

Oxygen keeps the nervous system healthy and kills pathogens. EBV thrives when your body is oxygen deprived.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and now understand what causes thyroid issues. To learn how to fix thyroid problems scroll down to the end of this blog post.


The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. ​

​It secretes several hormones, called thyroid hormones.

Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland is overactive​ and produces too much thyroid hormones.

Hypothyroidism is ​when the thyroid becomes less effective at producing T4 and T3.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a disorder that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.

​Thyroid issues is not due to ​a hormone imbalance.​

Stress is a huge part of why we become sick.

Every disease has a distinct conflict shock.

The right lobe of the thyroid relates to an “ingoing morsel” and to not being fast enough to catch a morsel.

The left lobe of the thyroid relates to an outgoing morsel or not being fast enough to eliminate a morsel.

In males, the biological conflict in the thyroid ducts is a frontal-fear conflict. In females, it is a powerless conflict.  

The Epstein Barr virus may affect the functioning of the thyroid.

​​EPV has four stages, and thyroid issues happen in stage 3-4.

​​Natural Remedies For The Thyroid

​1. ​Address your emotional conflicts

​2. ​Eat a low-fat diet

​3. Cleanse your ​lymphatic system and liver

​4. ​Do a heavy metal detox

5. Get enough sleep

Action Steps

​After reading this blog post you should know what causes thyroid problems. But how do you address these issues? ​if you want to fix thyroid problems you need to address the underlying causes.

 One crucial first step is to solve your emotional issues. You have to accept yourself for not being fast enough and let go of the conflict.  

If you have an Epstein Barr Virus that creates the problem, then you need to eliminate it to get better. The first step is to clean up your diet so that the virus can’t survive.

One of the first things you need to do is to get rid of animal products and fatty foods. The virus thrives in an oxygen-deprived environment.

You also want to cleanse your lymphatic system and liver to fight the virus. Doing heavy metal detoxes and getting enough sleep are other ways to kill the virus.

You can learn how to do all this in our free Thyroid Healing Protocol e-book.

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About the Author Simon Persson

Simon Persson is a holistic cancer blogger with a passion for natural health cures. When he is not blogging, he enjoys nature, cooking and learning about the latest gadgets on the market.


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