My homeopath made me fat!


I need a little guidance, perhaps you can help.

I am 43 years old and have recently found out that I have an under-active thyroid (I take 1mg of Eltroxin a day) as well as being insulin resistant. I weigh 86 kgs and am 1,64m tall.

I have always followed, what I thought, was a healthy diet, including a lot of fresh fruit and veggies.

I went to see a homeopath earlier this year, and was told that I was gluten intolerant (This was done by looking at my finger nails – a few white spots were visible) and that I should stop taking my Eltroxin. I followed a very strict, non gluten diet for approximately four months. This was very expensive, and very difficult and I gained a lot of weight, and felt awful.

I am mom to two boys, aged 12 and 14. I run a small business from home, so am always "on the run"

I am so confused and don't know what to do next. Please HELP!


Dear June

I'm so sorry to hear that you have wasted time and energy and money on a treatment that sounds to me to be ill-advised!

It would be great if you could have your thyroid problem properly assessed and treated by someone that is knowledgeable about it. Find out who that would be in your area – not every health professional takes a special interest in the thyroid.

During that process, I'd advise you to take care of your day-to-day health in a holistic, "back to basics" way. That means that you get enough sleep, eat well (that doesn't mean a special diet, it means eating regularly, including all food groups, focusing on variety) make sure you move enough, unwind – i.e. manage your stress levels, take time to enjoy our relationship with your sons and other significant people in your life. Remember, your health is not only determined by what you eat, but by all the various aspects of your life.

All the best

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