Unfortunately I don't believe in many chinese medicines especially as they believe that grinding the horn from a rino and consuming it in tea will make you more virile.
However I do believe in Naturopathy. I went and saw a naturopath for two years (when I could afford him) He gave me kelp as it contains iodine the main ingredient that is dieficient in hypothyroids.
At the moment we can only afford a GP (if that) but I still consume a little kelp. Doctors forbid kelp consumption as it can alter the thyroxine medication levels.
There are slso goitogen foods to watch out for that prevent my medication from working http://www.ithyroid.com/goitrogens.htm
Being hypothyroid sucks.
I know two aussie ladies with hypothyroidism and they both respond well to the synthetic meds and are managing to lose weight.
I think I'll look into the goitrogen foods again, I think I may have taken some too close to the time I had my meds therefore cancelling it's effectivness
Thank you for caring and sharing, when even my own husband doesn't have time to listen.