How this got started
5 years ago, I went for my annual checkup and my doctor filled out the forms and ran the tests and sent me on my merry way. I was going through a tough time, gained 50 pounds in less than three years and couldn’t seem to get out of my chair. I’d been unemployed for a few years and had no motivation at all.
After reading through the results of the tests, I found a number that wasn’t normal. My TSH score wasn’t in the normal range. What the heck is TSH? It deals with your thyroid. After reading about it, I had all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. I first got some thyroid supplements and found that it really helped. On my next checkup, I mentioned this to my doctor. After looking through everything, she decided that I had a thyroid problem and prescribed me Synthroid.
After getting on the Synthroid and a year of adjusting my dose, I began to lose weight and feel so much better. On my next visit, I mentioned that everything was okay and was it reasonable to get off the meds. She told me that I would be on this prescription for the rest of my life. After some personal research, I realized that not only did I have hypothyroidism, but that I actually had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an auto-immune deficiency disease. And after reading for a while, I realized that I gave it to myself from what I was eating and drinking.
I did more research into auto-immune deficiency diseases and bought this book – The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Body. After reading through and getting a better understanding of what I had, I decided to do something about this. I changed my entire diet and my lifestyle into a very strict Paleo direction. Within 2 months, I couldn’t take the Synthroid because it kept me from sleeping. I put this disease in remission. As long I stick to my diet, I won’t need to go back on the meds. After 6 months, I’m down to my optimum weight, extremely healthy and happy.
These soaps are designed for this Paleo lifestyle. I make these for myself, but it’s no extra effort to make large batches. Actually, it’s easier to make a larger batch and be more precise on the percentage of ingredients. These are extremely pure, even to the point of using water that has been processed by reverse osmosis. All of the ingredients are also kosher except for the bacon soap. I’m not sure if my cooking utensils and pots are kosher, hence I’m not advertising that this soap is kosher.