And so it should be. I was hoping to add my own voice to the chorus, because truly I am grateful for all that I have -- a wonderful family, good friends, and the life I've always dreamed of. I have so much to be grateful for.
And I try to practice gratitude many times per day, so that Thanksgiving become the crescendo to a year long melody.
But this year, I have embarked on the Iodine protocol. Having read that women who take thyroid medication are far more likely to develop breast cancer than the average, I started to investigate.
Then my friend Linda mentioned that she was on the iodine protocol for her thyroid.
And then my friend Sue mentioned that she was on the iodine protocol.
The more I investigated, the better idea it sounded. I brought it up with my doctor, and he agreed that I am an excellent candidate. For one thing, thyroid problems are the first signal that one isn't receiving enough iodine in one's diet.
For another, I have a HUGE goiter. It's hidden somewhat by the structure of my face, but it's really obvious on examination.
So...I've been on iodine therapy for a couple of weeks. That's a good thing in the long run, but iodine pushes bromine out of out body -- also a good thing in the long run. But pushing toxins out does mean that they're active in our systems for a bit until we can get rid of them.
I don't feel very inspired. I have a lot of symptoms of bromine toxicity that are bearable, but they have my head in a fog.
So...I have much to be grateful for. I am grateful. Maybe I can tell you why tomorrow. ;)