you're about to experience theuncensored conversations stimulating witand a thought-provoking wisdom both rawand uncut right nowwelcome to the episode of Lance curveshow we have a very brave kind lovingwoman here who is our sister and this isthe first of many this is just anintroductory segment or episode tointroduce to you sister dawn sister dawnis going through a major challenge inher life right nowsister dawn if I may say it as Gravesdisease she asked me the other day for afew pointers and I said no I said wehave to support you in you sharing yourjourney because it shows how phenomenala person you are because how many peopleare going through things and want toshare their story to help somebody elseso on that note we're gonna have a talkfor a few minutes I don't want to keepher away from her home too long but shedecided that she wanted to do this and Isaid I'm gonna help you every step ofthe way to get the story out to helpothers who don't know how to deal withthis so don't know that you have thefloor man and hit a few buttons overhereand I just want to say welcome thank youI'm overjoyed and it really speaks aboutyou as an individual your heart you'remaking me emotional well I'm a motionjust from being able to help you this iswhat it's all about we have shows onthis platform we talk about all kind ofthings but she has stepped forward onher ownand I want you to tell your story thisis brief now but we're gonna do moresegments more videos and I want to hearfrom you we both do in the commentssection there's anybody out there who'sfighting this that she's here to helpshe's gonna share also the emotionalaspects how it feels on days you don'tfeel too good but you go through she'sgonna hold your hand in essenceshe's validating the strength that shehas on the endagain talk to us dawn well first of allants I want to thank you for thisplatform and not just me but for all thepeople that you give a voice to or allowthem to share their voice with thecommunity thank you so much thank you soum yes I my name is dawnI have Graves disease as Lance wassaying I want to give you a little bitof background because if somebody wakesup and realizes they weigh less thanthey did the day before and the daybefore that I'm day before that and theydon't know what's going on I don't wantanybody to feel lost in that position soI'll tell you what happened to me I'vebeen struggling with my health kind ofmy whole life but generally I'm one ofthose people who looks more well thanthey are so this one kind of threw mefor a loop because you can see thesickness on the exterior you're stillbeautiful thank you we have someone heremind over better they say yes that wasdiagnosed with Graves disease Ohso already we have someone here whocould you know speaking and I want youall to get in contact with her I'm nottrying to interrupt you but we haven'tmade a specific Facebook page for thisshe's gonna do it later on or tomorrowwhen you feel up to it yes we're gonnadrop this below in the description areaand I want you all to go there and likethe pages I mean you like what she'sgoing through it means she connectedthat helps your page to show otherpeople and um it's not created yetbecause we had a little power about thatbut the best way to do it so I'm gonnaput this yes tonight yes we're gonna putthat down and we want you to reach outto her and if you know anybody who'sgoing through this or any otherchallenge this way to share it so we'regonna be working on that okay thisperson uh-oh cam I'm going throughepidemic of thyroid disease so it's it'syou know one love Ross we love you samereason all the love you give me chancewere over to this sister here I'm gonnashut up go ahead and talk sister thankyou and thank you for those who arealreadychatting with us so if you know anythingif you experience your experiencing thisas you're saying in the chat then youknow what I'm about to say is absolutelytrue and thank you for commenting andfor all the support so I found out in2017 I was diagnosed with Graves diseaseand on April 14th of 2017 I am I'm sixfeet tall so when I found out that Iweighed 126 pounds maybe I think at thetime I was getting acupuncture and theacupuncturist waved me and I was 120 425pounds and I was shocked becauseliterally like a month before that Iweighed 160 pounds or maybe a month anda half before that I was completelyshockedand it could not internally I couldn'tgauge what was going on with me and inmy mind I thought to myself well I eat alot of salad you know I drink a lot ofwater maybe I was just losing weightbecause of that but I I knew part of meknew that something was wrong and thisis the thing that happens with Gravesdisease when you have it to the extentthat that I've experienced it is thatyou have brain fog you have I wouldn'tsay they're delusions but it's like youcan't sometimes you can't see whereyou're atphysically other people can see and theyall you know tell you that something iswrong but it's really kind of hard toput it all together and I'm someone Iwas brought up with I was brought upeating natural foods eating vegetablesyou know understanding the importance ofthose things for for your life in yourhealth and I have a certificate inholistic health counseling I was beencertified since 2001 and so for this tohappen to me it's just it's verydepressing but I will say that if Ididn'thave that background of eating well thismight have been more devastating so so Istarted losing weight and startedgetting really hot especially atnighttime I would be so hot excuse methat I did it I didn't think I was goingto survive it some nights the pain in myfeet and my hands the migraines it wasdevastating and so I at the time I wassomebody that you know you see a lot outat three mass that you know a couple ofother places and so people who saw thedecline and I just because I I'm like anintrovert I'm somebody who's verysensitive so it's just as embarrassingperiod for me because even though I knowthat people were speaking to me out oflove I just don't want to be seen Iwanted to disappear and I would cryevery day once or several times a daybut I like I said I didn't know what Ihad and my friend Karen green and somany other people had like I said givenme words of love but she and Tim who theowner of three masts they were bothencouraging me to go to the hospital andI absolutely did not want to go to thehospital and get pumped full of drugs Iwas scared to death of that but I onApril in the April 14th as I said Iagreed and I stayed home that day andKaren came with a couple of other familymembers of hers and they took me to theFlorida Hospital in Apopka and and shewaited with me until I was seen and ittook hours and when the doctor said thatshe she asked me you know of courseprobing questions as to what was goingon and then she put her hands on myshoulders and she said that this was atest to see what you thought I hadGraves disease and she tested was justher touching me and shesaid you're emaciated and I could youcould have pushed me over I had no ideaand it was at that moment that itstarted flooding back to me like this ishow I look this is what people wereseeing and they were trying to tell methe seriousness and I just didn't reallyget it so I want to thank everybody forfor all the love and support coming tothree mass and checking on me you knowin 2017 so that happened I was very veryblessed to be sent to a wellness centerthat may by my family and Tim and thisplace where they get your green juicesevery day it's called Wildwood lifestylecenter so and they they treat otherevery other type of condition too so youknow if you guys are interested you canlook into that but I was still very veryI was still like in that range of like126 128 some days I would feel like Ijust the progress I made I would lose itand I would get smaller get a little bitbigger get smaller I would say it wasabout the end of that year the end of2017 that I actually started to comeinto more of a normal weight and by thetime we we took a group to Ghana in 2018I was in the normal range for the firsttime in like almost a year I think Iweighed like 145 150 pounds which youknow I felt happy about but there's areason why I'm going giving you thisbackground because what happened is Iput on the weight and I thought I wasbetter and I shouldn't have because Iwas in extreme pain still having youknow much depression racing thoughtsracing heartbeat and I was not I was notbetter so because I had jumped back intoall of the activity all the long days of11:00 a.m. to 12:00 12:00 a.m. money andwhatever hadhaving time to eat I and not taking mysupplements it came back because it hadnever really gone away because you canbe half Graves disease and be any sizeactually so I reached this stage againlast Novemberso after almost the whole year of 2018having being at almost basicallyabnormal weight at in November at theend of November I started to lose weightdrastically again and that's when I cameto the realization that this time I amgoing to help people other people whoare experiencing this and I'm going touse my progression as a tool to helppeople understand what goes on withautoimmune diseases because what Ireally want everyone to know is thatevery autoimmune disease has the samecore problem which is a digestiveproblem called leaky gut so if you haverheumatoid arthritis you have celiac orCrohn's you have Graves disease thesymptoms are different some some mightbe some might have the same symptoms incommon however the main thing that youhave to do is cure your gut in order forthese symptoms to go away and then foryou to be in optimal health so assomebody who knows about health andsomebody who's in this position andsomebody who is concerned about otherswho might not you know have thatknowledge and waking up in thiscondition and not knowing what to do I'mI want to be here for you I want you todon't not feel alone and just looking atthe chat Allison thank you so much shesays it affects the eyes the heart youyour memory it makes you shake havetremors and causes many other problemsit can develop into thyroid cancer it'san autoimmune disease yes absolutelytrue and there's another the other onescalled Hashimoto's which is also anautoimmune disease which causes weightgain so that is another problem andanother autoimmune problem that affectsthe thyroid so one thing that you knowwe need to understand is that it affectsthese Graves disease and thigh andHashimoto's rather they affect thethyroid but they are not originatingfrom the thyroid so they are they are asI said they are problems with the liningof the gut with gut permeability the gutwall being roughed up by foods that weare too sensitive to to actually have inour diet and I'll tell you one of thenumber one things that we can do to getto get healthier very quickly is cut outgluten it's literally as if you took abrillo pad to the walls of yourintestines and just like went like thatyeah it's terrible it's what's you knowit's we have to look at our eating inour health and of course I'm includingmyself you can see I'm in a very humbleposition I'm not preaching to anybody Ijust want to help you as I help myselfand I would like you to know that ourancestors from West Africa did not eatgluten they did not eat wheat they werenot they grew yamsthey eat peppers obviously peppery foodthey eat they eat you know differentgreens stuff like that if you look atwhat your ancestors ate and you look atwhat is being sold to us as food it'snot it doesn't compareso we have to be more wise we can't letthis go go go lifestyle that we havejust make us lose ourselves like youmight be so busy that you have to pickup something from breakfast don't go toDunkin Donuts don't it's it's terribleand even if you're an optimal health andyou're somebody who you find when youeat when you eat bread or something thatmakes you a little you may feel sick thenext day just start to cut it outbecause it will wear your health downeven if you're really strong todaycereals exactly the cereals everythingthat's in the interior of the store willhave some form of grain will have someform of gluten corn or whatever so Ijust there's so much more to say likeyou said we are going to go into thisthis is just an introduction so that youknow who she is in this corner of theuniverse because in her side ofcyberspace the extended family we allknow um I want total support for sisterdawn please just share it just share thevideo share it get the word out she'sgonna be going I don't want to keep youout too long sweetheart bring you backhome but I'm just so proud of you thankyou it speaks to your spirit not manypeople would do this thank you and Ireally love you righteously for this andeverything I can do that I'm able to doI'm gonna do that's why you're sittinghere right now that's what I told youwhen we talk to the phone I said if youwant to I'm not pushing you into thisface hits or to whatever but if we canuse this video medium to communicatewith each other because I was surprisedto see how many people are going throughthings and names of people that Ialready know for a long time they calledthe show and watch so this is phenomenalwe're gonna put that link in the bottomwhen she creates the Facebook page so Iwant you all to come back in a day ortwo to see it and for those who arealready on Facebook on her live streamshe's gonna create that page even if youyou're not going through thislike that page and share it because itcan be a loved one it could be whateverwe don't share the same DNA as far asimmediate family but we are familyand you are a loved one of mine and inthis household that's why you're hereand um it's not look if I had to leaveYouTube forever just to help you thatI'm going seriously because because thiswhat we do is real life in YouTube seeswhat we do we're not this is not aYouTube creation what you're goingthrough is not a YouTube creation weneeded to talk more and have moreconversations and tell our stories but Iknow you're wrapping it down you cantalk as little as you want but just justwine the dinner - you're ready to bedone and I'll shut up I want to addressAlison something she asked about acertain chemical I believe that that'snow present in wheat and grains I willlook at this chat later and look that upfor you so we could talk about that moreAlison and for everyone who's chattingwith us and tuning into our live streamsthank you so much I just want you toknow how it's taking a chance - I'm justtake I just took a chance that you knowI wouldn't I would be able to do thiswithout being so embarrassed there'snothing to be embarrassed aboutI'm proud of you for having the strengthfor having the strength yes you're gonnafeel sometimes embarrass you know youused to be in a certain weight and thissociety more so put such a premium onappearance we have a lot of good-lookingpeople out here who have all of theirweight and their muscles and all thisstuff and they're rotting on the insideyou're going through this right now andyou have enough love in your heart tothink of someone else there's nothingmore impressive to me as a human beingyou know I wish I can be the person thatyou on the inside zhuzi but it's becauseof you facilitated this and I did as hesaid I approached him I think earlierlast week and just asked like what hewould think about doing these videosand once we talked he was like yes I'mall on board and I was so overwhelmedbecause I was looking into doing youknow these videos by myself so this isall yours sweetheart thank you I'm aservant I much well and so one of beforeI close if you follow what we're gonnabe doing yes take your timeyou will see me recover and grant gainweight and then you will see we continueto work with you on talking about healthand what we need to do and other stuffyou know we can maybe talk about familytalk about you know just yes differentthings yes life that make us people andand because the reason I know I won'tgain weight because I gained weight lasttime and I wasn't even well so I wasn'tstill really well but I was able to gainthe weight back so once I I start youknow I decided to really go in this timeI'm gonna go into remission and I'm notgonna let this boomerang on me anythingcan happen I understand that but there'smy goal and so if you guys want to comealong with me just keep watching thesevideos and thank you the honor is minesister to serve you honor is mine we'regonna be doing these segments with videowith live streams with written stuffbecause you're also you also writewriting books and different things andand it doesn't take much to share and tosupport it and when it comes down to achore whatever love you show me show itto herwe have these things that are out therebecause she's doing this to help youknow I'm not gonna keep you any morelonger thanks for the love everybody andyou see we didn't even schedule this weclick the button and they here to showyou love thank you and they're typing inso continue if you see this video afterthe live 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Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid. With this disease, your immune system attacks the thyroid and causes it to make more thyroid hormone than your body needs. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. Thyroid hormones control how your body uses energy, so they affect nearly every organ in your body—even the way your heart beats.
If left untreated, hyperthyroidism can cause serious problems with the heart, bones, muscles, menstrual cycle, and fertility. During pregnancy, untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to health problems for the mother and baby. Graves’ disease also can affect your eyes and skin.
Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States. The disease affects about 1 in 200 people
Graves’ disease usually affects people between ages 30 and 50, but can occur at any age.2 The disease is seven to eight times more common in women than men.3 A person’s chance of developing Graves’ disease increases if other family members have the disease.
People with other autoimmune disorders are more likely to develop Graves’ disease than people without these disorders. Conditions linked with Graves’ disease include
rheumatoid arthritis , a disorder that affects the joints and sometimes other body systems
pernicious anemia , a condition caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency
lupus , a chronic, or long-term, disorder that can affect many parts of your body
Addison’s disease, a hormonal disorder
celiac disease, a digestive disorder
vitiligo , a disorder in which some parts of the skin are not pigmented
type 1 diabetes
Without treatment, Graves’ disease can cause some serious health problems, including
an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related problems
an eye disease called Graves’ ophthalmopathy or Graves’ orbitopathy (GO), which can cause double vision, light sensitivity, and eye pain—and, rarely, can lead to vision loss
thinning bones and osteoporosis
Thyroid hormone levels that are just a little high are usually not a problem in pregnancy. However, more severe hyperthyroidism that isn’t treated can affect both the mother and the baby. If you have Graves’ disease, be sure your hyperthyroidism is under control before becoming pregnant. Learn more about causes, diagnosis, and treatment of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy.
You may have common symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as
fast and irregular heartbeat
frequent bowel movements or diarrhea
nervousness or irritability
tiredness or muscle weakness
Rarely, people with Graves’ disease develop a reddish thickening of the skin on the shins, a condition called pretibial myxedema or Graves’ dermopathy. This skin problem is usually painless and mild, but it can be painful for some.
GO can cause retracted eyelids, meaning the eyelids are pulled back from the eye. GO can also cause bulging eyes, double vision, and swelling around the eyes.
Researchers aren’t sure why some people develop autoimmune disorders such as Graves’ disease. These disorders probably develop from a combination of genes and an outside trigger, such as a virus.
With Graves’ disease, the immune system makes an antibody called thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) that attaches to thyroid cells. TSI acts like thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone made in the pituitary gland that tells the thyroid how much thyroid hormone to make. TSI causes the thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone.
Researchers aren’t sure why some people develop autoimmune disorders such as Graves’ disease. These disorders probably develop from a combination of genes and an outside trigger, such as a virus.
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