Jan.2010 I was diagnosed with low thyroid, making the 4th generation of women in my family to have this issue. Why do women get this more than men anyway? I've never had kids, never been pregnant. 32 year old female...with the weight gain of 30 pounds starting almost right when I turned 30. Now I'm 45 pounds heavier than my normal weight. I refuse to start hormones, as I believe this should be a correctable condition that has a permanent CURE, not just band-aide. Recently, a friend of mine told me she raised her thyroid levels (after being diagnosed as slightly low thyroid) after taking food-grade hydrogen peroxide as described in the book One Minute Cure by Madison Cavanaugh. I have done a little bit of that but have not noticed a difference yet. Today I tried acupuncture, only for them to tell me i "may" need 5-10 sessions to be cured, (at $120 per session - they want me to come daily) but maybe more. Another friend told me about the Koyfman center in Atlanta, which is supposed to cleanse your thyroid to where you never have to take anything ever the rest of your life...but it's thousands of dollars. Is there anyone out there that has been through this and is out the other side? Can anyone out there tell me how you actually got through and don't have to take hormones the rest of your life?