A note about Graves' Disease, which I also have. In some cases, it can be beat with nutrition. After being diagnosed 4 years ago, and being told that I'd have to have my thyroid destroyed with radiation and put on synthetic hormones for the rest of my life, I went on a vegan diet with juicing every morning. The Graves went away. I mean it disappeared. It took about two years to taper off the medicine, as my immune system was repairing itself, but now I take no medicine at all and my levels are normal. This episode was a window into the medical system which tries to take what amounts to a 'condition', and treat it like a terminal illness, requiring the purchase of medicine for the rest of one's life. That old Italian saying is really true in this case: You can pay the grocer, or you can pay the doctor.