About Me

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Kehau Martinez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and environmental advocate. Following her heart, she decided to become a health coach to empower other women who struggle with thyroid and adrenal imbalances. Today, she supports women who have thyroid imbalances to lose weight, increase energy and thrive.

Kehau received her Health Coaching training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Chapman University as well as certifications in Animal Communication, Reiki, Spinning® and the Access Consciousness Bars®. Additionally, she is certified in Raindrop Technique® and uses genuine essential oils to perform this application of oils which detoxifies the body, empowering it to restore balance and promotes spinal health.

Kehau leads workshops, teaches classes and offers one-on-one, group and corporate coaching sessions as well as individual sessions for Raindrop Technique® or The Bars®.

KehauMartinez@DiscoverYourHealthySelf.com

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34 Responses to About Me

  1. P kline says:

    My thyroid levels are normal but I have really enlarged nodules. Is myrtle effective to reduce them?

    • Hi,

      Everyone is different so it may help you to use Myrtle. Its worth a shot – its an inexpensive way to see how it goes for you and your body plus you get the benefits of Myrtle in your system! Im sure your body would be happy about that! 🙂
      You may wanna check out http://www.ylsearch.com & see if others have info on this particular situation. I have personally not known anyone who tried using Myrtle for this, so I cant share any experiences.

      Have a good day!

  2. Jill M. says:

    Dear Kehau,
    I found your article on using essential oils for thyroid (https://kehaumartinez.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/essential-oils-instead-of-thyroid-meds/). On September 12, 2014, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. My TSH level is high at 33.28 (normal range used was 0.450-4.500). My Triiodothyronine Free Serum is within normal range at 2.7 (normal range used was 2.0-4.4) so at least I’m OK here. My T4 Free, Direct is low at 0.59 (normal range used was 0.82-1.77) and my Thyroid Peroxidase is quite high at 122 (normal range used 0-34). My doctor said I have Hashimoto’s based on my thyroid peroxidase # (122) and put me on Tirosint thyroid medication. I started the medication (much to my TOTAL stubbornness and dismay) on September 14th. I am taking it because I am desperate. I do NOT like taking medication and have done so much research on trying to heal myself holistically. However, I felt I had to take the medication because I have such horrible symptoms of hypothyroidism (I actually thought all of these symptoms I was having were due to menopause – I am 48 and going through that now). I am horribly depressed (this by far being the worst symptom), I am moody and cranky, I have a total loss of libido (which is awful, my poor handsome husband, lol), fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, memory loss, pain and muscle stiffness, etc. So, I felt I had to at least start somewhere. I also have been having some heart palpitations which I hear can also be a side affect of an under active thyroid, but can also be a side effect of an overactive thyroid. I am going to see a cardiologist tomorrow for this. They are not bad, maybe once a week (if that) and last for a few seconds, but I am still concerned. I’m feeling so lost and just have no sense of direction on where to go with this. I do feel a little bit better since starting the Tirosint, but I am really struggling over here. I go back for blood work in about six weeks for a recheck on my thyroid numbers. My main question is, can I use the Peppermint, Lemongrass, Endoflex, and Frankincense while taking the Tirosint medication? Or do I have to stop the Tirosint BEFORE using these oils? I would appreciate any guidance you can give me. Thank you so much – Jill.

  3. Jill M. says:

    Hi Kehau, thank you for your reply! I’m definitely going to try the oils (will order them ASAP!) and thank you for the websites you attached. I will read through everything. I need this – thank YOU. If you feel anything else would be help to me, please let me know. Thank you again so much!! I really appreciate it.

    • You’re quite welcome 🙂 Let me know if you need help ordering the oils (totally no pressure if you have another Young Living rep to order through but if you want to order through me the offer is there, just let me know).

      Wishing you the best!

      • Jill M. says:

        I actually have a Retail Customer account with them; but was just thinking I should upgrade to Wholesale Member – I’m thinking that would benefit me in the long run because their products are beyond wonderful and fabulous! If I need assistance, I will most certainly reach out. Also, thank you for those website links you provided. I am finding them chock-full of so much useful information. The information about the adrenal glands and people with Hashimoto’s suffering from low cortisol, etc., is really helpful!

      • Oh great! Yeah, the wholesale will save you money in the long run 🙂 Im glad youre enjoying the websites!!

  4. Jill M. says:

    Also, I am on the lowest dosage of the thyroid medication and I’m praying and hoping with the addition of the oils that I don’t need to change the dosage, and eventually (once I get my levels down) stop the medication altogether.

  5. Jill M. says:

    Kehau, I just wanted to thank you for all of the website information again. If there are any other websites or any other information you would be willing to share, I’d appreciate that. I am thankful I found your blog. 🙂 I will let you know how I am progressing with the oils. So far, I’ve been on Tirosint since September 14th. I do feel a bit better, however, I am having some headaches which is a side affect of the medication. I’m also a bit irritable and anxious, but I was before the medication and I blame that on my thyroid, lol, because it certainly isn’t me! haha Other than the headaches, I really don’t believe I have any other side affects that I am aware of. I’m praying the oils pick up where the medication can’t. Stay blessed.

  6. Youre so welcome! I hope that you are doing fabulously!!

    • Jill M. says:

      Hi Kehau, how are you doing? I just wanted to let you know that I had to stop my tirosint medication because after being on only the lowest dosage possible for not even one full month…my TSH level shot down to 0.028 – which is way low. My doctor advised to stop taking it immediately. I started using essential oils about one week after starting the medication. I layered Endoflex, Peppermint, and Lemongrass on my adrenals, thyroid area, (and bottoms of my feet at night) two times per day. I feel SO…MUCH…BETTER!! I really do! I did make some future appointments to follow up on blood work, and I’m also going to meet with a functional medicine doctor as well. I just wanted to let you know that I already feel a huge difference since starting the oils! I’ve also lost some weight too. I am also going to add Frankincense to the mix. It was out of stock when I placed my original order. Just wanted to update you. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! I will stay in touch. Stay blessed.

      • YAY! That is so great to hear! I am so happy for you 🙂 Great timing with the holidays coming up too! Woohoo!
        Keep me updated….Id love to hear how it goes.
        Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Miriam Caccese says:

    Hi Kehau! I found your website by accident while researching if I could use EO’s to help my hypothyroidism. I want to discontinue my meds badly! I am thrilled and blessed to have found your site. I sent the contact form for a 50 minute consultation and am very interested in learning more about gluten and what oils and supplements I can use to replace my synthroid and cytomel completely. I am determined to do this and not scared to go cold turkey to achieve it! Please contact me asap so I can order what I need to order to get started. I have attempted to go GF in the past but since I don’t have a digestive reaction to gluten, I have given it up. I need your help, coaching, mentoring and advice asap. I am looking forward to improving my life for the better with your help and hopefully passing that on to others in the future! Thanks!!!!

    • Hey Miriam!

      Well, first comment I want to make is about going cold turkey. That’s def not the way I would recommend getting off of your meds. Its what I did, but its not the easiest nor the best way to go about it. Slowly cutting back is usually the safest and causes the least symptoms for people, although symptoms will sometimes pop back up while decreasing it even if you do it slowly. It would prob be best to work with your doctor to slowly wean off of them and consistently get labs done during this process so you can see how things are going.
      Secondly, even though you may not feel digestive issues with gluten your thyroid antibodies don’t like it 🙂 Some people have horrible symptoms when they eat gluten while others can have no symptoms at all from it. However, all people with Hashimoto’s (according to what doctors and recent research says) have a reaction to it. Usually it shows in the form of TPOab going up. So even if you feel like gluten is okay it is still a really smart idea to go GF given your diagnosis 🙂 Remember that 90%+ of people diagnosed with hypothyroidism actually have Hashimotos, they are just misdiagnosed. Something to keep in mind during treatment as the autoimmune aspect should not be ignored.
      Ill be emailing you!

  8. Dear Kehau,
    I just wanted to update you about my progress with the essential oils and my thyroid. I will provide a more detailed update as soon as I write it (I’d like to provide as much information as I can so it can help others as well). But, real quick…I’ve been using the Endoflex, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Frankincense essential oils since mid October and just recently got my blood work done and I am in perfect range, my dear!! The “only” number that is a bit off is my thyroid antibodies (Hashimoto’s), but I even managed to bring that down from 122 to 45! And NO medication! I am super proud as a peacock! I am so grateful I found your website and for all of the information you provided to help others. Also, I found a great amount of extremely helpful guidance and information from the thyroid pharmacist website you provided (www.thyroidpharmacist.com – Izabella Wentz). As soon as I have a chance to sit down and write a more detailed update, I will post it. Thank you and God bless. ~ Jill

    • Oh, Jill, that is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing!! Im really happy you are doing better and your labs sound like they are looking really good! Fabulous news!! I couldn’t be happier for you!

      Take care!

  9. Dear Kehau,

    Here is the full update I promised.

    In September of 2014, I went for my physical and my TSH level was high. I have to admit, I was feeling horrible…very anxious, crabby, and really overwhelmed over everything – things that should have not made me feel that way. I also was feeling a tad-bit depressed. I was losing my hair in the shower; not a horrible amount, but enough to definitely notice something just wasn’t right. Not that I was happy about my thyroid…but, I was thrilled to find out the cause of all my issues.
    The doctor prescribed Tirosint, 50 milligrams a day. I was very stubborn about taking the medication, and delayed it for a few days and figured since my symptoms were so bad, that I should really take the medication. At the same time, I also started using Lemongrass Essential Oil. It was the only oil I had at the time, but figured something was better than nothing. I didn’t have Endoflex, Peppermint, or Frankincense. I immediately ordered the other oils I didn’t have, and as soon as I got them, I started using them and then about one month later, I added Frankincense to the mixture. It didn’t take long for me to start feeling better.

    Fast forward to end of October after being on the medication for about one month…my TSH levels shot down very low. The doctor said to stop taking the medication and come back in a couple weeks for another TSH blood test. (Perhaps the oils on top of the medication may have been a bit much, I do not know, but nonetheless, my numbers are close to perfect now). After those two weeks, my TSH level got even a bit lower.

    I stopped taking the medication and continued using all of the essential oils I mentioned above. I used them two-three times per day (depending on my schedule – typically on the weekends, I used them three times…during the week, twice – morning and evening). I rubbed them on my thyroid area, on my adrenal areas on my back, and on my feet, top and bottom. I massaged the oils in really well. I used my intuition, and sometimes I used a bit more Peppermint.

    Fast forward to January 6th. Check out the table below and LOOK at those beautiful numbers! The only number that is a bit off is my thyroid antibodies – which is indicative of Hashimoto’s. Please note that number was 122, and it is now only 45! I think the reason the oils worked so quickly was because I caught it just in the nick of time and was consistent, thorough, and dedicated.

    I always went for follow-up blood work, and also saw an Endocrinologist, who quite honestly, was not at ALL thrilled about my using the essential oils. She said there’s no scientific proof that they work (even though I was standing right in front of her and feeling a thousand times better!) She is a conventional medicine doctor – what can I say? (lol) She also said that if my numbers continued to flip flop the way they were that she was going to medicate me and “force” my thyroid to be underactive. Umm, NO. First words out of my mouth to that were, “no, you’re not”. Needless to say, she couldn’t even try to medicate me because my numbers came back close to perfect! (please see chart below). The 1/6/15 column shows my most recent numbers. I also hope the table posts correctly on the blog (paws crossed!) 🙂 The only number that is off now is my antibodies. 45 – not too shabby! 🙂

    The oils work for me. I take no medication at all whatsoever for anything. I do, however, take organic supplements recommended by Izabella Wentz – http://www.thyroidpharmacist.com

    I pray this information helps another. Thank you, Kehau, for your words of wisdom and for posting the information regarding the oils. You have helped me tremendously!!

    9/8/14 10/24/14 11/7/14 1/6/15
    TSH 33.28 0.028 0.020 1.60
    Triiodothyronine, Free, Serum 2.7 3.6 2.9
    Triiodothyronine, T3 125
    Thyroid Peroxidase (antibodies) 122 45
    T4, Free, Direct 0.59 1.97 1.26 1.00
    Thyroid Stim Immunoglobulln 85

    • OK, the table did not post correctly 😦
      But the numbers are still in the right order LOL. just have to piece it together.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to write that, Jill!! That’s awesome! I am so happy for you and excited that your numbers look great and that you FEEL fabulous!! Im happy I could help by sharing my story 🙂 I think you telling everyone about your experience will help many others as well!
      I also love Izabella Wentz – isn’t she great?
      Id love to hear from you periodically to see how you do over time.
      In the meantime, enjoyyyyy life! Woohoo!!

      • Yes, I will update you as time goes by. I promise! And yes, I learned a boat load from Izabella and her book. Thank you again for providing her website for me! You rescued me, lol 🙂

      • Jill M. says:

        Hi Kehau, how are you? I desperately need to order some essential oils from Young Living. I just tried to place an order and it did not go through. I am not sure why. Can I sign up under you please?

  10. Stephanie Doerr says:

    Hi Kehau,

    Thank you so much for the information. I have had Hosimoto’s for nine years now and it has been a long hard road that the endocrinologists just don’t seem to understand. My body reacts opposite to everything they say the medicine will do. Last year I couldn’t take it any more and just stopped taking the medicine. At first I felt so much better than I had in years, but then gradually got worse. I was using Myrh and Frankencense at that time, but had not heard of endoflex. By November my antibodies had decreased from 350 to 47. However, my TSH had gone up to 192. So I went back on Tirosent and T3 and now my antibodies are back up in the 90s. I want so badly to get off the medicine and just live a normal life. I would love to try the endoflex, but I am allergic to seseme seed oil. I am also allergic to mints. Any suggestions you have would be wonderful?

    I have to also mention how so happy I am for Jill. To see at least someone that will not have to suffer with this disease is great.

    Thank you,

    Stephanie

    • Hi Stephanie,
      Perhaps try getting the oils that are in Endoflex separately. Then you can create your own blend that wont have the items youre allergic to! 🙂
      Sometimes your antibodies will go down bc the body is too exhausted to produce them. It reaches a point where it cannot make them anymore, so actually to have the antibodies go back up can sometimes be a positive thing bc you are actually moving in the right direction. That might be a little confusing (Dr Wentz describes this in her book in detail) but it happens fairly often.

      I would recommend checking out a few sites:
      http://www.HopeForHashimotos.com and watch the video series
      http://www.ThyroidPharmacist.com —> Izabella Wentz is AMAZING and I would HIGHLY suggest getting her book!! It will change your life. Peruse her website as well and subscribe to her newsletter. She is really good at gathering many top notch doctors who really know their thyroid info. If she does another Thyroid Summit please make sure you listen to it!
      Wishing you the best! ❤

    • Stephanie, I also want to add that I also recommend you get the book by Izabella Wentz. Her book (http://www.amazon.com/Hashimotos-Thyroiditis-Lifestyle-Interventions-Treating/dp/0615825796) is where I got all of the information for the supplements that I take as well. One more important thing to add, I just got the results from my second thyroid ultrasound. Not only is my thyroid not as heterogenous (bumpy) as it was 6 months ago, but the nodule I have has gotten smaller. I am so incredibly grateful and thankful that I found Kehau’s website. I REALLY am. Just take it one day at a time. The oils work wonders! Just avoid the ones you are allergic to, but use all the rest. Consistency with the oils and supplements works.

  11. Stephanie Doerr says:

    I have Izabella Wentz’s book and love it. Also, my ND/accupunctuist uses her book in her practice. Most of her suggestions for supplements I have been taking for years, well, the ones that I am not allergic to. That’s why I am looking into using more essential oils to help balance my hormones and hopefully to get my antibodies down.

  12. Jill M. says:

    Kehau, never mind. My Young Living account is fine…I just needed to update my credit card expiry date! OMG, lol. Sorry dear! I hope you are well and many blessings!

    • holly says:

      Jill, in your oil mix can you share how much of each you mix together (how many drops)? I want to try it. Thanks!

      • Jill M. says:

        Hi Holly, below is the link which has the oil chart that I use to blend the carrier oil with the essential oils. I use the tablespoon one and triple that to 3 tablespoons of carrier oil, then I add the essential oils to that. I add Endoflex, Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Frankincense. (Sometimes I also add Myrtle). I also add between 5% and 10% to my mixture…closer to 10% as I can get. I have to be careful, Peppermint is really strong and my skin will rash if I add too much. It’s trial and error at first. But it’s easy once you get the hang of it. I would use 3 tablespoons of carrier oil, and then add about 15-20 drops each of the essentials – try that. Everybody’s different. Use your intuition and judgment and you’ll be just fine. Good luck, Holly!

        Copy and paste the entire link below into your browser and you should immediately get the chart:

      • Jill M. says:

        The chart got pasted in. Yay! So, now you’ve got it. I use it all the time! Good luck!

    • Hehe no problem! I saw that you had figured it out – at least it’s a nice and easy fix 🙂

      • Jill M. says:

        Yes, thank you so much! I can’t live without my oils, lol. I think I also have Fibromyalgia which is just awful. So, I’m blending oils left, right, and center, to try to make myself feel better. It’s working! I feel so much better now that I realized that I’m pretty certain that’s what I’ve got on top of Hashimoto’s. But, their all autoimmune disorders, so I am not surprised I have it. Moving forward and staying strong! 🙂 Stay blessed!

      • Oh man. Well, I’m glad the oils are helping!! That is no fun. You’re right though, once we have one autoimmune we have a tendency of getting another. Make sure you are addressing gut health in all of this to prevent further dis-ease!

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