You may wonder if there’s a way to deal with your hypothyroidism “naturally. ” I hear this question frequently from readers. To answer the question, the first step is defining what you mean by “natural.” For some patients and practitioners, treating hypothyroidism naturally means prescription thyroid treatment — by using natural desiccated thyroid drug, such as Armour or Nature-throid. These prescription drugs are naturally derived from porcine thyroid, but these are FDA-regulated, prescription drugs. Others view natural as meaning a treatment plan that does NOT include a prescription drug, but is developed and overseen by a trained practitioners, such as naturopath, holistic physician, Traditional Chinese Medicine expert, or herbalist.