Good luck Shrimp! No easy task to make the right choices on your path to health. I look back at college days and recall ALL the things that affected my health negatively -- college stress, family stress, college dining refined and/or processed foods (Big Agra cereal, pasta, bread ALL DAY, pesticide-salad greens and vegs probably covered with antifungals and bromides which adversely affect endocrine glands, soda, mochas with HFCS, etc) -- BLAAARGH!
You probably had more vaccinations (mercury) for HepB, menigitis, swine flu and annual influenza... WHAT A TOXIC BURDEN TO BEAR in addition to said new amalgams.
We could single out 'metals' but it's not the only toxic burden unfortunately.
It sounds like your endgame goal is: health, recovery of thyroid/adrenals/gonads, and eventually ROCKSTAR fertility and non-autistic, healthy children. No?
Yeah, IMHO I'd concur that you don't want hypometabolism (a form of cr*p hibernation), excessively low body temps or sluggish functioning. Under these circumstances, the kids produced (if even fertility) studies show have lower IQ when TSH is > 2.0 (although likely savant and ASD/ADD spectrum). Thyroid demands are HUGE during pregnancy as this is one of the prime hormonal regulators of transformation, development and neurologic and physiologic growth... (take away thyroid from developing tadpoles and they don't morph).
You will get there. Many of us are or have. Dave Asprey lost 100 lbs, cured the adrenals/thyroid, reversed his Asperger's and is 'done'. ha ahaa! See page 9 of the Roger Lawson interview where he tells me how... (chelation, addressing overgrowth issues (candida), adrenals -- well that was dinner -- 10 g salt daily, sometimes glandulars, biofeedback with high tech which is like meditation, paleo diet, blah blah)