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The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland that sits right below the Adam's apple and influences over 300 metabolic responseses in the body. If we have too much thyroid, it causes problems, and if we don't have enough, then it causes problems. It is more common for people to have too little than too much.
It is estimated that 23% of Americans( over 20 million) have been diagnosed with thyroid disease and over 60% have gone un- diagnosed.
dry and coarse skin or hair
nervousness and tremors
puffy around the eyes and face
cold hands, feet or butt.
always feeling cold
sparse outer eyebrows
bruising and clotting problems
memory problems, foggy thinking
Intolerant to heat
high strung/ moody
thin skin/ brittle hair
rapid eye movment
rapid weight loss
If you suspect that you are having thyroid issues, it is important to get a blood test. You will need to check with your Doctor and make sure that they test for TSH, T3, and T4. If they don't do a full test, then it is easy to be misdiagnosed. Don't assume that they are testing for all three. You must take responsibility for your health. If they confirm that you do have low thyroid you want to make sure that they put you on an all natural thyroid like Armour and nothing synthetic.
Add to your diet
Add in good healthy fats. coconut oil and real organic grass fed butter or ghee
Get plenty of protein , grass fed and organic
sea vegetables and fish , yogurt, eggs
Juice! add fresh vegetable juices into your diet
Remove from your diet
Fluoride. do not drink tap water or water from the fridge filter. Water
remove gluten from the diet 100% and remove sugar and fake sweeteners as well
Remove any processed foods, nothing that comes in a box or package.
Add supplements into you diet
I believe that just about every illness and health problem comes down to two things. Toxic overload and lack of vital nutrients. Unfortunately, it is the world we live in. Toxic chemicals surround us and because the way our food is grown it is damn near impossible to get the nutrients we need from food alone. Supplements are becoming mandatory.
For starters, we all need a good multi vitamin. It is important to go with a vitamin that is 100% food based. Nothing synthetic, synthetic vitamins do more harm than good. I take Zeal for Life. It does require a membership to buy it, you can order it here, or sometimes you can find it on eBay. Another superb quality vitamin is Synergy. They have Synergy for her and Synergy for him.
Iodine is critical for low thyroid. In fact, iodine deficiency is one of the leading causes of low thyroid. Again, the quality is imperative. I use Nascent Iodine because it is a consumable iodine in its atomic form rather than its molecular form. A little goes a long way. I only take 10 drops a day and just add it to my Zeal. There are also some good thyroid supplements that have iodine in them. Mega Food has a good one.
Magnesium is paramount for a healthy thyroid and another significant cause for all sorts of issues. You can read more about the importance of magnesium here, in my article on magnesium deficiency symptoms. My favorite magnesium supplement is Ionic Magnesium.
Adaptogens that help us deal with stress are also crucial . We live in a very hectic and fast- paced world, and it puts our body's under a lot of stress which raises our cortisol levels. High cortisol levels make us gain weight around the middle and throws the rest of our hormones like thyroid out of balance and also causes adrenal fatigue. One of my favorites is Rhodiola Rosea. It is like a natural anti- depressant/ anxiety pill without any side effects. Ashwagandha is another good one. And I also like Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Daily Support which is a blend of several adaptogens.
B vitamins are extremely important to a healthy thyroid and deficiency in b vitamins, and a problem thyroid tends to go hand in hand. Again I can't stress enough the importance of QUALITY supplements. If you take a B complex vitamin and your pee is bright yellow, afterwards that means that your body isn't absorbing it. Good quality vitamins are more expensive but it is better than pissing your money away on crappy vitamins - no pun intended . Also if you buy quality vitamins, you don't need to take as much or as many. Here is by far the best B vitamin complex I have found.
Fish oil is also important for a healthy thyroid as well as good health in general. By far the most superior is Green Pasture's Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend cinnamon flavor. I take this and mix it with the skate liver oil and some coconut oil. And then mix it in with my protein shakes. You can also get this in capsules, but you get way more bang for the buck getting it in liquid form. Another good fish oil supplement is Nordic Naturals.
Probiotics we all need probiotics. Gut health is vital and plays a huge role in our overall health. In fact, our guts being out of whack is what leads to being deficient in a lot of other nutrients because we aren't absorbing our nutrients as well as we should. Making kombucha tea, water kefir, sauerkraut, yogurt and other fermented foods go a long way in healing our gut. Also filtering the water we shower in helps tremendously. But as far as taking a probiotic supplement the most superior would be VSL3. With my second choice being Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii.
All of these supplements, not only will they help support the thyroid function. But they will also go a long way in balancing the entire body.
Here are some of my references as well as books I recommend