11 tips to fix thyroid problems naturally

There are ways to fix thyroid problems naturally.  I have had a couple people in my life in recent weeks that are suffering from thyroid problems, diagnosed by their doctors.  After asking them some questions about their condition, it became apparent that neither they nor their doctors knew much about their condition.  As usual their medical doctors prescribed each of them some drugs and sent them on their way.  None of them knew what drugs they were taking nor did they know the cause to their disorders.  I can’t help but get frustrated with people who don’t ask their doctors questions because some precieved since of authority.  You are the authority on your health and body, don’t  just follow anybody’s advice blindly.  I care very much and want to inform people that there are ways to prevent or even how they can fix thyroid problems naturally.

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What is the thyroid and what does it do?

The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck, and it influences almost all of the metabolic processes in the body through the hormones it produces. Thyroid problems can range from a somewhat enlarged gland that doesn’t need treatment, to life-threatening cancer.

Abnormal production of thyroid hormones is most common. Depending on how much or how little hormone your thyroid produces, it can cause fatigue, restlessness, weight loss or weight gain. Too much hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism, while insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism. The effects of a thyroid disorder causes discomfort, to say the least.  Most thyroid problems can be managed naturally. If you are suffering with a thyroid disorder, certain supplements can be effective at naturally supporting overall thyroid health.  Your diet also has a significant impact on your energy, weight and overall thyroid health.  There are certain foods that should be avoided if you want to fix thyroid problems naturally.

11 tips to fix thyroid problems naturally

Food to be avoided to prevent a thyroid disorder from becoming worse:

1. Sugar

Many people suffering from Hypothyroidism find themselves gaining weight. This is because Hypothyroidism can cause the metabolism to slow down.  If you have hypothyroidism, you’ll want to avoid foods with excess amounts of sugar. Sugary foods have little to no nutrients and are loaded with empty calories.  Reduce the amount  of sugar you consume. This should help with weight loss and improve your health.

2. Fried Foods

If you have a thyroid disorder, it’s best to eliminate fried foods from your diet. Fried foods as well as heavily processed foods interfere with the thyroid’s ability to produce hormone.  It’s is good to reduce your intake of these foods and processed fats such as mayonnaise and margarine.

 3. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae). Eating cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage can interfere with the production of thyroid hormone. These vegetables can block the thyroid’s ability to absorb iodine, which is imperative for keeping the thyroid functioning properly. If you have a thyroid disorder try limiting your intake of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips. If you are consuming cruciferous vegetables, you should cook them first. Cooking them reduces the effect they can have on the thyroid gland.

4. Soy

If you suffer from hyperthyroidism, it’s best to stay away from soy. Soy can inhibit the absorption of the thyroid hormone. Processed forms of soy such as shakes, soy bars, soy milk, and supplements can make things worse. Try to eliminate soy completely. If you can’t eliminate soy from your diet stick to fermented forms such as tempeh, and consume it in small quantities. Those with hypothyroidism don’t need to worry about avoiding soy, but since most soy is GMO and designed to be heavily sprayed with weed poison, it is imperative to only consume organic soy products.

5. Gluten

Gluten contains a protein known as gliadin, which is foreign to the human body. The thyroid contains an enzyme that is similar to the protein, so when gluten is consumed, the immune system triggers an attack response on both the protein and the enzyme. A gluten intolerance is often hard to recognize with hypothyroidism, because the symptoms — bloating, abdominal pain, and digestive problems — tend to overlap. Gluten can be found in foods that are processed from wheat, barley, rye and other grains. If you do choose to eat gluten with a thyroid disorder, whole-grain varieties of bread, pasta and rice are recommended.

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6. Iodine

Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet.  If you do not have enough iodine in your body, you cannot make enough thyroid hormone. Thus, iodine deficiency can lead to enlargement of the thyroid (goiter), hypothyroidism and to mental retardation in infants and children whose mothers were iodine deficient during pregnancy. Click Here for more information on Iodine

7. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha root is an adaptogenic herb which helps you adapt and deal with stress. Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. Ashwagandha may be the most effective at naturally supporting overall thyroid health especially for hypothyroidism & Hashimoto’s. Studies show ashwagandha was able to help hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism

8. Selenium

Selenium has very powerful antioxidant functions. Selenium helps balance T4 in your hormones. Adding a selenium supplement has been shown to benefit thyroid function.

9. B-vitamins

Thiamine & Vitamin B-12 can help improve thyroid function. People on a plant based or vegetarian diet are absolutely going to be deficient on vitamin B-12 and are also likely to be deficient in thiamine (B1) as well.

10. Probiotics

Probiotics are critical for digestion function.  Thyroid conditions have been linked to a condition known as leaky gut.  Leaky gut is known to cause inflammation throughout the body. It also can cause inflammation of the the thyroid gland.

11. Bromelain

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme.  proteolytic enzymes reduce inflammation.  This is especially true for people with an autoimmune disease like hashimoto’s disease. A bromelain supplement can reduce inflammation of the thyroid.

 

You should speak with your doctor and consider all options including ways to fix thyroid problems naturally.

 

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