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Thyroid Health Blog


The thyroid is a gland that sits at the bottom of the throat under the adam's apple.  It is butterfly shaped and plays a vital role in hormone production and regulation. The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. The main hormone that is secreted is called thyroxine, also known as T4, T3, and TSH. Thyroid hormones work throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth and development and body temperature. Research suggests that 1 in 2 Americans are living with undiagnosed thyroid disorder, whether it be Graves’ Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism), Hashimoto's Disease (autoimmune hypothyroidism), Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland), or Thyroid Cancer.  Before diving into a full blown thyroid diagnosis, It’s important to identify thyroid symptoms.


Common thyroid symptoms:


-Fatigue/weakness

-Depression/anxiety

-Insomnia

-Enlarged thyroid gland

-Weight gain/weight loss

-Memory loss

-Hair loss

-Brain fog/confusion/trouble making decisions

-Loss of libido

-Bulging eyes

-Dizziness/nauseousness

-Intolerance to cold/hot

-Muscle aches/cramps

-Constipation/diarrhea

-Heart palpitations/enlarged Heart

-Joint aches/pains


Tips for thyroid health:

-Avoid fluoridated water and get a reverse osmosis system 

-Avoid plastic water bottles and containers

-Eat organic free range meat

-Eat organic vegetables and fruit

-Limit seafood intake due to heavy metals and high contamination

-Avoid chemicals such as GMO, food coloring, food additives, MSG

-Avoid inflammatory foods; gluten, grains, dairy, soy, sugar, corn, nightshades, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods

-Try an Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP) to eliminate symptoms or to go into remission 

-Avoid high intensity and heavy workouts

-Engage in relaxation techniques; these help to calm the nervous system and improve immune function


Read the following:

-Autoimmune Thyroid and Thyroid Connection by Dr. Amy Myers 

thyroidbook.com; “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms when my lab tests are normal?” 

Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease

-Work with a Functional Medicine Dr. or Naturopathic Dr. to get to the root of the issue

-Balance blood sugar

-Replenish your vitamins and minerals; magnesium, selenium, vitamin D, fish oil, multivitamin

-Heal your gut

-Rule out/heal Epstein Barr Virus

-Take your thyroid medication as prescribed by your doctor

-Monitor T3, T4, and TSH regularly 

-Test your thyroid antibodies; Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody; Thyroglobulin Antibody; Thyroid -Stimulating Hormone Receptor Antibody

-Test neurotransmitters

-Test hormones


Sign up for the Thyroid 30 Day Reset here: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/habit?k_class_tab=20121&uid=0&id_class_tab=2

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