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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
7 Steps to Better Thyroid Health
Tired? Mental Fog? Nervousness? Did you know
that your thyroid gland may be the issue? Your thyroid plays a part in almost
every other system in your body. It is often called the
master gland. All other
bodily systems also affect your thyroid. As a result, symptoms of thyroid
imbalance may begin when your thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones,
or when there are imbalances in other body processes that interfere with your
Hormones can rejuvenate, regenerate and restore.
They are powerful chemical messengers that circulate throughout the body and
travel to specific cells to orchestrate many vital internal functions. Low
thyroid affects more than 30 million women and 15 million men. Hypothyroidism is
far more prevalent than once thought. Some experts believe that anywhere
between 10 and 40 percent of Americans has a sub-optimal thyroid function.
Thyroid hormones are used by every cell of your body to regulate metabolism and
body weight by controlling the burning of fat for energy and heat. They're also
required for optimal brain function and development in children. If you feel
sluggish and tired, have difficulty losing weight, have dry skin, hair loss,
constipation, cold sensitivity, and/or lack of sweating, these could be signs
of hypothyroidism. Having a healthy thyroid is a critical step in
balancing your body to achieve optimal, vibrant health.
Here is my 7 Step Guide
to Healthy Hormones.
Treat the Underlying Causes — Identify
and treat the underlying causes of hypothyroidism, like food allergies, gluten,
heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.
Optimize Your Nutrition — Support your
thyroid with optimal nutrition, including foods that contain iodine, zinc,
omega-3 fats, selenium, and more.
Minimize Stress — Eliminate adrenal
exhaustion and minimize stress by engaging in a comprehensive stress management
Exercise — Engage in thyroid stimulating
exercise, which boosts thyroid function.
Supplement — Use supplements to help
enhance thyroid function, including all the nutrients needed for proper thyroid
metabolism and function.
Detoxification Therapy - Eliminate
stored toxins which interfere with thyroid function by detoxing the heavy
metals through IV Chelation therapy, Oral Chelation, Cilantro (supplement),
Calli Herbal Tea, saunas and/or heat therapy.
Thyroid Hormones — Use thyroid hormone
replacement therapy to help support your thyroid gland.