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June 23, 2018
Signs You Have A Thyroid Problem And Solutions For It
It’s estimated that as many as 25 million Americans have a thyroid problem, and half of them have no idea that they do. Hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid, accounts for 90% of all thyroid imbalances.
The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the center of your neck, is the master gland of metabolism. How well your thyroid is functioning is inter-related with every system in your body. If your thyroid is not running optimally, then neither are you.
Signs Of An Under-Active Thyroid :
Fatigue after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or needing to take a nap daily.
Weight gain or the inability to lose weight.
Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety or depression.
Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility and low sex drive.
Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or tendonitis.
Cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others are not, or having a body temperature consistently below 98.5.
Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss.
Mind issues such as brain fog, poor concentration or poor memory.
Neck swelling, snoring or hoarse voice.
Things You Can Do To Improve Your Thyroid Function?
Make sure you are taking a high quality multivitamin with Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin D, and B vitamins.
Go gluten-free! If you have Hashimoto’s, try going completely grain and legume free.
Deal with your stress and support your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands and thyroid work hand and hand. I recommend restorative yoga and adaptogenic herbs such as this blend by Pure Encapsulations, which support the adrenal glands in coping with stress.
Get 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night.
Have a biological dentist safely remove any amalgam fillings you may have.
Watch your intake of raw goitrogens. There is a bit of a debate surrounding this.
Get fluoride, bromide and chlorine out of your diet and environment.
Heal your gut. A properly functioning digestive system (gut) is critical to good health.
How To Heal Your Gut Naturally
Find a functional medicine doctor in your area and have them run the above laboratory test and work with you to find your root cause of the thyroid imbalance.