Thyroid is another most evident problem among the people. Basically Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in neck .it is considered as a chief gland of energy and metabolism and keeps cells doing their jobs
Thyroid is another most evident problem among the people. Basically Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in neck . It is considered as a chief gland of energy and metabolism and keeps cells doing their jobs. Health problems causes because over or under function of this gland.
The thing which makes this disease crucial is to cure this disease we need to get the source of imbalance and just focusing on the suppression of symptoms with medication is not at all sufficient approach. One can able to heal it naturally with diet, lifestyle and mega doses of selfcare. Though it won’t happen overnight it will take some time, but definitely give you result.
Making dietary changes is the first line of defense in treating hypothyroidism and adding a
change in life-style will add merits to it. The daily living, eating plan is a great place to start.
1. Add nutrient:
Deficiency of vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, iodine may cause the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Having enough of this minerals and micro-nutrients are important for fighting hypothyroid diseases. It’s commonly believed that hypothyroid is caused due to insufficient iodine but it’s not true there may be some other deficiency too. Adding primary and secondary source of iodine is better option then iodine supplements.
- Primary source of iodine- sea vegetables and sea foods, while secondary source- egg,asparagus, lima beans, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seed, garlic.
- Optimal vitamin D level should be between 50-80 ng/ml.
- Omega-3 source- fish, grassfed animal products, flaxseeds, walnuts.
2. 100% gluten-free:
Due to similar molecular composition thyroid tissue and gluten some people think that it will be good for thyroid imbalance problem. But it’s a case of mistaken identity. Eating gluten can increase the autoimmune attack on thyroid.
3. Do yoga:
The yoga asanas are very helpful to stimulate and support the entire endocrine system of body. The shoulder-stand (sarvangasana) is especially beneficial for stimulating the thyroid gland and helps in balancing thyroid.
4. Eat vegetables:
We all know veggies are good for health. It also helps in case of hypothyroid as they are good natural source of iodine specially sea vegetables, spinach, beans etc.
5. Support your adrenals:
There is deep connection between thyroid and adrenal glands. As they work together its uncommon to have hypothyroidism without some level of adrenal fatigue. Taking adaptogens, which are herbs for adrenals support and an energy formula that helps to fight fatigue is recommended.
6. Get fat:
Hormonal imbalance which includes thyroid hormones can be caused due to insufficient fat and cholesterol in the body. Actually fat is your friend and cholesterol is precursor to hormone pathway, so getting healthy fat and good cholesterol is very important for thyroid balance.
Healthy fat includes - olive oil, ghee, avocados, flax seeds, nuts, yogurt, cottage cheese and coconut milk products.
7. Slow down eating:
This is a good health advice that –“set down, slow down, breath and chew your food.” As the thyroid gland is located in throat it literally connects mind and body and when we rush while eating the connection is weaken. Since thyroid is master of metabolism so eating slowly will help in proper communication regarding the food we are eating.